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THE PANIC ROOM – HELL

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PatchCoachKingsLogoCommunity, I have a confession to make.

We’re out a little bit late this week, and I’ve told Jock it was because work kept me back late last night and it knocked me out of whack.

I’ve always found the best lies are wrapped in a slither of truth. I am indeed out of whack, but work did not keep me.

No, I’m late this week because I looked at the team selections this morning and cried.

I lay in the foetal position and caused a flood far greater than the dreary skies that have lashed this damp, muddy country could ever muster.

I’ve had master tutelage. I’ve learnt from the best. Jock took me under his wing and showed me the Ways of Fantasy Sport.

Crouching has taken me to the jungles of South-East Asia and pushed me to my physical limit. He bestowed on me the knowledge of the fly-kick.

Higgo taught me mathematics behind the comprehension of mortal minds – in fact, years before the Higgs-Boson or ‘God’ particle was announced as an integral part of all matter, our dear friend Peter told me of the Higginbotham Particle, or the “Gaz” particle, which showed Gary Ablett Jnr makes up every successful supercoach side.

After all this, I opened my side this morning to find sixteen. bloody. players.

Sixteen

I promptly took a very long and very hot shower.

homer

I am ashamed.

 

THE NEWS

Now is not the time for self-pity. Lockout has begun, which means trades cannot be reversed. For the next three weeks, we will be subject to locking our trades in before we know the teams – or we trade around this annoying spectacle that is Thursday night football.

Although, the brilliant thing that comes with Thursday football is the Jock Reynolds crack commentary team. They were a huge selection for our lives this week, and for the quarter I was able to stream at work it was 100% top notch.

Onto team selections – Daniel Wells missed last night’s match with a dodgy calf. Hopefully after the bye next week he’ll be a-ok for the rest of the reason. Hopefully.

The BIG news this week is Dayne Zorko is missing from Brisbane’s lineup for personal reasons, which is a huge blow to them, and to us in the toughest week of the year. Cyril Rioli is also attending a funeral up north, and will miss this week’s game.

Jacob Hopper is OUT, being managed. From what, who knows. Sam Reid has also been dropped for those looking for a rookie this week.

For those poor sods still with Suns rebounder Kade Kolodjashnij, he’s going to miss this week with concussion, possibly from ramming his head against the wall in order to rediscover his form.

Ben Crocker, Corey Ellis and Daniel Rioli are all out for a variety of reasons – Rioli joining cousin Cyril up north – and anyone who picked up Daniel Gorringe will have to find a way to cope with his hip injury as he will miss this week.

Gold Coast dynamo Aaron Hall returns after running rampant in the NEAFL. Let’s hope Rocket puts him back in the midfield against the Hawks.

Luke Hodge has been selected for the Hawks this week, which hopefully will not come at the expense of rookie Kade Stewart. I’d think he’d be reasonably safe, but you never know with the Hawks.

Those still holding Connor Spudadue Menadue rejoice, for he will be blessing us with another 30 this week as Richmond have – for some unfathomable reason – selected him again. Which would be great news for me if I hadn’t traded him out at lunchtime yesterday. WHO’S THE POTATO NOW, PATCH?

(Speaking of me being a potato, I missed Rhys Mathieson‘s return to the Lions side. He’s been picked! Cheers to Reece for pointing that one out for me, as I the names were a bit blurry through the tears.)

 

THE PATCH UP

Patch’s helpful visual guide to surviving this week:

cry

Whatever I write here would be far surpassed by Lekdog’s magnificent, beautiful thing of a cheat sheet. Go look at it.

That’s not a suggestion. If you’ve kept scrolling and haven’t looked at this week, move your mouse back up and click on the hyperlink.

Do it.

I’m not going to tell you again.

 

TRADING PLACES

Eddie Murphys

-31 – Sam J. Reid (DROPPED)
-24 – Kade Stewart
-22 – Jack Trengove
-18 – Toby Nankervis
-16 – Aliir Aliir
1 – Logan Austin
4 – Bailey Williams
13 – Tom Ruggles
24 – Jayden Short

Dan Aykroyds

199 – Bryce Gibbs
168 – Todd Goldstein
168 – Adam Treloar
160 – Lachie Neale
160 – Scott Lycett
154 – Dylan Shiel
148 – Callan Ward
142 – Heath Shaw
137 – Scott Pendlebury

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

To anyone who put the VC on Goldy last night – yeah nah let’s not take the 99.

