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Round 22 Supercoach Panic Room

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Come one, come all, to the Panic Room! We’re now officially into the do-or-die part of the season: the stakes haven’t been higher. There are no more second chances.

This is where saving those trades, dodging those injuries and your astute points of difference will make you or break you.

Godspeed community. We’re at the preliminary finals. Go get ‘em… assuming you don’t get a swift, solid kick to the nether regions by the news.

THE NEWS

Hans Moleman Productions presents a swift, solid kick to the nether regions.

Starting from the top: Lachie Neale will miss this week, and possibly the next, after being struck down by knee problems. While initially reported as a season-ending injury, Neale is expected to play next week.

For those that were here, queer, and didn’t want any more bears (one of my more obscure Simpsons references), Michael Hurley is missing with a calf complaint this week. I suspect if Tom J. Lynch had needed quelling this week he might have got up, but as he doesn’t Essendon have let Hurley miss.

Nic Newman has failed his fitness test this week, so leaves Sydney’s side at the expense of the returning Josh P. Kennedy, who may finally provide relief to those of us with a few million dollars on the pine in the midfield.

Bulldogs midfielder Mitch Wallis has been dropped. The Bulldogs confuse me. A lot.

In more good news, Zach Merrett returns from suspension, Alex Witherden is back for the Lions, and so is Nick Riewoldt.

If anyone has Jack Viney, firstly: why? Secondly, un-have Jack Viney ASAP because his foot is not doing the foot thing, which makes it hard to play football.

Geelong midfielder Mitch Duncan is back after spending a week in the sin bin, as is Shane Mumford. Going into the sin-bin in their place is Jack Redpath, who gave Phil Davis a tickle under the chin. It was also nice to see the Tribunal cracking down on fly kicking blokes in the face, suspending Toby Greene for three two one zero matches.

In “Back To The Future 4: Wait Really?”, Jaeger O’Meara and Harley Bennell return for brand new escapes, before they break back down with injury and are put in cotton wool for the next 12 months. Critics are calling it “Irrelevant to Supercoach” and “just another way for Patch to spice up the Panic Room, there’s no actual movie here so I’m not sure why I sat in a movie theatre for two hours…”

Hawthorn have ditched rookie duo Tiea Miles and the talented (but N deficient) Conor Glass. Please considering donating any unused N’s to Conor.

We have a whole bunch of debutants this week. WHYYYYYYYY???? THIS IS TERRIBLE. AWFUL. SAD. Although considering everything else that’s been happening this week, having some 2018 rookies at slightly elevated prices isn’t the end of the world, unlike the literal end of the world – the “fire and fury” that accompanied Zac Dawson’s retirement.

Anyway, we have Josh ‘Fridge’ Begley (that is his actual nickname, I’m not making this up), Josh ‘Bring Your Kid To Work Day’ Daicos, Todd ‘Ally’ Marshall, Jack ‘I Left The Ham In The Fridge Too Long And Now It’s” Graham and Ben “Mmmmmmkay” McKay will all play their first games.

(I know none of them are Rowan ‘My Boat’ Marshall, but I’m doing my best, okay?)

In basically irrelevant news, Pearce Hanley is back, retiring Carlton champion Dennis Armfield has been dropped (to James Brayshaw’s dismay), Josh Caddy is out for the year (remember when we were all going to start him?) and Tom Hickey has finally recovered from the towelling Bellchambers gave him a few weeks ago.

Anyway, despite the instability of this week’s team news, at least this isn’t the wrap up of Parliament’s team news, where we seem to have a half a dozen outs. Although that’s a really low bar to jump over to be fair.

THE PATCH UP

I’m putting up the one smokie this week because ain’t nobody got trades left. Besides, this smokie is slightly too smokie, because it’s David Zaharakis. I’d never suggest selecting Zacka for a full season, because contrary to all the evidence I don’t hate myself that much.

But, for a two week pinch-hitting role in your midfield, at 498k a bloke who loves the easier games with Fremantle and Gold Coast to come could be the lift you need to get over the line this year. Averaging 110 over his last 3 and 103 over his past 5, if you’re strapped for cash, he may be the way to go.

However with Tom Rockliff at 410k you’d be desperate – or stupid – to bring Zaharakis in.

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Well, I’m not, but the wonderful hoomans over in Higgo’s article are mind-bogglingly good at this thing. Fortunately, Fantasy Insider are mind-bogglingly fantastic, and have a lineup cruncher with oodles of statistics, and with their help, I’ve put together this lineup

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As Higgo mentioned in his stunning analytics yesterday, Freo’s defence will come under fire, and as such I’m venturing in with Lachie Weller and Griffin Logue as value options. Nat Fyfe and David Mundy are locked in to cover the absence of Lachie Neale.

