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Round 20 Supercoach Panic Room

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I had a tearful phone call with Jock last night, community.

You know the sort, we’ve all had them. The type of phone call that starts at midnight in hysterics, which leads to a 1am discussion of why life is pointless and meaningless and ends some time after 2am, where time no longer has meaning and all the pain and hurt disappears into fatigue, and the line between consciousness and sleep blurs more than Fev’s vision after 18 cold ones at the 2009 Brownlow.

I haven’t made finals. In fact, I was stone cold last in three of my leagues. I no longer have any trades. Most of my trades this year – many made while out of the country, with no more of a cursory glance at the numbers – make Collingwood’s Chris Mayne deal look like the trade of the century.

But he told me, you know what he said, deep into the morning? He told me “Patch, you need to rise out of the carnage. You’ve got to take this year, take the carnage that’s befallen your potatoes and all the vegetables in your side, and you’ve got to become a ravenous snarling beast, desperate to make amends, he told me, my tears gentle tapping on the tiles of the bathroom.

You’ve got to become carnagverous. I’m a huge avocado for the English Language, and all its linguini beauty. I could hear his moustache bristling. Something stirred within me, something that made me overlook the feeling that some of the words he was saying weren’t words. Something primal. The word carnagerous – a meat eater – comes straight from the word carnage. It symbolises the mess you’re going to make of 2018’s flesh. Tear ‘em a new one, mate.

It was beautiful. I mean my dog has a better grasp of words than he does, but it was beautiful nonetheless. If anything can inspire you this week, when our midfield benches are as bad as they’ve ever been, that can.

Let’s go, community. Take the carnage and… um… do… do the thing? The thing that stops the carnage doing the carnage thingy? Yeah, that.

THE NEWS

It’s bad. It’s quite bad.

In case you’ve been living under a rock, where the rock was hiding in a cave, several kilometres underground, dressed as a slightly rockier rock and hidden under Richmond’s 2017 Premiership chances, you’ll know Patrick Dangerfield has been suspended for one match. We’ll discuss this more in The Patch Up.

Sydney captain Josh P Kennedy is missing this week with a quad strain, which is just kicking us while we’re down. He’s had a putrid season, and it’s a decent excuse as any to flick him from our sides.

Ruck revelation Jarrod Witts has done his shoulder and will miss a week or two. Flick him for either Max Gawn or the retuning Shane Mumford or Todd Goldstein and make some coin.

Connor Blakely has done a shoulder and is out for the season, fresh of a Lekdog curse, and his teammate Sean Darcy has been rested, which may hurt some.

The kingpin of the Giants’ forward line, Jeremy Cameron, has been sidelined yet again with a hamstring niggle, while lingering cover Mitch Hannan and Ben Ainsworth will miss.

Further pain on the rookie front lies in GWS due Will Setterfield and Harry Perryman missing, making way for Brett ‘Oh yeah, Football’ Deledio to debut for the Giants.

Also Bob Murphy will miss with… “travelling emergency”?! What the hell is that? Bob, at this stage of the season, you’re injured or you’re not. It’s not a case of “oh, if you need me, pop me in.” That’s not how this works. Even Brett Deledio had more creative ways of getting out of football.

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Sunday teams may also bring more pain with Hugh Greenwood, Shai Bolton, Malcolm Karpany, Matt White and Dan Houston all in precarious positions.

There is a smattering of good news, however, with Jake Lloyd returning for the Swans, Matt Kreuzer named despite concerns over concussion, Dayne Zorko’s return from suspension and the return of The Prid. Also, Gary Ablett is allegedly returning. I’m sceptical.

And it wouldn’t be the teams without debutants, who have extraordinarily difficult names to make fun of in Jack Graham and Corey Maynard. I’m going to throw this one open to the comments, I’m on struggle street.

THE PATCH UP

What to do with Paddy? That’s the question on everyone’s lips this week, and for 50% of you, the answer will be to hold. The fact is, Danger is the highest-averaging player in Supercoach by nearly 15 points. If you’ve got the double chance in your league, absolutely hold him. 100%.

If you need to win your game this week, have a very close look at your opponent’s side. Do your research. Try and suss them out at work today. If you reckon you can win by holding Dangerfield, hold. If you think you’ve got them covered, hold. If they’re holding, hold.

As Lekdog said this week, if you’ve got 4 trades or more, or you’re hunting for rank, you can move him on.

Danger can now be turned into two 110+ players (assuming you have trades and a potential upgrade like Adelaide’s Greenwood) which in the longterm…well the next four weeks, will net you more points than simply holding onto Danger. You name a player in the competition and you can turn Dangerfield into that man, just as Jock turned Gatorade into VB.”

I like Lek’s suggestion of Brad Matt Crouch*, and Dustin Martin is a must if you don’t have him. Otherwise Dayne Beams and Dayne Zorko are both excellent options.

*as Lek has kindly informed me, I have Crouch-induced dyslexia. Whenever I say one, assume I mean the other.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFT STAR

An enthralling contest this Sunday, with the Tigers and the Hawks doing battle at the MCG. As Higgo noted yesterday, the Tigers have scored the least number of DraftStars points per game in 2017. As such, I’m going with 6 Hawks in my lineup, and 3 Tigers.

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The three Tigers, potential debutant Jack Graham, captain Trent Cotchin and forward Kane Lambert, all present value. Cotchin has been in brilliant form this year, and is the best midfielder I can afford after splashing 17.5k on Tom Mitchell, who – as a fantasy pig – is an absolute must-have this week. Graham has been racking up numbers in the VFL, with 26 possessions and 7 tackles last week, while Lambert seems to fly under the radar and kick a few snags on his day.

