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Round 18 Supercoach Panic Room

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Winter is coming.

No, I’m wrong. Winter is here. We’re deep in the howling depths that is winter, erasing all hope. This week was to be a counterpoint to last, discussing the successes; the good trades, the smart moves and, for this year especially, the significant non-selections we’ve made to make this year good.

But our hopes, dreams and – most importantly, trades are lying motionless in the snow as the wolves bear down on us.

It’s time to panic.

THE NEWS

Why, that’s a nice midfield you got there… it would be a shame if something were to… happen… to it, wouldn’t it?

We’ll start at the top. Scott Pendlebury has had surgery on his finger and will miss this week, most likely next week and potentially weeks after that. He’s gotta go.

Captaincy option of the century*, Patrick Dangerfield, will miss. He’s been named, he’ll miss. Listed as no more than 40% chance, the Cats won’t risk him as they gear up for a huge run at September.

Remember that time I heralded the death of Gary Ablett as a Supercoach option, and he came back a week later and scored 159? He’s got a hamstring niggle. Another one. Coinciding with an interstate trip. He’ll miss this week, maybe next week and I’d wager nearly every interstate trip on the run home. Bye, Gary.

Rory Sloane has been named. I still reckon he’ll miss because winter has come and hope is dead and if anything can go wrong this round IT WILL GO WRONG. Which is why I don’t trust Geelong for naming Scott Selwood.

Stephen Coniglio is back for GWS, which is good news for the 330 teams that have him, and the 5 teams who traded him in this week (WHO ARE YOU?! WHY?)

Forgotten midfielder Jack Trengove is back for Melbourne, and in other news forgotten midfielder Jack Trengove is still on Melbourne’s list.  

Moving along into the ruckline now, where everything looks lovel- oh wait no it’s bad and everything is on fire because Todd Goldstein has been dropped. Yes, Todd Goldstein, 2015’s best ruck by the length of the Flemington straight, is kaput. Splat. Gone. Dropped like a sack of potatoes. A truly Will Minson style fall from grace.

Into the backline where more things are on fire and screaming and burning and on fire, rookies Luke Ryan and Brennan Cox have been dropped. The Ramsay Bolton of the Supercoach world, Ross Lyon of House Anchor (whose words are ‘This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things’) have suspended the two for getting on the grog after Freo’s last game.

This is actually fair enough on Ross’ behalf BUT WHY DID IT HAVE TO BE THIS WEEK?!?!?!?!? WHYYYYYYYYYY??? AAAARRRRRGGGGGHHHHHH

Rookie Mitch Hibberd because who needs defensive cover anyway? I mean I didn’t want any. I just want a late out from someone to punch a nice big donut in my backline because WHY NOT, HEY? WHY. NOT. See if I care.

Anyone still have Joel Smith? I feel like you should be rewarded if you’ve held him this long but he’s been dropped because Supercoach hates you and everything you hold dear. Including Josh Smith, who’s been dropped, just like your expected score.

Jake Lever is out, which won’t bother anyone who isn’t a fanatical Adelaide fan or ME, who has the bastard in Supercoach Draft and a bench full of injury. Isn’t that just PEACHY, eh?

I don’t even want to look at the forward line. It’ll explode the second I make eye contact, so if I just leave the door shut, we’re going to pretend Elliot Yeo is back and no-one of significance has been dropped. Now if we all believe hard enough, when we open the door, it’ll all be fine. On three: one, two, three.

Oh wow, would you look at that! Everything’s just wonderful in here. We’ve got some new debutants, no-one’s been dropped, Jarryd Waite is back, and Jack Watts, and so is… wait where’s Jeremy Cameron? GUYS. WHO WASN’T BELIEVING HARD ENOUGH? Oh come on, he’s my F2. I can’t believe you’ve done this to me.

And of course, after slaving away over so few rookies during the first half of the year, we see a whole swathe of debutants named in the back end of the season. Just in time to ruin their prices for 2018. ISN’T THIS JUST DANDY, HEY? Literally the only positive is I’ve started making fun of their names (which in hindsight is a mean thing to be doing, but know I love you all).

