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SuperCoach RD23: The Heroes, The Villains, The Damned.

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Rejoice, Community.

One of the most difficult SuperCoach seasons in recent memory is over.

Congratulations to those who made it to the top of the mountain and either triumphed in their leagues or succeeded in their quest for rankings supremacy.

A stunning performance from Buddy Franklin ensured things went out with a bang on the weekend.

Plus there was a certain Crow who all but cemented his position as a must-have player in 2018.

The Heroes

When he’s on, he’s unstoppable. Lance Franklin (171 SC) produced a performance for the ages on Saturday night, taking a much-improved Liam Jones to the absolute cleaners. Bud booted 10 goals to storm to a Coleman Medal win, also delivering 10 marks and 11 contested possessions in a commanding display.

Put this in the book now, Matt Crouch (150 SC) is a must-have for 2018. His 45-disposal outing on Sunday was the latest in a long line of performances in the back end of 2017 that helped push his season average up to an imposing 110. He will only improve that figure next season. Jump on.

Fellow Crows midfielders Rory Sloane (149 SC) and Brad Crouch (133 SC) also benefited from the dominance of Sam Jacobs at stoppages in their match against West Coast on Sunday. Sloane racked up 38 disposals, 23 contested possessions, 14 clearances and 9 tackles while Brad had 42 disposals, 29 handballs, 15 contested possessions and 10 clearances.

A brilliant display from emerging Bomber Zach Merrett (144 SC) helped him produce a big performance to finish off the season with an average of 109 per match. He had 4 goals and 31 touches in Essendon’s victory over Freo. Hawks ball magnet Tom Mitchell (120 SC) capped off a magnificent season with another workman-like game. His season average of 118.9 ranks only third behind Patrick Dangerfield and Dustin Martin.   

Sam Menegola (131 SC) has benefited from extra opportunities in Geelong’s midfield following the absence of Joel Selwood. He finished with 3 goals, 34 disposals and 15 contested possessions to help the Cats dismantle GWS. Menegola will be a tantalizing prospect if given forward status next season.

Other significant scores:  Matthew Boyd (133 SC), Jarryd Roughead (132 SC), Brendon Goddard (129 SC), Sam Gray (127 SC), James Sicily (124 SC), Callum Ward (123 SC), Shaun Grigg (123 SC), Ben McEvoy (122 SC), Brad Ebert (121 SC), Dyson Heppell (121 SC).

The Villains

Nick Riewoldt (75 SC) and Luke Hodge (47 SC) were probably more focused on their farewell games rather than giving their owners adequate scores, while Tom Rockliff (77 SC) and Dayne Beams (76 SC) were most likely concentrating on making sure the Lions gained the number one draft pick for next season.  

Popular defensive options Michael Hibberd (79 SC), Sam Docherty (66 SC) and Alex Rance (66 SC) let their owners down with below-par returns while forward trio Luke Dahlhaus (66 SC), Robbie Gray (66 SC) and Isaac Heeney (64 SC) all had games they would rather forget.

The Prodigies

In a year where good cash cows have been extremely hard to find, Alex Witherden (99 SC) just pips Hugh Greenwood for rookie of the year. Witherden finished the season averaging 87 and his DEF-MID eligibility provided extra flexibility for his owners.  

The Redeemers

It’s been an up and down year for Kade Simpson (118 SC), but he finished it off nicely with a 29-touch match on Saturday. Despite his average dropping by more than 10 compared to 2016, Simpson registered his ninth year in a row averaging 93 or more.  

After starting the season in irresistible form, Toby Nankervis’ (119 SC) second half of 2017 was fairly ordinary. So it was pleasing for his owners that he finished off the minor round with a bang. With Ivan Soldo out of the side, the Nank was back to full time ruck duties and benefited significantly, finishing with 31 hit outs.