Most of the value (aside from Titch) can be found in the brown and gold, with Conor Glass, Ryan Burton and Will Langford presenting value. Big Boy (WOW-WEE) McEvoy should also dominate this week, after playing out of his skin last week.

Who are your picks, community?

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CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

Isn’t it exciting? Can’t you feel the thrall of not having Dangerfield to slap the VC or the C on? Like the wind in your hair, something new, something exciting, something dangerous? Doesn’t it just thrill you, the prospect of picking someone else?

No?

Oh. Okay then. Whatever. Fine. It’s just me then.

We’ve got more captaincy options than you can poke a stick at this week, but there’s always the chance whatever you poke with a stick is actually rancid and will quite literally kill you as it blows up in your face. So let’s look at a few of them from a safe distance, shall we? Remember, DO NOT RIDE THE BOMB.

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Oh for fu- what did I JUST say?

The first bomb that could blow up in our faces is Nat Fyfe. After the worst start to a season since he entered Beast Mode, Fyfe was terrible until the week after I traded him out (YOU’RE WELCOME, BY THE WAY.) Since then, he’s averaged 114, and is coming off a 132. With a dilapidated Gold Coast at home, he could be a handy Saturday night VC.

Brad Crouch has led the way for the Crows since Rory Sloane copped several tags right to his gorgeous, Owen Wilson-esque face, several weeks in a row. As Lek pointed out in his fantastic cheat sheet, he hasn’t dropped below 100 since round 9, and in the Showdown could stand up for the last game of the round. That is if you have him, mind you.

Joel Selwood is a viable candidate for VC down at Skilled Stadium, but keep in mind his last few scores down there have been with Dangerfield in the side.

Melbourne midfield maestro Clayton Oliver is coming off a 170 last week against North, has averaged 127 in his last 3, and unlike nearly every captaincy option this year *glares at Sloane, Bont* hasn’t dropped below 80 all year.

And of course, Dustin Martin is the undeniable option for captaincy this week. I don’t actually have any notes on him, I simply wrote “HE’S JUST REALLY GOOD AT FOOTBALL, OKAY?” all over my page of captaincy options. So if that’s anything to go by, he’ll probably treat you well on Sunday.

I’m done, community. Patch, out! Hit me up with your trades, your captaincy options and your Draftstars calls. Or, if you just want to vent about your year, I’m all ears. Literally. I’m just ears with legs. And those legs are covered in ears. I’m a monster.

DON’T LOOK AT ME.

  Twitter : @PatchToTheMax

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Rick Grimes

The Doc as a VC option? Due a 130+

Corey

Got 111 last time against the Bombers

Patch

Doch is a very good VC option

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Patch – Even though your SC year is down the drain this year you always make us laugh on a Friday. A true gift even from the grip of despair you force a chuckle out of the most robust of players – I'm reckon even Higgo at least cracks a tee hee.

I'll help you out

Jack "ed off as will now be at an inflated price next year" Graham
and
Corey "what's the story" Maynard

I'm with you on Dusty as Captain this week – Fyfe is life into Dusty is the one for me.

Patch

Cheers Tigger! Love the Jack "ed up 2018 prices" Graham – brilliant!

Feel Dusty is the way to go… or would be the way to go if I had him!

Daniel Z

Jack 'the cracker' Graham.

Corey "May not or" Maynard.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

TRIG’s HAPPY PLACE LEAGUE FINALS.

Happy Gilmore theme.

Finals are here. FINALS are here. FINALS ARE HERE!!

Wow why I let that sink in it seems like only yesterday that we were asking the question which rookies do I start besides Pickett and Eddy (who is still on my bench 🙂

If only we knew now what we knew then it wouldn’t change a thing as cash gen from the rookies would still be woeful but perhaps we would have gone with a middie lineup instead of a GnR strategy as this is clearly the better strategy for 2017.

Top of the middie heap would have to be the beautiful ranga Oliver the little scamp accumulater who is a premo mid in his second year. Even as late as on the weekend he was on 125 at ¾ time but was heard to ask “please sir can I have some more”

Ryder and Murph would take out the other minor placing's.

Witts would have to go close to winning the rookie of the year (albeit an expensive rookie but worth every penny).

But back to my first point – THE FINALS ARE HERE!
Congrats to everyone who qualified for the finals and for those that didn’t you still have a chance to be top of the charts in the bottom half of the ladder. So don’t give up fight and fight some more.

Has it been fierce in the first year of the Happy Place? You bettcha. A league ranking of 59 is testament to that.
All year placing's were decided by a few meagre points with no easy wins right down to 18th.
Finally after 17 gruelling rounds the dust has settled.

WINNER WINNER CHICKEN DINNER!

SC Addict finished on top of the ladder losing an amazing 2 games for the entire year and posting a massive 15 wins. Congrats on this sterling effort! Little wonder our very own addict is ranked just outside the top 100 teams in the country.
Deservedly so he sits ontop and it is up to those below to try and take the title.

Rick Grimes gets first crack at SC Addict after he finished 4th in the league.

Other matchups in the happy place League finals
2nd Swans2012 v 3rd Moustachio
These boys have earnt the double chance with Rick finishing 2 point ahead of 5th.
5th Gator v 8th Trigger Happy
6th Tophawks v 7th INPieman

Note: 5th to 8th was separated by % only!

Speaking from my own experience last weekend I was playing Mo and lost by 15 points. If danger had not put Kruez to sleep probably would have won that match up and would have finished 4th with a double chance. Lady luck she plays a part and will have a say.

