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Round 23 Supercoach Panic Room

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The drums are beating. The sweat drips off brows across the office, as you stare down your opponent, bloody Gary from HR. It’s always Gary from HR.

He’s not even good at Supercoach, he picked a team with Shaun Higgins and Brandon Ellis and Elliot Yeo and by some freak of nature – some ungodly freak of nature – he’s made it to the grand final. He started a midfield with all of Beams, Murphy, Oliver, Jaeger and Crouch.

He’s the sort of madman who starts Matt Kruezer because that his favourite player, after doing so for eight years and it him finishing 16th, and then claim he’s a genius because it worked this year.

IT’S NOT HAPPENING, GARY. Community – you need to finish your office’s Gary. Put that pretender back in his place.

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THE NEWS

Isn’t as bad as we expected it to be… so far. The outs will come, don’t you worry about that.

Starting with what we know, Gary Ablett has thrown the toys out with the bathwater and pulled out of the Gold Coast 22 only two hours after he was named with a sore heartstring hamstring.

Daniel Hannebury is listed as out with a hip complaint for the Swans, while Nic Newman comes in for him.

Sean Darcy has been suspended for a week, so misses – however Freo are bolstered by the return of Lachie Neale.

Michael Hurley will again miss with a calf problem.

 

A whole bunch of North Melbourne rookies will be missing, with Brayden Pruess, Cam Zurhaar, Taylor Garner and Daniel Nielson all missing this week.

Ryan Burton and Ricky Henderson will miss for the Hawks, while Bed Ried was withdrawn from Collingwood’s side this morning.

After rumours he would miss, Chris Fagan has confirmed Dayne Zorko will play.

We’re also unsure how Todd Goldstein is holding up this week, and the added Battle for the Spoon factor in this week’s North vs Lions clash could tip him into ‘rested’.

And to sink the boot into 2018 before it’s even started, we’ve got some rookies! Harry “Generic Middle Name Here” Morrison will debut for Hawthorn, possibly lining up against Patrick “You Forgot To File Your Paperwork,” Lipinski. Meanwhile, for North Melbourne, Ben “This Is The Third Time I’ve Had To Think Of A McKay Pun This Year And I’ve Just About Had It” McKay will debut, and the late inclusion of Kayle ~whooshing noises~ Kirby will inflate the price of what was 2018’s forward rookie lock.

We also might see the possible debuts of Jake “The Snake On A Lake” Waterman and Baily “Steamed” Rice on Sunday.

THE PATCH UP

If you’ve made it to a grand final and still got trades, your side does not need patching up. If anything, you should be telling me what to do. I’m instead looking forward to 2018, in particular positional changes.

On top of this, the forward line is likely to get even more difficult in 2018, as I’m fully expecting a lot of mid/forwards to lose their dual position eligibility. The big three Dogs in Dahlhaus, Macrae and Toby McLean are all likely to be mid only next year, and there are a few other players who are borderline.

While I’m not sure what the criteria champion data/Supercoach HQ use to define positional changes, I’m concerned we may lose a few more forwards. Jack Gunston should retain forward status, but Elliot Yeo is likely to be def/mid instead of fwd/mid, James Sicily will be defence and Shaun Higgins (as much as you’ll laugh at me for suggesting he’ll be a loss) will probably move to a midfield only selection.

Sure, we’ll gain Robbie Gray as a forward only selection, but those suggesting Dustin Martin, Paddy Dangerfield or The Bont will pick up forward eligibility are kidding themselves – none of them are spending enough time or picking up enough ball inside forward 50.

So it looks like we’re going to have to lean on our key position forwards… again. Either that or hope we’ve got a lot of high-quality forward rookies in 2018.

In defence we’re going to have a plethora of options – Taylor Adams is about the only loss we’ll have. Jake Lloyd will be cheap, as will Jason Johanissen, and the players mentioned above who gain defensive status will all provide extremely valid options.

The one I have my eye on this week is Pearce Hanley from the Gold Coast Suns, who’s had a torrid year with injury, and heading home after his brother passed away earlier in the year. Hanley is an electric player when he gets up and running, and should play a big role in the club’s third rebuild. If he gets defensive DPP (which I reckon he will), he’s a big smokie for mine.

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But why are we looking at next year when we’ve still got Daily Fantasy to play with? This week’s contest is the St Kilda vs Richmond clash at the MCG, which will see Nick Riewoldt play his final game.

While that’s a big chance to pull the Saints over the line, I can’t see it happening, with Richmond too strong and too good and – after being comprehensively pantsed last time – won’t be fooled by the Saints’ antics again this time.

I’d wager Alex Rance won’t be sucked into defensive 50, but his form in Draftstars isn’t great – he tends to be a better Supercoach pick. So, I’ve gone with two Saints this week in Shane Savage, who’s in good form, and Jake Carlisle, who’s likely to be freed up by the Tiger’s lack of tall timber.

