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Round 19 Supercoach Panic Room

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Here we go, community, the last week before finals.

This is where we hit the home straight and start pumping out 2400+ scores and showing the mates in the office who’s boss.

Or we would if our teams weren’t falling apart at the seams.

This week doesn’t have as much widespread carnage as last week, but there’s still plenty enough pain – and panic – to go around. Especially in everyone’s favourite line, So let’s get into it.

THE NEWS

I told you last week North wouldn’t survive with Majak Daw flying solo in the ruck. They’d need to rush a big body back into the side to aid him and I wasn’t wrong in that regard. Where I was wrong was picking the man they’d rush back – Brayden Pruess has been named this week for North, not Todd Goldstein.

And just for added pain, many of you went from Goldstein to GWS’ real life giant, Shane Mumford. He’s going to miss with an ankle injury. Should only be a week, but at this stage of the season that’s 20% of games left. UGH.

The Nank Train is set to derail this week, with Jack Riewoldt’s absence from the side meaning Toby Nankervis has been named at centre half forward, and is likely to spend most of the day there while Ivan Soldo shoulders the ruckwork.

Dayne Zorko and Toby Greene felt the wrath of the tribunal this week, with Zorko the Magnificent given a week off, while The Butcher of Blacktown was given two. Hold Zorko, trade Greene. And never trade him back in.

Dion Prestia will miss a week or two with knee soreness, Chad “The Chad” Wingard will miss up to three with an ankle knock and Koby Stevens is injured.

The old bastards are feeling the pinch this time of year, with Nick Riewoldt and Matt Priddis both missing this week, while Joey Montagna may have played his last AFL game after tearing his hamstring.

Jarrod Berry and Hugh McLuggage have been rested, and while Hugh Greenwood is on an extended bench, I’m reasonably confident he’ll be named.

Eddie Betts had his appendix removed and won’t play this week, while Matt Brad Crouch (which is the Crouch you don’t have, if you have a Crouch. Coming from someone who also gets confused) will miss with a cheekbone fracture.

In the slim pickings of good news, Gary Ablett is back, and Max Gawn has been named. So two have Fremantle Rookies Luke Ryan and Brennan Cox.

And coaches are content to ruin 2018’s rookie picks by naming more debutants. Max “Power” Spencer, Luke “We’ll Drive Into The City And” Parkington, will debut, while we’re a chance to see Joshua “Fridge” Begley, Josh “Got Lost On Bring Your Kid To Work Day And Never Left” Daicos, Myles “Totally Not A Wildling Name” Poholke, Sam “SEYMOUR” Skinner, Jacob “Of Corn” Allison, Corey “Nice, Garry” Lyons,  Sunday teams dependant.

There are also whispers that Michael Hurley is under an injury cloud. While expected to play, keep your emergencies ready just in case.

 

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THE PATCH UP

After the last two attempts to give advice ended in Dayne Zorko and Bryce Gibbs completely falling apart (Gibbs taking out Rockliff in a double whammy), and general recommendation for Shane Mumford, I’m not going to advice on a particular player lest they fall in a manhole and never be seen again.

Instead – this is the time of year where you trade your arse off. Unless you’re firmly ensconced in your top 4 of a league, you should be trading. A player missing a week now is missing 20% of the season, leaving you with 20% less points from that bloke until the end of the year.

We absolutely cannot be holding blokes if you are in a mad scramble for the top 8, or in a mad scramble for the big dance. Especially if those blokes – *glares at Priddis and Nick Reiwoldt* – are underperforming.

If you’ve been saving your trades, the next two weeks are when you fire away, not with a week or two left. Trade while you’ve still got enough time to make a difference.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

There was some great discussion in Higgo’s Draftstars article last night, but I’m most interested in the discussion surrounding the midfield. Hutchins will negate one of Beams or Rockliff, and based on last week, it won’t be Rockliff, who may again be a tagger himself.

As such, I’m avoiding him, Beams and Luke Shuey, scared off by the tag threat, and have heavy bookends and a light-weight midfield. Mathieson, despite his many flog-like qualities, has quietly been accumulating form in the midfield, and I think he’ll step into Zorko’s void this week. Barrett and Witherden should also get more midfield points, making them bargains.

This has allowed me to use Shannon Hurn and Jeremy McGovern, who should mop up across half back as Brisbane’s forward 50 entries haven’t been as efficient as they could be, hopefully resulting in more posessions. My forward line and ruck line speak for themselves. Who are you looking at, community?

