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PODCAST: Time for the big dance.

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Supercoach 2014

Congratulations if you’ve made your Supercoach or AFL Fantasy Grand finals community.

And hats off to all of us for surviving the most torrid week of fantasy carnage in living memory.

It’s with a tinge of sadness that we present this the final regular podcast of the 2014 Fantasy season. We have again had a ball this year and we are tickled pink by the caliber of person that listen in each week, that frequent this internet based website and who give of themselves to help others.

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Wattsieesq

Made two GFs. One from finishing first and the other from finishing 8th. Can't wait.

WombatsFC

Congrats Wattsie I hope it goes well for ya.
I know you're here even when you don't speak so don't be so shy.
In future speak your mind; you can't get to the honey without upsetting a few bees.

Wattsieesq

Thanks Jock and Wombat.

I am a bit of a lurker. I've only been doing SC for a couple of years so I've held off with my wisdoms. I think I've done alright this year, so I'm a bit more confident to dispense wisdom. I'm sure I'll contribute or next year.

Congratulations to you to Wombat. Top 1,000 is extremely difficult let alone top 100. You've had a phenomenal year. I'm really happy for one of the communities biggest contributors to the site having such a fantastic year. Well done.

WombatsFC

Absolutely wrapped 2463 was enough to move into 79th overall, 2nd in the donor group qualifier and 7th in the Jock Reynolds qualifier with less donuts next week than those above me.

Last year I was wrapped to be in the top 5,000 this website and the supporting community has been the difference. Thanks to you all.

PkMn Trainer Jimmy

Good stuff Wombats! Hopefully you can stay in the top 100!

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Well done Wombats. Smashing it up. Top 50 looks likely. That would be huge. Good luck next week.

@TG_Footy_Tragic

good work mate!

Hoping to keep, or better my rank 35 – and 3rd in Qualy.

Thanks a bunch community!

WombatsFC

Thanks Jock your praise humbles me.
I may still fall outside the top 100 but I don’t really care; Wombats scored more points than 240,000 others and I’m so chuffed I prepared an acceptance speech.

The Jock Reynolds preseason research tools and the community discussion of potential wookies is definitely the major reason for my success this year.
Taylorwoof is probably Crimmo’s illegitimate son because he’s an almanac of relevant information and has ‘Rainman’ like data accuracy. I think it is his team SilentAchievers that is about to Roll Wombats in the throttledome. I don’t know for sure because he became very silent when the season started but definitely lived up to his team name.

SCaddict is another who possibly borders on being diagnosed as autistic savant when it comes to Supercoach. He opened my eyes to a number of players that I never would have considered and then during the season I began to believe that he had a direct link to every AFL newsfeed and club medical department and I based many of my trades on information that he ‘scooped’.

ThrottleFinger was also great. Considering he lives as far from Melbourne as a bloke can live he was a source of great information on rookies and returning injured players. In fact his info was so good I tested the veracity of his claims on being a New York resident. Sadly for throttle he didn’t take much of his own advice and his team was severely and embarrassingly pantsed by everybody.

There were obviously a lot of others but I’m 50 years old and I lived hard and fast for most of them so my brain sometimes runs out of ram; I apologise for forgetting you all.

Itchy Nuts Pieman may have been known by an alternative name earlier in the season I can't remember. His abstract knowledge uncontrolled brain have bought me smiles and higher scores, thanks guys.

Bring on Preseason 2015!

throttlefinger

HAHAHA. I indeed was beatdown in my own league. But the people in the community made every round enjoyable and was a calming salve to put on those loses.

Wombats always gave great feedback, never sparing the rod or speaking through a filter. His wisdom was never smooth but always on point.

Thank you for all the insights, my man. Hope you make it through your trip in enough time so we can do this again next season.

WombatsFC

My life is the trip. "Dave's not home man."

Leon

Hey wombat, as someone who has slipped inside the top 5000 can you explain what you did to make the next step. I am inspired now and want to go top 100, damn it!!!

WombatsFC

Hi Leon, I think it's pretty simple mate.
1). Tune into this website at least once a week after the GF finishes.
2). Treat the content provided by the Barron, Mr Crimmins and Jock as gold even when it seems obtuse and irrelevant. I assure you that it does make sense.
3). Join in the discussions and ask for advice.
4). Pay a lot of attention to what SCaddict, TaylorWoof, Throttlefinger, Itchynuts and other heavy contributors have to say.

That's what I did and it appears to have worked.
However, I imagine that every man and his dog who wants to do well in SuperCoach will also be following the steps I outlined above. So you might have to watch the preseason competition and form your own opinions on who's Finished, about to break out or is Injury prone etc.

Well done on this season and good luck for next year

throttlefinger

Well done, my friend!

General Soreness

Great work Wombat congrats!

Michael

Need some consoling Jock – worst week in SC ever for me.
A pitiful score of 1641 has seen me slide down from inside the top 5,000 to outside the top 10,000.
Shattered.
The perfect storm of SC in reverse.
Where to start? Was always going to be a battle after last week's carnage, but that wasn't enough for the SC gods.
Friday night – Simpson spuds it up big time, Murph gets concussed (had VC on him) – total of 51pts on the night.
More spudding to follow from Bartel, Hanley, Jelwood.
Had no choice but to play both Ambrose & Cameron – not expecting the world but hoping they at least get close to their projected – instead delivered just 78pts between them.
Dusty out leaves me with another donut on top of the 2 I already have in the mids.
Pav then creates another making it 4 in total.
Oh well, Cotch will bring it home for me as C – of course he completely spuds up for 65.
Not sure I quite deserved this finish, was going really well until these last 2 weeks.
Now just like the Demons just waiting for this season to end…. tis a sad sad day…

peter

Very sad & feel for you, but remember, SuperCoach is only a game.
With the number of injuries particularly this year, Supercoach should consider increasing the number of trades to (Say) 34. Also, hopefully the powers to be at the AFL should eradicate the silly 'sub' rule and consider extending the bench from 4 to 6.
The players are bigger, stronger and faster which adds more momentum when players clash. No wonder there is an increase in the number of injuries. Perhaps also consider the shortening the length of each quarter.
I do not profess to know everything about AFL fitness, however I do speak with some authority after having 20 years as fitness advisor (last century) at four VFL/AFL clubs.

