Round 21 SuperCoach Panic Room

How bloody good is footy?!

Round 20 is in the can and what a magnificent can it was.

Five of the games were all decided by 4 points or less which was a record amount for a single round. Then Carlton came along on Sunday and ruined it (not a record, Carlton are known to ruin things)

Round 20 also saw the beginning of SuperCoach finals and tales of triumph and woe hit Twitter on Sunday night. Popular Panic Room roasting target and podcast enthusiast, PatchtotheMax, got one up over our Mad Irishman and hoo boy, he was humble about it

Then there was Community member Cam, who found out the hard way that Buddy can and will do whatever he wants at any given time.

Round 21 has arrived with it’s own set of problems and where there’s a problem a wild Lek and Patch will appear to solve it in their weekly podcast. South Australian royalty, Barron von Crow, looks at some South Australian draft royalty in this weeks Around the Grounds. If you’re playing this week you’ll need to nail your captain choice to get any further, Patch looks at some options over here, and Damo’s cheat sheet juggernaut rolls on this week.

As a special gift to the Community, dead set legend Michael Chamberlin (of Junktime Footy podcast fame) has joined Lek and Patch for a special podcast where they shoot the breeze on all things sport (and a bit of SuperCoach too). Cheers, Chambo!

THE NEWS

Alright, bringing back a meme from 8 years ago to describe this round.

Let’s get into it…

St. Kilda’s already questionable uh… “ruck department” took a further blow during the week with Tom Hickey ruled out. Lewis Pierce (RUC – 125.3k) makes his season debut. Patch’s boy, Rowan “my boat” Marshall is back along with Ben Long and Bailey Rice. Ben Paton (DEF – 117.3k) will make his debut. Nick Coffield and Hunter Clark are amongst the outs. No changes for the Dons.

Saturday see’s Hawthorn’s Conor Nash replace WhiteX for the first game of the day. Ryan Abbott is one of five outs for the Cats, making way for the returning Rhys Stanley. Mark O’Connor will play his first game since round 2. Tom Stewart is another significant returnee for the Cats. Toby Nankervis is OUT for the game against the Suns, but they will be at almost full strength with the returning Jack Graham, Dion Prestia, and Bachar Houli. The Suns have made six changes themselves, recalling captain Steven May, David Swallow, and Jarryd Lyons. Sam Powell-Pepper is the big name out for Port. Dom Sheed is replacing Andrew Gaff at the Eagles. Jordan de Goey is straight back in for the Pies as the prepare to face the Lions at Etihad. Tom Cutler returns for Brisbane in the place of Ryan Bastinac. Toby Greene is injured again at the Giants; Brett Deledio and Dawson Simpson join him on the injury list. Tim Taranto and Dylan Shiel will return. The Crows have shuffled the magnets a bit, Riley Knight, who may have given some attention to one of the Giants’ gun mids, is out injured.   

North have named Shaun Higgins and LDU on Sunday for their game against the Dogs, who have named Tim English on an extended bench and a possible debut for Callum Porter (MID – 117.3k). Freo have named Sam Switkowski (FWD – 117.3k) on an extended bench in one of seven new names. Carlton have given themselves a chance by dropping Cam O’Shea. Kruuuuuuze has been named on an extended bench. There’s only one confirmed out for the last game of the week between Melbourne and Sydney, and that’s Joel Smith. Hanners is chance to return for the match.

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

The House of full to the brim in a week that doesn’t really matter for rookie downgrades. Nonetheless, there’s plenty of options that can offer you some downgrade cash if you’re desperate.

