Round 20 SuperCoach Panic Room

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We’re here folks, week 1 of SuperCoach finals action!

Now has never been a better time to appease the SuperCoach Gods. An early injury to a premium can derail your week completely, if it happens this week and you’re in an elimination final it’s curtains for you in 2018. So do whatever it takes; goat sacrifice, rum can pyramid, anything!

Patch making his offer to the SuperCoach Gods during the week

Round 20 is shaping up to be pretty special before the ball has even been bounced. We’ll be seeing Swan Alex Johnson against the Pies on Saturday night after 2,136 days on the sidelines. Nathan Freeman will make his debut 1,718 days after being drafted, and after returns of 25 and 32 possessions in Adelaide’s SANFL side, Brodie Smith makes his return just 11 months after rupturing his ACL.

SuperCoach finals fever has hit Jock Reynolds HQ this week. Patch returns from his hiatus with no explanation on his whereabouts over the past few weeks, joining Lek for some shouty shenanigans and more finals advice than you can poke a SuperCoach sized stick at. Barron went a bit hard at 3am kebab during the week and is sick as a dog, so Damo has stepped up to provide us with an Around the Grounds and his usual cheat sheet. Captains this week are crucial, get the lowdown with Patch right here.


Connor Menadue gets another chance to impress tonight as the Tigers take on Geelong at G. Dion Prestia is out with a busted rib. At Geelong, man mountain Ryan Abbott (RUC – 123.9k) will make his debut and Jamaine Jones has been recalled. Tom Stewart and Quinton Narkle miss out.

Essendon have made no changes for their clash against Hawthorn on Saturday. The Hawks are swapping Jono O’Rourke with Harry Morrison. Brandon Starcevich (MID / FWD – 126.3k) will debut in one of two changes at the Lions. Jarrad Waite replaces the injured Shaun ‘Once a burnman, always a burnman’ Higgins for North. Port Adelaide are another not to make any changes, while Adelaide have gone BANG for the Showdown, making four changes. Tom Doedee may still be floating around on your SuperCoach bench, he’s amongst the ins. Mitch McGovern and Paul Seedsman have succumbed to injury. Some good and bad news at the Saints this week, Jimmy Webster and Hunter Clark are big SuperCoach ins. David Armitage returns after mysteriously being dropped. On the flip side, Shane Savage has hurt himself. The Dogs have made three changes themselves, but they are fringe players that aren’t going to hurt you. The Swans have lost Colin O’Riordan and Heath Grundy, amongst others, for the game, but have recalled Kieran Jack and Jarrad McVeigh for their do or die clash against the Pies. At Collingwood, Jack Madgen (MID – 102.4k) will debut and Brayden Sier returns, replacing the injured Matt Scharenberg and Jeremy Howe.

On Sunday, there’s your usual musical chairs galore. Carlton have added some fringe players without any confirmed outs as yet. The Giants have lost Tim Taranto and Dylan Shiel to injury. Jezza Cameron and Matt de Boer are two of the seven inclusions to be named on the field. Aiden Bonar (FWD / MID – 157.8k) has been named on an extended bench again. The Eagles have named Luke Shuey in one of four additions to their squad without a confirmed out as yet. Of Fremantle’s five ins, only Matt Taberner has been named on field. Cam Sutcliffe is out with injury. For the final game of the week, Aaron vandenBerg will make his season debut (not rookie priced, sorry) the the Dees. Jake Melksham is their only out at this stage. Gold Coast have the unenviable task of trying to replace the injured trio of David Swallow, Rory Thompson, and Steven May this week. They’ve added a bunch of new names, will Michael Barlow finally get a chance to show his worth?


We would’ve been wetting ourselves if Jarrod Lienert arrived as a downgrade option two months ago. As has been the case for the last few weeks, the loose trade rule of waiting until rookies are on the bubble are thrown out the window. Same with high breakevens, if you want someone then get them in.

These guys come with a free frogurt (that’s good!)

-99 – Jarrod Lienert* (DEF)

Will Walker (52 last week – MID)

Jordan Dawson (53 last week – MID / FWD)

Liam Baker (45 last week – FWD)

Kane Farrell (48 last week (DEF / MID)

These premiums contain potassium benzoate (that’s bad!)

198 – Harris Andrews

159 – The Bearded One

158 – Jack Redden

155 – Cal Ward

152 – Jelwood

149 – Luke Ryan

147 – Stiffy Martin

147 – Jack Crisp

143 – Sloanedawg

140 – Andrew Gaff



Well our forward line is collectively all a bit shit at the moment. In my studies of the French language, a collective group of shit is called a ~le Michael Walters~.

In the latest episode of “Chris Scott doing weird shit”, he has not been content with using the best mid in game up forward, so he sent his other midfield bull and renowned ducking enthusiast, Joel Selwood, back to defence.

This leads me to Sam Menegola. He has had a bit of dry patch over the past fortnight, but has carved himself a nice little reputation as a fast finisher (in a good way…). He averaged 105.5 over the last 4 games of his debut season and topped that in 2017 with an average of 116.3. He faces Freo and Gold Coast, both at GMHBASLFJHGLSHQI+ stadium in the final two rounds.


Showdown time! Adelaide square off against Port in showdown XLV (45 guys. I know, I know, they didn’t even try tp teach us roman numerals in school!). The gurus at Fantasy Insider, who are not only bottomless pool of knowledge but extremely lovely people, have given us this ideal lineup for tomorrow night.

My take:


Starting with the mids this week. Adelaide give up the second most points to opposition midfielders this year. Riley Knight has tagged Joel Selwood and Dayne Beams in recent weeks with little success, Selwood had 29 and Beams 26, in both cases their scores were kept low by giving away free kicks.

With that in mind, I’m all over Tom Rockliff tonight. He dominated his first Showdown, helping himself to 31 possessions and 9 tackles (127DS). He also liked playing against Adelaide while at Brisbane, averaging a lazy 149DS in his previous 3 games. Ollie WInes has 4 tons from his past 5 against the Crows. Travis Boak has been extremely consistent of late, scoring between 84-94 since round 12.

At the Crows, Rory Sloane has scores of 124 and 139 in his last two Showdown’s, he looks a tasty prospect at 12.2k. Matt Crouch has 3 scores over 120 in his past 5 games and 3 over 110 in his past 4 against Port. Hugh Greenwood may go overlooked with so many midfield studs available, he backed up his 104 two weeks ago with a 109 last week, his first two Showdown’s have seen scores of 105 and 97.   


Port have given up 95.4DS to rucks this year. Sam Jacobs has had a few down weeks and was limited to 53DS in the Showdown earlier in the year where he struggled with back soreness, but still had 32 hitouts in that match. In the 5 Showdown’s prior to this year, he was averaging 101.8. At 10.7k we could see a 9-10x value game from Sauce


Robbie Gray’s last 5 Showdown’s? 104, 112, 90, 112, 127. Also available as a mid, he’s priced at 11.3k. Tom Lynch is another one who likes this matchup, averaging 103.6 over over the same 5 game span. Wayne Milera has been on a bit of a tear lately, also available as a mid but plays as a defender, he scored his first Draftstars 100 since round 5 and has a a 3 game average of 91. Kane Farrell was just short of a 10x value game last week. Still available at 5k and also with defender status on Draftstars, he’s a good way to get some salary relief on a slate that doesn’t have many reliable cheapies.


All eyes will be on Brodie Smith in this game. Draftstars have finally come to their senses and are not pricing experienced returning players at 5k. That said, you can be fairly confident in Brodie exceeding value at 8.6k. Jarrod Lienert is priced at 8.4k has had a #blessed start to fantasy life with returns of 72 and 79.

A word of caution on Rory Laird (that will probably blow up in my face). Port are the number 1 team in restricting medium defenders this year (84.2DS a game).

