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PODCAST: The week that changed us.

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Supercoach 2014

Just when we thought the Fantasy Gods had finished with us..

Some of us are walking the streets naked, cold and confused tonight. What has happened these past 6 or 7 days?

What have we planned all season for? How could this possibly happen at this time of the season? What have I done wrong? What could I have done to avoid this?

This will be known as the week the fantasy world stood still.

 


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skate or die

community, do you think greene will get the macaffer tag? and who is more likely to get the crowely tag? rocky or the irishman? and.. which forward can you see going large? i'm thinking roughhead, is that stupid talk? please help!!

badoomp

Skate then die please!

confused

I can't decide!!!!! Pick for me!!

OUT – JPK+Beames
IN…..
Sloane/Watson
Sloane/Boak
Watson/Boak
Priddis/Bennell

confused

I'll also throw Lewis/Boak in the mix

medadsson

I'd take the Sloane Boak to China ๐Ÿ™‚

confused

Very nice ๐Ÿ™‚

Starting to want Priddis bad though as I'm looking over his stats.
20 games, 15x 100+ scores and most of his sub-100 are 90 odd scores.

confused

Oh god, he's playing Melbourne and Gold Coast next 2 rounds. Think I'm done here.

MightyDonsFC

Consider Shuey

confused

I've got enough for Priddis/Shuey as a combo. Love their run home too.

The Ranger

I'm boned Jock. Bloody rooted mate.
But I'm learning. Jeez, I'm learning.
Big lesson learnt is the importance of the swing set. I've got players on the bench that I can't get onto the field 'cos I don't have a way of swinging them onto the line where I need them.
That bloody hurts mate.
Still in with a shout of winning one of my leagues so wish me luck. I'm gonna bloody need it!

Trent

With all this carnage going on around me I might just Bradbury my way to a title ๐Ÿ™‚

Dennis

Beams out, can get anyone what do you guys think ?

Dennis

Thanks jock!

LJB

Lewis over Rocliffe jock?

medadsson

And playing Freo … Creepy Crowley

LJB

Yeah bit concerned, why I asked. Thanks Jock and medadsson

carlashirley90

good luck community

PkMn Trainer Jimmy

As someone with 2 trades and half decent bench cover, the carnage may actually help me.

I'm very torn this week as I will most likely be going : OUT Beams and Fyfe for 2 Premo mids.
I can afford
ROCKY + ANyone excpet lewis/priddis/sidebottom
OR
Priddis + anyone but Rocky

My head says go to Rocky as he is a beast and is likely to be a 125+ scorer in the next two. However, I'm tempted by Priddis, thinking he could match him. I am concerned however that I'm being Biased towards Priddis as I am an WCE supporter and have had a cheeky punt on him to win the brownlow. Does anyone else feel that Priddis can match Rocky's output for the final 2 games? Or am I letting to much Bias come into play. Would love to get some thoughts.

Will also likely get Toby Greene with 2nd Trade – was tempted to pick him up a month ago but didn't, worried I've missed the ship but I still think he is worth it considering the GWS are a good chance in both their games and Greene needs to finish strong to try and rectify his mid-year issue

dean billman

Tough times!
With both Fyfe and Barlow out, could Mundy be a good trade in option?? Plenty of points up for the taking..
I'm thinking:
Fyfe – Rockcliff
Beams – Mundy/Sloane/Watson.

Thoughts?

dean billman

Current midfield is:
Selwood
Pendles
Beams
Fyfe
Murphy
Miles
JPK
Ward

SCaddict

I've heard strong murmurings that Dusty could be an out either tomorrow as Sunday's teams are finalised or a late withdrawal game day.

Most coaches seem to have some sort of cover on their forward bench so perhaps isn't as big an issue as all our mid outs. But it could still undo a few if the rumour comes to fruition.

Also as Jock mentions above should we make anything of Rocky on the extended bench?? Hopefully it's just Leppa playfully teasing our collective plums and nothing more.

These past 7 days will go down in the annals of Supercoah infamy as 50 years from now grandads recount to their grandkiddies what horrors transpIred in round 21, 2014!

WombatsFC

Hi Addict, is it a reputable source making the murmurings?
Dusty not playing would be absolute gold for the Wombats.