In the middle, I’ve omitted Dustin Martin on the back of Fantasy Insider’s score predicter – supposed to hit 114, Dustin’s price tag just doesn’t seem worth it. Instead I’ve gone with value in Luke Dunstan and Dion Prestia, the latter of whom has had a stellar three weeks since he’s returned to the side.

The leap of faith on Daniel Rioli and Jason Castagna will win it or lose it for me. Both players are extremely up and down, but I’m banking one of them has a week like Jacob Townsend did last week and kick a few sausage rolls. What are your thoughts, community?

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Dustin Martin only scored 74 the last time he played the Saints, despite no tag going to him, so I wouldn’t be surprised if he doesn’t go large this weekend – especially as the Saints.

Supercoach Gold is expecting Lewis Taylor to be the third highest scoring player of the round so obviously we should all trade him in and make him captain.

Or you could stick with the tried and tested combination of Tom Mitchell and Paddy Dangerfield as VC and C, or give The Bont or Jack Macrae a fair old shake of the sauce bottle on Friday night footy.

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Zach Merrett and Nathaniel Fyfe go head to head on Sunday, and one of those will go off the chain. I’m hoping for Essendon’s sake his name starts with “Z” and ends with “achary Merrett”.

The only two ‘left-field’ options I’d consider this week are an in-form Patrick Ryder against the fourth-string ruck setup of the Gold Coast Suns (I mean Tom Bellchambers scored 128 against them last week. Tom Bellchambers.) or Dayne Zorko, despite him letting me down every time I’ve suggested him as a captaincy option. So take that as you will.

AND THAT’S ALL, FOLKS.

That’s the Panic Room done for another year – we now get eight months off panicking, screaming and stressing over our Supercoach teams, which of course means I have eight months off trying to calm down.

Thank you to Jock, Higgo and Crouching for all their love, kindness, care and fly-kicking to the face (it’s character building) this year. Similarly Barron, Carl and Lek have all been stellar this year – in particularly Lek who’ll message me at about 5.00 every Friday picking up the singular instance I’ve used the wrong word/first name for a Crouch brother. Huge thank you as well to those behind the scenes flapping tarp, and to Kev for filling in while I was away!

And most importantly thank you for reading – from those who comment all over the place to those who lurk in the background, thank you all. See you in the lead up to 2018!

 

 


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BloodyFranklin

Don't Panic!

Tyruddanaut

I'm panicking because it's over :'(

BloodyFranklin

Don't cry because it's over…

… Smile because it happened! 😉

Russty_

Bloody Franklin has been bloody brilliant so far!…onya Buddyboy…another 50 points would be just peachy thanks 🙂

BloodyFranklin

Woohoo!!! Cocaine and hookers for everybody!

Rivo

Thanks Patch for your wisdoms this season. Been a roller coaster for many of us. My teams cooked so playing for rank/pride this week.

With no trades and a fwd donut, it's down to captain choice.

1. Danger VC into Matt Crouch?
2. Gawn VC into Danger?
3. Buddy VC into Danger?

Good luck to those that made the big dance.

Patch

#yolo it with a Buddy VC for mine, Rivo!

Conan the Westy

That's the choice I went with…10 goals later, I'm feeling a bit smug.

BloodyFranklin

#yolo #ftw #yoloftw

Tyruddanaut

Id say Buddy wil kick 20, especially against my blues

Stirlsy

Looks like Fatso is getting a game for the Pies.

Stirlsy

Danger into Merrett for the last game.

TheGreatBozza

KAYLE KIRBY!! I hope he kicks 5 snags and sinks the Dees!

Northerner

West Coast supporter?

TheGreatBozza

Nope one eyed magpie. Just want to knock off the Dees since they've had the wood over us

INPieman

Relton 2.0

Stirlsy

We going to be small up fwd this week.

Ruddigar

What about Darcy Moore?. Mate of mine took a bet for a grand at the start of the year with a pies supporter. The wager was that Hogan would kick more goals than Moore.

He just about give it up but would you believe that after suspension his fathers death cancer and a busted collar bone he is just five down. Darcy can actually play but this really shows how tough it is to play as a forward at the pies when they just won't go forward and give him a chance to compete

Stirlsy

Think they have killed the kid this year Ruddigar, he played in the back line a bit in 2s and i would of played him back or on a wing all year for development he was way off being a key fwd this year.

The Ranger

Woohoo! You seen him play Stirlsy? He's good. Fat. But good.

Tibor

Plugger was fat

Danny Frawley

In that case Don Bradman was fat too Tibor you moron

Stirlsy

Fatso was the term/name given to Kirby by a Community member who did a write up on him in the Preseason all in good fun.

Stirlsy

No Ranger im in WA, heard a lot about him and seen a few highlights looks a classic small fwd who knows where the goals are.

Sana

My final decision of the year: Newman, Ryan or Witherden on field…?

Honno

Witherdon for mine.