Trades will be crucial this time of year. Use them wisely and take full advantage.

In the minor premiership the matchups are:
Don’t blush baby v Jock
Billy v Kev
Liam v Lek
Neil v shake n bake
As you can see quality teams just missed out on the top 8 but are still a formidable opponent any week. They are all great matchups but if I was Neil I would be worried about the Shake n Bake Fake this week – I can see danger leaving this week and coming back next week – classic move.

THE PRICE IS WRONG, B1TCH.
Biggest drop in Price
Bryce “Damn if I wasn’t tagged my currency would keep going up at Adelaide” Gibbs

YOU SUCK YA JACKASS.
And the award goes to: (lowest scoring premo – starting price > $480k) and not injured during game
Rory “Please come to Adelaide Bryce they can’t tag us both” Sloane

Jock has also set up a JR community Group where any team can join and compete against one another under groups:
Overall JR Group Leaders:
Hutto’s Hitmen come on down!
Leading all and sundry community group members with an overall rank of 9!
You are so close keep going mate. Now is the time to go hard or go home.

Hopefully one of this great community (Hutto in the box seat) can be standing on the winner’s dais at the end of the year!
Good luck to all.
GONE TO MY HAPPY PLACE BE BACK IN FEW.

Shake n bake

Awesome write up Trigg!!! Danger will be missing from my team this week most likely for Fyfe for just 1 week but what l think is very important this week is vc & capt choices. Dont know what the rest of the gang thinks but im leaning to Selwood into Fyfe. Ps good luck Neil!!

neil Demons Delight

thx Shake and TRIGG OLIVER into tich for vc and bringing in GAWN

Tyruddanaut

Longest post I've seen ina year 🙂

Jock

Brilliant Trigga – league ranking of 59, bloody brilliant!!! Best of luck in the elimination final this weekend son, may the sunshine of luck shine upon your face and lift your team to supremeness.

TOPHAWK1

Ripper write up Trigger!

Ohhh yes, the finals are here. Bloody pumped. Up against INpieman in an elimination final. I have no doubt INP will throw a few curveballs in my direction. Rest assured, I will have a few of my own. Hehe

I go into this finals series with 2 more trades than I had at this time last year. I have 2 trades………..Its not great, but its better than 0. I am not going to give away much here, but I would love to use 1 trade to grab Max Gawn by swinging Paddy Ryder forward. Bloody tempting. Will see what transpires tonight before making a decision in the morning.

Trigger go well against Gator. I managed to knock him over last week, but he is VERY tough.

Hope you pull it off.

Cheers

Corey

Dusty, M.Crouch or Oliver

TheGreatBozza

Dusty, M.Crouch, Oliver…in that order

Corey

Dusty isn't good tho when tagged
M.Crouch doesn't have to worry with Sloane

TheGreatBozza

Yeah good point. Dusty has the higher ceiling though. If your looking for consistency go Crouch

Corey

Yeah I'll go Crouch, In a season with so much inconsistency I need some stability

INPieman

I feel your pain Patch. Who would have thought so many guns would be on the scrap heap by seasons end. Pendles Rockshit Hanners JPK Shaw Simmo Sloane Goldy & the list of woes goes on & on. The lesson of 2017 is simple. Out with the old

TheGreatBozza

Changing of the guard Pieman. We thank them for their service and look to the younger brigade of Oliver. Cripps, Bont, Crouch, Dusty, Merrett …. There will still be some elite value in some of the vets however

Stirlsy

Yep been making a list for next year for past 5 weeks, a lot of new starters it will be.

INPieman

Agree lads. Add Doch to the list. Whatever his price you just have to pay it

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Lock the Doc

Patch

It's been a rude awakening this year, Pieman, and a rude awakening a lot of us needed to have.

INPieman

The recession we had to have

SC Connoisseur

Top 4 Highest Averages at Rd20 Venue since 2016:
J Selwood: 128.36 from 11
D Martin: 120.22 from 23
R Sloane: 118.14 from 21
D Zorko: 113.95 from 19
 
Percentage of 120+ games:
J Selwood: 81.82% (9/11)
R Sloane: 52.38% (11/21)
D Martin: 47.83% (11/23)
D Zorko: 36.84% (7/19)
 
Top 5 Highest Averages in Rd20 Timeslot since 2016:
R Sloane: 127.2 from 5
G Ablett: 120.13 from 8
D Martin: 118.71 from 14
S Docherty: 117.44 from 25
J Selwood: 115.28 from 18
 
Percentage of 120+ games:
R Sloane: 80% (4/5)
J Selwood: 61.11% (11/18)
S Docherty: 52% (13/25)
D Martin: 42.86% (6/14)
G Ablett: 37.5% (3/8)
 
Top 5 Highest Averages in Wins since 2016:
D Martin: 126.6 from 20
M Gawn: 121.53 from 15
J Selwood: 118.93 from 28
L Neale: 118.18 from 11
Z Merrett: 117.67 from 12
 
Percentage of 120+ games:
D Martin: 65% (13/20)
J Selwood: 60.71 % (17/28)
L Neale: 54.55% (6/11)
Z Merrett: 50% (6/12)
M Gawn: 40% (6/15)
 

INPieman

Luv ya work connoisseur

Patch

Glorious, Connoissuer!