I’m not a fan of going in with Soldo, but my mega-midfield doesn’t leave me with much choice – besides, The Nank and Sean Darcy hardly fill me with confidence anyway.

Who are you going in with, community?

CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE

Patrick Dangerfield VC.

Dustin Martin C.

Other options involve Rory Sloane at the Adelaide Oval tonight, however, I’d be cautious of Sloane getting a good work-over from the Swans, like they did with Jason Johanissen a while ago. Zachary Merrett against the Suns could be a good choice, and Matthew Kruezer against Big Boy could go very large indeed.

Otherwise, there’s also Tom Mitchell. Anyone else going with someone left-field this week?

GOOD LUCK this week, community. Tear them a new one in the do or die prelim finals, while I’ll tear old mate Throttlefinger apart in my Draft league final.

 

 


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Tony

Hi Patch. Thanks to you all for your great work during the year. I've only got two trades left but still have GAJ and Jelwood. Mid bench cover is Witherden and Mountford. Thinking of trading in MCrouch or Dusty and either Hanners Rocky or Billings. In my main league my opponent has Dusty. Appreciate your thoughts Patch

Patch

Thank you for reading, Tony! Think you're going to have to need to cover Dusty, Tony. At the risk of being blown out of the water if he goes huge. Alongside him Rockliff seems to be the way to go, unless you've got enough cash for someone better

Raw_Tiger

Love ya work Patch.
I'm calling this week "Super Loophole Week' … with only 1 trade left I have to use that on Jelwodd –> Kelly to save my mid-field. With 5 trades spent on avoiding donuts over the past 7 games, my team is somewhat sub-premo .. so the loophole has to cover my inadequacies. but 'cos Lyin hasn't done his old trick of dropping in-form rookies … I cant loophole my DEF, so have to pick between Ryan, Lloyd or Cox on field. Leaning toward Lloyd.
Looping Witherden and SPP in the MID and Dahl and Greenwood up FWD.

In 5 Prelims … 2 of 'em Cash leagues ..

Patch

Jakey Lloyd I take it? As Lek pointed out on twitter this week, Nic Newman missing should help Lloyd's score so I'd pop him onfield. Like the loops mate – good luck for the cashies!

Brycey

Hey patchy tossing up over gunston or daniher. What are your thoughts old son?

SC_Kev7

Daniher will teach those kids a lesson

Brycey

i hope you are right kev

Patch

Not going to lie, every time I see Joe scramble up some bastard like a stepladder (cc. Jake Carlisle) I get aroused. There's nothing quite like screaming DANIHERRRRRR! live at the footy. He's hunting for the Coleman and the Dons will feed it to him – with two easier games I'd be backing him in, but would have all my fingers and toes crossed while doing so.

(and I am going to look very closely at starting him in 2018)

Brycey

im tending to agree. i sold myself on gunston early in the week but heading towards the giant beanstalk. im hoping to ruin the inside of my trousers on saturday night

Simo

Who would you start as D6 out of Luke Ryan or Rance?
cheers

Patch

Rance, Simo. Should peel off Freo forwards

SC_Kev7

I'd go Ryan, Simo. Tigers smalls won't hold him accountable in the air. As Patch said in his Draftstars section, the ball should be in his area a lot

Patch

Going to have to disagree, the ball was up his end a lot last week and he still only managed 32. Doubt he'll score that little again this week but he's far more of a risk than Rance for mine.

frogger

Rance, no strong KPF to mind and won't come up against someone as tactically aware as Harry Taylor this week. Over the long haul, back your premos in to outscore the rookies, I reckon. It's the percentage play.

Stirlsy

Would like to thank u for all your input throughout the year Patch,always a laugh reading yr stuff.
I'v got 5 the same as you in DS Goodluck with Mundy a real brave pick, don't think many will go with him so he could work out to be a good POD 4 ya
If Graham gets a gig ill be pulling my team apart i think, 50 bucks short of a str8 swap.
I went to church last nite to pray Witherden plays but had no idea how to do it so i asked a few ppl and got told i had to kneel down, well i was out of there very quickly, I don't get on my Knees for anyone not even Gaz's dad.

Patch

Thank you Stirlsy! Hoping that leads me at least part of the way to doing well on Sunday!

Wise moves in church mate!