Tyruddanaut

Newman won't touch it with the ball in the favour 90% of the time

Margie

Thanks Patch. I am on a SC learning curse and you are one that I have learnt a lot from. I am in a ten team family league and we are very ordinary, however I made the GF against my Dad. I know the Captain's loophole and will go Titch into Danger but I would like to try the emergency loophole in my defence. I have Hibberd, NM, who I will put on the field but who do I put on my bench and who as emergency please out of Lloyd, Rance and Ryan. My other defenders I am confident that they will do ok – Adams, Hibberd (Melb), Roberton and Laird. If you or someone have time can you explain it carefully because I don't want to mess up.

NovemberFoxtrotIndia

Make sure your E plays first and then after he's finished if you like his score put the non playing on field.
If you don't like his score put your non playing onto the bench and bring your other playing onto the field.
Hope this helps.

Margie.

So November etc – Funny name. Hibberd, NM whose team plays Sat @ 2.10 on field with Lloyd, Sydney Emergency playing at 4.35 Sat. If Lloyd scores well, leave it as it is, but if Lloyd scores under say 60 points, swap Ryan, Freo, who is also on my bench but without an E, with Hibberd, NM and hope that Ryan scores better than 60.
Is this correct? It is important because I want to beat Dad. My girlfriends at school told me not to be a stress head!! None of them play SC but I think I will get a class team next year but no boys.

Patch

Hi Margie! Mitch Hibberd plays before all of those players, so you won't be able to use the loophole. (He will be locked out while Lloyd is playing). You've got the right idea though – that's how you do it, you just have to check the times each week to see who is playing first!

Good luck beating your dad!

neil demons delight

think I worked your name out N F I No f I DEA

The Ranger

I don't think there's a loophole you can do there Margie as Hibberd(nth) plays before the other three that you want to loop.
If he's onfield then you will automatically get whoever has the E.
You need your non-playing player to be in a team that is playing after the two on the bench, one of whom has the E on them.
If the player that has the E does well you leave the non-playing player onfield, in not you swap them with your other bench player

Margie.

Thanks. I will leave it and learn more for next year.

TheGreatBozza

Thanks Patch for your wisdom all year. I hope you take down Gary from HR. I find myself in the GF this week with 2 trades left and $75K

DEF: Adams, Doc, Howe, Laird, Ryan, Scharenberg (Shaw, Llloyd)
MID: Danger, M.Crouch, Martin, Mitchell, Fyfe, Bont, Treloar, Selwood (still need to trade) (Deluca, Cousins, Junker)
R: Grundy, Gawn (Cameron)
FWD: Macrae, Ryder, Heeney, Yeo, Nank, Bolton (to loop) (Dahl, Greenwood)

Any ideas for trades? Obviously I need to offload Selwood to a MID. I have $548,000 to spend unlesss I downgrade a Ryan to loophole and go after a Kelly or Oliver.

I'm thinking of Selwood to a Merrett or Beams, then no idea for my second trade. Options would be to upgrade a Defender but I'm stuck for cash

Patch

Cheers Bozza! Would go Selwood to Beams and leave the rest as is – can't think of any other trades worth doing

Tyruddanaut

I'd trade out Selwood for a gun like Dusty or Kelly, and then downgrade Shaw/Sharenberg/Lloyd/Ryan to loophole

Frank

Gday Folks,

1 Trade remaining and 80k in the bank

Was wondering how I should use the trade this wk, want to use it on my middies.

Mids: Danger, Titchell, Oliver, M Crouch,
M Murphy, L Parker, Wines, Rockliff ( Myers, c brown, j deluca)

Any Thoughts on how I should best use my trade would be greatly appreciated, playing in the GF!

Good luck to everyone this wk.

SC_Kev7

Unless you can get a significant upgrade on Rocky or Wines I'd use the trade as insurance this week in case there's any late outs.

Patch

Would go Rockliff to Merrett for mine mate

Northerner

Ablett my worst trade. Even worse than getting Cripps the week he got injured and losing bench cover for JPK's late out donut. Held Gary hoping he'd play GF and when Lynch and Selwood went down they were my 2 last trades. I've enjoyed watching your magic every fortnight Gary, but you cost me a definite top 100 placing. Torn. Will need some time to pass before I think fondly of you again.

With Hipwood out increases risk that Rocky will play forward. Not good.

Not feeling confident gong into GF week.

Whatyasmokin

It's been a tough year decisions have snowballed and a lot of luck involved. Small type risks may have to be avoided in the future. Good luck anyway.

Sam

Ryder, Wingard or JJK?

Northerner

Ryder. He's up against no one at GCS

The Ranger

Thanks for the belly laughs Patch, lets do it all again next year.

Patch

Cheers Ranger!