Let’s put the C on Paddy Dangerfield. He’s averaging 147.5 over his past five and a MAMMOTH 175.3 over his last three. Ca-ching.

For those still with the VC to slap around, I’d have a gander at Scotty Pendlebury tonight or, if you’re feeling really dicey, Michael Barlow, who is averaging 125 over his last three.

I would avoid Dustin Martin, as he’ll get the Mitch Robinson tag this week.

twit

Just as the tears have dried I feel them coming on again… if Dusty has a shocker I might not be seen for a week. I brought him in this week and didn’t even think about the Robbo tag. BREAK IT SON. If not for your sake, for mine.

I know you’re reading, Dusty. I believe in you, son.

And community, I believe in you. Do me bloody proud this week. Hold your heads higher than mine.

We will survive.

 

 

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5.00 EDIT: I AM DOWN TO 15 MEN. KADE STEWART IS OUT.  F&#*ING HELL.

I’m sick of this round already, so I’m going to head down to my local tonight and try and win a thousand dollarydoos to make myself feel better.

 

 


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Gartos

ily patch

bronson

Patch you are my hero

Bailey

its lit

dean

love u patch you lit human

Sana

I only have 14 on field after the news on Hopper… Should I axe him or just accept my team is stuffed this week? Still have 2 trades for the week and 160k.

Patch

Depends on the rest of your side, Sana, but if you're down to 14 you almost might as well cop the loss in your league and move on to next week

If you're focusing on rank, you'll need to paint the fence

Redgumwon

You could cash in with Hopper and trade in Mathieson if you don't already have him

reece

mathisen?

Patch

Cheers Reece, missed him through the tears mate. Will chuck him in now!

Sozza

Is it worth considering Eric Hipwood (DEF/FWD) as a downgrade target, after only 1 game?

Patch

I wouldn't unless you desperately need him. He's a key position player and will be inconsistent, and likely dropped at some stage. I'd have another look if you could

Jay

I love the quantum physics reference, nice work Patch! I'll always think of it as the 'Higgos-Boson Particle' from now on.

Chevy

OMG!!! I brought sj Reid in to my team as he was playing no he isnto WTF!!!!

Lachy

same here, dont stress

jordanandeddie

The fact that I still have Spudadue in my team really speaks for how bad a year I'm having…
I appreciate that Jock is purposefully in the trenches with us.

Patch

I've spent the last two months wishing I didn't have him, and the second I get rid of him I realise I need him. Enough to drive you mad!

smote

Maybe with Dusty copping a hard tag, Menadue will ton up.

Derek

I love that about Jock, purposefully scoring poorly so he knows what it is like to be struggling at SC. he is like the team riders in the Tour de france, who go back and stay with the fallen leaders and nurse them back to the pelleton, sacrificing themselves for the good of the team leader and ultimately the team.

medadsson

Agreed, having my worst year ever. Feel like a spud until I remember the father of fantasy is in the trenches with us 🙂

Irrelevant

Sorry to have Menadue now?

Gavin

Martin or Lids in this week?

Cheers

Gus

Martin

Patch

Dusty

Gus

Docherty or Simpson? Will Tom Phillips (every average in 1st game missed target many times) be a JS for rest of the season? Sneaking suspicion he may well be!

Patch

Docherty. Not sold on Phillips, give him another week before looking to bring him in

Gus

Yep, exactly what I'll be doing

Ciaran

Down to 16, as well as my opponent in the cash league on 16.

The issue I have is my backline : Shaw, Gibbo, Rich, Collins, Ruggles, Lee (Boyd, Tippa)
I have 2 trades remaining and have 500k in the bank to upgrade (16 playing this week, 16 or 17 next week). Do I upgrade tippa to Docherty or Simmo this week OR wait until next week, use Tippa as backline cover and upgrade Ruggles next week.

Cheers guys

Patch

I'm keeping Tippa myself but no reason for you to if you want to upgrade him. I'd go up to Docherty this week Ciaran!

Jonathan Camac

Brilliant work Patch. Best fantasy football article on the market.

Slightly unrelated, but Jock and co, I like this new 'play from home' CoachKings thinga-ma-jig. Significant, as Higgo would say. Some of us cant make it to such venues each week, or just cant be bothered. But if you had a play from home set-up for at least 2 games a round, I'd be all over it (and I reckon others would too).

Thoughts community?