The Damned

Heath Shaw (42 SC) has taken out the title for the biggest let down of 2017, narrowly edging out Tom Rockliff. For many, including myself, he has gone straight on the never again list. It’s been a dramatic fall from grace for Heater, with his average dropping by a staggering 23 points per game compared to 2016. In fact, Shaw’s paltry 2017 average of 83.3 is the first time in 12 seasons his average has dropped below 90. You have to go way back to 2005, Shaw’s first season, for a worse yearly return. He’s clearly enjoying the twilight of his career and simply can’t be considered for next season.

 

  Twitter: @CarlPfeiffer9

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im outta trades!

Bring on next season! get your cheat sheets ready as season is fresh in mind.

Penelope Pitstop

That would be living in the past. Making sure that you see every preseason game is the most important aspect of supercoach, after luck.

INPieman

Great work through the season Carlos

JohnDJ59

Great write up but most of your scores for the players are wrong.From my team,in the order you have named them, the right scores are Buddy 183, M.Crouch 146, Mitchell 111, Beams 78, Hibberd 67, Heeney 76, Witherden 104, Nank 90.Apart from that I have found this site to be really helpful,being my first year on it,I'm sure it played no small part in me going from 24552 ranking last year to 1501 this year and from winning one GF last year to four this year.Have really enjoyed my time chatting to the other players on this site and will be back next year.My leagues also did well,if anyone is interested for next year,'Rogue Traders' ranked 382,'Holy Grail' ranked1553,'TheSonsOfAnarchy' ranked 2142,'Won't Back Down' ranked 3506 and 'Jolly Roger' ranked 7622.

neil demons delight

great personal year J J But don't know about your leagues doing well though heaps of fun TRIGGS pauls cashy AGRADERS UPthere Cazaly were from 5o to 300 that's what I call good next year these leagues will only be better but as I said loads of fun and commeraderie cheers

Russty_

Hey John congrats on your breakout year mate, and I'll be trying to sneak into a few of your leagues next season if they're still there, cheers mate, hopefully it's ok if I can bring a friend too.

Make em private only mate so no plebs or "celebrities" get in there 🙂

JohndJames

Thank's Russty,I was only hoping to make it into the top 10,000,so went way over my expectations,now I'll have to back it up next year and not crash and burn like the bulldogs did.I'd be happy for you to join a few of my Leagues next year,that's why I put them out there in case anyone was interested.I turned them private just before the start of the season,since I had a few trouble makers and it was the only way to get them out,I gave the ones from 'Jolly Roger' the black spot.Hopefully we won't see the same amount of injuries to our players that we experienced this year next season since it really played havoc with our teams.

billy the boy

greathelp

SC_Kev7

Appreciate the effort you've put again this year, Carlos. Few DT scores crept in this week.

With another year in the can I'm Interested to hear the communities top 3 absolute nonnegotiable 100% locks for next year

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ive got the DDT's

Danger.
Docherty
Titch.

Big $ but hey you get what u pay for.
Will have for look for value elsewhere.

SC_Kev7

Like it, Trig. Huge outlay. Reckon starting with Danger + Titch will cause a few debates. Plenty of mids coming off strong years you could use to save a few bucks

Tyruddanaut

Danger of course
Jelwood will be dirt cheap
Curnow, if Kelly joins, will see more of the ball and ended the season with 95 average and 75 for season avg

SC_Kev7

Interesting call on Curnow. A few more popular mid/fwds will probably be culled for next year. Will need to lean on KPF's again

JohndJames

Doc,Danger,Ryder.

neil demons delight

DANGER TICH DOC/HIBBERD

SC_Kev7

Danger, Titch, Doch – looking at approx $2m outlay on 3 players there, NDD.

neil demons delight

correct  but which   one to delete  Doc wont go down not now he is a mid  looks like danger

SC_Kev7

It'll be a tough call. Hard to say at the moment with only a tiny piece of puzzle, but Doch for mine is clear number 1 in defence (Hurley lovers don't @ me)

I'm loyal to Danger over Titch

Russty_

Hey Kev, might not start with Danger next year, will start with..Doch, Hurley, Macrae, M.Crouch. Sorry not top 3 but I reckon I'll bet on those blokes.