My lineup:

Finals! Woo! It’s a big week in SuperCoach land. May all our premo’s refrain from shitting the bed this week. Good luck, Community!




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  1. Andrew says:

    Do I loophole Joel Selwood or Dustin Martin tonight (Shuey M9)? Opponent has Martin so could get one up if he goes poorly and I can loophole, but does average 118 in last 3 v Cats, Selwood could go big or bust as well…

  2. Maverick says:

    Thanks Kev. Playing in a work SC elimination after scraping in with my crappy team but I’ve learnt a lot this year thanks to the Jock forum. Still not sure about the E loophole.
    No trades left and have Howe. Is what I propose correct based on what Derek (Very helpful person) wrote earlier?
    Put Howe on the field, with Lynch, playing Saturday night against Saints as my E. If Lynch flops, swap Howe with Duman playing WCE on Sunday pm. but Dogs and Magpies play at the same time – 7.25pm Saturday night.
    If I can’t do the loophole, who do I put on the field. Lynch vs Saints or Duman vs WCE?
    Expert advice would be appreciated.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      G'day Mav. Your last bit is correct. You won't be able to move Howe off your field on Sunday as he'll be locked in.

      Play the man in form. So, Duman

    • Russty_ says:

      Duman got omitted unfortunately, and Giro.

    • Maverick_ says:

      can the real maverick please stand up…

      unlucky about duman mav.
      lock in lynch

  3. Noah says:

    Macrae or Cripps for C. ( Titch is VC)…


  4. r_calve says:

    I got 582k, should i swing ahern forwards and loop him with McLean, in the process getting a m9 to replace Higgins for the week and using Gibbs as my m9 every other week or use ahern in the mids and get a f7

    I could get a forward such as the Hoff, breust or tomahawk or a mid like josh kelly or Dayne beams,

    which option should I go for and which player to bring in

  5. Yeahnah says:

    Got 2 trades left, only playing for my one cash league where my opponent has Howe as well, he’s using Lynch to cover
    1. Howe to Lloyd in 2 trades
    2. Howe to McGovern/McDonald/Hurn in 1 trade
    3. Or have Richards fill in for one week
    4. Or trade Richards to Lienert in 1 trade

  6. KingWinter7 says:

    Best defender for 372.1k??????

    Unfortunately I have to use my last trade on Hibberd this week to avoid a donut as Rice wasn't named and I'm 3k off Rance lol

    Atm it's Tom Langdon

  7. Max says:

    Am I mad for thinking about going Buddy to Brown?

    Easy run home, plus Buddy is injured.

  8. Big M says:

    Who is a better bet and to play on the field,
    Franklin who's been quite ordinary , or
    Ahern who's named on the ball

    • The Ranger says:

      Ahern is probably safer for an 80-90 but Buddy can go big at any time.
      Depends how risky you want to be.

    • Ja191 says:

      In a similar position with Walters or ahern. Going ahern myself, playing Brisbane should hopefully score well

      • Jace says:

        lot's of forwards named for freo,Walters back in the midfield this week?

    • Flaccid Jaff says:

      I'm thinking put the emergency on Ahern and if he scores 85+ throw buddy off for a non playing someone, if you have one

  9. thisisScoman says:

    Savage done for the year, so I have to pull the trigger on a trade. Capped at $451,800 unless I burn two remaining trades.
    Tom McDonald the obvious choice, but leaves not much cash for emergencies.
    Jimmy Webster a bit riskier but leaves a bit more cash.
    Brodie Smith for braver coaches than I.

  10. Rucks says:

    Grundy going to score big against Sinclair?
    Or back in Nank to score big against Stanley/Abbott?

  11. Franklin - Guns says:

    Fritisch needs to be traded but to whom…..

    Current Fwd – Heeney, R Gray, Westhoff, D Smith & McLean.

    Options – R.Stanley, Menegola or who else?

    Which Fwd's best option.

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Of the two mentioned, Menegola. Considered Dunkley? Role change and is playing more midfield now

    • L G says:

      I’m in the same boat, heading towards Menegola. Is Gresham worth a look ?

    • Russty_ says:

      Stanley's got a calf issue, could still be a late out. Menegola or Dunkley as Kev said look good.

    • Cobee Bear says:

      I'm gritting my teeth and going Menegola. One trade left…

    • Franklin - Guns says:

      Stanley a late out makes the decision easy. Not convinced on Menegola but he generally finishes strong so fingers crossed.

  12. Limesoda says:

    Playing for rank..
    If I dont trade howe, I have to field mihocek…
    3 Trades left, do i just upgrade howe to a McGovern, or hold and field Mihocek?

  13. FearTheBeard says:

    Community. I'm stumped. Elimination final.

    I have to trade Savage. Have 481.3k

    I already have Lloyd, Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Tmac.

    Who is the next best? Hurn, Crisp, Hurley, Webster, McGovern, Ryan, Brayshaw?

    I have absolutely no clue but need the win 😐

    • Noah says:

      Hurn is quite consistent.

      • FearTheBeard says:

        Thanks for taking the time Noah.

        Anyone else able to help close a decision? I honestly have NO IDEA lol.

        • Brayshaw says:

          BrayshawBrayshawhas been solid in my side.

        • Russty_ says:

          I reckon McGov or Hurn Beard..good luck mate.

          • FearTheBeard says:

            Thanks Russty & Maverick.

            May I ask why McGovern has such a low and then such a high? Change of roll? Injury?

            I am leaning towards Hurn?

            • Russty_ says:

              I think they throw him fwd and back as needed…yeah Hurn's probably a bit more consistent, but McGov is in great form last 3

    • Flaccid Jaff says:

      McGovern can go large and should do well this week. But he's then up against Dixon and TMac so will sit on them on not score great I'm thinking.
      I'd go Brayshaw. Into midfield and they will be going nuts to lock down that top 8 against some poorer sides

    • Russty_ says:

      Brayshaw's 490k……I reckon Hurn or Gov.

  14. The Ranger says:

    3 trades left and a mix of Elimination and Qualifying finals this week. In with a fair shout in all of them but it will be tight.
    Just Ahern as M9/F7 at the moment. Got no injury outs
    If I trade twice and get TMac I can end up with swingsets between all lines except the ruck but only one trade left.
    This week I'd be looping in def, mid and fwd line.
    Do I do it or hold?

  15. Liam says:

    Community… 4 elims, slipped from top 4 due to one L Franklin in all.
    I have two trades left.
    I have Sicilly on my bench because Tom Cole has been producing down back,

    Should I go Sicilly to McGovern giving me 30k in the bank and try someone like Tom McDonald for Buddy.
    Go a downgrade down back from Sicilly to a rookie, and use that coin to get Josh Kelly.

  16. dontblushbaby says:

    Does anyone know from the West if L.Ryan will get picked ? I don’t want to muck my loop iif he does

  17. Stupid Coach says:

    No finals action but still have 3 trades to burn. Looking to use only one this week. Only have 20k in the bank. Options:

    1) Ryan to H Shaw – have Hurley, Yeo, Hurn, T Mac and Laird.
    2) Nank to Witts or
    3) Buddy to a forward under $425k – at this stage looking like Walters
    4) Ryan to Leinert and Buddy to a better forward. Means Leinert or Lynch (WB) on the field.

    Any advice much appreciated.

  18. Skinna says:

    G'day Community, any suggestions on my team would be greatly appreciated!

    DEF: Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Crisp, Hurley, Lloyd (Austin, Heron)
    MID: Mitchell, Cripps, Danger, Oliver, Kelly, Neale, Coniglio, Dusty (Phillips, Ahern, Giro)
    RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (Cameron)
    FWD: Smith, Heeney, McLean, Gray, Westhoff, Darling (Fritsch, Powell)

    Still have 5 trades left and 38k.

