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.


218 Comments

Jack · 21/08/2015 at 15:20

Have you seriously suggested we trade in Brad Hodge?

    LEKD0G · 21/08/2015 at 15:39

    That's why we should always proof read haha

    Patch · 21/08/2015 at 15:47

    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 · 21/08/2015 at 15:23

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

    LEKD0G · 21/08/2015 at 15:39

    Value

    Patch · 21/08/2015 at 15:39

    Watching the cricket + writing supercoach = bad mix

Mac · 21/08/2015 at 15:31

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 · 21/08/2015 at 15:55

    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 · 21/08/2015 at 17:09

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

      Mac · 21/08/2015 at 17:11

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

    Patch · 21/08/2015 at 18:26

    Option one all the way, Mac!

Andy · 21/08/2015 at 15:43

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

    Will · 21/08/2015 at 15:56

    Cam McCarthy maybe?

    I N Pieman · 21/08/2015 at 15:57

    Marsh for the pies is the only rookie I can think of this week

    Better Luck Nxt Yr · 21/08/2015 at 16:05

    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 · 21/08/2015 at 16:07

      All under $280,000

    derek · 21/08/2015 at 16:43

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

Which ones? · 21/08/2015 at 15:48

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 · 21/08/2015 at 15:57

    Gibson, Griffen

      I N Pieman · 21/08/2015 at 15:58

      Agreed

General Soreness · 21/08/2015 at 15:58

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

    I N Pieman · 21/08/2015 at 16:37

    Has been known for the odd double ton as well

Franky · 21/08/2015 at 16:05

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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:27

    Edwards I reckon. Egan needs to play kids.

    Dean · 21/08/2015 at 18:49

    Kolodjashnij by far…

Mark · 21/08/2015 at 16:47

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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:21

    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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:27

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

Mac · 21/08/2015 at 16:47

Goddard has gone to Gold Coast!

Teddy Ruxpin · 21/08/2015 at 16:59

Rance or Simpson ?
Deledio or Dahlhaus ?

    Patch · 21/08/2015 at 18:27

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

ujkbj · 21/08/2015 at 17:29

S Mitchell, Hannenbery, Mundy or Sloane?

    spug_a · 21/08/2015 at 18:24

    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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:29

    Sloane for me mate

spug_a · 21/08/2015 at 18:20

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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:30

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

      spug_a · 21/08/2015 at 18:34

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

RollingTheDice · 21/08/2015 at 18:27

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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:34

    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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:45

      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 · 21/08/2015 at 18:52

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

    spug_a · 21/08/2015 at 19:31

    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 · 21/08/2015 at 21:55

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

    Derek · 21/08/2015 at 23:42

    You can’t unless you actually trade Lambert out

Matty · 21/08/2015 at 18:28

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

    Patch · 21/08/2015 at 18:37

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

Dean · 21/08/2015 at 18:51

Is there any truth behind Goddard not playing this week?

    CJay · 21/08/2015 at 19:08

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

      Dean · 21/08/2015 at 19:14

      Cheers m8

Locked and Loaded · 21/08/2015 at 19:06

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

Antonio · 21/08/2015 at 19:09

Bennell, Wingard or Zorko?

jake · 21/08/2015 at 19:23

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

    Timmy · 21/08/2015 at 21:55

    Yep. Zac Dawson is back. Go him.

Brook · 21/08/2015 at 23:08

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 · 21/08/2015 at 23:31

    Sloane will go huge this werk

50Shades · 21/08/2015 at 23:48

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 · 22/08/2015 at 07:59

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

      Beamo · 23/08/2015 at 19:13

      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 · 22/08/2015 at 07:13

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 · 22/08/2015 at 08:08

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

    Derek · 22/08/2015 at 10:53

    Who does Lambert have to cover for?

      Mac · 22/08/2015 at 11:58

      Buddy

        Derek · 22/08/2015 at 13:13

        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 · 22/08/2015 at 08:10

Sea or danger captain?

