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The Standing Room – Round 2

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How has your stable performed this round community?

There’s been a bit of carnage.. but the re-emergence of #FyfeIsLife has warmed many of our hearts. Look forward to the discussion in the comments below. CoachKings is going OFF! Check out the action below from Doyles Bridge Hotel in Mordialloc:

How are you travelling folks?


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discojim

Menadue 63 – do I take it? I can play either Hewett or Davis on field (have petracca to loop).

Kev

Give Hewett a run

Annoying old lady

Second this – Menadue's 63 is probably the score you can expect from Hewett, so there's not really anything to lose by taking a gamble on him (maybe a loss of 10-20 points max, but a potential 10-30 point gain. Smart risk).

Kev

Dusty and Menadue last night, nice start. Dusty a lesson in keeping faith with your premiums

gator59

OH NOOOO, Was just mucking around on trades for next week to see how the structure looked

and now it won't let me reverse the trades… HELP!!!!!

discojim

Poor b#astrd!
During rolling lockout your can't reverse. You could send @petejank a heart felt message on twitter? Other than that, just drink beer and hope the SC gods make your trades pay off.
Sorry to hear this mate – all the best.

gator59

Thanks discojim for the advice,, But don't have Twitter..

JAYZ

If it makes you feel any better I done the same!!!
Trade Milera for Ben Kennedy..

tophawk

Good move. No need to reverse that trade in any case!

Swanny

Not taking pendles score, do i go with Danger, Fyfe, Gaz, Goldy?

Also should I take Menadues score or play Mccarthy or I can swing Kerridge forward using Petracca and play one of Davis, Gresham, Hewett.

So my question is, who to captain and who to play onfield?

Mac

Don't think McCarthy has a high ceiling, I'd go Hewett against the blues and Danger as skip

CaPtKaOs

I have similar issues and havent worked out the answers yet. Perth andy Brizzy are forecast to reach about 30 degrees. With the reduced rotations, l'm wondering if this will be a factor. Of the potential captains, I think Goldy in particular will have his endurance tested. But he has done it all before.

CaPtKaOs

Sydney will be warm too. Danger is in red hot early season form. Hard to go past him as capt.

Andy

Surely I take Dustys 134 as captain loophole?

Cheers

The Ranger

Oooh…that's a tricksy one.
Generally I'd say anything above 130 should be taken but after only one game and with Fyfe, Danger and Ablett still to play…
Tough call Andy, if it was 140 I'd say you def take it!

Average Joe

Take it, chances are that your other captain worthy players will mostly (If not all) score under 134

SCaddict

Anything over 130 I'd just take the VC points and double them. Your proposed captain may be very well score in excess of that but he could also get injured or have a mare like Teen Wolf last weekend.

Annoying old lady

Had the VC on Dusty, and yes I'm taking his 134 x 2!

Last round had a bunch of players scoring more than 150 points, any of which would have made more than an extremely handy captain. In previous years, these types of large scores were not to be expected every week, but this year with the limited rotations, I get the feeling that the game's superstars are going to have much larger impacts on the game, especially in the last quarter. I think this year we are going to see more of those monstrous scores, however, I feel that this is not a reason to be greedy, and for me, Dusty's score is more than enough to bank those double points.

Saying that, what does the community feel is a worthy VC score to take?

Crowmagnon

I take any VC score above the "would be" captain's average.

Xav

Do i take dusty or punt on gaz

JAYZ

Play hewett, Dunkley or Davis

Really leaning towards Dunkley but could be a bit biased…

Babo

What about Houli? Take his VC score?

Luke

Just Pendlebury last night. Feeling nervous with him in my team after his display on ball in the final quarter. Surely something wrong with him. Looked ok racking up cheap possessions at half back, but should be in the guys.

Luke

Lol. Guts*

Steeeve

Played with bruised ribs

BigHaydos

Taking a punt with Goldstein as captain. my only loophole option was wyatt and collingwood played last night.

Goldy should do me well, averaged 140 last year against north.

Sana

Don't think he played against north last year?

SCaddict

He did but intra-clubs don't really count. πŸ™‚

Steeeve

Needs a big last quarter for ya

CapTnKaOs

Got a dilemma here. Only two playing slots available in my mid for rookies. I have no loophole options.
Currently have Oliver and Kennedy on the ground who are playing the Essendon seconds. Mills on the bench (who is playing Carlton).
My gut tells me I need Mills on the field. Any thoughts?

tophawk

Interesting one. Well B.Kennedy has to start on the field so it will be between Oliver and Mills for that final spot. And that choice is friggin tough!!! Sydney are playing Carlton in Melbourne. So Carlton will put up a fight. Will Mills struggle a bit away from home at Etihad? Then, you have Oliver who is playing the hapless bombers today at home on the G. On these facts Oliver would get the nod for me to start on field. The odds are stacked in Oliver's favour to post a 90 + today. I doubt Mills will quite get that this round. Just my take though!!