Mograt

Need only to cover a potential doughnut from Neale. I have one last trade and have narrowed my choices to :

1. Kruezer. By 2 dpps I can bring in the big fella and plop Ryder up front. This will give me coverage via Strandica if the big K is rested next week.

2. Josh Kelly As a straight swap for Neale.

As things stand I have bench cover for backs (Ryan) and fwds (shoenmakers). But nothing for mids or Ruck. Kreuz gives me the Ruck cover but Kelly has more to play for and barring a disaster is guaranteed of playing next week as well.

Any chance Kreuz gets rested ? Who has the greatest scoring potential over the next two rounds?

I appreciate any thoughts comments.

Mograt

Patch

Kreuzer has a better run that Kelly, so that and the flexibility have me leaning towards Kreuz

Mograt

Thanks Patch i' m locking in the Kruez

TheGreatBozza

The Panic room has been my guidance all season, so I'm hoping it can steer me through my preliminary final:

3 trades, $150k

DEF: Adams, Doc, Laird, Howe, Shaw, Junker (LOOP) (Schaz, Ryan)
MID: Dangerfield, Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Bont, Treloar, Neale, J.Lloyd (Selwood, Cousins, Deluca)
R: Gawn, Ryder (Grundy)
FWD: Macrae, Heeny, Yeo, Dahl, Nank, Greenwood (Cameron, Bolton)

Any ideas of some trades? My FWD line is weak but I've got issues with Selwood & Neale I need to clear up.

Option 1:
Neale > Crouch
Selwood > Rocky
Swing Lloyd to DEF and don't play a loophole

Option 2:
Neale > Crouch
Hold trades, suss out the round and upgrade later on if need be

Option 3:
Selwood > Crouch
Hold trades, no money left

Option 4:
Selwood > Rocky
Nank > Any premo FWD

Thoughts?

Rick Grimes

1. Go for broke.

Patch

4, but instead of any premo forward swing Ryder down and bring in Kreuzer

TheGreatBozza

If I did that I'd offload Grundy. No point in having Gawn, Grundy and Kreuzer next week!

Nat

1 trade left for a couple of cash leagues…thoughts on Grundy to Mummy or Martin? I feel Mummy has more chance of going large…

Rick Grimes

Mum

Patch

Agreed

Dan

Thanks Patch! I've loved reading the Panic Room all year!
I was wondering, who do you think I should loophole with Nank in the forward line out of: Greenwood, Buddy (both up and down), or JJK (only scored 56 against GWS earlier in the season)?

Patch

Thanks Dan! Would go with Greenwood personally. Good luck mate!

*EDIT* actually, no. Go a Buddy loop

John

Who do u reckon will score more over the next 2 weeks; Danniher or Sicily?

Rick Grimes

Dan

neil Demons Delight

Daniher easily

Patch

*BT voice* DANIHERRRRR!

Sam

Go for Sicily mate, Joe only has 2 tons in last 11

Rick Grimes

What are our thoughts on Spuddy? Has gone one big, can we expect one small? I can loophole him or Greenwood.

Patch

Spuddy Franklin? Crows will do a good job shutting him down, I'd loop him

Doc

Last chance/last trade.

Big prelim this week.

Comes down to (me) Greenwood, J.cameron, Shaw, JJK, Zerrer, STEVEN + 1 more. V (opponent) Jacobs, J.Stewart, Nyhuis, Heppell, Murphy, Steele, Fyfe.

Can get anyone under 495k (any line through DPPs).
Billings, Rocky, Roberton, or any other suggestions.

Leaning towards Billings.

Patch

Like Billings more than Rockliff

Paul

Patch, Merrett or Zorko for Neale? On trade left…

Patch

Zerrett for mine, Pauly.

ahmad rubas

doc laird adams rance lloyd witherden (ryan scharenberg)
danger vc fyfe c kelly bont murphy parker treloar jpk (dahlhaus emg cunningham junker)
gawn mumford (strnadica)
macrae greene billings steele franklin nankervis (greenwood emg eddy)

2 trades i made this week was newman down to junker which allowed me to move witherden into the defence in place of ryan/scharenberg and stewart to billings which allowed me to swing dahl into mid bench and greenwood into fwd bench so i can loophole schaz dahl and greenwood. any better ideas for the trades i could make and any ideas on who to improve loopholes assuming macrae will outscore dahl and buddy will outscore greenwood.

Good luck for prelim finals everyone

JAL

I need captaincy advise – Merrett, Mitchell, Danger or Zorko?? Think my opponent will go Mitchell so could either just cancel out his score or go the POD and use Merrett and risk it for the biscuit… Thoughts??

jamiem

Danger

Patch

Danger for mine

JAL

Even though Dangers history against Collingwood is not great? Think he scored a 65 on them in round 6 this season…? Collingwood have been tough to score on for in the last few weeks as well :/

Russty_

If you have Danger…VC someone else and unless they knock out a 150 for ya….Danger!!!! He is the man.