    Josh · 22/08/2015 at 08:10

    Swan

    All Over · 22/08/2015 at 09:05

    Sea captain. Aarrr.

Derek · 22/08/2015 at 10:52

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 · 22/08/2015 at 10:52

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 · 22/08/2015 at 11:15

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 11:23

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

        Budstar · 22/08/2015 at 11:26

        Or Treloar to Sloane, Oxley to Engright??

          Derek · 22/08/2015 at 12:49

          Tex is a shark move. Might pay off this werk

Kkp · 22/08/2015 at 11:02

PLEASE HELP GUYS
Buddy out for:
Boomer
Goddard
Jack

Cheers

    Derek · 22/08/2015 at 11:13

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

      Marcus · 22/08/2015 at 11:56

      Goddard avg of 130 against gold coast

Derek · 22/08/2015 at 11:11

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.

    Kkp · 22/08/2015 at 11:32

    McVeigh. Swans need consistent form and % over next few weeks.
    Plus I think Tigers will do the Pies and therefore less points for the bum

    Brook · 22/08/2015 at 12:28

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

      Derek · 22/08/2015 at 12:51

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

        Derek · 22/08/2015 at 13:04

        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 · 22/08/2015 at 13:15

          Decided McVeigh, but loophole with Motlop

            Brook · 22/08/2015 at 13:16

            good choice and nice to loophole too!

John · 22/08/2015 at 11:51

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

    Don · 22/08/2015 at 12:16

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 12:18

Who to tip? Suns or Bombers?

Mac · 22/08/2015 at 12:29

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 · 22/08/2015 at 12:42

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

      Derek · 22/08/2015 at 12:58

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

        Mac · 22/08/2015 at 13:03

        So you would play Lambert Derek?

          Derek · 22/08/2015 at 13:07

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

tom · 22/08/2015 at 12:45

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

    Derek · 22/08/2015 at 12:59

    My VC is on JPK

      tom · 22/08/2015 at 13:03

      Hanners or JPK?

        Derek · 22/08/2015 at 13:09

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

          Timmy · 22/08/2015 at 13:45

          Same here. JPK into Danger

            Derek · 22/08/2015 at 17:03

            JPK should have scored better

Anonymous · 22/08/2015 at 13:14

Lambert or take Ebert score 67?

    Sam · 22/08/2015 at 13:31

    Lambert

Ricky · 22/08/2015 at 13:32

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

    Swans2012 · 22/08/2015 at 13:40

    Jpk and hunter

      Timmy · 22/08/2015 at 13:46

      Agreed

Daniel · 22/08/2015 at 14:28

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

    @mysterycannon · 22/08/2015 at 17:36

    I'd VC Rocky into Fyfe if it was me

Derek · 22/08/2015 at 17:06

Keep JPK 130 as C. Or go Dangerfield?

    Timmy · 22/08/2015 at 17:08

    I'm keeping JPK's score

      Timmy · 22/08/2015 at 17:09

      Bird in the hand and all

    @mysterycannon · 22/08/2015 at 17:36

    Lock in JPK

      Derek · 22/08/2015 at 17:40

      Yep

        Derek · 22/08/2015 at 17:41

        Very happy with my Parker >>> McVeigh trade

          Swans2012 · 23/08/2015 at 07:25

          Yep good call Derek!!

    Youngy · 22/08/2015 at 20:17

    JPK for sure

Baggy Pants · 22/08/2015 at 17:09

How did Swan score less than Riewoldt cant understand it.

Harry · 22/08/2015 at 17:16

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

    @mysterycannon · 22/08/2015 at 17:35

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 17:32

Who should I put as captain?
Selwood or Goldy

    Derek · 22/08/2015 at 17:38

    Godly against Sandi…. Not worth C risk

      Liam · 22/08/2015 at 17:40

      So Selwood… or I could go Fyfe.

@mysterycannon · 22/08/2015 at 17:33

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 · 22/08/2015 at 17:37

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

    Liam · 22/08/2015 at 17:38

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

    @mysterycannon · 22/08/2015 at 17:40

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 17:36

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

    Youngy · 22/08/2015 at 20:18

    Simpson

bailey · 22/08/2015 at 17:37

selwood or danger as Vc?