CapTnKaOs

Thx tophawk. I like your line of thought.

goran

Who's the best Captain choice: Goldy, Ablett, Priddis or Hanners?
Feel like Goldy is the safest pick but really not too sure

tophawk

Goldy is normally a pretty solid bet. Who is your other ruckman? If its Gawn, I would go to him as the Dees are playing a virtually ruckless bombers. Gawn could nail 10-15 hit outs to advantage and that equals serious points. Goldy does have tough opposition in Stefan Martin when he plays up at the Gabba. Just keep that in mind. I assusme you do not have danger or Fyfe. One of those will be my captain this round. But if you are panicking a bit, just whack it on Gazza. In Gazza we trust!! Cheers

goran

Should I start with Mitch Brown (ESS) or Tippa?

Will

Toss a coin brother

Ben

Who's more of a must have…. Mills or Weitering?
I have mills but With 160k to spare I could go;

Mills –> Libba
Seedsman –> JJ
Seedsman –> Weitering + 300k for next week

tophawk

Seedsman to Weitering without doubt. You dont trade out a rookie (Mills) so early in the season. And you dont chase points upgrading Seedsman. IMO, the best thing to do so early in the season is to trade in players that will generate you the most cash. You will be rewarded with lots of points later in the season when you trade out those cash cow rookies for premo upgrades.
Cheers

SCaddict

Excellent advice tophawk!

Ben

Done
Steele to benken
Seedsman to Weitering

robby snow

What do we do with jack steele? Is it safe to downgrade him to a guy like Daniel Wells, or do we hold and hope he gets a recall next week?

Ben

Wells or Kennedy

Kev

I'd hold, prices aren't going anywhere. Steele is too good to be running around in the twos

hedski

Gresham Davis or McCarthy or take Menadues 63? Thinking Gresh

tophawk

Yeah. I agree. Give Gresham a run. Good young player. Will only get better.

Worth the risk as 63 is a pretty lame score in any case.

hedski

Cheers tophawk

hedski

Hhmm that worked. Bloody gresham shit

Trav

what are people's thoughts on Pendlebury and Treloar. Pendles hasn't been hitting the scores I would like and Treloar was better last week. Am getting concerned they wont be able to get the scores they should be getting consistently (110 or more). Should I have faith or consider other options?

CapTnKaOs

I look at it this way. Pendles got 110 pts last night playing sore. Lets say it takes 4 weeks to work through it and get back to "normal". During this time he still averages, say 100. Is it worth burning a trade for someone who MIGHT snag you an extra 25 points for 4 weeks? And then later on, you will need to burn another trade if you want him back for the pointy end of the season.
I think Treloar should improve as the year goes on and he settles into Collingwood. I think there could be safer choices at a similar price, but its to early to consider trading him out. Stick by your initial plans for now.

Brook

I had him and traded him out last night before the game for GAJ. I know its a risky move but he averages 10-15 points less witbout Swan in the team and reportedley has sore ribs. I was cursing the move at 1/4 time but I am hoping the trade will net me 70-100 extra points over the next eight weeks and I hope to get him back in at around 550k in R9 or 10. Just cant see Ablett getting that cheap. Wont know if its a good move for a few weeks but hoping it works out.

Kev

110 with 20/26 uncontested and zero clearances. Spewing I don't have him. Rarely does he miss a target by foot.

Sat out most of the last when the game was tight so his score had the potential to get higher.

Luke

Gawn Or Ablett VC into Dangerfield C?

hedski

Gawn to danger in my side luke think gawn will go massive

Luke

Me too. 150 against the bombers last year with 58 hit outs. Here's hoping for similar today.

mick

de goeing out of my side next week

Scooter

Trade mitch robinson ? Or trade to the likes of aaron hall ? Help appreciated

Alex

344 after 4 McCaffers 37 was hard to swallow. I have a conundrum community. Next week I will be getting rid of McCaffer for Oliver or Mills. I may also need to ditch Reiwoldt for Hall or/and McGovern got Papley so is it worth Going McGovern to Papley this week to ensure I can make the other trades next week or wait and see how round pans out for Mcgovern and N Roo. Thanks community.

SCaddict

Yes Caff is unlikely to prove a decent enough cow so either go up to whoever performs best this weekend out of Oliver/Mills/Parish/Crowley if you have the cash or down to a Dunkley/Hewett if you don't.

