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Patch’s Panic Room – Round 21

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Patch - Supercoach Panic Room MasterSweet mother of all that is holy. Community, I’d written up an intro and half the panic room before going to work. I get home at midnight and all of that has gone out the window.

Insane. Insane.

This year has been terrible to us, and it shows no sign of relenting this week. The raids have continued. Tom Mitchell. Jack Steele. Luke Parker. Jake Lever. Still no Lance Franklin. David Armitige. James Kelly. Liam Picken. The Pav. They’ve been carried off by the gods of form, of injury, of just pure spite against us. The carnage – just like my heart – will go on.

It’s enough to make you scream.

ARGH.


THE NEWS

Sydney have lost some integral players. Lance Franklin hasn’t returned, Luke Parker has broken his ankle and some prick has shoved their finger into Tom Mitchell’s eye, not putting him out for one but possibly two weeks. Whoever mislaid that finger will have hell to pay from the supercoach community. ARGH.

Jake Lever and Jack Steele will both miss, and Bailey Dale will be an emergency. Andrew Boston is out. Brayden Maynard will play but if you wanted any other bench cover, HA! The game laughs in our face. ARGH.

David Armitage is gone. It’s 1am and I haven’t looked at why. He’s just out. Gone. Missing. And I’m angry. ARGH.

Quite a few defenders are gone this week. Liam Picken. James Kelly. Jared Harbrow. As mentioned Jake Lever. ARGH.

Jack Zeibell is out. ARGH.

Nic Nat is back. Good news. Except it’s not. I don’t have him. My opponents do. ARGH.

The Pav is being rested. Charlie Dixon is getting some rotting flesh replaced. ARGH.

Michael Hurley and Shaun McKernan are back. I have neither. It’s not making me feel any better. ARGH.

Rumours abound that Brendan “The Mighty Flog” Goddard hasn’t got on the plane to the Gold Coast and might miss. ARRRGHH! was on the plane the whole time.

Zac Dawson is back and I’m offended by that. How does he continue to get games? HOW? WHY IS HE IN AND NOT FRANKLIN? IT’S NOT FAIR. AAAAAAAAAARRRGGHHHHH!


THE PATCH UP

Okay I’m feeling better. Sleep has left me merely seething that this game refuses to give us full premium sides, not homicidal. Breathe. You scored 2600 last week Patch, be at peace. You’ve somehow survived 2 cutthroat weeks with an average side thanks to Barron von Crow’s captain picks. Inner peace.

Inner peace.

*exhales*

Right. Who do we look to bring in this week? You probably should jump off pretty much anyone missing this week, unless you’ve got your opponent covered.

This includes Parker, Titch, Buddy, Picken, Armitige, Zeibell, Kelly – anyone. This is not the time of year to carry injured players.

Unless you’ve got no trades, like me.

Like a few weeks ago, I’m just going to go through and list a few blokes at different price points I reckon you could trade in.

Backline

The man to get here if you can is Luke Hodge. You should already have Heath Shaw, but I think you need both of these two to win a flag. No question. If you’ve got no cash, look at Kade Simpson – who is now playing for his career. But I prefer Bachar Houli over Simpson, who has had an off year.

Midfield

Paddy Dangerfield is your man. Get him in. I’d steer clear of Mundy (if I had trades and hence the option to steer clear) as a rest seems to be coming. Leigh Montagna is averaging 120 over his last three and is one I’m spewing I wasn’t able to pick earlier in the year. Rory Sloane – as much as we hate to go after a guy we’ve traded in and out and in and out and in and out and in and… you get the picture, as much as we hate it, he’s on fire and is a good pick. But go as expensive as you can to nab whoever you can.

Forward

Dayne Zorko. Chad Wingard. If you’ve got the cash, bring them in. Both are on fire, and despite both of them burning me badly in the past, I’d trade both back in again in a heartbeat. You could go sideways to Jimmy Bartel, which I’d heartily endorse. Otherwise, Lachie Hunter at $420,600 has scored a 124, 124 and 104 in his last 4 games.

Otherwise, I hear there’s a lot of buzz around Lenny as a POD pick.

lenny1

And at least Lenny doesn’t get injure…

lenny2

Actually never mind. At least we know what happened to Tom Mitchell. Damn you, pudding. WE TRUSTED YOU!


TRADING PLACES

Irrelevant. It’s here for old time’s sake, and because I don’t like having only three segments.

I know it’s empty. I know I technically only have two segments anyway. I know. But I need stability in the Panic Room in lieu of both my supercoach team’s instability and my beloved Essendo…

Oh god. Essendon. Hird. I’d forgotten about that.