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

Jack Madgen – MID – 66 last week

Aiden Bonar – MID / FWD – 82 last week

Nathan Freeman – 64 last week

Brandon Starcevich – MID / FWD – 55 last week

-41 – Kane Farrell*

-21 – Fergus Greene*

-17 – Alex Morgan*

-12 – Will Walker*

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

173 – Stef Martin

165 – Jeremy Howe

160 – Goldmember

147 – Rory Laird

146 – Tom Mitchell

144 – Jayden Short

140 – Tomahawk

SMMOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

No more needs to be said on the Andrew Gaff debacle, if you own him in SuperCoach he needs to be replaced. You’ve more than likely got a FWD / MID floating around that you can swap into the midfield as well.

If looking at a straight mid for mid swap and have 21k in the bank, Jack Redden will swallow up some of Gaff’s points despite being a different type of midfielder. He’s been on bloody fire lately, flashing a huge ceiling of 137 and 154 (twice). He comes up against Port this week, a team he scored 134 against back in round 7.

If you’re chasing a forward, Josh Dunkley has shifted into the midfield of late and pumped out scores of 105 (29 touches), 147 (27), and 132 (33). He faces North and Carlton under the roof over the next fortnight before the Tiges in the SuperCoach grand final.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

Geelong and Hawthorn have played out some absolute crackers over the years and both teams seem to lift for this matchup. Our mates over at Fantasy Insider have had a look at the numbers and given us this ideal lineup:

My take:

RUCK

Rhys Stanley returns this week Geelong and was in pretty good form before his injury. His price is somewhat prohibitive as Hawthorn are only giving up on average 76DS to opposite rucks since round 15. Geelong are the best in the business at limiting opposition key forwards so that puts a line through Rough for mine.

That leaves Jono Ceglar. His past 3 has seen him average 85 and Geelong give up, on average, 92DS to opposition rucks.

DEF

Not a lot happening in defence. Both teams have been superb in locking down opposition defenders over the past month so I’m looking down the list to try and save some cash. Ben Stratton (8.5k) had 93DS and 11 intercepts v Essendon. He averages 10.6 of them over the past 3 games. Lachie Henderson is slowly getting back into it, he scored 106 last time out against the Hawks. While I’m not expecting that kind of return, he’s low risk option at 6.4k

Of the pricier targets, Shaun Burgoyne doesn’t mind playing against the Cats. He’s been extremely consistent over the past month, scoring between 78 and 93.

FWDS

Helllllo midfielder forwards against Hawthorn! They’re giving up the second most fantasy points to the position over the past month and Geelong have a bunch of options. Gaz averages a lazy 143DS over his past 5 against the Hawks, Danger 120DS, and Sam Menegola hasn’t dropped below 82DS since May. May!

If you’re looking to spend down a bit, Dan Menzel is my pick. He loves to sneak out the back and snag a cheap goal. He’s scored 101DS (4 goals) and 90DS (3 goals) in his past two against the Hawks

MIDS

Fire (up) the Worpedo! James Worpel’s price hasn’t quite caught up to his little purple patch. The same can be said of Harry Morrison. Tim Kelly is quickly becoming my second favourite opposition player to watch (Love you Fyfey!). His 57 against Brisbane two weeks ago has kept his price down to 12.9k, his 5 games around that score saw him average 109.8. Scott Selwood is another who doesn’t mind this matchup. His floor always appeals to me because of his love of a cuddle and I expect this to be a hot game of footy.

If you’ve followed me so far you’ll have the cash to splash to a certain guy by the name of Tom Mitchell. Many will blanch at his 21k price tag but he’s just too hard to fade at the moment. On a single game slate he’ll be the top scorer against a team that isn’t known to apply a heavy tag. The man scored 146DS last week against Essendon which are the best team in the comp at limiting opposition midfielders.

My lineup:

That’s it for this week, Community. For those in prelims enjoy the week off while the rest of us deal with do or die semi final games.

