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SuperCoach RD21: The Heroes, The Villains, The Damned.

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What a bizarre season it has been, Community.

With 2017 drawing to a close and many coaches in the midst of finals competition, there was an expectation that most teams would be at full capacity and pumping out scores north of 2400.

But instead injury, suspension, poor form and lack of trades have united to decimate thousands of sides.

It meant 2200 became the par score for Round 21. It was an absolute horror show of a round with many scoring below this mark.

There is little doubt 2017 has been one of the most difficult SuperCoach seasons in recent memory.

Many, including myself, will be glad when the nightmare is over.

The Heroes

Crows ball magnet Matt Crouch (140 SC) is coming home like an absolute steam train. There’s a bit of Tom Mitchell about the way Crouch can consistently find the pill and extract it from congestion. He had it 35 times on the weekend, 20 of them contested. It was his 11th ton in a row and third score over 130 in the past four weeks. The kid is on fire and should be considered if you still have the trades.

Patrick Dangerfield (138 SC) did Patrick Dangerfield things on Saturday. He had 30 disposals, 21 of them contested, 10 tackles and 11 clearances to help the Cats to strong victory despite missing Joel Selwood, Mitch Duncan and Tom Hawkins.

Taylor Adams (138 SC) has hit a purple patch of form at the right time of the season, smashing out his third 125+ score in as many weeks. Adams racked up 31 disposals, 9 tackles, 14 contested possessions and 8 clearances – all at an elite 90% efficiency.

Speaking of good form, Dayne Beams (138 SC) is another coming home with a wet sail. Beams had 32 possessions, 7 marks and kicked 4.1 in Brisbane’s big win over the Suns. It’s his third 120+ score in the past month.

While the likes of Gawn and Jacobs failed to get the job done, Matt Kruezer (136 SC) and Stef Martin (129 SC) rewarded their owners handsomely. Kruezer has been by far the best big man in 2017 and Martin isn’t far off claiming second place.

The exceptional season of Josh Kelly (132 SC) continued on the weekend, with the sought-after Giants midfielder gathering 25 disposals, 2 goals and 6 tackles at 80% efficiency.

Marc Murphy (129 SC) has completed one of the best comebacks of the season and will finish 2017 close to a top-10 midfielder. This writer will put his hand up and confess he doubted Murphy’s ability to be able to recover from a long string of injuries, but he has certainly proved me wrong. Hats off to the coaches who had the gonads to start the season with him.

Swans pair Isaac Heeney (130 SC) and Luke Parker (126 SC) were rampant in their big win over Freo, while Jack Gunston (124 SC) is relishing a new role in defence at Hawthorn. He gathered 22 kicks, 5 handballs and 11 marks at 85% efficiency yesterday. Steele Sidebottom (122 SC) was in good touch for Collingwood with a 27-possession return against Port Adelaide.  

Essendon’s gun defender Michael Hurley (121 SC) again got the job done for his owners, with his 34-possession and 8-mark outing an excellent return for a key position player. Fellow bookend Josh J Kennedy (120 SC) has made a brilliant comeback from an Achilles injury, sitting atop the Coleman Medal leader board after booting another 6 on the weekend. He’s kicked 60 goals from just 15 games this season.

Other significant scores: Cameron Pederson (137 SC), Rory Adkins (131 SC), Lewis Taylor (129 SC), Nathan Jones (128 SC), Jack Martin (127 SC), Dion Prestia (126 SC), Brodie Smith (126 SC), Aaron Hall (122 SC), Josh Jenkins (122 SC), David Swallow (121 SC).

The Villains

Popular ruck duo Max Gawn (56 SC) and Sam Jacobs (57 SC) were both well below their best. Jacobs had a quiet game against Essendon while Gawn was well beaten by Billy Longer, giving away 5 free kicks and having just 21 hit outs.   

It was a bloody horror show for Lachie Neale (44 SC), with the Freo midfielder restricted to just 9 disposals in a listless display. The magnificent one Dayne Zorko (78 SC) performed his famous disappearing trick again, letting the likes of Beams and Rockliff upstage him in Brisbane’s big win.