SC Connoisseur

J Selwood:
Avg VS Syd since 2008: 110.88 from 17 (low of 66 and a high of 179, 6/17 below 100, 5/17 120+)
2016 SS Avg: 125.13 from 8 (low of 85 and a high of 150, 1/8 below 100, 6/8 120+)
2017 SS Avg: 137 from 3 (low of 126 and a high of 151, 3/3 120+)
2016 Night Avg: 117.1 from 10 (low of 69 and a high of 144, 2/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)
2017 Night Avg: 113 from 8 (low of 73 and a high of 151, 3/8 below 100, 5/8 120+)
2017 Friday Avg: 134.67 from 3 (low of 126 and a high of 151, 3/3 120+)
2016 Avg in Wins: 118.88 from 17 (low of 69 and a high of 150, 3/17 below 100, 10/17 120+)
2016 Avg in Losses: 86.4 from 5 (low of 70 and a high of 106, 3/5 below 100)
2017 Avg in Wins: 119 from 11 (low of 65 and a high of 154, 2/11 below 100, 7/11 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 89.2 from 5 (low of 73 and a high of 127, 4/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)

SC Connoisseur

C Oliver:
2017 Interstate Avg: 126.4 from 5 (low of 95 and a high of 170, 1/5 below 100, 2/5 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 115.2 from 10 (low of 91 and a high of 170, 2/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)
2017 Saturday Avg: 119 from 9 (low of 95 and a high of 170, 1/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 116.4 from 10 (low of 102 and a high of 142, 2/10 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 107 from 8 (low of 80 and a high of 170, 4/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)

Brycey

Jack 'surname' Graham and Corey 'april' Maynard.

Patch

Hahahahaha "Corey April Maynard" is pure gold

Brycey

Feel free to use my friend

TheGreatBozza

FINALS PATCH UP
I've been battered in the rankings (sitting at 13K after a nice 5K finish last year) but I've put all my eggs in to a cash league basket, finishing 3rd thanks to the JR Community. I'd love some feedback for this week:

6 trades, 120K bank
DEF: Doc, Adams, Laird, Howe, Lloyd, Shaw (Ryan, Scharenberg)
MID: Mitchell, Fyfe, NEale, Bont, Trelaor, J.Selwood, Greenwood (JPK, Danger, Cousins)
R: Grundy, Selwood (Cameron)
FWD: Macrae, Yeo, Dahl, Heeney, Nank, Lynch (Bolton, JDC)

Option 1:
JPK > Dusty or Crouch (high premo)
Scharenberg > Junker
This gives me a good bank to upgrade my FWD line

Option 2:
JPK > Merrett/Kelly/Oliver
Shaw > Williams/Roberton or Greenwood > JJK

Option 3:
JPK > Beams/Gray
Shaw > Hurley/Hibberd (premo DEF) or

I'm leaning towards option 1 as it gives me flexibility in the coming weeks, and allows me to loophole Shaw with Ryan for this week

TheGreatBozza

Other option for Option 1 is back in Rance

Patch

Look, I can't say no to any option that includes bringing Dustin Martin into your side, but think JPK-Beams and Shaw up would be a fantastic move. Could you maybe use that cash to upgrade Nank or Lynch?

Also – Selwood in the ruck?

TheGreatBozza

That's meant to be Maxwell Gawn! The panic has already set in. I crunched the numbers I'm just short of JPK > Beams and Nank > Ryder. To be honest no other FWD options excite me that much (maybe Buddy or JJK)

JPK > Beams and Shaw > Hurley, Hibberd or Houli is tempting, but it's Dusty! I've got a tough decision to make

Patch

I'd go Dusty and Junder and upgrade next week – you've got the double chance after all!

harry feinauer

i want your problem 🙂

Hubba

6 trades …. wow impressive

SC Connoisseur

Essendon VS Carlton:

Z Merrett:
Avg VS Carl since 2015: 101 from 4 (low of 75 and a high of 141, 3/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)
2016 MCG Avg: 107.14 from 7 (low of 53 and a high of 141, 3/7 below 100, 4/7 120+)
2017 MCG Avg: 106.67 from 6 (low of 83 and a high of 137, 3/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2016 Afternoon Avg: 115.2 from 10 (low of 53 and a high of 138, 3/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 92.88 from 8 (low of 67 and a high of 109, 6/8 below 100)
2016 Avg in Wins: 128.33 from 3 (low of 113 and a high of 141, 2/3 120+)
2016 Avg in Losses: 108.79 from 19 (low of 53 and a high of 138, 7/19 below 100, 8/19 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 114.11 from 9 (low of 83 and a high of 137, 2/9 below 100, 4/9 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 105 from 9 (low of 67 and a high of 141, 5/9 below 100, 3/9 120+)
 
S Docherty:
Avg VS Ess since 2015: 88 from 4 (low of 60 and a high of 111, 2/4 below 100)
2016 MCG Avg: 107.22 from 9 (low of 79 and a high of 138, 2/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)
2017 MCG Avg:  118.67 from 9 (low of 91 and a high of 149, 1/9 below 100, 5/9 120+)
2017 MCG Afternoon Avg: 122.13 from 8 (low of 103 and a high of 149, 5/8 120+, 2/8 140+)
2016 Afternoon Avg: 111.36 from 14 (low of 79 and a high of 147, 3/14 below 100, 5/14 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 125.18 from 11 (low of 103 and a high of 149, 8/11 120+, 3/11 140+)
2017 Saturday Afternoon Avg: 126.5 from 4 (low of 103 and a high of 149, 3/4 120+)
2017 Saturday Avg: 124.14 from 7 (low of 102 and a high of 153, 4/7 120+, 2/7 140+)
2016 Avg in Wins: 106.14 from 7 (low of 79 and a high of 147, 3/7 below 100, 3/7 120+)
2016 Avg in Losses: 109.93 from 15 (low of 76 and a high of 141, 3/15 below 100, 3/15 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 132 from 5 (low of 103 and a high of 153, 3/5 120+, 3/5 140+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 113.46 from 13 (low of 91 and a high of 132, 2/13 below 100, 5/13 120+)
 

