The captains refuse to fire – How’s your mob going round 8?

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Your Supercoach MobInteresting weekend Captain wise, with popular selections Gazza and Pendles both being solid enough – but not cranking out scores to jump up and down about.

Young future legend the Jaeger Bomb just keeps getting better and better and is rewarding those of us (most of us) who are playing him on the field.

Nic Nat is reminding us all why we were so firm on him before his pre season injury… Priddis knocked out a serviceable 105 and Franklin chimed it with a 107.

What’s your story this round community… and where will your trades take you as we look towards a massive round 9?


jeremey · 19/05/2013 at 13:37


Adrian · 19/05/2013 at 13:38

Jock do you think Geelong's Thurlow will be a valid downgrade option?
Only concern is his job security.


    Genco · 19/05/2013 at 14:20

    I'd rather Brent stalker mate. Has forward/back swing eligibility and is also a proven scorer of the past.

      Adrian · 19/05/2013 at 14:24

      very true. thanks

        Azza · 21/05/2013 at 09:38

        I'm getting both. Thurlow in backs and Staker up the front.

MelbourneTrackClub · 19/05/2013 at 13:41

All of my 17 players between 81 and 118!

bloke · 19/05/2013 at 13:43

Walters, Crozier, le Cras…ugly.

C on Deledio. Hoping he rips up a lazy 200….

Gillie4 · 19/05/2013 at 13:49

Going terrible except for Zorko and the bomb! Ablett and Pendles played really wellbut didnt score a heap! Daw, Ckarke, Mayes, and Birchall all under 35!!!

SCaddict · 19/05/2013 at 14:04

Having a shocker and will be lucky to scrape together 2,000. Need huge games today from Dusty and Lids as captain to salvage and otherwise forgettable weekend.

Folks there's a new burn man in town and his name is Grant Birchall! 🙁

    jel · 19/05/2013 at 15:22

    I hear you. managed to pick him up after his early run and have been royally stung.

    Osh · 19/05/2013 at 16:08

    I feel for you I got him as well hopefully he can get back into form against GC and Melb but after this week I don't know!!!

Genco · 19/05/2013 at 14:12

Hold birchall?

    Heytman · 19/05/2013 at 19:35

    Hold. Look at his run coming up. If he's still giving us grief after the bye, give him the flick

Jimmy · 19/05/2013 at 14:16

I need Wines and Hartlett to outscore Kerridge and Matt Jones. Should get it but you never know with Hartlett

Hutqwer · 19/05/2013 at 14:18

What was up with Heppell's score? Probably one of the best on ground and definitely Essendons best but only got 86!

    Birch's Buddy · 19/05/2013 at 16:16

    Screwed up at the end, giving Staker the free kick that sealed the close game.

      JimBob · 19/05/2013 at 19:38

      Thats so unlucky! do you know how many points he went down?

        jeremey · 19/05/2013 at 20:24

        54 points mate

Eefto · 19/05/2013 at 14:22

Pleased, the week is panning out nicely.

cakeater · 19/05/2013 at 14:27

who is a good sideways trade 4 grant ? Pierce or scottland?

Noons · 19/05/2013 at 15:08

Dusty as C for a POD. Dees will struggle to contain all the Tigers this arvo.

Callum · 19/05/2013 at 15:11

Had to cop another donut, didnt have to but there was no one to downgrade Heath to that played 2 games and will make cash. Looking at 2200 , trades I’m thinking Heath – thurpow and Stevenson – Hanley though that would mean I have 15 trades left!

Osh · 19/05/2013 at 15:58

Well I just want to thank Birchall and Daw for really contributing to my team this week….

James · 19/05/2013 at 16:24

where do i start, birch, swan failed. ill be lucky to scrape together 2000. my opponent had dwyer, jpk and jack who destroyed my combo of fyfe, pendles and swan for last nights game. after being burned this just put nail in coffin for my loss this week. 🙁

rock · 19/05/2013 at 16:53

Going to cop a doughnut from Viney, but doing well apart from that. Thank god I held on Dwyer!

Pete · 19/05/2013 at 17:57

Grant "Burn Man" Birchall!! And against GWS no less!!!