Starkingdom

agree

Derek

Good idea, but what does Jock and his investors get out of it if we are playing it at home and not going to the pub to drink beer.

I would imagine the business model involves the clubs and pubs paying for the service in consideration for people coming and buying beer (and chips), if there was other ways for us to play it, the clubs & pubs may not want to support it.

Without CoachKings, we might not have Jock back with us. (we all still remember that awful day about this time last year – the time that we don't want to talk about when we thought we had lost Jock forever)

I like how we all get a bit of a look at it and if we like it we can go and find a place that is serving it.

my nearest location is 374.2km away. oh well.

Starkingdom

Pay to play? Not much just enough to generate interest. Maybe a jackpot like gallops – quaddie. Potential huge jackpots if all SuperCoach players get on board.

Turtlecoach

374.2k's, maybe just go every second week then Derek 🙂

Patch

Means a lot mate <3

I'm not able to talk for anyone on the CoachKings play from home because I simply don't know what's needed, but the idea is based around getting bums in pubs to play.

There's nothing more we want than everyone playing, but we do need bums in pubs to keep the thing rolling along

Starkingdom

good luck with that

Jonathan Camac

Fair call, I understand. Great work regardless fellas!

Andrew

Pendles Into Danger? or
Danger into Ablett?

Ron

I'm going Barlow in Danger – I think Barlow will score 150+ this week. Pies no good at tagging

Neverweaken

Me too

brightsidefx

I'm going Paddy into Gaz, with the assumption I probably won't need to use Gaz.

Stevo

Danger in to Ablett

Patch

Either way I think you'll end with Danger's score, but would take Pendles over Gaz, who's playing the Hawks

Daz

Shaw to Danger

Tom

Best less then $117,300 option this week?

Kev

Matheison, Phillips

CaPtKaOs

If it has to be "less than" 117,300, Joyce if he makes the final 22.

Patch

Can look at non-playing DPPs if you've got the cover mate.

Tom

Thanks all – yep going Joyce this week, Phillips next as both on the bubble!

oliver

Thoughts on holding or downgrading Hewett? Was thinking it might be worth riding it out until that 11 that he scored was out of his rolling average and he makes up the lost money, even though he will lose cash again next week. Have 19 playing this week but only 70k in the kitty, so not much coin for upgrades. Thinking of holding at this stage.

Patch

I like that thinking, Ollie!

Grahame Lebroy

Cruel outs Patch, cruel indeed. A big test of SC Character this weekend, I have no doubt whatsoever you will bounce back stronger whilst gaining a SC God like wisdom that will hold u in good stead for years to come. Chin up

Patch

Cheers Grahame. I've had a long hard think about it and am getting back on my feet mate. Makes it a truckload easier having blokes like you lend support. I love you mate.

Mitch

Stuck on what to do this week community would appreciate some help!

Team is
shaw simpson docherty laird bartel adams byrne-jones collins
danger pendles ward parker ablett libba kerridge dunkley stewart trengove d.cuningham
goldy gawn cox
zorko barlow martin hall amtippa petracca menadue philips

have 220k left and 13 trades
Have done Dunkley to Sloane so far

thanks everyone

Patch

Sloane in has paid off! Could go Petracca to Montagna, or Byrne-Jones to Rance (which I like more).

Mitch

Thought of keeping petracca for a couple more. amt/adams worth moving on for lids or Montagna

Mitch

?*

josh

so with the news that zorko is out i still have 7 playing forwards that i cant swing..
i have 19 on the pitch that are scoring but my question i dont get in the bye rounds
i have phillips (collinwgood) and menadue on the bench, one of which i will replace for zorko.
if i put the emergency on phillips tonight, and he scores well if i keep zorko on the pitch will phillips replace zorkos 0 with his score..
i was going to do this so that if he spuds it up real bad then i can still put menadue on the pitch..

Derek

yes, normal E rules will apply

Juzzy

That's spot on.
If Phillips scores 40 it may be a difficult decision though …

Stevo

Sidebottom worth a punt in midfield as a Libba replacement?

josh

yes. was considering sloane/sidebottom for this weeks upgrade.
ended up going sloane which i was happy about but i rate sidebottom, proven premium

Stevo

Cheers Josh!