SCaddict

It's been an unbelievable few weeks. No amount of planning or strategy could've prepared coaches for this level of fantasy desolation.

It's left a very bitter after taste for many who were left to look on helplessly at their ever increasing pile of donuts and vests.

Will be interesting to see whether it has any impact on Supercoach participation next season. Hopefully most coaches will accept this was a once in a generation finish to a season and will get themselves together for a crack at Supercoach 2015.

Michael

Thanks Jock, you are truly the godfather of Supercoach! Something to learn for next year is to hold trades for as long as possible! I have a habit of trying to get playing rookies early and perhaps not looking long term across the whole season – a few wasted trades throughout the year.

Trade history 2014:
R2: Clurey OUT, Langford IN
R3: Caddy, McDonough OUT, Zorko, Ambrose IN
R4: Daisy, Rohan OUT, Kelly, Taylor IN
R5: TMitchell, Cunningham OUT, Pav, Crouch IN
R6: Ellis, Kelly OUT, Lloyd, Robertson IN
R7: Langford, Dunstan OUT, Swallow, Pendles IN
R8: SMitch, LMac, Crouch OUT, Hibberd, Shoenmakers, Hallahan IN
R9: Suckling, Higgins, Pyke OUT, Bartel, Sauce, Acres IN
R10: Robertson, JKH, Cameron OUT, Jelwood, Cameron, Bews IN
R11: Langdon, Polec OUT, Simpson, Shenton IN
R12: Lloyd, Hallahan OUT, Parker, O'Brien IN
R16: Acres, Shoenmakers OUT, Honeychurch, Jones IN
R17: GAJ, Hibberd OUT, Hanley, Cotchin IN
R18: Taylor, Shenton OUT, Harvey, SMitch IN

Obviously traded too much too early, could've kept some of the rookies for longer, maybe kept Daisy a bit longer too. My thinking was to grab as much cash early as possible, but was probably trigger happy lol! Injuries also played a part – Caddy, GAJ, SMitch, plus the glut over the past couple of weeks & suspensions. Makes for some interesting analysis that's for sure! Once the dust settles I'm going to see what I made from each rookie and match that to what they eventually made, also what I lost $$$ wise in premos.

Thanks to all the community for the support – it's a great way to spend 23 weeks of the year! Good luck everyone this week, looking forward to some great war stories!

Wazzup

G'day community,
1 trade left. Scott d Thompson to Sam Mitchell, or Cotchin to Parker or wingard to stokes/hannebery? Thanks!

@HJ_Mitch

Parker, mate. Best choice.

Jambo

Wingard to Gibbs if you have the money mate.

Starky

Took a chance and went Beams to Jones this week and it got me 4 wins. Thanks for all your hard work and help this year guys, I'm gutted it's nearly over.

dannyyboyy

2402 for me with one donut wasnt a bad week at all (despite going down to wombats in the throttledome). i made it into 4 outta 5 grannys (including one against the addict, and another in a league ranked 30 overall) and moved into 841st position, being the first time ive cracked the top 1k means im pretty stoked with my year so far. i finished about 3800 last year so to improve after a sluggish start makes me pretty happy.

A bloody massive thank you to jock and crew your all bloody legends and i couldnt have gotten this high without you guys.

And a shoutout to all the community to, the sharing of tips and info means we all got each others backs which is just tops and what its all about!

Good luck to all for next week!!!!

WombatsFC

Excellent season DannyyBoyy I look forward to battling you again.
I'd wish you good luck in the other 4 but that would actually mean bad luck for me so, I hope your badluck continues:-)

dannyyboyy

it was 2-0 to you between us this year so if i can jag a spot in the dome again im lookin forward to a chance to peg one back on ya

throttlefinger

Was great playing with you in the Tdome, Dannyboy. Well done this season, my man.

dannyyboyy

no probs throttle, the dome was probably one of the best leagues ive been involved in and id love to be back next year mate!

throttlefinger

For sure, DB! Left my email on the "Psyche Out" board. Shoot me an email and I'll make sure you get an invite for next season.

PkMn Trainer Jimmy

Can't believe the SC season is drawing to a close. My season aim was to finish top 1000 and win at least 1 Grand Final. Currently in the top 800 and in 5 Grandfinals so hopefully can achieve the goals.
Big thanks to JR community for improving my SC game. Been following you guys for the last 2-3 years and I think the community keeps getting better. Think the additions of Baron and the Donor's podcasts have been fantastic but I would've loved to have TAT more frequently.

Hopefully I can snag a spot in the JR Div 3 league, currently sitting 7th in the Donor's group. Hoping the Bias to trade in Priddis over Rockliff doesn't bite me, already cost me 93 points !

Last round community, leave nothing in the tank!

Mozz

I'm sitting 14th in the Donor's league. I'm wrapped for starters just for going so well! But then i'm also really sad that i'm going to miss out on entering the Jock Reynolds divisions by only a few hundred points. It seems as if it's one of those things that is so close, but yet so far. Either way, i'd just like to say that I love everyone here in the community and I wish everyone the best of luck if you're in a grand final or going for the 50k.