SC Connoisseur

Brisbane VS Western Bulldogs:

D Zorko:
Avg VS WB since 2012: 97.11 from 9 (low of 64 and a high of 12, 5/9 below 100, 1/9 120+)
2016 Gabba Avg: 111.45 from 11 (low of 54 and a high of 151, 3/11 below 100, 3/11 120+)
2017 Gabba Avg: 117.38 from 8 (low of 51 and a high of 196, 2/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)
2016 Twilight Avg: 111.86 from 7 (low of 86 and a high of 148, 2/7 below 100, 1/7 120+)
2017 Twilight Avg: 108.5 from 6 (low of 51 and a high of 143, 2/6 below 100, 3/6 120+)
2017 Saturday Avg: 118.7 from 10 (low of 51 and a high of 196, 2/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 126 from 4 (low of 114 and a high of 142, 2/4 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 110.23 from 13 (low of 51 and a high of 196, 4/13 below 100, 5/13 120+)
 
M Bontempelli:
Avg VS Bris since 2015: 104.75 from 4 (low of 88 and a high of 7, 3/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)
2017 Interstate Avg: 107 from 6 (low of 80 and a high of 141, 4/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2017 Twilight Avg: 97.5 from 2 (low of 80 and a high of 115)
2017 Saturday Avg: 105.86 from 7 (low of 80 and a high of 139, 4/7 below 100, 3/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 114.1 from 10 (low of 80 and a high of 140, 3/10 below 100, 6/10 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 102.25 from 8 (low of 81 and a high of 141, 6/8 below 100, 2/8 120+)
 
L Dahlhaus:
Avg VS Bris since 2013: 100.57 from 7 (low of 68 and a high of 120, 3/7 below 100, 1/7 120+)
2017 Interstate Avg: 92.33 from 6 (low of 60 and a high of 124, 3/6 below 100, 1/6 120+)
2017 Twilight Avg: 130 from 2 (low of 115 and a high of 145)
2017 Saturday Avg: 104 from 7 (low of 78 and a high of 124, 2/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 99.5 from 10 (low of 72 and a high of 145, 4/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 87.5 from 8 (low of 60 and a high of 124, 6/8 below 100, 1/8 120+)
 
J Macrae:
Avg VS Bris since 2014: 110.2 from 5 (low of 82 and a high of 126, 2/5 below 100, 3/5 120+)
2017 Interstate Avg: 110.67 from 6 (low of 102 and a high of 123, 1/6 120+)
2017 Twilight Avg: 107.5 from 2 (low of 107 and a high of 108)
2017 Saturday Avg: 106 from 7 (low of 81 and a high of 122, 2/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 107.4 from 10 (low of 85 and a high of 124, 3/10 below 100, 3/10 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 98.88 from 8 (low of 70 and a high of 123, 3/8 below 100, 2/8 120+)
 

SC Connoisseur

Richmond VS Hawthorn:

D Martin:
Avg VS Haw since 2011: 101.57 from 7 (low of 61 and a high of 119, 3/7 below 100)
2017 Avg at MCG: 125.67 from 9 (low of 92 and a high of 159, 1/9 below 100, 5/9 120+, 3/9 150+)
2017 MCG Afternoon Avg: 127.4 from 5 (low of 105 and a high of 155, 2/5 below 100, 3/5 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 124.67 from 6 (low of 105 and a high of 155, 3/6 120+)
2017 Sunday Avg: 105.67 from 6 (low of 54 and a high of 150, 2/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
Avg in 2017 Wins: 126.08 from 12 (low of 54 and a high of 165, 2/12 below 100, 8/12 120+, 3/12 155+)
Avg in 2017 Losses: 101.5 from 6 (low of 74 and a high of 144, 3/6 below 100, 1/6 120+)
 
T Mitchell:
Avg VS Rich since 2013: 94.6 from 5 (low of 49 and a high of 126, 2/5 below 100, 2/5 120+)
2017 MCG Avg:  118.7 from 10 (low of 85 and a high of 158, 2/10 below 100, 4/10 120+)
2017 MCG Afternoon Avg: 114.67 from 8 (low of 85 and a high of 136, 1/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2017 Afternoon Avg: 118.88 from 9 (low of 85 and a high of 136, 1/9 below 100, 4/9 120+)
2017 Sunday Avg: 116.5 from 4 (low of 103 and a high of 128, 2/4 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 116 from 8 (low of 98 and a high of 135, 1/8 below 100, 4/8 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 116.78 from 9 (low of 85 and a high of 158, 1/9 below 100, 2/9 120+)
 

SC Connoisseur

Fremantle VS Gold Coast:

N Fyfe:
Avg VS GC since 2011: 135.5 from 4 (low of 116 and a high of 157, 2/4 120+, 2/4 150+)
2017 DS Avg: 101.3 from 10 (low of 62 and a high of 126, 5/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)
2017 Night Avg: 94.4 from 5 (low of 62 and a high of 126, 3/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)
2017 Saturday Avg: 99 from 8 (low of 62 and a high of 132, 4/8 below 100, 2/8 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 111.57 from 7 (low of 98 and a high of 139, 3/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 98.5 from 10 (low of 62 and a high of 132, 5/10 below 100, 2/10 120+)
 