I’m think I’m going to scream.

AAAAAAAARRRRRRGGGGHH!

*************


So, community, before I accidentally injure someone or burst a blood vessel, I will send this off to Lekdog and hopefully it finds its way to you wonderful humans. Let’s hope we’re all back here next week for the Supercoach grand finals.

Although, of course, that seems unlikely given how this year has treated us. Keep your ears peeled for piercing shrieks over the weekend – no matter if you’re in Melbourne or as far away as New York like ol’ pal Throttlefinger – as my team disintegrates before my eyes. Stay tuned for Sunday night as we all howl at the moon in mourning of the “anus horibillus” that was.

That got dark quickly. I should leave. Good luck community.

Patch.


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Jack

Have you seriously suggested we trade in Brad Hodge?

LEKD0G

That's why we should always proof read haha

Patch

Blame whichever channel 9 commentator mentioned him at 1am last night. But as IN Pieman points out, he's scored a lot of tons in his time!

I N Pieman

Brad Hodge is very good for tonnes. How much is he? Lol

LEKD0G

Value

Patch

Watching the cricket + writing supercoach = bad mix

Mac

Thoughts on my team?

I have 2 trades left with cash in the bank. I have Parker, Buddy and Brendon Goddard OUT.

Hodge, Shaw, Simpson, Gibson, Murphy, Newnes, Goddard, Pearce

Danger, Fyfe, Priddis, Hanners, JPK, Parker, Treloar, Rockliff, O’Brien, Lambert, Adamson

Goldy, Maric, Read

Gray, Martin, Swan, Dahlhaus, Buddy, Goddard, Steele, Daniel.

I think I have a few options.

1. Trade Parker to Sloane and Buddy to Deledio – no trades left and play Lambert on field for Goddard

2. Trade Parker to Sloane and put Lambert on field for Buddy and Daniel on field for Goddard

3. Trade Buddy to Deledio and put Lambert on field for Parker and Daniel on field for Goddard

Thoughts?

Will

I think option 1 especially if you have some sort of cover for your other positions. I'd definitely do option 1 if you think you could cover an injury/suspension/omission in the next few weeks without trades if anything were to happen (and this cover doesn't even have to be good, just as long as it is at least on par with Daniel).

derek

Goddard was on the plane!!! he will play.

Mac

What trades should I make then Derek? Just Parker and put Lambert on and save on for gf?

Patch

Option one all the way, Mac!

Andy

Is there a good rookie the same price as steele out there?

Will

Cam McCarthy maybe?

Better Luck Nxt Yr

Mids – Isaac Heeney, Brayden Maynard (Def), Jackson Merrett (Fwd), Billy Hartung, Darcy Lang, Jayden Lavarde (Fwd), Matt White (Fwd), Heritier Lamumumumumumumumuba (Def)

Fwds – Josh Hill, Jackson Merrett (Mid), Hugh Goddard (Def), Jayden Lavarde (Mid), Matt White (Mid)

Any of these could get you 30 or could get you 80-100. At the price, I would probably go with Isaac Heeney (esp. given TMitch & Parker absence) or Josh HIll. If you want the Fwd/Mid DPP, probably Jackson Merrett (?)

Better Luck Nxt Yr

All under $280,000

derek

If Billy Hartung doesn't get the vest he is a bargain. $279k, look at the hawks next three games!!

Which ones?

These may seem like ridiculous questions but…
Should I field Kane Lambert (follower) or Ryan Griffen (back pocket)?
Should I field Shaun Edwards (centre-half forward) or Josh Gibson (back pocket)?

LEKD0G

Gibson, Griffen

General Soreness

Great write up Patch, Brad is POD of the year, no one would have ever thought to pick him. Currently in 0% of teams.

Franky

Got no trades left so I have to sub Picken out this round but don't know who to sub him for, S.Edwards or J.Kolodjashnij

Patch

Edwards I reckon. Egan needs to play kids.

Dean

Kolodjashnij by far…

Mark

Anybody have thoughts on Aaron Hall from GC with all of this FWD carnage? Averaged 123 in last 3 and for $442,600 and with the Bombers and Port Adelaide to play at Metricon in his final two games… Or a flash in the pan?

spug_a

He should score well but if you can afford it you should be trading in someone more reliable and who you know will score well. Sloane's a good option (if you dare) at $492k

Patch

Would prefer Sloane as a POD but god he could win you a flag

Mac

Goddard has gone to Gold Coast!