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CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

If you’re one for poetic meaning, The Two Kennedys could bookend your captaincy weekend. JPK plays game 200 against the Hawks, his old club and his family’s club, while JJK is playing Brisbane, which is less poetic and more “I might kick 12”.

However, being poetic won’t get you far in this game, especially when Paddy Dangerfield sits in the middle of them, playing Carlton no less. We even sent Lekdog to be our Torquay correspondent this week to look after old mate Danger.

He needs to be either a C or VC this week – but which one?

If you have Tom Mitchell, the Titch-Danger combo will be popular and sensible, with Titch surely fired up to show Horse Longmire how much he really gave away. The same could go the other way, with Buddy Franklin a chance to kick 6 or none against his old side.

Max Gawn against a Goldstein-less North side could be worth a VC shout, but not much else stands out on Saturday afternoon unless you have a GWS midfield POD, or fancy Fyfe or Neale away at Spotless.

Danger playing Carlton rules out Kreuzer and Docherty as options, while Sunday gives us the chance to plonk the C on Zach Merrett, The Bont and Sloane. However, Collingwood will certainly send Greenwood to counter Sloane’s influence, so I’d give him a miss.

 

Best of luck, community!

Patch

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GloryDays90

I think you mean Brad Crouch will miss with a fractured Cheekbone

Patch

Oh for god's sake I'm an idiot. Double checked it and still somehow got it wrong

GloryDays90

Haha all good. I knew because i traded in M.Crouch this week as my final POD

BigM

Correct – The B Crouching one is out
M Couching is named in the guts

INPieman

Gold Patch! Make sure you have defence cover this week. Taylor Adams 50/50. Last game of the round doesn't help

hedski

Damn, was gonna trade him in for Pendles since I'm the only person on earth who doesn't have him.

INPieman

You'd want to wait till final team sheets are in

hedski

Mummy could be out for 2 weeks, panic setting in Patch!

Patch

Have seen that now, Hedski. That's now definitely a trade if you can spare one – the rucks are an absolute nightmare this year. To think Jarrod Witts has been the best ruck pick of 2017 is bonkers

hedski

Spare trade? No. Have Pendles to deal with.

The Ranger

And to think that when he was at the Pies we used to put a rude word beginning with F in front of his name and giggle about how crap he was…

Sppthsayer

oh wow, that makes my Goldstein-Mumford combo look like two massive boobs swinging around in the chest of my team. I may have to keep Nank and bring in……geez, Ryder? Gawn? Any advice? I could trade them both out I guess.

JohndJames

Go with Ryder or Kruze or Max,if you have the trades and no other injuries like Pendles,go the double trade.

Paddy Crip

really need some help this week.
DEF – Doc, Adams, laird, Lloyd, hibberd, witho [perryman, Guthrie]
MID – Titch, dusty, bont, ross, Selwood, hannerz, rocky, Greenwood [mountford, bolton, cousins]
RUC – Grundy, macevoy [STrdica]
FWD – Macrae, Dalhouse, Buddy, Nank, Lynch, Heeney [eddy, parsons]

3 trades left 72k in bank. thinking parsons to young and then next week either upgrade Greenwood to a perm of a perm defender, I could trade nank this week to someone like JJK or De Goey but unsure community!!

Paddy Crip

premo*

Patch

Can you go Greenwood to Dayne Beams this week for a cost of 20k? Then have a look at painting the fence next week to get a premo defender in for Nank? Feel you won't get Beams cheaper than 415k, but JJK might have a stinker (especially as I'm bringing him in). What do you reckon?

paddy Crip

will beams be worth a trade though. want A 105 AVERAGE

Hand Candy FC

I'm trading out LYNCH this week for JJK. Now watch Lynch go 160, and JJK dislocate his face. This is the way SC works this year.

Patch

Hand Candy no! I'm bringing JJK in! Between us he'll dislocate every joint in his body…

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Looks like patchs poison goes to JJK this week
Damn was thinking about bringing him in.

Locked and Loaded

HAHAHAHAH dislocate his face HAHAHAH GOLD

Beastiano

Spot on as always Patch. Beautiful synopsis

Nickf

Thanks for not cursing any of my players again this week patch!

Patch

Haha, give it time, Nick! Still plenty of daylight left for me to curse players!

Cogla13

As soon as Gold Coast saw Jack wasn't named for Richmond they withdrew May because Richmond now only have 1 tall forward in Nank. I reckon Richmond will have a late change, surely Elton or Batchelor comes in now for a small.