Thought I had my backline sorted a few weeks ago with Goddard, Birchall, Hanley, Gibbs, Hartlett, Goodes but been royally burnt with injury, suspension and really bad scores. Maybe should have seen it coming with Birchall and Hartlett bound to cop tags, but I'm starting to think there's no other option but to sideways trade to fix the mess – bleeding cash fast!!

    Judd · 19/05/2013 at 22:01

    Duffield is smashing it if your interested, rised by 26,000 this week and has a BE of only 47 so more price rises to be expected still just under 500,000

Michael · 19/05/2013 at 18:06

Hi Jock 2354 this week, very happy considering most of my premiums underperformed apart from JPK. Stoked with picking up Ellis 3 weeks ago, really exceeded expectations, Vlastuin also huge! Brought in Priddis & Buddy this week, a little disappointed in Buddy, had him as VC in loophole with GAJ, swapped C to GAJ and only 10pts better off! Looking at bringing in either Watson or Dangermouse this week, what do you thnk Jock? Rank before this week was in the 1700’s, think I might be a chance to crack the 1000!

    Sunka · 19/05/2013 at 19:15

    Nice score mate. You'll crack the grand

      Michael · 19/05/2013 at 22:06

      thanks Sunka, into the 700's so pretty stoked right now!

    Heytman · 19/05/2013 at 19:37

    Good effort mate! Would probably take Watson over Dangermouse, tough call though.

      Michael · 19/05/2013 at 22:15

      Thanks mate, yeah not sure what's happening with Danger, is he getting tagged a bit? Haven't really watched an Adelaide game yet this year.
      Likely trades for this week:
      Neade OUT Jobe IN,
      O'Shea OUT Thurlow IN (depending on who's back for the Cats, if not named then will go with Staker, although he had a good game last night).
      Only leaves me $30K in the kitty, but MIDS pretty much locked in now with GAJ / Pendles / JPK / Jobe / Swan / Shuey / Priddis / O'Meara / Moloney (sub) / Viney (sub).
      Next plan is to get Goddard in somehow….might take me a couple of weeks…

        Heytman · 20/05/2013 at 18:02

        To be honest mate, I've watched a few crows game, but not enough to answer whether he's being traded or not sorry mate. Just a gut feeling I've got that Jobe's seasoned body will do a better job throughout the whole year I reckon.
        Love getting Thurlow in!! I've done the same.
        Midfield looking absolutely prime mate. But I ask you this: with Moloney sitting on the bench, do you really need to bring in Watson? I know he's a bargain buy this week, but will you get a better increase in point scoring if you upgrade a rookie to goddard in your backling this week?
        Just my 2 cents

    Matty · 19/05/2013 at 19:53

    Sensational score Michael, wish I picked up Ellis!

James · 19/05/2013 at 19:13

Dangerfield and McEvoy cost me the win this week. I'm in a form slump at the moment. 2 weeks ago I was ranked 583 now i'm ranked 2435 but only scored 2078 this week. God those supercoach gods are harsh.

Gillie4 · 19/05/2013 at 19:14

1960! Terrible! Daw, Clarke, Mayee, and BLOODY BITCHALL all under 35! Injuries and suspensions killing me! So far this year Pavlich, Pittard, Gibbs, Shaw, Daisy, Griffen, Williams, Goodes and Varcoe! And were're only 8 rounds in! Looking forward to the podcast for some inspiration!

@emhoy · 19/05/2013 at 19:33

Finally 2280 and I won all my 5 leagues matches. Dusty and Cachia traded in very happy. Thinking about getting Harvey into my forward line this week.

JimBob · 19/05/2013 at 19:35

2290 with mayes on the field. Also had jobe as the vice captain. But wasnt on at the time which means instead of abletts 224 it could have been 288 and could of had an extra 30 points from neade instead of mayes! But still overall happy!

    JimBob · 19/05/2013 at 19:36

    Also had shaw, gibbs and daisy on my bench!

Matty · 19/05/2013 at 19:53

Shit week again with Birchall, Stevenson, Boak, Hartlett and Monfries costing me! Birchall has been absolutely killing me since I brought him in and now I can;t seem to come down from my tree. What do I do Jock ole mate? Because I feel like fly kicking Birchall in the head right now!!!!!!!!!!!

Aaron · 19/05/2013 at 20:04

2224 with a player down and Shaw, Gibbs & Stevie J on the pine! Maintained my average score so I’m reasonably happy.

