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The Standing Room

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Jock Reynolds Surfing

It’s becomeย a tradition of mine folks.

Sunday morning. Last weekend of the Supercoach season. We head down to Point Leo. I spend some time on the old 6’2”. Reconnect with nature. Spend some time with the young kids. Peter sits on the beach and reads a book. Crouching heads out the back for a spear fish.

I use the time out there in the lineup to do a lot of thinking.

I think about the season that we’ve had as a community. The season I’ve had as a fantasy footballer. My mates who have it all on the line in Supercoach Grand Finals. About the off season.

Lets spend some time here today sharing with each other. What stories have defined your season? Any tales of Grand Final weekend. Triumph? Disaster? What will you take with you into season 2017 after what you’ve learnt this year?

See you in the comments folks. Remember, we’re cranking the podcast and the content right through the off season so stay around the joint.

Let’s chat

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hedski

Pendles Neale Johainisson +109 points versus Bont Treloar GIBBO SUCKLINGPIG…….OH SH!T I'M FINGERED.

hedski

Down the bottom Jock.

Bells E Bubb

Despite naming a league after Jock’s underwear (Jock’s Jock) I managed to not make the finals of my own bloody league by percentage (of about 1%).

For the first 12 weeks I managed to pick the exact worst option for captain. I blame the big man upstairs. (Not you Jock).

Once again I vow not to blow all my trades with 2 or 3 weeks to go in the season. Gambling is my work though after-all.

Once again I vow to pick only 2 mid pricers next year despite the fact there are probably 8-10 dead certainties to have a huge break out year. Almost none of them will.

I hope there are some more stay at home options for Coachkings next year. My location has little AFL interest, and Mrs Bubb doesn’t let me out much anyway.

NEVER said this before but C”MON PIES! I don’t want to go to bloody Homebush next week. Nobody does.

Moustachio

Lads, I am doing the opposite! So many injured guns looking likely to pick from, the value is immense. I know the carnage will be BRUTAL but… I'll love it anyway ๐Ÿ˜€

I N Pieman

Pendles & Boyd & 120 point lead vs Steven Neale & rich

hedski

First one

Kev

Hells bells, Jock! With a physique like that I'm gonna have to switch to Carlton Draught!

What worked this year: Sticking with straight guns and rookies. All my trades were up or down to proven premiums or basement rookies. I started with Libba and Wells as my only two midprice selections and they both paid off. Didn't get sucked into flavour of the month picks like Rich or Zaha.

Held my trades. Had 5 going into the finals series

What didn't: The flip side to guns n rooks is I missed out on the breakout players like Zerrett and Bont. Probably not ruthless enough either, especially early. Held Laird and Barlow when they were going through their injury/form/ross lyon enforced absence. I also held Sam Gray for way too long than I want to admit. I didn't reach full premium until round 18 and since then I've averaged 2470 and moved up nearly 9k rankings in 4 weeks

Lesson for next year: I'm pretty happy with my strategy this year. Held off trading early until my rookies fattened up then traded as long as there was a downgrade option. Holding injured players, especially early on, is something I won't do next year. Having a premo on the pine for more than a 1-2 weeks is a killer

Hoot

Even if Neal is playing will he out score anyone everyone from that game?

Or …

Use my last trade to swap Neal for another? I.e Bont..

I have time to trade in Hawk/Coll also.

LJB

I have just traded Neal for Bont. Hoping the bont goes huge to win me the GF

Hoot

Did the same…. fingers crossed it pays off.

LJB

Goodluck hoot. In my league its bont +108 vs neal and dahl.

Hoot

Thanks but Bont was crap. Haha

Ohh well. If i had my time again id have done the same move as it seemed logical at the time.

Hope my mid 2400 was enough to stay top 30.

Steeeve

I did the same also, because I couldn't wait to see if Neale was in (had my own real life footy final to play — we came second). Might cost us a few points.

