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The Standing Room – ROUND 17

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Suffering.

pain

There is a hell of a lot of it out there this weekend. The carnage is savage. It is widespread. It has touched us all.

It’s been a good weekend for John Rossi – he snatched the weekly CoachKings $1000 in the last contest of the weekend!

John Rossi takes it out

How are you coping with this injury onslaught folks?


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jezzahill

Looks like a Deledio to Z. Merrett trade coming up this week. Can't trust Deledio's body anymore.

Kev

Read on the afl site this morning that they'll likely put him on ice until 2017 with the playing the kids now a priority.

Choppy

Par score?

pod

2200-2250 if my score any guide

Danners

2150-2200 by the looks of it

Grahame Lebroy

Wish I went Zac instead of Lids last week….Ah well. Geez of gone against my gut instinct in favour of some safe 'logically' decisions at times this year and its cost me. Lessons learnt for years ahead I guess.
1460 from 13 players so far, some big tons needed today

pod

Lids is a star, unfortunately he's unsound like a top class racehorse with bad tendons. With his class, he could win a brownlow if he could stay on the park for a full season.

Tommo09

1332/14
Absolutely shocking
Bad scores: Barlow (injured), Neale, Buddy, Hannebery, Austin, Wells, Goldy, Collins, JJ, Hall
Good scores: Parker, Danger, Martin (C), Pendles
8 premos left
Hoping and praying for 2200

tuxCS

In the same position, Tommo, its been a bad week for us

pod

1757, 17 played including Danger as C. I thank the SC Gods for Selwood, Lynch, Zach & Dusty, as without them I would be doomed. And on this day of Gods, may Zorko, Doch, Joey, Heater, & Gaff be blessed and go forth. Amen.

He Man

How long do they reckon Lids is out for?

bUCKET__

Thinking that Lids for Buddy is on the cards next…

SCaddict

For those with a healthy piggy bank Dusty and Zerrett look the go to options. But those strapped for cash will need to look at the Buddys, JJKs, Montys and NRoos etc. Perhaps Dahl may be back next week too listed as 1-2 weeks on last week's injury list??

bUCKET__

I've got Dusty Zerrett Zorko Montags & Hall. Dahl is another option I'm thinking about

poloko48

1546 from 15, Simmo, Williams, Ward, Priddis, Gawn, Zorks, Heater to come. Proj 2290, but with all the carnage this round I'll be happy to get 2200+. What does everyone think par will be this week?

hedski

1614 with danger cap have doch simmo priddis gawn joey zorko shaw and ward to come.
Happy with gaz to the bont but barlow is gonna hurt.

Dean

2568?

hedski

Yeah mate stoked

CapTkAos

I've always tried to play with the "stick by your premos" theory, but barlow and wells look to have finally torched my arse. Will probably bring in merrett next week for barlow. Dahl will get really cheap really fast when he comes back. But I'm not sure I have the kohones left to run with yet another premo returning from injury. Lessons learnt for next year…….
1. There is only room for one ross lyons player. Fyfe.
2. When a player with a long history of injuries gets another one, straight out.

Southern S

Fyfe barely reliable enough to pick either.

Southern S

What I mean is Neale is probably a wiser pick over Fyfe.

I N Pieman

Oh dear lord the pain. Savage. That is all

reff

times they are a changing , with proven fantasy pigs Gaz , Lids , Rocky & co , finding it harder to stay on the park , its time to start looking @ the new breed of oinkers such as Lynch , Docherty , Neale & the like to carry the burden of our fantasy teams from next year ..

SCaddict

Currently tracking towards 2400+ according to the projections – not that they're worth the paper they're written on ha ha.

But countless times have I headed into a Sunday in pretty decent shape only for it all to unravel in the final 3 games. So I'll just be happy enough to get through the next 8 hours with no major injuries.

pod

Nice score in horrible round, do you have Bartel/Laird?

SCaddict

Have Laird so praying like everyone else that he's back next week.

Started the season with Jimmy but traded him to Jelwood back in Rd3 or 4. I was actually one of his few proponents in the preseason as many seemed to think he was old and washed up but I lost patience early. Was somewhat ruing that decision for much of the season but it's worked out ok lately.

hedski

Same addict I'm playing you in true believers league. You have 6 points on me and it comes down to your kedge and rocky versus my doch and ward.
Will be very tight good luck.