    Derek · 22/08/2015 at 17:40

    That is an impossible question to answer.

    @mysterycannon · 22/08/2015 at 17:43

    Gotta fancy Danger. I wish I had him…

Rambos_Radish · 22/08/2015 at 18:18

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

    Liam · 22/08/2015 at 18:44

    Take JPK

      Derek · 22/08/2015 at 19:03

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

    top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 19:02

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 19:07

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 18:56

Fyfe or Selwood captain

    top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 19:10

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 19:35

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

Derek · 22/08/2015 at 19:05

Simpson or BSmith on field?

    Liam · 22/08/2015 at 19:08

    Simpson. Much more reliable

    top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 19:14

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 19:45

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

        Derek · 22/08/2015 at 19:47

        Leaving Motlop and BSmith on bench tonight

          Derek · 22/08/2015 at 21:05

          Doesn’t look like it was the right move.

luke · 22/08/2015 at 19:30

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

Poloko48 · 22/08/2015 at 19:50

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 · 22/08/2015 at 20:28

    You have to have a C

      Poloko48 · 22/08/2015 at 21:05

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

        Derek · 22/08/2015 at 21:41

        But you have to have a C on someone

          Poloko48 · 22/08/2015 at 22:16

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

top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 20:31

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

    Pauly Walnuts · 22/08/2015 at 20:43

    I put the on C Rocky after Pendles just got over 100, hopefully this will be my shark move as all my league opponents have VC on Sellwood and C on Goldy

      top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 20:52

      Hahaha…That is a "great white shark" move at the moment. Rocky is an absolute champion.

      It might get a bit tougher for him in the second half as the crows are starting to monster the lions.

mysterycannon · 22/08/2015 at 20:32

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 · 22/08/2015 at 20:38

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 20:45

Hey Budstar, did you get Tex?

    top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 20:58

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

    Budstar · 23/08/2015 at 06:12

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 21:40

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

    Derek · 22/08/2015 at 21:44

    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 · 22/08/2015 at 22:55

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

        Youngy · 23/08/2015 at 14:17

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

top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 22:37

Dayne Zorko…….Welcome!!

AKA Crouching

    I N Pieman · 23/08/2015 at 08:15

    I grabbed him for 408k when no one was watching. And since then hes been unbelievable. Revived my season

top hawk · 22/08/2015 at 22:39

Taylor Walker……..Ahhhh Welcome!!!

AKA Crouching

Tigers going good!!! All the best Crouching.

Dean · 22/08/2015 at 23:21

for the overall ranking, that end after round 23 right not round 22?

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 01:12

    Yes

Dean · 22/08/2015 at 23:47

mundy or fyfe as captain?

    John · 23/08/2015 at 08:18

    I am behind in both my prelims. Both have played their captains but I have a chance to catch up if my captain can go big. Neither of them have Fyfe so I am going for him.

    Other choices I could go are Priddis or Goldy but even if they went big both opponents have them so I think the benefit of having a player they don’t have is the better option.

    If the scores were closer I might look at it differently.

      Dean · 23/08/2015 at 14:28

      Fair call mate. For what its worth I went with Fyfe as my Captain.

Jambo · 23/08/2015 at 00:07

I brought in Allen Christensen in for Anthony Miles. I’m quite glad about my choice.

mysterycannon · 23/08/2015 at 10:19

140 points down with my Simpson, Goldy & Bob Murphy vs his Sandi, McDonald & Bont.

Come on Ross Lyon… Give the big man a rest. It’s sad that that’s what my season has come down to relying on.

What a poor weekend for my so called premos

    Dean · 23/08/2015 at 14:32

    Sandyballs on 65 at half time. Goldenballs on 61 at half time.

    Unfortunately I cannot see you winning. The only chance you have is if Bontempelli ends up being a late out but even then it will be close.