SirSamuel016

4 trades left and got some issues in Montagna, Priddis and Greene. Thinking of going Greene to JJK and Montagna to Hurn. Next week I'll trade M.White, swing Nank from ruck to f5/f6 and then bring in a good ruck. That leaves me with one trade for injury or to upgrade Greenwood. Current team is:

Def: Doch, Adams, Lloyd, Rance, Shaw, Montagna (Ryan, M.Hibberd)
Mid: Danger, TMitch, Zerret, Jelwood, Bont, Hanners, Treloar, Priddis (J.Thomas, D.Mountford, J.Cousins)
Ruck: Grundy, Nank (Strnadica)
For: Dahlhaus, Franklin, T.Greene, T.Lynch (suns), Greenwood, M.White (Durdin, Miles)

Does the plan sound good?

Patch

As General Soreness said on Twitter today, rhyming slang is not the only reason we call him Shannon Burn. Prefer Roberton or McGovern, but JJK a solid choice

SirSamuel016

Noted. Thank you for the help Patch!

Andrew

Dusty or Merrett?
Merrett looks the more consistent but dusty can go bigger

Patch

As I just said above, Dusty's playing for a contract and a Brownlow. Lock him in

Joshua

nank to gawn or martin?

Patch

Big Maxy Gawn

Mitch

Have 6 trades left and looking to trade out 2 of Newman, Rockliff and Nankervis. Any suggestions and why?

Patch

Newman and Nank. Rocky a rolled gold premo, even if he doesn't look it at times. Especially this week he's been confirmed as not tagging, so he gets another week at least.

Andrew

Where was this confirmed?

Nicko

Need to trade out either Rocky or Roo. Considering he's rested this week I'm thinking Roo.
Who to bring in out of Yeo or JJK?
Cheers!

Patch

Yeo for Roo sounds like a solid move Nicko

Finnius123

Goldy to Stef this week

I Steele Your Girl

Is anyone worried that Dusty could miss this week? I have traded him into my final mid spot but thinking maybe I should avoid him if he could be a late out

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah there r rumours floating he and hurley may miss.
Just rumours but would prefer not to hear them.
Make sure you have cover I guess.

JohndJames

Just reverse trade and wait just before the game to see if he's playing,then if he is bring him in,that's what I'm doing,have to replace Pendles If Dusty is out I'm trading in Merrett.

FCAbel

Up vote for great name

Corey

Should we hold Mumford?
Bring In Ryder for Nank?

Soothsayer

I have Mumford…..and Goldy too, thinking the same vacuous thoughts Corey, but I may have to keep Nank and trade in Ryder.

Corey

Yeah nice, My other option is Josh Kennedy for WCE

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Loved the rookie fodder
"We'll drive into the city and" parkington was my favorite -top shelf right there.

VC tonight on JPK. 200 and playing the Hawks who he loves to run rampant against think an avg of just shy of 120 over his career.

Just a heads up if you VC Danger. Make sure you have a loop you can use on Sunday else you will have to use your Capt. Most popular loops play before danger on Sat night. Beware the danger trap. Check make sure.

Teams eerily similar in Draftstars patch let's hope we are both in the money.

The Ranger

Good advice Trig, the VC – C could be tricky this week.
I'm going with Gawn into Danger, Maxy is due a big one.

Swans2012

My problem exactly trig, no late loops, even considered bringing one in with one of my last 2 trades but sanity prevailed. threw the vc on buddy as realistically you need a 150 to not take danger at the moment and figured buddy would score 60 or 160 so at least no should I shouldn't I 120….

The Hoff

Blakely or Kelly or others

west brotherzz

need a fwd under 480k. like Wallis and de goey. not that keen on key fwds. really need Some help

TRIGGA_HAPPY

With pendles out I like De goey.
Was in everything last week might be the start of something.

McLean from the dogs a good option avg 112 last 3 weeks playing alot more through midfield lately

Patch

McLean's in my draft side and is treating me well. Big POD, too

Soothsayer

In fact I'm leaning towards Gawn for Mumford, is Gawn an injury risk?

Patch

Shouldn't be, but impossible to say

POTS

Have 5 trades and $54K in the bank.
Deciding on one or two trades this week. Can't lose 3rd spot

Option 1 (2 trades)
Go early on Ryan to Glass (opening DPP with Withers)
Pendles to Dusty

Option 2 (1 trade only)
Pendles to Oliver/Murphy

Patch

Option 1 for mine, Pots

Dan

I'm interested in your thoughts. I have 5 trades left and 394K in the bank.
This week I was planning loading up my team by trading: Parsons -> JJK (shuffling Nank to the bench) and Rocky -> Dusty.

But, I'm also wondering if De Goey might be worth it (instead of JJK) with Pendles being out? Also, given the rumours about Dusty being sore should I hold off a week on trading Rocky?