The Ranger

Sorry for reposting this from the Cheatsheet page but I need some help..
I'm in a GF for a minor premiership and after a pretty rubbish year it'd be nice to walk away with one little win.
And I have the perfect complicated scenario from which to ask the communitys advice.
I have no trades left and Hanners being out means I have to rejig my team a bit…so what to do?
Team is…
Adams, Laird, Simpson, McGovern, Llyod, Newman – Scharenberg, Ryan
Danger, TMitch, Bont, Fyfe, Beams, JPK, Menegola, Hanners – Bolton, Junker, Witherden
Grundy, Gawn – Cameron
Macrae, Yeo, Ryder, Dahlhaus, Greene, NRoo – Greenwood, Pickett

Unfortunately many of the teams that I have players from are playing each other or are playing too close to loop.
What to do in order to maximise points and loophole options?

TheGreatBozza

Wih Greenwood out, your best bet is to play Witherden for Hanners.

The Ranger

Yeah I thought I had things sorted Bozza but its back to the drawing board now!
At least I now have Bolton and Greenwood to loop so although I can't find a loop in def I can in the mids and fwd lines.

The Ranger

And I think I'm gonna play Witherden and Scharenberg over Newman and Ryan in the backline.

Joshua

Prestia, Heeney or Gray?

Joshua

Or Nathan Jones?

frogger

N Jones, Robbie Gray cork from memory, might get a little less TOG. Zerrett worth a look if you don't have him.

Patch

I like Prestia, Josh, but Robbie could kick 7 against the Suns so I can't say no to Robbie Gray

fionaamudala

Zorko to Mitchell or treloar to Mitchell

Patch

Treloar to Titch

TRIGGA_HAPPY

The dreaded black square.

"Black that's the worst colour there is – no offence Carl."

Patch

"Ehh I get it all the time"

Cheers guys! It's on the list!

Stirlsy

Greenwood dropped bit of a surprise

fionaamudala

Is that a certainty? With Taylor out I thought he'd be a shoe in…

Hawks

Apartently he has a gravely ill family member, and therefore wont be travelling this weekend. He will return for the first final.

Whatyasmokin

Even without any off field dramas I'm not surprised considering such low TOG this season and less impact when traveling. They need him 100% for final.

Forgot about the week off in between….ignore these ramblings lol

BrownlowBoy

Heeney or Wingard?

Patch

Wingard against the Suns, BB!

Whatyasmokin

Wise advice. +16 point result.

Adsy

Sunday ins and outs (c/o Doctor Supercoach) – Greenwood omitted probably the only relevant news

ESSENDON v FREMANTLE
Essendon
IN: Jobe Watson, Travis Colyer
OUT: Josh Green (Foot), Craig Bird (Omitted)
Fremantle
IN: Lachie Neale, Shane Kersten, Jonathon Griffin, Tommy Sheridan, Sam Collins
OUT: Griffin Logue (Omitted), Ryan Nyhuis (Omitted), Sean Darcy (Suspension), Joshua Deluca (Omitted), Cam McCarthy (Omitted)

WEST COAST EAGLES v ADELAIDE CROWS
West Coast
IN: Mark LeCras
OUT: Josh Hill (Omitted)
Adelaide
IN: Kyle Hartigan, Wayne Milera, Paul Seedsman
OUT: Daniel Talia (Ankle), Hugh Greenwood (Omitted), Taylor Walker (Toe)

RICHMOND v ST KILDA
Richmond
NO CHANGE
St Kilda
IN: Jack Lonie
OUT: Sam Gilbert (Abdominal Strain)

Patch

Cheers Adsy!

TheGreatBozza

What are people's thoughts on the below?

Option 1
Selwood to Beams
Greenwood to a sub 400k fwd

Option 2
Selwood to Merrett
Greenwood to Buddy

Option 3
Selwood to Gray/JPK
Greenwood to Greene/JJK

Option 4 (if Dahl kills it as a loop)
Selwood to Gray/JPK
Shaw to Houli/Williams

Stirlsy

option 2 looks the go, going on who they are playing.

TheGreatBozza

Opponent has buddy, so it's a negativing move, but i can see him going off.

Hodge is tempting as if he spuds it I have a combo of Lloyd, Ryan, Shaw or Scharenberg as cover, but my fwd line is thin with Greenwood out. I'm looping Dahl and will probably bring in a Buddy if he goes sub 80 odd

Adsy

I like Option 2 if you feel like you have to make up points (who knows what Buddy could do – 40 or 140!) although I also like the look of Option 3 with the two Kennedy's so there's that.

Patch

Option 3 with Gray and JJK for mine. JJK has to go big for the Eagles to have a hope, and Gray could kick 7 against the Suns

TheGreatBozza

I think a lot will depend on how Dahl goes. If he goes large I'll feel comfortable bringing in a Beams and using my other trade as a loophole potential

The Ranger

Good idea to have a loop option in a granny Bozza but I like the Gray/Greene option.