Patch

Wouldn't have much of a problem with the Sidebum, Stevo!

tom

Should I trade Hopper to Phillips or Mathieson to field 18 players or hold?

josh

depends what you're going for in overall scheme i guess.. i always play for overall rank regardless of how close i am..
so i traded hopper this week.. seeing as he is out this week and bye next week.. i bought in phillips but if i were you id get mathieson in

Westy

Don't like Thursday night or Monday night footy. Why can't they just leave it on the weekend (Friday night to Sunday afternoon) and be done with it. (Long weekends are different, but think of the players as well as the public.)
If they want to emulate NRL, then fine, but NRL only get between 10K and 20K turning up to most of their games.

CaPtKaOs

When is the final 22 named for Sundays game?

Juzzy

Great article Patch.
You have to laugh at the "Menadue Situation".
Nine shocking games straight and he wasn't dropped. Hardwick must love the kid.
I believe this is the universe balancing things out.
It is the absolute antithesis of the Longmire, Tom Mitchell situation of a couple of years back.
If Mitchell had played a Menadue-esque game that year he could still be playing in the Neafl today.

Patch

Hahaha absolutely true, mate!

Nicholas

Going to struggle to get 18 players over the next two weeks
Here is my team: https://imgur.com/a/OhH5h
Looking for some advice on trades, but I think Wines out is the only way to avoid a donut this week. Was so close to going Wines to Sloane but did not pull the trigger and now am regretting.
Any advice is appreciated

Northernsoul74

I think we've all seen your team enough this week. I've lost track of how many times you've posted it. You pretty much spam this site. I for one will be ignoring your repetitive posts from now on.

Ben

Your team is shit let's leave it at that mate.

Cameron

You are scum mate go kys

Steeeve

Mate I know imgur is for shitposting but leave it for the dank memes. Just type your team in.

Derek

great work patch. I tell ya, it is these bye rounds that will kill supercoach. I have a few friends who don't play SC anymore is because it gets too hard around the bye rounds. Why do we have byes anyways?

Patch

Cheers Derek.

Players demanding them. I don't have a problem with them, I just wish we were able to have 3 weeks off SC for them

Moustachio

To set the cream apart from the crop!

Derek

lol. sounds like you have been to the Jock Reynolds School of cliche

BMac

Your friends are somewhat fickle then Derek. Been in the fixture since day dot.

Derek

I thought they only started in 2012

Tommo09

I have 16 too Patch
Thinking Rocky into Danger this week

Starkingdom

don't think DO

Gherkin

I'm doing the same Tommo. Did that last week and was foolish enough to take Rocky's 130. Sounded like a good idea until Danger punched out a lazy 100 to half time.

Patch

Nice mate, Rocky slipped my mind

Shake n bake

Was goin to bring in rance didn't really want to spend so much
on Docherty. I know I'm thinking far ahead but tigers play Syd
last game blues play Ess. Should I just spend the extra coin?

Starkingdom

I had same thoughts yesterday, I went Doch for higher ceiling and plays (named) on wing which gives him freedom to roam while Rance is one dimension player, but still a v good choice. I believe Doch will perform against any opposition, potential GUN.

Patch

Docherty will outscore Rance for the rest of the year, SnB. Would go the Doc

The Ranger

I had Doc locked in all week until about 4pm yesterday when I changed it to Rance.
I need every bit of cash I can get in order to get to a proper full premium team and have decent bench cover so I just can't justify the spend.
Hopefully the money I have saved will be spent in such a way as to make up the possible points difference.

min0008

Pendlebury into Danger or Dangerfield into Gaz?

CaPtKaOs

Adam Saad out of the GCS squad with hammy tightness.

JDP

Thoughts please community

Which option to bring in this week:
Simpson and Dusty Or
Simpson & Deledio???

Cheers

Patch

Dusty mate!

Shake n bake

Have vc on Sloane should I be nervous Danger plays saints
at Etihad? & Richo said he won't be tagged?

Fotz

145 is normally a score you'd like to take. Nothing wrong with 290. Every chance Danger scores 160+ so just depends on how lucky you feel. Gotta risk it to get the biscuit, but 290 is still mighty fine.

Patch

I'd take a 145 personally mate. Even with Danger on fire

Uidiot

Not taking a 145 is amateurish………..

The Beard

STILL HAVEN'T DECIDED…

MERRETT, DELEDIO, MONTAGNA FOR LAST FORWARD PREMIUM???

patricmassey

deledio

Patch

Mate you know where I lie on this. Merrett all the way for me

The Beard

Cheers Patch.