I'm representing the community proudly by making it through to a grand final in all my leagues, and jumped into the top 1,500 this week. All of which would not have been able to do without the help of Jock, Higgo, Crouching, all the guys that write articles and everyone that comments/calls in. I listen and read everything that comes through this site and learn from everything that everyone has to say. Honestly, half of the fun of Supercoach is being part of this community, and i'm sure that many people out there would agree.

Thank you community, and good luck in the final week of Supercoach 2014.

@HJ_Mitch

Well said, Mozz!

Gab

good on ya mozz, completely agree with ya, the community make super coach what it is today, and its great we are all such a tight knit group !!
best of luck in your grand finals for those who made them!!

WombatsFC

Well done Mozz.
Get in on the preseason discussion around november and you'll make up more than enough points to qualify.

Mozz

I'll be there around november!! Can't wait to be a part of the pre season discussion

David

Let's face it fellas this will be known as the year of the Dohnut!
But Dohnut give up, come back next year my friends. It may yeald sprinkles and jam

Dustbin Feltchers

Big thanks to one Captain Thomas J Rockliff…saved me against an opponent who has the vc loophole on Sam Gray…Gary like effort!!

Mike

Jock, Peter, Crouching, Thanks so much for the year, great advice, great laughs. Keep it up. Will open the wallet next year.

Jambo

I made my Grand Final with 2,294. Gratefully appreciate all your help and advice. Jock, Higgo, and Crouching One, you all rock!

Cozza

Thanks Jock and the community for all the help this year. Of my 5 leagues, finished top in 3, then a 4th and 6th after the round matched. Was going great until the carnage of last weekend and have now bombed out of the 3 prelims I was in. 5 donuts on field will do that to you – had to play JPK, Ward, Minson, Martin and Pav on field – with Harvey, Barlow and Beams also on bench/traded out. Even though I only had one trade left, having 2 would not have helped! Add to that the fact that I had Kersten and Shenton on field – pretty impressed I made it to 1840!

Lessons learnt for next year:
1 – try to have better bench cover; and
2 – try to have a few more trades for finals – had 3, but 4 would have been much better.

First year of playing seriously and still ranked just over 3,000 at the moment, after dropping around 1,500 ranks with this weeks debacle. Will return stronger and better next year, but thanks to the community for getting me this far!

Haiku Bob

3 Leagues, 3 Grand Finals!

Flazzwa

Thanks Jock, Crouching One and Peter for the enjoyment you’ve provided me over the course of the year..Millsy

MangroveJack

Well, thats it for 2015, so close, but missed G/F after losing by 45, after Murph gets concussed, 2 Donuts, Kersten on Bench gets 9, and why, o why did I put the C on Pridis …

2227 points was still enough to move up in the ranking, and hope to have one more good run next week to try and get into top 2000.

Good luck to everyone playing in G/F's

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Great Season Mangrove. Just plain unlucky. After all the strategy & planning the last 2 weeks became survival vs reward for effort. We will all be bette for it moving forward. Enjoy your off season mate.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Saved my very best for last. VC on Pendles, C on Fyfe leaveing my opponent to think i would take Pendles score. 2 minutes before the game I traded Fyfe to Rocky (C) with my last trade as I was 200 points & 1 less player down.340 thank you. Got over the line by 20 points against the same opponent in both cash leagues. Fair to say he was left gobsmacked & a little upset. You beauty!

MangroveJack

Nuts the size of Mangoes, you be carrying around… Inspirational stuff that..

Well played Sir, and good luck for next week.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Thanks Mangrove. Spoke to the poor victim this morning. He didn't realise what I'd done till half time. Flawed him. Rocky was on 100 already. He said he'd already declared victory Saturday night.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Thanks Jock. I was listening that day at Fantasy Cadets when you delivered the importance of a good old fashion hood wink. He checked me team a 1pm, we both had VC Pendles & C on Fyfe. The thought I was toast & kept his last trade & 100k in the bank. If I'd made the trade 10 minutes earlier he would have matched it! I'll be shouting you many beers next catch up.

WombatsFC

I've always said never trust a Pieman around finals time.
Well done itchy I did a similar thing and annoyed DannyyBoyy a tad when I traded fyfe to buddy at the last minute after professing to have no trades left. If murph hadn't been Ko'd I would probably have made the same trade next week

Itchy Nuts Pieman

it's safe to say anyone playng us in finals in the years to come Wombats will be sh%tting themselves over the sneaky tactics we deploy. Well played Wombats, Dannyboyy must be guttered, getting knocked over with 2400 is harsh, but that's the name of the game. I wet into the finals with 4 trades & solid benchcover. And that hasn't proven to be enough. Lesson learnt.

WombatsFC

Yeah I reckon I might go around again despite cracking the half-century this year. I might have to get some screwins for my slippers though.

I don't think DannyyBoyy had the trades to match me anyway, Your move was very astute and worthy of being recorded as an example of the dedication required to win a Supercoachleague.
Instead of watching the game on telly with a beer or showing the wife why she lets you inside the house. You chose to sit hunched over the computer waiting to make that last minute trade to get your glory.

I don't care about league wins and was going for points only so whilst you were hunched over the computer I was drinking your beer and showing your wife why she likes older men.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Cracker Wombats. I wondered why she was limping last night. There was a sizeable entrance fee in one of the leagues & to the victor goes the spoils. So it was pretty serious stuff.