Lining up for their first games this week are Nick ‘Ma’ Larkey for North Melbourne, Jack ‘I Should Have Been A Pirate’ Scrimshaw for Gold Coast, Conor ‘Someone Stole My Other N’ Glass for Hawthorn, Rowan ‘My Boat’ Marshall for St Kilda, and GWS pair Will ‘Most English Name Of The Year – 1998’ Setterfield and Isaac ‘I Bet You Thought There’d Be A Sex Joke Here’ Cumming.

And I’m done. EDITS:

The 5pm teams are in, and Sam Mitchell is missing as well, suffering from Old Man Syndrome. He’ll coach this week instead. Matt Scharenberg has done something to get on the wrong side of Nathan Buckley as he’s been dropped AGAIN (our poor backlines) which is doing my head in. Isaac Cumming won’t play, but Carlton young gun Harry ‘You’re A Wizard Harry’ McKay will. 

It’s been a tough week, and I’ve only got a single, solitary trade left. Someone please hold me, stroke my hair and tell me it’ll all be okay. Please.

JOCK WRITES FOR FOX FOOTY – SELWOOD THIS WEEK.. OR IS IT TIME FOR A POD?

 

THE PATCH UP

Last week I gave massive wraps for Brisbane superstar Dayne Zorko and he repayed me with a 55 point disaster against Richmond. So when I say my point of difference selection to replace Scott Pendlebury is Carlton’s very own Bryce Gibbs, take a Jock Reynold’s testicle-sized grain of salt with that.

Gibbs is averaging 112, which included a mammoth 208 against Gold Coast five weeks ago. Since breaking the double ton, Gibbs scored 101, 142, 99 and 96. His detractors will say if you take the 208 out, he’s averaging 102.

They’d be right, but would also be omitting a very crucial factor. He did score that 208. He won’t hit that again, but Gibbs has only dropped below 91 a single time this year (in round 2) and has been consistent in a way very few have been this year *glares at The Bont and Sloane*

He’s also in form on the run home, has a decent run home and at 618k, isn’t unaffordable. He’s also in 2.2% of sides. I’d take Tom Mitchell – and probable Lachie Neale – ahead of him, but one that’s slipped under the radar this week.

As for trading out Dangerfield? I’m with Jock on this one with a soft no.

I won’t be, but if you are trading him out, you need a detailed, researched and fact checked plan of how to get him back into your side. And a backup plan. And a backup for the backup. Because if you don’t, and he cranks out 160s to finish the year, you get left in the dust.

RUCKING HELL

Hello old friend. We haven’t seen you for a while. Todd The Rod Goldstein. What do we do with him? How long will he be back in the twos? Does he even want to play footy?

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Look, he probably does. I’m sure he’s as disappointed in his form as we are. I’m sure he’ll be back before the end of the season, and what’s more, he’ll be back next week. Because Brayden Pruess hasn’t been named – he’s had back issues – and Majak Daw has been thrust into the solo ruck spot. And Tommy Bellchambers will tear him apart.

We saw Belch turn Tom Hickey inside out last week, where he returned what was probably the worst individual game of the season, and Majak isn’t a much better ruckman than Hickey is. They won’t keep Daw as the solo ruck for long, just long enough to show him North want to keep him, and short enough that North don’t get accused of tanking. Which equates to a week.

So, do we trade? It’s too late in the season to put up with this crap. If you’ve got the trades to spare, send him packing and trade him in for Shane Mumford for all the reasons mentioned in the podcast.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFT STAR

As Higgo said during the podcast this week: you have to risk it for the biscuit. That’s my theme this week in Draftstars.

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I see the Eagles getting up over the Pies this week, despite their impressive record when Daniel Wells is playing. Their season is on the line, and if they want to play finals, the Westerners need to win this one – so I’ve stacked my side full of them.

A West Coast win means Josh J Kennedy will score, and score big. Lock. Liam Duggan had a breakout game last week, and should do more good work at ground level on Sunday. Elliot Yeo on a return from illness should similarly see action.

On the Collingwood side of things, going in without Brodie Grundy is idiocy. Lock him in. I’m also gambling on Steele Sidebottom stepping into the Pendlebury void, simply because the foot skills of Taylor Adams and Adam Treloar (whose names sound better then they flow into each other) are abhorrent.

Lewis Jetta and Will Schofield aren’t going to score much. I know this, but they’re cheap enough to let me get the players I need – hopefully if West Coast dominate, they can steal a few cheap points on the outside.