The most popular player in the competition, Toby Greene (83 SC), will come under obvious scrutiny for his flying kick to the head of Luke Dahlhaus. Greene had a quiet match despite kicking 2 goals, managing only 16 disposals.  

Bad things came in threes for the Bulldogs and Swans, with Jack McRae (61 SC), Luke Dahlhaus (66 SC) and Mitch Wallis (37 SC) all stinking it up for the Dogs and Swans trio Jake Lloyd (82 SC), Zak Jones (80 SC) and Nic Newman (24 SC) all below par for Sydney, although Newman did cop a nasty leg injury.

Some of the game’s most popular defenders in Sam Docherty (83 SC), Kade Simpson (81 SC) and Rory Laird (81 SC) failed to hit triple figures, while Saints pair Seb Ross (61 SC) and Jack Steven (69 SC) also had games they would rather forget.

The Redeemers

It was a spectacular comeback from Swans champion Lance Franklin (169 SC). When he had been all but written off as a legitimate SuperCoach force, Buddy produced a 24-possession 4-goal masterpiece to lead his side to a percentage-boosting victory. Teammate Dan Hannebery (117 SC) also got in on the action after an up-and-down 2017.

Speaking of inconsistent seasons, Tom Rockliff (125 SC) has been a repeat offender in 2017. But the signs are encouraging as he banged out his second triple-figure score in a row following a 24-touch, 3-goal return on Saturday, while also going at 83% efficiency.

After we all hailed Dylan Roberton (100 SC) as a defensive savour earlier in the season, he has hit a baron patch. But his form line might be on the up after registering his second ton in eight weeks on the weekend.

The Damned

Has there been a bigger fall from grace this season than Todd Goldstein (32 SC)? Playing in tandem with Braydon Pruess, Goldy had just 4 possessions despite his 84% TOG. After averaging 114.3 over his past four seasons, the North big man is languishing at 93 points per game in 2017 and has been dropped from the senior side during the season. Is it the beginning of the end?

Heath Shaw (75 SC) has been rubbish all season and would challenge Goldy for the biggest failure of 2017, while the forward role of Toby Nankervis (57 SC) is killing his output.

 

How did you go this week?

 Twitter: @CarlPfeiffer9

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Russty_

Hell of a year!…but it'll make us all appreciate next season even more…cause it couldn't be worse than this one.

neil Demons Delight

Been a real tough year even in the real stuff.Given Sydney GWS Adelaide and Geelong are the probable top four I think all teams below them with injuries to WITTS ABLETT and LYNCH eliminating G C capable of beating each other i.e. carlton or Collingwood could beat the tiges or port its that kind of year .the lower part of the 8 present no problems to the top 4 but I can only hope the dees do a dog gie cheers

INPieman

It's time to move on from the nightmare that is 2017

Post season to do list:

1. Ring Mum back (message left some stage during the JLT series)
2. Mad Monday
3. Walk the dog
4. Update banned for life list (will take quite some time)
5. Begin 2018 preseason

neil Demons Delight

pay 2018 membership bucks needs you no.6

SC_Kev7

You can finally give those tinder notifications proper attention, INP!

INPieman

20 new matches Already Kev. Might invite them all to Mad Monday

Rabbits16

hahahaha love it pieman

Stirlsy

Monday laugh completed. Thx Pieman.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Your dog's name isn't kirby is it?

INPieman

It is Trig. And after he hasn't been walked for 6 months he's a bit plump

Tyruddanaut

I'm probably going to Walk the dog (and all of the above) after the 2018 preseason/season/2019 preseason/season but when the herald sun server room gets attacked by angry supercoaches THEN I will.

Russty_

Hahaha don't forget your family Pieman…Mum's are important and deserve at least a callback :)….yeah and the banned for life list, that could end up longer than my potential player list for next year lol

INPieman

Agree rusty. Might be easier to make a list of players that aren't banned

Imgonnalose

Thanks for the year everybody! Loved this season, has fallen apart a little bit recently but still my best season yet. I had a week off last week, but now I need to replace Lynch and Selwood. Still have Ryan on field and Witherden on DEF bench.
Was thinking Sidebottom and Wallis, what are the communitys thoughts? Nets me a whopping $900. Thanks guys! 🙂

INPieman

You might have had the week off but Wallis scored about 30. I'd think long & hard about that one. Sidebum pretty good

Imgonnalose

Any alternatives you could recommend?