 

 

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  1. Corza says:

    This is my biggest Panic week yet, got a number of holes any advice community? I have 4 Trades Left
    62K In the Bank
    Yeo, Lloyd, Laird, Simspon, Hurley, Savage (Lienert, Ridley)

    T.Mitchell, Cripps, Dangerfield, J.Kelly, Gaff, Macrae, Coniglio (Phillips, Giro, Dawson)

    Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

    D.Smith, Heeney, R.Gray, McLean, Walters, Ahern (Sicily, Brown)

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      G'day Corza. If you're facing knock out semi finals this week trading Nank should be top priority as you don't have cover. Your second move I'd look at trading Gaff as replacing him with a mid will net you more points than replacing Savage will

    • Lekdog says:

      Field Leinert, replace Gaff and Nank

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Gaff to Redden (POD with 5 round avg of 124) and Nank to Goldy/Martin if you can afford, otherwise you might need to settle for Stanley.

  2. dontblushbaby says:

    After a quick look, I’d go Nank – Goldy, Gaff – Pendles , should get within what $ you have, good luck

  3. Gazza says:

    Hey community, facing elimination this week and am in need of suggestions! 4 trades left and $143K in the bank.
    Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Hurn, Crisp, Ryan (Murphy, Lynch)

    Mitchell, Cripps, Dangerfield, Oliver, Merrett, Macrae, Zorko, Martin (Giro, Coffield, Barry)

    Gawn, Goldstein (Olango)

    Smith, Westhoff, Gray, Heaney, McLean, De Goey (Ahern, Battle)

    Any suggestions would be appreciated,
    Thanks

  4. The Ranger says:

    Aaaahhh! I’m panicking!!!
    Off to Europe for 3wks and it’s SC Finals!!

  5. Oliver says:

    Need some advice community. 2 trade left, about 100k in the bank and playing this week.

    I'm looking at trading out JJK this week. Which is the best option.
    1. Menegola. Which gives me the option of putting McLean, Buddy or Billings at F7.
    2. Swing McDonald forward and bring in a defender, maybe Hurley
    3. Swing Ahern forward to F7, swing Murphy into the mids and then bring in a defender and stick witherden as D7 (I currently don't have any bench coverage down back).

    On a related note. If I still have Fyfe, would it be better to loop Ahern with Parker if I keep Ahern in the mids. Or would it be better to hold off and then look at trading Fyfe to someone like Neale if Parker spuds up?

  6. John says:

    Hey community, I need help with this Gaff trade. I’ve come to 3 options and I can’t decide who to get. Who out of Kelly, Macrae and Merrett?

  7. BrownlowBoy says:

    Is Goldy a good option?

  8. Steve says:

    My only potential loophole is Giro depending on weather he plays, so my VC & C are vital, just wondering what everyone is thinking, l'm looking at Mitchell , Kelly , Macrae as VC and Neale , Cripps as C , any advice would be great

    • Lazza says:

      Mitchell into Cripps.. Cats don’t have a tagger of any note… they’ll cover Mitchell at stoppages like every other team, but that’s about it..
      Kelly is a good alternative, but away to Adelaide and likely to have Greenwood tracking him..

  9. Bobby says:

    Best FWD option 440k and under excluding McLean, Franklin, Heeney and Gray who I already have. 1 of Darling, Acres, Mitch Robinson or Michael Walters? Please help community I’m stumped

  10. Russty_ says:

    Good luck to Larry Lazza (Raw Tigers) and Scotty (Trigga) this week…do or die this week, bring it on!..woohoo

    • Lazza says:

      Ditto, Russty ..

    • Lazza says:

      Hey Russty, fortunately I had enough trades and cash to bring in Grundy for Nank… . made the difference.. The Kennedy (GWS) choice not so rewarding … but enough to get me across the line… sorry buddy, look forward to playing you again next year in The Rat Pack..
      5 prelims ahead, 3 are cash leagues… 2 trades and $97.5k in the kitty.. will have to replace Walters, maybe Kelly, but I think her will play..

      Enjoy the golf and real estate discovery… ..

      • Russty_ says:

        Hi Laz, well done mate and good luck for all your finals coming up, I'm still in with a shot in one for next week so all's not lost, Trigga smoked me this week too haha well done Trigs.