  19. Maverick_ says:

    2 trades left and 220k

    DEF: yeo, simpson, laird, hurley, webster, brayshaw (O'Riordan Taylor)

    MID: danger, Titch, dusty, oliver, beams, E.Curnow, rockliff, cognilio (ahern Powell E.Phillips)

    RUCK: gawn Goldy (olango)

    FWD: westhoff, gray, heeney, McDonald, McLean, D.Smith (Battle T.Smith)

    after looking at it for the past hour i like:

    T.Smith > K.Farrell via swinging Powell fwd and creates a swing with ahern now and then grabbing K.Farrell (mid/def) creates a swing with brayshaw also! 1 trade creating a mid/def swing & a mid/fwd swing.

    Rockliff > Cripps

    any advice appreciated feel free to throw other options out there 🙂

  20. Socceroo says:

    Keep your trades for emergencies or at least for next week. What happens if you lose a ruck?

  21. Cliffy says:

    This may sound unorthodox, but would it be a good idea for me to loop Dusty tonight with Ahern, just in case he pulls out another downer? If he scores around 80 odd or so I'll probably still take the score, what do we think anyway?


    • Cliffy says:

      The risk with this is that a late out after Ahern and Sier's matches happens in my Mids and then I'm screwed lol.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Cliffy I reckon Dusty will ramp it up leading into the finals and hopefully pump out some big ones, I say that cause I'm stuck with him too lol.
      I'd be wary of loopholing at this time of year, like you said, if there's an cop a big 0

      • Cliffy says:

        Hello again Russty, good to hear from you mate.

        Yeah, you are right, an alright score from a premo onfield definitely sounds a lot better than an big jammed-filled donut if it comes out of nowhere on a Sunday…

  22. TheGreatBozza says:

    Any suggestions community? 4 trades, 40k

    D – Lloyd, Laird, Crisp, Simpson, Yeo, Howe (Austin, O’Riordan)
    M – Titch, Danger, Beams, Pendles, Cripps, Kelly, Cogs, Dusty (Giro, Dawson, De Goey)
    R – Gawn, Grundy (Hayes)
    F – Westhoff, Gray, D.Smith, Heeney, McLean, Walters (Ahern, Smith)

    Thinking of looping Dusty and if he goes poorly, drop Howe to Webster to go De Goey up Macrae

    If Dusty kills it, Howe to Shaw/McDonald and look to move De Goey to a premo FWD

    • Maverick_ says:

      howe obviously has to go being injured and no bench cover.
      i think howe -> McDonald.
      Don't trust websters groin one bit he's had time off twice in a month for it.

      I really like ya team after that move.
      if you were set on a 2nd trade maybe cogs to macrae?
      go howe -> shaw if this is the way to get macrae.
      but thats just luxury and got an itchy trade finger boz

      • TheGreatBozza says:

        Cheers Maverick. I’ll definitely hold fire tonight, see how Dusty goes

  23. Moosehead says:

    Anyone worried about VC the mighty Titch. Championship data has him scoring 150 SC points. The Bombers will definitely tag him, or try to anyway with McGrath or play man to man with Zerrett which would be great to watch tomorrow at the MCG. I’d like to VC Danger but his dopey coach puts him in the fwd line in the last quarter = 130 instead of 150 points. So, Grundy into Gawn for me. Thoughts anyone?

    • Russty_ says:

      They tried to tag him last week too Moose, he has a way of running the legs off guys lol, I'm still VC'ing him.

      • Cobee Bear says:

        I think, like Cripps, it can sometimes just compound the number of contested possessions he racks up

      • Moosehead says:

        Thanks Russty. You seem to know what you are writing about.

        • Russty_ says:

          Cheers mate, I wouldn't say that..haha, at least it's only the double chance if he fails, just thinking many taggers this year have tried and failed.

    • Lazza says:

      Do the bombers have a tagger, I mean a real one ? Nuh…

  24. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    What the hell crowden!
    Havent played afl for weeks but now due to form u earnt a spot in the 22.

    How am i going to loop ahern now?
    Finals spanner may take some fancy footwork.

    But can you smell it?
    The anticipation – the geed up supercoaches.

    Nearly time to rock and roll.

    Love [email protected] <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😁" src=""&gt;

    Good luck to all except if u r playing – dont worry ..<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😉" src=""&gt;

    With limited funds brought in "the man"
    Go well son in gr8 form of late.

  25. Rucks says:

    Does Nank get most of his points from HO to advantage?

  26. LOUT says:

    Rhys Stanley late out. Jackson thurlow in

  27. Trades says:

    Loophole Tuohy for tonight or keep him on field with confidence?

  28. Doc says:

    Buddy to Menegola, good trade or bad trade?

  29. DaisyCutter says:

    Guelfi – Heeney/Menegola?
    Jelwood – MCrouch?

  30. Tim says:

    Last fwd spot:

    T Mac or Wingard?

  31. Mark Fawcett says:

    Need some help guys:) Do I swing McDonald forward and play him over Hogan and have Hogan and Ahern on the bench and then play Webster on the field? Few options to go with and not trusting Hogan too much, but then again, will he score more than Webster? Too many decisions!!! AAggghhhh….. Want to get into the top 50 this week and this is make or break IMO

    Def: Lloyd, Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Brayshaw, McDonald (Webster, Austin)
    Mid: Mitchell, Cripps, Dangerfield, Oliver, Merrett, Pendlebury, Kelly, Coniglio (Giro, J.Smith, Daniels)
    Ruck: Gawn, Martin (McInerney)
    Fwd: Smith, Wingard, Hogan, Heeney, McLean, Gray (Ahern, Keeffe)

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Mark, I'd just loop Ahern with Hogan…Keefe won't play he's like a slow motion Mummy. Good luck mate!

      • Mark Fawcett says:

        you think Ahern will score more than Webster? Was thinking of playing Webster in the backline with McDonald in the forward spot with Ahern on the bench, but guess that would leave me with no cover….

        • Russty_ says:

          Hey Mark, I think Ahern could..and who knows how long Webster will last?..could break down during the game with his groin.
          Your call bud…I don't trust Hogan either and will be looping him with Ahern.

          • Mark Fawcett says:

            haha Russty, Ahern is looking like crap at this point, think I might need to take Hogan's score. Couldn't be any worse then what Ahern's looking at:) thank's again for pointing out loopholing:)

            • Russty_ says:

              Yeah not looking good Mark!…you could still swing T-Mac fwd to take Hogan's spot and play Webster? Then Hogan will probably get 120 lol

      • Mark Fawcett says:

        lol, was just looking at the loopholing option, didn't even stop and think that fully through, but yeah, you're right:) Cheers mate:)

    • The Ranger says:

      Dees are playing a very weak GC, you'd have to think they'll kick a decent score.

  32. Lazza says:

    Stanley is a late out … go Nank.. holding him 1 more week..

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Just brought in abbott in draftstars

      How is this for fwd line selection tonight?

      Danger, ablett, dusty!
      SC take note for 2019.

  33. Maverick_ says:

    webster too Lloyd


    Rocky to Cripps

    • Lazza says:

      Gee that’s tough… I’d look at who you think will have the greater difference in score and fly with that…

    • The Ranger says:


    • Ned says:

      Webster to Lloyd for me. Rocky the potential to go 110+
      Webster the potential to re injure that groin!
      Lloyd and crippss will most likely score much the same over the Nxt 3

    • Maverick_ says:

      appreciate the feedback guys 🙂
      but anyone else got some advice … im still on the fence haha
      leaning toward LLoyd fofr webster though.
      think the most points are gained there

    • Cobee Bear says:

      I'm with Ned

  34. Flaccid Jaff says:

    Jackson Trengove (WBD)?