SCaddict

Damian Barrett on the Footy Show last night. Hopefully he's wrong as it will hurt the Addicts in Supercoach with McGlynn already parked on my bench. It would help me out in my AFL Fantasy prelim though ha ha.

WombatsFC

Thanks mate that just about makes my week. I only loose Fyffe&Beams and I can trade to fix that.

Jarrod05

Out: Beams/Johnson

Possible Ins: Watson, griffin, Lewis or sloane??

Thoughts?

Cuz

I'd go sloane

TOM

Will Rockliff get tagged by Crowley or do we think he will go elsewhere like to hanley?

General Soreness

Rumour that Creepy wont play.

WombatsFC

HI Tom, doesn't matter as far as Rocky's score is concerned and Hanley reckons he's got Crowley covered. I expect Hanley to go 100+ even with a Crowley tag but Rocky will score more.

Josh

I'm taking Lewis over Sloane. Sloane has never played at Bellerive as far as I can tell, and Sloane's high scores come from narrow playing grounds. AO is about 10m narrower than BA, or the MCG. Anyway, that's the way I'm approaching it.

Cuz

Buddy or Parker??

wes

depends if you want a POD. who doesn't your opponent have?
buddy has ability to go bigger scores than parker. and has sainters this rd.
if you need a good POD, of the two, and you don't mind the risk, go Buddy.
if you want consistent 100 or so, go Parker.

wes

this was in reply to Cuz above – Buddy or Parker.

Sleet

I notice Sidebottom seems to have fallen off the radar. No-one reckon he can perform without Beams to take away attention or what?

wes

I'd say he is a reasonable bet to score ok… I looked at him and was too expensive a replacement for me to cover my losses.

Remy

Damien Barrett said Dusty will not play this week!

wes

what source was that from, Remy?
that would suck if he misses

WombatsFC

Probably best for everyone if Dusty doesn't play again until the finals.

WombatsFC

Any word yet on Buddy & Lobbe also being late outs?

WombatsFC

Hi Jock, it was in reference to a request I made earlier in the week to a subscriber calling themselves SC God I politely requested that, boomer, dusty, buddy & lobbe miss this week. If it happens I'll sneak well within the top 100.

Tony

Ok community, last trade.

It’s down to Ellis, Murphy or Sidebottom for me.

Who do you like out of these.

Already have

Pendles, Johnson,Libba, Sloane, Jpk, Beams,

Cotchin, Crouch.

Salem, Obrien bench.

Your wisdom would be appreciated.

Derek

just out of those three, Murphy by a long way.

sharker4

None of the above, Watson

WombatsFC

If they're all you're considering Not Ellis.
I reckon Ollie might get a run on Smurph and Cornes go to Judd. Ollie kicks goals on better players than Smurph and Smurph is defensively weak so Mick will have been hammering him all week about keeping Ollie under control when Port have the Ball. This might impact his score.
I don't think GWS have anybody capable of shutting down Sidebum he could go huge. OR GWS could 100% negative and use Devon Smith on him which could slow him for half the game.

Tony

Thanks wombats, that’s a great analysis !
I’m gonna go Watson unless anyone has
Any other selections only got 608k to spend

Jay

Have got beams who has to go but which to trade out of ward or jpk?

dean billman

Ward, there is a chance JPK could play next week.

judd0

I am in the terrible position of possibly copping a donut in the forward line if dusty doesn't play. (already have boomer but have cover for him).
Definitely copping a donut in the midfield with JPK, having traded Fyfe and Beams out I cant make anymore trades and have no playing midfield cover.
But have a spare premo down back that I can not move into the midfield because I don't have a swing set.
There is a lot to be said about these swing sets.
I have Swallow, Enright, Mitchell, Hibberd, Hanley, Bartel, Hodge in my backline. all playing premos.
Frustration levels are high. will more than likely loose this week.