John

Who do I trade in for Selwood, has to be someone lower than $491k. Was thinking of either Hannebery or Gray, any suggestions?

Patch

Robbie Gray should be a force, I'd take him. Billings another option

John

cheers Patch by the way my opponent has Hannebery, don't know if that changes anything.

Jamiem

I have Hurley & Newman in the backline. Thinking I'll go Hurley to Docherty & Ryan comes onto the field. Alternatively I could trade Hurley out put Ryan & Witherden on the field & upgrade Nank or Dalhaus, thoughts?

inNout

1 trade left. Have neale and jelwood with greenwood as cover. 40k in the bank. Option 1. Keep neale and hope he comes back next week and trade jelwood to beams or rockliff. Option 2 trade neale to Kelly or Duncan. Thoughts lads ?

Joshua

1 trade left and 8k left
Options
1-Neale to Parker
2-Lynch to Rockliff (swing Brown forward) and keep Neale on bench hoping he comes back round 23
3- Cover with Lloyd and save trade

JAL

#2 The pig has been building and I think after last week he is back!!

Stirlsy

Talk getting around that Sloane is in doubt tonite

Maestro

VC on M Crouch into Danger? Or Swans too good to let him off the chain tonight?

neil Demons Delight

who to tag him

BrownlowBoy

Hewett

Josh

2 trades left and $88 k in the bank
Do I trade Selwood and lynch or Selwood and Neale?
Current midfield
Danger, Kelly, Bont, Fyfe, Merrett, Kennedy, Neale, Selwood (witherden as cover)
Current forward line
Kennedy, yeo, macrae, Dahlhaus, Heeney, nank

Lisa

2 trades left, and have both Neale & Lynch to get rid of, and no cash to help. Looking at Neale to Beams & Lynch to Buddy. Current mids are Danger, T Mitchell, Bont, Fyfe , Merrett, Parker & Treloar with Greenwood only playing bench cover. Fwds are Macrae, Yeo, Ryder, Dahlhaus & Heeney, with C Brown as bench cover.

Other option is I could trade in D Martin, M Crouch, Zorko, Kelly, Oliver or Duncan, but would have no money to spend on a forward, unless I use Greenwood and trade in a rookie or S Reid? Which is the preferred option – Beans & Buddy, or a premium mid and cheap fwd?

Russty_

Beams and Buddy I reckon Lisa.

finnigin

ryan or loyd ,, which way to go ,, please sway me

Mischief man

With Newman out, Lloyd will get a bit more ball, however McVeigh has spoilt Lloyd's party. Ryan has been terrific but dreadful last week like most Dockers but will he bounce back? Don't know what Ross will do with him. If he is allowed to play loose he will go big, but perhaps teams are now watching him closer.

Russty_

Ryan had 2 big scores before his lousy 32 last week, I'd back him in to knock out another tonne.

Starlight

Hi Rusty. I have looped Hibberd – NM with Lloyd and Ryan. I think I will take Lloydy's 81 or should I field Ryan?

Russty_

Hi mate, I'm leaving Lloyd on the bench and Ryan and Witherden on-field, but that's just me, if you want to play it safer, leave as is.

SCDamien

Given the history of Danger's scoring against Collingwood, I don't want to give him the VC. If he goes huge then good for him, but I'd prefer to give the VC to someone like Tom Mitchell. I agree with the C going on someone in the Dockers/Tigers game, whether that's Fyfe or Martin remains to be decided.

Which 2 on field out of Scharenberg, Witherden and Lloyd?

Joshua

If Lloyd posts a solid score who should I take off in my backline
Shaw or Scharenberg?

Russty_

Shaw

Dusty_Spurs

Who should I start at D6 out of Luke Ryan, Heath Shaw and Alex Witherden? Can't loophole.

If I start Shaw or Ryan, I can loophole witherden with someone in the mids.

red5

Good question
I have the same problem.
Maybe Shaw

Dusty_Spurs

I was thinking that's the safest option with Witherden coming back from injury and Ryan pulling a 30 something last week.

Swans2012

Shaw

Starlight

You sound like a smug Hardwick some weeks ago. Beware of the unexpected and good luck. I'm in six prelims and I am pooping my pants.

red5

What to do with Nank
2 trades and 30 k in bank

Cogla13

Nothing. Soldo is out this week so Nank might go big.