I'd give McGovern another week just in case he bobs up in the Showdown. As nice as Paps score was last weekend the Rd2 rookie scores are double the importance of the Rd1 ones as they will affect pricing for two weeks and not just one.

BCHawks

Did you trade out Pendles SCaddict?

SCaddict

You noticed from the total team scores hey! Well aren't we an observant one BCHawks. πŸ™‚

Yes in comes one Robbie Gray.

BCHawks

What was your reasoning?

Alex

What do I do if Papley scores well and Roo doesn't I only have two trades. Cheers addict.

SCaddict

It depends on how well Papley scores and NRoo doesn't. You could even consider going NRoo down to Paps to generate cash for future upgrades.

But what happens if McGovern scores ok, Papley doesn't and he is dropped next week to make way for McGlynn?
At least you'd be up a trade if you kept McGovern. So there are risks either way.

Luviboy1

Had VC on Pendles last night. Not too happy with his score. Gawn looks good to go big against Essendon. How do we think Gaz will go? Also considering Robbie Gray in the Adelaide derby.

Youngy

Mills, Hewett or Davis on field???

Shinboner

I started with Goldy and Nic Nat in the rucks, I like the lack of competition Nic Nat will have this week in the ruck dept. thoughts on him as captain compared to Goldy who will be up against Stevan?

Luviboy1

Agree. Im taking Gawn vs Essendon over Goldy. Think Nic Nat will also dominate somewhat tomorrow. Stefan v Goldy will be a good battle but I do think it will affect his scoring.

Kev

Goldy scored 154 and 127 against the Lions last year.

Luviboy1

Bloody hell. Guess its hard to keep a goood ruck down. Disregard what I said than haha

Shinboner

Thanks for the input fellas. It's a bit of a coin toss really. Hope your teams are scoring well boys… So long for now

Russ

McEvoy and Ceglar arent exactly, a lack of competition, Nicnat is a freak though.

tophawk

Rory Laird and the crows on fire early in the showdown. 43 SC points at quarter time. Great start….keep going! Crows lead by 32. (40-8)

uDonkey

If B Crouch doesn't fire up in the 2nd half. Would it wise to cull him and get Libba after Round 2, i have the cash to do it. I'm just concern if Libba goes big this week it's gonna be hard to get him at cheap price he is on at moment.

Kev

Trading one midpricer to another? Nah. Crouch will be better for the run each week

Northernsoul74

If Libba goes well again tonight he's becomes a must have.

uDonkey

Fair point, i see Libba to be more of a keeper at M7-M8 and has much a higher ceiling than B Crouch. If Libba tons up tonight his price will shoot over 400K. On top of that he's fallen premium who is under price unlike B Crouch who has to be proven premo.

Shinboner

Libby is a fallen premo tho, so the trade has some merit. I would say yes. I started with lib a instead of crouch for that reason.
Too much speculation on wether or not crouch would dominate, whereas you know Libba will

WELCOME

If Libba scores 100+ then trade Crouch and get Libba into your side PERIOD

CapTnKaOs

Was trying to choose between Polec, B.Crouch and Libba for my midfield midpricer before the season. Thank Gaz Snr that I drew a line through Polec.

Derek

Dammmm looks like Chad out for a few

uDonkey

πŸ™ I'm thinking the same derek, pulled a hammie. Depending how long he'll be out i might hold on to him. I'll swing B.Kennedy or Menadue up forward for cover.

Derek

Rick might not get a touch today. Getting a close tag and doesn't look like getting near it

Derek

Rich

Derek

3 pts at quarter time

Derek

2 touches to half time

BigHaydos

He should have taken Jacobs to full forward and seen how Jacobs likes playing fullback. Would have been a good target up forward, push walker to the wing and put Taylor in the midfield

hedski

And the top ups win!!

Youngy

Don't think anyone would have picked that upset

hedski

Can't say I did youngy

WELCOME

What the hell looks like Brown doing most of the ruck for North and Rocky up forward. AMAZING

Dave

Do i take grays 129 as my captain or roll the dice with ablett, selwood or nicnat?

uDonkey

Asking the same question myself, Though i Danger as C what are the chance he'll way less than 129. Good thing we still have until tomorrow to decide.

Holty

dont even ask that question. if you are smart you take it. Yes Danger might score you slightly more but is it worth the risk? He could do a hammy in the first quarter. you never know. 129 is a great score. take it.

Luviboy1

Bloody take it. I have to settle with Gawn as my Captain score this week #fmsc

Michael

Dea and AMT on bench πŸ™ At least they'll make good money

Jim

Brad crouch to Ben kennedy seems the fo for next week. Agree?