Who are you feeling this week?

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This is getting very long, this week’s panic room. So, let’s keep this short and snappy – or we would, if DANGERFIELD WASN’T MISSING. UGH. We’re going to end up longer than Barron’s rookie report at this rate – and Barron’s rookie report has the advantage of having useful information in it. This is just memes and me shouting at stuff.

RIGHT.

If Danger plays, shove the VC on him. If not, vice captaincy options this week include: Joel Selwood, who averaged 125 against the Crows, Zach Merrett, who scored 130 the last time he played North, Tom Mitchell, who’s averaging 131 from his last 3, and the unstoppable Michael Hurley, who gets to run off a rusty Jarryd Waite and rack up another 30 touches and a 130.

For captaincy, we’ve got the Carlton boys (Kruezer, Gibbs and Docherty) who all love playing the Lions and are projected to hit 125 or so. Additionally, you could pick my boy in Dayne Zorko and pray to whatever god you believe in that he doesn’t let you down.

I’m personally going VC Zach Merrett into captain Sam Docherty. Who are you thinking of this week, community? How impacted is your midfield? How are you coping with the arrival of the Supercoach winter? – and that’s not an invitation to post Game of Thrones spoilers. You have been warned.

Best of luck, community!

Patch

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jimmy

I have taken a punt and gone Ebert for Pendles. I can afford the Bont but would leave me with no cash at all. His two scores of 58 scare me but its not as if the Bont is tearing it up either. Other options are: Cotchin and Oliver. What are peoples thoughts?

SC_Kev7

Don't mind it, Jimmy. Ebert in 4% of teams compared to Bont's 38%, it's better at this point to try and seperate yourself a bit. Jock gave him a mention in his article over at fox sports today, plays 3 of his final 4 at Adelaide Oval, he's been huge there this year

Patch

I'm going Ebert too, Jimmy. Loke what I see.

I'm probably going to jinx him though…

KrazeeEyezK1lla

also went with Ebert

Will

Ebert was tagging Cotchin in that one game where he got 58 and he looked like he was tagging peddles for a bit in the other game where he got 58, but I think that was just a bad performance. People are saying to be wary of him because of the chance he might be used as a tagger, although it could be a smart buy. I already have Wines, Wingard, Ryder and Robbie Gray in my side, so no more Port players for me.

INPieman

Cracking job as always Patch. Woke up this morning & that wafting stench of "late outs" was in the air

Patch

Cheers Pieman!

Red sky at night; Supercoacher's delight. Red sky in the morning; everything is terrible and you should run. It was cloudy this morning but I'm sure the sky was red somewhere

INPieman

There's always Red sky & evil laughter coming from above Ross's place. How times have changed. In years gone by you'd get kicked out of the team for not getting on the p*ss after a game

Stirlsy

It's Dooms day Patch, just traded out Pendles took Ebert for him if Danger and Sloane are out ill cover with witheryman and the Greenman that'll leave me no cover down back also.
Time to sit back relax and watch it all fall apart…..

INPieman

Witherden & Greenwood will have popular employment this week Stirsly. As soon as Greenwood passes 40 points Tom Lynch is off to the pine

The Ranger

Bloody glad Greenwood is playing Friday night, it gives us all a chance to reassess things on Saturday morning.

Patch

I'll pull up a chair with you, Stirlsy.

Stirlsy

BYO esky Patch. Mines full. Think it might be one of those weeks to drown the sorrows.

swannation

Should we be worried about Taylor adams being named on sunday bench?

Stirlsy

Nope

I Steele Your Girl

He is the skipper while Pendles is out

Jose

Started on the bench last week as well because buckley is a strategic genius. He'll play

No one

Worked well last week, Pies won.

Tommo09

Danger/Selwood into Rocky

INPieman

C on Rocky. Suppose that's one way you could get a ton out of him

Patch

Ha! Brilliant, Pieman. Still not sold on his shoulder, Thommo, but it could pay off

INPieman

He did score 204 against the blues last year. But at present it takes him 3 weeks to total that number

Liam

Ive had Rocky all year. Safe call if in the first of the year but not now.

He is due but a lot risk in that.

