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Patch’s Panic Room – Round 18

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Patch - Supercoach Panic Room Master

G’day community. What a messy week in football with the Adam Goodes saga rolling on, and on, and on, and on. And it has slipped under the radar just how messy this week will be for our Supercoach sides. This is what we need to focus on now, community.

The time has come and gone to discuss Goodes. We need to knuckle down and get set for finals. Keep your eyes on the ball community – that’s all that matters here. Nat Fyfe will miss thanks to Sam Mitchell’s errant knee a few weeks back. Dayne Beams looks cooked. Gary Ablett – just after so many of us brought him in – is straight back out. Several other players have dropped off this week who are unlikely to impact us, but it shows just how fragile our teams are at this stage of the year with so few trades remaining.

Now, into the news!


THE NEWS

Gary Ablett has done his knee and is gone for the season, just as he looked to have returned to true form. The Supercoach gods are cruel as they again demand a precious, precious trade to be ripped from our fingers. But it is the nature of the beast.

Likewise it is the nature of Ross the Boss Lyon to rest his superstars at the end of the year. Nat Fyfe will sit out this week, but to be fair, he has been carrying a niggle – and struggling with it – since Mitchell shoved a knee into him a few weeks ago. Might miss next week too!

However, it was surprising to see Dayne Beams named alongside Pearce Hanley for the Lions. Beams had said last week he wouldn’t make it to the end of the year, and I thought his late withdrawal last week spelt the end for his season. I will be holding for now, but if he struggles too much, he will be gone very quickly.

Lance Franklin has been named this week and crucially Tom Mitchell has been named on the ball, where he belongs. Hopefully no more Kermit vests find their way around his shoulders.

Essendon have finally remembered they have Jon Giles on their list, and decided to give him a shot, as he can hardly do worse than Shaun McKernan did against Goldstein a few weeks ago. Speaking of, McKernan has made way for Giles, leaving those of us who – like me – traded him in as ruck cover high and dry.

In no particular order, the seasons of James Aish, Jack Billings and Will Langford will all miss the rest of the year, while Hamish McIntosh has called it a day on his career, unable to overcome his perpetual woes.

The Saints will rest Jack Lonie, Sam Gilbert and crucially Nick Riewoldt this week against the Power.

The Pies regain Taylor Adams, but have rested Adam Oxley and dropped Paul Seedsman.

Michael Hurley and Rhys Palmer have both withdrawn from their respective teams since team sheets were released.


THE PATCH UP

A few holes left this week from the Great Bald One going down. Of course I mean Gary Ablett, not the other Great Bald One in Chicko – that great man will continue ripping this site a new one. Gary, however, won’t be ripping our Supercoach sides a new one each week – so who to replace him with? I like Paddy Dangerfield, who has not put a foot wrong since he came into my side during the byes. The other hot candidates are Matt Priddis – who has the most tons this year, David Mundy – who has only scored below 99 once this year. My smoke candidate to replace him is actually Marc Murphy. He’s scored 5 tons and a 97 in his last six, and at 542k presents consistent value with Carlton’s run home – they play Collingwood, Brisbane, Melbourne and GWS in the Supercoach finals. He won’t blow the game away like Dangerfield might, but as a thrifty point of difference I’d have a look at him.


TRADING PLACES

Hugh Goddard is on the bubble if you’re in need of cash, and has the benefit of being able to slide into the forward or back line if needed. Aside from that, we’ve got a few premos on the slide but not much of note at this stage of the season.

Eddie Murphys

-46 – H. Goddard
-46 – K. Lambert
-32 – A. Browne
-31 – K. Langford
-17 – J. Kolodjashnij
10 – S. Motlop
20 – J. Lever

Dan Aykroyds

157 – K. Jack
156 – T. Mitchell
155 – T. Rockliff
154 – D. Armitage
149 – D. Heppell
146 – O. Wines


That’s it from me this week. I bloody love you community. You’re fantastic. It saddens me I’ve been unable to be in the comments section in recent weeks, and will again be absent today due to life getting busy. But I’ll be here, even if I have to be up at 1am with the cricket on. Because that’s what we do for each other community. Have a good weekend!

May it be full of high scores, playing rookies and fruitful captaincy choices – which should I say are now so much easier with the great Barron von Crow back from Europe! Check out the scouting report, as well as Lekdog’s magnificent video that is lurking around the site here. Have a good one community.