    To get TMac for Savage to avoid a 0, I need a fwd under $376k down from buddy. He was moved into ruck last week with Boyd going down and scored 156, will probably stay as primary ruck. Would be great knock someone out of finals with a big tonne from Jackson Trengove.

    Other options are Robinson, Caddy, Parfitt, Neal-Bullen or Jack Higgins

  35. AFC1886 says:

    Best defender under $450k?
    1k off TMac

  36. Lazza says:

    Good luck to The Rat Pack’ers.. I’m up against Shake n Bake this week …
    And NDD vs Russty will be a ding dong battle… good luck fellas..

    • hedski says:

      I have Derek in Losers finals in rat pack….will get smashed.
      I'm up against Shake in a couple of losers finals also…probs get smashed.
      Might just get smashed an watch my cats get smashed!

      • Russty_ says:

        Lol, whole lotta smashin goin on!…get smashed and watch the Tigers get smashed mate haha

      • Derek says:

        I’m still sulking about last week. Didn’t take McGrath’s 58 and put JSmith on field for 14. Cost me a place in the RatPack finals.

        • Russty_ says:

          That's harsh Derek, just bad luck mate…luck plays a part no doubt, and Joel Smith gets another shot after that rubbish.

    • Russty_ says:

      Cheers Lazza….you too mate!, it's the business end woohoo

    • Russty_ says:

      Pieman and Nick (deafness) should be a close one too.

  37. Lazza says:

    Hey what’s Tophawk’s team?

  38. hedski says:

    Cheers Kev, good luck in our h2h.
    Munching a donut in def, by last weeks lineup it looks like you're copping 2.
    Pretty sure you'll have a few trades up your sleeve unlike myself. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src=""><img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🍩" src=""><img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🍺" src=""&gt;
    Hope everyone goes well in first week of finals.

  39. Kanga says:

    Heated discussion last week watching the footy at the pub among mainly Richmond supporters.
    Who are Richmonds top 10 players in order? (NOT SUPERCOACH GUYS)
    It was pretty much agreed on the first 4 with Martin at 2 as he has only had 1 A+ season and it was an A++ one though.
    Like to get people thoughts.
    Rance, Dusty, Riewoldt, Cotchin and then???

    • Doc says:

      Edwards is very underated, Houli would probably be in there too don't know too much about their list though, just my two cents 🙂

    • hedski says:

      Add Astbury, Grimes, Edwards, Nank, Short and Caddy/Prestia?

      • Russty_ says:

        Yeah Short's really come along, and Prestia's a gun if he could just stay fit…Nank, Vlastuin, Edwards when he's on, Bachar, SNAGS Higgins!

    • Lazza says:

      Based on this year:
      Riewoldt, Rance, Edwards, Cotchin, Dusty, Lambert, Grimes, Vlaustin, Astbury, Prestia

      But this is different to who is the most important to the team, cos Nankervis would be in the top 6.

  40. Defying_Madness says:

    Menegola going huge, hopefully he makes up for all of his turds this year

  41. Rick Grimes says:

    Gee Kelly is a gun. One of the best rookies I can recall.

    • Lazza says:

      Gotta wonder about SC scoring .. Kelly was BOG for mine and comes up 6th best scorer.. would have had 2 goals if not for advantage….

      Wonder what price he will be next year ..he’ll be about $435 next week

      • Rick Grimes says:

        DE hurts him I think. He tidies that up a bit and will be hitting big scores.

      • theRealPod says:

        Kelly rushed kick to Tiger defenders numerous times during first quarter which is a big no no against the reining premiers and top of the ladder team. You just know they'll make you pay for that shiiite, and they did big time!! Definitely not BOG, that goes to Jelwood.

        On a positive note, we did find another ruck in Abbott. Very impressive first game!!!

  42. hedski says:

    What a crackin game.
    If only all Friday night footy was like this.

    • Russty_ says:

      Ripping game…hope the Catters get the choccies.

      • The Ranger says:

        AFL: I think we need to change the rules of the game.

        The Ranger: Nah AFL, don't reckon you do. The game is fine…

  43. Russty_ says:

    Clash of the TITANS in my Last Minute Rags League….Thats wht she Saad vs POD Fiction, Wow vs SC-Sixty6. 2nd vs 3rd.

    Only 8 different starters in their onfield players….
    Wow has Heron and O.McDonald onfield, with Howe and Sicily as backup (good luck with that!) , 66 has Ahern and Heron on field..with Fyfe and Sicily as backup ( maybe in 3 weeks?) , who wins…and who cares?
    Am I bad?…am I a bad man?…lol

    • Rick Grimes says:

      No, you're Ok, karma is a beeeeatch.

    • Cisco says:

      Interesting ……………..

      Isn't it all anout the rankings for
      Those fellas though 😁

    • Lazza says:

      Are you 10 years old bloke? Biggest sook and grudge holder in this community. You embarrass yourself with these posts. Grow up pal.

      • Lazza says:

        I’ve been hijacked… gotta laugh.,, anyone would know I that ain’t my style ..

    • Sc_Wow says:

      And I’ll still beat you 😂😂😂😂

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Hahahahah Russty you really are a joke mate, wasted your time with this pathetic post

  44. Murray says:

    Fritsch or Ahern as D6

  45. Defying_Madness says:


  46. Steeeve says:

    Reasonably happy with my one trade this week, Fritsch to Menegola.

  47. neil demons delight says:

    Tiges got away with one there/ great effort by cats .May have seen the GF Tough on your boys Hedski hope they make it cause of games like that NDD

    • hedski says:

      Ahh, I was prancing around yelling in the last minute Neil.
      The possum was trying to settle me down.
      No. Great game.

  48. Blueth says:

    Since when does GAZ missed those shots?
    2 in fact

  49. BrownlowBoy says:

    If it bleeds, you can kill it.

    Geelong showed the Tigers are beatable. If they had a bit of luck they would have rolled them.

    • zerowins says:

      Dont think they did. Sure they came close but still didnt win

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        Well if Ablett kicked it Geelong win…
        Thurlow doesn't stuff the kick up early in the 4th and Tigers don't get the momentum back…

        Geelong could have had them, despite playing terribly.

        • hedski says:

          Reckon we'll do OK next month BB.👍

          • neil demons delight says:

            if Gawn kicks straight and Touhy doesn't dees are on top Luck has a lot to do with it but I agree with BB in fact I think the cats got more out of the game but they have to get there Good luck fellas except against the dees

          • Lazza says:

            Nah, good try cats… Tigers should have scored 5 more goals.. and the Tigers have 5 premiership players coming back in the next 2 weeks.. and the Cats won’t have Meredith and O’Gormon in their best 5..
            first by how an honourable loss means so much …

          • BrownlowBoy says:

            Agree. Just gotta beat the arch enemy next week.

    • BadgerHoney7 says:

      kinda disagree – agree that they're beatable no doubt but 'a bit of luck' also didn't go the tigers way either – umpires were extremely questionable and game should've realistically been put to bed at half time

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        Yeah I agree there, umpiring was shocking. No idea how Parfitt's tackle wasn't high or even a sling. But I think it does come down to luck. Just little moments in the game went Richmond's way. No doubt they created their own luck with the way they were playing. Geelong were lucky to be that close in the end, and Richmond ended up being lucky to win.

      • theRealPod says:

        The umps let the game flow as it should, always does this time of the season running into finals. Plenty of free kicks both ways that could of and would of been given earlier in the season. Did you see the Parfitt high tackle and sling all in one? Definite free kick missed there. Did you see the chopping of the arms on Jelwood mark in the 3rd quarter that was absolutely there? My point is both sides should of received obvious free kicks but didn't. The better side won on the night but the Cats are starting to show some form at the right time of the season. Carna Cats.