HELP

Bringing in Docherty
Upgrade Adams or Mc- Tip

Patch

Adams for mine

patricmassey

only fielding 15 cause of wells and zorko, actually want to kms. plus and awful thursday night by the likes of brodie smith and talia

Mac

How many players are the community fielding? Also what do to with Hopper? Time to cash in?

Patch

Down to 15 now, Mac. Truly dark times.

Mac

Patch what should I do with Hopper?

Derek

Stewart not named, but Joyce and Menadue are, i will have 19 onfield.

That will include plenty of rookies who usually play poor when i have them onfield – Collins, Menadue, Joyce, Gresham Mcgovern (done good) and BSmith

John

19 now Zorko is out… Assuming no other late outs.

Pauly Walnuts

Is Barlow in our final 8,also would Libba be the last upgrade or should I be keeping him at M8 ?

Southern S

I won't be trading Barlow out that is for sure, held him all year and now reaping the rewards.

Top 8 who knows, not in total but probably average well from here on out and be top 6.

You could trade Libbe, or you could keep him at M8, it really depends on how good your other lines are and your total team value situation.

Starkingdom

Danger obvious VC
Gaz for C because.. played magpies x 13 avg. 133
average at AU 138, and…. Hall is back, should create more opportunities.
yes? or Shaw VC into Danger C

Chicken Dinner

Looks like stewart is out 🙁 sad times

Jay

Bugger

Derek

i wanted at least one more game out of him. i'm not going to stuff around, he will be traded now.

Southern S

What was the point of getting him in then? We all knew he would most likely get dumped.

Mr Sarcasm

What a surprise. I thought he was a permanent replacement for Hodge.

Derek

thats what i mean, we knew he would get dumped, i was hoping it would be after this week. oh well, i'm not going to hold onto him, prefer to get maitherson in who is playing and might make a bit of cash. stewart won't.

Steeeve

I'd rather save the trade

Nicholas

How many trades you got Derek? Brand was dropped a while back and he is playing again. Stewart will make cash just not right now so I will hold, also I do not have the luxury due to my trades

Derek

I got 11 after this week

Nervous Coach

Patch – awesome as ever. Thanks for the visual guide and Simpsons reference. Has helped turned the tears into tears of laughter.
In a similar foetal position – 16 players. Traded DBJ for Laird, however, has not left me enough to upgrade AMT or Adams.

Options :
1) Hewett to Maitheson/Phillips (who has the better job security and scoring potential) and use the cash to upgrade AMT or Adams to Lids or N Riewoldt. Leaves me with 13 trades but 18 on the field.
2) Hewett to Maitheison, upgrade next week and cop two donuts.

Thoughts

Nervous Coach

Thanks Patch. Was leaning towards Mathieson only because he is on the bubble but he might be the first to lose his spot when Zorko returns. Phillips may be the better option.

Sully321

Who are the downgrade options this week?

Patch

Tom Phillips the obvious one

Gavin

What are the communities thoughts on Joyce, on the bubble and wait to see if Phillips gets named next round?

Patch

Not sold on Joyce myself, Gav. Would go Phillips myself

Steeeve

I'll pick Phillips up even if he's not named next week, need the dpp swing.

Shake n bake

Stewart dropped

Patch

No worries mate! Glad to hear I brought some smiles amongst the pain.

I like option one – would go Tom Phillips personally and then Adams to Lids.

Nicholas

Just realised Ollie Wines to Docherty bring Rich into the centre is my way to avoid both my donuts as this allows me to use one of my bench rookies in defence onfield. Then ben ken to lids and nic nat to martin. Wondering what you think about these trades. I will be left with a tonne of cash after these trades also which is nice. I think it is worth it to save myself from two donuts just wondering on your thoughts.

Nicholas

Actually dw this only saves me one donut thinking I will just accept my crappy score

johnno2908

I realised the same with Libba out this week and keeping DBJ and putting Rich in the middle. Was tossing up between 18 and 19 on field and to keep libba. Now Stewart out as well, will have to do go Libba out. Planned like crazy for the byes and then this shit happens.

Nicholas

Do you think it is worth it even though it only gets rid of 1 donut, I will still be left with another donut and no way to get rid of it as I do not want to get Pendles at his price and no other good options from last round apart from Sloane

HOLLA

Did anyou have th vc on sloane last night and are you take the double points for a 290?

HOLLA

Probably should have proof read that sentence.

Patch

Would take Sloane's score Holla

Chubby McChubby

Taylor Adams to Lachie Neale or wait until next week given BE of 159?

