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RD18: The Heroes, The Villains & The Damned

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Big Carl CoachKings CommunityRedemption, Community. This round was all about redemption.

First we had to endure the drama surrounding the Daniel Wells late fitness test on Friday night. But he got up for the match and promptly pumped out a ton.

Then a Brisbane pair emerged from the shadows to reaffirm their statuses as scoring monoliths.

Tom Rockliff and Stef Martin absolutely took Essendon to the cleaners, rewarding their owners with more than 300 points between them. Many had the balls to put the big C on Rocky following Danger’s below-par 110, and it paid off handsomely.

Those enjoying the CoachKings contest on Sunday would have been handsomely rewarded if they had the Brisbane pair in their side, as well as Zach Merrett (123) and Brendon Goddard (180).

Nadia playing out the Tonsley Hotel in South Australia reaped the benefits of giving the half time CoachKings Rev-Up to Rocky – sweeping home in the last CoachKings contest of the weekend to snag the $1000 for the highest score of the round. It was also Nadia’s first contest win at the Tonsey – she’s off to their Venue Final on Semi Final weekend.

The Heroes

Tom Rockliff (154 SC) Back to his best. It was against Essendon, mind you, but you have to love the way Rocky just accumulates the pill. Had it 38 times.  Since returning from injury in round 11, has been averaging a whopping 130 SC per match. Very impressive numbers.  Must be considered.

Jack Steven (150 SC) While consistency has been a minor issue this season, there is no denying this bloke has a massive ceiling. His top four scores this season have been 170, 164, 150 and 148. Well on his way to becoming an uber premium, provided he can eliminate scores such as 52 in Round 15 and 60 in Round 7.

Matt Priddis (141 SC) Was like a pig in mud in the wet and slippery conditions of Domain Stadium. Registered a whopping 16 tackles on his way to his second biggest score of the season. Is coming good at the right time, especially with league finals around the corner.

Honourable mentions:
Brendon Goddard (152 SC), Bryce Gibbs (148 SC), Patrick Cripps (137 SC), Sam Mitchell (134 SC), Corey Enright (136 SC), Zach Merrett (135 SC), Max Gawn (131 SC), Jimmy Bartel (130 SC), Joel Selwood (128 SC), Luke Shuey (127 SC), Jack Gunsten (127 SC), Josh P Kennedy (127 SC), Tom Lynch (126 SC), Kade Simpson (125 SC).

The Villains

Dan Hannebery (76 SC) Two weeks in a row. WTF, Dan? Just when everyone was raving about his consistency, he dishes this filth out two matches on the trot. How ironic. Hopefully can bounce back in time for our league finals.

Rory Laird (71 SC) Like his side, simply had an off night. Failed to rack up the pill as much as he usually does and there wasn’t as much of that trademark run off halfback.

Leigh Montagna (64 SC) Is Father Time finally catching up with Joey? A pretty disappointing outing, particularly with his side performing so well. Still, not many other forward options that are averaging much higher at the minute.

Honourable mentions:
Rory Sloane (82 SC).

 

The Redeemers

Stef Martin (162 SC) That’s the Stef we know and love. After struggling for weeks after that horror concussion, he seems to be back to his prolific best. Finally displaying the form we saw from him last season. With Goldy currently struggling, could be a great POD during league finals.

Daniel Wells (105 SC) Was in serious doubt heading into his match with an injury concern and last minute fitness test. But to his credit, he managed to get up and enjoyed a very solid outing indeed. Well done, Daniel.

Daniel Rich (113 SC) Registered his first ton since Round 9. Was particularly impressive considering he had registered a pair of 60s in his previous two matches. But the majority of smart coaches have most likely already offloaded him.

Honourable mentions:
 Lachie Neale (109 SC), Alex Rance (100 SC), Christian Petracca (99 SC).

The Prodigies

Ryan Clarke (99 SC) Looked good. Very good in fact. Knows how to find the pill this kid. Had 27 touches playing an outside role. Was on the bubble too, rewarding his owners with a strong price rise.

