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Round 14 Supercoach Panic Room

Published by Patch on

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This is a significant round of football. We get to celebrate one of the greatest players the game has ever seen.

He has been an incredible footballer, and from a fantasy perspective none even come close to what this man has achieved over such a long, long period of time. Some call him the GOAT.

I speak of course of the return of Shaun McKernan to Essendon’s lineup. Having been held back by Woosha under the lesser known ‘Mercy Rule’ of the AFL, which was quietly scrapped two weeks ago to facilitate the return of Liam Jones, McKernan is now free to continue his reign as the best footballer of all time.

God forbid he match up on Liam Jones in round 20 or the whole universe might explode.

Also some bald bloke who sort of looks like the community’s own Chicko is playing his 300th game 

THE NEWS

God is dead. Well, for a week. Gary Ablett has been withdrawn from Gold Coast’s squad to take on St Kilda after failing a fitness test this morning. The official word is his calf, but I’ve been on the phone shouting at whoever will listen and there’s a conspiracy afoot. I don’t know what it is, but I’ll be shouting at clouds until I can figure out what it is.

As mentioned, the biggest news of the week is Shaun McKernan’s return from the wilderness of Tullamarine. He comes in for the injured Cale Hooker.

He’ll probably be straight back out, mind you. Otherwise it just wouldn’t be fair to everyone else. We have a new rookie this week, with Brisbane confirming 117k DEF/MID prospect Alex Witherden will line up against the Giants. What they haven’t confirmed is he’ll pique our interest, we’ll bring him in and they’ll drop him after 4 games – like every other bloody rookie this year.

ISN’T THAT RIGHT, FAGAN?! HUH? YOU’RE TOYING WITH US, YOU BASTARD. NO ROOKIES AND NO CASH GENERATION MAKE PATCH GO SOMETHING SOMETHING.

Panic? DON’T MIND IF I DO! PanicRd14Image1.png I just have a lot of emotions, okay? Be professional, Patch. Be professional. Let’s just look at the rest of the team lists and remain ca-SWEET JESUS. This is bad.

Aaron Sandilands is still missing, although how anyone 27 foot tall can go missing is beyond me. Josh J. Kennedy is still missing. Jack Steele is still in the VFL. The Nank is a chance to miss with a calf injury, with Richmond naming Oleg Markov and Ivan Maric on an extended bench. Jarrod Witts is also under an injury cloud, as is GWS’ Josh Kelly

As you would have noticed, WE HAVE NO ROOKIES. James Cousins was dropped. David Myers was dropped. Matt Scharenberg was dropped. Harry Perryman was given a gold star and a pat on the head. I’m kidding, he was dropped. Dropped, dropped, DROPPED, like sacks of bloody potatoes.

Zak Jones: suspended. Out for a week. Michael Barlow snapped his leg in half and will miss. Aaron Hall didn’t snap his leg in half, but it’s a bit sore so he’s not playing. Nathan Jones is missing. Jack Watts is missing.

Carlton have threatened to bring back Jarrod Pickett by putting him on the extended bench, just when we need him to be a big, fat donut so that we can get Hugh Greenwood’s 127 onfield. In the Yellow Corner, Richmond have threatened to drop Shai Bolton by putting him in the exact same place – the Sunday bench. Majak Daw has returned, because we didn’t want Todd Goldstein to score well anyway.

But it’s all okay, because Scott Selwood has been named on an extended bench, Jarrod Harbow returns and BIG MAX GAWN is back. So everything is just motherflipping peachy. It’s all fine. Cancel the panic.  

1:30PM EDIT: wait no never mind Nat Fyfe is a late out start panicking again everyone kk thnx byeeeeeee

THE PATCH UP

There is no patching up to do because everything is peachy. Isn’t that right, News Section? HUH? Stick your head in the sand and pretend it’s all fine? What are you, a politician? You disgust me. So if everything’s fine, let’s take some teams for a test drive, shall we? See how they handle. PanicRd14Image2.png

If your ship is about to crash into a forest, Lek’s cheat sheet will help you out. If you need downgrades, Barron is da real mvp – almost as real as the GOAT the intro fluffed on about. YOU’RE NOT EVEN A REAL SEGMENT, INTRO. I don’t even know why I’m a segment anyway. Because everything I do, Lek or Barron do better. That’s before we even mention the podcast. I’m just a shoehorned pun that Patch likes too much to let go. Besides, with Thursday footy everyone’s done their bloody trades anyway. Which leaves the inevitable poor soul who forgot there’s a Thursday game with bastards like Tom Mitchell and Rory Sloane still on their bench, waiting for trades that will never come.