L Neale:
Avg VS GC since 2015: 106 from 3 (low of 92 and a high of 117, 1/3 below 100)
2017 Night Avg: 94.4 from 5 (low of 55 and a high of 124, 3/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)
2017 Saturday Avg: 106.75 from 8 (low of 55 and a high of 140,3/8 below 100, 3/8 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 120.43 from 7 (low of 84 and a high of 147, 2/7 below 100, 4/7 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 105.09 from 11 (low of 55 and a high of 129, 4/11 below 100, 3/11 120+)
 
G Ablett:
Avg VS Freo since 2007: 129.78 from 9 (low of 90 and a high of 185, 2/9 below 100, 6/9 120+, 2/9 150+)
2017 Interstate Avg: 132 from 4 (low of 73 and a high of 210, 2/4 below 100, 2/4 120+, 2/4 140+)
2017 Night Avg: 120.6 from 5 (low of 83 and a high of 210, 3/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)
2017 Saturday Avg: 120.45 from 11 (low of 73 and a high of 210, 5/11 below 100, 4/11 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 115.5 from 6 (low of 83 and a high of 146, 2/6 below 100, 3/6 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 117.71 from 7 (low of 73 and a high of 210, 4/7 below 100, 2/7 120+)
 
T Lynch:
Avg VS Freo since 2015: 107.33 from 3 (low of 67 and a high of 129, 1/3 below 100, 2/3 120+)
2017 Night Avg: 100.83 from 6 (low of 37 and a high of 161, 2/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 113 from 6 (low of 92 and a high of 161, 2/6 below 100, 2/6 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 71.42 from 12 (low of 29 and a high of 113, 9/12 below 100)

SC Connoisseur

Adelaide VS Port Adelaide:

R Laird:
Avg VS Port since 2015: 92.4 from 5 (low of 80 and a high of 127, 4/5 below 100, 1/5 120+)
2017 AO Avg: 111.67 from 9 (low of 72 and a high of 147, 3/9 below 100, 5/9 120+)
2017 AO Sunday Avg: 134.5 from 2 (low of 122 and a high of 147)
2017 AO Wins Avg: 111.5 from 8 (low of 83 and a high of 147 3/8 below 100, 3/8 120+)
2017 Twilight Avg: 121.5 from 2 (low of 121 and a high of 122, 2/2 120+)
2017 Sunday Avg: 118 from 3 (low of 85 and a high of 147, 1/3 below 100, 2/3 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 107.08 from 13 (low of 72 and a high of 147, 5/13 below 100, 5/13 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 88.75 from 4 (low of 59 and a high of 124, 2/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)
 
M Crouch:
Avg VS Port since 2016: 96.67 from 3 (low of 76 and a high of 126, 2/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)
2017 AO Avg: 107.3 from 10 (low of 78 and a high of 134, 3/10 below 100, 3/10 120+)
2017 Twilight Avg: 117.5 from 2 (low of 111 and a high of 124)
2017 Sunday Avg: 114.67 from 3 (low of 111 and a high of 120)
2017 Avg in Wins: 106.69 from 13 (low of 76 and a high of 134, 4/13 below 100, 4/13 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 103 from 4 (low of 79 and a high of 131, 2/4 below 100, 1/4 120+)
 
R Sloane:
Avg VS Port since 2012: 108 from 9 (low of 69 and a high of 168, 3/9 below 100, 3/9 120+)
2017 AO Avg: 116.2 from 10 (low of 66 and a high of 177, 5/10 below 100, 5/10 120+)
2017 AO Wins Avg: 126.5 from 8 (low of 66 and a high of 177, 3/8 below 100, 5/8 120+, 3/8 165+)
2017 Twilight Avg: 139.5 from 2 (low of 139 and a high of 140, 2/2 120+)
2017 Sunday Avg: 84.33 from 3 (low of 36 and a high of 140, 2/3 below 100, 1/3 120+)
2017 Avg in Wins: 119.69 from 13 (low of 50 and a high of 177, 5/13 below 100, 7/13 120+)
2017 Avg in Losses: 79.75 from 4 (low of 70 and a high of 89)

Nathan

You after a job or something mate?

Spam Notifier

can you stop the spam mate

Whatyasmokin

It's relevant info.

Stirlsy

No Finals for Patch, that's a sad thing mate, maybe you can get a win in Draftstars but with that team im not so sure it looks a bit thin.
Get yourself around to Sven's place Patch, pull him off that 6ft long legged blonde and demand his secrets on how he scores so well!!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

With the blonde or in draftstars?

Maybe both?

Stirlsy

Yr on to it TRIGGA.

Patch

por que no los dos?

Patch

I'll admit it's not my strongest format (although considering SC this year maybe it is) Where do you reckon I need to beef it up?

Stirlsy

Taking 4 in under 10k is normally big trouble, im going down Sven's line this week with 2 teams and they are very different 3 under 10k in both Titch leads team 1 Cotchin leads team 2. as the highest players in each team.
It's a difficult week because of the spread in prices….. Going to have a crack at tonites $2 mini Cats v Swans as well this week.

Patch

You beauty Stirlsy, cheers mate! Will give it a revamp tonight!

SC_Kev7

Very bland on the rookie front, Patch. I put forward
Jack "Meat and 3 veg" Graham
Corey "tepid water please" Maynard

LEKD0G

I reckon you're taking this piss now Patch, Matt Crouch not Brad Crouch haha xo

Patch

God f*%&ing damn it. Every. Single. Time.

Still not as good as the time I said Brad Hodge was a decent trade-in option

Dan

Soo, Chris Fagan finally admits that Rocky has been playing sore since he hurt his shoulder in round 8. Do you think he could have told us earlier (i.e. maybe before he destroyed my supercoach season)??