Teddy Ruxpin

Rance or Simpson ?
Deledio or Dahlhaus ?

Patch

the tiger boys for me Teddy, as much as I love the Dahl

ujkbj

S Mitchell, Hannenbery, Mundy or Sloane?

spug_a

Mundy may cop a rest. Sloane the best value option out of those, either Hanners or JPK will get the Coniglio/Bugg tag. Mitchell has been solid so he's a good option too, I'd be choosing between him and Sloane.

Patch

Sloane for me mate

spug_a

Got a couple of options since I had trades saved up, not exactly sure what's the best one to go for. What do people think of the below trades?

Option 1
Tom Mitchell > Sloane
This means Lambert on field in the fwd line this week and Sloane would only be bench cover since I'm full premo.

Option 2
Tom Mitchell > Dahlhaus/Deledio
Would just need whoever is going to score more in the next 2 rounds between Dahl and Lids.

Option 3
Lambert > Sloane
McKernan on field this week, hold Mitchell for next week and have Sloane as mid cover.

Can't really decide on the best option since I can't find how long Mitchell is out for, but the win this week is the most important! Thoughts?

Patch

Option 2, get the points on the field! Feel Lids will bring home the bacon of the pair

spug_a

Cheers Patch! Looking like Mitchell's eye may be a 2-week injury so that may be the way to go.

RollingTheDice

Brought Blicavs in as ruck cover and was able to use via trade but can't put Blicavs back into the midfield now that Nic Nat is back.

I want to switch: – Blicavs (ruck) to mids – Lambert (mid) to forward and Read (fwd) to ruck.

How do I do this with no trades remaining?

Patch

I'm not sure you can, mate. Which is staggering when you think about it… we've never had a player as unique as Blicavs so they haven't planned for it to the best of my knowledge

RollingTheDice

Had a look at rules…should work

DUAL POSITION PLAYER SUBSTITUTIONS – If you have 2 or more players selected in different positions, who were both available for selection in multiple, matching positions (e.g. you have a Defender who is listed as a Defender and Forward, and a Forward who is listed as a Defender and Forward), you're able to switch them around with a simple Substitution. A trade is not required.

Will send an email and see if they can change it, blooming frustrating if I have Nic Nat/Blicavs on bench in such important times.

Cheers

RollingTheDice

I also tried with a Mid >Fwd >Def combo and that also cannot be done. That they should have planned for!

spug_a

If you have 0 trades and are trying to move Blicavs into mids, the only way you could do it was if you had a mid/ruck dpp in your mid? If I'm understanding correctly, for it to work you would have to have at least 1 trade and trade out a fwd, then move Lambert fwd, put Blicavs into mid, then move Read to ruck.

Timmy

You can't and it's sh1t. It needs to be fixed for next season.

Derek

You can’t unless you actually trade Lambert out

Matty

which forward do i bring in under 500k
already got Gray,Martin,Bont,Goddard,Dahl
and trading out t.mitchell

Patch

Boomer at 499k is my pick, followed by a $300 cheaper Chad Wingard.

Dean

Is there any truth behind Goddard not playing this week?

CJay

Unless he has some mystery injury no. Ignore the "didn't fly to GC" rumors ,

Dean

Cheers m8

Locked and Loaded

Swann or Selwood VC? Will be going Fyfe captain. Cheers blokes and ladies

Antonio

Bennell, Wingard or Zorko?

jake

is it worth trading harry taylor? if you have the trades

Timmy

Yep. Zac Dawson is back. Go him.

Brook

I have $510k to replace parker (last trade). I have narrowed the options to Ward, Steven, Sloane or Jack. What is my best option for last three rounds (playing for rank, currently inside top 2,000).

Am worried about first two as they will not make finals and may be rested. Sloane is safe pick but I have a feeling that Jack could step up without Parker and Mitchell (possibly next week too).

Thoughts?

Derek

Sloane will go huge this werk

50Shades

One trade left and projected to lose by 50. TMitch or Franklin out. 580k to spend. Opponent has Hannebery, so that would be a defensive trade or I was thinking Sloane, Montagna or Bennell… Leaning to Sloane… Thoughts?

Mac

Franklin OUT TMitch will hopefully be back next week. Sloane in Adelaide versus Brisbane, he's your man

Beamo

Thanks Mac, overnight I've gone from a projected loss to a 200 pt win and it all started with Sloan traded in and given the big C!

Mac

Do I save one of my trades this week by playing Lambert on field incase Hodge misses next week due to suspension with his bump on Wingard?