BrownlowBoy

Thanks for the season Carlos and co, it's very much appreciated.

Big G

Thank you Buddy Franklin for winning me my league.

Iconic

Anyone know if there is a SuperCoach Finals up and running yet this year?

Wighty

When are sc 2018 prices out…..I'm having withdrawal symptoms already !!!

2018

U can try and Make them yourself it's AVG*5450

2018

Approx

TheGreatBozza

Brought in both Buddy and Zerrett for the final who went BANG! Giving Matty Crouch my norm smith however since he was a unique.

Shaw and Scharenberg tried their best to lose my the GF. So long Heath Shaw, it's been a fun ride

Russty_

Yeah Shaw has entered the realm of Hacksville…not reliable anymore.

tkringle

Scores in the article seem way off? e.g Hibberd 69 not 79, buddy 183 not 171?

Russty_

Maybe mad monday drunkedness?…lol

Rivo

Carl, thank you for being a great contributor to the Jock Reynolds SC Community. The weekly articles have been a great read and solace for most of us in a difficult season.

Like many coaches, I've made some awful decisions and some good ones.

Dammed from my rat ridded team: Shaw, T.Lynch (GC), Dahlhaus, Hanners.

Next season inclusions: Adams, Oliver, Gray, Cripps, Nic Nat, Burton.

My best starting selection was Matt Crouch. And all on the back of Jocks pre season magazine. Inspired call Jock.

Smote

Plenty of good considerations for midfield spots next year.

Like these ins except …..Gray ?
As in Robbie….?
Downhill skier for mind ….has been superseded by Wingard going to the middle.

I'd add Coniglio or Whitfield if Josh Kelly moves on.

And Jack Steven….if he overcomes his groin probs.

Rivo

Gray only based on being DPP next season.
Plenty of others to consider too.

Smote

Agree Rivo DPP's worth their weight in gold this year.
Just hope there are some new additions next year that are more tempting than Gray.

Russty_

Don't really like Gray or Steven for next season, unless they show some serious consistency early on, and that means several tonnes in a row…otherwise, they can go get fk'd lol

Defying_Madness

Rocky will be undergoing surgery on his shoulder along with Beams. Apparently they were both playing injured majority of the year. Does this change anyone's decision on whether to start Rocky next year?

The Ranger

If he has a good preseason he has to be considered surely?
Value to be had if he can stay fit.

Russty_

Not for me DM, never had him, ever and not regretting it.

neil demons delight

rocky and beams good

The Ranger

Thanks for your great work Carlos, much appreciated.

Richard

Never trust a breakout player like Matt Crouch after 1 year of premo scoring.They will come back and bite you on the arse.Always a watch see possible upgrade target

Russty_

You could say the same about Oliver…turned out to pretty trustworthy.

Richard

Yes you could so would you start him in your side next year?

Russty_

Hey Richard, yep I will be cause I'm going to have a predominantly youth policy next time around, I'll probably start both as of now but as you know a lot can change between now and then so it's hard to say really until we see who's available and for what price, cheers mate.

billy the boy

expect more 2018

Richard

When ever the time prevails could someone write an article about North Melbourne's inability to be super coach relevant.Over the years the only notable premo players they have had is A.Swallow T.Goldstein S.Higgins.Every week you look at the North players scores you would be lucky to find 3 over the ton.Why does this phenomena occur year in year out ?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

True
Except goldy can't think of any other north player besides rookies who has been a regular.

neil demons delight

I had hibberd all year brilliant also pickett and his 91 looped got me to the finals never thought I would say it but both served their purpose but did I miss out on cash generation

neil demons delight

Hawks are the same except tich maybe roughy

frogger

Luke McDonald might be an option next year, solid back half of the year in particular. Not uberpremo, but potentially solid for the price?

Richard

He will be looked at for sure by the majority as his season was consistent and no absolute shocker scores.

