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AFL PODCAST – Rd.23

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THIS IS WHAT IT’S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY!

It’s the week of the Big Dance itself. Supercoach Grand Final week is here.

Sit back. Whack the old earbuds in and listen as we kick off a huge week of Round 23 discussion.

Mark my words – there will be absolute CARNAGE this week. Those with trades will come up trumps. News that Rory Sloane has copped a week for his hit on Ebert is a huge curveball that needs to be dealt with swiftly.

And as you’ll learn in today’s podcast, that won’t be the end of it folks.

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Let’s discuss a special week;


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Lachy

Cheers for a great season fellas! Seeya next week again

LJB

Sloane out. Going to make things interesting for those with limited trades

pod

We'll know Fri night who had trades left gets rid of that part of the puzzle

SCaddict

Unfortunately my own Grand Final week is more like Meat Loaf than Angry Anderson. Not exactly 'bound for glory' making just one grand final (in a p1ss easy league) out of 10. πŸ™

But by far the best thing this season has been the resurgence of this awesome community after it seemed like it was maybe a wrap last year. So looking for even bigger and better things for both this site and CoachKings in 2017!

Hoot

Agree

Trent

I agree SC. This has been such a good year, the only reason I played was because Jock and the lads were back in the game. Starting my 2017 research already. Thanks for an enjoyable season all.

JB_Tank

Hear hear. Really appreciate all the insights and advice.

Nifty

Hey SCa. Just a thanks for letting me join yr comp/s this year, was great fun, hopefully we can do it again 2017..

SCaddict

You're welcome Nifty. Congrats on making 'The True Believers' GF in an epic rematch with Raging Bulls!

But it's with a tinge of sadness that I will be laying True Believers to rest as I no longer will be starting my side with the bald genius in it from 2017. I could be wrong but I believe the Gaz era is unfortunately over.

However I'm sure I will come up with another themed league next preseason which you will be welcome to join along with any other community members so long as they meet the basic starting criteria. πŸ™‚

Nifty

Thanks Champ..

throttlefinger

Well said, SCaddict! Bringing CK to the masses while keeping the quality of podcasts and articles high…massive feat. Bravo to you all!

@wheels_1987

could not believe it when i saw the community was alive, i thought jocko was gone

been the best fantasy season ever

see ya's next season for more bants

Kev

I'm a fan of using late season form as an indicator for next year, not a lot jumping out at me. Cripps and Bont are closing in on the 600k mark, not a lot of value there. Treloar not far behind them.

Might be interested in a few of the Saint mids (Steven, Acres, Ross) if a better ruck comes along

SCaddict

Agree Kev although there may be room to sneak in either one of the Bont or Cornboy as their fantasy stocks appear on the rise. At this stage they'll be priced around the $570-580K mark which is not ridiculous for what you are getting.

Not sure you could afford both though with all the other expensive 'must haves' such as Danger, Doc and Gawn next season. A lot of attractive fallen premiums to squeeze into our starting midfields too.

Westy

Some of the immediate fallens (injured) who could be interesting in 2017 include Fyfe, Beams, R Murphy, O'Meara, Swallow. I'm struggling whether to look at Ablett.

I've got a few left field ones I'm contemplating too.

On a more sombre note, good luck Roughy. We all hope you beat the cancer.

SCaddict

The race for the $50K is Shemm's to win with a very handy 120pt lead over Endeavour Storm heading into the final straight.

Brothers FC bolted into 3rd place after a cracking 2582 on the weekend proving it's still possible to fly up the rankings even at this late stage of proceedings.

Hoot

Yeah had a look today and I think Shemm (pending an injury Zero) has a very good chance to take it all.

I went from 22 to 17 and back up to 24 after a perfectly executed Franklin Zorko Ward Laird combination to the guts.

One trade left… thinking to put it all on the little master Friday night after the fruit incident.

Come on top 15!!!!!!

Vyrone Tickery

Do you reckon Shemm has any trades? Will he be able to cover Sloane or will the Top 10 stink it up?

Hoot

Im gonna say no.

He will at least have a Mathieson or an equivalent one would think.

What about Franklin? A cork in thigh may have him this week dominated by Rance (to his pleasure) and deliver a dirty 70.

john

After being as high as 55 this season my best ever I am back down to 827 and hanging on for dear life to a top 1000 finish which is also a PB. Thanks to all of the community for great help this season!

john

Could not have done it without you Jock! in two GF's as well in my cash leagues so hoping to have some pocket money to help me through the pre season with some froffies!

A big thanks to Higgo and Crouching, Wayno, Lek Dog, Big Carl and BVC you make SC so much fun and I listen to the podcasts every week and read all the articles. Cant wait till you get a coach kings venue near me!

throttlefinger

Best of luck, Shemm! We'll all be rooting for ya, my man!