  50. zerowins says:

    Theres hundreds of things that happen throughout games that can change outcomes. But it is completely irrelevant.

  51. G.C. says:

    I know I should take Danger's VC score, but I'm looking at Gawn playing GCS and its making me awfully tempted to roll the dice…

  52. Connor says:

    reversed my Savage to Menagola trade 10 minutes before the bounce…

  53. Snake eyes says:

    You must have taken note of Derek’s advice

  54. Ja191 says:

    Duckwood you beautiful specimen

  55. Daniel says:

    Who do i bench to take selwoods 159 out of merrett/pendles/rockliff and coniglio?

  56. GeorgeS says:

    God I'm confused. Left the VC by accident (stuck at work) on Danger, then he pulls out a 132. My opponent has Titch as VC and Gawn as Capt. So love yuor opinions on whether I should take Danger's score or gamble on either Titch or Maxy?

  57. jjj says:

    Opponent has Breust and Fritsch as unique forward options.
    Mclean, Dev, billings and walters are common

    My forward line is Dev, Mclean, Heeney, Franklin, Walters, Billings, Ahern and Tim smith.

    Who should i loop? Not sure i can trust buddy, note sure Heeney doesnt cop a greenwood tag. I am hesitant to bet against Walters in a derby and billings may be safer been common.

    Thoughts would be a great help.

  58. Davo says:

    Need to trade Savage to either T Mac, McGovern or Hurn. Which one community?

  59. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Back from L.A & Hawaii just in time for Sc finals! Good luck to all. Looks like l didnt start to bad Selwood Danger Dusty hope that continues 😉

    • theRealPod says:

      Welcome home!

    • Derek says:

      You have Selwood, well played

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Not last week Derek, couldn’t loop either whole bench played. This week l looped Selwood because Giro got dropped.

    • hedski says:

      Nice one Shake, playing you in a couple of losers finals, I have those 3 plus Menagola, also copping a donut but happy with the start.

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Should go close! Trying to relax a bit now in front of the set. Will keep a close eye 👁!

    • neil demons delight says:

      Good to see you back mate Tried my best to look after Cazaly for you.Good luck bud NDD

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Really happy with every team in up there Cazaly 56th we are sitting. Had a great year Neil, can you go all the way??

  60. DeanCod says:

    Help! Do or die. Need to trade Savage and Fritsch to either – K.Simpson and Greene or Wingard and J.McGovern (def under $497k)?‬

  61. Bill says:

    I have 2 trades left. Is it worth using one to trade Fyfe to Macrae?

  62. Jono Taylor says:

    Derek, Rusty or someone who has a clue. Lying Lyon dropped Duman my cover for Howe so Howe must be traded. I have Lynch, WB but I don’t think he can score enough. Only two trades left and I want a spare. Have Laird, McGovern, Hurn, Ryan and Rance. Can spend up to $472K.
    Who to get? Hurley, T. Mc, Witherdon, Crisp or Shaw.
    Need to make my trade this morning.
    Cheers and good luck.

    • TheGreatBozza says:

      Shaw or T Mac for me.

      Hurley up and down, Crisp and Witherden being impacted by Murray and Hodge respectively

    • Russty_ says:

      Hi Jono, I'm with Bozza, T-Mac or Shaw..T-Mac just.. for me.

    • Derek says:

      Howe should only miss one week, so I would hold him. Lynch is a warm body, hopefully he can do ok. Lynch had a couple of nice games to start but has come up against WCE and Port the last two and he has struggled. Dogs have Saints this week, Lynch might get a half decent score.

      TMac and Shaw both have high ceiling,

      • Derek says:

        If you hold Howe, make sure Dunman in field in case you need a last min Sunday trade

  63. Richie Porte says:

    Need help, who to bring in for Howe, already have Lloyd, Laird, Yeo, Simpson, Brayshaw
    Or up front swing Tmac back and also have Heeny, Smith, Walters, Billings, McLean.
    Thinking either McGovern or Hurn down back or Wingard, R Gray or The hoff up front. Or is there a better option

    • Russty_ says:

      Hurn's pretty reliable, 97.6 AV for a defender is pretty good..McGov's in nice form lately but can still score like a yoyo…if he has an off game could only be a 60.

  64. TheGreatBozza says:

    Thoughts on Greene or Darling?

    I can go De Goey to Darling and Austin up to Webster. It allows me to keep Howe as I’m hoping he’ll be back next week.

    D7 – Webster
    F6/F7 – Walters/Darling

    • Russty_ says:

      You'd hope Darling starts pumping out the big scores again now JJK is down again with his hairline fracture, Degoey could be back next week too Bozza.
      Greene was pretty disappointing last week against the Saints, 46% d.e…maybe still underdone but you never know when he's gonna bounce back into form and kick a bag..risky though

      • TheGreatBozza says:

        It’s the JJK injury that is making Darling an attractive option. I have Ahern as a loop today so if he plays well, I might hold De Goey

        I’ll still have Howe to deal with but might drop him to T mac or Hurn

  65. Trades says:

    ryan to McDonald?

  66. Freddo says:

    Should I take T Kelly's 112. Would have to bench either Parker, Coniglio, or Bontempelli. Which one – leaning towards the Bont, or hold..

  67. I’m a patriot says:

    All my opponents are vc’ing danger or titch
    I feel I can beat’m all
    Should I follow suit?
    Or vc macrae?
    C goes to Gawn

    • Ja191 says:

      I feel like unless you have to and are behind in your matchup I wouldn’t. Did that the other week and titch scored 190

  68. Chad says:

    Hi community. Thinking of trading savage to either T Mac, hurn or McGovern. Not sure which one. Thoughts??

  69. Cliffy says:

    Hey guys,

    Is it crazy to consider going Stef – Grundy? My 1st trade is being used to deal with Howe already. Stef has been a great servant all season for me, would I lose too many points not making the 2nd move?

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      Nah, go for it Cliffy! Well… if it's you're in qualifying finals and it's your last trade then probably hold

  70. Yeahnah says:

    Loop Dusty’s score for JPK, Coniglio, or Zerrett?

    • Trades says:

      Tough decision. I don't think either will be tagged. Maybe jpk due to his recent back spasms but he could be bog

    • dognino says:

      Jpk 3 round avg of 70, bench him

  71. JohnDJ59 says:

    Is anyone thinking of trading out Buddy ?

  72. Ja191 says:

    Ahern or Walters on field? Pretty much locked ahern until I saw walters named in the middle with a few ins in the forward line

  73. Trades says:

    Franklin or Fritsch if Ahern fails?

  74. Cliffy says:

    Ahern or Walters at F6?

  75. hedski says:

    Need a bit of advice on strategy fellas.
    Had the E on Jelwood so Phillips goes on field, my mid bench is now Ahern and Giro.
    Can't put the E on Ahern now but I'm a bit worried that if i have a late out in the mids I'll cop a donut ( already got a def donut).
    Is it worth swapping Ahern on field fwd and benching Walters in the mids as he plays last game in case of a potential late out?
    Or am I over thinking it? Cheers.

  76. hedski says:

    Guelfi late out, there goes my fwd cover.

  77. Kane says:

    Unfortunately I have to field one of these guys.. battle or Venables. Haaalp

  78. Bergs says:

    Got 122k 2 trades left should I trade Fritsch for Deledio or josh Dunkley, or hold fritsch instead?

  79. Defying_Madness says:

    Hope nobody fielded Ahern in the end. Having a stinker

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      I have to field him this week, but im in top 4 for both of my cash leagues, so i'll have another chance next week

  80. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    Zorko a lock for 2019

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Zerret as well for me

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      Has he learnt how to handle the tag? Or is he just not being tagged anymore

    • Lazza says:

      I started with him this year and traded him after 3 rounds .. then he decided he wanted to play footy ..