This segment is a mess. Get outta here. Scram, kid. Go home. There’s nothing to be done to fix teams here. Try the comments. *door slamming*

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFT STAR

Let’s get this trainwreck of a Panic Room back on track, shall we? Take a break from the craziness of Supercoach and slide into a nice, relaxing, one-off game of DraftStars. Here’s the side I’m going in with:

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ENTER THIS WEEK’S CONTEST HERE

Tigers V Blues Draftstars Contest

I’ve had two correct strategies over the past two weeks, but the strategy has come in the wrong week, so I’ve been left stranded. This week, I’m trying not to put too much into a strategy and picking everything I can. You’ll notice I’m missing the three biggest averaging players in the game – Sam Docherty, Dusty Martin and Bryce Gibbs.

After the past three weeks, I’m wagering Docherty and Gibbs are going to receive a lot of attention from the Tiges, which might let my substitute Premo Lite selections of Kade Simpson and Marc Murphy off the chain. I couldn’t afford Dusty, simple as that, and prefer Kreuzer over Nank by the length of the Flemington Staight, especially with Nank underdone.

My prediction is the winning side will not have Toby Nankervis in it. I’m backing Dan Rioli, Shaun Edwards and Kane Lambert to have strong weeks in front of the sticks, on gut if nothing else. What’s your side looking like this week, community?

ENTER THIS WEEK’S CONTEST HERE

EVERYTHING’S DIGGING UP MILHOUSE

Not too much to see in the breakevens this week (aside from the GOAT with a -26 BE), but Max Gawn can finally finally be struck back down into the list, and we keep an eye on his price with an idea to move to him in a few weeks – I wouldn’t go Sandi to him this week, mind you.

Everything’s Coming Up Milhouse

-55 – Luke Ryan

-35 – Callum Brown

-29 – Declan Mountford

-26 – Shaun McKernan

0 – Shai Bolton

1 – Hugh Greenwood

7 – Jack Silvagni

8 – Lewis Melican

9 – Brennan Cox

18 – James Parsons

 

Dig Up, Stupid

212 – Max Gawn

194 – Rory Sloane

191 – Tom Rockliff

189 – Charlie Dixon

169 – Dan Hannebery

148 – Jason Johanissen

143 – Taylor Swift Adams

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

Hopefully you either put the VC on Hugh Greenwood (127) or Matt Crouch (131) last night or didn’t use it at all, as everyone was tripe. Especially Tex Walker, who I put the VC on for lolz. It’s been nearly 12 hours and I am yet to so much as smirk at my decision. Why do I do this to myself?

The obvious move this week is to give Paddy Dangerfield the captaincy, which hopefully everyone is doing (although I do love Joel Selwood down at the Cattery if you want to be different), but there is a beautiful bald bonce playing his 300th game throwing a spanner in the works.

As much as I love Gary Ablett, I’d still go Dangerfield for the captaincy despite the sentimentality. Ablett only averages 112 against the Saints, compared to mid-120s or 130s against most sides. As for the VC – JPK and Merrett are the two candidates to watch tonight in Sydney, with Merrett just edging JPK out on 2017 form.

If you’re looking for a Saturday game, Scott Pendlebury is your man. He averages 112 both at the G and against Port, and while you wouldn’t take that from Gary in a head-to-head against Danger, there’s not too much else on offer.

Sam Docherty and Dustin Martin both play Sunday alongside Danger, The Bont is out of form, as is Tommy Rockliff, and not a huge lot else interests me. Maybe Luke Shuey if you’re feeling dicey? I dunno, man. I just dunno.