Rick Grimes

As per comment on other thread, have a look at Prestia for value in mids. Has pumped out 124, 126 since coming back into the side. Gives you more options up front. I'd steer clear of Wallis, the Bont takes all his points.

INPieman

How much cash have you got collectively?

Imgonnalose

947000 I think

redherringfc

Big risk on Wallis.

If I had 1 trade left i'd be having a good look at Daniher. He has Gold Coast and Freo. And Essendon are still playing for finals.

James T

Hey guys, tough situation this week after having a bye in both leagues this week as I made it to both prelims. Have only one trade left with lack of cover on the bench as I believe L Young from the dogs will be dropped this week. Here is how my team looks as of now, any help to try and give myself a fighting chance in this weekends matchups would be much appreciated!

Doc, Adams, Laird, Rance, Lloyd, Shaw (Ryan, Hibberd)
Danger, Dusty, Titch, Zerrett, Fyfe, Wines, Beams, Jelwood (Deluca-Cardillo, Witherden, Cousins)
Grundy, Gawn (Strnadica)
Macrae, Yeo, Heeney, Dahl, Buddy, Greenwood (Young, Eddy)

Cheers guys! 🙂

redherringfc

You need to trade out Selwood as he will not be back and is the highest value of your non players (i think).

Pick the best player you can afford. Probably a mid, but you could go with Hurley or Daniher who have a favourable draw.

James T

Cheers herring, okay that makes sense to me. Should I trade in Ryder to try and cover Grundy this week or accept the donut and grab the best possible mid/defender I can? Thanks mate

redherringfc

Yep, get Ryder this week for Selwood.

neil Demons Delight

well done J J that's impressive but there are many that missed the midprice boat and season gone.. I think it will prevail next year with greenwood withering berry and neale bullen prominent Danger Gawn and OLIVER are walk up starters

DevastatedDan

Dark brown…very dark brown stain Heater, has officially become my most hated player ever. I finally started Ryan onfield ahead of him…opt had same option but didn't. I score in top 3% for the round and lose by 7 !!! Paddy Ryder, you don't know how hard I was riding you in last five minutes of your game. Still alive in one league though….but who do I start ?

Russty_

Hey John, I'm actually having a decent year also, amongst all the carnage, but I have probably avoided a lot of mistakes from putting so much time into it..(too much!)..and have been very lucky too.
You've done really well this season compared to past ones, bring it home now mate.

Russty_

Yeah my first comment was probably meant for a lot of coaches out there who have had tough runs, not necessarily myself.
Must be hard for a lot of coaches who have basically done all the right things all year and then gotten royally shafted in the finals by underperformers…DEE as a prime example, that's just plain bad luck.

I'm currently sweating on the fitness of Sloane this week, as I traded him in for Selwood last week as my last trade, so I could be joining the list of the disgruntled next week haha.

Russty_

I was thinking more of the ups than the downs at the time, and after I traded him in, I had 2 grand left lol

CrackersFC

I agree JJ.
Best year for me in 5 yrs. Finished 509 then, this yr sitting at 269. Still 2 games to go so it could turn to poo and I miss my best finish ever. Here's hoping for a strong finish.

1 trade left full premo and Jelwood sitting on the bench. $35K in bank.
Let's see what the week throws up with ins and outs. Would like to hold that trade till the last week.

Rabbits16

on fire son

Mickey P

Good luck, I dropped from 245 last week to 605 in one week, happened so quickly my head is spinning.

Joshua

Dixon or Westhoff?

Rick Grimes

Is there a third option? Probably Westhoff.

Joshua

Jenkins lol only got like 7k in the bank

Corey

Dixon

redherringfc

I like Dixon for the last round, against the suns he could go massive.

What is the most you can spend? Do you have a dpp in the mids you could swing forward?

Imgonnalose

Best fwd mid pricer? Have $430k

BrownlowBoy

Issac Smith?