  81. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    How is that dopey c*nt mcinerny getting first ruck over Stef Martin? Ruining my score this week

  82. Steeeve says:

    Held goldy through the good and bad. Now he's going to cost me my final. Luckily it's not an elimination final. He won't be in my team for the next one.

  83. Trades says:

    run Franklin on field or trade to McDonald leaving Ryan on field or vice versa?

  84. Defying_Madness says:


    • hedski says:

      Good game to watch.
      Sets up a cracking match hawks vs cats next week DM.

      • Defying_Madness says:

        Gonna be a cracker as usual. Not sure if our hearts can take another close one

    • Derek says:

      Hawks kept them in it for a long time. Silk was magnificent.

  85. johnno2908 says:

    Has anyone heard how bad Taranto’s knee is?

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      "To be assessed next week".

      They've rested a few for Carlton. Reckon it's a week off freshen up type injury than being really bad

  86. The Ranger says:

    Yuk, Goldie and Witherden might cost me a few finals.

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      Ended up trading Goldy to Grundy this week so far looking great

  87. TheGreatBozza says:

    Better combo?

    1. Webster and Darling (Howe at D7 for coming weeks) – 2 trades left
    2. T Mac and Walters (no D7 – hold De Goey) – 3 trades left

    • pigjumpprusik says:

      Option 2. I like McDonald more than Webster and Darling hasn't done much since his return.

      De Goey only listed as 1 week on injury report, and the extra trades are gold

  88. Derek says:

    LEK’s DRivh joke just keeps getting funnier. I hope he got Brodie Smith in for good old times.

    Didn’t see game but Btisbane are going ok.

  89. Finnius says:

    These showdowns are the best matches of football. Doesn't get enough coverage in the east.

  90. Mark Fawcett says:

    Three 3 points wins and a 4 point win. Haven't seen so many starts this close in a long time!

  91. TBone_9 says:

    4 great matches of footy so far this weekend, all within a goal! What a treat to watch 🙂

  92. Ja191 says:

    is is that hard to put little cameras on each side of the upper padding looking up at each post, easy solution

  93. Finnius says:

    Hope too many people didn't trade Buddy

  94. Crow94 says:

    So many spuds today….

  95. Derek says:

    What a great round of footy. I’ve enjoyed watch the games more for their result than individual SuperCoach scores.

    Hawks winning was massive, but to watch Cats, Pies and Port all getting beat, go the Hawkies.

    Looking forward to a few massive games next week

    • Crow94 says:

      First week all season where there was more than 2 games that had me on the edge… some changes still need to be made.

      • neil demons delight says:

        yes crow a few tweaks .Scrap the ruck rule and the protected area rule needs cleaning up otherwise all good

  96. dognino says:

    Cash league 2nd chance final I’ve got Oliver plus 140 points Vs gaff and Tmac. Hoping I can scrape through as Ive held my trades this round, only 2 left. And have fielded lynch for Howe and Ahern for de Goey.

  97. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Yep 100%
    Most supporters would have started easin back in the old chair but by the end would've been right on the edge of their seat!

    Rippin round of footy

    Leave it alone AFL it goes alright.

  98. Moosehead says:

    Held my nerve today. Didn’t VC Titch and walked to the Richmond station a worried SCer after a great exhibition of footy at the G. Instead VC Grundy with Gawn C. Gawn now my E. Also despite so much crap about trading Buddy I kept him. The only thing I did wrong was trade Howe for TMc because after last night I looked like losing my four games but looking ok now.
    Luck or smart, definately alot of luck.

  99. kanga says:

    Traded buddy for j.kelly + the rest of my piggy – oh well there goes the finals
    178 VS ?
    Guess kelly's score versus carlton?

  100. TOPHAWK1 says:

    What a round…………….Turds as far as the eye can see…………..

    Rance, Mc Grath, Zaharakis, Stefan Martin, Rich, Andrews, Ahern, Goldstein, Laird, L Murphy, Westhoff, Wines, Rockliff, Steven, McLean, Parker, JPK, Heeney, Pendlebury, Sidebottom,and Mihocek………..

    It is the first week of the finals and these clowns above decide to deposit a giant steaming cow dung on the field for us hard working Super Coaches. ALL OF YAS ARE AN ABSOLUTE DISGRACE!!!! Hang your heads in shame the lot of ya!

    Aaaahhhh. I feel so much better now……..

  101. TOPHAWK1 says:

    I wonder what a PAR score looks like this week. With all those soiled pants out there, I think there will be a high standard deviation in scores. (Either very high or very low) I am sitting on 1600 with Yeo, Ryan, Cripps, Oliver, Gawn, T Mac, and Mundy to play. I am hoping to end up with 2400 from here. How is everyone else travelling?

    • TBone_9 says:

      1300 with Gaff, Walters, Gawn, Simmo, Cripps, Cogs, Oliver, T-Mac, Yeo and Titch’s C score to come. Hoping for a super Sunday today mate!

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Looking good T bone!! I reckon 2500-2600 is possible if all your boys deliver today. Good luck mate!

        • TBone_9 says:

          Cheers HAWK! Here’s to hoping mate, used the one trade this week on Stef to Grundy so that’s keeping me in my finals match up this week hahaha

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            Nice trade! Stef was scheit and Grundy went big for you. I punted Higgins for Macrae which delivered me 121.💪De Goey was punted for T Mac so hoping he can go big for me as well today. Being finals it was time to pull two bold trades. BANG!

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Sitting on 1495 with Gawn, Clarry, TMac, Kelly, Cogs, Walters, Ryan, Cripps, Simpson and Yeo to come. I will be happy if I can scrape 2500 but knowing the form of a few of my players recently I am worried.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        You are going big DM! I reckon 2600-2700 is on the cards. Hope the SC gods are nice today.

    • KSinny says:

      1589 with Oliver, Gawn, Brayshaw, Gaff, Yeo, Cripps, Simmo, Cogs and Titch's C score to go.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      1344 at the moment, with Simmo, Crips, Cogs, Gawn, Oliver and Yeo still to come, plus Titch extra 153 as VC and Grundy 167 as E. Looking to win most of my games and my one and only final in the Won't Back Down league.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Beautiful. Looks like you will end up with something similar to me. Probably around the 2400 mark. Leading in a few big finals too mate. Cheers

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Thanks TOPHAWK1, still have my one trade left for emergencies, and cover on most lines, so hoping to finish the season on a good note.

    • Trades says:

      1666 with 8 to play.
      Projected 2548

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      Currently projected for 2100 only made top 4 in one out of 5 finals looks like I only have to worry about 1 finals series from next week onwards

  102. TBone_9 says:

    In a tight Qualifying final this week. I have 98 points, Gaff and Walters, he has Shaw, Kelly and Mundy. I reckon it’s gonna go down to the wire! Good luck to everyone else in tight finals too!

    • Derek says:

      What will be this weeks Sunday Surprise?

      I might need some help in the A Graders elimination.

      • TBone_9 says:

        Here’s to hoping Sunday’s surprise is Walters playing the whole game in the guts! How are your match ups looking this week Derek?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      That will be really tight. Hoping Gaff and Walters pump out big scores for ya on Derby day.

  103. Laird Lad Donuts says:

    So season is pretty much over for me after getting either second or third on the ladder in my 4 leagues and getting into the top 9k, i've slipped, run out of all my trades and now I have Higgins and Savage out.
    I've given up.
    Can the community tell me is there a website out there I can use to make a 2019 super coach team like a draft??
    Thanks heaps community

    • Derek says:

      Have a break, ease into pre-season and wait for positions and prices around the end of January.

      Next year will be slightly easier picking a starting team, we only need to pick 29 players, as everyone will have Docherty

      • Laird Lad Donuts says:

        Docherty and don't forget about Zac Williams!!!
        Also is there a actual website to make a draft or something like a squadbuilder?