Don't Blush Baby

Should Sloane fight his charge ?

SCaddict

Would have a decent case you would think but can the Crows really risk it with a potential missed Week 1 final at stake?

johnno2908

Exactly. Too much of a risk unfortunately. Hopefully for our supercoach teams they appeal but cannot see it happening with that much at stake

Beezneez

Only if he went in wearing a Hawthorn jumper.

@wheels_1987

nah beh beh

Steeeve

Sloane out means I am down to two tantalising choices:
1. Bont (v Freo)
2. Cripps (v Essendon)

What do you think?

Steeeve

I actually agree. What a great problem to have. Just a pity my opponent this week didn't have Sloane anyway.

@wheels_1987

Cripps

David

Bloody hell, community, my season is over. My entire team spudded in the prelims. I watched my projected score plummet from almost 2600 down to 2,180. Feels like the SC gods discovered my tight innocent orifice and decided to have their way.

pod

Unlucky David, I had a similar exit last season but (not the orifice type) was lucky enough to keep my innocence!!

David

I am gagging for it, Jock. I really am. And I'll be looking to the community and your stunning podcast for significant advice. Loved your work this season, you true blue legend.

john

I would go the Bont personally. Not sure why but midfielders have not tended to go massive against Essendon this season from memory. Danger certainly did not go large both times he played us for example. The Bont struggled last week against us also from an SC perspective.

pod

I noticed that recently john, I've been staying clear of VC or C on players v Bombers since. Danger scored 99 both games this year.

Shake n bake

9 grand finals this week ranked 150 was hopeing to get into top 100 maybe not to be. Good luck to all this weekend to all playing in a gf.

pod

Awesome effort Shake, and good luck!!

The Ranger

The S'n'B Fake is a season highlight mate, best of luck this week.

Boltons Blues

MRP have stuffed up big time, what a weak decision, if they didnt stuff up the Hawkins incident, Sloane and all the others wouldve gotten off.

You suspend Sloane who was going for the ball and missed, connected with his face and cut him open – a fine at most
yet Jordan Lewis, not going for the ball, punching a player in the jaw, ignore the fact it deflected off his shoulder, he had every intention to strike him, yet he gets off.

MRP is a joke and no, this isnt an angry supercoach rant, its a general supporters rant

pod

I agree Bolt, and his record should mean something especially this late in the season. Do you have the unlucky little champ? I do and I've one golden trade left!!

Boltons Blues

Yes i do, 0 trades aswell, Dunkley has shown signs of getting 80s so hopefully he can up his game this weekend

The Ranger

Thanks Jock, Higgo, Crouching, your pearls of wisdom have been brighter than ever this year and I owe you a heap of thanks for getting me up into the top 1k for the first time and into a couple of GF's too.
Gotta give a big shout out to Shem this week, good luck mate and if all goes well make sure you get on here and let us know how you did it.

The Ranger

Hey Jock, If Shem gets across the line can you get him to do a feature post on the site like you did back in earlier years with Warman and Bruyn etc?
I went back into the JR archives and read those articles in the preseason this year and it was bloody great to read their wisdoms mate.

Jimmy

Currently ranked around 1200…Could a massive score crack me into the top 1000 or is it all over red rover?

I N Pieman

Thanks to Jock Higgo & Crouching for an awesome year. It was never the same when the curtain came down last year. So glad it came back better than ever. 4 GF's to negotiate & then straight into preseason & Tinder. I'm not sure if it's a coincidence that I seem to spend an additional 10 hours a week in the gym when SC finishes!

The Ranger

Good luck in ya GF's Pieman, thanks for all the banter and advice, it's been fun!

Moustachio

Mate not sure why you want to get on the tinder with 4 gf's already. Save some for the rest of us!

The Master

Are you still there One Touch Wonder? How did your shark moves work out for you in the end? Either way at least you had a go. Hope you had some success as you brought a bit of fun to the discussions.

Derek

OTW's shark moves was one of my highlights of the year. i think we were all secretly cheering for him.

VC & C options

Last time they met..