SCaddict

I reckon you've got me hedski. Can't see Kedge achieving his projection given his recent form. Also believe Ward is overdue for a huge game. Giants will be all riled up after last week's humiliation and should take out their frustrations on the lowly Lions.

Almost traded in Ward this week but thought I'd go Titch instead for the hell of it ha ha.

Alas RIP True Believers league. I doubt I'll be recreating that league next season as I reckon the Gaz era is officially over! 🙁

SCaddict

Looks like I was wrong on Kedge. Happy for the change in menu to the 60s he'd been dishing up the past month. 🙂

hedski

Played well. I've got a few up on you now……come on Ward!!

SCaddict

Indeed another huge game from the Doc as loose man in defence.

Harry

Have to admit I was wrong on Zerrett. Even worse since I'm a Dons man!!!! History shows young players drop off towards the end but clearly Zerrett and Bont are freaks and exceptions to the rule. Instead I chose Zaha thinking the experienced player will step up, and now he's playing as well as a rotten potato

pod

Looking to next year, how do you see Zach fitting into the midfield, or not.. imo, the Bombers have a new superstar!! If you're a betting man, back the Bombers to go all the way.

SCaddict

It's hard to see how he won't be a great performer next season. With that tremendous running power and ability to find and use the footy he should be a premium scorer wherever he plays or whomever he plays with. A young player who's only going to get better you'd think.

Hopefully he keeps that FWD/MID DPP status though.

pod

I saw a game from 2014 recently, he showed his potential then. The Bombers are licking their lips, early draft pick, the signing of most senior players, and Zach. 2017 looks good.

Harry

He has to be stable in the mids now. Depends on whether Jobe comes back but I would say a starting midfield of Jobe, Heppell and Zerrett is pretty strong with Zaha, Goddard, Stanton, Parish, Myers, Bird, and whoever our high draft pick is rotating through there. The mids look strong. We need to keep Hurley though as losing him and Hibberd would hurt.

Zerrett should be a genuine superstar IMO. He and Heppell will carry the team for the next few years.

Derek

Not sure what I was thinking yesterday. Had VC on Dusty vs Essendon, for some reason thought I'd be clever and put it on Delidio in case dusty got tagged. Oh well. Going to C Gawn.

Shake n bake

I'm thinking Gawn should be good for 100+ so you should be ok!

Col

Haven't saints been pretty good at limiting opposition ruck SC points?

pod

Looks like a good call Col. Gawn about 15 points first quarter.. needs to lift.

SCaddict

It could be a nervous watch on the Gawnster as C. Hopefully he doesn't have one of his few stinkers and tons up at the very least.

pod

How about Stef Martin v Mumford, reckon Stef might be off his game, Mumford will run thru him!!

SCaddict

I'm expecting an ugly day for the Lions but you never know.

Derek

Not started too good

Saalih

1367 from 13 played with danger as captain. Didn't have balls to put dusty as captain but was tempted. Have had many players flop like Neale, hanners, rance, deledio and wells. I have docherty, Simpson, montagna, jack steven, zorko, zac williams, ward, shaw and gawn left so I hope I can maybe crack 2400 but will probably get 2250 knowing my luck.

I have 176k in bank and full premo team but no decent bench cover. Problem is only have 3 trades left and will probably have to trade deledio to merret. I would only have 2 trades and around 120-130k. Not sure whether to trade Gresham to motlop and use him for dpp Cover and then upgrade Ruggles soon to a defender at around 420k.

My bench players are Ruggles, Collins, Gresham, trengove, stewart, grimley, rose and philips.

Thoughts?

Col

If Deledio is gone, obvious needs replacement. I'd be keeping your final 2 trades for injury replacements only, otherwise you might end up with premo players on your bench in the finals – hard to win finals when you have $1,000,000s sitting broken on your bench (speaking from experience)

Saalih

Yeah I don't have merret so he is the obvious replacement. I guess I'll just have to hold what I've got and pray for the best.

andy_89

Ward, Shaw or Steven for the C today? Had the VC on Danger but need huge score (170+) to win my league match-up

Saalih

I would probably go shaw against Brisbane but never know who mitch Robinson will go on. Jack steven is always a threat and ward isn't in great for and rarely goes big. So I would say shaw just ahead of steven.

Derek

One of my big mistakes this year was not getting either of Simpson or Docherty. Just kept thinking they couldn't keep it up. This is after having Simpson all last year.