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Tim

Thoughts Community

Gaz to Mundy
McKenzie to Selwood ( Bench cover for season and cover for Fyfe this week)

Or do I just go Gaz to Danger and save some cash and put Steele on field?

BomberSam

I like those trades a lot! If you have four plus trades left this week, go for it! If you will only be left with one, then conserve one and trade in Danger.

L.Gibbs

Ablett to Priddas or Mundy?

chase

Priddis

John

Keep or upgrade kreuzer

Liam

I had Danger locked in for Gaz all week, but now I think I will bring in Macrae

@KrazeeEyezK1lla

everybody you play against will have Danger. take a chance on somebody else

Liam

Completley agree Krazee

Dave2008

Any Saad.owners thinking of keeping him for cover? It is 400 k sitting there and I need two more premiums in the midfield. Looking at his scores and average and the defenders I dont have who would I bring in as a D7? Are people with full premo teams thinking of another premo for D7 or just someone solid. Kelly springs to mind but with a be of 15 he would need to come in this week and he’s not a D/M swinger. Normally I would try to get a D/M and D/F om my mid bench to swing forward or back.

My first trade will probably be GAJ to Selwood and then either Saad for H Goddard or Hamling for H Goddard. Anyone got any thoughts on strategy from here ? 7 trades will finish top 4 29 k going for league.

Team :

D Shaw Hodge Simpson Newness Gibson Houli Saad Hamling 

M Fyfe Pendles Ward Lewis Kennedy Parker GAJ Steele Krak Boston

R Goldy Nic Nat

F Martin Goddard Dalihaus Swan Mitchell Tarrant Gray Daniel

derek

Dave, you left out Knights again!

TheBigbad

Who to pick from Rocky, Sloane, Lewis?

derek

out of those 3, I would go Sloane, Rocky, lewis.

I think Rocky is a better footballer than Sloane, but without hanley and possible Beams he will have a heavy tag like last week every week now. Sloane is in a team with danger & Thompson who will get plenty of attention.

Sloane is much cheaper.

Sloane is playing in a team who are still trying to make the final 8. Rocky isn't.

Mitch

Best replacement for Ablett? It’s too hard to pick
Already have Selwood, beams, jpk, Parker, Rockliff, pendles

Tom

Mundy or priddis for Ablett

canardly see

priddis

Trent

Im going for league win and will definitely win this week!!
so in saying that should i..

> Hold gaz and trade to hannerz next week as he should drop $30k with 200 BE saving about 35k for finals
or
> Gaz to Priddis this week

Dave2008

If your finals position is secured and you can’t either move up to top 4 or fall out of it you have no reason to trade except for building cash. How many my trades and how much cash?

Trent

i have 7 trades left and 70k and yes spot is secured and will be tough to win first round of finals so if i wasnt to trade this week it would mean i can get picken in next week as ill be doing my trades to get ablett out and i need him to fill my backline

tom

hello community
i have 11 trades should i do a shark move and trade fyfe?

derek

I would. get him back next week!

tom

i am not going for overall anymore i am going for leauge and i am playing someone bad

SideBySidebottom

This is round 18. After this, in order, are rounds 19, 20 ,21 , 22 and 23. That's six rounds with a maximum of two trades each round. That's twelve trades and you have eleven. I think it's safe to say you can burn a few.

Matt

Selwood or danger as vc?

derek

McKenzie has been named. Ruins my defence loophole.

SideBySidebottom

Gives me a playing rookie in defence,

Antonio

Who would you recommend that isn’t Hodge or Picken?

JMG

Will be trading Ablett to Priddis. Was gonna trade McKernan to Bartel leaving me with 7 forwards, Bont or TMitch would be used as cover in mids, Steele also fwd cover.

However I just realized I can go McKernan to Selwood via Steele DPP. Gives me 9 ‘premium’ mids but I have Ebert who’s been ordinary and Griffen still. Plan would b to loop them against each other if all other mids playing (I have Beams and Fyfe too). but would lose Mid/fwd swing in mids, still have def/mid swing though.

Whats the better option, I will have 4 trades left after doing 2 this wk

Howie Feltersnatch

Guys Stuck need advise on the following trade.
GAZ to Priddis & then Krak to Gawn??

OzSonic

I'm looking at bringing the exact same players. Gaz > Priddis, McKernan > Gawn. Locked on Priddis don't know about Gawn. Would love some thoughts from the community as well.