WombatsFC

In all seriousness well done mate I'm genuinely happy that you pocketed some cash.
I'm not a gambler but I assure you that I get as much enjoyment and angst as those who do part with their hard earned on a game dominated by chance. I don't need the added stress.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Seriously valid point Wombats. There is 2 prizes. Half to GF winner & the other half to Highest overall rank. The guy I played yesterday & I are the only ones in contention for the rank prize. During our conversation this morning he asked if despite he leads me by 80 points if we could agree to split it now. He said he was so rattled by what happened he didnt want to go through it again.I stopped & thought in all my excitement he was left completely shattered. So I agreed.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

I will also confess Wombats that I had guests & their kids Saturday night. It was a late night & I wasn't following SC. It wasn't until Sunday morning that I realised I was in trouble. I became so consumed with trying to work out a way to get back into the match I ignored my kids all Sunday morning whilist I assesed my options. I only have them every 2nd weekend. If there wasn't money on the line I wouldn't have done that. And I do regret it. I've pulled the pin on all other forms of gambling. SC cash leagues are next on the scrap heap.

Andrew

Hey Jock,

Made it through with Beams, Harvey, Fyfe, Martin and Nicnat. Also had Murphy’s 27 and the amazing Cameron. Thank the Supercoach gods for Robbie and Tommy. Have had no trades since Round 19. Luck should run out next week but at least I made it.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

You never know Andrew. Well done on the win!

WombatsFC

My condolences to those for whom the Supercoach season is over.
To all those sooks blaming injuries and suspensions for their demise, please assess what you are saying.

What you are saying is that you would have done better if you had selected different players. It's a simple fact that risk management is an integral part of supercoach success.
JPK was a risk after last years injury concerns, Boomer was a risk due to age, roller coaster form and bad sportsmanship, Beams was a risk due to injury history, Fyfe was a risk due to injury and tribunal history, etc, etc
Those who took the least risks reaped the rewards in the final rounds especially if they were chasing league wins.

David

In a nut shell every year has its risks that get you to greatness or bombing out. This year it was simply the timing of the massive outs, late in the supercoach season. Many people including myself have died by the sword and i stay with my decisions this year and can only reflect and learn by my decisions. 3rd year for me so i know now the recipe for success is the majority of luck with a little conviction. Super year again Jock, Higgo and Crouching, to the community thank you for another great year of support and insight special thanks to Throttle, Wombats and SCaddict.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Agree with ya Wombats. Back when we had limited trades & you get a player out for 2 you would have to keep them to get to full premo, & cop an emergencys score or a donut. With 30 trades you can trade the bloke & bring him back. I did that with Hanley this year. You can't be out of trades heading into finals or you will get demolished. Hopefully this will teach everyone why it's such an advantage to have them in finals.

WombatsFC

For a bloke who spends most of his time with his hands in his undies, your are remarkably wise itchy one.

I don't mind the 30 trades system but I'd like to see the trades p/round limit increased for the first 9 rounds

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Ive got a quality primary school education Wombats. And I don't mind going to town on myself. I like that suggestion. It means spuds can run out faster!

The Filth

Despite making a botch of the last 6 weeks, I am currently 21st overall and number 1 in the Jock Reynolds community group.

Thanks to the community for their input, sage advice and humour this season. I for one have benefitted greatly from this forum. I have managed to make the Grand Final in all my leagues.

Like many sides my team currently looks like it should be sponsored by "Donut King" but I am hoping for one more supreme effort from the boys to get me across the line.

Good luck to all in their respective Grand Finals and commiserations to those who have fallen by the wayside. Hopefully your overall rank has improved this season and that you go into "pre-season" for SuperCoach
next year with determination and confidence to improve next year.

Regards & thanks

Wayne
"The Filth"

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Great season Filthy. Well done.

WombatsFC

I see ya there atop the qualifiers list Filthy and I'm coming for ya!
I reckon I should knock RandomBreathTeast from #1 in the Jock Reynolds Donours Group and with the potential resting of Simmo and Mitchell to go with your other outs I might make up the 500 I need to nudge you off the top of the Jock Reynolds Qualifiers.

It aint over yet !

The Filth

As I said Wombat, I wasted a trade recently. I am not confident of staying on top of the JRQ's at seasons end.

Good luck matey!

The Filth

Thanks Jock.
Although I feel like I have "done a Bradbury" as I only headed the QualifiersGroup for the first time this week…

General Soreness

Congrats Filthy!

wes

Community,

Lots of congrats and commiserations going around… and I second or third or fourth all those. Has been a hard year.

I still would appreciate some advice… I have no idea how really but made the GF… a little bit of extra cover on the bench, and a late out of Dusty cost my opponent. But I am in there and looking for a final push now.
Waiting on the teams to be named later on… so not publishing anything now.

If you are out though, please don't avoid the site… some of us still appreciate the advice and could be the difference between taking home the silverware or not!!!

cheers

Wes

WombatsFC

I'm listening wes.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

I'll be around Wes. And you could do worse than the dodgy brothers Wombats & INP!

The Filth

Keep us posted on your thoughts for your team this week Wes. Will try and help with your final selections, although I think Wombats and Itchy Nuts will serve you well.

The Garbo

After a great season I fell short so close to league glory…. it is crushing.
Two weeks of carnage is all my team was able to take.
But I think the most upsetting part was that the team that managed to behead me, had only scraped into the top 8 by percentage.
He then went onto a CLOSE but epic victory in round 1. Round two he went onto playing the second highest scoring team in our league. Victory for him was sure to be a pipe dream heading into battle. But the wrath of the super coach gods struck his opponent down with no mercy.
Whereas he managed to avoid the wrath by entering finals with quite a “unique” side.
He then moved onto me. I was also wounded by the SC Gods, but even with all the preperation leading up to this, all my swings, bench cover and remaining trades were still not enough to field a full side leaving me with a couple donuts and a heartbreak loss.
Lady luck really is a fickle mistress.

My oppnt had reached into his pants, pulled out his bag of jewels, put them on the table, stared the sc gods in the eyes and dared them too lop them off!
And it seems this act of courage has earnt him the favor of the sc gods.