  11. Ahmad rubas says:

    everyone in my team is playing except for tim smith and olango which is surprising hopefully there is some late out carnage

  12. Peter says:

    Help, need advice.
    I have 1 trade left and have Nankervis and gaff. Not sure who to trade of the two.

    I am in 2 cash leagues and in prelim final next week and elim final this week in the other. Want to win at least one premiership.

    Do I trade gaff for McRae and cop donut fron Nankervis this week. OR
    Trade Nankervis and bring in grundy which and avoid a donut.

    Decision will depend on how long Nankervis will be out. Is it only a 1 week injury?. I will most likely lose this weeks elim final if I cop the donut but win if I get in grundy.

    If I trade nank for grundy I do have gaff bench cover in Giro, magden and spargo.

    Have to consider next weeks prelim game also. Can’t afford a donut next week as next weeks game will be tougher

    Feedback appreciated

  13. Moosehead says:

    What a weak effort by Nathan Brown. Saad had taken 4 steps and bang when he wasn’t looking.
    Hopefully three weeks to end his season.

  14. BadgerHoney7 says:

    I feel like a noob right now but just would like to double check I have both Battle and Walters as Emergencies and have Tim Smith Captain – does this still mean I get Walters score

  15. Corza says:

    Gaff To Oliver
    Sicily To Menegola
    Left with barely an money and 2 Trades Left
    Or
    Gaff To J.Selwood
    Sicily To Westhoff
    130K to upgrade Savage and Hurley in the last two rounds to Howe and A.Brayshaw

  16. Harry says:

    Hey guys! I need to trade Gaff and only can get anyone up to 535k. So far I've narrowed down to Jelwood/Crouch/Higgins/Duncan? Who would you guys pick? And also anyone else I havn't thought of?

  17. Mick says:

    What has happened to Wow and 66? Did their season go bad? Haven't seen their know it all comments and negativity towards others on here lately.

    • Lazza says:

      WoW probably lost interest… was playing only for rank and is now stuck in reverse gear … still top 400 though… pretty good..
      I think 66 was banned … he lacked elegance and suffered from his multiple personalities..

    • SC_Wank_66Toss says:

      same thing that happens to them every year. They pick a new site to troll and abuse everybody who doesn't burn 2 trades every week for early season rank. Then when it gets serious they have stuff all trades left and start going backwards. Still 2 weeks to go and both of them are getting donuts every week, they be very lucky if they finish in the top 1,000

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      I must say it's bloody nice around here

  18. f××k foxtel says:

    Anyone got links to watch the game today free online? cats v hawks game

  19. Davo says:

    Hi Community. Need to trade Gaff to either Macrae, Kelly, Crouch, Selwood or Neale. Which one guys? Thanks in advance. Cheers.

  20. Guy says:

    Hi community who should I trade gaff to out of Ward Duncan crouch or Selwood I only have 538k.

  21. fono says:

    Panic time!
    I've got 1 trade left and have both Gaff & Deledio.
    No bench cover for Lids (is he a chance to come back this year?)
    Gaff I can cover with Ahern.
    With only $24,700 in the bank can only really afford Gunstan or thinking Taranto to replace Lids with which isn't ideal.
    Thoughts?

  22. Defying_Madness says:

    Wouldn't be surprised if Roughy is a late out or is playing sore. Saw him running around very slowly around 8:30 this morning with some of the other injured boys

  23. Fiona Amudala says:

    Hi all

    What is Mitchell’s scoring history when tagged by Selwood?

  24. Cobee Bear says:

    Who's in people's top 3 never again list after this season, for me it's:

    1. Caddy
    2. Hurley
    3. Hibberd

    • Finnius says:

      hibberd, dusty and robbie gray. Those last two wayy too inconsistent and form players.