James

Hannebery or Robbie Gray??

Laurie

Final trade …Oliver, Crouch or Kelly for Selwood help please

Russty_

Crouch

Laurie

Thanks Russty appreciate your help

Russty_

No worries Laurie, he's averaging 132.7 last 3 games, hope it works out for ya.

jamie

Anywhere i can find projections for this week?

Looking at nank and j lloyd to roberton and C Dixon, or Billings and scharenberg amongst many trades. Also a few hawks as options.

Russty_

I'd probably hold on those 2 Jamie, if you think you can still win, Nank and Lloyd should score better tonight, Lloyd wasn't bad last week with 82. And Nank doesn't have Soldo to share points with this week.

Billings is a gun but Dixon is a spud.

Defying_Madness

I have to field one of Buddy or Greenwood. The other one will have the emergency and will be loopholed with Dahlhaus. Who should I start community?

Russty_

There's been some rain in Adelaide so that might limit tall forward's outputs.

Richard

I have Nank, Goldstein & Darcy as my rucks. Was going to bench Nank but Soldo is not playing. Have 2 big prelims! Who do I bench?? Any thoughts please?

Russty_

Reckon I'd bench Goldy with his recent form.

Shake n bake

Who should l loop Buddy or Greenwood?

Russty_

I think Buddy, scores or 42 and 65 before his 164 last week.

Shake n bake

Its the sort of game he just might stink it up!

Russty_

Could do…Crows defence is pretty good.

TheGreatBozza

Quick poll:
Crouch, Merrett or Rocky

Russty_

Crouch hands down 🙂

Tyruddanaut

M Crouch

Jamie

Nank or Darcy on the field?

Russty_

Nank should score better without Soldo in the team, 50-50 really.

Tyruddanaut

Is it too risky putting Kelly VC and Titch C even though their games are 3 hours apart

Russty_

Not at all, you'll have plenty of time to change the C as long as you're not out somewhere, gotta make sure you can too, with your bench and all. People can get caught out.

Dean

3 hours is plenty of time to decide whether your VC is worthy of taking it, I allow 2 hours and 20 minutes.

hedski

Yep ya need Danger.

Dean

Is Neale out for longer then 1 week?

Russty_

Not certain yet Dean but could be done for the year, as well as Hurley. I would trade if I still had him.

Russty_

Yeah John…stop being so smug! hahah, well done mate, hope you smash all 6 of em 🙂

Russty_

If you've done well after this year's over mate, you have a right to be smug, not that I think you were haha

TOPHAWK1

Prelims…Here we go folks!!

Russty_

Echo…echo…echo…lol, not many around tonight Hawk, Sydney are looking pretty dangerous, hope this isn't a disappointing blowout.

hedski

Looking like its gonna be a cracker now crows coming back.

Defying_Madness

Tried to bench Heeney when I saw he was tagging before the bounce, but seven was slightly delayed…

Russty_

Bad luck with that…nice start from the Milkybar Kid!…not

TOPHAWK1

I think it is time for horse to relieve Heeney of his tagging duties against Sloane…….Lightweight vs lightweight. Sloane wins.

Let Zac Jones have a crack at Sloane.

Defying_Madness

Agreed Horse's little experiment is clearly not working.

Russty_

Heeney you bloody albino spud burger….do something!

Defying_Madness

Going backwards now this is disgraceful. Horse needs to let him do his normal thing

Russty_

Redeemed himself nicely with a respectable 91…well done Children of the Corn.

hedski

Vc,d Budwah, should a gone Sloanedog. Looking good so far, Bud, Parks, G'wood, Laird, Sloane. Lloyd on the loop. Bet I beat the pricks who knocked me outta semis last week.

Shake n bake

Poor Parker went from 79 to 75 as soon as the siren went dont know why.

hedski

Was lookin good at half time Shakes

Joshua

McVeigh has gone FWD, maybe some hope still left for Lloyd in this game

Russty_

Hopefully Heeney can redeem himself for something half decent too Josh.

Russty_

Cracking game now, this is how Friday night games should be.

hedski

Finals footy

Defying_Madness

Is it just me or has the umpiring been very questionable today?

hedski

Today?? Been crap all year DM

Defying_Madness

Good point

Russty_

They seem to be over umpiring, or under umpiring these days, probably too scared of the scrutiny they're under every week, and always confused about all the constant bloody rule changes.

Tyruddanaut

Absolute inconsistency, either the strongest bias that I've ever seen or mixed with a little bit of corruption. A bit suspicious since its at Adelaide.