Derek

$430k gets you a premium forward this year

stove

kelly crouch or oliver?

DEE

11 villains gotta be a record
Can anyone top that?

DEE

And a damned

Rivo

Thanks Carlos for your excellent Monday reviews.
I've had a poor season too, knocked out in an elimination final on the weekend and only surviving in 2 x minor premiership leagues still.

No trades left and hoping Sloane & Witherden make the cut his week. My only chance to stay in the loser leagues is the C/VC call. Danger VC into Dusty???

Stirlsy

21 players pumped out a massive 2016pts for there semi final loses ….Horror stuff should make a movie out of it!!!

gator59

1st
0
gator59//894.00
FWDAlex Neal-Bullen
STK @ MELB
(F)
112.00
FWDJack Billings
STK @ MELB
(F)
135.00
MIDLuke Dunstan
STK @ MELB
(F)
110.00
MID
7 K, 10 H, 5 M, 2 T, 1 FA, 1 G, 1 B
($10,050) 2.21% DraftedShaun Atley
NMFC @ HAW
(F)
68.00
MIDJack Sinclair
STK @ MELB
(F)
87.00
MIDRyan Clarke
NMFC @ HAW
(F)
85.00
DEFJames Sicily
NMFC @ HAW
(F)
92.00
DEFJack Newnes
STK @ MELB
(F)
80.00
RKCameron Pedersen
STK @ MELB
(F)
125.00
ADVANCED STATS
WINNINGS: $4,200
OPPONENT LINEUPSTANDINGSROSTER TRENDS

2nd
0
Rimmo888.00
FWDAlex Neal-Bullen
STK @ MELB
(F)
112.00
FWDJack Sinclair
STK @ MELB
(F)
87.00
MIDRicky Henderson
NMFC @ HAW
(F)
98.00
MIDWill Langford
NMFC @ HAW
(F)
69.00
MIDNathan Jones
STK @ MELB
(F)
118.00
MIDBrad Ebert
COLL @ PORT
(F)
94.00
DEFRyan Burton
NMFC @ HAW
(F)
92.00
DEFJasper Pittard
COLL @ PORT
(F)
93.00
RKCameron Pedersen
STK @ MELB
(F)
125.00
HIDE COMMON PLAYERS
WINNINGS: $2,800

Just goes to show you don't need a gun midfield to win DRAFTSTARS

And fell in by the skin of my teeth…894 points to 888 points

Stirlsy

Ripper Gator.

gator59

Thanks Stirlsy

Stirlsy

$15 Sunday games? nice collect there buddy… been a good week for a few regs in Draftstars

Soothsayer

Ah yes, It was refreshing to bring Gawn in to team up with Goldstein in my rucks. What a miserable end to a promising season. My elites set up well early in the year and then just suddenly got old and died. Pendlebury, Kennedy, dahlhouse , nank, Gawn, Mummy, Selwood, Goldstein, simpson, Lloyd, – even Docherty died as soon as i got him in. he scored an average of about 80 for me this year.

I don't know what hit me. six weeks ago i was steering into the wind with great anticipation nearing a full ship of steller talent. The burn list itself caught fire. It hurts folks, it really hurts. What am i meant to do now? spend time with my family? geez.

gator59

Start preparing for next year mate like a lot of us are doing atm

It's a real killer when you put in all the hard yards and the wheels so suddenly fall off

I feel your pain too, thought i was flying and then turns to shite so quickly

Derek

my exact problem. Most of them are yesterdays heros. time to look forward

dan

I share your pain…swapped Heater for Ryan….lost by 7. I'm already working on next year 🙁

dan

That was meant for soothsayer

DamTreloar

Have full premo side..2 trades left and 209k in bank…I'm in prelims in my comps,and have Shaw and Rocky still..keep and hope they come good and get me through to GF,or trade and risk having no trades next week providing I get through

gator59

Who's your other backs

DamTreloar

Doc Hurley Hibberd laird and Adams….midfield Danger Treloar Titch Bont Zorko Rocky Dusty Fyfe..

redherringfc

Shaw to the best defender you don't have.