  104. Steve says:

    Had VC on Macrae 121 not going to be enough, who should l have as C out of Kelly, Cripps, Cogs, Neale, Gawn or Yeo

  105. Trades says:

    Ryan to Hurn/McGovern/McDonald?
    Don't need to trade but looking at Rd 22
    Got 6 trades

  106. oliverfisher says:

    Who wins community. I have McDonald, Shuey and Cripps plus 299 points, vs Cripps -captain- , Petracca, Brawshaw, Hurn, and Walters?

    • Trades says:

      You easily

    • Trades says:

      Didn't see the captain. But you just.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I think this is too close to call. You should score another 350 points max with those 3 giving you 650 in total. If Cripps scores 150 it means your opponent scores 300. I reckon his other 4 blokes will average around 90 between the 4 of them giving him around 650 in total as well!! Gonna be a nail biter!!

  107. Richard says:

    Possible record breaking score by Melbourne today.They are top of the ladder with points for and GC are bottom of the ladder with points for

  108. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Brought in JJ last week thought hes run home was good. Hes first week l thought what happened! But did he turn that around!

    • Lazza says:

      Bastard..😁… I’m playing you in The Rat Pack… your ahead by 92… my Kelly, TMcDonald and Brayshaw vs your Coniglio and Gaff….. I think you got me… 😬

  109. TOPHAWK1 says:

    WTF is Heater doing?? Does he want to be added to this week's cow dung list!💩

  110. P Dog says:

    Kelly is the new Bont……playing great but score still inflated.

  111. Finnius says:

    Josh Kelly…


  112. The BONT says:

    Kelly is on 114 at HT

  113. BrownlowBoy says:

    Deledio cooked again.

  114. BadgerHoney7 says:

    Josh Kelly – thanks for coming – not gonna jinx the double century

  115. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    I was projected to win my qualifying final by 200 points after the Hawks v Essendon game. Now my opponent is projected to win by 100. What a shocking saturday

  116. Andrew says:

    Projected 2,633 coming into today, 1,766 with Kelly, Simpson, Cripps, Gawn, Yeo, Hurn, Neale and Ryan to come.

    Wonder what top score will be.

  117. Cobee Bear says:

    I genuinely feel for Carlton supporters. Must be livid.

  118. Derek says:

    Make it stop. I thought I had most of my matches in the bag, GWS just keep piling on points.

    I’ll need Oliver to score 180+ because of this.

  119. Bobby says:

    100 points + Hurn vs Josh Kelly going into today.. thought I had it in the bag. Hurn really needs to turn up for me now. What a week for Kelly to remind the entire AFL community just how good is he is

  120. Randomcliche2 says:

    2004 points by GWS! Boom! What is the team record?

  121. Ramrod says:

    I watched a one sided game – Demons vs a pathetic GCS who have got to be scrapped. The Demons have got some champs but Tom McDONALD is not one of them he is very soft. ‘Looks like Tarzan plays like Jane’ and doesn’t look interested or did he have an off day?

    • neil demons delight says:

      obviously don't watch the game closely enough Ram. Tom MacDonald played a team game today just his accuracy was off .Expect big things in the coming weeks NDD

      • Ramrod says:

        Neil. I know you are a huge Demon fan, however I did watch the game closely. Tom McDONALD is not a great player and he is soft. Petracca played ok today but he too is not living up to his potential. Both might play well against ordinary times but I’d hate to rely on them in the trenches. I suspect both will let you down in the finals.

        • neil demons delight says:

          Agree to disagree Ram however I do agree with Tracca ,not a favourite of mine. Depth is the key to how deep we go Watch out next year .I am around the club and they want Gaff A promising young player and a senior player have been bandied around. NDD

  122. Finnius says:

    Gaff gone for the season. Bye bye my last trade.

  123. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Well i was hoping to make a defensive upgrade next week, but Gaff has ruined the possibility of that now

  124. KSinny says:

    Looking like about 2750 for me this week!! My best score by about 180

    • Defying_Madness says:

      Nice I think I was 4 points off 2700. Should be some big scores this week

  125. Defying_Madness says:

    Will Ryan and Walters do something ever

  126. BrownlowBoy says:

    Thanks for dying in the last quarter Hurn.

    Won my elimination.


  127. Andrew says:

    2,705, Ryan and Hurn slowing didn't help me

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I lost to a guy who went 2780 and I got 2696. Unfortunate, Ryan let me down as well along with some others

    • SamuraiPizzaCat says:

      Nice! Some big scores this week. I managed 2606, good enough to win 3 out of 4 leagues

  128. Derek says:

    anyone like to predict the final top 8?

    • Defying_Madness says:

      richmond, eagles, gws, pies, hawks, geelong, dees, port.

      Not confident on port making it, depends on whether they beat the eagles otherwise north

      • Jaco says:

        GWS’s injuries will hurt.

        • Defying_Madness says:

          They will for sure, just had a look at them. Had a really unlucky year along with the Pies regarding injuries

    • BlueBaggerJosh says:

      Richmond, Eagles, Giants, Collingwood, Geelong, Hawthorn, North Melbourne, Sydney

    • SamuraiPizzaCat says:

      Richmond, West Coast, Collingwood, GWS, North Melbourne, Geelong, Melbourne, Sydney

      • Defying_Madness says:

        I reckon Hawks are a lock now, just got to win 1 game and we are guaranteed a spot due to our percentage

        • SamuraiPizzaCat says:

          Yeah you're right… I had Sydney and Hawks on same number of wins, missed the percentage. Replace Sydney with Hawks

    • Finnius says:

      Richmond, West Coast, Giants, Hawks, Pies, Dees, Port and Cats

      • Defying_Madness says:

        Similar to mine except you have my hawkies beating the cats. Hope you are right, would love a top 4 spot

    • Marty says:

      Carlton, Gold Coast, Brisbane, St Kilda, Dogs, Freo, Crows, North. Oops sorry was standing on my head.

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      It appears plenty would. But after playing with the ladder predictor. Hell no. GWS could miss or have double chance, or even a home double chance. Cray cray.

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      Richmond, West Coast, Collingwood, GWS, Melbourne, Geelong, Hawthorn, Port

  129. squizz says:

    The only way Gaff will get out of his predicament is to claim that Brayshaw said he has been messing around with his mother a la Tony Shaw type comments from years ago. Maybe his action is a way of getting to Melbourne?

    • Cookie says:

      Don't think breaking one of the Melbourne players brothers jaw is the best way to get to a club

  130. The Ranger says:

    Josh Kelly you beauty!
    Got me over the line in 5 finals, I owe you one Joshy!

    • Lazza says:

      Yep, if not for Kelly .. Shake n Bake would have sent me packing from The Rat Pack… most importantly for me I won all my cash league games…

  131. Kanga says:

    How does Russty score so badly when he talks about all of his trades on here and has a 'full premo' side? Lost all his leagues too hahahahhaa.

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      He had Nic nat Howe Fyfe Sicily all not playing

      • Russty_ says:

        I don't have any of those players in my team

        • Sc_Wow says:

          How does someone with no rookies score so poorly

          • Russty_ says:

            Hey wow, glad you beat your mate Kanga this's that road to number 1 going?
            I'm still in it with a shot in 3 Leagues….seeing as you and your mates are having a go at my performance, I hope you don't drop another 125 spots next week without Gaff on field.
            Cheeeers buddy!

            • Road to number 1 says:

              haha good point rust, he only lasted 3/4 of the season, fancy having no trades left for the last 7 games of the year what a spud.

              • Randomcliche2 says:

                It's feasible but not great. As sprint trader here, I can confirm that the No Trades Club is booming and we are having a few donuts and beers. 2595/21 here.