Jamie

Greenwood and hanners out. Was going to bring in Charlie dixon, but only have one trade and 519. Who is the best player avaliable??? I have cover everywhere except forwards nank f6 now. I'm contemplating houli with adams moving into the midfield. Who for 519k is giving me the best score???? Helllppp

Patch

Long shot, but Dion Prestia has a 3 round average of 117 – he'd probably be my pick of the bunch to bring in.

frogger

Def: Howe / Houli
Mid: Zerrett / N Jones (Menegola might rack up the pressure act points)
Fwd: Billings / Dixon (Dixie looks great on paper, but S May could curb influence a bit)
Ruc: Stef Martin

Jamie

Cheers guys!

Joshua

VERY IMPORTANT, 1 TRADE LEFT
1. Trade Hannebery to Gray and cover Greenwood with Callum Brown
Or
2. Trade Greenwood to Dixon and cover Hannebery with Witherden

Patch

Option 2 mate

fionaamudala

Any news on the likelihood of Zorko getting a poor core due to hospitalisation?

Cogla13

It was a leg infection, nothing too dramatic. He looked ok in his final test, no limp or anything. Not ideal prep though and may fade late but I still reckon he'll go big.

Jamie

Billings, dixon or Heaney??

kevdup

Heeney safest , Dixon potential huge score

frogger

Dixon if you need the smaller chance of a monster score (don't forget S. May) as the underdog in your matchup, else Billings.

JAL

NEED HELP!!

Ok got the granny this week I have one trade left..

Should I…

Play Witherden as D6 and bench Ryan then do a upgrade to N.Rewoldt

Or..

Play Ryan as my D6 swing Witherden and upgrade to Macrae and then swing Macrae forward??

Russty_

Hi John, might be a bit late now mate haha

Hazey

Does anyone know if O'Brien travelled to Perth with Adelaide? Hearing whispers of Sauce being a late out.

Ahmad rubas

Trades I made this week ryan to johaniseien and Lloyd to Sloane now my team looks like this
Doc laird Adams rance witherden schaz emg jj junker
Danger vc Kelly fyfe c Sloane Murphy Treloar jpk Parker emg Bont greenwood Cunningham
Gawn mummy strnadica
Macrae buddy billings Steele Greene nank emg Dahl eddy

Any trades you would reccomend other than the ones I already have done

Russty_

Go Hawks, Go Freo, Go Adelaide, Go Saints- beat everyone else in the finals and then win the flag!…easy lol

Who's with me?!

Russty_

Yeah could be a tough game for your lads this week John, pies will be playing for some pride, and Kirby might kick some goals too.

Finnius123

When does SC open for 2018?

Russty_

Hey Finn, I think it's about a month before the first game.

TOPHAWK1

SC season usually opens mid February. You then have 6 to 7 weeks to work on your new side.

Russty_

That's what I said Hawk…about a month..to 6 to 7 weeks lol

Derek

The positions will be interesting. Few blokes hoping for defenders or fwd status

When are they released

frogger

Wasn't it around the Australia Day mark?

Will

Yeah it was open around Australia Day this year.

Russty_

I reckon this season proved just how important DPP's really are..they were used alot!

hedski

Could be wrong but if you had SC gold last year it opened a bit earlier, maybe around Xmas?

Russty_

Come on Mitchell you Carrot Top…this is not the week to have a mediocre game, I have the VC on yer ass, move it redhead matches!

Russty_

Yeah think he's definitely stealing points from him John, need a sniper in the grassy knoll lol

TOPHAWK1

Got the VC on him too mate.

Forget the red head matches, time to go hardcore, and stick a firecracker up his carrot.

Russty_

Hahaha yeah mate, a cracker up his clacker!

TOPHAWK1

44 SC at the half. Time to light the fuse…….

And its about time that Libba junior starts playing footy instead of trying to look like his daddy and play thuggy.

Steeeve

Something to keep in mind next year. Mitchell's scoring was still good with JOM in the team but not elite. If JOM is good for round 1 next year then T Mitch could leak cash.

Russty_

Out of those two, Crouch I reckon John…Merrett hasn't been himself lately.

Russty_

I wouldn't worry about that John, NO team wants to go into the finals coming off a loss. It's all about momentum now.

Russty_

How about Sloaney mate?…he's flying at the moment. Big risk but big rewards also.

Russty_

Crouch paid off for you John…how many did you win today?

Joshua

Anyone gonna consider JOM and/or Morrison if they continue their 1st half efforts?

Russty_

Nah JOM's a never again for me..dunno about Jim Morrison yet.

Whatyasmokin

JOM is a lock for me. Only mid price failure for me this season.

With rookies possibly following a similar pattern to this year, there are reasons for my faith in him such as doubting there will be the pile of good mid price options again like 2017.

Defying_Madness

I have him locked into my team also, I guess I didn't learn my lesson this year or maybe I am just an optimistic Hawks fan.

Stirlsy

Looking good up there Defying keep it going man.

Russty_

Hey guys n gals, unrelated to Supercoach but who wins out of Mayweather and McGregor?

I reckon Mayweather will embarrass McGregor with his superior boxing skills and despatch him quite early…if not by at least round 5.

What's your call?

TOPHAWK1

Mayweather will eat him for breakfast.