I may have been slayed,
but mark my words,
The Garbo will rise again to take out the trash!

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Good stuff Garbo. You'll cean up next year! I'm tipping Broomhead will be in your side next year

julz

Have loved the website this year and I also listen in to everything regularly and read all the great articles. Love the input of the community all seem a great bunch of people! Looking forward to Donor's podcast next week too and hopefully getting into some JR leagues next year.
Into 3/5 grandies so not too bad, one GF is against the hubby so NEED TO WIN!! Otherwise will never hear the end of it, he has more donuts than me at this stage (touch wood) but beat me on points this week so need a big effort from my team in the GF. Luckily I have one trade stashed up my sleeve, now just to figure out how to use it no doubt there will be multiple outs so I am glad I have kept a trade – first time for everything!! πŸ™‚

WombatsFC

Hiya Julz I agree with the filth put the teams up and I'm sure a few others will also help

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Have you considered trying to get him locked up somehow this weekend.

The Filth

Julz,

Post your side – and if possible post your husbands team as well.

CMON COMMUNITY – LETS SEE IF WE CAN GET JULZ A WIN OVER HUBBY!!!

julz

Thanks guys you are fantastic πŸ™‚ Here is the teams below:

Def – We both have Simpson, McVeigh, Swallow. I have Hanley, Bartel, Mitchell (bews/Langdon on bench). He has Burgoyne, Jaensch and Scott D Thompson loopholes with Langdon (Cutler on bench)

Mid – We both have Pendles, Priddis, Selwood, Sloane, Libba. I have Smurph (might have to trade), JPK, Miles. He has N Jones and Crisp with a donut (NO SWING SET).

Rucks, both have Sandi – I have SMartin, he has Mummy

Fwd – Both have Dusty, Buddy, Parker, Dangerfield. I have R Gray and Zorko (Cameron and Lennon on bench). He has Petrie/ N Riewoldt/ Taylor Walker (leaves one off the field)

At this stage I am thinking I will have to trade out SMurph as prob won't play, not sure if to get Mundy/Treloar or another midfielder or just get Malsexi in the defence via swingset. Have bugger all cash in kitty only about $9K
Cheers for your help again everyone πŸ™‚

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Firstly Julz over dinner tonight tell him I think your teams shi&s on his. If smurph is out that’s the trade for sure. I think you need to can the malcho idea & go with a mid. I love malcho I’ve had him year. I’ll get back to you with some options.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Options are Goddard Treloar (risky) Mundy Griffen (playing GWS). I would suggest Goddard he was awesome last week 164 & he's playing Carlton this week who were train wreck. If you really want to deploy tactics put your VC & C on Sunday players & deploy them just before the game starts.

The Filth

Like you, will wait for teams to be posted before deciding.
Looks promising though. Check for advice later this week.
Itchy Nuts has already made some nice suggestions.

Wattsieesq

Hey Julz,

I think you have him covered all over the park with your POD match ups. Out of your choices, I think bringing in either Mundy, Malceski or a left fielder like Brad Crouch. Treloar was inconsistent at the start of the year but has been good of late. Mundy doesn't have Fyfe or Barlow so should get the pill. He may also get Cornes. That said he has avg 117 in his last 3. Malceski has avg 108 in his last 3 and has the Tigers. Crouch has the saints in Adelaide and has avg 105 in his last 3.

Given I believe your PODs have the edge, I'd go conservative and bring in Mundy.

All the best.

The Filth

Julz,
I would choose Mundy or Goddard.
Your team appears to have superior PODs to hubby so I think you will prevail.
Keep my fingers crossed for ya!

Regards
'Filthy'

cyrl

made two grand finals out of four leagues would have been three but captain Priddus 70 let me down. Couldn't use the vice loophole due to fishing commitments…..

Mitch

First year I’ve taken supercoach seriously and sitting in top 5,000

It’s been and up and down year

Made 4 grand finals, missed out on a 5th by under 100 points

Simpson, bartel, Murphy screwed me plus having to play Rohan instead of Martin

Plus no Cover for Kennedy in the mids

Hopefully he is back this week

Thanks jock you’ve been huge help

The Filth

Nice one Mitch.
Top 5000 is a great ranking.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

First year I took SC serious I finished in 30K odd. So 5K is a fantastic effort. Best of luck in your GF's.

Crowmagnon

Into 3 grand finals from 3 leagues. Undefeated in the one that matters. Huge thanks Jock, Higgo, Crouching and everybody in the community, I wouldn't be in this position without the wisdoms gained here. Into the top 5000 for the first time ever. Looking forward to the donor podcasts to see me through til next season. Good luck to everybody playing Grand Finals this week!

Nick

Last week in to 3 grand finals out of 4 thanks to everyone on this page wouldn’t of got this far if it wasn’t for you all thankyou

Jackson

Massive improvement for me this year! Made it through to both my grand finals, and finished on an overall rank of 352…A huge thanks to you Jock, and everyone in the community who helped me out through the year. The best of luck to everyone in the grand final this week!

throttlefinger

While the season has been, overall, a disappointment from a results standpoint, I learned one important point with most of my mistakes came from not heading its wisdom…always consult the community first.

Made waaaay too many rash and idiotic decisions. Relying on your brain is great when you have a pocketful of loot and there's shelves full of choice agave, but it doesn't make for sound SC decisions. The community saved me from making a lot more craptacular calls. And while there is some luck in SC, patience and due diligence in your planning and trades allow more sunny days than donut downpours.

Overall did better than my inaugural season. Best of all challenged some of the true badasses in the community and got served. But rather go down fighting giants than stomping ants. Thanks to all for the wisdom, laughs and camaraderie. It makes waking up early and staying up late to talk with all you worthwhile.