THAT’S ABOUT IT FROM ME, COMMUNITY.

Two final things before I go. First is as I’ll be at work most of today and won’t get to many comments: Sandilands is still missing and we’ve not heard when he’s due back, similarly JJK has been confirmed out until round 16. Both of those can go if you have the trades, as far as I’m concerned. I’d hold Nank unless you’re at full premo and have 8+ trades left.

Secondly is to sign up to DraftStars and to get down to your local for some CoachKings. Just do it. It’s better than agonising over stupid, stupid trades and the inability of anyone to play their bloody rookies.

I can feel my blood beginning to boil again – I better go. Best of luck this weekend community, in whatever format you frequent! Patch

 Twitter : @PatchToTheMax

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LoganJosh7

crows suck

redherringfc

Well done LoganJosh.

It's so good to see such a profound message as the 1st message whenever we scroll down to the comments.

I agree with you wholeheartedly.

LoganJosh7

such were my feelings on the day

Lazza

You forgot Luke Ryan, on the bubble at -55…. if Lyin plays him that is …

Patch

Cheers Lazza, I'll chuck him in!

jason

Can we trust Rossco though?? Putting McCarthy aside he has played Balic (4 games), Logue (4) & Cox (1). His hate for Rookie players knows no bounds!!!

KICKITDOWNTHEGUTS

Taking Greenwoods score of 127, thoughts on who to take off? Have him in the middle so I'm leaning towards fyfe at this point….

Benjamin B

who are your mids?

KICKITDOWNTHEGUTS

Danger, Selwood, Bontempelli, Hannebery, M. Crouch, Fyfe, Pendlebury, Neale.

Benjamin B

fyfe 100%

Patch

Agree

leedy

Puzzle solved.

nick

fyfe is out so happy days for you my friend

Choice

Enjoyable read Patch, thank you!
Is Lloyd a must get? I've got Newman and stewart on ground with Berry on bench. 8 trades left.
Or just hang on and see?

Patch

If you can go Stewart to Lloyd I absolutely would

Choice

I would have to trade down 1 of Berry, Scharenberg,Fisher, Parsons or Hannan. So will take me two trades to get him.

Patch

You at full premo everywhere else?

Choice

no, hannan/greenwood f6

Lazza

Fisher is a slow burn … Lloyd's value will increase more in one week than Fisher in 4.

Choice

Could go Fisher to Junker. Get that non-playing def/mid. Then Berry to Lloyd. Stewart being mature age might last the season.
Means 6 trades left. Would perhaps go Scott selwood to yeo and Newman/Stewart to Laird

SCathiest

Is Lloyd even a certainty to play? He's listed last on the emergencies, and it is Ross effin Lyon we're talking about.

Benjamin B

Im trading out two of these for either Jake Lloyd and Ryan/Mountfoud.
Barret, Berry, Stewart, SPP.
Which two do i flick?

Tommo

Barrett and SPP have the higher BE's

Patch

Barret and Berry for mine

Benjamin B

Thanks patch, would you bring in mountford or Ryan? ill be full premo for both def and mid (If you count fyfe as premo)

Patch

Would wait until 5pm when Sunday benches are announced. If Ryan is named, I'd go with him

INPieman

Love it Patch! And hate you Ross Lyon

LoganJosh7

congrats on the bringing up the ton

Ben

whats nank chances of missing?

Patch

I'm not sure, it's not easy to tell. Naming Maric is a bad sign, but chances are he still plays I think

SC_Kev7

Maric for DS if he gets up. Be cheap as chips!

TRIGGER HAPPY

Kruz for me. In the purple patch of his life.
Plough on tractor.

Seeker

Isaac Heeney has played Essendon twice and has scored 138 and 96. Small sample size I know, but with an average of 117 against the Dons and a current 3 game average of 108.7 it might be worth a risk to plonk the VC on him, because there's always Danger on Sunday…

Patch

That's a really good point, Seeker. Buddy loves the Dons as well so could also be worth a punt

ProTravo

You have my attention. VC goes to Heeney this week

Swans2012

I'm tossing up between the two, leaning to buddy

Paul

I currently have Greenwood as MID emergency on my bench, can I use Eddy in the FWD line to loophole Greenwoods score?