Chubby McChubby

Or is there any other mids I should consider. Last spot will be zaharakis to hanners

Jess_coach

Without seeing your team, + 1 for Neale.

Wouldn't mind paying abit more for a keeper

Chubby McChubby

+1 = another week?

Jess_coach

Cox is in! I love cox!!!!

Mac

Especially 6'11 Cox 😉

Southern S

Arousing

Davonaise

Oh boy….

50_Shades

I wanna play….

I'm disappointed because I thought the favorites were Ryder … And … Swallow 🙂 (Too much?)

Steeeve

MacPherson to Mathieson
Or
Stewart to Mathieson
Or
Just hold

Shake n bake

Am goin to get 1 of these players in Docherty or Deledio this week who should I take?

johnno2908

I look at all other matchups in my leagues and there is carnage eveywhere…. Then I look at my opponents. Ill be stuffed, in every one of my 5 leagues, every opponent has at least 18 on ground. Disheartening.

johnno2908

Stewart or Hopper out? Either one has been a wasted trade

Mac

Hopper, make more cash

tom

Barlow, Pendles or Shaw as VC?

Neverweaken

Nearly jumped on Tarrant in Defence. And Goldie still not worth the dollars. Hampson v Martin for ruck spot

Southern S

Tarrant was a spud last night wasn't he? That's why you don't lock in key position players unless very proven.

FlyingHawkAssassin

Need some help finding some good trades this week BOLD is players who are not playing this week.
Laird, Smith, Rich, Shaw, Bartel, AMT, Collins, Brand
Ablett, Danger, Selwood, GRAY, WINES, PRIDDIS, LIBBA, PARKER, MACPHERSON, Smith, STEWART
Cox, Nic Nat, GAWN
Barlow, Martin, WELLS, ZORKO, TRACCA, FRANKLIN, BEN KEN, Phillips
10 trades and 470k in the bank.
Good luck with the carnage this week!

Robbo

Quick!!! Who to upgrade first out of Tucker and Collins???

Connor

A. Rance
OR
J. Bartel

I really need help on this one as I am unsure who to go with. Looking at Geelong's last 4 games – that is when Bartel will likely be rested (it is finals time also) so I am unsure what to do.

HELP MEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!

Robbo

Bartel for sure!

Nicholas

I have Barlow and have been happy with his form. Depends whether you think Bartel will be rested

Grantc

Collins or Tucker on the field?

hedski

So I'm guessing you've got the E on S.Col like me?
Dont think you'll get his score.
My question is if I pull Ruggles off (ha ha) and put Suckling on will the emergency count?
Any help community I'm normally pretty au fait with these things but this is a doozy.

Southern S

Yep you can do that

hedski

Cheers Southern.
Pity I didn't play Collins over Shit Smith.

FootyFanatic

Yea I have Collins on the bench, looks like I will have to loophole his score

Dont Blush Babbie

Pendles – Whats going on ? I bought you in 2 minutes before the game started ?

Southern S

Same. Oh well he'll do alright surely.

Davonaise

Heard someone on fanfooty chat saying he is carrying an injury and had been in fwd pocket nearly whole of 2nd quarter

Hubba

Has the flu

Moustachio

Ahhh good intel. I thought maybe it was a return to bucks start from start of season D=

Moustachio

*strat

Hoot

yup… sick

Boltons blues

What would Collins need to score to be considered to loophole him into my defence? I have him on the bench as an E but my defence is shaw, doch, Simpson, Bartel, rance, laird (played already)

Southern S

Probably 90? I'd consider benching Rance going by the stats but go with your gut looking at the matches being played

50_Shades

I just did this

hedski

Thats a good def BB. 100+ for who tho?
Bartel and Rance could both go big other 3 are solid.
Good problem to have.
I'll be waitin on his score to assess Ruggles.

Davonaise

I reckon if Collins goes 90+ which looks to be the case it is Rance for mine that most likely score less against the deplorable lions who won't get it to Rances half enough

hedski

Or he will take 83 intercept marks as they bomb away and score 234.

Southern S

Plausible

Gherkin

I've got the same backline this week BB, and the same problem! Collins could get a 120, maybe bench Rance? Maybe Bartel? Good problem to have I guess.