WombatsFC

"rather go down fighting giants than stomping ants"

I love ya man.

General Soreness

Gold Throttle, pure Gold!

SCaddict

I always look forward to reading your comments Throttle. Your dedication to this foreign game and devotion to this site, from the other end of the earth, is something we all here truly marvel at.

You may downplay it but you really had shocking misfortune this season as did even the great Peter Higginbotham but have no doubt you like he will be a force to be reckoned with in 2015.

throttlefinger

Well, that just puts a big grin on my fat face, SCaddict. Very nice of you to say, especially from someone I respect greatly — and who kicked my SC ass from Perth to Brisbane (does anyone use that? From LA to NYC is our version)

Hope to do better next year but more importantly add more to the community. As you and others prove, the more time here, the better you do in SC.

The Filth

Throttle – you have been one of many fine contributors to this forum and I have enjoyed your posts.
Thanks for your amusing and sometimes profound insights.
Hope to read your prognostications next season.
(Cut back on the agave in the offseason)

Cheers matey!

throttlefinger

Filth, you are a gentleman and a genuine SC badass. Very happy that you're in the top 25 and ruling the community group. All season, you've taken everything the SC gods have thrown at you and smile widely as you gave it back threefold.

Look forward to talking shop next season. Would love to get in a league together (maybe even entice you to come into the Throttledome, perhaps).

Next season I think I need MORE agave…my aching head would make me rely on the community even more!

Best to you, Mr. Filth!

The Filth

Throttle – I would be honored to join the vast expanses and plush interior of the Throttledome next season. If you build a league, they will come…

I must admit to some trepidation re next season – this years achievements may be a one-off and I may end up performing like Daisy Thomas.

throttlefinger

Ha. No way, Filth. You're built of stronger stuff than the SC-feeble Daisy, Filth. Look forward to locking horns next season, my man.

WombatsFC

I would like to point out that the Mighty Wombats Jumper says "Next 22 Weeks". This proves that I never aspired for a league premiership and I believe that the final week should be like the last day of the Tour de France where we acknowledge the current leader and root french chicks.

throttlefinger

Hahaha. Or Italy senoritas. They are less interested in biking and more into rooting.

WombatsFC

I know they're hard to resist but some of those Italian honey's have heavily armed and widely connected nutcase fathers.

I advise the community to stick to the frenchies in this situation, throttles suggestion is based upon his experience with 'brooklyn wannabe gangster' Italians, not the gun wielding over possessive father Italians that park their mercedes 500 sl just off Lygon st or have daughters in Westchester county.

throttlefinger

Throttles has a UN annex down south so he is speaking Internationally, not locally. Would say most NYC beauts carry more baggage than the 2 carry-ons allowed.

French is fine. But the lack of adherence to hygiene could make some ventures less than favorable. Wombats is used to red district delights so properly bathing and curdling scents are not a factor in his decision making. In fact, he prefers a woman who has sat on a leather bike seat for 10 hours or more.

WombatsFC

LOL
I love ya dude but you Bridge and Tunnel folk can be cryptic.

What throttle means is that I prefer a woman experienced enough to show me something new, confident enough to not be influenced by $million marketing campaigns, and invested enough to make a 10-hour Harley ride to the Wombats hideout.

The animosity towards Wombats that throttle displays is probably due to the fact that his first wife rode the Harley.

throttlefinger

Haha. No, my first wife didn't ride, she crushed. As in my balls. Felt like a Harley took a 10-hour ride on my meat and cheeses.

And please community, this new, expansive land Womby talks of traversing is as broad as a bodega's middle aisle and filled with much wonder as the bottom of a drained pint of Cooper's ale.

Interestingly, have read that a side effect of getting in the top 80 is an uninterrupted dream state, with visions of heightened desirability from the fairer sex mixed with extended ramblings to Americans (or whomever is up at your ungodly hour.

Also some experience low outbreaks of foot acne.

WombatsFC

Sorry man. If it helps she was a dud root.

throttlefinger

Is that a band?

WombatsFC

Nah she called me Matt.

throttlefinger

Yeah, she does that when she gets excited.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Too funny!

The Ranger

Like many I've had a shocking end to the season and despite finishing 1st and 3rd in my leagues have failed to even make a GF.
Gutted.
Still, I'll look back on this season as one of growth and some success.
Thanks to the Community I've gone from finishing around 120,00 (in my first year) last year to 14,000 this year and spent much of the year in the top 5000.
With another pre season under my belt and with the continuing support of all those at JR HQ I know I'll be back better and stronger in 2015!
Best of luck to all those in a GF this week and those going for gold in the big one.

WombatsFC

Commiserations ranger but it's not over yet mate. Many in a similar position to you will give up and forget that competition is all about fighting to the end and bettering yourself.
You have the option of getting your best possible score this week and climbing the overall rankings or putting your nuts in your mums handbag and waiting until next year to try and get better.
The fact that you came to the Jock Reynolds site indicates that you don't like the handbag option so dust yourself off and get back out there son!

Mozz

My advice for the community this weekend: Don't trade before the weekend starts

I remember last year I was in a Grand Final, before there was a late out during the week! I was left with a doughnut and lost the Grand Final and left battered. This year I have promised myself not to make the same mistake. Round 23 there are going to be some late outs FOR SURE as some teams will want to rest players ahead of finals. I'm looking at Sam Mitchell, Luke Hodge, Joel Selwood, Corey Enright and possibly some Sydney players despite john longmire's comments.

If anyone is expected to win their grand final and has trades left, leave 1 for late outs. Round 23 is NOT the round to have a 0 on the field.