    Dean · 23/08/2015 at 15:22

    Sandyballs is killing it in the ruck on 140 with 13 minutes left in last quarter.

    @mysterycannon · 23/08/2015 at 21:28

    Was well beaten in the end. Will have to put my feet up while the finalists battle for the $1000/$500 prize pool.
    Just scraped through to work league GF so something to fight for next week. Overall rank drifting out past 1000 now too… End of season tapering off…

Timmy · 23/08/2015 at 10:53

Hoping Jack Viney tags Cripps and Ben Jacobs tags Mundy today…

tom · 23/08/2015 at 11:50

Sandilands will play!

Davo · 23/08/2015 at 12:02

Hi Community. Just need some quick advice. Hamling or Alex Pearce on field. Cheers Community.

    top hawk · 23/08/2015 at 12:17

    Alex Pearce. He is definately playing. (Matt de Boer the sub) The final teams for the WCE vs Bulldogs match will be announced AFTER the start of the Roos/Dockers match. Wouldnt you kick yourself if Hamling is named the sub and you had Pearce on the bench!

    Just play the percentages mate.

    Cheers

      Davo · 23/08/2015 at 12:27

      Thanks Top Hawk. Will do just that. Cheers mate.

Dean · 23/08/2015 at 14:38

What are you guys scoring?

I'm currently on 1753 at half time (North vs. Freo) I have Mundy, Fyfe as Captain, A Pearce & Goldy to play another half of footy in this game.
Then I have Simpson, Bob Murphy, Dahlhaus & Priddis also to play later this arvo.

Good luck all.

tom · 23/08/2015 at 15:05

Fyfe reported

Rob · 23/08/2015 at 16:26

Tom Macdonald 80 points ta half time. team down by 62-15

what a joke!

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 17:17

    109 at 3/4 time. He’s killing me

Derek · 23/08/2015 at 16:32

I’m 31 ahead. I have Simpson and Dahlhaus he has TMac and The Bont.

Half time Simpson 48, TMac 77.

We both have Priddis.

JPK was my VC, I can keep or put C on Priddis?

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 18:02

    Simpson 92, TMac 126 (seriously).

    Bring it home Dahlhaus.

      Dean · 23/08/2015 at 18:14

      Hope you kept JPK as your captain mate. If you did then you have a decent chance it will be close.

        Derek · 23/08/2015 at 18:55

        It’s real close. 3/4 time I’m leading by 5

          Derek · 23/08/2015 at 19:12

          1pt behind 6 mins to go

            Derek · 23/08/2015 at 19:23

            2pts down with a minute to go. Get a kick dahlhaus

Youngy · 23/08/2015 at 17:51

Anyone else seriously considering Cripps in there team next year?

    Dean · 23/08/2015 at 18:17

    Not me he will be around $520k no thanks

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 19:13

    Are you talking about WCE Cripps?

Oliver · 23/08/2015 at 18:43

Community, was wondering how much everyone was travelling in regards to scores. Looking like I’ll be on or just below 2500 for this round, how are you all going?

    Iamme · 23/08/2015 at 18:51

    2332/21 with Priddis in play, I will win both my finals and have 2 trades for the GF

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 18:56

    I’m looking at around 2430. That will be average or maybe slightly better.

top hawk · 23/08/2015 at 18:57

2454 with Bontempelli in play. Hopefully finish around 2500 or just below.

Rob · 23/08/2015 at 19:12

ill be lucky to get 2300 – too may premiums in the 80s this week. Selwood and Hanners + had to play Shaun Edwards. Lost my prelim. doh!!!

top hawk · 23/08/2015 at 19:37

I think I ended up with 2496. Through to the GF!! Won my prelim by 144 SC points before scaling of the WCE- Dogs game.

Beat a very good opponent this week. Very pleased.

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 22:14

    That is a good score. What was your weekly rank

top hawk · 23/08/2015 at 19:55

West Coast Eagles. Wow. Playing brilliant football at the moment.

Its more and more looking like a Eagles – Hawthorn GF.