Keenbutclueless

As a left field option I will be looking at Dumont next year. Preuss will be on every radar if Goldy leaves. Jacobs if cheap might be a M7/8 option, and Ahern as a rookie

neil demons delight

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Richard

Many thanks to all concerned contributing to this website and may you all have a fantastic off season

neil demons delight

Great read all year Carlos Looked forward to your report each week wish I could be as comprehensive well done son till next year cheers

neil demons delight

Waiting on OLDOCKERS review anyone know

OldOcker

Should be delivered to Jock tonight mate so give it a couple of days and I think they may be up mate.
Cheers.
All the best for 2018.

neil demons delight

u r a champ cheers neil

neil demons delight

Is it true about Hirdie going to Collingwood could take over when they sack bucks make a few on this site cringe

frogger

Thanks very much to Carlos for the great work all year and it sounds like we have some Old Ocker to look forward to as well. Top stuff!

Cr0magn0n

Hey community, I've started an NFL fantasy league (free – nil cash buy in) and have 4 spots left. Live draft is scheduled for 3:00 pm this Sunday (03/09/2017). Anyone keen? No experience necessary, it's nowhere near as complicated as SC, all I ask is committment for the duration of the season (which just happens to fit beautifully into the void left by the SC season). Any questions feel free to ask. Invite is via email so leave your email address in the comments so I can send invites.

matt

Hello?? Anybody???? It's normally team selection and hurling abuse at the ins and outs this time of the week… I don't know what to do with myself.

Will

Who's starting Fyfe next year?

2018

Me

SC_Kev7

Averaged 126 over his last 2 months of footy

Russty_

Not sure yet Will, can only fit a certain amount of 600k players in the mids and hopefully they are in good teams, not like Freo.

I started him, and kept him all year and didn't regret it in the end game, but there was a lot of pain in between those good scores, I'm thinking more like Matt Crouch and Mitchell, maybe Dusty…Oliver

Will

Yeah agree Rusty

neil Demons Delight

danger dusty tich oliver

neil Demons Delight

I am starting 4 600k

Russty_

Tigers fans must be pretty stoked Dusty's decided to remain a one club player and not chase the bigger bucks, gotta respect that.
Hope the long suffering Tigers fans have some joy this finals series, it'd be about time, from a longer suffering Saints fan lol.

Russty_

It'd be nice if there was a Supercoach Finals series so our withdrawal symptoms wouldn't have to last so long…we get to pick a team of only finals players, and get enough trades to get rid of players in the teams that get knocked out, why not?…it'd be fun.
AFL Fantasy does it in their Matchday Game, you get to pick a team of 8, trying to get the best scores out of them, not a big fan of the AFL Fantasy Classic game, but the draft and Matchday games are fun and don't take much time to participate in.

Someone should petition Herald Sun for a finals series, it'd be a good way to keep our competitive juices flowing.

SC_Kev7

They had a finals format for a few years, Russty. Dunno why it stopped, but I remember it being not all that popular. Draftstars will have matchups for each game. I noticed too that there is a BBL icon if you tap on the filter tab, some BBL Draftstars will be awesome!

Joshua

Anyone looking at Boekhorst for next year? Ended pretty well.

Joshua

And silvagni if he stays on park and price is good

Russty_

Hey Josh, I'm gonna just start with a clean slate next season, especially after this one…I reckon Boekhorst is quite awkwardly priced and not a very reliable scorer and Silvagni hasn't proved much worth picking him yet.
I know I won't be starting with Bont next year, he tends to fade later in the season, maybe won't start Danger also, and Dusty always has a crap patch, where he drops below 500k, every year.

Guns n rookies could be the go again next year, with a few strategically picked midpricers in the mix.

Cheers mate.

Tis a shame everyone abandons the site come finals time, we should all keep talking about Footy until the Footy's over. 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ill see what i can do rusty.
Cooking something up for a SC finals comp.

gator59

That would be great TRIGGA… Count me in mate

Russty_

Good stuff mate, I'll be in it for sure 🙂

neil demons delight

who will sainters target Russty

Russty_

Not sure Neil but we really need some decent tall forwards, Bruce hasn't got it together and McCartin in a concussion magnet, Membrey is still too inconsistent too. Not looking good for us going forward.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ok lads here it is – my version of Supercoach finals!