Timmy

Depends on your matchup. I am but I'm projected to win and my opponent has a donut coming up

Derek

Who does Lambert have to cover for?

Mac

Buddy

Derek

Pity cause swans play early and you won’t be able to loophole him. Buddy must be back next week, and if he us the swans have saints and suns to finish year, tasty.

Josh

Sea or danger captain?

Josh

Swan

All Over

Sea captain. Aarrr.

Derek

With the Hawks getting beat last night, that pretty much wraps up a top 2 spot for Fremantle. Expect Ross Lyon to do what he does best.

Budstar

Got Hogan on the ground but was thinking Tex Walker should go large against Lions and 16k cheaper coming off 100 last week!! Any thoughts?? Cheers

Derek

Tex going large is 100. I can see the temptation and he is under $390k, if you could loophole him great idea, but having him straight on field it is a risk

Budstar

Fair call Derek, only way I can bring in Enright though, I've had Oxley on the bench for weeks!!

Budstar

Or Treloar to Sloane, Oxley to Engright??

Derek

Tex is a shark move. Might pay off this werk

Kkp

PLEASE HELP GUYS
Buddy out for:
Boomer
Goddard
Jack

Cheers

Derek

I would say Boomer, but he is against Fremantle and they usually like to keep a close tag on him

Marcus

Goddard avg of 130 against gold coast

Derek

I still need to replace Parker. Tossing up between McVeigh and Sidebum. Only want to $510k.

All three play this afternoon so I can loophole them with Motlop who is my M9 and who plays tonight.

Brook

same boat here … prob going sloane but jack is tempting (more than mcveigh imo)

Derek

Jack is a good call, but is ceiling is low. McVeigh high score can be much higher than Jack.

Derek

My preference is Hannabery, but I’ll need to use another trade to get him. Only have 4 trades left and that will leave me just 2. Hodge will get t least 2 weeks for his bump on Wingard, so I need trade him next week.

Derek

Decided McVeigh, but loophole with Motlop

Brook

good choice and nice to loophole too!

John

Who's more likely to miss next week? Tmitch or picken?

Don

I read yesterday (Phantom column Adelaide Advertiser) that Longmire said T Mitchell may miss another week with his eye – although who knows for sure. On account of this, I think I will trade him out to hopefully get into the GF but with no trades left – already will have to trade Parker for Sloane. I may keep him however because my opponent (my brother) has him as well and may check just before lockout to see if he trades him out.

Paul

Who to tip? Suns or Bombers?

Mac

Do I save one of my trades this week by playing Lambert on field incase Hodge misses next week due to suspension with his bump on Wingard? Lambert will replace Hodge

tom

I would, Hodge will miss a week at least. That is, if you can beat your opposition with Lambert on field…

Derek

I had another look at it today, I think Hodge might miss Two weeks maybe more.

Mac

So you would play Lambert Derek?

Derek

I would keep Lambert on bench with E. Tigers play early so you can assess his score and make a decision then.

tom

My original thoughts were VC Danger and C Priddis but thinking Parker and Titch are out, is it worth putting VC on Hanners?

Derek

My VC is on JPK

tom

Hanners or JPK?

Derek

ive locked JPK as VC. Danger as C if needed.

Timmy

Same here. JPK into Danger

Derek

JPK should have scored better

Anonymous

Lambert or take Ebert score 67?

Sam

Lambert

Ricky

Which option is better JPK + Hunter or Priddis + Biggs?

Swans2012

Jpk and hunter

Timmy

Agreed

Daniel

Who should i put vc out of goddard, rocky, bartel, fyfe or goldy?

@mysterycannon

I'd VC Rocky into Fyfe if it was me

Derek

Keep JPK 130 as C. Or go Dangerfield?

Timmy

I'm keeping JPK's score

Timmy

Bird in the hand and all

@mysterycannon

Lock in JPK

Derek

Yep

Derek

Very happy with my Parker >>> McVeigh trade

Swans2012

Yep good call Derek!!

Youngy

JPK for sure

Baggy Pants

How did Swan score less than Riewoldt cant understand it.

Harry

What’s the word on sandilands? Will he play or not?

@mysterycannon

No word yet. Surely they've flown down already so we should know… but heard nothing from the airport spies.
No point squeezing the big man into an airplane seat if want him rested, you leave him at home surely.

Liam

Who should I put as captain?
Selwood or Goldy

Derek

Godly against Sandi…. Not worth C risk

Liam

So Selwood… or I could go Fyfe.

@mysterycannon

Decisions, decisions….

