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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.



skate or die · 21/08/2014 at 21:32

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 · 22/08/2014 at 09:59

    Skate then die please!

confused · 21/08/2014 at 21:45

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

OUT – JPK+Beames

    confused · 21/08/2014 at 21:46

    I'll also throw Lewis/Boak in the mix

      medadsson · 21/08/2014 at 22:09

      I'd take the Sloane Boak to China πŸ™‚

        confused · 21/08/2014 at 22:16

        Very nice πŸ™‚

        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 · 21/08/2014 at 22:17

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

    MightyDonsFC · 21/08/2014 at 22:37

    Consider Shuey

      confused · 21/08/2014 at 23:01

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

The Ranger · 21/08/2014 at 21:46

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!

    jockreynolds · 22/08/2014 at 16:58

    Best of luck Ranger. To be honest mate it's taken me a few seasons to adjust to the importance of the dual position player – especially late in the season so I'm learning too mate. Best of luck in your prelim!

Trent · 21/08/2014 at 21:51

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

Dennis · 21/08/2014 at 21:52

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

    jockreynolds · 21/08/2014 at 21:52

    J. Lewis mate

      Dennis · 21/08/2014 at 21:55

      Thanks jock!

        jockreynolds · 21/08/2014 at 21:57

        Always welcome Dennis – best of luck this weekend mate

          LJB · 21/08/2014 at 22:03

          Lewis over Rocliffe jock?

            jockreynolds · 21/08/2014 at 22:06

            Prob Rocky if you dont have him.. though youd be a touch nervous that hes named on the extended bench

              medadsson · 21/08/2014 at 22:10

              And playing Freo … Creepy Crowley

LJB · 21/08/2014 at 22:27

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

carlashirley90 · 21/08/2014 at 22:49

good luck community

    jockreynolds · 22/08/2014 at 16:58

    Good luck to you as well Calra! Rip em a new one mate

PkMn Trainer Jimmy · 21/08/2014 at 23:08

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
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

    Peter · 22/08/2014 at 10:33


    jockreynolds · 22/08/2014 at 17:00

    Liking the Priddis option PkMn – I'm nervous about Rocky this week with the extended bench thing – and reckon that you might be best served anyway with the deployment of a Priddis + Lewis double act

dean billman · 22/08/2014 at 03:10

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.


    dean billman · 22/08/2014 at 03:13

    Current midfield is:

    jockreynolds · 22/08/2014 at 17:01

    I'd go Fyfe – Rock and Beams – Sloane

SCaddict · 22/08/2014 at 04:23

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 · 22/08/2014 at 14:48

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

      SCaddict · 22/08/2014 at 15:31

      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 · 22/08/2014 at 16:08

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

Jarrod05 · 22/08/2014 at 07:24

Out: Beams/Johnson

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


    Cuz · 22/08/2014 at 09:29

    I'd go sloane

TOM · 22/08/2014 at 07:58

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

    General Soreness · 22/08/2014 at 10:43

    Rumour that Creepy wont play.

    WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 15:05

    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 · 22/08/2014 at 08:22

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.

    Peter · 22/08/2014 at 10:35

    Interesting stuff josh. You may have swayed me to lewis.
    Is lewis taggable or will he go to selwood?

      sharker4 · 22/08/2014 at 12:03

      Geelong dont really tag all that much so would assume he wlll just match up

        WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 15:03

        That's 1-week suspension for Sharker4.
        Intentional Slap to the face of Guthrie, low impact.

Cuz · 22/08/2014 at 09:29

Buddy or Parker??

    wes · 22/08/2014 at 10:39

    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 · 22/08/2014 at 10:41

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

Sleet · 22/08/2014 at 09:56

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 · 22/08/2014 at 10:38

    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 · 22/08/2014 at 10:10

Damien Barrett said Dusty will not play this week!

    wes · 22/08/2014 at 10:35

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

    WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 15:10

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

    WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 15:11

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

      jockreynolds · 22/08/2014 at 17:02

      Where'd you hear that Wombats? I'm bloody concerned about a hell of a lot of teams if Buddy goes down!

      WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 19:36

      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.

Peter · 22/08/2014 at 10:39

Without sounding as if i am getting ahead of myself, who is best to keep in case he plays next week. Stevie j or kennedy. If kennedy has a hamstring it is three games. But when will the former resume?

    WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 15:08

    The JPK diagnosis was that there wasn't even any bleeding in the muscle so he could probably have played this week. I've no idea what's going on with Steven Johnson.

    SCaddict · 22/08/2014 at 15:27

    Yeah JPK is very likely to play next round and probably would've played this weekend if it was a huge final. Horse just didn't want to take the risk.

    Stevie J is more in the 50/50 camp from what I've heard during the week.

Tony · 22/08/2014 at 11:32

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 · 22/08/2014 at 12:02

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

    sharker4 · 22/08/2014 at 12:05

    None of the above, Watson

    WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 15:00

    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 · 22/08/2014 at 15:56

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

Jay · 22/08/2014 at 12:16

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

    dean billman · 22/08/2014 at 13:42

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

judd0 · 22/08/2014 at 12:56

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 · 22/08/2014 at 14:40

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 · 22/08/2014 at 14:53

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 · 22/08/2014 at 17:52

    Murphy and Watson for mine

PkMn Trainer Jimmy · 22/08/2014 at 15:59

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 · 22/08/2014 at 17:17

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 · 22/08/2014 at 19:26

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 · 22/08/2014 at 20:36

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

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 22/08/2014 at 21:19

    Share our pain mate. I got demolished

      Matt · 23/08/2014 at 15:02

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

SCaddict · 22/08/2014 at 21:11

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

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 22/08/2014 at 21:23

    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 · 22/08/2014 at 23:50

      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 · 22/08/2014 at 22:06

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

    WombatsFC · 22/08/2014 at 22:43

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

    SCaddict · 22/08/2014 at 23:52

    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 · 22/08/2014 at 23:51

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

Paul · 23/08/2014 at 00:19

I had Simmo, my opponent had gibbs and westhoff.

Big Ben · 23/08/2014 at 00:27

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

    Itchy Nuts Pieman · 23/08/2014 at 06:58

    Unbelieveable Big Ben.Was really close to a top 500 finish. Now 3 Mids left & no trades.WTF

Itchy Nuts Pieman · 23/08/2014 at 07:13

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 · 23/08/2014 at 08:13

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 · 23/08/2014 at 10:12

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

Mike · 23/08/2014 at 12:22

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

    Mike · 23/08/2014 at 12:33

    or hanley
    Doesnt hvae to be a POD

      PkMn Trainer Jimmy · 23/08/2014 at 12:53

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

    sloane · 23/08/2014 at 12:51


Juan · 23/08/2014 at 12:53

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

PkMn Trainer Jimmy · 23/08/2014 at 12:55

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 · 23/08/2014 at 13:51

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 · 23/08/2014 at 17:55

    Rocky's named and will play

SCaddict · 23/08/2014 at 14:10

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 · 24/08/2014 at 09:01

    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 · 24/08/2014 at 09:19

      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 · 24/08/2014 at 09:50

    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 · 23/08/2014 at 20:51

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 · 24/08/2014 at 10:09

    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 · 24/08/2014 at 10:34

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 · 24/08/2014 at 10:44

    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 · 24/08/2014 at 12:07

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 · 24/08/2014 at 12:21

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

Wattsieesq · 24/08/2014 at 12:09

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 · 24/08/2014 at 13:23

Your kidding me. Ross strikes!

    WombatsFC · 24/08/2014 at 13:26

    Quad strain whilst waiting to run through the banner.

      Itchy Nuts Pieman · 24/08/2014 at 13:36

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

        WombatsFC · 24/08/2014 at 13:57

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

Anonymous · 24/08/2014 at 14:20

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 · 24/08/2014 at 18:46

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 · 24/08/2014 at 19:43

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!

    Remy · 24/08/2014 at 20:38

    Same situation for me.

BCHawks · 24/08/2014 at 20:30

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 · 24/08/2014 at 20:38

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 · 24/08/2014 at 20:57

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

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