Randomcliche2

I've benched Rocky to take Greenwoods score mate…. Gotta wait till he's shown he is over that injury….he hasn't yet

Paul

Parsons out for Durdin, Greenwood to Joel Selwood. Holding Pendles for another week to see if he gets up, if not he's out for any mid under 600k. Witherden will cover Pendles but I'm in trouble if Danger doesn't play.

Thoughts?

Patch

Like it Pauly, but am concerned by Durdin's job security

Dylan

Trade in options
Joel Selwood or Fyfe or Taylor Adams?

Locked and Loaded

Fyfe I reckon…

Patch

Selwood

Corza

S.Selwood or Greenwood as M6?

Patch

If Sloane'a out, go Greenwood. If Danger is, go Scooter

Corza

Cheers Mate!

Locked and Loaded

8 trades left… sitting top of my league… considering Luke Ryan OUT Nielson IN… Pendles OUT Titch IN… Use two trades to get Mitchell or use one for Pendles and get somebody under 535k??

Patch

Have a gander at who the challengers in your league have. Be a bit sneaky. If Titch is a POD, lock him in (especially if you've got the trades). If it's Zorko, go him. This is where The Art of War comes into play – you've got the advantage with 8 trades

Locked and Loaded

Thanks Patch… Will take the advice just a little wary of also covering off who the challenges may have that im concerned about

JohndJames

Get Mitch.

NickMacMan

Danger VC or nah?

Patch

We saw what he did on one leg last week… I feel the answer should be no. But then again… he's Danger.

Depends on how dicey you feel

INPieman

If Danger kicked straight last week & booted 10.1 he would have scored 250+. If he hobbles out there it's a non negotiable. If he makes his way to the goal square don't even bother with the VC

Jock

Absolutely pissed myself Patch – CHAMPAGNE stuff haa

Patch

I'm a huge avocado for some Shanpaggin on a friday morning

I Steele Your Girl

I'm thinking of moving Goldy to Ryder, 6 trades left. Is this a stupid move? I have Nank as cover so could hold one week

Soothsayer

I'm moving Nank in and sitting Goldy on the bench to think about what he's done. I've had Mumford and Goldy since Sandy went down the first time and they just haven't both fired together even once. I hope this week out synchronizes the two beasts and next week is a 240+ from my ruck department. nank is covered by Greenwood who could get within range to Nanks score as a forward anyway.

Patch

Don't mind that at all, Steeley.

benjamin B

6 trades left.
I mid off full premo

im going berry to jelwood and do i go pendles to neale or titch? leaning neale as 4 trades left idnt too much so could use the extra cash??

Patch

Still reckon Titch will outscore Neale, and as Meaghan Trainor said in that classic, but so, so awful 2015 hit, "It's all about the points"

Soothsayer

Thanks Patch for the great article. I'm lucky i only have Pendles (and Dangerfield if he is left out) so I am trading Pendles and Newman out for Docherty and J. Selwood. I need Doch and its my last luxury trade before I tighten up with four left for finals.

Patch

Beautiful stuff, Sooth! Like it a lot, mate

TheGreatBozza

That is the definition of BANG BANG

TheGreatBozza

Community I'd love some feedback for this week:
Sitting in 3rd two games clear of 5th with 9 trades, however I have 1st & 2nd in my next two weeks

DEF: Doc, Laird, Howe, Adams, Shaw, Newman (Ryan, Shaz)
MID: Danger, JPK, Neale, Bont, Fyfe, Treloar, Pendles, J.Lloyd (Witherden, Bolton, Cousins)
R: Grundy, Gawn (Cameron)
FWD: Macrae, Yeo, Heeney, Dahl, Lynch, Greenwood (Nank, Hannan)

Option 1:
Pendles > Selwood
Newman > Buddy (via multiple DPPs)

Option 2:
Pendles > Selwood
Newman > Roberton

Option 3:
Newman > Selwood (Via DPP)
Hannan > Rookie
Hold Pendles to see if he makes it for finals

Option 4:
Hannan > Rookie
Pendles > Merrett or Dusty

Thoughts?