Sam Menegola (97 SC) A late inclusion and he did not disappoint in his debut match. Mature age player who would have debuted earlier in the season had he not been struck down by injury. Keep an eye on him this week before bringing him in. Job security would be somewhat of an issue, also.

Aaron Francis (86 SC) Can play the game, this kid. Took some lovely grabs and looked at home at AFL level. Reads the play nicely. Why have Essendon taken so long to give him a chance? Will be good bench cover heading into league finals, provided he again excels next week.

Honourable mentions:
Sam Naismith (76 SC), Shane Yarren (61 SC).

The Damned

Chad Wingard (61 SC) Has struggled to capture the form that was his trademark in previous seasons.  Gave us a brief glimmer of hope mid-season with three tons in a row, before returning to his ordinary ways. If you have him, time for him to go.

David Zaharakis (52 SC) Who seriously thought it was a good idea to trade this man into their sides? Is beginning to redefine the word “mediocrity” with continuous performances like this.  The only positive is he will be cheap as chips next year and the attention will be off him as Essendon regains their full squad.

Tom Liberatore (56 SC) Those who held him would be cursing their decision. The Bulldogs endured a horror match on Saturday night,  with a shock loss to the Saints compounded by losing two more players to season-ending injuries. Libba’s poor performance added insult to injury.

Honourable mentions:
Sam Kerridge (45 SC).

Another Hero: Peter J Higginbotham


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Cameron

With Hall out, praying for Dahlhaus to get named….
Somebody please give me some good news!

jezzahill

With Wallis out I would assume he's a lock to come back in this week.

Rooster XXX

Big assumption to make. I would say he is extremely unlikely. Wallis injury have absolutely no bearing on likelihood of Dahl playing. Dahl is clearly best 22 so when fit he plays regardless of who is or isn't injured. Just because Wallis is injured and our for the season isn't going to result in Dogs risking Dahl if he is not ready to play.

Dean

Rooster – Granted Wallis injury wont make a difference to Dahlhaus return.
However that being said Bevo has stated that Dahlhaus will be ready for the Geelong game (Round 19)
Bevo has stated that for the past 2 weeks, so that being said it's highly likely that Dahlhaus will be playing this week.

Big G

Any update on Lids? Should I downgrade to Roo or Buddy if not playing this week?

Steeeve

I too would love to know if he's playing this week. Silvagni as cover is not cutting it!

dan

last thing i heard is no time frame on his injury sounds ike he has to go

Chill

Round 16: 'Wow I really need to get rid of Kerridge, just gotta fix up a few things first'
Round 17: 'Keeping Kerridge was the best decision of my life, next week i'll hold Deledio and play Kerridge on field!'
Round 18: 'Kerridge, you piece of sh*t'

Beezneez

I believe he copped a shoulder injury which slowed him down a little.

Beezneez

Make that slowed down a lot.

Jambo

I rocked it last round. I scored 2375! Oh boy, woweee!

Shake n bake

Ranked 220 steadily going up my only trade this week looks like Libba to Cripps should have did it 2 weeks ago! Have 6 trades left with $350k in the kitty. How is everybody else travelling?

Derek

going good SnB.

Is Cripps the best avaliable?

SCaddict

Not my personal choice but he has been in ripping form lately. And how's this for a Supercoach finals run for the Blues:

Saints
Lions
Dees
Dons (SC GF)

So the Cripps acquisition is not as questionable as it may seem and would obviously be a significant POD and he's still great value at $482K. Although I'd still go for a proven ultra premo myself. Higgo has him and was a significant contributing factor to his whopping score of 2609 on the weekend.

Steeeve

I like him. Came home flying last year and is hitting good form. That said, I'm likely waiting a week and plucking Sloane for under $550k.

Shake n bake

He will be used as my M9 this week with emg on him. Blues play early so can loophole. If he stinks it I'll trade Davis to I think Kennedy.

JRod

nice position you are in. I have both Cripps and Libba in M8 & M9 respectively, with 5 trades left (2 needed in DEF). Wanted to trade Libba because he is stinking it up but now considering loophole the two for remainder of the season.