They are both 70+ at half time.

Neverweaken

Think of what they will cost next year. I've had Docherty since the start. But hate paying massive dollars for a defender.

Boltons Blue

if they are pumping 110s+ all year, they could be 600k and id pay it

pod

Doch smack bang on his b/e.. that will hurt those who were hoping to get him this week.

SCaddict

We should get some huge discounts on midfield guns like Fyfe, Beams, Bennell, O'Meara, Swallow and perhaps even Watson and HepD etc.

This should allow us to spend more of the cap on our backline although paying $1.2M for say Shaw and Doc will still feel steep.

Southern S

Has been fantastic having three premos defenders that are set and forget this year.

Bells E Bubb

Priddis – Has not touched it in the last. Goose.

Neverweaken

What happened to Kennedy. 2 goals but a whole 39 points for the game!!

pod

2 goals, 7 kicks, 1 handball, 5 marks, at 62% eff.

Boltons BLues

I was thinking pre Carlton game to taking Dunkleys 99 and putting Crippa on the pine, at HT i was kicking myself, but what a massive 2nd half from him, 23 at HT, solid 80 point 2nd half

pod

dodged a bullet

tuxCS

Just realized that i have 9 players who've scored under 85, pretty abysmal considering that 7 of those players are premiums. (two were my bench cover for Laird and Bartel.

Derek

need Gawn and Jody to score 218 to win my main league

SCaddict

Which league is this? Not sure how you figure that equation with Big Maxy as C.

Better 2nd qtr but still with plenty of work to do to finish with his 117 projection.

Joey had a nice first half and hopefully on track to ton up.

Derek

They also have Gawn but not C

SCaddict

Fair enough. Need them to combine for about 65 after scaling in that last qtr so touch and go.

Derek

Will be very close

Tommo09

2150 below par community?

Derek

Might be off the pace. I'm headed for 2300 but looking like only winning 4/10 leagues

SCaddict

Fraid so Tommo especially with popular defenders Simmo and Doc going large in the last game as well as Kedge tonning up.

I'm now on track for around 2450 but will still probably lose to hedski in one of my leagues.

A lot of coaches will probably score in the 2200-2300 range if not higher.

Derek

I'm against Dexter in a league. He is looking at a score 2500+

SCaddict

Hedski is having a monster too as Ward is obliterating the Lions as expected. Was a bargain buy sub $500K last week.

Southern S

That's fairly low I'm looking at 2350 with scores of 64, 58, 67, 61, 68 and another 67 included.

I'd expect some big scores this week if people dodged some of those premos scoring poorly.

Boltons BLues

nearly the same, 2300 with Rance (67) Lids (67) Collins (58) Neale (76) Wells (61) Hall (78) and Sheil and Shaw not in the 80 odd region

tuxCS

Because im so strapped for cash and i have to trade Deledio out, im strongly considering Jeremy Howe. Only 3.8 percent ownership, and whilst it may just be the collingwood fan in me talking, he's looking bloody good playing as a rebounding defender

Boltons BLues

If Shaw and Shiel rock up in the 2nd half, i could get 2300 this week which would be nice

Saalih

Par this week? I'd say around 2300 but hard to tell.

SCaddict

Yeah a piece of p1$$ in the end. Well done!

Derek

Only 29 in front. Will be real close. Come down to scaling

Derek

12 pts in front before scaling. Close

Neverweaken

Gonna just come in under 2400. Not bad with Wells, Rance and Kennedy. Kennedy is the one that hurts. And having Ruggles on the bench for Rance. Think Ruggles might be my D6 after this.

Top hawk

That's not too bad. I reckon anything above 2350 will be above par. Lids and Barlow were my liabilities this round, but I did hit the jackpot with dusty as VC this round. Grabbed his score faster than blowflies are attracted to sh-it. Hopefully will nudge 2450 this week.

Tommo09

2263
Terrible
Lots of bad scores but a good day today

SCaddict

Finished with 2524.

But congrats to hedski aka DangrsDanglBerries who killed it with 2568. Prepare to soar up the rankings buddy!

Top hawk

Massive score by Hedski! Been trolling through all my leagues and that is the biggest score that I have seen by some margin. Awesome stuff.

Derek

Dexter was around that number

hedski

Thanks toppa been needin a big one wonder what par will be?