Swan VC didn't work out so i'm down to Selwood, Rocky, Fyfe or Goldy…. At the moment i'm thinking it'll be Selwood or Rocky but 50/50 in my head.

Derek

Lions will get smashed tonight. Will be a tough night for Rocky.

Liam

i'm in the same boat.
Leaning towards Selwood at the moment but still not sure

@mysterycannon

Thoughts were that Rocky will tackle like a beast regardless of score. But good point Derek – he might get most of Lions, but they might get feck all.

Will Weller be tagging Selwood tonight?

Derek

Who should I put on field, BSmith vs Lions or Simpson Vs Melb?

Youngy

Simpson

bailey

selwood or danger as Vc?

Derek

That is an impossible question to answer.

@mysterycannon

Gotta fancy Danger. I wish I had him…

Rambos_Radish

Take Kennedy's VC (129) or go
Selwood
Danger
Rockliff
Fyfe
for my captain?

Liam

Take JPK

Derek

I’m taking JPK. But can always jump on Fyfe or Priddis tomorrow if I’m behind

top hawk

I would take that. Unless you like to live on the edge and whack it on Dangerfield. He is my VC. Got a good feeling he could run riot against the Saints in Adelaide tonight.

top hawk

That is so tough. Selwood's best are huge SC scores but his worst are serious spuds. Fyfe is more consistent with slid outputs week in week out. Selwood's last month has been superb and he does have a habit of finishing seasons strongly.

Toss of a coin job mate. But my gut tells me Selwood could go big tonight.

Just my take.

Cheers

Liam

Fyfe or Selwood captain

top hawk

That is so tough. Selwood's best are huge SC scores but his worst are serious spuds. Fyfe is more consistent with solid outputs week in week out. Selwood's last month has been superb and he does have a habit of finishing seasons strongly.

Toss of a coin job mate. But my gut tells me Selwood could go big tonight.

Just my take.

Cheers

Liam

Went with Selwood,hopefully he can get the job done.

Derek

Simpson or BSmith on field?

Liam

Simpson. Much more reliable

top hawk

Simpson on field for me tomorrow and the "E" on Smith tonight. If Smith does big tonight and your other DEF player is not playing you can loophole. If that option is not open to you, I would still play Simpson. Like Liam said, he is much more reliable and should get a fair bit of the pill against the Dees.

Cheers

Derek

Already had E on KK and going to take his 86. Will put Simpson on field and let BSmith have a rest.

Derek

Leaving Motlop and BSmith on bench tonight

Derek

Doesn’t look like it was the right move.

luke

Taking JPK 129 as captain .rockliff guaranteed to go 150+

Poloko48

If I have no captain selected at all would I automatically get VC score? Have Danger as VC and Goldy as C but thinking Danger will go massive being his 150th. I stuffed up my loophole in case you’re wondering why. Thanks!

Derek

You have to have a C

Poloko48

So if I don’t have a C then I won’t get the VC instead?

Derek

But you have to have a C on someone

Poloko48

In the end doesn’t matter, Danger only got about 110 so will keep C on Goldy.

top hawk

Traded Rocky and Sloane back in after their injuries earlier in the year. As they say, "Cream" always rises to the top.

mysterycannon

Selwood as Captain. What a terrible choice that’s looking like being.

Staring down the barrel in all prelims now…

28 points at HT

top hawk

I am stunned with Jelwood's start as well. Bloody crap.

Thats the problem with him. His best his awesome, and his worst is awful. Looks like we are getting the latter at the moment. He has 60 minutes to get a decent SC score.

Derek

Hey Budstar, did you get Tex?

top hawk

I have had Tex all year. Bloody happy I kept him. Nearly traded him after round 9, but I stuck fat.

Budstar

I certainly did Derek, I was then going to bench him as I had Spud McKernan on the bench as an Emg scoring 136! But didn't want Tom Lamb being a late call up, didn't take a risk there or I could have lost my Semi's…went with Tex for Hogan, Enright for Oxley. Both went well 🙂 hope you went ok. Been living in Florida and Rio de Janiero the last 2 years not seeing any Footy apart from NFL and Soccer so I guess doing ok around 600!!

Youngy

Derek are you still up there in the ranks, mate?

Derek

77th and going ok so far this week.

I brought in McVeigh for Parker, happy about that. But have Motlop on my bench tonight, not happy about that

Derek

Had BSmith on bench as well, not happy about that.

Youngy

You win some you lose some, I happened to bring in Zorko for Parker this week. Pretty stocked

top hawk

Dayne Zorko…….Welcome!!

AKA Crouching