Dean

S&B I can see the logic in picking someone like Cripps who has scored 102 against Crows, 103 against WCE and 137 against Sydney and with Hawthorn, Saints, Lions, Melbourne & Essendon to play you might be on a decent POD.

Well spotted and wish you all the best mate.

SCaddict

Well done Higgo who blitzed it over the weekend with an insane 2609 and a weekly rank of 34th!

He should be up and about in tomorrow's poddie (and giving it to the ole Jockster) soaring up the rankings to 789th. 🙂

Derek

cream rises to the top

Tagger

Which teams have heavy taggers?

Steeeve

Been looking to upgrade Ollie Wines before finals and I've found the perfect option.
Easy run home? Tick.
Usually ultra consistent? Tick.
In form? Tick.
Finally going to drop in price? Tick.

Welcome to my team Rory Sloane.

Just need to decide whether to bring him in this week (v Essendon) because it seems a shame to trade Ollie Wines out when he's playing Brisbane. Also Sloane's set for another price drop unless he hits 150+.

SCaddict

I'd probably hold off one more week if you can, but the Sloane Ranger is definitely the one to get in imho, either this week or next.

Steeeve

Planning to wait another week. Will have to wait and see what's happening with Lids anyway, I expect I'll have to trade him out

SCaddict

I'd also try to get The Chad off your field and either trade his @rse out completely or loophole him if you can, in case he does go large.

Just too big a risk of him crapping his jocks and yours just like he did last weekend.

Steeeve

Yep hoping I can afford Dahlhaus (once he's back) without sacrificing the Chad.
I'm not happy with him but seriously who should I go to? I have Dusty, Zerrett, Zorko, Wells and Lids so the main other option would be Joey Montagna. He's not exactly setting the world on fire. At least Wingard's poor score was in heavy rain and wind, Joey just plain crapped the bed.
Only KPP I'd consider is Buddy who has North in round 22 then Richmond (Rance) in round 23…

Danners

Wines has just found some form, so HOLD

Steeeve

That's the thing, he played well yesterday and wound up with an 85. Contested beast, tackling machine, but can't put up the scores I'm after. Will see how he goes this week before making any changes.

brightsidefx

Dusty went big against Essendon, then Rocky did. Waiting until next week could be dangerous, I can definitely see Sloane putting up 150+

Saundo

What the hell is going on with Hodge? Rested in the last quarter! Shit house 62

SCaddict

Some coaches would have been tempted to bring him in after the round Gaz and Libba got hurt as a value POD premo but he's been bit of a burnman since. He usually performs well at Aurora so hopefully he can turn it around against the Blues this weekend.

In less than 2% of teams right now so not proving to be a good POD at the moment.

Chill

Traded out Libba and Ablett to Parker and Hodge. hmm…

Saundo

Yeah I'd love to trade Hodge out but only got 1 trade left ! He's obviously being nursed for finals.

tuxCS

Libba and ablett were going to JPK and Priddis at one point, but i wanted to get a POD in, and i really like Sloane. So basically i made the exact wrong decision, it was one of the two and i chose the wrong one. Hopefully i come back next year stronger.

Hoot

You'd do it again. The river can turn any direction. Unlucky.

Danners

Getting long in the tooth

johnno2908

Had all 4 villains. Luckily i chose to spend the extra cash on Zerrett instead of going Buddy.

God

I have 3 trades left with Hall on my bench still.
Mitch Robinson is on field now but when I trade Hall out he will become my M9/F7
I'd like to hear your thoughts on my proposal
With my remaining three trades i can trade:
Hall –> Jack Gunston
Mathieson –> Rookie
Collins –> Heath Shaw

If I was to make these 3 trades I would then have cover on every line except rucks as I have Robinson (mid/fwd) and a defender most likely Bartel (def/mid).

My main worry is that Goldy looks like he needs a rest and I'd have to cop a donut if he was to miss as I would have no trades left.
The positive of these trades is that I would have the ability to loophole both of my bench players to hopefully score better.

Thoughts community??