Moustachio

Nope

SC_Kev7

Yeah. Emergencies only cover the line they are on

Simo

Anyone else downgrading Preuss to Darcy to make some cash / cover for Sandi? Should I do it? 12 trades left.

cheers

Patch

Probably wouldn't, Simo. Can't see Darcy getting many games this year

Simo

Anymore than Pruess though?

Slatsy

Worst case if he gets dropped is that Freo have a lot of Sunday games so he would be good for loophole purposes

hedski

Better off with Strnadica, cheaper and can swing.

Bock Choy

I am pleased I stayed my hand and held off trading Hardwick. His 84 was very hand last night, will knock his B/E down and will lead to some more cash generation over the next few weeks. Even better, it is some decent cover if The Nank is a late out on Sunday.

INPieman

Nice Hold Bock

Moustachio

Welcome to Moustachio's errr, errr Quantum Team Mechanics.

Maybe you can all swing a little loop magic this round if you have a similar setup to mine. Relevant layout is

Ruc: Stef, Goldy / Strnadica
Fwd: Nank, 5 other spud "premos" / Greenwood (e), Eddy

We want to get Greenwoods score so of course we will use team mascot Eddy. Although we have many spud options to ditch when we put Eddy on the field, the best option is Nank. This is because we can also stick big Stef on the ruck bench as (e) with Strnadica taking the field.

If Stef craps his dacks again we can roll the dice on Nanks score, moving him to the ruck field from the fwd bench.

Welcome!

INPieman

Awesome suggestion. Let's hope Eddy isn't a late in again. He's a dangerous man to use your captain loop on

Patch

Love it Moustachio!

Ja191

who on field out of Stewart or JJ. JJ's form has been that bad I kind of want to bench him

Patch

Can you use a loop? If not, Stewart onfield on current form

Seeker

Assuming we are talking Tom Stewart (GEE). JJ not providing halfback run due to close attention is seriously impacting the Dogs games. I see no reason for Nth to do anything different. Therefore, I'd be backing Stewart over the Freo forwards.

redherringfc

trade jj out. He's on 385k with a break even of 148. Cut your losses.

Rivo

Great work Patch.
Panic has set in. With the extended bench list at the Cats, Is Scooter a trade out must? Got him in last week at M9 to generate cash and use as a step up for forwards/ruck upgrade.

With Nank to swing forward, the plan was Scooter and Parsons to Mountford & Ryder.

Only 9 trades and $10k so yes a tad nervous.'

Do it or not?

Patch

You certainly don't have to trade Scooter out – I'm holding. I don't mind those moves, but that probably locks you out of Gawn in a few weeks.

If he's named tonight I'd hold

Rivo

Thanks Patch. When do they finalize the teams for Sunday's games?

SC_Kev7

Patch, mate, slightly unhinged this week. Are you okay? Will a journo doorstop Jarrod Pickett but instead find him bound and gagged to a chair?

INPieman

How bad would it be if Pickett was your loop for Greenwood & he plays. Devastating

Pitch 72

You'd trade him out to a non playing 102k dpp rookie.

Patch

He is my loop for Greenwood

Pitch 72

I've got Lloyd (GWS) as my loop, I will be no good to anyone between 1600 and 1635 tomorrow.

hedski

Sorry Pitch but Lloyd is in for Josh Kelly, you need a new loop.

Pitch 72

That would be Kelly.

INPieman

You haven't had any hard luck this season Patch

Patch

A lot of it is self inflicted, but also everything is terrible

TRIGGER HAPPY

Got a boy safe as houses as my loop for greenwood.
Kicks 6 goals a week doesn't even make an E.

The Ranger

Careful TH, the SC Gods are in a frickin awful mood and you wouldn't want to tempt them!

Patch

No comment.