Keep Rocky.

gator59

I agree with Redherring.. Keep Rocky he's starting to come good

Just try and keep some cash if you have to flick rocky the following week.. Good luck mate

DamTreloar

Cheers guys…Roberton Rance or McGovern

gator59

Roberton for mine.. Would still leave you some decent cash if you have to upgrade Rocky

DamTreloar

Thanks gator

gator59

Name your poison Pieman

INPieman

After this season anything Gator!

gator59

She sure has been a rocky road Pieman.. Surely next year can't be as bad as this year… Fingers crossed

INPieman

Who would have thought so many ever reliable would crash & burn at once

gator59

Your never again list must be as big as the Australian coast line..

In fact i don't think there's enough paper in the country to make that list on

Kane

Going Greenwood > JJK and Jelwood > ????? Whos best mid from last two games? Money not issue.

kane

Current mids, Danger, Martin, Fyfe, Bont, Zerrett, Treloar, Rocky

gator59

Mitchell, Kelly or Oliver.. If it was me i'd go Kelly ..In less % of teams.. Or Just look at your match ups and go from there and differ with them

Joshua

With one trade left is it worth trading lynch (F7) to Rockliff this week? Will have decent cover in Defence (Lloyd) but no cover in forward and only Callum Brown in Mids which scares me. Thoughts?

Joshua

Just checked again, Callum Brown in FWD, Lloyd in DEF and Witherden in MID

Joshua

Or just wait a week and if there is no carnage jump on a key forward with a favourable game in the last round? (A Westhoff for example)

redherringfc

Reading this it looks like if you don't make the trade then Brown is on field. If this is the case then definitely make the trade.

Rocky, coming off 2 decent scores, at 405k, is a godsend for the desperate.

Joshua

If I don't make the trade Lloyd will be at M8. By making the Lynch to Rockliff trade I can use Lloyd as bench cover, Brown as FWD cover and Witherden MID cover all the while having Rockliff at M8. Of course this means if I have an injury or suspension I can't make trades but I will have alright cover. Change your decision in anyway?

redherringfc

You don't want Lloyd on field in your mids, so definitely get Rocky. Hopefully he pushes out a couple of 150s.

Russty_

Just gotta make sure Witherden's playing this week first Josh…I think I'd do the trade regardless, you don't wanna lose with a spare trade and kick yourself for the offseason.

Joshua

Yeah I'm gonna do it

Shake n bake

Who should l trade out for Danger wasn't going to bring him back this week if Greenwood was available but now his not l need to trade out of Mitchell Merrett Bont Treloar Ebert Wines Heppell Fyfe Parker? Still leaves me 9 deep in mids. I traded Danger for Fyfe when Danger was suspended Fyfe has been great only reason l didn't bring Danger back for the week that just went is because l had the bye in 4 of my leagues.

hedski

Which Greenwood is unavailable Shaker? Do you have Levi?

Russty_

Must mean Levi, haven't heard anything about Hugh….I'd trade out Heppell after his poxy score.

Shake n bake

Yeah Levi would av definitely went to Danger this week. He doesn't have a good record against the pies but with Levi out will bring back Danger this week.

Tyruddanaut

The best thing about it is it's a bad year for everyone. That means the top get worse and the worse top up

Alec

Joe daniher or text walker? Can't afford any other forwards worth considering and it's a replacement for lynch

Russty_

Daniher, he's been more consistent than Tex…who is too up and down, and always has been.

RobDogs

I had Heater up until Round 20, traded him for Hurley. As I read all the 'never again' posts, I remember back the JLT podcasts where the wise man warned us all that Heath Shaw was no longer the go to out of defence for the Giants.

Jock, I listened when you said Crouch, I listened when you said Oliver. I should have heard when you said no Heater.

Russty_

Yeah…time to think about 21 year old players, rather than 29-30 year olds.

Russty_

I didn't have Shaw all year, and didn't regret it for 1 minute.

gator59

Same here Russty

dan

Totally agree, but when players are falling all round you. Heater was a second choice priority as long as he was on the field.