Steeeve

Tell ya what wouldn't mind Jack Trengove getting another run soon. He was my plan to get cover, but can't upgrade him at this price.

Big M

Very happy with result of both players I brought in this week – Selwood & Gunston

1 trade left, do I go the BIG BANG to be full Premo (minus 1) or hold that last for any injury
Hmm decisions decisions

Ur so bad

How the f$&k aren't you full premo

MZD

Who's more important to trade out ; Libertore, Blicavs or Petracca?

Steeeve

Anyone you have on the field is the priority.

He Man

Liberatore to Neale OR
Davis to Shiel, Scully or Montagna and loophole with Liberatore for finals?

Boltons Blues

I've got hall with no cover and 1 trade left, I held and won by 30 points this week in a money league with 1 less player, can I do it again? I've got rose and Phillips, Collingwood were touched and another concussion to smith might see Phillips return (unless injury I'm unaware of) rose I don't see getting a gig anytime soon, this is for a top 4 spot aswell.
9k in the bank btw can't afford much

Alex

Howe Dpp, Wells Dpp or Gunston?????

Steeeve

I have Wells and am definitely keeping him. But you'd need big plumbs to actually bring him in. Brittle like an old flower pot.

micky

community, who is the better option tobring in for hall
gunston or n.riewoldt
thx

jezzahill

Gunston

Tommo09

This week should I trade Petracca to a premo as he will be at F6 until Hall comes back?
If so, who?
I have Martin, Wells, Zorko, Roo, Buddy, Petracca (HALL, Long)
Also, is there any chance Austin will get dropped so I can loophole?
Scored 2478 last round to move up to 3900

The Ranger

Top work shem! Good luck mate.

Ben

Similar situation here. Just hoping that alot in the top 50 are low on trades too. Good luck

johnno2908

Great work and good luck for the remainder. 5 weeks left anything could happen.

Josh

Great stuff. Btw I wouldn't go around advertising you have left as your competitors could potentially use that info to their advantage in the last few weeks.

It's probably won't be a big deal but I maintain even the slightest edges as it could make or break $50K.

The guy coming 1st operates at least two teams so could get disqualified if he's found to be effectively cheating.

Josh

*advertising how many trades you have left (I meant).

Davo

Justice with this Raj bloke to be honest. Good work PieMan

The Ranger

I'm another that went for Hanners over JPK. There wasn't much to suggest it was a bad move!

Alex

Jeremy Howe or Gunston? And why?

Moustachio

In the forward line? Gunston. Says gun right in the name so can't go wrong.

Dean

Gunston because I got rid of Hall to Gunstan this week and I think he is the best option if you have Martin, Merrett, Zorko and Joey, I don't really like having Full Forward's such as Franklin & Kennedy because they are more often then not very inconsistent although Franklin has done exceptionally well this season.

Andrew

GUNston. Reason…. he's a gun

Hubba

Howe can spud it up. Gunston is more consistent.

Steeeve

Would love to know what your starting team looked like! If you have it saved anywhere…

Moustachio

Great stuff shem! I am at 16 and am hoping others in the top 10 are also running low so that I can step up and claim $1k at least! May the SC gods wreak havoc upon you all =p

johnno2908

I am 20th and only found out last week that it got paid to 10th haha. So every decision now feels even more pressure as I did not think there was much chance I could win.

SCaddict

Good on ya johno. Please tell us you only have one team entered? 🙂

5 weeks is a long time to go so hopefully injuries and POD performances go your way. Of course if one or two coaches above you get disqualified for essentially double dipping that won't hurt either.

johnno2908

Only 1 team entered. Used 2 trades last week which leaves 4 for the last 5 weeks. Hopefully none this week. Bought in Merrett and Lycett for the ruck cover

Dean

Just a query community I thought Brent Harvey won't break Tuck's record unless North made it through the preliminary or Grand Final because it states he has had 419 games on the Fan Footy site.

However on the AFL website is stating that Harvey's 427th record breaking game is this week against St Kilda in a article titled "PETRIE IN DOUBT FOR HARVEY'S RECORD BREAKER."
Here is the article: http://www.afl.com.au/news/2016-07-25/drew-petrie

Is this right community?