How many of us want a Happy Ending?
C’mon mind out of the gutter as this is the JR crew this can only mean one thing:
Supercoach Finals!

Even if you had the year from hell, want some redemption or had your best season to date you can still have a happy ending. Imagine being the best performer in the finals series, you would have the all sorts of bragging rights over Jocks flock and this would surely stir the tank to get you up and about and to look towards the preseason and 2018 AFL season.

How many of us were at a loss on the weekend? Maybe you hired a slasher to mow that overgrown lawn, maybe you ended up in hospital from the mild heart attack you had when you finally got to look at the credit card statement and see what the missus had been up to during the footy season. Get well by the way. Whatever you did I bet there was something missing? Well as the herald sun won’t come to the party then I’m going to create my own version of Supercoach Finals.

Changes:
Blank canvas. Start again. (Every Week)
•No salary cap! That’s right you can pick whoever you like without breaking the bank as there is no bank as long as it is within the rules as set out below.
•No captain or Vice-Captain
•No Bench
Sounds easy right? Well here are the rules.

Rules:
1.Maximum number of players from each team as set out in rule 8 below. (with 8 teams playing week 1 of the finals that is 2 players from each)
2.Players must be named in the supercoach positon that they were given during the regular season (i.e. Dangerfield can’t be a forward)
3.All teams must be listed on JR site before the first bounce of the first game in each week of the finals. Teams are locked in from this time with one exception (Rule 4).
4.If a player is named in the team but is late withdrawal before the first bounce of their match (i.e. Selwood) the player can be replaced before the game with a player from the same team in the same position. Again this change must be posted on the JR website.
5.Supercoach points to be applied to each player selected as per the heraldsun supercoach point scoring system.
6.The highest combined total of points for the players selected in a team will be deemed the winning team for the week.
7.The highest total number of cumulative points from players selected weeks 1-4 in the AFL final series will be deemed the Supercoach Finals overall winner.
8.As the finals progress blank canvas every week. With players to be selected from participating teams as follows:

Week 1 of Finals: (From 8 Teams participating – Maximum of 2 players from each team):
•16 Players consisting of:
o4 Back
o6 Midfield
o2 Rucks
o4 Forwards

Week 2 of Finals: (From 4 Teams participating – Maximum of 3 players from each team):
•12 Players consisting of:
o3 Back
o5 Midfield
o1 Ruck
o3 Forwards

Week 3 of Finals: (From 4 Teams participating – Maximum of 3 players from each team):
•12 Players consisting of:
o3 Back
o5 Midfield
o1 Ruck
o3 Forwards

Grand Final: (From 2 Teams participating – Maximum of 5 players from each team):
•10 Players consisting of:
o2 Back
o5 Midfield
o1 Ruck
o2 Forward

Depends how much interest we get on whether I put together a table of everyone’s team and results.
This may be too much work so may rely on the honesty system where you add up and keep track of your own score. Afterall if you cheat you are only cheating yourself and anyone at anytime can check to see your team total as you have posted your team on the website so big brother is always watching.

So why not have a go. It’s free and who knows you may just get the bragging rights over the rest of us.
Also don’t forget that Draftstars runs each week during the AFL final series. So why not have a go? Some big cash prizes to be won and who knows you may even be able to pay off that credit card.
Good luck! Gone to my happy place. Be back in a few……

hedski

Ha ha. Happened to have a look on here for the first time in a week to check if you had something up and about Trig, I'm in, will post a team for this week before tomorrows game.
Good idea for the setup. Cheers mate.

Jambak

My team:
Def: laird, Williams, rance, Hurley
Mids: danger, dusty, m crouch, zerrett, jpk, j.kelly
Ruck: Ryder, s. Jacobs
Fws buddy, Daniher, Greene, yeo

Jambak

Pittard for Williams sorry too many on field from gws

Jambak

And jjk for Daniher, sorry !