    • Keenbutcluess says:

      Add Kreuzer, Petracca and Mills to that. Keep expecting the latter two to break out, but I don’t think it will happen. Angrier especially at Mills, because I chose him over Lloyd.

  25. neil demons delight says:

    Hey Shake good luck in the finals .I just got Goldy in for Nank puts me 2418 to 2417 Going to be close mate. Sorry to match your Goldy but he has a good last 3, if I can get over you .Almost a Shake and Fake Got you in the resies in Elites also. Lloyd Pope in your Cazaly looks too good for me .160 lead and a better team Great league been fun cheers Shake

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      I do have you in a couple of finals this weekend. Gaff will be my only trade this week. Leaves me 1 left! I have Rockburners in UTCazaly have to win to progress going to be close l think. And to you mate good luck 🍀

    • Finnius says:

      I am Lloyd pope neil. You never know might be closer than you think.

      • neil demons delight says:

        Hi Finnius you have had a great year .What is the theme behind LLOYD POPE it's a great league well up the ladder and great coaches which tests us all

        • Finnius says:

          Thanks neil. Don't have any trades though so can hopefully stick it out. Lloyd Pope is a cricketer who plays australia under 19s – cult icon with flaming red hair. I played with him in a tournament a couple of years ago – great guy.

  26. hedski says:

    Both my opponents (work cashy and Patch) have the vc on Titch.
    I am copping a donut (Howe).
    Should I bang the vc on Dusty who neither have and hope for big things against the Suns???
    Or Jelwood who neither have?
    Feel like I need a bit of a miracle…

  27. Sam says:

    Do I trade or hold Howe. I have 1 trade left

  28. neil demons delight says:

    Unfortunately Hedski Tich will kill it.Jelwood for me though good luck mate

  29. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    Who should i play on field, Mihochek or Duman? Leaning toward mihochek at this point as i feel he can maybe kick a few against Brisbane

  30. Derek says:

    the game is too fast for Jelwood now.

  31. Defying_Madness says:

    Freekickcats

  32. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Phew vindication.
    Brought in Gaz last week for a pod in finals
    Stuffed it last week as being -ve at qtr time but today. Gaz of old. Still the little master. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😁" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f601.svg"&gt;
    Go goat. Big finish to the year coming up.

    Loved it when the press got stuck into him during the week. Was always gonna spurred him on to own it today..thanks dermie 🐐

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      Worpeado was pretty bloody good on him. When Gaz was the goat there was no way a first year player could have even laid a hand on him. Was pretty good, unlike some of his mates.

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Yep.
        A couple of teams hawks being one have an uncanny knack of getting bargains in the draft while also filling a need.

        Worpedo is a rippa.
        Only gonna get better the more he plays. gr8 play in the 3rd on jelwood.

  33. hedski says:

    Playing against Patch, interesting that he vc'd Neale and captained Titch…..

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      Jesus Hedski!!! Just saw it with my own eyes! WTF?? What a howler by Patch. Unbelievable. He will cop some serious heat on the podcast on Monday. Looking forward to hearing the excuses! LOL

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        I had Titch as VC. Probably going either Grundy or Macrae as captain now.

        • hedski says:

          I went Dusty, should have backed Danger in like normal but meh.
          Think I'll go Cripps.

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            Grundy may be down a bit being up against the big Stef. Still think he could go 140. You are in with a big chance against Patch now mate. Good luck! I am against Lloyd Pope. He has a scary good team. Dont think I can get over the top of him, but hanging tough up to this point.

    • Lekdog says:

      Have already been abusing him, was on a plane and wouldn't have been able to deploy his loop option

  34. Pman says:

    I had Mitchell as VC who only scored 102 so who to make Captain out of Macrae, Cripps, Grundy or Gawn? Worried Max may pull out tomorrow and Grundy won't have it all his own against Stef Martin tonight so leaning towards Macrae or Cripps but would appreciate some feedback re best captaincy choice. Cheers..