Stirlsy

Bought in Deluca Cardillo from Freo this week mainly as a 102k DPP deadman in fwds had Greenwood sitting F6
I moved the newbe to F6 then 15 mins before game starts I see the newbe on Freo's extended bench
Nup i didn't want to even entertain the thought, so whacked Greenwood back into F6

Seeker

HUUUUUGE Greenwood is my Emergency for JJK meaning I can hold and hope JJK's back next week. Big thanks, Huge Greenwood.
If Nank misses he becomes either Goldie or Grundy. Of course if both Nank and Witts are out I'm stuffed.

If Maric does play and Nank out, Kruezer holders might consider placed the C on him as a massive POD selection

Patch

Beautiful stuff Seeker! Worked out very nicely for you!

If Kreuz was on Saturday he'd be a locked VC for me, similarly a C if Danger was Saturday.

Stirlsy

JJK is 2 to 3 weeks away, has new injury.

Rob

Trading Stewart and Barrett out over the next two weeks. Which to trade first though?

Patch

Barrett first with GWS this week

wombatsfc

You're funny

Swans2012

Classic read patch, definitely the highlight of my Friday until the swans flog Essendon tonight with buddy kicking 12 as vc

KrazeeEyezK1lla

I'd love to whack the C on Bud and let the good times roll. would be keen for a big one. could kick 8

Swans2012

I reckon he's due, it's a low percentage play but I'm giving him the vc

Patch

Can't be worse than my decision to VC Tex last night #yolo #lolz

Patch

Hahahaha cheers mate! Although your planned highlight tonight hasn't got a chance! Daniher to kick 8, take mark of the year and Swans to be held scoreless in the first, so savour the good times while they're still here!

Patch

son of a-

INPieman

Buddy has a last 10 match Av of 129 against the bombers. Loves playing them

Steve

Backs: Doc, Laird, Adams, Hibberd, Simmo, Mills – emg: Perryman/Ryan
Mid: Danger, Kelly, Pendles, Treloar, Bont, Fyfe, Scooter, SPP – emg: Barrett/Cousins/Hibberd (NM)
Ruck: Goldy, Ryder
Fwd: Macrae, Dahl, Buddy, Heeney, Yeo, Greenwood – Emg Parsons/Pickett

14 Trades Left, $51k in kitty – not traded this round yet
Planning on holding Scooter – Mills will hopefully end up at D7 (eventually)

Thinking – Out: Barrett and SPP – In: Martin/Neale/Zerrett, Mountford?
If Scooter doesnt get named, I can swing Ryan on ground and Adams to Mid to ensure full team this week

Or take advantage of J Lloyd price this week to complete Backline and get Mills off the ground! – then work on Mids from next week?

Thoughts appreciated!

Patch

Lloyd this week for sure. You can keep Mills onfield and have Lloyd at M8 which I reckon would be a better move Stevo!

hedski

Apparently Gazza is out with a calf injury and Danger has had some hammy tightness.
Not good.

INPieman

Gaz is out. Failed a fitness test this morning. Nank also a game day decision. I smell carnage

LoganJosh7

youre kidding!!! when will my gablett/JJK/sandi/roo carnage end! 🙁

Patch

[spoiler alert] it probably won't

2017 is the worst

LoganJosh7

think im done with the old firm. young guns nek year. tho its always 'next year' with SC 🙁

Stirlsy

The thought is in my mind to Pieman …. It's starting to stink already.

LoganJosh7

its not even just a smell anymore. I think my bench is more full premo than my field.

Wal

That's pretty major hedski, source?

LoganJosh7

yeah its confirmed

Wal

Yeah just picked it up now, cheers

hedski

I think the Danger hammy was more precautionary, left the track early weds, hopefully still play.

DEE

Got a problem but is a good problem I guess.
Have the emergency on greenwood in the mids.
can sub Myers onto the ground but problem is who to sub out?
Danger, Neale, Pendles, Kelly, Zorko, Bont, JPK?

Bont?

Patch

On recent form, Bont. However Kelly is underdone which complicates things… would still say Bont, just.

Bells

JPK hasn't been scoring well. Was terrible for 3 quarters last week. But surely Bont gets dropped here.

DEE

Kelly out, so that solves that.