Patch

I'd wait a week on Rocky considering this morning Fagan said he'd be let off the hook (no tagging). Parsons to JJK is a solid move as any – I'm going him over De Goey

Jim

Who should I bench out of Greenwood, Lynch and Nank? I'm leaning towards Nank but would appreciate your thoughts!

Rivo

Same dilemma for me Jim.

I'm trading Nank provided Gawn plays. Have Ryder still at F1 for swing with Strnadica. Greenwood making cash still and Lynch has a higher ceiling than Nank. And with Jack out this week, Nank may struggle for points.

Patch

Nank for mine

Finnius123

Nankdaddy

Oscar

De goey, McLean,jjk or yeo

SC_Kev7

Yeo or McLean

Patch

Agree. McLean a sneaky pod but Yeo will score more. Just

BrownlowBoy

Thoughts please.

50k and 8 trades.

Docherty, Simpson, Laird, Howe, Lloyd, Shaw, Ryan, Hibberd
Dangerfield, Selwood, Bontempelli, Merrett, Fyfe, Kennedy, Treloar, Adams, Witherden, Cousins, Brown
Gawn, Grundy, Strndica
Macrae, Yeo, Dahlhaus, Ryder, Lynch, Greenwood, Bolton, Eddy

Thoughts on Ryan to Lewis Young via Witherden and Botlon swings and Tom Lynch to Buddy Franklin?

Any other suggestions are much appreciated.

The Ranger

You need to start raising some cash fast if you're gonna make those trades count.
I'd flick Lloyd, swing Adams back and grab a Beams/Rocky/Sloane type and then flick Ryan down to Glass.

Aflking1

Luke Parker VC? He's due for a big one

Defying_Madness

He is due for the Howe tag

DacZawson

Classic gamblers fallacy

DeadBuried1

In the same boat as my only loophole VC option is Parker!

Don't Blush Baby

Would love to go Nank for JJK ,but keeping that Ruck insurance is always on my mind, I have Steph & Gawn ,

Swans2012

Yep I'm on a nank hold for the ruck insurance, I see no value in trading him at the time of the year that we've held him all year for (insurance wise)

Joe T

TJ Lynch or Nank on field? Will loophole the other with Greenwood. Nank will be No 1 tall target with no Steven May and J. Riewoldt, but also would spend more time forward. Lynch could be anything between 50 and 150 i guess.

Patch

Lynch for mine

TheGreatBozza

Need a Pendles replacement:

T Mitch (1st doesn't have him)
Dusty (other top teams have him)
Zerrett
Kelly

GloryDays90

Consider M.Crouch also

The Hoff

Blakely Titch best option is titch

Finnius123

Titch fa shore

TheGreatBozza

Thanks fellas I've gone Titch since I had $250k bank. I've got 6 trades and a top 4 spot heading in to finals. I'll play around with Nank, Shaw and Lynch next week

joshunt7

Should I trade Nank to Kennedy. Wanted Ryder but i'm 20k off. If I make the trade i'll only have 2 trades left.Thoughts??

The Hoff

do it

The Hoff

Blakely or Kelly or others
for Rockliff

joshunt7

Keep rocky. Mitch Robinson is coming back into the team with zorko going out which should mean that rockliff doesn't tag.

The Hoff

He needs to go ever since shoulder his been crap

Finnius123

I agree. what is your budget?

Joe T

Mitch Robinson is out for the season isnt he?

hedski

Yep, its Nick Robertson.

joshunt7

whoops, my bad

Stupid Coach

Top notch again Patch. Sitting on 5 trades. Which of the following trade options would you recommend?
1) Newman to Dusty/Sloane/Neale or Ebert vi Adams DPP – Dusty will only leave me with $10k for finals.
2) Nank to Ryder
3) doing both trades and leaving only 3 for finals.

Any thoughts/advice much appreciated.

Patch

Would go both, mate! Dusty>Sloane>Neale in order of preference

Stupid Coach

Thanks Patch.

The Guv'na

Afternoon community,

My options are

1) Hold Riewoldt and play both Nankervis and Lynch

2) Trade to Yeo/Heeney/McLean

Thoughts?

Finnius123

How many trades do you have left? 3+ probably go rooey to Heeney

The Guv'na

2 left unfortunately

hedski

Hold, Rooey could go out with a bang over the last month of the year/career.