    Aaron · 19/05/2013 at 20:09

    Also had Kerridge on the ground with he’s outstanding 20 & wasn’t the sub.

Anandu · 19/05/2013 at 20:06

I had a bad week with 2231. My ranking was 2970. How much you think it will affect my ranking?

    Aaron · 19/05/2013 at 20:10

    Wouldn’t have though it would too much… Not the highest scoring round.

    FrontPocket · 19/05/2013 at 20:27

    I wish I could score 2200+ in my bad weeks.

    2273 for me, which is a good week. Terlich and and Dwyer on the bench and Birchall on the ground. Vlaustin, JPK, and Zorko the standouts. Happy that Big Sauce tonned up for the first time in a while, he was on notice. Hartlett has earned himself a stay of execution of one more week, but there's a definite DEF downgrade next week, and with Terlich and Vlaustin performing the way they are then I could be cutting Birch or Hartlett to pad the ol' war chest

    Anandu · 19/05/2013 at 20:33

    Hope it doesn’t affect too much in my ranking.

    Michael · 19/05/2013 at 22:17

    mate that's not a bad week in my book!

Zimmer · 19/05/2013 at 20:22

Managed 2324.

Finally a decent score, even with GAJ as captain, Kennedy with the vest, Gibbs and Shaw on the pine. Brought Priddis in.

Hopefully things on the up from here.

Dee · 19/05/2013 at 20:57

Bad week… Only 2204, had Birchall and Daw on the ground!

Helmet · 19/05/2013 at 20:59

good to see that my questioning of the form of Zorko the Muggnificent turned him back to Magnificent!!

Art Vandelay · 19/05/2013 at 21:23

2173 not happy. Cox and LeCras let me down on Friday couldn't get Internet when I heard about Stevie J and copped a donut. Rocky, Burger,Swan,Cloke and Danger all disappointing oh yeah and Hartlett. Rookies were great and Ellis has been my saviour more then once. Looks like Nit Nat is coming in also this week happy times. Can only go up!

Dee · 19/05/2013 at 21:27

Does anyone know what Jamie Elliot's break even is?! Thanks….

    Liam · 19/05/2013 at 22:21

    i believe it is around the 60 mark.

    Michael · 19/05/2013 at 22:21

    69, if you've had him since the start I'd hold him as a F7 or F8, he should go up again slightly. Could be useful for you around bye time.

Westy · 19/05/2013 at 21:41

2313. Stevenson out for Vlastuin. Happy. Wines out for Priddis. Happy.

    Dee · 19/05/2013 at 22:03

    A bit late…. But as long as your happy!

      Westy · 20/05/2013 at 12:31

      Sorry Dee, these were the changes I'd put in for round 8. In hindsight it looks like I was bringing them in for next round.

Osh · 19/05/2013 at 21:50

What's ollie wines rd 9 breakevens?

Michael · 19/05/2013 at 22:18

81 Osh, time to slaughter a very good calf I think!

Dee · 19/05/2013 at 22:28

Where do you guys find out what the break even is for each player? Or how do you calculate it?!

    gore · 21/05/2013 at 10:27

    too serious if you don't have SC gold

theDimmaWit · 19/05/2013 at 22:37

2395 for me. Dwyer covering for SJ was a huge win.

Sitting 7th overall and bringing J Watson and L Franklin into the team this week is a pretty satisfying pair of trades. Team is sitting nicely.

For me the key has been consistency from my team, no enormous weekly scores but they've down me proud each week. Also not trading too early and squeezing every $ from the rookies has done me well

Hope my luck lasts!

Team at present

Goddard Harlett Gibbs Goodes Terlich Vlastuin Heath Tevenson

Ablett Pendlebury JPK Cotchin JWatson Mundy Priddis Omeara Viney Crouch

Cox Luey Blicavs Daw

Franklin Rocky Zorko StevieJ Bartel Dusty Dwyer BKennedy

Osh · 19/05/2013 at 22:52

Is Fyfe a good option for ollie wines

Chippa888 · 20/05/2013 at 00:56

Is it worth getting Watson in this week considering Essendons Rd 13 Bye, or waiting until after the bye rounds. This week could be his best price. Some advice would be greatly appreciated.

Joffa's Gems · 21/05/2013 at 11:12

How long can Stevenson stay in…..? Desperately need Gibbs back.
2200 but still top of my League. .

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