Jim

Go*

uDonkey

I would if didn't have B. Kennedy and gives you a chance to upgrade any mid-pricer you have under performing to a premo.

Kev

Any other way to get BK in? Crouch has been fine so far. He had little preseason and will get better. Be patient with him

uDonkey

S. Martin 51 points already and it's only 2nd quarter. Hope he keeps it up.

uDonkey

Damn Zorko is on fire 94 point on half time. Definitely will be in my watch list or might have to do a sideway trade if Wingard will be out for 3 weeks or more.

Michael

Davis or Gresham or Dunkley who to play ??

WELCOME

Dunkley out of those three. Bevo really likes this kid.

The_Black_Mamba

Rockliff is the first player traded out of my bloody team next week.

Scyb

I am thinking the same. Somehow need to get R.Gray in

Westy

Why? Haven't seen the game.

BantheCheats

Below 50SC points at 3qrtr time

CapTnKaOs

Already counting the cash to see how I can get from him to Ablett.

CarlaShirley

Hmm this is a round from hell so far almost all the popular picks are yo-yo's.

Youngy

Yep

Nicholas

Stuck with rich and rocky what a disaster. Also mills or hewett on field?

uDonkey

That's a bit harsh on Rich i bet you weren't complaining when he scored 104 last week. This week was to be expected he'll have an ordinary week since Zorko is back in the side.

Kev

It was also highlighted preseason that Rich goes to water as soon as he gets some attention.

Mills on field

Dee

I'm in the same boat mate..… is Rockliff to Gray or Martin sensible next week? Rich to JJ or Laird? Rich looks bloody lost.…..

Nicholas

Thinking about getting rid of greene now might have problems with b crouch rich and rocky thoughts?

Alex

Ablett or Danger for Captain

Cashcows

I'm by no means an expert but I think I'd go with Danger v GWS.

Gaz v freo who have something to prove might affect his scoring. But contested possies are great for scoring so I'm not too sure.

But danger looks like the safer option. Unless we get a lopsided sharing of points every week between danger and jelwood.

JimtheInjector

Rich is following his usual SC form, 100 one week and then 50 the next. good thing nobody has him

BigHaydos

He is being tagged……. What do you expect

Holty

lol love it. there has been a few in the community who have said dont select him because he cant handle the tag. and with Beams out Rich is the likely one to cop that tag.

BigHaydos

Exactly

Youngy

"good thing nobody has him"

I have him……… CRAP!

Holty

not watching the game but is Rocky playing forward or just playing ssshhhhhhhh………. rubbish

Youngy

Calf injury I think…..

Holty

cheers bud

BigHaydos

Would love to know how goldy has only got 9 points this quarter what a joke.

Michael

Reckon Wells will be a top 6 forward this year

Holty

if he stays fit he will be.

Youngy

Don't expect him to be scoring 120's every week.

I reckon top 6 is pushing it.

uDonkey

What are the chance of S Martin challenging the no#1 spot in Ruck considering he did ok against Nic-Nat last and doing ok again against Goldy this week. After this round who's gonna out score him maybe Gawn? Jacobs? Don't see anyone else.

BigHaydos

He didn't do well against nicnat in terms of 1on1 against him. He picked up plenty of pill and used it well. I think stef will be amazing this year though

Holty

agree with haydos. i have him based on the fact his great around the ground. He will not out ruck big opposition but believe he will be top 3.

Shinboner

It's too early to call. I think Nic Nat looks good around the ground this year tho. My money would be on him

Harry

Took 1 and a half rounds to cop injuries. Wingard and Rockliff already!

tophawk

Rocky definately injured also? What is wrong with Wingard?

Harry

Rocky calf, Wingard hammy

Kimmyd

Hamstring I think for wingers, fortunately I do not have him as I have rocky and he's gone for a few weeks I think.

Luviboy1

Have both. Carnage has begun. Losing all hope for my season atm.

Youngy

Ye it feels bad first I go to friday nights game and see the tigers lose by a bloody point, now this.

Carnage absolute Carnage!

tophawk

WTF!!! Rockliff is playing an absolute shocker. Surely there must be something up with him. But this has thrown the cat amongst the pidgeons. Will need to seriously assess whether he remains in my team. His performance today is very worrying and his price is set to drop after round 3. Hopefully Goldy will now drop after today's effort. Will hopefully grab him at a more reasonable price.

Connor

Haven't been watching the game at all but would someone please tell me what is going on with Rockliff? Is he injured, playing full forward, being tagged, or just having a poor game. I almost want him to be injured as I then have an excuse to trade him!

Kimmyd

He is injured hasn't played at all in final quarter, calf injury. I was going to trade him out as he's played majority of the game in the forward line, but now he's injured it's a no brainer.