WombatsFC

Good advice skeeta

Huggy

To Jock and all the other regular contributors in the community.

Thanks for all the advice and fantastic entertainment throughout the year. I've spent many a Sunday night, lying in bed, listening to the podcasts whilst trying not to crack up and wake the missus. She has now resorted to wearing ear plugs as the tales of Wayno and his delorium, Crouching Tiger and his "slipper", Higgo and his beloved mother and you Jock, reminiscing of your sexual exploits – have made it near impossible.

I am currently sitting 96th overall and 9th in the Qualifying league. With one round to go I'm still pushing hard to make the top 6 in order to get into the esteemed Jock Reynolds Division 3 next year. Unfortunately, Wombat FC leap frogged me last weekend – which makes it even harder!

As with most, I'm not too sure what I will do after the grand finals this weekend as I'm already suffering super coach withdrawal symptoms. Will definitely be hanging out for the donor podcasts in the off season.

Stay safe everyone and catch you all again next year

Huggy

WombatsFC

Hi Huggy and well done mate. Making the top 5,000 in a competition of almost 250,000 is a fantastic achievement. To make the top 100 is almost as good as coming second.

Like you I made silly mistakes that cost me a better ranking and i know that the experience and wisdom from Jock and the community will make me better next year.

Best of luck in getting the points you need ( only if you don't bump me)

Huggy

Thanks Wombat. I only discovered the community this year and have really enjoyed it.
Good luck this week mate – hopefully we can both fight it out in division 3 next year!

throttlefinger

Well done, Huggy!

Will be pushing for you to jump Womby…given his glut of responses in the last 24 hours, he needs a little air taking out of his SC sail.

The Filth

Good luck Huggy.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Horrible news on Matty Scharenberg. He was my first lock for 2015.

wes

already onto 2015… commitment scores 100% mate!!!
love it.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Thanks Wes. I'm a subsciber to road to the draft. I'm listenhing to podcats on the draftees coming up in November. Slightly dedicated.

General Soreness

Ditto!

RooBoy

Hi guys,

A big thanks to all contributors on this site who (unknowingly) helped me in this my first year of SC just by reading your comments, also congrats to all who made GF this week.

I finished 1st in my money league and 3rd in another and got knocked out in both pre-finals this week but learnt some valuable lessons about conserving trades and sideways trading.
(An interesting exercise to go back through your trade history and see where you stuffed up!)

Thanks very much Boomer and SJ (you're both on my never again list) as well as Dusty, JPK and Beams for the donuts. Currently ranked 1400ish which I'm happy with for a 1st year.

Probably getting waaaay ahead of myself but what's all this about Qualifying and Division leagues and how does one go about registering an interest in participating sometime down the track?

Loved Throttles comment of "rather fight giants than stomp ants"…..only way to learn!

Itchy Nuts Pieman

1400 in your first season. Awesome effort Rooboy! I think SJ & Boomer may be on many banned lists. They were on mine this year. Key forwards are on my never again list.

Mozz

Well done RooBoy for doing so well in your first year! You must be very proud of yourself πŸ™‚

Basically the divisions we speak of are leagues that Jock has set up which consists of the best members of the community. It's exactly like the English Premier league where you have the top league, then the bottom 3 or how ever many get relegated to the next league down. There are 4 leagues if i'm correct and the way to get yourself into the bottom league is to firstly join the 'Jock Reynolds Qualifiers Group' or the 'Jock Reynolds Donor's Group' next year. The top 6 from each group at the end of the year will be in the 3rd division league the following year.

Jock will post the league code for the qualifiers early next year, so be ready for that and good luck next year! I'm sure we'll be hearing a lot more from you πŸ™‚

throttlefinger

Well done, RooBoy! Gangbusters in the first year, my man.

And agree, evaluating your year will definitely help you next season. I made mistakes this season but not the same ones as last (or as many times).

wes

Last trades…

With late outs and covering my butt off, I've managed to sneak into the GF (afl fantasy).
Also means, with all the coverage, my team is not brilliant… thus I need help.
I have 2 trades left (afl fantasy standard), and 80K in the bank. I can afford 1 upgrade and one 'fixer'
please let me know your thoughts… pts system not quite the same, but I've been on here all year and what is good on SC is pretty much good on fantasy. So fire away please

DEF – Bartel, McVeigh, Swallow, S Mitchell, K Simpson, NDS (Georgiou + Clay Cameron)
MID – Rocky, JPK, Barlow, S Gibson, Cornes, R Gray, J Crisp, D Tyson (Shenton + J Lloyd)
RUC – Mummy + Sandi (B Brown + Lowden)
FWD – Stef Martin, McGlynn, Parker, Franklin, Duncan, NRoo (Charlie Cameron + Sam Lloyd)

Barlow has to go… who to bring in for him. Selwood (proviso he isn't rested)… or DPP McGLynn into mid and bring in another FWD???
And an upgrade on Crisp or Kade Simpson or NDS – for who…

Teams has got me through so far (FYI my score of 2245 was good for 1250th best last rd – so pretty good considering). I need that kicker, that 1 player that could win it for me with a surprise 130…

RooBoy

Barlow to Jordan Lewis would be my first trade.
An undermanned Pies midfield has been haemorrhaging (is that how you spell it?) points in the last few weeks, Lewis has been in red-hot form….he could go big.

wes

that's a good option.
Barlow to Lewis (was half considering Pridis there)
And Cornes into Macrae… ?