Steeeve

This week is the record setter mate.

Dean

Cheers Steeeve, yeah I noticed it was all over the North website.

mac

i got two trades left should i save for sideways or get some bench cover

rick

save them

mac

yeh probs will but ive got deledio hall and libba with only silvagni as my forward cover
had to cop a dont this week

Moustachio

Then you don't need bench cover, you need ground cover!

Hubba

Gotta trade then mate. If you're in contention SOJ won't cut the mustard if he's on field at this time of the year . Hall has to go

Hubba

Actually hall and lids are both cooked for the year … trade both

TRIGGER HAPPY

Just heard on the news and I quote:
"That there is no set time frame on Brett deleido's return"
That should set off the alarm bells for anyone who has him – might b put on ice for the rest of 2016.

rick

Bringing in a POD in the fwd line.
Howe, Buddy or T. Lynch (Gold Coast)??

Moustachio

Would not take Howe as a fwd. Got Dusty Zorko Zerrett Wells Gunston?

Leeds17

Assuming you have Dusty, Zorko, Merrett, maybe have a look at Tom Lynch from Adelaide, their next 4 weeks are Essendon, Freo Brisbane & Port.

OverIt

Love having all the villains … killing me 🙁

Blueth

How many trades do people have?
I'm about 2700th with full premo (this week Libba to Selwood) but have gone with a different strategy keeping 7 trades for the finals using the usual late season carnage to shoot me up the rankings.

embak2

Just 1 trade left but sitting 14th overall….risked it to get this far….

Blueth

holy [email protected], worth it

TheAnnointedOne

Hi community,
The conundrum I face heading into finals is Mr Mark Blivcas.
Sure he is getting me my 70-90, but for me it's not enough.
I have Maxwell Gawn…what other ruck, as I have 6 trades and ample $$$
Goldy or Stef Martin???

Leeds17

Grundy or Jacobs? Not a lot of trust in Goldy of Stef tbh.

embak2

Martin for sure….goldy will miss a game before year end

Derek

I have had Blitz from round 5, has been painful.

I was thinking of a sneaky move to NicNat.

Steeeve

When's he back?

Rivo

Great article again Big Carl & well done Higgo!
4 trades and $164k. Carrying Rich & S. Collins at D5 & 6. Plus Deledio & Hall on the pine.
Managed cover this week with Petraca & Naismith but where to now?

Considering Hall to Simpson via swing & Deledio to Gunston.

Trade or Hold? Options?

SCaddict

Well let's see .. there's SCaddict Inc. Addicts Anonymous Pty Ltd, SCA Enterprises .. just off the top of my head. All that I really know is that the parent company is located in Tonga along with a bunch of torrent and other supposedly illegal file sharing sites.

I N Pieman

Gav. Spell that backwards & go get some. You need it

Manuwell

VAG? What is VAG?
I know nothing.
You always say that but I learn, I learn.
I come from Barcelona.
I work for Mr Watt aged forty, no no Mr Fawlty.

MY TWO CENTS

How big is this weekend for milestones?

Surely has to be a record, unprecedented.

embak2

Unbelievable…just boomer alone is amazing. Add to it a geelong record and jimmy 300 and pav 350….wont happen again in the same week

Hubba

Don't forget Boris Enright as well

embak2

Hello community…religiously followed the podcast and pages for years but first time poster.
I am currently sitting 14th overall in the rankings team name Manchester United…and I need to part ways with libba. I have 220k in the bank and currently have Danger Selwood Pendlebury Priddis Parker Ward Rockliff and Libba. Thoughts as to who I should bring in for Libba? Personally am considering kennedy bont and gray but open to other ideas….really stuggling and it will be my biggest trade.

Derek

You have to Hold your last trade. As long as Libba is playing, warm body on field, keep him.

I believe there is still one big injury twist to come this season.

Moustachio

Sloane for points, Bont or Steven for a pod. JPK is doing well now, but its a bit of a slot machine with sydney mids.