Lazza

Wife says "No", so dont say nuffin ok !!

Lazza's Lairs

DEF: Hurley, Wilson, Tuohy, Laird
MID: Danger, Dusty, M Crouch, Z Merrett, Kelly, Parker
RUC: Bellchambers, Jacobs
FWD: Franklin, Greene, Betts, Ryder

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Laz rule 1.

Too many bombers and crows gws.

Max 2 players from each team.

Lazza

Bummer… I didn't read that too well did I …. too late to change…

Russty_

Hey Trig, here's my first draft, hopefully they'll play…:)
Team-Russtynuts

Z.Jones, Laird, McVeigh, Houli
M.Crouch, Danger, Dusty, Merrett, Duncan,Josh Kelly
Ryder, Bellchambers
Gray, Yeo, Kennedy, Greene

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good one Rust.
But u broke rule 2.
Gray cant be a fwd. 🙂

hedski

Sam Gray maybe?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

My bad didnt think of sammy good one.

Russty_

Oh right thanks mate, I will adjust.

Russty_

Bump back to the top 🙂

Russty_

Adjusted Team: Russtynuts

DEF: Z.JONES, LAIRD, MCVEIGH, HOULI
MIDS: M.CROUCH, DANGER, DUNCAN, DUSTY, ZERRETT, JOSH KELLY
RUCKS: RYDER, BELLCHAMBERS
FWDS: WINGARD, YEO, JOSH KENNEDY, GREENE

Cheers Trigger

SC_Kev7

Slapped together a team quick smart, hedski. See how it goes…

Rucks x 2
Ryder – Port
Jacobs – Ade

Backs x 4
Hurley – Ess
Houli – Rich
JGov – WC
Cam Guthrie – Geel

Mids x 6
M. Crouch – Ade
Danger – Geel
Josh Kelly – GWS
Coniglio – GWS
Dusty – Rich
Zerrett – Ess

Forwards x 4
Buddy – Sydney
Heeney – Sydney
Yeo – WC
Dead Man Dixon – Port

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Cam guth mid mate.
Zac is def.

SC_Kev7

Shit. Good pick up Trig, was going by Draftstars positions. Swap him to Tuohy

hedski

Stuff it I've already slapped a side together Trig.

Hedskis Slappers.

Def – Hurley, Houli, Gov, Wilson

Mid – Danger, Parker, M.Crouch
J.Kelly, Menegola, Dusty

Ruck – Sauce, Ryder

Fwd – JJK, Buddy, Dixon, Daniher

That'll do, I think I have two from each team.
Bring it on. (Full KPP fwd line ha ha.)
Note- I have swapped Z.Williams for Wilson 2 hours before kick off, rest remains the same.

gator59

Here goes with my team Trigga

Zac Dawson's Dream Team

Def– Laird, Hurley,, Houli,, Pittard

Mid– M.Crouch,, Z. Merrett,, Danger,, Dusty,, J. Kelly(GWS),, Parker

Rucks–Ryder,, Z. Smith

Fwds– Spitter/Kicker Greene,, Buddy,, Yeo,, JJK

Hope this cuts the cake Trigga..

Russty_

Nice idea Trigga… I'll be in it 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good stuff lads.

Team: Trigs Happy Ending.
Def: Laird, Hurley, Houli, McGov
Mid: Danger, Dusty, Kelly, M Crouch, Duncan, Zerrett
Ruck: Ryder, Mumford
Fwd: Yeo, Buddy, Heeney, Wingard.

Good thing is as we need players from every game wont know who takes the crown week 1 until Sunday.

Game on.

neil demons delight

GREAT NAME TEAM hurley McVeigh McGovern houli MIDS M CROUCH danger dusty merrett Kelly Duncan RUCKS ryder Jacobs FWDS Gray Yeo Buddy Greene Neil DEMONS DELIGHT

neil demons delight

gray out Wingard in didn't realise gray a mid what about DppS trigg

TRIGGA_HAPPY

DPP no worries.

i.e. can play Ryder in fwd or ruck but not both.

neil demons delight

cant remember whether r gray was DPP

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Only in fantasy 2017.