Russty_

Agree Hawker, I reckon McGregor's only doing it for the paper…he'd know he's going to lose, boxing has a lot more rules than MMA.

Russty_

I reckon Connor could get fouled out by trying to choke him out or something lol

Daniel Z

I don't think Mayweather has knocked anybody out. He'll win but most likely won't be a knockout.

Russty_

Yeah…know how you feel John but you wouldn't be in 6 Grand Finals if you'd kept him earlier cause he was leaking points earlier in the season bigtime.

Derek

He had a very good year. Exactly ehat we expected. Started slow, finish strong

Whatyasmokin

The larger blokes seem to take longer to get back their match fitness it seems, Game is so fast now.
Roughy a lock for 2018 Along with Omeara for me.

Russty_

Yeah he copped a corky but he's also shit in this latter part of the year.

Joshua

Take Dahlhaus 63 or field Callum Brown?

Russty_

Probably better off taking FKhaus's score really

Joshua

*67

Russty_

Add to never again list- Dahlhaus aka-shithouse you suck, you weasel.

The Ranger

Should have played Pickett instead of Dahlhaus…

wombatsfc

Dahlhouse and Bontompelli can get stuffed. Premo firelighters who were initially disguised as SC viable. They're worse than spuds they're turnips and cauliflower with fecal sauce

wombatsfc

I wonder if

Russty_

Yep all that matters League-wise is the last game of the year and those two failed to deliver shit…especially Dahlhaus, weasel piece of crap.

gator59

Yep both on the never again list,,, May be just may be Bont will have to pump out at least 5 tons in a row to be ever considered again !!

wombatsfc

You're an unwitting genius 'David Jones' you've created an identifer for Supercoach's to vent their frustrations on players here at Jockreynolds. Instead of commenting anonymously just enter the name as wombatsfc and your actual email address so that your legit icon thing shows up. Get creative break free throw a wombat

Muscles

Many will get The Bont but not Dahl. Good team man but handballs too much to be SC relevant.

gator59

Hodgey thinking of playing cricket now.. I pity the batsmen that have to face him

Dunno if any one here has seen him play but F#ck he is seriously quick

I have faced him and taught him a thing or two,, Has a run up and action like the great Michael Holding,, very graceful to watch

He used to be in the high 140's may have slowed down a bit but still wouldn't like to be on the receiving end

Derek

I hear his brother is very handy cricketer

gator59

Yeah Derek ,, His brother Dylan is very handy but has a lot of back issues

PiesFever

Howe, Houli, Touhy or Roberton? Who scores the most?!!

Cheers

George S

Hey all, can I please check something about the rules so I can loophole safely this week?…
If I have 2 midfielders marked as midfield emergencies though only one is playing, do I get the playing emergencies (eg Dangerfield) score or the non-playing guy's (Jarman) score (zero) ?

Lazza

Danger.. only playing emergency scores count.

George S

Brilliant- thanks so much

frogger

Sensational work all year, Patch. You are bizarro Heath Shaw 2017, honest as the day is long, dependable and the sober yin to our raging yang.

TheGreatBozza

Do I back in Scharenberrg to out score Bont? I put the E on Bont in case he stains his pants. Can swing Adams to mid to cover Bont, and bring Scharenberg off the pine.

Other plans for this week now are either:
1. Selwood to Merrett
Greenwood to Buddy (not pod), Daniher or Dixon

Or

2. Selwood to Gray
Greenwood to Greene

TheGreatBozza

Other two options I'm looking at are:
Selwood to JPK
Greenwood to Wingard

Or

Selwood to Zorko
Greenwood to Dixon

Smithy

Hi All, which two out of Rockliffe, Lloyd or Witherden on field? Cheers community.

Shake n bake

Have $417k to spend on a fwd now Greenwood is out. Is Dixon the best option or maybe pederson?

Russty_

Hope you didn't go Pederson Shake..spudded today.

Shake n bake

Nah went Dixon.

Russty_

Nice one!

Norm

Who to field out of Newman, Ryan, Witherden or Scharenberg?

The Ranger

Had the same dilemma Norm and I've gone with Scazza and Witherden onfield with the E on Newman.
Fingers are crossed.

Big G

Was cursing Roughy all night, then figured out my GF opponent traded him out for Ryder and left Greenwood on the field. SC gods smiling on me.

Dan

Whats the chances of Sloane going big this week? The bloke im playing in the granny has him so thinking of sideways trading Treloar or Murphy to negate a potential big score from Sloan. Cheers

Tommo09

If Witherden reaches 100 do I bench Gibbs or Kennedy?

Russty_

Bloody Gawn's been crap ever since I brought him in, wish I hadn't now…wonder what kind of price he might start at next season?

INPieman

497k

Russty_

Cheers Pie..Good win by your guys.