Randomcliche2

Its been obvious, the telecast on the first game back taking the tape off he was in so much in pain unfortunately.

Stupid Coach

Sorry to hear you have missed the finals this year Patch. Your efforts each week have been very funny, very informative and much appreciated. I have four trades left but just $10k left in the bank. Finished 5th in both leagues so facing sudden death. Team is as follows:

B – Doc, Shaw, Lloyd, Adams, Laird, Hibberd – Melb, (Ryan, Scharenberg)
M – Danger, Zerrett, Dusty, J Selwood, Treloar, Ward, Fyfe, Greenwood, (Witherden, Mountford, Bolton)
R – Mumford, Martin, (Strndica)
F – Dahl, Buddy, Nankervis, Heeney, T Lynch (GC), Yeo (Thomas, D Cameron)

Thinking of downgrading Thomas to a rookie (Glass??) and trading Nank to Ryder or Oliver/Bont (via Greenwood or other DPP).

Appreciate any thoughts/advice from you or the community.

Sana

Anyone know if there's any chance Nank could play ruck again this year? Am having to choose between Greenwood or Nank to finish the season with. Thinking Greenwood, though nank returning to primary ruck could make all the diff!

Corey

Hold Greenwood, Contested Ball Beast and Clearances looks as tho Nank is cooked

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Wait for the final teams tonight

Got a sinking feeling greenwood may get delegated to emergency. Hope not but as I need him

Patch

Have that same feeling, Trigga. Between him and Otten for that last spot

Bec

Believe he'll play. He was out having a photo session with Westhoff today in Adelaide. Doubt they would have sent him if he wasn't going to play.

Cogla13

Plus Nank is named in the ruck and Soldo on the extended bench.

Whatyasmokin

Soldo now named on interchange, avoid having Nank on field this week.

Whatyasmokin

Trade out Nank Soldo is named.

Nick

Selwood VC into Zorko C
Or
Zorko VC into Dusty C

Patch

The latter for mine, Nick

Whatyasmokin

Latter

Jordan

Gold Coast against freo
Touk miller: 117 average from 5 (73,75,130,152,127)

Nicko

Sorry guys, please disregard my email above.

A. Trade out Witts for Martin, Nank for JJK
B. Trade out Witts for Bayok (move Nank to ruck and play Greenwood on field), Parsons to Dusty (move Danger to bench)
C. Trade out Parsons for Bayok, Witts for Ryder

Whatyasmokin

A. Seems to get you two premos and the other options don't?

Weagles

Will Sydney tag J Selwood tonight?

Corey

Don't think so Joel I think will go huge tonight I chucked the VC on him
Especially with Danger out

Patch

They may well, but I feel they'll have a look at Duncan or Tuohy before him – it's easier to curb that outside run instead of Selwood's game.

Whatyasmokin

Possibly, but who really knows.

Shayne

Facing elimination this week and want to trade JPK
My other mids are Danger, Dusty, titch, Bonts, Fyfe, Jelwood and Treloar.
so I was thinking either Oliver, Kelly or Zerrett.

What does the community think?

Corey

Oliver

Patch

I'm team Zerrett but you can't go wrong with any of them (I'd hope)

Corey

I got Merrett 5 weeks ago and he's only got 2 tons:/

Lazza

Oliver by a country mile… luckily Patch didn't say "Oliver" … would have cast the curse …

Patch

Exactly my logic, Lazza 😉

Tripp

How many SC points Corey Maynard going to produce on debut community?

Whatyasmokin

Between 1 and 300. Maybe 60?

TigerNut

Id trade in Jack Graham instead if you want a punt on a rookie

Smote

Only a handful ….earning him the nickname Maytard.

Sana

Stef Martin or Big Mummy? Is old mate Archie Smith still a threat to Stefs scores? Or dare I consider Big Sauce?

Patch

I prefer Big Mummy but last time I said that he did his ankle so I'm.. keeping MUM… *wink wink* on the whole thing

Stupid Coach

VC on Selwood and C on Dusty or
VC on Fyfe and C on Dusty.

Thanks

Wal

I'm debating this very thing Stupid and reckon I'll go with the latter

Whatyasmokin

2.

BrownlowBoy

Who to bring in for Kennedy?

Neale, Dusty, Oliver or Titch?

Whatyasmokin

Titch or Dusty.

Patch

Dusty

Crow

If you have only 2 trades left Rivo, you might as well use them to pick players who are going to score consistent, rather than rookies as you have some cover on the bench.
You could straight trade Shaw to Llyod who is 17k more expensive, would leave you with 42-43k.
Then you could trade JPK to a unique like Seb Ross or a Brad Ebert Or Trent Cotchin.
Just back your judgement and go with what you think is the best decision.

Patch

Like this thinking, Crow. Rivo, I'm not a huge fan of taking Shaw down to a rookie for the finals, especially if you can't loop him with Witherden

Andrew

Quite impressive having 2 Witherden's on the field i must say

Rivo

Wish I did Andrew. Friday fat fingers and hit the button too quick.

Rivo

Thanks Patch & Crow. Last roll of the dice! What about Shaw & JPK for Neale & Lloyd then?

Crow

They're pretty solid selections Rivo 2 proven scores and Neale who can pump out big scores. Good luck mate, hope it all goes well for you.

Markymark560

Rocky or greenwood trade to Martin???

Whatyasmokin

Greenwood.

Patch

Depends on if Greenwood makes the cut tonight

Tommy

"Sydney captain Josh P Kennedy is missing this week with a quad strain, which is just kicking us while we’re down. He’s had a putrid season, and it’s a decent excuse as any to flick him from our sides."