Paul Walnuts

2 trades and 28k ,In 3 cash Prelims and looking for value rather that going 1 up and 1 down
Jelwood 476k to Rocky 405k
Witherden 379k to Rampe 415k or J.Martin 470k

Risk v Reward – this will give me a loop option on each line except the Ruck

Russty_

Yeah I like it Pauly…Rocky and Martin over Rampe for mine.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Obvious blues missing a fwd target young but will take time to develop
So gonna throw this out there as well why not.

If blues win? The spoon and hence the number one pick.
Trade for Tom Lynch.

Go a year early before the circus begins next year.

neil Demons Delight

which one trig

TRIGGA_HAPPY

GC

TOPHAWK1

Hi Community,

I have confession to make.

I have no trades left……..

I would love to sneak a couple of trades into my TH side if I could, but guess what, trades spent are like money spent. You will never get them back. End of story.

But, after running out of trades in round 22 last year, I got pumped in straight sets.

This year IS DIFFERENT…….I am in 3 prelims and I will not be going without a slugfest.

Joshua

Same amount of prelims, same amount of trades 🙁

hedski

I'm still in 2 "Losers" prelims, there's a chance I can play you again in the "woo" league next week if I beat Kev and you have a win, bring it on!

Mickey P

6 weeks ago, ranked 85th and outright leader in 8 leagues ….. fast forward 6 weeks and a sub 2100 score, knocked out of 6 leagues in straight sets from top spot and now ranked in 600's …… cricket season??

Cogla13

Still had a pretty good year to be inside the top 1000. Did you run out of trades by the way?

Mike

I have 2 trades left and need Selwood out.. do I swap him for Crouch or Kelly. Will need to use both trades no matter what as cash is an issue, Cheers guys!

INPieman

11 tonnes in a row for Crouch. Can't argue with that form

Chris

Hey Community, got 3 trades left and planning on burning two this week, one of which is Witherden to a rookie, leaving me with $360k.

I'm thinking for this week:
Shaw/Shaz to Hurley OR
Grundy to Kreuzer (Darcy is currently cover)

Next week:
Selwood to Kelly/Crouch OR
Shaw/Shaz to Robertson

Thoughts?

Chris

I should mention Hanners was bench cover before Selwood got injured

Big G

The number one rank in Australia has it in the bag for the major prize. Surprised he is so far ahead.

TBK

I know right ….. do you think anyone can possibly catch him?

Big G

511 points ahead with 2 rounds to go – unless someone cyber hacks his computer and trades out Dusty and Danger for 2 non-playing rookies then I would say he is safe,,

stove

should I
A: trade witherden to 102k rookie and selwood to crouch leaving me with 10 130k and 1 trade left.
B: trade ryan to howe and selwood to rockliff leaving me 1 trade and 6 k?
Cheers!

stove

trade b would leave me with heath shaw on the bench

INPieman

Witherden a good chance to play this week. Ryan to Howe sounds good. Rocky is risky

stove

ignore the 10 in above post, typo

WightysWarriors

Out in straight sets. Some people have said I am addicted to SC. Why would they say that…perhaps cause I have googled SC 2018 and found lots of articles ? Aah well, at least I came 2nd in a national coach kings finals early in the season.

Russty_

Good stuff Wighty…getting back on the horse mate, and not lamenting in past failures, it's a cunnova game sometimes…if not a brilliant world smashing pearler of a game…Luck plays a big part in which one it turns into.

James

Kreuzer or Ryder for Grundy? Was thinking Ryder because he has a better run home, thoughts?

TheGreatBozza

I tihnk Kreuzer will score more, has a higher ceiling. I did bring in Ryder last week for Lynch, and if I didn't have to deal with Selwood, Neale, Ryan (pant stain) & Shaw (huge pant stain), I'd be brining in Krezuer for Grundy

TheGreatBozza

Murmurs that Lachie Neale is out. I had these grand plans to offload Selwood, Nank & Ryan/Shaw with my last three trades, but I should have know my plans would turn to S#1T. I'm wishing I held on to Witherden last week, as I thought he was done for the year.

Neale > Crouch
Selwood > Rocky are my trades for now

Russty_

Yeah…that'll work.