  35. Cobee Bear says:

    Injury carnage!

  36. Jeffrey says:

    Need your help community!

    Who to Captain out of:

    Gawn, Macrae or Cripps???

  37. Defying_Madness says:

    Ding dong down goes my captain and my week

  38. Corey says:

    Can’t believe this Josh Kelly out with concussion like how unlikely do you have to be GWS, I’m not a GWS supporter but wow Atleast you know everyone on their list will get a game this year!

  39. BrownlowBoy says:

    Why is Tex even a captain.

  40. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Do you think Degoey hurt his same leg 🤔

  41. hedski says:

    So I have to choose one of Ahern or Giro to play on field, could be my last big choice for the year.
    I just know I'll get it wrong……

  42. Rupert_The_Dog says:

    This is sort of footy related.
    Lol at Foxtels latest TV offer "Only $4 p/day no lock in contract" small print says "Minimum charge $199 on direct debit"

  43. hedski says:

    Yep, so I took Ahern over Giro, goddammit he looks slow and shit.
    Get a bloody touch.

  44. Hawks says:

    McLean has been crap the past month, I need him to pull his finger out to keep my SC league chances alive.

    C'mon McLean

  45. kanga says:

    Sh!+boner spirit – Kangas let you down every time when it matters.

  46. BrownlowBoy says:

    Honestly footy can be so cruel.

    Looks like Alex Johnson has done yet another ACL.

  47. hedski says:

    Banfield late out, COME ON CAPTAIN CRIPPA!

  48. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Im sure l weren’t the only one but Macrae for Gaff worked well😊

  49. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    need 130 from cripps, 100 from walters and 90 from ed curnow or its curtains for me

  50. Defying_Madness says:

    Walters injured and I have no trades. So it begins

    • Finnius says:

      Same. Ahern may be dropped as well who is my only cover…

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        Well played Finnius! You were just too good. I pulled the Brayshaw rabbit out of my hat for Howe, but Ahern screwed me over big time. Good luck in the prelims next week mate. Cheers. TH

        • Finnius says:

          Cheers Tophawk. Brayshaw was a good pick but Ahern made it very hard. In saying that, I'll be fielding him for Walters for the rest of the season, so hopefully he doesn't do the same to me…

          • TOPHAWK1 says:

            We will meet again next week in my own league! That league is the Guns and Rookies. That will be a classic preliminary final Finnius. Might have a sneaky chance now after your couple of injury set backs. Good luck next week!

  51. Steeeve says:

    Never thought Mitchell into Gawn would spell the end of my season. Top all year, inside top 1000, out in straight sets. Thanks everyone for your help and to Patch and Lek for their hard work getting the site back up and running. Good luck to those who are still in with a chance in their leagues and most importantly going for top spot overall.

  52. Finnius says:

    2560 for me this week. Pretty happy with that, but Kelly and Walters both gone and no trades has made it pretty bittersweet…

  53. Hawks says:

    Well won 2 out of 3 this weekend.

    One of my opposition needed 109 from Walters, hamstring pinged at 96…..never like to see a player injured, this may be an exception.

  54. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    was 1st in one league-out in straight sets. 8th in another (only league left) and i'm into a prelim (no chance of winning though lol). Here's to 2019 fellas.

  55. Stacky23 says:

    Taylor walker and Jeremy McGovern lost me my final by 10pts, sometimes the SC Gods just hate ur guts, hope walker isnt seen again this year

  56. derek says:

    finally going to bring Simpson into my team. i say this every week of every year

    one of my final two trades will be Shaw to Simpson, although it might be very close for cash if i can do it with just one trade. Might have to be TMac and save the last trade for GF week.

    • Finnius says:

      Good trade management Derek – can I borrow the other one?

    • TOPHAWK1 says:

      I am jealous Derek. Used my final trade this week. No injuries and plenty of bench cover. Made 2 preliminary finals so pretty happy with that. Hopefully my side can hold up for 2 more weeks. Time to say a little prayer. What score did you end up with mate?