I'm leaning towards option 1 as it strengthens both my MID & FWDS, however Hannan's price is dropping fast so I wouldn't mind culling him

INPieman

9 trades. Wow. Hannan to Deluca. Cheap & dpp swing from the fwd bench into mids. Then Newman to Selwood & swing Lloyd back. Make a call on Pendles next week

TheGreatBozza

Cheers Pieman. I've been very conservative which explains my 12,000 ranking but leagues has been top priority. Holding Pendles could work out to be a POD move just like I did with Fyfe and Beams (after his 1st injury)

INPieman

Pendles will be a POD. But if he's not back soon grab Tmitch Dusty or Zerrett

Patch

Would love to see Greenwood upgraded but Jelwood a must this week at that price

TheGreatBozza

Who do you think is more pressing to offload, Greenwood or Newman? If I stick to Piemans plan, Greenwood will be off next week

Patch

It's probably more pressing to ditch Greenwood, but if you can loop him with Nank that partly takes care of that problem, so I'd flick Newman first if you send Hannan to a DPP non-playing rookie

Patch

UPDATE: Sam Mitchell will miss this week

INPieman

Another old man that couldn't be bothered flying

Patch

He's flying, but he's going to coach instead of play (apparently)

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Bugger was gonna be my draftstar pod
Back to the well

Rick Grimes

Think that helps Shuey? Was gonna flick him this week. Been pus.

Nick

With 5 trades left, thinking of trading Pendles for Jelwood.
Should I look to upgrade the likes of Steele or Roo to a Yeo, Franklin or Ryder?
Thoughts?

Patch

Absolutely, 3 trades should see you through finals. Would go Roo to Yeo if you can

Juzzy

Brilliant stuff Patch. The perfect combination of hilarity and tragedy.

I got nostalgic earlier this week when I traded in GAJ. I started randomly looking at my team throughout the day just to see his name in my midfield and it felt so so right.

Oh well …..

Patch

It'll be the last time you see it, Juzzy. Truly a sight to behold. We may never see the like again.

Or Dangerfield could do the same thing tbh

red5

Luke Ryan to Leigh Montagna for B7 bench cover?

Burns.

Zac Williams next week, he'll be around 410-420k.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

If/when I trade pendles will have $588k which is just enough to bring in dusty or zerrett or ?
Have already punted parsons to jelwood so wondering which one to finish off mids?
Dusty has a pretty nice draw coming up.
Mids Danger, Bont, Fyfe, JPK, Treloar, jelwood, Titch and either dusty or zerrett.

Patch

You know my answer, Trigga. Zerrett is lyf

AuroraBorealis?!

Is it worth trading Goldstein to Kruezer to avoid a donut? 7 trades remaining

Patch

Absolutely

AuroraBorealis?!

I've just pushed the trade button, thanks for the advice guys (watch him do an ACL)

Whatyasmokin

7 trades? No doubt. Kruezer the top ruck.

Shake n bake

Make 70k and go Mummy!

Juzzy

I am going Dusty Trigga.

Good draw and still in the hunt for a Brownlow.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah thinking along similar lines

Steeeve Perry

That's what I've done. Every team worth its salt in my main league already has him so it's a boring move. But Dusty wants the Brownlow and he's going to go wild to end the season.

Trenna

Amigos,
I have 7 trades left and no sweet cashmoney this round and I need advice re: pendles
So one trade for parsons down to s. simpson this week to generate 200k.
Then I can go Pendlebury down to Jelwood or up to Dusty.
Already have Dangerfield, Mitchell, Bont, Kennedy, Zorko, Fyfe, Treloar in the midfield.

Have some cows on the bench to milk later too.

Patch

With 7 trades left, grab Jelwood this week and upgrade next week I reckon

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Just finished that comical wizardry.
Side was in stitches I think a bit of pee came out.
Belta patch Belta.

Daniel

Thoughts on trading Pendles to Rockliff and looping him and R.Gray for the rest of the season? Will allow me to trade S.Bolton instead of Ryan to my final forward premo moving Lynch to F7, Greenwood to M10 and have Witherden/Ryan as D7/8

Dave

Do it

Patch

That's tasty, Dan. So very tasty. Make sure you can loop both blokes for each game but if so, lock it in

johnno2908

Was very much thinking the same Dan. Both can go huge. I'm also contemplating Beams at under $400k in a similar role.

Steeeve

Real shame Trengove is playing. Could have been had for an absolute bargain next year (at a different club).

Patch

Love seeing him out there from a hooman perspective as it's what he loves doing, but from a fantasy point of view it is annoying. Same with many of the debutants this round

The Guv'na

Community, need help.