Bont 110 v Dockers @ES
Neale 109 v Dogs @ES

Shaw 110 v Roos @SP

Hanners 138 v Tigers @MCG
Franklin 101 v Tigers @MCG
Parker 75 v Tigers @MCG
Dusty 118 v Swans @MCG

Gibbs 130 v Bombers @MCG
Cripps missed round 6 v Bombers

Vince 167 v Cats (2015) @SS
Gawn 146 v Cats (2015) @SS
Blicavs 153 v Demons (2015) @SS

Selwood 74 v Demons @SS (2015)

Danger ? v Demons (2015 playing for crows) vince tagged him out of game
Pendles ave 114 v Hawks, and ave 116 @MCG

hedski

Booted out of both my cash leagues last week :'(
Managed top round score and most points in both tho so doubled my $ plus a little bit extra πŸ˜‰
Only in one gf this week in Hypochondria JR league (ranked @100th league) so will be happy if I can win that.
Was ranked 900th after round 3 but blew back out to 15000th by round 9 after bad captain/onfield rookie picks, have battled back up to the 4000s but pretty disappointed.
Anyway thanks to all the crew for your great work and the community for wisdoms and laughs in the comments.
Good luck for the gfs to those that made it.
Cheers.

The Ranger

You did well to grind your way back up Hedski!
Good luck this week mate.

hedski

No worries fellas. Back at ya.

hedski

Thanks Jock bout to have a crack at the podcast will be following during the off season go cats

Shake n bake

Had some great games against you this year hedski!

hedski

Yeah but ya just kept beatin me shaker..ha ha

TRIGGER HAPPY

Go Shem!
Win for the community.
Be great to hail one of our own!
Best of luck mate.

Moustachio

Really happy for him and for the community which will get due recognition for being the best place to come for SC advice!

MOC

Great Podacast fellas! Quick question… What will beams be likely to be priced at next year?

Danners

About $420k since he has played 2 games and average 79

MOC

Cheers mate… Should be a lock then if starting

Paul96

hey community ive got the following matchups this week (my players on the left)

Cripps v Selwood
Gaff v Priddis
Greene v Dahl
Bartel v May

we both have Sloane and I have 2 trades left – don't think he has any left. I'm gonna bring in Rocky for Sloane, but not sure which final trade gives me the best chance of winning.

Bartel-> JJ
or
Greene-> Howe
any thoughts appreciated!

Paul96

Thanks Jock mate!

johnno2908

Sloane has accepted the 1 match ban http://www.adelaidenow.com.au/sport/afl/teams/ade

Joe

I have both Sloane and NicNat, and one trade left with $11k.
If I trade Sloane, I have to play Naismith along with a premo mid (Treloar/Jelwood/Ward/Priddis/SMitchell/Coniglio)
If I trade NicNat, I have to play Greene along with Jacobs.

Which of those two options do you prefer community?

killereel

Greene isn't a bad back up …maybe punt on lycett ..he will get lots of game time and can have an impact ..he will be revved up I think ….But Jacobs can be a decent b/up to play aswell .is it for H2H match …?

Joe

Yeah I'm in 3 GF's, and the main league has Goldy as the POD ruck

killereel

Goldy v mummy this week .. ,he may not score heavy and probably be well checked ..jacobs up against lycett..back Jacobs mate ..greene can go large 100 plus, I'm playing him this week

I N Pieman

Shout out to the retiring Waddling star Dane Swan. Absolute gun & a Supercoach Uber champion scorer over many years!

CJay

Might of been handy in our forward line next year but agree, thanks for the good times Swanny

killereel

Cripps will go.large again this weekend.anyone agree …?.and we will also see Josh Gibson return back to Big figures in my opinion with inexperienced Forward line off Pies giving him licence to explode in the back line 130 plus prediction..

Boltons Blues

Backing Cripps with the VC tag this week, hope he goes 160 to make up for Sloane getting rubbed out and forcing me to field Dunkley

Leeds17

Yeah its hard to see Gibbo not having a good game with no one to play on & Pies likely to win the clearances so will see plenty ball.

Stevo

Thank You to the Community, Jock & the team. Have loved every podcast and post. All your wisdoms have taken me to 3 Grand Finals including Cash League & the first time my overall rank has reached the dizzy heights of top 2%.

Good luck to all that remain in contention. Can't wait for 2017 already.

Stevo

Thanks Jock. Means a lot. Absolutely loved the Podcasts and articles. Plenty of laughs and life lessons. Look after Higgo & Crouching over the hiatus & have a great summer chasing the pinky snapper.

Danners

Well, where has the season gone! Thanks Jock, his team, and the community for all the stuff you have done this season. Unfortunately, injuries and trades like Wells to MacPherson and Bartel to JJ early on for them to get injured the next week hurt my season and should finish around the 3000 mark without making a GF.
Looking forward to 2017 and the preseason but I suppose its time to turn my attention to EPL Fantasy
Well done to all of the league winners!
Thanks Danners

Derek

We should have a Jock Reynolds EPL fantasy league. Anyone else??

Danners

Sounds good

killereel

They should have an annual pod cast award for fantasy sports excellence,call it a Poddie or something , Jock and crew would hold odds on favoritism ,no doubt.. …til 2017 ,Lataz

Chubby McChubby

$542K to spend on Sloane replacement? Who would be your first pick?