SCathiest

Ablett out with a calf

Holty

Damn, just when you think you are at full premo for the round. Damn you SC Gods.

The Ranger

Just when thought it was gonna be a good round!
Now I'm looping Ablett to get Huge Greenwoods score and sticking bloody Cuningham onfield.

Patch

Brutal. They SC gods actually did it the absolute savage madmen

musicissport

When will we know if Shai Bolton is playing? If he's out I get Greenwood's score, if he's in I don't.

Wal

About 6.25pm

Patch

I thought Sunday teams were announced at 5? Or am I mistaken?

INPieman

Think it's no later than 5:30

Wal

It's either you or I Patch and now that you mention it I'm not sure which!

RoughNuts

5pm today

Derek

last weeks decision to get Ablett instead of Docherty, just keeps haunting me.

INPieman

Its a brutal business

Derek

i'll cover Ablett with JStewart's E tonight or Parsons if he spuds OR Bolton if he plays (3 cracks at it). Oh dear….

Patch

That hurts so, so much

The Ranger

Oh jeez, I'd forgotten about that!
The Doc is your nemesis Derek

Derek

you know i'm doing this for the whole community. As soon as i get Docherty he will cop a tag or injury, as sure as i'm a one eyed hawk supporter!

The Doch

You r a clown.
You had your chance take your medicine.

Bells

Thanks Suns! YOU EFFING CLOWNS! I coulda had Greenwood's 127 in the mids, BUT OH NO!! I had to find out later that Ablett would miss. So now I cop a donut unless Josh DC plays and gives me what? 40?
THANKS FOR RUINING MY SEASON YOU FLOG OF A Club! None of your players even like each Other! Ablett gets belted by rookie flags and you do NUTHIN! No fan having nothing club in middle of nowhere!

INPieman

I'm sensing your a little disappointed Bells

Derek

can't you swing dahlhaus into the mids?

Bells

No Dahl for me. I've got the Swans best player of the last month instead. Playing off half back, through the mids, kicking goals. Wherever Horse needs a win, that's where he is sent.
Maybe Scooter or Josh DC get a game.
Fyfe's out might even things up now too…

Derek

what about Macrae, do you have him in forwards to swing to mids?

korza

Jesuz…

RoughNuts

Stef Martin or Toby Greene – what are communities thoughts on which will perform better on the run home.

Need to trade Sandy but whether I go to Martin in the ruck, or swap Nank to Ruck and trade to T Greene is my prediciment.

I already have Yeo, Macrae, Dahl & Frankin.

Patch

Of those two, I'd rather Greene. Still unsure what The Archie Smith effect will do to Stef

INPieman

If you have got the cash get Heeney

RoughNuts

I was leaning towards Greene because of the Archie Smith effect. The Nank injury cloud just threw a spanner in the works.

As for Heeney – I already have Lloyd, Hanners, JPK & Franklin. That would make 5 swans I'm worried thats just to many.

INPieman

There was someone on here the other day woukd had a lot more Swans than that

RoughNuts

When Sydney lose it will hurt having 5 players – Especially over finals Swans run is Cats (Skilled), Fre (SCG), Adel (AO) & Carl (SCG).

Heeney will likely finish top 6 Fwd – Avg wise & points from here on in so what you say makes sense.

As I type this I'm starting to lean on potentially trading out a JPK or Hanners nearing finals to get the balance right and trade to a more reliable mid option.

INPieman

Don't trade Hanners. He's punished thousands that did already

Derek

you can't have Nank in Ruck. he is F6 at best, not R2

Jim

Steele is on the extended bench isn't he?

If Nank & Witts are both out then thats me done!

RoughNuts

Whats the issue with Witts?

Patch

Was carrying a shoulder injury last week

Patch

Has been confirmed by Alan Richardson to be in the magoos again to "work on his disposal efficiency" (despite being a better kick than Seb Ross and Jack Steven?)

jez_m

Richardson has already confirmed Steele won't play.

BigBoyBananana

Community help, please, im desperate..

1) Bench Higgins or T.Lynch for Hugh with the basketball background?

2) Which midfield premo option out of Zerrett, The $1M man J.Kelly, Neale or Zorkooo?