Nifty

Well done Addict, you touched me up in Low Expectations & to Dangrs for touching me up in League of Losers.. Great scores guys..

hedski

Cheers Nifty stoked

Nifty

Damn, looks like I've got you again this week in True Believers….. Ut oh..

hedski

Never know what each week will dish up this year Nifty been pullin my hair out most weeks.

hedski

Cheers sc was tight game was hoping for 2400 this morning so stoked with score. Best for year maybe a PB actually.
Think you'll be goin up too.
Am @ 5k now, aim is top 1k and leagues.
Barlow will hurt me though, Zerret seems like a no brainer if he's gone.
Woo hoo (click/skol)

Saalih

2395 and ranked 333. Will I go up in ranks?

smart as s

no way, 2500 par for top 500

Ben

2500 will not be top 500 par…

Saalih

Doubt that. Many people in top 500 have laird bartel rance hannebery deledio wells Barlow Neale etc. Though I wouldn't be surprised if I fell a little bit but I'm hoping to maybe go into low 300s or maybe if I'm super lucky into the 200s

Top hawk

That is BS mate. I reckon that at least 5 of the top 10 coaches would not have cracked 2500 this round.

Top hawk

No Saalih. You will likely slip slightly with that score. Nothing to loose sleep over as it is still a very solid result. Good luck for the last 6 rounds. Definately still in the hunt for the glittering prize.

Derek

Good work. Hold your place I think

Beezneez

Finished with 2489 – my highest score since my 2413 in round 3. Will take me below the 1000 ranking again (previously 220 in early rounds). Tossed up between Hanners, Neale, Sloane, Bontempelli and Ward for Ablett. Unfortunately went for Hanners.

Swans2012

2265 with a laird donut, can't complain considering lids rich etc….. Rich becomes d7 this week thank god…happy with Ablett to ward… Points and cash, tick tick

Shake n bake

Lucky I played you last week Hedski! I got 2437 ranked 370 so not sure if I'll go up at all in the ranks? I was stubborn & didn't trade out Libba & started Davis who got 78. Still 8 trades so hope to still make inroads!!

pod

With 8 trades you'll give it a shake, Libba will be good M9

Shake n bake

Was very close of doing Libba to Cripps but with Davis getting 78 I just kept his score & saved my trade. Would have made an extra 24 pts. And love Carltons last 4 game.

hedski

Ha ha. Story of my year shaker, you can never win the matchup you need that week.
Did Gaz to The Bont so was happy there. Lost Barlow 🙁

Shake n bake

Well awsome score this week! The Bont is on fire!

poloko48

2341 and pretty happy with that considering some of my premos off colour:

Top 5 scores:
Dusty 152
Ward 143
Danger 140
Zerrett 138
Gawn 124

Bottom 5 scores:
Brand 48
Collins 58
Wells 61
Lids 67
Hanners 68

Anyone know how long Lids is out for? If long term thinking Lids OUT, swing Zerrett to FWD, bring in Pendles.
It's my last trade so need to make it count so playing it safe.
Good move? Or hold onto Lids if only 1-2 weeks out?

Matt

Managed a 2337 but kicking myself that I was unexpectedly out all day Saturday and forgot to take Danger's score as VC and ended up missing almost 100 pts because my C Goldy spudded up.

Shake n bake

U only lost 47pts!

Matt

Nope, Goldy as C = 186 pts, Danger as C = 280 pts

SCaddict

It may seem like that but SnB is actually right … only cost you a net difference of 47pts.

2 X Danger 280 plus Goldy 93 = 373 vs 2 X Goldy 186 plus Danger 140 = 326

i.e. diff = 47pts

Choppy

A lot of people seem to trip up on the understanding of that. I had to draw my mate a friggen diagram to illustrate it!

Derek

I played against Madcats, managed a 1pt win. But he had Zac Dawson on field. I salute you Madcats.

Top hawk

I love 1 point wins! hehehehe. Madcats will be a mad hatter tonight for playing Zac the sack of scheit.

Shake n bake

Won 9 out my 10 leagues the 1 I lost the team I played had the highest I had 2 highest. Oh well.

pod

I'm thinking having Zac is the madness, Derek you have to give Madcats scheit

Hubba

Keays was loophole … bl00dy leppitsch… lucky i scraped through a win. But it had cost me nearly 200 pts and vital percentage in my prime league … anyone else get caught out ?

The Ranger

That hurts Hubba, I nearly did the same thing but put Philips onfield on Sat arvo which saved me!