INPieman

I was barracking for the Dees. Hate Buckley & want him gone

Russty_

Understandable mate, I felt the same about Ross Lying before he abandoned the Saints for a sweeter deal and was even happier when he took Dawson with him lol

INPieman

Zac must have had a copy of Ross's nudes

Whatyasmokin

Was spewing when I traded Ryder in over Gawn. Turned out to be a great move and potentially multiple GF winning.

Daniel

If Witherden goes 105+, who should I bench out of Fyfe, Neale or Gray?

Russty_

Maybe Neale cause he's playing sore and might not make it through the game?…Withers is on 104 now btw…or Gray cause he's a bit up and down scoring.

2018

Withers got 104 so dont bench anyone lol

Russty_

Yeah but he's talking about taking one of those guys off so he can get Wither's score.

Defying_Madness

I thought I was so smart loopholing Scharenberg with Ryan by swapping Lloyd to the mids and Junker to the defence only to realise that Junker played today…
At least I get Witherdens score since Hanners is out. Expect big games from Ryan and Lloyd.

Russty_

Lloyd has started well for you mate, 30 at quarter time. I thought about loopholing there too but realized games are too close together.

Defying_Madness

Sorry I didn't explain myself well, both Ryan and Lloyd are on the bench. Am forced to take Bergs score since I had the emergency on him and Junker on field. Would have just fielded Lloyd over both Scharenberg and Ryan if I realised I couldn't loophole.

Russty_

Ah ok, yeah I went Berg over Lloyd and he's already passed his bloody score, Lloyd rotting on my bench now. These kind of fkups can cost finals 🙁

Russty_

He was omitted but is listed as an E John, so I guess there's a chance he could play.

Russty_

Are you starting Nank onfield with no Soldo there?

Whatyasmokin

Good move.

Russty_

Hope that works out for ya John, how are you going in your Finals matchups so far?

2018

Round of 67…..Dalh, Gawn, Rocky, Hibberd

Ben

And I have all 4…

Northerner

You're not Robinson Crusoe

2018

Is McRae a lock for next year in SC. Better then Bont and Dalh due to his consistency and his game is built for supercoach and will be 580k or so and will be in his prime 24yrs

Russty_

I think so for sure 2018, will be my first picked forward next season…having him from day dot this year has been great, he's been a true set and forget player, one you don't need to worry about.

Northerner

Unlikely to be DPP next year I suspect.

Cogla13

Probably just a mid next year.

Whatyasmokin

Bont off my radar at the moment for next year but things do change. Dahlhaus is gone unless a role change and/or major form improvement.

Macrae could be locked in even if midfield only due to unreliable options amongst the ageing greats.

Russty_

Who put the big C on Buddy this week?…wish I had!, you'd be a guaranteed winner this week if you did 🙂

Joshua

Should've stuck with my gut and put the vc on Franklin. Running with Danger into Fyfe instead

Russty_

What made you not trust your gut feeling?

Joshua

Idk I just thought Carlton might hold Franklin well defensively, Not all doom and gloom Danger could pass it tonight, did last time 🙂

musicissport

Anyone else got an issue with SC app – for some reason it's reverted back to my R1 team!!

Russty_

Yeah same here, all I can see is round 1 team…hahah, won't last long I'm sure.

CoachDamo

Maybe we all dreamed the last 22 weeks!

Russty_

More like a nightmare! hahah

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Does that mean we get 30 trades again?

OldOcker

Website is the same.

Whitey

Can I make some changes and start again? Would be awesome!!!

red5

Great timing SC HQ

Russty_

FKing Clowns huh?…what the Fking FK

INPieman

How about put the perfect 9 money to a system that actually works. Absolutely useless!!! It's granny week FFS

Russty_

How about making it perfect 7 out of 9, so someone could actually win it someday?

OldOcker

I don't really believe that the Herald Sun have the cheek to charge anyone for SuperCoach gold. App and website stuffing up when most needed.
Old Ockers Ultimate stats sheet will be available very soon after this round so that the serious SuperCoaches can start studying for next year.
I will make it available to Jock on Tuesday. Jock can publish it when he likes.

The Ranger

Nice one Ocker, how's ya season been mate?

OldOcker

Not too bad in the finish mate, I was in 5 finals and won them all. 2 major leagues and 3 minor leagues. Pretty happy about winning the "Big Guns" league.

The Ranger

That's a pretty good year Ocker! Had a shocker myself but it's only made me more determined.
See you back here for the preseason .

Russty_

I've seen a lot of stuff ups from the Herald Sun website over the years when it comes to Supercoach Live HQ etc, but never anything like this….has someone inadvertently wiped out the whole season, reverting it back to round one?…LOL what a bunch of Clowns!

OldOcker

They have successfully stuffed trades for anyone like myself who still has them. The season of winning 5 grand finals is gone. Thank you to the HS. Waste of money. Newspapers are dead and SC is self destructing.

Russty_

Yeah Ocker, Newspapers are kinda like Video Stores and Music Stores these days, made defunct by the digital age, now it's all about digital code and downloading, rather than hard copy anything. The times, they are a changing.