Supercoach mid only this year.
2018 will be DPP.

hedski

Made a swap to my team above before kick off.

Jambak

I give up ! Tuohy for laird !

SC_Kev7

Jock must be enjoying his offseason too much, didn't hear back. I've jumped in the $2 mini tonight and the free beat baz contest

hedski

Same, in the big 965 too. Good luck

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Same

Jocks retired in in the bungalow.

Russty_

Giants are shite…wouldn't be surprised if they go out in straight sets.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

If big if the way crows def play but if hits the ground not presdu6re in fwd line just waltz it out of there.

Crows turned up to play a final tonight but GWS ….

Russty_

What a shocker…they only kicked one goal in a half of footy

neil demons delight

stevie j may straighten them out will still win and easily other two are rubbish would be a good match up for our teams Russty

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Lads.
Match 1 is done and dusted and so is GWS if they dish that up next week. Ever heard of fwd pressure? Crows bloody magnificio with the crouch boys leading the way, eddie the wizard up to his tricks and sloanedog to return look out.

We have the magnificent 7 of valid SC finalists.
Quick update:
Every team has 6 of the same players so 10 pods so plenty of variety.
The late comer in Kev is the early clubhouse leader with the formidable midfield combination Crouch, Kelly and his big pod in Cogs. 442.
Most of us had laird or Sauce who failed to fire last night.

neil demons delight

Not convinced about the crows Trigg.. cats and swans have equal if not better mids and Swans have the def. Written off Port Essendon Richmond gws and wce not good enough for mine 396 par I think sauce a let down

hedski

365 for me, my last minute decision to change Williams to Wilson cost me 43 points….d'oh.

Russty_

Fingers crossed for ya mate, hope your blokes get over the line, and that it's a close game too 🙂

hedski

Should be a cracker Russty, how'd ya score last night?

Russty_

389 mate…had Laird and Greene unfortunately, but also Kelly and Crouch so not too bad. 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Slam dunc.
Good boy.

Russty_

Hey Trig…471 for me tonight :), hopefully moves me up the rankings a bit. Total 860 now, How'd you go mate?

neil demons delight

469 I think danger dusty Duncan houli total 885 cheers fellas

neil demons delight

sorry not my strong point 865

Russty_

Good stuff Neil, 5 points ahead of me mate 🙂

Russty_

Nice work mate…could you post a mid finals update ladder to see where we sit?

Russty_

Appreciate all your efforts for doing this , it's awesome and great fun, cheers bud.

neil demons delight

yeah rusty maybe start earlier next year but to whip it up at short notice incredible effort Format is perfect Just needs more coaches but happy to play against these guys

neil demons delight

tackles just didn't stick motlop was poor particularly his disposal but a loss could work in geelongs favour without the big break and they are still a very good team Hawk battled hard and s selwood probably need menzel now

Richard

Same old same old from Geelong.A good home and away side but no good when the heat goes on them in the finals.Another sharlacking like last year against swans.Even if you think they were in it at some stage The tigers were just having a breather
before the final onslaught.I hope the tigers can go on with it and win the big one.Cats have been Jekyll and Hyde most the season and
they will go out in straight sets.Time to go Scotty,Motlop,Guthrie,Mackie,Lonegan,Hor-Smith.Also showed the Menzel & Selwood drop
and recall were a flop.

Russty_

Even if Tigers make it to the GF, I reckon the Swans will smash them. It'd be a good achievement if the Tigers make it to the GF though.

hedski

Cats will do the swans next week Russty…..bwa ha ha, have my doubts.
Actually scored 395 not 385 last night, leaves me limping along on 760/8 played, haven't seen any scores for ESS/swans yet.