Jambo

With my last trade, I traded Mitch Robinson to Nick Riewoldt.
#sharkmove
#jockreynolds
#goroogo

hedski

Massive

LJB

Assuming that move will win u the GF

Derek

One Touch Wonder would be proud of that move

Kev

Stay down Gibbo!

Pendles, Treloar, Dahl, 100 v Howe, Gibbo, Hunter, JJoh

johnno2908

Collingwood looking a real chance of keeping Hawthorn out of top 4!

Derek

But they didnt

Mitch

Lachie Neale you absolute superstar

James

Every non-hawks supporter in the country right now: "F*ck you hawthorn"

hedski

Big game cats v hawks.

Bells E Bubb

Cats by 28 for me.

Derek

Pretty happy with outcome. Hawks get to play at home, big advantage

Boltons Blues

Bloody Rioli is looked after, 90+ points for 10 touches and 3 goals rofl
Riewoldt had 21 marks and 9 goals for 187, by that he should be 300+
joke!!

hedski

29 points behind (thanks Treloawsome) with Bont and Suckers vs Neale and JJoh…..
A turd in the face to you Gibbo never again.

hedski

3 qtr time still 30 odd down. Need big qtr from the Bont. He's stitched up and hopefully chargin.
Bloody Neale is unstoppable atm.

johnno2908

Need Bont to lift

Neverweaken

2442 with whatever Boyd ends up with. But will lose by about 40 I think. Have to wait for emergencies to get sorted. Lots of ups and downs. My Buddy and Treloar countered by his Zaha and Cripps as POD

Neverweaken

Ok. Boyd has to beat Dahlhaus by 17. Don't think it will happen. So probably 2480 and lose to a 2500. Fair end to the season and that should keep me under 10k in rankings for the first time!!

Mitch

Still a chance I'd say mate!

Steeeve

Not over yet. Neverweaken!

Neverweaken

Boyd up by 16. Love supercoach. Otherwise would care for last game of the season at all ๐Ÿ™‚

Neverweaken

Boyd beats Dahl by 20. But think emergency is Mcveigh. So lose by 7. Good gf though ended 2494 may even move into the 8ks

Neverweaken

Lose 2499 to 2511. Good GF.
Now to next year. Who are locks. Who to gamble on

Steeeve

Bont lifting. Keep lifting you beautiful man

johnno2908

Brought in Bontempelli instead of Selwood. Great decision that was.

Derek

The numbers for Selwood didn't lie. He plays well last game of year.

Bont nothing to play for

Boltons Blues

Got robbed by champion data to lose by 50 points in my cash league.
Rioli, what a joke
He had Franklin on the bench, so I was laughing in a good spot to win, all of a sudden pulls out 2 trades to trade birchill and Dalhaus to a none playing forward and Boyd, gets him an extra 90 points.

Safe to say I'm mad right now ๐Ÿ™

johnno2908

Ended up 2526 and won cash and work league. Don't think it will be enough to get me back in top 10. Oh well, good season. Congrats to everyone who won their grand finals, and I hope Shemm has done enough to hold on.

Derek

Great season

pod

Well done johnno, excellent effort

hedski

Well went down in granny by 50 odd points.
Scored @2480 which would have won me both my cashies if I hadn't of spewed out a pathetic 2280 last week. That's the game tho. Time for another beer cheers. Go Shemm

pod

Like a good horse Pieman, stuck your head out when it counted. Well done mate, excellent effort.

Tommo09

2551
Good week
Easy GF win
Will I rise from 2k in the rankings?

Boltons Blues

2 trades I didn't see that coming.
Too 2k finish this year, best year for me so far

Nifty

Unbelievable, won the GF by 1 point in The True Believers.
Thanks SCaddict fro the invite..

SCaddict

Awesome stuff Nifty. Your Danger VC was telling in the end if only just.

Nifty

Not wrong, thanks again mate, we'll do it all again next year..