      • Derek says:

        2363 this week. Grundy as C. Not having much of a year, Byes killed me.

        Still alive in a few good leagues. Magnificent 7 League ranked 116

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      I have Walters and 1 trade left still in 3 leagues the rest are minor leagues. Might just save that trade or maybe just go all or nothing. Still have Spargo and Fritch on the pine.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I'd be looking at Angus Brayshaw Derek, a bit cheaper and been scoring better than Simpson of late. OK scrap that I just looked up your team and you already have him.

      • Derek says:

        Thanks John. I love how you kept typing rather than just deleting the comment. Love it.

        I don’t have the cash. Looks like TMac and another season without Simpson.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Hi Derek, yes that was funny in a way, I had the first part done then I thought I better look at your team and yes then kept typing. I traded in Simmo round 13, happy with his output. One defensive player I won't be getting next year is Hurley, traded him in just before he was injured and he's had only two good scores since then.

  57. Holty01 says:

    Just when you think Melbourne is about to take that next step they once again lose to a good side. Still havent beaten anyone in the top 8 as it stands. It has me scratching my head. I guess same can be said for Collingwood as the only top 8 side they have beaten is Melbourne. Although injuries have really hit Collingwood hard this year so they do have an excuse.

    • Defying_Madness says:

      I don’t see Melbourne beating their next two opponents either. A bitter 9th place finish is looking likely again

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I have us missing out on the finals again if we don't beat GWS in the last round, I already have us losing to WCE next week, the worst thing though is if we miss out, Geelong will be the one to take our place in the eight, those two after the siren loses to them hurt.

    • Doc says:

      To be fair Collingwood did beat Adelaide in Adelaide when the Crows were top 3 I think? That being said only having won against 2 top 8 teams (at the time of playing them) doesn't make it look like they will go too far in finals. Especially with the injuries you mentioned as well.

    • neil demons delight says:

      Melbourne's bottom 6 just don't cut it /Pederson and Ken-Harris are prime bait .Play the kids dees Hannan and TSmith

  58. Finnius says:

    Wow! I was rank 40 for the round and moved into 879th. Definitely not expecting that. Hopefully can finish top 500.

  59. the early crow says:

    Hey all i seen the funniest thing on friday it was a greyhound race , the dogs name kid you not was supercoach wow, the dog charged away by a big margin and then most of the field beat it over the line, it got very tired and crumbled.
    Fancy that

    • Russty_ says:

      Sounds like the Tortoise and the Hare story, Wow's still top 500-ish, so not too bad, his mate 66 isn't faring so well now, still better than me though lol

  60. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Swings and roundabouts
    Last week didnt have any of the big 3 and with a couple of under performing premos ranked 50,000 for the week with a score of 2410

    This week scored 2450 weekly rank 1700.

    Swings and roundabouts.

    • gator59 says:

      Hi Trigga to good for me this year mate ,, It's bloody hard to play when all the carnage with premos go down with LTI, which I seem to have had all of them this year… Hope you go well in your finals
      Could you please let me know if your doing a finals series like you did last year …. If so could you save a spot for me,, cheers Gator

      • Derek says:

        I saw your team a few weeks ago Gator, just dead in the water mate. Bad luck this year but you’ll still outrank me

        • gator59 says:

          Cheers Derek … The SC Gods weren't with me this year on premo LTI's and being down 4 corrective trades that would have come in very handy at this time of year at the start of the year thanks to no internet while on holidays in Tassie___I'm not sure what the moral is here blaming holidays , Bad SC injury riddled Premos or just the SC gods for this crap year!!!__ Hope all finalists the best of luck

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Will be running again

        Would like it to be a seperate article at end of home and away season.

        Need to contact lek/patch to publish on JR site.