Putrid? Errm no. Or this was just a momentary moment of sarcasm?

Patch

Sorry, putrid from a SC perspective. He's had a good season onfield.

Even then, you're right. It hasn't been "putrid". I'm letting my emotions get the better of me (again) after splashing 600k on a bloke who hasn't shown me the 115 average I was hoping for

Donald

He hasnt had a good year bud, same with Hanners and Parker. the younger blokes at the swans have been much better this year. Remember these blokes have been all Australians, so yes, they have had a poor year.

Crow

VC on Mitch Duncan tonight into Dus
In 1.7% of teams
Last 4 games over 100 with a 144 in there.
With Dangerfield out, he might get a lot more of the ball as well, of course, he could always have a shocker but its so fun taking risk in finals which will make or break you.

Patch

Love it mate!

Crow

Thanks Patch (- :

Russty_

Ballsy move Crow…I like it mate.

Crow

Thanks Russty ( – :

Russty_

He could go big too…especially if Joel gets tagged again.

Joshua

Witts to ryder and Kennedy to Tmitch or Shaw to Tmitch and Kennedy to Oliver? Will have 2 trades left after

Whatyasmokin

Who would be your ruck if doing option 2 though? Vague details on the situation.

Joshua

Would have donut because of Wiits, Gawn is other ruck

Russty_

Option 1, you don't need a doughnut in a final.

Jimmy

Who would you guys trade first out of:

Shaw, JPK and Greenwood

Patch

JPK. The other two are (hopefully) still playing

Jim

Bradley Hill. More midfield time with Walters and Blakely out for the rest of the season. Speculative pick, but what are your thoughts?

Russty_

Prefer Josh Kennedy if you don't have already. Hill's scores are up and down and so are JJK's but JJK has a higher potential.

Jim_bob321

G'day community,
Really need some help here
Zorko or Bont VC?
Scared Zorko could get tagged, thus thinking Bont VC
Help much appreciated
Cheers community!

Cogla13

I'd go Bont. Roberton will go to someone as well so some risk with Bont also.

SirSamuel016

I have two trades left and I'm looking to trade out M.White and Greenwood/Nankervis. I have 297k in the bank, so I'm thinking I could swing Nank forward to bring in Gawn, and then trade either nank or greenwood for another bloke, having the one I don't trade as my F6. Thoughts?

SirSamuel016

Note: Trading Nank for Gawn gives me 512k to use to upgrade M.White. If I trade Greenwood instead of Nank, I have 496k for a forward.

Tom

Mitchell or Fyfe for Danger?

Whatyasmokin

Flip a coin or go with your gut.

Cogla13

Kreuzer cleared to play.

Rocksta

Ok,
For my last upgrade, do I go Heeney or Ryder? I'll be left with 2 trades, but still have Nank and Shaw. Going Heeney will leave me with around $90K to potentially sideways Nank and or Shaw in coming weeks.Going Ryder will mean I have to paint the fence to upgrade only one of them and I'd have no trades left
Which way should I go?

James T

Hey guys, need some advice for this week. Got danger out sitting on the pine, witherden replaces him so got no more mid bench coverage. Only have 2 trades left. So either JPK to Oliver/Kelly/Ross and 1 trade left for emergencies. Or JPK to Beams and 1 trade left, which can be used as emergency or to upgrade Greenwood to Ryder whenever. Thanks guys! And cheers for your A+ write ups Patch, hilarious as always 🙂

Whatyasmokin

Beams and then Ryder next week sounds like a solid plan.

BingoBangoJingoJango

Greenwood to Franklin or Kennedy lads? Elimination final and my opponent has Franklin

MTUK

If you're rolling the dice on a Key forward in an elimination, I'd be tempted by Daniher against Carlton in this round.

Otherwise I'd try and loop Buddy.

Jock

What a pleasure it is to read this brilliant article each week Patch – you're an absolute belter son. Great chat last night. Great chat. Thank you on behalf this entire throbbing community.

Rick Grimes

Tru dat, JR. Every contributor on this site is both a scholar and a gentleman.

Maestro

Corey "May or Maynard" play?!

Jock

Corey "Darling Buds of" Maynard??

Sam

Ryder or Kreuzer?

DacZawson

Ryder for me

Tom

Should I trade in Zorko or Crouch?

Rick Grimes

Zorko could win it or lose it for ya. Crouch is a solid 115 every time.

Andrew

1 trade left with 19k, JPK injured, Danger suspended and a host of under performing premos. Can't wait until the season is done. I'm going JPK to Bryce Gibbs as a POD. I've pretty much given up as the supercoach gods have eaten me up several times over the course of the year.

TigerNut

What a cracking year. I need help community. Ranked 1554, Currently sitting top of the ladder with a double chance in a League Final. 2 Trades left
DEF: Docherty, Adams, Laird, Simpson, Lloyd, Michael Hibberd, (Mitch Hibberd, Morrison)
MID: Dangerfield, Martin, T Mitchell, Neale, Kelly, Cotchin, Wines, Heppell (Witherden, Bolton, Cousins)
RUC: Martin, Witts (Soldo)
FWD: Macrae, Yeo, Dahlhaus, T Lynch GC, JJ Kennedy, Greenwood (Nank, Eddy)

With Danger and Witts out this week. Should I make any trades or just cop a loss and head to next week with Danger back. Witts to Gawn is the obvious one. and use Witherden or Greenwood in the middle for Danger this week. I have good bench swinging cover on all lines except Ruck. Thoughts anyone?

Cogla13

Well, Soldo is playing so you won't get a donut but Witts might be out for another week. I'd be tempted to do the Witts to Gawn trade.