James

Have 7 trades and $98k in the bank. My first trade will be Daniel Lloyd to Conor Glass, any suggestions for a second trade would be appreciated

DEF: Docherty, Hurley, Laird, Simpson, Adams, Shaw (Witherden, Ryan)
MID: Danger, Zorko, Merrett, Fyfe, JPK, Bont, Treloar, Jelwood (Bolton, Cousins, Lloyd)
RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (English)
FWD: Macrae, Franklin, Heeney, Dahlhaus, Nank, Greewnood (Strnadica, Young)

Thanks!!

pieinghigh

trade nans crevis out.

Nans > De Goey or JJK

Finnius123

I would go nank to JJK.

James

Should I be considering Yeo over JJK?

James

There's also the option of Ryder

helty

Hibberd or Hurley need you help guy!!!!!!!!!!

Finnius123

Hurley will probably average a couple of more ppg for the rest of the year and is more of a POD. If budget isn't that important back him in.

The Hoff

hurley

Defying_Madness

Wait to see if Hurley is not a late out then lock him in.

helty

thanks guys. trading out Newman to Hurley so cant see if he is a late out

Steve

Gawn VC into Danger C Thoughts

FCAbel

My thoughts exactly

Rick Grimes

Might leave Nank the tank out there. Who knows, maybe he'll kick a bag. The way rucks are going, it's not really worth trading him as whoever I pick, Gawn, Martin, might spud it badly anyways.

Patch

Not a bad point, mate. Been a nightmare this year

Bec

Is Kruezer worth the extra $ in replacing Goldy? I have the cash and 6 trades. Or would I be better off with a value pick like Gawn or Martin?
Thank you, Bec

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Worth the extra spend.
May just help you Kruez to victory.

Bec

Thanks Trigga 🙂

John

Who do I trade Nank for? Have 6 trades and $168k:

Yeo (Leaves me with $87k)

JJK (Leaves me with $159k)

Ryder (Leaves me with $39k)

Thanks!!

Patch

Yeo for mine

Jack

heeney or franklin in for walters?

Patch

Gut says Buddy, head says Heeney. If you're feeling dangerous and dicey go Buddy

Stuck

Any trade advice would be very much appreciated. $241.1k and 5 trades left

Doch, Laird, Hibberd (Mel), Adams, Lloyd, Rance (Ryan, Guthrie)
Danger, Titch, Dusty, JPK, Oliver, Bont, Jelwood, McCluggage (Witherden, Brodie, Atley)
Witts, Gawn (Cameron)
Ryder, Macrae, Franklin, Heeney, Wallis, Greenwood (Parsons, Eddy)

I'm thinking
McCluggage to Merrett and Parsons to L.Young this week and Greenwood to Yeo next week
Or should I save my trades and just go
McCluggage to Ross

TIA for any advice

Dane

Trade out Mummy or Greene?

Patch

Greene

NickMacMan

Please help my boys!!!

1. Hannan to Beams (via dpp)

2. Hannan to Jelwood and Ryan to a loopholer

I have 4 trades left and 1 premo left in my mids, do i use 2 trades to get selwood and more cash or 1 for beams

Cheers

Patch

As much as I love Beams as a pod, I can't go past Selwood

NickMacMan

well 2 trades and some cash get me through? (with greenwood and nank at m6 and m7)

BrownlowBoy

Buddy or JPK VC?

NickMacMan

JPK loves playing the hawks so id go him

TOPHAWK1

Matty Priddis calls it quits. Has resigned from the AFL and West Coast today. He will play out the rest of this season. No fuss, no fanfare, just a top bloke and great team player. Enjoy retirement Pridda!!! Well played.

BrownlowBoy

Jake Lloyd is out.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

It has begun

Jake lloyd a late out
Replaced by Dan the man Robertson

Defying_Madness

Anyone know why he is out?

hedski

They didn't specify, you in the graduate's yet defying? Is filling up.
Looks like Witherden gets a gig, was gonna loop Lloyd with him.

Defying_Madness

Yeah I should be in the graduates. I am very much considering trading out Lloyd to Sloane and keeping Witherden at D6

The Ranger

I was tempted to do something similar but I can see Sloane getting a heavy Greenwood tag on Sunday

Russty_

A tight hip…nothing serious.

Finnius123

Ryan or Schaz onfield for Lloyd?

TOPHAWK1

Ryan. Can you flick Lloyd into the midfield, and then on the midfield bench?

BrownlowBoy

Any other suggestions? Gotta start using trades.

Defying_Madness

Anyone considering trading out Lloyd?

TOPHAWK1

Nope. He can sit on the back or midfield bench this week. No problem.

Defying_Madness

Could become a problem if Adam is a late out

DeadBuried1

Yes…..just sooner than I had wanted!