Howie Feltersnatch

I am liking gawn reasonable run home & gives me cover if Ross Lyon pulls a fast 1 in the finals & rests Big sandy

SideBySidebottom

Happy with Gawn's scoring and his ruck cover is a bonus,

john

ablett to sidebottom or selwood. what do you think fellas!?

john

or ablett to deledio!??

Tophawk

Tough call!! If you sway to Deledio you better lock him in now! LOL

Youngy

Feeling pretty good with the vc on Lids. 64 points end of first quarter

SideBySidebottom

"due to life getting busy"………… That's a bit pathetic,

FootyFanatic

Hey at least Patch is still making regular articles unlike some of the others whom I will not mention, but we all know who they are. *Cough* *Cough* Jock and Higgo

Youngy

How much work do you put into this site?

SideBySidebottom

Well between hospital visits for a daughter with a congenital heart defect and trying to run a business, probably not enough.

BomberSam

Calm down Sir, and put the VC on Selwood.

Wattsieesq

You get what you pay for. Patch is a volunteer, don't have a crack at him for being absent. That is pathetic.

Luke

Take deledio’s 134 or put the C on danger

Antonio

I’m taking it.

Bye Week

Don’t be greedy

BomberSam

Take it mate!

Derek

Take

Dean

What a bloody idiot I am. I moved Hodge to my midfield and put Lambert on the bench. I should have moved Saad to my Midfield I didn't realise that Hawks were playing Richmond when I made the move, no idea what i was thinking, actually lack of thinking.

Dean

Real tricky position, I had the VC on Hodge am contemplating it to be honest.

Bye Week

I bet if he scored 7 more points for a 120 you’d take it.

BomberSam

What other options do you have mate?

Luviboy1

Plenty of captain options after Hodges VC score. Narrowing it down to Goldy, Danger, Priddis and Gray. Oppo has the C on Goldy. What do we reckon?

Bye Week

I’ve gone gray vs the saints

Oliver

Gaz to Priddis or danger?

Bye Week

Priddis

Wattsieesq

Danger

Bye Week

Patch, love your optimism regarding Titch and how be has been named on ball….. BUT I’ll believe it when I see if as he was also named on ball last week…..

JIM

should i take lewis 121 or go with goldy capt?

Luke

I reckon you could back goldy to beat that

John

What to do with Wallis? Want to upgrade him but scared he's going to get 150

BomberSam

What's the rest of your midfield looking like, how much cash and how many trades do you have?

John

Ive got Selwood,danger, pendles, rocky, fyfe, parker and montagna, 6 trades, 10k in the bank

BomberSam

You're ahead of the pack as far as trades are concerned, you can afford to use 2 this week. I would recommend completing your midfield by doing one up one down. Looking at rookies the only players on the bubble this week are Goddard and Brown, both good options with decent job security in my opinion! Assuming you can make yourself 100-110k, you may fall just short of two very good options in Mundy and Ward. Your best option otherwise is probably Sidebottom in my opinion, offers great value at his current price. If you want to conserve cash, Sloane is a cheaper option. Armitage, Heppell, Treloar, Wines and Boak are other options to consider.

BomberSam

Brown… I mean Alex Browne* from my club, Essendon. I think he should hold his spot for the rest of the season, and be good for 65-80 points a game. Hugh Goddard named in full back looks good for job security also.

James

Vc on Danger or Selwood?

Eatemalive

I've gone Pendles into Goldy

BomberSam

Selwood for me! Loves Simonds Stadium and loves playing the Lions. Averages about 150 in his last three against them.

xav

Zac Dawson is back slotted straight into d6/7

Derek

Put the C on him

tom

Ablett to Danger. Also do I take Lamberts score or risk O'Brien from Essendon. Also VC on Danger then into Goldy or Priddis.

Aaron

Take lamberts score, don't see o'brien scoring more than 86 and even if he cracks 100 you have only missed out on 14 points.

BomberSam

Yep, take Lambert's score. Danger into Goldy. Priddis is a great option two, but Goldy in my opinion is likely to score higher, and so many teams will have him captain so if he doesn't perform, everyone will suffer. If Priddis scores badly, only a handful will have him captain. If you are going for overall rank and need a POD captain to give you the edge, Priddis is a good option!

Mac

Ablett to Danger, Armitage, Wines or Pendles

Aaron

Pendles

Mac

Who do I put as skipper, Goldstein or Priddis

Jim

back goldy

Derek

All week have been thinking Gaz to Danger. Thinking a shark move to Sloane instead.