Derek

You could trade in Joyce or Hibberd into midfield and swing Bartel to mids. Always handy to have DPP exactly for this

hedski

Very nice derek

Derek

Joyce is playing and Norf played.

smart as s

get aaron francis in

Boltons blues

Done 3 upgrades this week (Bartel was one) so can't do another trade, rance to the bench it looks like

Davonaise

Nah Dusty has reached a new level for mine, tank is huge this year

Southern S

Agreed I locked him in this week 😉 Whats this comment in relation to though anyway?

Davonaise

To Patch lol I just noticed too I did not reference anything 🙁

Davonaise

I VC him this week btw reckon he can go large

Davonaise

just noticed Z.Dawson on 43 half time lol

Davonaise

Could he beat his 96 back in round 3 2011?

hedski

Might trade him in for Brodie…

FlyingHawkAssassin

Significant output from zac dawson should be a solid captain pick for the rest of the year!

Derek

He has increased $2k. Might have missed the boat

Steeeve

Come on Pendles, need you to find something.
The bloody ball would be a good start.

Dont Blush Babbie

S.Collins – Skills are sensational

Davonaise

Oh no guys Pendles on the bench whole of 8 mins into the 3rd not good signs

HOLLA

Pies supporter but loving collins tonight

Grahame Lebroy

Slapped the VC on Pendles tonight and hasn't that just gone crackers so far. Pathetic doesn't come close to describing the man's game tonight

Derek

I think Dawson even has Pendles beat tonight.

Neverweaken

Who else has Collins on the field. I have no choice. Only got 18 players. But looking good. And Barlow and Treloar 🙂

FlyingHawkAssassin

I have him as emergency but will take his score over Brands. I have Collins, Barlow, Cox, Smith and Phillips so I am a happy man apart from my donut

Scyb

I am benching Gibson to take Collin's score….

6 premos on the defense line and cant believe i have to take the rookie's score

hedski

I'm benching the Rug.
Have Gibbo now your making me 2nd guess.
Bloody sc.

Neverweaken

First 3 players for me this week. Collins Barlow and Treloar. Have VC on Barlow. So will probably go danger. Although there will be some scaling

Grantc

Yes put him on in the last 3 min before the game started instead of Tucker, guess he makes up for Pendles whom I bought this week. Oh well that's SuperCoach.

Hoot

If one was to have Rocky/Trelor/Collins etc… as VC, what score would suffice as to not put the C on DANGER?
130?
140?
more?

Grantc

Last week passed up 130 on Rocky for Danger but don't know if I'd push my luck to far.

Hoot

hmmm.. you did gamble well.

I took rockys 130 last week… to be honest id do it again … I think…

Gherkin

Hi Hoot. I took Rocky's 130 last week too. Got the VC on him again and i'll take his 130 again if he has a good one. Danger is a beast but I generally take anything over 125 from my VC.

Roger

Normally i'd say 130+ is a good time to take the VC score. I think though that if Danger keeps the form up, you'd probably want 150 from a vc so you get at least 300 points. 130 is a great score from Rocky (which I took last week) but when you have guys like Danger who score as big as he has been doing. It's really all or nothing. You break from the majority of the pack who are going to put the C on Danger and you either get a good score from your VC and Danger just goes mad and pumps out 350+, or your VC scores good and Danger has a downer, and the majority of the field gets a dodgy captains score. I have a feeling though that if Rockliff gets another big score, and I decide to stick with Danger, he will probably have a average game.

tuxCS

Had Collins on the bench this week as an emergency, and i have decided im going to loophole him. My backline is full premium and ive narrowed it down to two players that will be sitting this week on the bench, either Bartel or Rance, im thinking Rance is the better option because richmond are playing brisbane this week and i dont think itll be in their back half alot. Thoughts?

Grantc

Rance for sure

Boltons blues

Same dilemma, taking the punt and putting rance on the bench, even if he gets 120, 117 from Collins is a safe score to lock away

Derek

Can you bring Joyce into your midfield and swing Bartel into the guts?

I've already got Joyce in midfield just for this.

tuxCS

Unfortunately no, didn't have enough trades to spend one on getting a dpp/loophole player like Joyce

Hoot

Have you seen Rance's previous scores V's Brisbane

SC predicts a sub 90 which is in line with history.

Take Collins 😉

tuxCS

The question wasn't whether I take collins' score or not, it was who he replaces in my back line, thanks though 🙂

Gherkin

Hi Tux. I'm benching Rance to take Collins' score. I've got Shaw, Doc, Simmo, Bartel, Rance and Laird this week and will bench Rance as Laird has already played.