Derek

I can't believe that Morobito isn't playing. Brought him in a few weeks ago as cover if something happened to Fyfe or Barlow.

shayne

My mids are Jellwood, Pendles, Priddis, Sloane, Libba and Greenwood
I am trading Beams and JPK
Best combo out of Murhpy, Cotchin, Dids, Ellis, Green, Bennell, Boak or Watson
I was thinking Murphy and Cotchin
What are peoples thoughts/advice

Donavan

Murphy and Watson for mine

PkMn Trainer Jimmy

I know this week has been carnage round, but I encourage everyone to keep an eye on the final round. I’ve been having a look at some hypotheticals and I’m concerned that SandiBalls and other freo players will be rested next week. If Carlton topples Port and Hawks beat cats (or if port win but Freo gain a massive % boost), then Freo will have nothing to play for next round (having sewn up 4th spot and not being able to move up or down). If that’s the case, I’d expect Sandi and Pav to have a pre-finals rest.

I know it’s all hypotheticals but I might hold a trade for next week if port get beat tonight. But then again, I have 2 trades, I can get a full premo squad this week using the 1 trade and I have no ruck bench cover if sandi gets rested. Situational but some food for thought for the community.

The_Darwin_Ducks

Have to do one trade this week
My team is

Rockliff, Selwood, Priddis, Pendles, Cotchin, Crouch, Libba, ______ (Shenton, Acres)

I can afford anyone in the game so over to you community, who should i get?
this is my last trade
(Lewis, Greene, watson, Sloane?)

wpmilkbar

Heard on 7 news that Dusty Martin is extremely likely to be out of Tigers side on Sunday,. just to add to our headaches

Matt

No trades four premium midfielders out, calling it a day. Thanks for the year community.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Share our pain mate. I got demolished

Matt

Dustin Martin is out, Murphy scored 27 and Simpson 24. It wont stop

SCaddict

Geez Smurf KO'd stranded on just 19pts. When will this senseless carnage end?!

Itchy Nuts Pieman

One of my 4 playing mids. Well i guess hes's done better than 4 others. Absolutely destroyed, Dd you dodge the carnage SCA?

SCaddict

One onfield donut thus far and no Smurf or Simmo so travelling ok relatively speaking.

However the weekend is just getting started. If Dusty is a late withdrawal that will be another krispy creme. Ditto for Pendles etc.

michael

What an awesome start to the weekend – Murph subbed out and Simpson on 16pts at 3/4 time…fml!

WombatsFC

Simmo was outscored by Murph! Hate it as a Blues supporter but love it as a Supercoach

SCaddict

Yeah it's astonishing that someone of the calibre of Simmo could deliver such a turderiffic score when Supercoaches were at their most vulnerable but such was the domination of Port tonight.

The Smurf concussion is uber unlucky though.

Gold Rush

Got lucky with Gray, had the VC on him and I'm taking the 348 points, makes up for Smurph and Simmo.

Paul

I had Simmo, my opponent had gibbs and westhoff.

Big Ben

Wow… Murphys out now also, I'm lost for words

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Jock the season has turned into Tinder. The photos are awesome, conversation great. Then you meet her & she's a truckie wider than your fridge!

MangroveJack

Just gotta laugh in the face of this adversity. Whether I win this round's prelim final or not, this is the best year i've had yet.

In the top 1%, Have never scored over 2600 before (2698), and no matter what, can't wait for next season.

Have made a few stuff ups this year I hope to be able to correct for next year, so bring it on Supercoach !!!

Jambo

Love the attitude mate! I feel the same way also considering finishing 7th and still making the prelim and in top 19%.

Mike

sloane/lewis/sidebottom/watson/.libba/griffen/jones for beams
who should i trade in?`

Mike

or hanley
Doesnt hvae to be a POD

PkMn Trainer Jimmy

Sloane will prob go 110+ both games and looks to be a safe bet.

sloane

sloane

Juan

Who will score mores Pendles or Sloane? Who has the Crystal Balls??

PkMn Trainer Jimmy

Very left field selection here:
Josh Kennedy (eagles)
Could absolutely tear the dees and then gold coast in half.

I personally wouldn't go there but if you need a real P.O.D he could get you over the line

Paul

Should i trade Rockliff in this week, my opponent has him but will he play this week, as he's named on the extended bench?

PkMn Trainer Jimmy

Rocky's named and will play

SCaddict

Dusty has officially withdrawn from tomorrow's match against the Saints as was rumoured Thursday night!