Pitch 72

Won 5 out of 6 grannies with a score of 2560, Treloar incredible after being zero at quarter time to post 150, cant wait till 2017..

Pissed orf

The Phantom rolled me in 3/6 Leagues…….kent.

SCaddict

I see The Phantom actually tied his Adelaide Advertiser league. Sadly there are no GF replays in fantasy!

https://twitter.com/ThePhantomSC/status/769837852

The Master

Yep, The Phantom knocked me off too, I scored 2500, went down the rankings a little to finish 572. Still very happy to have my highest finishing rank.

Derek

You pipped me by 2

SCaddict

You pipped me by 2 … too!

2547 for Team Addicts.

Derek

Finishing season strong

Neverweaken

I think I will get it tattooed on my forehead. TRADES ARE VALUABLE. MUST KEEP TRADES!!!
Had none for the last 4 weeks

Derek

I'll remind you again at the start of next year.

The Ranger

Woohoo! 2457 got me over the line in both my GF's.
Thanks to all for a great year,
Go Shem!

Neverweaken

I think I will get it tattooed on my forehead. TRADES ARE VALUABLE. MUST KEEP TRADES!!!

Hoot

Is there a community league to compete for the top group rank?

With all the knowledge surrounding us all, itd be a good idea.

If so id be keen to get involved in 2017.

How many of the top 500 ranked are part of this community?

Good luck all.

John

I was top 500 for most of the year but sadly faded and finished 1149 after being ravaged by injuries after the byes. Still my best ever so lots of hope next year for the InfloriousBasterds… Preseason starts after Mad Monday.

Don't Blush Baby

2594 – My highest SC Score ever, thanks to those who have replied to my questions and thoughts over the season, 1k in the pocket today – Cha Ching !

Derek

Finished strong. Well done

Derek

Cream rises again.

Cam_H

Won my league by 18 points, but feel it's tainted … my opponent loopholed Mason Cox in to take Dangerfield's 155 VC score, but he forgot to emergency Todd Goldstein and therefore went with only one ruckman. Steve Bradbury?

SCaddict

Not for mine. You need to be full focussed during the finals and you displayed the superior discipline in my book.

Spouses, parenting, work, even basic bodily functions all become secondary when a grannie is on the line!

pod

lol agree SC, also Cam was obviously favoured by the SC Gods which shows he has the force within.

Stevo

3/3 Grand Final wins including a coveted cash league. For the first time ever, I finished in the Top 2% rankings. Genuine thanks to Jock and the wider SC Community for your brilliant guidance through a bumpy Season 2016.

Hits – trading in Merrett, Rocky & Zorko in the bye rounds;
Misses – KK, Deledio, Gunston & Rich.

Alex

Are their prizes for top 10?

SCaddict

Yes I believe so for the first time this season I think.

There was at least one team in the top 10 that was ineligible for prize money due to operating multiple teams so the prize money should extend to at least 11th as I understand it.

OomM

Finished 13th overall. Any chance that 3 people in top ten were cheating?

Derek

I see Raj was still in top 10

Hoot

Does Essendon count?

OomM

Yeah pretty sure essendon counts

SCaddict

Giant Killers comes from behind to snatch the $50,000 after a humongous 2683.

Commiserations Shemm who appeared to be in the box seat going into the final weekend.

The ecstasy and agony of big stakes fantasy footy!

johnno2908

Feel sorry for Shemm. Big difference between $50k and $5k. Great season

Don't Blush Baby

Giant Killers beat Shem by 9 points, Shem had a 2503 but Killers had a 2683 final round

Richard

Congrats to all the Grand Final winners on this site.Hard luck to Shemm going under to giant killer ( aptly named } by 9

Locked and Loaded

Lads five years playing this game we love, many heartbreaks, GF losses, Prelim final losses however, today was crowned SC champion of my private league, the feeling is one I can't explain and the reason I love this game so much is for this… Thanks to all you legends for the years of up skilling, advice and guidance.