Bringing in Selwood for Greenwood, then upgrading Newman.

Limited trades left, leaning towards Laird but it's very vanilla. My other two options are the more expensive Hurley and the cheaper Roberton.

Who is the best defensive option of these three?

Appreciate it!

Tyruddanaut

Hurley will finish the season at about 105 and Laird about 102 imo. It depends if you want that little extra a game

Whatyasmokin

Thats a precision estimate.

Patch

Hurley for mine

JDP

What are your thoughts on my inability to decide on trades this week:
Pendels and Goldy out

In : Kruzer & J.Selwood

Or

In: Mummy & Dusty

Thoughts appreciated

Goat

I'd go the first. Kreuzer real POD.

Derek

at some point Carlton will take the foot off. not in finals. id prefer to have players who are playing for the finals

Patch

Not sure this group will. Bolton's fashioning a new type of Carlton and I don't like what I see, because it means they're playing good football

Marcus

So I have 4 trades only 100k and full Premo except for like Ryan as my 6th defender who's out. Should I trade him to johannisan or not worth it

Lazza

Ryan will be back next week. JJ has little value this year … what about Williams? (net week).

Patch

I'm with Lazza here – if you've got cover, hold for a week, reasses next and possibly bring in Zac Williams. Or bring williams in this week

Marcus

I have no cover now that shaz is out

Tyruddanaut

Remember when everyone was trading Cripps in…. injured for the season. I wanted to go with Ebert but now….. everyone jump off the Ebert bandwagon please

Nicko

Witherden or Newman on field?

Whatyasmokin

Loophole Newman?

Derek

newman has lost his role to McVeigh. he seems to just wonder around the field now looking for a kick.

Nicko

Cheers 🙂

Stupid Coach

Pure Gold Patch!!. Absolutely love it. Trading Pendles to J Selwood. Tossing up whether to also get rid of Todd The Rod and bring in Mummy or leave it to next week to see if Goldy returns. Can swing Nank into the ruck but that means I have to play Thomas (Coll) on the field.

Also, should I put Witherden on the field or leave him on the bench as cover in case Danger does not play tonight.

Appreciate any comments/thoughts much appreciated.

Stupid Coach

Currently have 7 trades, however, need a win to stay inside the top 8 in both my cash leagues.

Patch

Keep Witherden on the pine, Danger looks as though he may play. If you need a win this week, with 7 trades in the bank flick Goldy and bring in Mummy.

Stupid Coach

Thanks Patch. I thought Pendles to J Selwood was a no brainer, however, now I thinking of Ebert instead. Ebert has the better average, has more scores over 100 while Selwood has the highest score (against the Crows) and the only one really low score. Thoughts?

Dan

I'm planning on downgrading Melican to a DPP (def/mid) player for cash this week. I was wondering, do you think I should downgrade him to Junker (102K, but won't play) OR to Glass (117K, but is playing this week)?

Dan

P.S. My only other cover in Def is Ryan (hoping he'll be back) and Witherden (who is also my only cover for the midfield)

Patch

I'd probably go Glass – you don't need any more loophole options at this stage, but don't expect big scores from him

Dan

Thanks Patch! You're right, I'm not expecting big scores from him, but it might be helpful having a warm body on the bench at some stage.

Whatyasmokin

Im confused to why people think Richmond have an easy draw remaining…….

This week vs Giants. Anything could happen, being in Melbourne favours Richmond obviously.

Round 19. Suns at Metricon. This should be a walk in the park, it gets worse from here though into SC finals.

Round 20. Hawks at MCG. Wont surprise me if they lose this one.

Round 21. Cats at SS. Enough said.

Round 22. Freo in Perth. Who they already lost to in Melbourne. Not an easy game regardless of ladder position.

Round 23 Saints at MCG. Sure its a home game but they got flogged by them.

Worst possible result. 1 out of 6. Best possible 3 out of 6.

Derek

i was thinking the same. Champion data had them ranked the easiest run home

Whatyasmokin

Perhaps best 4 out of 6.

Cogla13

Best possible is 6 out of 6 surely. They should beat GWS this weekend.

Whatyasmokin

This is their wins this year.

Twice Carlton.
Twice Brisbane.
Collingwood.
North.
Melbourne.
Port at AO – great win.
West Coast (in melbourne……)
Bombers

Maybe im being a harsh critic but their whole season has been an easy draw, bar the upcoming games.