LoganJosh7

these are both 50/50 choices. just have to go with your gut.

tho for option 2 id narrow it down to zerrett or neale.

Patch

Higgins

ZORKO THE MAGNIFICENT

Good luck Banana!

Rick Grimes

Shit a brick. If the Nank misses I'll be copping a zero. Surely he plays, important match for them.

INPieman

I'll see that & raise ya Parsons & a donut

Andrew

Have had the VC on Shaw all week, 250th this weekend do we reckon he can pull out a big one?

Patch

Big call. I'd wager not but on a VC call you can go nuts so #yolo

The Ranger

Got Bolton and Pickett on the FWD bench and Nank onfield.
My head hurts with trying to work out exactly how that plays out…
Bolton could be a late out.
Nank could be a late out.
Pickett could be a late in.
All of them are frightening.
No idea where to place my E.

Patch

5pm will give us the answers. Odds are we won't like the answers though

Jager Bombs

Is Lloyd (Swans) a must have

Patch

If you still have a defensive slot to fill, I reckon he is

TheGreatBozza

15 trades left and 62K

DEF: Doc, Adams, Laird, Howe, Shaw, Newman (Stewart, Scharenberg)
MID: Danger, Pendles, Treloar, Bont, Fyfe, JPK, Beams, Scooter – emg: (SPP, Fisher, Cousins)
R: Grundy, Nank (Sandi)
FWD: Heeney, Macrae, Dahl, Lynch, Greenwood, Hannan (Bolton, Cameron)

I'm rolling on the dice on Nank playing as I really want to get Gawn. I think Kreuzer's gone up too much in price and I do prefer Gawn over Goldy. My options for this week are:

1. SPP > Lloyd, Stewart > Ryan (original plan as Lloyd is extreme value)
2. SPP > Neale/Merrett, Stewart > Ryan (Scooter stays M9, irregardless of whether he plays)
3. Stewart > Ryan, Fisher > Buddy, opening up a DPP with Bolton (Scooter M8, SPP to back him up)
4. Stewart > Ryan, Hannan > Yeo (Scooter at M8 with SPP M9)

I'm still leaning to no. 1 as Lloyd is great value although my backline does need the least amount of work as compared to my FWD line.
Thoughts?

Winter

Stewart > Ryan
Scooter > Yeo in fwd by subbing Bolton into the mids

Anth

FYFE OUT….

and breathe

INPieman

Add Fyfe to the scrap heap. He's out

The Ranger

This is getting really dull now.
Junker back to the DEF, Lloyd onfield in the MIDS, Ryan onfield and he might not even play.
Struggling to make 22 players now…

INPieman

What did we do to anger the gods this time

Nickf

I think we tried to celebrate the son of god playing 300 and our teams reaching full premium, they are spiteful gods and can't let us have any joy

hedski

Makes me feel better about that trade I made last week.
Now I need Ross to not fug me around at 5pm.

The Ranger

He's gonna do it isn't he Hedski….
Ryan. Late out. "Managed" probably.

hedski

If he is my planned trade of Berry to Ryan will probably change to Berry to Witherden/Junker/Hibbo jnr, kicking myself I'm $800 short of a straight swap of Barret to Lloyd.
Will be sweating then on Ryan playing then next week so I can downgrade Stewart, was hoping for him to be d7.
Bloody Ross.

Stirlsy

Stink is starting to get to me now!!!

INPieman

We had a whiff earlier. Now it's a stench

LoganJosh7

anyone else have fyfe, jjk, sandi and ablett!!

THIS HAPPENS EVERY WEEK

Patch

FYFE OUT WHAT THE HELL IS GOING ON SOMEONE HOLD ME

INPieman

Can we make it a bye round?

Nickf

I'm in panic overdrive, this week is worse than every bye round

pod

Phew, I dumped him last week.

hedski

Ditto

LoganJosh7

time to redo the article methinks. so.much.more.panic

Shake n bake

Went out of my team last week. So not so bad news!

DEZNUTZ

last week: out fyfe, in ablett… 😐

Derek

what is wrong with him?