Like Derek's idea but can't afford to use a trade just for this purpose.

tuxCS

We have the exact same backline Gherkin haha

Moustachio

Those pods tho…

Matt

Same Delimma for me as well. Got one of Gibson, Bartel, Docherty, Simpson, Shaw to put on the pine. Who should it be? That was my order of preference

Derek

Gibson. The Hawks backline will get real cold on Sunday, won't have to do much

Billioux

Interesting. i only got 17 due to Zorko,wells,stewart,hopper debacle. So collins score sweet as,so to the new big cox.The answer is there grayson,u know the answer.

Matt

Thanks Derek for confirming what I thought as well! Cheers

Grantc

Hoot 130 I'd take that usually but there was a bit of a debate on weather the loophole worked so I didn't want to risk losing my c points, I was very happy it payed off but nowwe know the loophole works I probably wouldn't risk it.

Hoot

thanks for the feedback 😉

I think Geel V's the Saints, id require a 130+ from my VC to not go Patrick.

FlyingHawkAssassin

Pendles, Hanners, Neale all cheap soon. I am indeed aroused. Will be bringing 2'in soon for Wines and Libba which 2 do I pick?

tuxCS

Neale and Pendles for me, I love hannebery but he has a lot of players to contend with in the Sydney midfield. Also less ownership for Neale.

tdesmaele

Likewise. I'm thinking Hanners and Pendles but you can't go wrong with either of the three really.

Gherkin

I've already got Pendles and am looking at Hanners or Neale for after the byes. Leaning towards Neale for a bit of a POD compared to Hanners and he's so consistent (last week aside). Looking at Hanners scores, he's been a beast but dropped of significantly over the last few weeks. Not sure if he just needed a rest with and he'll come out firing after the bye or if it's something else.

Pendles and Neale for mine.

Derek

We all forget what Ross Lyon can do. Pick Neale at your own risk.

Gherkin

Normally i'd agree, Derek. Ross the Boss tends to rest players leading into finals, not likely an issue this year. It seems Barlow was dropped earlier in the year to work on his defensive gam and is now getting 100's as a defensive mid/tagger. Highly doubt Neale will be dropped or rested given Freo's shocking run of injury, I think they've only got 28 fit players to choose from.

Having said that, it IS Ross Lyon so anything is possible I spose.

smart as s

neale is my new favourite player, except for the robbo tag, has been magnificent this season. Not a surprise he is the leading poss getter in the comp.

Derek

good call. I do like that Freo play 4 of their last 5 games at home.

Derek

BUT, 6 of their last 7 are against top 8 teams. Hmmmmmmmm

Derek

I planned to trade Collins to Rance next week, that won't be happening now.

Is Tom Lee injured or omitted?

Juzzy

Hi Derek,
The best laid plans … then this round.
My backline looks ok so I was hoping to keep Collins as bench cover going forward. Smiling after tonight.
Having said that… if you have another def as bench cover why not go to Rance ?
I know your views on cash generation but if you think Rance will outscore Collins by 30 to 50 pts per round for the next few weeks, and it helps you through next weeks bye, then I reckon pull the trigger.
P.S. If Lee is your bench cover hold. He wont be back for a few weeks.

Juzzy

Hold Collins I mean 🙂

Derek

good call.

My defence is currently: Shaw, Laird, Bartel, McVeigh, Rich, BSmith (Collins, Lee) – plus Joyce in Mids.

Was going to upgrade Collins to Rance and then loop Rich, BSmith & Joyce as D6.

Collins good form plus hold for cash generation, changes the plan a bit. Collins has bye next week. Still have 11 trades after this week.

Maybe upgrade Rich next week to Rance, then upgrade Collins to Doch in a few more weeks? And still keep BSmith at D7.

All week to think about it, unless Rich gets chopped this week.

Juzzy

Shaw, Bartel,, Rich, Lee, Collins …
All not playing next week.

Cool swingsets but I wouldn't be relying on Joyce.

If the rest of your team is in good order then I would bring in a proven defender next week.

Derek

I'll have 19 next week

Mudguts

Pendles 87, Dawson 85. Huh?

medadsson

Try not to think about it. It will fry your brain.

Gherkin

Buckley said Pendles was crook in his presser. Probably explains his lowish score. As for AA, full back Dawson. I can't explain his low score. Should bounce back after his bye.

Billioux

Zac d6 for sure now glad held.. Sorry to jump on old theme.