Whatyasmokin

You reckon theyll beat the saints who gave them a royal flogging and Geelong? I reckon Freo will beat them too.

neil demons delight

That's a tough draw in any ones book. If ablett plays even the suns game is not a shoe in.I wouldnt put a line through the Hawks either

Whatyasmokin

Exactly. Last time they played GCS it was in melbourne and around 120 to 100.

Hawks beat them convincingly twice in 2016.

People just look at the number of wins/ladder position without really analysing the details.

Worst case 0 and 6 haha

When looking at who theyve actually beat and the close ones theyve let go I feel like nothing has changed and theyve fooled everyone.

Winter

With only 4 trades and 30k left is it worth trading Pendles or do I hold?

Only options ore Ebert or Bont really cause already have Jelwood

Hmmm

Cogla13

Beams is cheap.

Winter

Don't trust him

Whatyasmokin

Key point only 4 trades, no way.

Cogla13

Sharenberg dropped. Conigs not playing .

Cogla13

Also Bolton only an emergency.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Gr8 Ryan and shaz Def bench.
U six on field stay healthy u hear. No late outs!

Hoot

Franklin or Ryder?

Whatyasmokin

Tough call, need ruck backup?

Hoot

Got Nank in fwds

Goldy and Gawn.

Presently covering Goldy

Patch

Probably Buddy unless you've got injury prone rucks

Saundo

Roberton, Martin, Montagna or Williams for my last spot in defence?

Jon

Zac Smith

tony

Hi Patch. Goldy to Kruezer or Mumford or Ryder – can't decide

Jess

"His (Dangerfield's) body has held up well through the fitness test, and altough it is expected that the majority of his tike will be spent up forward, he's both keen and able to line-up against his old teammates tonight." – Herald Sun

Danger is in!!

CRIPPStoniteSC

Cya pendles and goldy

Mumford/Martin & Tommy Mitch

Or

Gawn & Merrett??

Russty_

Option 1.

Finnius123

I have literally zero bench cover on every line and two trades left.

Time to panic.

Russty_

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂

Randomcliche2

I only have 2 of my 4 intended floating donuts (JDC and Perryman playing) and pendles not playing….interesting how different things can be…..27 green lights same as last week…..

BrownlowBoy

Rumours on twitter saying Joel Selwood is ill and may not play.

Jose

WHAT

Russty_

He said, "Rumours on twitter saying Joel Selwood is ill and may not play" 🙂

hedski

Ha.

hedski

Raise your bat Russty you've cracked the ton (whatever that mean lol)

Russty_

Woohoo!, cheers mate…I must be one of the biggest crap talkers in here now lol

wightyswarriors

Rumour is Santa is actually real !!

INPieman

You saying Santa ain't real wighty? What's the GO

BrownlowBoy

Lets just hope the rumours are in fact false and Joel plays.

Russty_

Joel and danger are too tough to sit it out for minor things 🙂

wightyswarriors

Twitter will be the first to announce WW111

Rick Grimes

Run the VC on Danger? Could be the week he doesn't dominate. Big call…

finnigin

great call rick , but we are talking about a freak and if he wasnt so freakish i would be running with your idea, still might

Rick Grimes

Yes it's probably madness to even consider.

Shannon

He once played for the Crows he knows the ground VC he is a genius.

Free Kick

It's Danger, you can't afford not to…

Randomcliche2

I learnt my lesson the week Titch got 50 disposals and saved my bacon. Never not VC Danger again!

Jose

Out: hutchie In: Eddie

Big G

Celebrate like 1999

Big G

Danger playing.

Finnius123

Danger and Luke Ryan to Titch and Taylor Adams?

INPieman

Danger is playing dude

Finnius123

Oh shit I didn't see that

hedski

NO! Danger = VC 150 tonight.

Finnius123

In that case Newman to Taylor Adams

INPieman

Tick

Goat

Finnius. 2 Trades + 6 rounds of SC = HOLD. You will have nothing to panic about for the next 6 weeks if you spend them now.

FEARTHEBEARD

Any confirmation on DANGER?

INPieman

Playing

BrownlowBoy

Both teams go in as selected. Danger, Selwood, Sloane play.