Ja191

Mcveigh kills lloyds role/sc score

Russty_

Yeah Lloyd was ultra-reliable until that old bald prick came back in 🙂

Defying_Madness

Heeney ends up hitting 91 points for a massive half. Beat that spud Hanners who didn't get that half time drink. Don't think Hanners even got 20 points in that second half. Trading in Hanners over Martin when they both bottomed out will haunt my memories for years.

Derek

If you said at half time Heeney would outscore Greenwood, MCrouch and Hanners I would have suggested a nice long rest from super coaching.

Iamme

Great win by the swans, looked gone!

Russty_

I think they will win the flag, they have the best intensity, lost first 6 games and won 13 out of their last 15.

Iamme

Both were to the Hawks….weren't they?

Tyruddanaut

4 Options after this game
1. Take Lloyds (79) score and drop Sharenberg or Ryan
2. Hold Lloyd
3. Take Greenwoods (90) score and drop Dahlhaus/use Dahlhaus as a midfield loophole
4. Take Greenwoods (90) and drop Nank

Defying_Madness

Drop Dahlhaus and back Ryan to beat Lloyds score

Russty_

I'd put Ryan on over Lloyd and Schaz, Take Greenwood's score over shitehaus and Nank.

Joshua

Take Lloyds 80 or trade Neale to Beams/Rockliff?
Have 1 trade left

Swans2012

Depends on your matchup this week, think you can win without trading?

Joshua

Projected 100+ higher in all my leagues. 2430 btw, although we all know what happens if you get ahead of yourself haha

Russty_

Yeah Josh, predictions don't really count for much in the end, if you lose this week or win this week, it'll be a lesson as to what you should've done. I prefer to go for broke at this time of year, and give myself the best chance of winning this week, and then just hope no surprises next week.

Swans2012

Make your own assessment man on man in your most important leagues and decide from there….. I don't trust projections. Plus it might be just me but I like to throw opposition coaches and projections out by putting loophole players on field etc, gotta get any advantage you can. Like you say you can make a late decision but I agree with rusty, nothing worse than doing nothing and losing….

Russty_

This is hard to answer Josh, cause if you take the 80 and lose, holding Neale for next week and then he doesn't play, and you lose this week, you'll wish you'd just pulled the trigger this week.
I haven't had any trades left since the beginning of this week, went Selwood to Sloane, all in!…do or die haha

Joshua

Good call, you would've been happy tonight, let's hope he can back it up against the eagles next week for you

Russty_

Cheers bud, so what do you think you'll do?

Joshua

Might sit tight, then if Neale doesn't play next week trade in Sloane 😉

Joshua

Have till Sunday to make the decision tho so will reassess

Russty_

542 from 5 here…How you travelling Lads?

Defying_Madness

484 from 5 for me

Russty_

Not bad mate, a good start to the week 🙂

Iamme

452 from 4

Russty_

Good strong start Lamme.

Joshua

391 from 4

Russty_

Good Josh, almost a ton per player, good stuff.

Russty_

You're in good shape though John, a good start leads to a good middle, and a good end. 🙂

TOPHAWK1

BT is still spouting BS! Gee wizz

Tipped the Swannies to beat Adelaide.

Tick.

Russty_

I tipped Crows at home by 10…doh!

Iamme

Tipped Swannies also as they are still a chance of top 4 and Crows pretty much already had sealed a top 2 berth…..So Swans had more to play for.

hedski

Same, leg 1 of my multi ticked

Swans2012

I dunno whether the 16 rounds of finals like footy has toughened us up for finals or set us up for burnout but Dam it's been a roller coaster for us Swan supporters!!!!

Russty_

I think your lads have the intestinal and testicular fortification to see it through this year…0 and 6 and then almost perfect says a lot about their character and desire to win.

Derek

I have a feeling the swans have used a lot of petrol.

Wedge

Bye week before the finals changes things. If swans can finish top 4 they might get another week rest too

Russty_

Thanks bud, yeah it was a risky call, never had him in my team in ten years hahah, could've been a very different story if he didn't pass his fitness test this week.

hedski

Yet…

Russty_

Wonderful shit mate, nice strong start to the week, who do you think you might get a donut from?

hedski

Should be OK Russty, mayb Rooey, maybe Mummy, ya never know.
Didn't have a donut all year up til last week, then bang bang , two in one week.

Greg

Good of Lloyd to get right in the awkward zone as to whether you take his score or Witherden…

Meercatter

Or Ryan

CoachDamo

Same here – I was hoping he'd bomb out actually as I had the E on him and my opponent had him on field. I think I'll take it.