Joshua

Lift Shaw you old hobbit

Russty_

He's a spud mate, should've retired after this season, he's a shadow of his former smartass self. He's only still there for the money.

TOPHAWK1

Traded Heater out 6 weeks ago. Good. Because my ranking would have been so much worse.

Russty_

Hey Hawker, didn't bring him in this year…and not really regretting it either..how are you faring in your last match up mate?

INPieman

Big fix people is delete the app & reinstall it. Then log in & you should be back online via the app. Useless C*nts

OldOcker

Website is okay now, Maybe the app is too.
Good luck in the final mate.
I think you just have me, My luck this weekend and Greenwood will get a game which will ensure a victory for you.
I am just happy to make the final in the "Big Guns" league mate.
It has been a tough year.
Stats coming out on Tuesday for Jock, Releasing early for pre season crew and the fact i might not be able to do it next year.

TOPHAWK1

Fark that. If they expect us to do that

Joshua

Any chance Greenwood sneaks into the final 22? Would rather not take Dahlhaus' 67

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I hope not he is my danger loop.this week

red

SEN said he has a sick friend or relative.

Whatyasmokin

He doesn't score well in away games anyway. I'd say by his limited game time this season they would rest him for finals, regardless of any off field issues.

Whatyasmokin

Although I keep forgetting about the stupid bye round lol

Russty_

Booyaa!…smashed those manufactured pretenders…that's the way!

kane

HELP i think i stuffed my loophole.

Was going to loophole bolton (rich) tomorrow for dangerfields score. Bringing Yeo to bench and bolton on field with cap. However, I didnt realise i had young (dogs) already on bench with emergancy too. If i have both Yeo and young on bench with Emergancy, Whos score will i get?

Russty_

Hi Kane…sorry to tell you mate, but you will get Young's score, it's the lesser of the 2 playing Emergency's scores you get if 2 are playing.
You've really gotta be careful loopholing making sure you plan it out in advance…that's why I don't do it much, cause I can't be assed.

Rocksta

The lowest of the two

kane

[email protected]@ieohfsdpfjsf sdtpfyodshfysduf prob lose my only Final now… Against my old man too. QQ

2018

Maybe post ur team and the community may be able to help u

Kane

Hurley, laird, adams,hibberd (demons), doc, witherden.
Ryan(e) hibberd (nth)

Danger(vc) dusty zerrett treloar rocky fyfe bontempelli jkelly

Myers lloyd (gws) mountford

Martin gawn – strndic

Yeo buddy heeney ryder mcrae dalhouse
Young(e) bolton

Not sure if this makes sense. Please let me know

Need to somehow ger dangers score. But already have young as emergency so i cant loophole yeos with bolton properly. Do i maybe just keep the vc on danger and risk someone like dusty merret or fyfe. Or do i just bench yeo and get youngs score instead of yeos.
Keep in mind, my opponent has danger as captain and yeo on field.

Cant believe i stuffed this. The site went down and couldnt check it yesterday.

Wedge

Hurley isn't playing. Put the C on him

red

I've got Witherden as MID emergency
Do I leave him on the bench or use his score and put Sloane or Fyfe on the bench?

Whatyasmokin

Massive call here but I would consider benching Sloane. Has gone big recently but only at Adelaide oval. Go with your gut though good luck.

Cogla13

Geelong V Tiges at the MCG the most likely.

Northerner

Either you had Buddy or you didn't and that will determine whether you win or lose. Won one (likely), lost 2. End of a good SC season. Didn't quite do enough to make top 100.

Now for my 14s to win their second semi today and advance to the GF followed by the Eagles winning by 5 goals to claim eighth, with Kennedy kicking 5 to share the Coleman with Buddy.

Whatyasmokin

Possibly but not true in my case as I don't have Buddy but am set to win one of my GF's against a team with Franklin thanks to players stepping up at the crucial moment ie Simpson, Ryder, Kennedy, Oliver to name a few. Greenwood out and poor scores from the likes of Parsons has also helped teams with extra depth. Good luck everybody!

Smote

Why do you want a tie for the Coleman ?
A bet involving a tie?

CapTkAos

One mistake I haven't made this year is stuff up the captaincy loophole……until THIS ****ing week………..
Danger, I would have loved your VC score, but now I'm gunna have to rely on Dusty.

Iamme

A lot of crappy scores in my team this week, 8 players scored under 80 so far, including Dahl and the Berg who are on the pine. …..Thankfully I have Buddy, so still I hope to score 2300 plus, which will hopefully be enough to to win at least one GF.

The Ranger

Very impressive that Hedski, everyone's been talking about GWS and Adelaide but the Cats are sitting pretty now.

Whatyasmokin

I've had a feeling about a Geelong vs Adelaide GF for a while now. But maybe that is due to my bias as a crows supporter…..

It's an exciting yet worrying prospect as the Cat is a massive problem for the Crow in not only the animal kingdom.

hedski