TRIGGER HAPPY

Finished just over 2400.
How Sheil can have 35 possies and only score 94 is perplexing.
Pretty happy had hannas, lids, wells and laird so collins.
So 4 60's and 2400 yep will take that,.
Nice score hedski.

Shake n bake

& at 74% with a goal!

hedski

Thanks trigger Barlow on track for another 50 points and I mighta cracked 2600!
That's just greedy.

Southern S

Any ineffective disposal is worth zero.

Not to be confused with a clanger that is minus 4 points.

A kick to a contest under 40 metres is also worth zero.

Moustachio

Handballs, uncontested possies a factor too

Leeds17

Unfortunately when the game was still somewhat on the line he was off with a ankle knock, I reckon a lot of his best possessions were deemed junk time.

I've noticed a couple guys like Sheil, Gray, T Mitchell, ect do get hurt by not being long kicks that under 40M to a contest kick can really kill them.

Hubba

Maybe not 200…actually 100.. but still annoying

In the Nick of Time

2346 with a Laird donut – reasonable score for a fortnight full of carnage (Ablett, Wells, Dahl, LIbba, Bartel etc)? Looking just to maintain a place within the top 10,000 after my first season of SC.

johnno2908

How many trades will everyone have left after this week. Surely Deledio and Barlow are gone?

Shake n bake

Don't have Lids or Barlow! Hope McGovern thumb is ok thou! I have 8 trades left.

Hubba

3. No lids or barlow.

red5

4

Derek

I have Delidio and 5 trades

Simmo_mate

I have 7 trades with lids, libba, bartel and laird

Davonaise

No trades left after this week 🙂 hit a lot of land mines this season

poloko48

With you shortly Davonaise, 1 left which I will prob use to go Lids-Pendles via DPP with Zerrett going fwd.

johnno2908

A guy in one of my leagues ranked 250th overall has ablett on the bench. Hoping the same thing has happened to a few of the blokes at the top

SCaddict

Yeah we will start seeing shipwrecked sides in our leagues now. Those who kept trades will soon fly up the rankings as injuries to popular promos transpire and will overtake all those teams who traded their @rses off CrouchingTiger style.

I'm down to just one trade myself. 🙁

hedski

I will be after Barlow

Nifty

Hold Barlow, I have you again this week in True Believers…

hedski

If he's out for season I'll probably go Zerret and have one trade in the hole.

Derek

I have 5 left but not much good when I'm 10,000+

johnno2908

I have 6 left and ranked 30th overall. Decided to keep rich to conserve the trade, but relatively crap week scoring 2425. Now over 400 points off the lead and hoping. Deledio got to go this week

Derek

You are still a big chance. Well done to keep trades

Rivo

Happy to sneak home on 2378 with Laird's donut and somehow win all my leagues. At last some respite from a horrible few weeks.

Southern S

Docherty moves into no.1 defender position. Closely followed by Shaw

SCaddict

Well deserved. He's been rock solid all season.

By time I cottoned on he was out of my price range without compromising my team elsewhere. I do have him in my RDT and AFL Fantasy sides though so I guess 2/3 comps ain't that bad.

The Ranger

2330 which I'm trying to be happy about.
Those with more than six trades should be licking their lips…

johnny_z

Biggest mistake made this year was trying to pick PODs. Most over rated thing I reckon. Although no disasters if I went with what "everyone had" would've been much better off.

Still ranked about 100 but pretty much over for my team…

Dean

ranked 100 overall is far from over mate unless you have Lids & Barlow with no trades, then your screwed.

Moustachio

If you had pods and everyone's players got injured/missed/spudded… Then your players would be okay. That is the whole point of a pod, it's a gamble that can let you ride up.

PS lids was never gonna be a pod)

johnny_z

600 points off the leader makes things hard dean, with 6 rounds to go, very tough. Have Lids, laird and Bartel hurt me this week. Got 6 trades but hard to catch leaders now. Everyone's team is very similar

Ben

Have some faith johnny. I've jumped up around 50 places within the top 100 this week and would kill for 6 trades. It can be done

Ben

Sorry that was meant to say in the last 3 weeks

hedski

31st for the week.
Woo hoo.
5k up to 2900.
1 trade after Barlow.
Woo hoo.

SCaddict

That's a cracking weekly rank.

That should give you a spring in your step when you waltz into work tomorrow!

Derek

Nice