If its your last trade tho, I would hold.

Disclaimer: I am 2 spots below you and want your spot =p

Andrew

Get a different team name haha. But seriously i like the look of JPK, has slid under the radar and is in ripping form atm (low % ownership as well)

embak2

Haha you're not a liverpool man by any chance?
Yeah I do like JPK…3rd highest averaging player since round 7….just over took the bont.

The Ranger

JPK is prob the safest option but I'd take a punt on Steven

embak2

Thanks for all the responses.
Best of luck Moustschio! Lets hope we can both get into the top 10!
I will hold for now but going into finals may burn lids now that he is indefinite for one of the premos discussed.

embak2

Yeah I dont plan on making the trade this week but as I am In a few big cash leagues I need to decide who to bring in come finals if no injuries occur. Of course I am praying for no injuries but you are right there probably is another. I dont have goldy though and I personally think he will miss a game before the year end.

Derek

in the run home, it will come down to who you Don't have, will set you apart.

POD's are good, but say there is an injury to Goldy and he scores 5, those who DON'T have him will win.

Derek

Is there a cash prize for first in each state?

Was there one last year?

Davo

Pretty sure theres not, unfortunately

Moustachio

Hope it would scale by number of coaches per state! Might move to NT.

Nifty

Now Now Champ…

Derek

I managed 1st place in NSW last year.

embak2

Great stuff mate! I am currently 14th with1 trade left but stong bench cover everywhere except ruck.

Hubba

Sam mitchell. Been wanting to pick him up for weeks … rolled him into my midfield as my last premo when ablett went down and haven't looked back. Goodish pod i think

Derek

great pick. I would be a little concerned about how much time Sam might get on the bench now that the Hawks have a top 2 almost locked away. Had Sam last year and would see him get 100 by 3/4 time, only to see him sit on the bench most of the last quarter once the game was won. Hodge & Cyril the same.

Davo

So with Deledio out im forced to use my last trade.. Ranked in top 60 too. Going out with a bang and getting Dahlhaus (if back) as a risky pod, hoping my bench cover of Menzel and Clay Smith can be called on when/if the time comes. In the unlikely event that theres no big outs in the last 4 rounds the team could still have a chance.

Derek

good luck Davo.

Steeeve

I hope Dahl is back this week Davo for your sake and mine. Need him to bleed cash for the next fortnight then I swoop in time for finals.

The Ranger

Nice bench cover Davo, good luck mate

Shags

6 trades left thinking of trading out Hall for Z Merret which is a no brainer and Delidio to Whitecross to free up some coin. What are the community's thoughts on Whitecross, job security etc. Cheers

Hubba

..Is whitecross all you can afford ? If you already have full premo them wc is good bench cover only . At this pointy end of the season spend your cash to fill your premo team .

Derek

They really love Whitecross down at hawthorn and will give him every chance to play in a GF.

Don't think he is quite in there best 22 yet, but i liked what i have seen in his two games back. His DPP is good but awkward price.

johnno2908

Good to see some Jock Reynolds community members right at the pointy end. Hopefully one of us can take out the big prize

Steeeve

And not to mention a big shout out to all us hopeless bastards sitting around the 10,000 mark haha

Shake n bake

I won the weekly highest score once but wasn't aware if you had 2 teams you couldn't claim the prize lucky I didn't!

Chubby McChubby

S. Mitchell, Rocky, Sloane or Bonners

Derek

can't go past Sloane's run home.

Essendon, Brisbane, Fremantle, Port, WCE.

4 out of last 5 at the Adelaide Oval.

Derek

Adelaide's draw is so good, I'm worried that the crows defenders (Laird & BSmith) might not get a kick.

annoying old lady

Need to offload Deledio, so should I get Gunston or Dahlhaus this week?

Gunston playing some very SC relevant footy this year, Dahlhaus the better SC player, but coming back from a knee injury…would love to wait a week, but it's SC finals people!

Moustachio

May have more work to do on this Raj fiasco:

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The HS deleted his LOW ranked team (??)

Danners

He has 3 teams, the one with just TITANS got deleted