Derek

i have the same choice to make. I'm tossing up between Selwood & Neale

pod

Neale then Selwood, after that it's a lottery.

Derek

i'm thinking Neale. Playing at Home. Dogs have nothing to play for (will finish 7th win or lose)

halfachance

Not true, Eagles should lose to crows and doggies win will put them into 6th giving them a home final against eagles. Very important for the doggies not to be playing the eagles away!

Derek

thats odd, i looked at the ladder on my phone app and some reason it hadn't updated the dogs/cats game. The dogs do have alot to play for, interesting…..

Chubby McChubby

Thanks Pieman and Derek. I have Neale and Selwood. I did consider Coniglio though Gibbsy is starting to float my boat

Slash

Long time reader/first time poster.
Most times people ask the questions that I need answering, but this one is a bit left field coz I am one of very few that have not fielded pendles all year.
Do I finally bring him in for the last game?
Or do for a Bont/Crippa type player?
Slone out obviously
Thanks in advance

pod

Hey Slash, I reckon you can't go wrong with Pendles. Cripps showed us a glimpse of the champ within but I think he'll get some extra attention this week. The Bombers have slowed down most premo mids this year including the Bont last week, and Danger twice!! so Pendles is my pick of the three. Good Luck!!

Derek

dunno about that one. Pies play the hungry Hawks. i still think class will show and he will score well, but i can't see a 130+ from him.

i'd be looking at one of the Swans. playing at the SCG to secure the top spot against a very poor tigers team.

pod

Going on Pendles July 3 2015 clash Pies v Hawks, I think a C is well worth considering, maybe Danger as VC? "Captain Scott Pendlebury was outstanding for the Magpies with a game-high 37 possessions, 10 clearances, 10 tackles and five score assists.." (from AFL website).

Derek

put yourself in Pendles shoes…last game of the year! do you think he will be flat out?

Jeff

Should Rocky go fairly big this weekend? Usually does pretty well at Etihad and cant see anyone from the Saints really shutting him down.

Jeff

Better question. Is it worth chucking the C on Rocky, Pendles or Neale?

pod

VC Danger into any one of those. I'd go Pendles C.

Jeff

Vince could potentially go to Danger? Has shut him down in the past.
Gawn could be a good VC option too

Slash

Thanks for your opinions guys
I'll be taking them into account come Friday night,
But it just has me scared to pull the trigger on Friday.
Some players might just cruise leading into finals
If the team is in a good position others might have
Their mind on mad Monday
There in no fun in having the same players as my
Opponent but cash is cash.
I don't bloody know

Don't Blush Baby

Seems odd for Nortf to say no contracts for Harvey,Petrie,Firrito n Dal Santo just before finals , but might fire them up also

Shake n bake

Last 2 trades who do I bring in for Slone? Bont Gray or rocky? My other trade is at the moment Merrett in Franklin out.

SCaddict

Tom Harley believes that the big Bud has pulled up ok from that hip pointer knock and should be available to play this Saturday.

http://www.sydneyswans.com.au/video/2016-08-23/hc

Of course being available to play and actually playing can be two quite separate things at this stage of the season so maybe you will be right Jock. πŸ™‚

LJB

Maybe a trade in option this week for those with sloane?

LJB

This was supposed to be a reply to the previous post regarding boomer

Derek

anyone considering Pendles this week, have a look his scores for the final 3 rounds of home & away and compare the years the pies made the finals and the years they didn't

2011 (pies made finals): 108, 154, 135

2012 (made finals): 116, 155, 125

2013 (made finals): 110, 114, 157

2014 (didn't make finals): 128, 148, 88

2015 (didn't make finals): 106, 155, 85

2016 (won't make finals): 94, 165, ??

Shake n bake

I'm sure he'll get over 100 against the Hawks. thou the Hawks will win. Hawks don't play a very contested game.

Derek

understatement – hawks had only 2 contested marks last week ):

I N Pieman

I've heard Homer was at Arden at this morning to perform "the cut"

TRIGGER HAPPY

If u want a sneaky C this week whack it on the bont as the dogs play freo.

Recently against freo:

Swans – Hannas and JPK – 140
Eagles – priddus 130
GWS – everyone's favourite Griffen 140

If your VC fails just do it.

Cromagnon

Hello Community, I need some guidance. Made the GF of my cash league, 1 trade left, which will be used to replace Sloane, here are my choices;
A. Cripps
B. Neale
My opponent has Cripps, but not Neale.
Who do I get in for the big dance? Thanks in advance!

@wheels_1987

Good Luck this weekend everyone

See you all next season for more banter

xoxo

wheels