The Ranger

Spuditis

Stirlsy

Sternum bruising been suffering for weeks with it.

Choice

Hope that Scooter plays or trade in junker and Lloyd for fisher and Berry?

Mitch

Wallis, Macrae or Buddy?

pod

Macrae

Winter

Macrae

Mitch

Realised I can't afford Macrae. Who to buy out of Wallis and Buddy?

Derek

Buddy will kick a big bag tonight

undypuncher

I love you patch. If you ever nneed to some woosa ! Im here for you !

Cliffy

Well with Fyfe out now that just threw a spanner into my trade plans now (haven't made my trades for the round yet):

Originally was going to go

Stewart – Ryan (will be D7)
Scooter/Barrett – Merrett/Neale

Who would I look to move on first out of Scooter, Barrett or Fyfe, and who out of Merrett or Neale would I get in? Midfield is important for me to address with upgrading since I still have two spots left to fix before trading this week.

Cliffy

Was going to get in Merrett all week but now with Fyfe out Neale may potentially have an even greater opportunity to go large this week.

Winter

Sandi still out doesn't benefit Neale.
I'd go Merrett

HB Prince

Anyone thinking about Robbie Gray??

pod

Not now, to much shiitte on the fan.

Harry H

I think Ross Lyin got angry at people talking about Brad Scott being the SC nemesis and he's decided he's going to take back the mantle. Surely he'll drop Ryan too to add cream to the cake

INPieman

You can see it coming a mile away can't ya!

Soothsayer

Hey Community I just want to say, the news that comes through this chat forum is pure gold. The rapid news on outs and injuries and who plays in the VFL is stupendously beneficial for the community. Thank you all and Patch and Pieman in particular.

INPieman

No worries

Patch

Pieman needs to be officially elevated to Panic Room legend status

Northerner

All I know is the trades I was set to do this weekend will look a whole lot different than planned with all these outs. I nearly did the trades yesterday before lockout commenced as was going double upgrade to Lloyd and Yeo. Lloyd probably still comes in but in my MIDs. Yeo will have to wait another week. Lesson reinforced, never trade before you have to.

My predicted score was over 2500 when I started this week, dropping rapidly.

LooperCoach

Thanks POwer! YOU EFFING CLOWNS! I coulda had Greenwood’s 127 in the forwards, BUT OH NO!! I had to find out later that Broadbent would miss. So now I cop a donut unless Josh DC plays and gives me what? 40?

THANKS FOR RUINING MY SEASON YOU FLOG OF A Club! None of your players even like each Other! Broadbent gets belted by that flog Brett Eddy and you do NUTHIN! No fan having nothing club in middle of nowhere

LoganJosh7

you and Bells sound oddly similar.

INPieman

One is brad Scott the other is Chris

Jambak

Danger left training early, will he play?

pod

He's gone surfing or fishing.

INPieman

Tight hammy. Not ideal

AuroraBorealis?!

Thought this might be a bit of a laugh: https://www.facebook.com/BrianTaylorBT/photos/a.8

INPieman

Gold!

Shake n bake

Docherty could be a late out.

INPieman

Don't think the gods have finished with us yet. Doch has a sore calf & will do a fitness test in the morning. Gary failed his. Danger has hammy tightness & no certainty. Nank will be given a test on gameday. Maric into squad is a worry. And goldy has a sore back

Defying_Madness

Just as I was planning to bring the Doc in…

Lazza

Just confirmed on SEN that Doc is playing … the supposed injury was fake news..

Derek

another lazy 130 coming up i'm sure

AuroraBorealis?!

This round is turning into hell! Also do you think our pies can beat port in melbourne?

INPieman

Anything can happen this season. 50/50

Holty

Dont forget Witts is still questionable.

Defying_Madness

If Witts and Nank are out I will have to trade Witts to Mummy to dodge a donut

The Ranger

Cue Derek.

Derek

this is like playing golf in a howling southerly. its the same for everyone but many people are beaten before their first drive

SCathiest

As a SCathiest I've always preached that there is no such thing as "SuperCoach Gods". I may have recently become a born again believer.