Cowmow

I'm taking Lloyd. 81 in the hand is worth 60 in the bush, or something like that.

Alby

Needs to field either C Brown from the Pies or L Young for the Dogs to cover Wallis who do you think is the best one to put on.

CheekyNandos

Brown

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Had the E on greenwood and lloyd.
Take off dahl, yeo or macrae for gw?
Thinking dahl.

Then who scores more?
Lloyd or dahl?
Can play dahl on or off ground in mids.

Def: shaz, ryan or witherden on bench?
Thinking Ryan.
Can loop shaz but would mean ryan plays on ground.

Thoughts?

Adsy

Looped Greenwood in the mids – taking it.
Looped Lloyd in the backs – unsure for either Witherden or Ryan or even Heath Shaw (can swing up Perryman from the mids. Any thoughts?
Also, thinking about perhaps trading Witherden for anyone under 466 in the backline. Hodge immediately jumps out after looking at the Cheat Sheet. 3 trades left (2 still this week so it's luxury more than anything) Or should I just keep things as is?

Lazza

Seems you are fairly comfortable with your team, in which case I'd use one of your trades to cash up for next week and makes sure you have max loophole and DPP options. Bring in a low price non playing DPP That way you can bring a super Premo into your GF team next week.

Dave

Who to field out of Ryan and Witherden?

Lazza

Witherden is on field and Ryan on my bench.., Ryan has had 2 x 30's and 2 x tons .. never know what you will get .. Witherden is more reliable and always in the play … I'm comfortable with that..

CoachDamo

Lazza is correct. Witherden.

Jimmy

Who to bench out of dahl, nank or Riewoldt?

Cheers lads

Lazza

Gee tough one Jimmy.. Roo for mine..

Northerner

With Soldo out I'm contemplating Nank on field over Dahl. I've already looped Greenwood and happy to take his score.

My key match up has Dahl. I think Nank's floor will be lower than Dahl, but Dahl's upside is higher. Other data point is Wallis is out and may mean more mid time for Dahl.

Conflicting data points.

Thoughts?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Pondering the same
At the moment dahl on the pine 4 greenwood but bit to ponder with Wallis out.

Northerner

Cheers. Good luck

Lazza

Take Greenwood's 90 or swing Dahlhaus on field?

B rian

greenwood

CoachDamo

Take it for sure.

Risk n Reward

Jelwood for Rocky
SPP for Jaegar ? loop both for best score
or
SPP for Deluca
Jelwood for Kelly ?

Don't Blush Baby

IMO R & R I'd go Kelly & Deluca, but if you need pod for Head to Head sure go the other way

CoachDamo

Opponent in my main league got the jump on me last night. He had Sloane, I had Parker…now 65 points behind.

Only 4 different players for the rest of the round. We both have Heath Shaw – I'm considering putting Ryan on field instead. It's a risk, but might be a chance to get some points back.

Cogla13

Yeh do it. Ryan at home might go big again.

Defying_Madness

Looks like in most of my leagues my victory will be decided by the end of the Port vs Dogs game. Most of my opponents have Dahl and Bont on field whereas I have Ebert and Gray on field. Hopefully Port have a huge victory to soar me into my grand finals.

CoachDamo

As an Essendon fan, I'm hoping for the same outcome. Good luck!

Defying_Madness

Thanks mate let's all hope that Port will bounce back after their last few weeks

Smithy

Who will score more out of nank or dahl. Planning on looping one of them to get greenwoods score. Cheers all.

Cogla13

I benched Dahl which I hope doesn't come back to bite me. Soldo is out so I reckon Nank might come good this week. Dahl might too with Wallis out though.

Smithy

I reckon this is a toss of the coin job Cogla. Looks like a few people are pondering this one. Cheers.

Don't Blush Baby

Dahl for me Smithy, more of a chance score more than Nank imo

Smithy

Tossed a coin. Dahl on field it is. Lets see what happens. Thanks for your thoughts guys.

RoyceandJack

2 out of 3 please , Ryan, Witherden or May cant loop

Lazza

first 2

RoyceandJack

and or Shaw

TheGreatBozza

Take Lloyds 81 and breakeven with my opponent? 9' confident of winning. Got 2 trades left

Other option is Selwood to either Zerrett or Rocky

Defying_Madness

Ebert is now dead to me and one of many is welcome on my never again list.