Now after a week of celebrating we focus on next year to defend the title!!

Cheers

Locked and Loaded

Top 5k also… Buzzing and cheers to you legends

Neverweaken

Yay. Climbed up and just scraped into the 8k range. 8917. First year of taking this game seriously and actually having a decent strategy. Master stroke was having Docherty from the start. One of many dumb moves was trading in Zaha after a few good scores. Learnt a hell of a lot from everybody here and thanks to the whole community.
Aiming to be in the top 5k next year.

Hawks

Bad luck Shemm, if I could I would swap my final round score of 2522 with yours so you would win.

Stiff luck being beaten by a team scoring 2683 to get you just.

Great season, proves the information shared by this community is top notch

Derek

holy smokes. He came from the clouds. Bad luck mate

Jambo

I forgot to add… I also traded Lachie Hunter for Adam Treloar!

#notonebuttwosharkmoves
#yeahbaby

Boltons Blues

I won every game from round 11 onwards and lost it all in the big stage ๐Ÿ™

Onwards to 2017 for Boltons Blues

CaPtKaoS

My best year ever. Joined 10 leagues. Made 9 GFs. (5 top 1/2, 4 bottom 1/2). Won 8 (4 top 1/2, 4 bottom 1/2).
Finished just outside the top 5k. The sobering thought is I need to find another 1000+ points to get near the top 500. Already thinking how I can squeeze a few more next year. Thanks for all the advice during the year community, and especially Jock and his crew.

hedski

Arousing victory INP

poloko48

Thanks to all the contributors community, great year particularly considering it looked to be all over this time last year!
Finished very poorly on 2346 thanks to a very rookie double mistake.
Wanted to take Danger's VC score and had the Bont as C – so my only option at the time (that I thought…) was to put Phillips (not playing – again so I thought) on field as C with Ward on bench. Bad move – got Phillips score as C as he did play, and to make it worse I forgot to put the E on Ward and had Petracca instead.
Total points loss of almost 200 points! Lesson learnt – stay focussed for the whole season, missed out on my highest score of the year.

Juzzy

Finished 609. Happy. Rolled in my GFs. Sad.
Thanks to a great and fun community. Obviously to Jock and his band of merry men, but also to Derek, INuts, Southern, Don't Blush etc, etc.
This site makes the game a hell of a lot more entertaining.
Hope you all back a winner during the spring carnival.

Juzzy

And SCaddict of course …

SCaddict

A top 1000 finish is always a great result with so much outside your control that can go wrong.

I actually finished 609th in AFL Fantasy (yes that "other" game) coincidentally!

Rock Jeynolds

How do people in the top 10 claim their prize?

SCaddict

No doubt the organisers will contact the relevant parties via their supplied personal details after doing some sort of check to ensure the winners have complied with the comp's t&cs.

In other words if you're a prize winner just sit tight as the cash will be yours soon enough.

shemmistwarehouse

did all the maths and seemed like i had it, will be interested to see his final team. still really happy with the season finishing the second and would like to thank the whole community for all the great information and advice everyone gives. lets all be back for a big season next year!!!

Keenbutclueless

Congrats and commiserations Shem. A fine season.

pod

Congrats shemm amazing year, well done, only pipped on the line by a herculean last round performance

johnno2908

Well done mate. Did you still have gunston?

Danners

Bad luck mate! Great effort though, at least you get some cash

shemmistwarehouse

cheers jock, thanks for the year buddy!

SCaddict

Yeah not sure why they don't let us view the final teams at the moment. Perhaps Giant Killers had Volt as captain or something. You can view the final teams in RealDreamTeam right now (which uses exactly the same database software as SuperCoach) so bit of a head scratcher there.

Either way to finish up 2nd out of 220,000 plus entries is a Herculean achievement so congratulations.

You're $5.000 richer than the rest of us are this morning!