        • gator59 says:

          Cheers mate

          • neil demons delight says:

            we scored the same miserable total this week Gat What a horrible year. To make it worse the Saints put Melbourne jerseys on to play Sydney At least they scored like always 10 18 or so See you in Trigg's ending and BIG BASH cant do worse

            • gator59 says:

              It's been an absolute mare this year Neil… Onwards we must trudge and look forward to Triggs happy ending__It's nearly time to hit the ACME team picker for next year and it can't be any worse than this year … Fingers crossed

    • Derek says:

      Good luck in the Magnificent 7 this week Triga

  61. JohnDJ59 says:

    2286 for me this weekend, won my only top eight final in Won't Back Down league, so through to the prelim final next week and still a chance to defend my premiership from last year. Won three of my four bottom eight finals, so will be in six bottom eight prelim finals, not that it really matters, but still better than losing.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Johhny, great work battling it out mate, thought you might've given up there awhile back, I made it to next week in your Sons of Anarchy league, my last shot at glory 🙂

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        I never give up Russty, I won't back down is my life theme, you did well getting to the Sons prelim Russty, there are some good teams there, Deestroyers seems the one to beat, been top most of the year and Viper Death Squad was a top team in the Sons last year.

  62. TBone_9 says:

    Scored 2315 to make it to 3 of my prelim finals! Noticed a lot of people struggling with premos sitting on the bench in crunch finals, it’s been a rough year with injuries and having trades in the bank are seriously worth gold this time of year. 2 trades left ITB with 65k to spend and got to get rid of Walters this week. Good luck to everyone who made it through, and let the PODs be with you 🙂

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Hey TBone, having trades left for finals is a must if you are to get anywhere, as well as good cover on the bench. Injuries have been a killer this year even more so than last year. I know a lot of people don't agree with me but I still think SC should raise the amount of trades to 33 at least or even have a system where you have 30 for the regular rounds then extra trades kick in for the finals.

      • TBone_9 says:

        Gday John, yeah mate having trades left is crucial during finals. Just being prepared for injuries or if they don’t come along then using them for upgrades makes all the difference. Hopefully will be going into a grand final with a trade still left in the kitty, Walters to Crisp via TMac this week me thinks. How’s your squad looking for this week mate?

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Hi TBone, used my last trade this week so that I would have cover on my fwd bench, happy with my team at the moment, the fwd line was the only line I didn't get to full premo, but not too worried, only made it to one league finals series this year, finishing 5th, but have won my two finals so far and I'm into the prelim next week.

        • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

          Did a quick calc the other day i used 9 trades on lti's this year.

          So a third on forced trades. This season like last year been tough, really need to nail those opening selections, have luck on your side and roll with the punches.

          • JohnDJ59 says:

            Spot on Trigga, getting our starting line up right is so important, to keep the corrective trades to a minimum,so we have them for the injuries that will come in waves,at least that's how it felt this year, wave after wave of injuries.

  63. TheGreatBozza says:

    Finished the round on 2354 with too many 80s across the park. Sitting ranked at 1267 and looking to push in to the top 1000 which would be a PB!

    Got 3 trades left with Walters to deal with and some under performing mids (Pendles / Dusty / Cogs). Have De Goey as cover but will go hard over these last two weeks, targeting players against Gold Coast and Carlton

  64. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Teams without trades before this round or because of this round "told you so"

    Never changes, called it after the bye rounds and got laughed at pretty much

    6 trades minimums after byes is the only way to avoid the potential but likely carnage of your player selections

  65. BockChoy says:

    I have a floating +1, so started Vlastuin as a loophole option. I was very happy to collect his 112, so put Keefe onto the field… only for him to come in as a late replacement and score a miserable 34. Worse, this also forced me to push another premo off the field, so McLean drew the short straw… and also scored a 112. To add salt into the wound, I bypassed Titch's 102 only for Gawn to deliver an 82.

    Only ray of hope was having the week off in most of my leagues, so not all bad.

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