Billioux

He tagging the Bont. So more Kenny's fault than Ebert's. Break even for you DM

Defying_Madness

Yeah I guess when you look at it that way it isn't too bad. Still can't believe I could have gotten Rocky, Sloane, Beams and I brought in bloody Robbie Gray

Russty_

Feel free to do something in this Quarter Bont !! Sheesh

Finnius123

at least will be forward eligible next year…

Don't Blush Baby

Also Treloar chopping it up when he gets it, FFS lift

Russty_

Ends up with a pathetic 43, at least Treloar's on 80 odd.

David

Wines last touches was a mark then a 50 meter kick down the line marked by Dixon gets no pts because siren sounds. Players always get robbed at the end of a game because championship data pts has to add up to 3300pts!!

GloryDays90

I am not picking Bont next year. What a SPUD

Russty_

Bloody coach had him as a stay at home Fwd…that worked out well for him!..screwed my team for this week too.

Defying_Madness

Should I field Rance or Ryan? I have an itching feeling that Ryan may score higher

Ja191

take stewarts 101 or field simmo

Defying_Madness

Take it

Jayden

Take Scharenberg's 88? or take a chance on Hurley?
Thanks

Jayden

sorry, i mean witherden lol

Russty_

I'd probably take that..just in case Witherden has a shocker or gets injured early.

frogger

Unless you need to throw a Hail Mary, take it. Solid def score.

Skinny McThin

Somebody should tell Dahlhouse that tackling with your face is stupid.

Skinny McThin

What are the odds on Zorko, Beams and/or Rocky getting food poisoning and being late outs so that the Lions can cement 1st draft pick? It could be dangerous for anybody using Berry as a capt loophole

Skinny McThin

Wont have to if the Blues keep it up

musicissport

Finally picked a POD that works – only taken me 21 rounds! Welcome Menegola! Was my final trade too.

The G Train

Bont, Howe, Williams

There goes my season

Russty_

Bad luck mate…Bont would've buried a lot of teams this week, maybe mine too.

Russty_

Glass is playing now…I thought he got dropped.

AuroraBorealis?!

And Glass being a late in ends my season, i dont know why i even play this game every year it just ends in pain and sadness.

Russty_

Tough break man, that's exactly why I don't like loopholing, cause of the backfire factor.
If I do use it, it's never on a player whose still an Emergency, only injured guys or guys not named at all.
Come back next season mate, it's all just a bit of fun.

TOPHAWK1

WTF is up with Zach Merrett? Anus Horribilis start. 11 SC at the 1/4. 3 disposals at 66%. Glad my opponent has him though. 😉

Defying_Madness

Getting tagged, looks like he will cost me all my prelims

Ben

Ugh hope he picks up! The Bont has hurt my score enough already

Defying_Madness

He had a super second quarter

Russty_

Hey Hawker, he's on 49 at half time now, not too bad, hope you still get the win.

TOPHAWK1

Titch and the Doc are doing some serious business tonight. I have bench cover too by the way bud. Conor Glass.

Russty_

Nice little late in bonus for you there 🙂

Dean

My current score is 1425 my opponent is on 1442
The different players I have are as follows:
Merrett 98, Mitchell 128, Witherden 88, Dusty 147, Hibberd 123, Gawn 86, S Martin 85 & Nank 67
I also have Neale on field who will get Greenwoods 90 so this (90) in included in my 1425 total.

I could trade out Neale and bring in a Zorko or anyone up to $582k and put Cousins on to take Greenwoods 90 which will mean Witherden will go back on my bench – However I think I should win my league without using my last trade as there is a slight chance Neale might be back next week.

As I stated above my opponent is currently on 1442 and his different players are as follows:
Myers 69, McEvoy 115, Ainsworth 51, Rocky 81, Hannan 50 & Rance 77

For what its worth my projected score is: 2250 and my opponents projected score is: 2078

What do you guys think, your opinion is greatly appreciated?

Don't Blush Baby

Dean , If this is the only league you are concerned with I'd hold on your trade, however do you know if your opponent has any trades left ?

Dean

Don't Blush Baby – I don't know for certain whether my opponent has trades left or not, however I'm almost certain he doesn't because he has had Pendles on his bench for quite a few weeks now.

Russty_

I reckon you've got it in the bag Dean, strong list of players there.

Russty_

Josh Begley's doing pretty well in his first game, wonder why he didn't get a game earlier?

Tyruddanaut

Carlton manage to hold their lead. Obviously that means we are going to beat Sydney by 150

Tyruddanaut

When you take the C off Mitchell for a measly 147 by Kelly

Skinny McThin

Great call on Zaha for the Capt Patch, 77 at HT aint too shabby

gator59

Take Scharenberg's 88 or leave Ryan on field