JB_Tank

Can't believe Gunston prick let you down – only 58 needed. Congrats on an incredible season, inspirational! Definitely should invite him on the podcast Jock.

Hoot

Cant believe it Shem. I suopose it'll be a while before you select Gunston again hey..

Congrats regardless.

If you get the time send the community your trades journey. We will be all very keen to see how it all unfolded.

The Ranger

Gutted you didn't get the big one but really well played Shem, amazing effort to be there at the last…bloody KPF's eh?!

Moustachio

Bad luck Shem! Still a phenomenal season. Gunston burnt a lot of us =(

Would love to see your final team andddd your initial team, andddd which trades worked and did not work, VC choices, etc!

You should start a blog or get jock and the lads to request a write up!

On to 2017.

Westy

Thanks Jock et al for a fun year. You're all a font of knowledge.

Hope we have a repeat in 2017 but without the decimating injuries.

next year

Thanks Jock & Co.
Just making some notes to myself for next year and thought I'd see what others thought.

Don’t pick players with injury history. i.e. Ablett, Wells Deloidio,
Pick swing men to swap MID’s with DEF & FWD
Premos & Rookies. No Mid priced.
Pick mature age rookies that have scored well in NAB cup
No FWD only. Pick MID-FWD. FWD only is too inconsistent.
TRADES:
No sideways or rage trading. Stick with premos (except if long term injury. i.e. 4 weeks)
Only trade up & down
Don’t trade in first 2 weeks
Aim for 4 trades for finals

Steeeve

A wise strategy for sure. But you mentioned Wells. Even with his history, he was a no brainer at his price and proved to be a keeper even though he did miss a few games. Jaeger O'Meara will be in the same boat for mine next year (might not become a keeper but will net you coin and points if his body holds up).
I'll be taking a close look at mids in the $550k range. I chose Wines over Parker this year and it cost me bigtime. But I got Joel Selwood for that price as well and he was excellent. Picking the right underpriced premo keepers is pivotal.

johnno2908

Planned my team around the byes. I came out of the byes around 350th last year and ended up finishing around 1000th. I put it down to bringing in blokes like Mitch Wallis and Motlop post byes as the reason for the fade. So as tempted as I was this year, avoided the Motlop/ Clay Smith type player and only traded in guys I wanted in my final team. Came out of the byes around 40th, finished 10th overall. Hopefully move up another 9 spots next year!!

SCaddict

Well done Higgo who had a blinder in the final round with 2617 to cement a top 1000 finish this season. Bouncing back nicely after a relatively mediocre 2015 by his lofty standards, if memory serves correctly? Looks like he takes the chocolates among the Inner Sanctum at least in terms of season rankings.

JR Brumby FC on the other hand appears headed for a full club review with the coach required to appear before the board to demonstrate why he should keep his job into 2017! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mac

Could the boys show their starting team and finished team for the season to just see how different their side looks and what mistakes they made throughout the year? Would be might helpful for the community!

SCaddict

I agree Mac. A lot of lessons could be learned on the things that went both right and wrong for the Inner Sanctum teams this season. My own side had its own hits and misses in 2016 and I'm always striving to improve like everyone else so the more knowledge and discussion the better I reckon.

I N Pieman

SCA you'll be get an email from Throttlefinger shortly inviting you into our private chat group for SC guns. We've had a drop out due to other commitments so there is a spot. It's on Facebook messenger

SCaddict

Cheers Pieman – will keep an eye out. It'll at least force me to finally sign up for a Facebook account and get with the 21st century by the looks ha ha.

johnno2908

Any chance of getting invited into a good league next year?

Danners

Hit me up an email at [email protected] with your team name and rank. Anyone is welcome

Moustachio

Ditto for me, ended up top 200 which is an improvement of about a billion times from last years! At this rate ill be #1 in 2017 for sure, so jump on before my price change kicks in

Moustachio

Hit me up phil_is_me [at] hotmail.com

swannylover

strange, giant killers is living in victoria but is in the western australian league