In doubt for next week too with a hammy issue.

Wes

Dusty going down has won me my match. Opp had Kersten as cover, poor bugger, and his miniscule score, couple with my mid cover of jake Lloyd, crisp and Shelton will keep me ahead I reckon.
I cannot believe after all the outs I can still make the GF. Before this week he had such a better team than mine.
Goes to show- good bench cover is a must!

Jambo

Same here mate. Although Daniel Cross did me no favours shutting down Priddis (good on him though, no easy feat). My opponent losing Barlow as well helped me hard-out.

RooBoy

Dusty going down has likely lost me my pre-final.
We are currently level pegging but I now have 2 donuts to come plus Shenton's score, he has only 1.
Thinking of moving my C away from Rocky (who his is on) to either Buddy or Rooey – thoughts anyone?

WombatsFC

Geez I reckon the floods and locusts can't be far away.
Smurph, Simmo, Dusty, Nic Nat, and Swan. Priddis is getting shutdown and lewis isn't exactly shining at half time.
LOL Kersten doing a hammy could cost me the game next week if I get through this one.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

And admist all this Ross Lyon hasn't unleashed his fury! Smurph & Dusty complete the absolute decimation of my team. If Ryan Griffen scores 600 im a chance!

big aggots

Opponent has 3 donuts and I'll still get knocked off. Can't even win a kindergarten parent's comp with this carnage.
Special thanks to Simpson, Breust, Bartel & Priddis.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Bugger big ones. Serious pain! I hoisted the white flag & forgot to put Bartel back on the ground. I could hav been in with a chance if I did.

Nuggety

All these outs make you think long and hard about trading strategy during the season. For mine it’s giving credence to Crouching’s trade ass of strategy. No good having 4 trades left this week if 6 players drop out and you can only use two of them!

I’m not in this situation though, had to burn 2 of my last 3 trades last Sunday morning on a hail Mary to get me through to this week.

Happy with my one trade this week though which was Beams to Goddard. Felt wrong not spending all the available cash but I won’t care if I do somehow win this week…..

If I do lose I’ll be too crushed to visit the site for a while so in that case, thanks Jock and the Boys for a very entertaining year, and to all for their wisdom!

big aggots

Agree Nuggety. Swingsets are crucial too and I think we've seen the death of forwards both tall or short.
Thanks Jock & Community.

Wattsieesq

Given the two donuts I have, I'll make the grand final in one of my leagues. That is unless Bob Murphy blows me away with a 340. The other prelim I'm in is in the balance. I have Rocky as captain, Dal, Libba and Hanley to come with a 380 lead. The other guy has Crisp, Stef Martin, Mundy, Buddy, Malceski, and Ladler to come.

Good luck to all.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Your kidding me. Ross strikes!

WombatsFC

Quad strain whilst waiting to run through the banner.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Finally dodged one! What a round. Will be some winning scores around 1800

WombatsFC

I managed to keep a full squad on the field but Murph,Ollie,Bartel,Cameron haven't really helped me

Anonymous

Rockliff plays for stats if he was so effective and have big influence then Fremantle would not have been in front by large margin … his supercoach score is questionable

WombatsFC

Thanks Jock and community 2463 and in the GF in all my leagues.

Sadly a stupid final trade will lose me half of them.

michael

Probably the most soul destroying SC round ever for me. A score of 1641 pretty well sums it up. Everything turned to dust, even having Cotchin as captain failed abysmally. Only 7 players hit the ton, plus 4 donuts. My hopes of a top 5000 finish is up in flames!

BCHawks

2322 for me with a doughnut! Had bad scores from Murphy and Bartel but was lucky enough to put the VC on Gray. Not sure where this will leave me with the ranks hoping to stay around the same.

Remy

Taking the VC off Robbie Gray at 7:47 p.m. Friday was a safe move, wasn't it? It was well documented that he would receive the tag anywho… Not to mention myopponent had him VC as well.
In the end I went with:
VC- Swan
C- Cotchin
Yea, that didn't work.
Season Over

Itchy Nuts Pieman

C money amazing team mate! All bases covered! Nobody has dominated like this