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 20:11

    Eagles will have to play a prelim final at MCG. Don’t think they can get to GF.

    If it finishes Freo, WCE, Hawks & Swans.

    Freo vs Swans
    WCE vs Hawks

    If both Perth teams win, only Freo can have a home Prelim. The best chance might be to lose first week and have a Freo vs WCE prelim in Perth

      Worm · 23/08/2015 at 20:43

      I think they changed that rule, maybe after Brisbane had to travel to MCG one year after winning qual final (could be wrong about the team)… and congrats on your season too Derek

Derek · 23/08/2015 at 19:58

Finished with 2454.

Won 7/10 prelims. Main one lost by 4pts. Other two losses by less than 25pts. Annoying because I had Motlop and BSmith on bench and could get their score.

    Liam · 23/08/2015 at 20:08

    Scored 2314. Had a donut on field due to injuries to buddy and Armo.
    Is this score enough to stay in the top 2%

    SCOTLAND THE BRAVE · 23/08/2015 at 21:55

    Just sneaked past me in the end Derek. Fair bench scored better than some of your 22. Parker out killed me as been smashed by LTI’s this year. Team was sorted 4 weeks ago with trades for finals. But that all changed and with none left this week. Well played good luck in the GF.

    On another note – BRING IT ON PIEMAN! H2H IN GF 🙂

      Derek · 23/08/2015 at 22:08

      Thanks Scott. Having 4 trades left was the big difference.

        SCOTLAND THE BRAVE · 23/08/2015 at 22:24

        Yep luck definitely plays a part as trades are gold for finals. Learnt that last year but abs, beams, wines and parker kinda ruined that plan.

All Over · 23/08/2015 at 20:09

Won my prelim by 26 points. Had ziebel mitchell parker on bench. He had ziebel mitchell picken on bench and he had a trade and didnt use it.

HA HA HA.

    Derek · 23/08/2015 at 20:12

    How did you know he had a trade

      All Over · 23/08/2015 at 20:59

      Workmate cash league.
      He was cocky all week, told him mckernan would be my secret weapon before he was named.

    @mysterycannon · 23/08/2015 at 22:05

    How do you not at least trade Picken to Murphy at the last minute when you know you might need it. Trade not much good if you're out…

Liam · 23/08/2015 at 20:30

is 2428 a good score??

    Youngy · 23/08/2015 at 20:58

    yep

Kev · 23/08/2015 at 20:54

End of a disappointing year for me. Did well to make the semi after finishing 6th in a strong league.

Gonna find a dark corner somewhere to lick my wounds, begin the brutal self assessment of my season, and gear up for 2016.

Youngy · 23/08/2015 at 21:01

2458 for me this week Sandi and Zorko have been warmly welcomed to The Chosen 30. Have 1 trade left and ranked 756

@mysterycannon · 23/08/2015 at 21:30

Well done to all who qualified for Grand Finals. Good luck for the week ahead. May the Supercoach Gods be kind with the team selections and your captain choices!

For those who are out of all leagues, good luck pushing for your overall rank – or better yet do some preseason planning and let us all know what you uncover 🙂

Derek · 23/08/2015 at 22:12

I’ve climbed up to 54th overall.

Still annoyed at leaving Motlop and BSmith on bench and not getting their scores.

Have 3 trades left which could be useful if Hodge and Fyfe miss next week.

Good luck to all Grand Finalists

    I N Pieman · 24/08/2015 at 10:13

    Great effort Derek. Id say you’ve probably got the most trades in the top 100. Hope they get you up higher

Jambo · 24/08/2015 at 09:36

I scored 2441 and won my prelim. Also, I moved into the top 5%. Not bad methinks. I still have one trade left.

I N Pieman · 24/08/2015 at 09:52

Managed a 2507 & 5 GF’s coming up. Most notably a battle with General Soreness in the jR preseason boys league. He’s going down!

    derek · 24/08/2015 at 13:51

    what is general Soreness overall rank. he was in top 10 early in season?

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