            • Sc_Wow says:

              How am I still outscoring you!?

        • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

          Sorry Russty l was playing Gators team he had those players. My mistake sorry buddy 🙂

    • Mongul says:

      He spends far too much time ‘Advising’ people when maybe he should concentrate on his own team. He is certainly helpful to new SCers.

    • neil demons delight says:

      you are a complete tool Kanga. Russty helps more ppl than anyone here .Get a life

      • Kanga says:

        Niel there is no point. Why help ppl when he can't even go himself. Just an observation I've seen. He certainly posts alot, I'd suggest quality over quantity in his case. Just my 2 cents. Cheers K.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Not sure where you are getting your info from, Russty won in the Sons league and Magnificent 7 league that I am in with him.

    • Russty_ says:

      Why do you care Kanga?…you seem quite concerned about what I'm doing, lying about how many leagues I lost , how would you know how many Leagues I won or lost in…?
      Seems like you have an axe to grind for some reason even though I've never heard of you…another guy under a fake account again maybe?…someone who's already been banned yet still keeps coming back under fake names, slagging people off.
      Start an intense debate account ..if you can.

    • Da_Boysh says:

      why is everyone such a pack of fking sooks

  132. Finnius says:

    2681 for me – won all of my league finals. Will be down to zero trades though with gaff being an absolute [email protected]#wit.

    Gonna be a tense couple of weeks.

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Outstanding score mate! Sensational. I only managed 2368 with a few untimely turds. Still, no major injuries, one trade and $60K in the kitty. Will have to reload next week in a number of semi finals. Onwards and upwards I say. Congrats to all my rivals who knocked me over. Just too good. Cheers Finnius.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      2559 for me, beat my best for the year by nine, won my lone final in the Won't Back Down league, plus all my bottom 8 finals. Still have one trade left for emergencies.

  133. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Well done patch too good for me in the SC elite league.
    Elite score 2623 nice pods in jelwood and buddy 👏

    Huge gaffe by gaff. 6 weeks as has clean sheet but broke his jaw. Ouch

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Hi Trigga. I got beat too in my SC Elite prelim by 46 SC. Close but no cigar. Time to back up for some big semi finals. Coaches who own Gaff will need to trade his arse out. (If they have any trades left). Dodged a bullet there. The bloke was sooky and remorseful, but he broke Brayshaw's jaw. Can only do that with a closed fist, not an open one. Agree with you 100%. Throw the book at him. Good luck next week!

      • Finnius says:

        Up against you this week tophawk. Should be tight.

      • BockChoy says:

        Actually, you can break a jaw with an open palm… by striking with the heel of your hand. Doesn't take away from the fact that Gaff will be up for 5+ weeks out.

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Thanks hawk same 2 u.
        I have a few leagues where i have the week off but others i am teeing up again this week. So mixed bag.

        Will go in with the same 22 backing some premos to produce premo scores.

    • hedski says:

      I have Patch in the semi this week….not looking good, hope I get Howe back.

  134. Connor says:

    2500 with only 20 players – what could have been

  135. kanga says:

    'Kanga' is giving me a bad name!

    Tom McDonald is a really good player just not a superstar and nor is he being paid like one so i dont get peoples incorrect analysis of him. He is a good kick at goal just missed a couple easy ones he normally nails.

    40 goals, 16 behinds from 14 games this year and has spent some time up the ground on the wing.
    23 goals, 7 behinds last year.

    J.Cameron got 5 – Gaff is getting a minimum of 6 probably 7.

    • Hoarse says:

      Your opinion. Not even ‘a really good player’. Does not show enough desperation. No doubt he would have voted against the aborted fitness camp earlier this year which will haunt MFC. I won 4/4 with 2688. How did you go sport?
      Gaff will get 3.

      • DavidC says:

        3?? You are kidding right? Minimum 6, some are suggesting as much as 10.

        • Hoarse says:

          He is not a Sicily thug. Never been suspended. He hit him but didn’t mean to punch his jaw like Hall did. From what I can gather, he meant to hit him in the chest to get away from Brayshaws scragging. I have played a lot of footy and know accidents happen. I am not condoning what Gaff did but I understand how these situations occur.

          • Holty01 says:

            He will get minimum of 6. He wont play finals. 170 games with no report or fine wont save him. He is a fair player and is very remorseful but the AFL cant let this go lightly. If he only gets 3 the AFL will be a laughing stock as other incidents that get 3 are no where near as bad as what Gaff has done.

          • Lazza says:

            Probably has a few fresh air shots and slices his golf swing too..

            Don’t be surprised if he gets 12 – 15 games. Legal eagles suggesting he should get 12 months.. Even Galbally who represents these guys said on the field or not, he should get 1 to 2 years.

  136. NoLanguage says:

    Jesus what a week not to have Kelly and Grundy 🙁

    Lost all of my qualifying finals with a paltry 2300 thanks to so many 70-80 scores zzzzz

    Stef Martin to Grundy this week even if I need to use two trades???? Got 3 in the bank.

  137. JohnDJ59 says:

    I'm glad to say my team Black Flag is having a strong finish to the season, in the last four weeks I have managed to win most of my games, had my two best scores for the season of 2550 and 2559 and moved up the rankings from 35798 to 26868. Nothing like last year, but at least I am going in the right direction. Won my elimination final in my Won't Back Down league, so still a chance to defend my premiership and won all my bottom eight finals.

    • Derek says:

      great work. you must have trades left to be finishing strong like that?

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        Hi Derek, only the one now after I gave in and traded out Fyfe for Dusty two weeks ago, but apart from that my team has been settled since round 16 and have had good cover on most lines, although after a few injuries and non starters from the last weekend that could change this week.

        • Derek says:

          to finish strong you need to have a few trades left. but if you don't trade aggressively early your rank will not be as good. i'm still trying to get the balance right.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Injuries have been the main difference for me this year Derek, I was settled after round 16 last year as well, but still had six trades left, plus I was able to do the trades I planned for, so my rank didn't suffer, whereas this year I used too many trades just trying to cover injuries in the early part of the season.

  138. Swoopster says:

    My best score for the season 2688.
    Won all my league games. 4 trades left and I don't have the Gaff headache.
    To all those who questioned why have Buddy…. That's why.

    • Lazza says:

      Gees swoop, I almost traded Buddy and had him on the pine.. fortunately I have a swing/loophole bench player on every line so was able to get his score via the big E.

      2637 for me.. into 4 prelims (3 are cash leagues) and 1 elimination against Russty in The Rat Pack..

  139. Mark Fawcett says:

    Well that was a big weekend. Had what I thought would be a good enough score to move into the top 50 but went backward from 58th to 60th!! 2,604 and only good enough for a ranking of 10,023 for the week! Some MASSIVE scores produced. Even captained Mitchell which still wasn't good enough, guess a lot captained Kelly for his huge score? Poor scores from Henney, McLean, Martin and Laird didn't help, nor Simpson or McDonald and Pendles:( Had Cripps, Mitchell, Kelly, Oliver, Dangerfield and Hogan for the big scores, just didn't pick the right captain I'm guessing?

    • BockChoy says:

      One player in my league scored a 2844… could've been more but he played the VC on Titch and not the C on Kelly!

  140. Da_Boysh says:

    brought in Hawkins for Walters. Kill me now.

  141. Steeeve says:

    I'm in two competitive leagues (plus some others I don't even check).
    In one I had the highest score of the round.
    In the other I lost by almost 200 points.
    Some MASSIVE scores this week, good on ya if you scored up around 2800.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      3 banged out 2900's
      Unbelievably huge scores this week

      Imagine if u scored 2903 and this still wasnt high enough to win the weekly.prize!!. Be a bit dark. The anger sharks b swimming in your head…