Shaw, Hodge, Enright, Simpson, KK, Newnes, (BSmith, HGodard)

Gaz, Fyfe, Priddis, JPK, Selwood, Pendlebury, Parker, Motlop, (Steele, Payne, mcKenzie)

Goldy, Jacobs

Gray, Godard, Swan, Dusty, Dahlhaus, Bartel, (Lambert, Daniels)

Originally going to go Gaz >> Danger and Motlop >> Sidebum or Rocky.

But if I go Sloane instead of Danger, I have cash to go Steele >> Sidebum or Rocky and keep Motlop as a handy M9/F7 (swing with Payne).

What do you reckon?

Mac

I like the idea of having Motlop as bench cover.

Derek

So do I, but it means having Sloane instead of Danger

Derek

I didn’t think, and put Hodge in mids this week to cover Fyfe and put BSmith at D6.

jim

Who do I trade Gaz to???? Have Fyfe, JPK, Parker, Treloar, Rockliff, Beams, Priddis

Derek

Toss the coin for either Selwood or Pendlebury. Both top shelf guns, stars of SuperCoach.

jim

Had Selwood, traded him. Thoughts on Danger or Hanners?

jim

Or even bigger POD's Wines or Macrae?

BomberSam

Danger out of those two mate!

Derek

Decided to keep in simple and get Danger

RollingTheDice

Thurlow for Priddis?

or

Edwards for Laird or Simpson?

Derek

With Hawthorn getting beat last night, Fremantle has locked up a top 2 finish.

Next week they travel away to play Saints on a SUNDAY before their big game at home against WCE.

Ross will rest half the team next week!!!

Including Fyfe if he is not 100%.

Let this be a warning to anyone who has any Fremantle players!!!!!

Tophawk

Hi Derek,

I am confident Ross will not rest "half the team next week".

Big call that.

Fyfe may be rested again next week, but dont bet on it after my team losing last night.

Hint: Top Hawk.

jim

thoughts on Macrae for Ablett, was thinking Danger or Pendles but me thinks I need a midfield POD as every man and his dog will have Danger after this week

BomberSam

Why not find the middle ground with a smaller POD that is more likely to score consistent tons? Macrae is a good option, but Ward (5.4% ownership) and Sidebottom (3.3%) are both better options in my opinion, and cheaper. Also, if you are going for overall rank, 18.4% and 6.7% of the top 2000 teams own Ward and Sidebottom respectively.

jim

Goldy is a late OUT!!!!!!!!!

Tyson Goldsack!

Tulendeena

very nice

Derek

Funny

Eatemalive

Take Lamberts 83 for Fyfe or bring Boston in ? – unless he gets the vest

BomberSam

Take Lambert's 86, every day.

Derek

I put VC on Selwood

Eatemalive

Good Work — 66 SC points ATM

BomberSam

Me too mate, looking like a good call!

BomberSam

Up to 74 just 5 minutes ago!

Derek

90sc at half time.

Motlop 57sc, liking that as well

BomberSam

Selwood VC and Motlop for me. Looking very good!

Derek

171 for Selwood. I’ll take that as my C.

I did start to get tired of telling everyone who didn’t have him to get him in. He is a gun!

Youngy

Should climb you up the ranks

Wattsieesq

Looks like Selwood into Fyfe at the moment

Eatemalive

Rocky back to form with 82 SC pts 10 mins into the 3rd 1/4

Luviboy1

Hmmm, Daniel, Steele or DMac as cover for Fyfe?

Youngy

Brought in Selwood for bench cover and to cover Fyfe, Feeling pretty good.

liam

mckenzie or steele on for fyfe?

Wattsieesq

I'd use the loophole. E on Mc and either take his score or sub Steele on for Fyfe.

liam

Thanks Wattsie

Mac

Trading Beams to Selwood will be popular next week! Even though I traded Selwood for Gaz, he looks good now and will be coming into my team

jim

Priddis or Goldy as C?

tom

If it helps I have Priddis. Priddis up against a weak Suns side and Goldstein is playing Kreuzer, Wood and probably at times Casboult. May struggle against Kreuzer and Wood?

tom

What the hell is Danger doing?

Derek

Wasn’t the best trade in for Gaz. Swans did play well

wise old man

Goldstein or Gaff captain?

Tulendeena

Is that even a question?

#Goldyisgold
(I''ll just go now…)

Derek

Godly will go close for Brownlow this year.

tom

Went to full forward due to his shoulder injury

FootyFanatic

and sat on the bench for the hole 4th quarter