RooBoy

Priddis also a good option, got him in last week and watched him spud it up grrrr!
But with GC this week (who don't tag) he might want revenge and could also score well.
Can you afford both Barlow to Lewis and Cornes to Priddis? I have no idea of Fantasy pricing sorry.

wes

$$ little bit of an issue. Not enough for Lewis and Priddis… would need to pick only one of them (thus Macrae option – is a solid 100 pointer in fantasy land)

RooBoy

That second trade is a bit of a luxury at the moment, I'd wait and see what Thursday night brings…you never know if a Mitchell or JPK might get another rest which forces your hand somewhat.

Good luck in the Granny!

Mozz

I need the community's help on this one: I have 1 trade left and $116k in the bank in the GF this week in my money league, so a lot is riding on this last trade!
My team:
DEF: McVeigh, Smith, Hanley, Simpson, Mitchell, Enright
MID: Rockliff, Pendles, Selwood, Liberatore, Dal Santo, Sloane, Bartel, Jones (Harvey on bench)
RUC: Jacobs, Sandilands
FWD: Gray, Danger, Parker, Martin, Zorko, Martin

when looking at my opponent's team, the different players he has is:
JPK
Goddard
Murphy
K.Jack
Franklin
Malceski
Minson

Easily looking at trading B.Harvey out and with the money left over, i should have $620,800. What move should I do to ensure victory! Do I get someone in his team to eliminate them ie. Franklin or Malceski? Or go for someone different that could potentially score higher?

Thanks for your help again community πŸ™‚

Porcelain

In itially I would say cover Goddard. He is in good form and can put your win out of reach.
But you will need to make the move early on Saturday when Goddard is playing early.
Other option is Enright or Simpson out, Bartel to Def, then Goddard in Mid.

Mozz

Thanks guys! I'll defs bring in Franklin on saturday arvo πŸ™‚ hope i can win it!!

wes

not that he needs backing up, but agree with Jock.
I wish I had your team for the weekend… and of all players he has, Franklin is most likely to score big, and is worth covering off.
good luck in the game

Tman

Congrats to all of you still here fighting for the ultimate glory. Commiseration for those who were crueled by the savagery or poor decisions. Learn from it and come back strong next year, which I am sure you will.

Although Im not in SC and only played the DT, I feel part of the community. Your insights, wisdom and suggestions have made so many decisions easier to make and so much better. I have enjoyed the supreme effort of JRC and the willingness of all to help. A big shout out to Jock, Higgo, Crouching, Itchy, Addict, Throttle and Pieman for sharing your wisdom.

True to my word I will switch next year to SC and be with you all. Fighting for JRC respect and standing.
Being somewhat a noob with JR leagues and qualifications. Would appreciate a run down to get my blood pumping for 2015. Look forward to being a donor next year.

Thanks again, you guys rock!!

Tman

Forgot to thank Mozz. Who was always there to help.

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Good on ya Tman. Welcome to the clan. You’ll love SC. And there is no better place to come for your education!

Mozz

Pleasure to be of service Tman! Glad to hear that you'll be making the switch to Supercoach next year. Send us a comment or message early next year and i'll get you into a league with other fellow community members πŸ™‚ Won't be a JR league but at least you'll be among us!

Mozz

Here is the rundown of the JR leagues and qualifications:

Basically the divisions we speak of are leagues that Jock has set up which consists of the best members of the community. It's exactly like the English Premier league where you have the top league, then the bottom 3 or how ever many get relegated to the next league down. There are 4 leagues if i'm correct and the way to get yourself into the bottom league is to firstly join the 'Jock Reynolds Qualifiers Group' or the 'Jock Reynolds Donor's Group' next year. The top 6 from each group at the end of the year will be in the 3rd division league the following year.

Tman

Cheers Mozz will do. Doner league (i’ll call it the league of dons) and a JRC league sounds bloody awesome.

Almost feel like saying give my swannies the trophy and start 2015 already. Lol

TOM

Talk about Ward havng a fitness test and may be right to play this weekend!

dean billman

I've still got him, hope you are right mate!

Carters

A big thank you to all at the site. I haven’t contributed much but the podcasts and wisdom have got me well towards my aim of a top 1000 finish.

Currently ranked 82nd overall and have made all grannies!

Absolutely wrapped and looking forward to getting really stuck in next year.

Good luck to all!

Itchy Nuts Pieman

Awesome effort Carters. Good luck in your Grannies. You clearly know what you doing. Don’t be afraid to step up buddy. Your elite!

cyrl

What I happening with Will Minson? Him being out has forced me to put ambrose on the ground and swing martin into the ruck

Oliver

Wanted to say a massive thank you to the community and to Jock for all the guidance this year. I’ve had an up and down season where I had more than my fare share if injuries early on but luckily have managed to escape most of the carnage the last few weeks. My overall ranking is fairly poor at about 17k but I’ve been in the top 5k for the round the last 5 weeks which is a massive improvement for me.

I’m playing off in my GF in my only league and am hoping that Kennedy and McGlynn are back in if so I’m thinking of dumping Dalhaus to the bench and playing McGovern as his recent form is better. Hopefully I can get over the line and I think I’ll have to give some sort of donation as well for all the help this year. Best of luck to everyone playing in a GF this year.

Mitch

Need help with my final spot on my team with kennedy being injured
106,900 in the bank
In 4 grand finals, so a huge week for me!

mcveigh swallow bartel simpson jaensch mitchell
pendles selwood priddis rockliff libba gray murphy kennedy
sandilands goldstein / currie
parker dangefield zorko d.martin s.martin franklin / rohan

cheers

dognino

Got just over 2200 last week , with 3 donuts in beams, Kennedy and Martin . Still enough to get me in a GF in 1 league as my opponent had the same along with a few extra. Will just have the 1 donut this weak in beams, I have players on my bench in fwd and back line , but I can't cover as the 3 injuries I have in the mids are not swing men. This is the most frustrating part , being set up with swing men, but if they are not the injured players, there is no point.