Russty_

Scores are on Footywire mate, I had a crap game scorewise (Swans Bombers)…312 or something shite like that…Cats could get up mate, ya never know!..I hope they do for ya 🙂

Russty_

Three blowout Finals in a row, hope at least the Eagles Port game has a bit of excitement about it.

hedski

Here's hoping, gotta watch it on my phone, friggin kids taken over.

Russty_

Oh bummer mate, can you connect your smartphone to your second TV somehow?..otherwise, hope you have a big phone haha

TRIGGA_HAPPY

U could say that.
Close enough for ya? ⌛

Russty_

Hell of a game trigger..heartbreak for all those Port ferals lol

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Absolute belter.
Swans super impressive today like tiges gave u no space and harassed u within a inch of your life.
10 straight the plugga impact taking effect
Did mcgov score 218?

hedski

148 I think. Cracking game

neil demons delight

got your wish Russty what a game Though I don't care for either better team won just split decision. If you had a panel of judges it would be 6/4 IMO. both deserved winners. West Coast not without a chance.Feel bad for the Port PEOPLE its a rotten way to bow out after the siren but a great year same as Essendon great year.Next year shapes up to b e a great year with the dees and saints improving Bring it on Cheers Neil

hedski

Can't work out footy wire, went to fan footy, came up Bud = 90, Hurley = 122, Parks = 125 and Daniher = 100. Gives me 437 for that game. Not sure how accurate that is tho.

Russty_

Yeah that's correct mate…just find the game and click on stats on Footywire.

hedski

Ah I see, cheers, I went to footywire/super coach. Thanks.

Joshua

Shuey next year to fill the eagles midfield void, good selection?

Joshua

SPEAKING OF THE DEVIL, WHAT A GAME!

hedski

Finally a good game this weekend, might help my ds team with extra time.

hedski

Na didn't help. Some dude scored 1000 in the $15/ $50k sat game, took home $7gorillas.

neil demons delight

TOTAL FOR wek 1 neil demon delights1605 probably mid range port people stuffed me wingard and ryder

hedski

1583 for hedskis slappers.
Stupidly changed Z.Williams to N.Wilson, cost me 43 points.

SC_Kev7

1675 for me this week. Ruck selections (Jacobs and Ryder) were horrid

hedski

Good score Kev, had Williams Menegola and JJK all dragging me down, had the same rucks. Houlis 79 was borderline.

SC_Kev7

Snagged massive scores from JGov, Cogs, Dusty. I'm on the blower with vic police now reporting a sighting of Dead Man Dixon. It's been a solid 10 minutes of laughter now. 116SC! Madness for a dead bloke

hedski

Wilson not Williams

TRIGGA_HAPPY

First round of the finals can be filed away under key words:
Crows v Giants – take a bow crouch boys, dangerous fwd line , no fwd pressure, talent can only get u so far
Cats v Tigers – Finally, pressure, wilt and did cotch actually do that?
Swans v Bombers – Brutal finals display. JPK all the way, that was buddy with a corkie look out cats, farewell greats kelly and Jobe.
Eagles v Port – play it again sam. Agony and ectasty. Finally a tight one. Need to take your chances. Pridda and Sam retirement plans put on hold for another week, Luke "the iceman" Shuey.

Ok so wrap for SC finals.
The late comer in Kev stormed to the top, Rusty at the other end. Most fwds Meh scores but rucks downright abysmal. All had the devil Ryder.

I feel if you cracked 1600 great job.

Leaderboard:
Kev 1675
Neil 1605
Hedski 1583
Trigga 1578
Jambak 1539
Gator 1502
Rusty 1444

Well done Kev gr8 score
Check your scores as HS dont have the scores for the last game, pulled them off footywire but they have the game drawn?

My team for next week can be found below:

hedski

I checked fanfooty Trig, shows the same scores as footywire.

neil demons delight

this will take off next year cheers

Russty_

Cheers for the update Trigger…my blokes really stunk it up last week, coming in a not very respectable LAST lol.

I'll try to do better this week…those last 2 games really took the wind out of my sails.

Russty_

My team for this week..WEEK 2..
BACKS: MCGOVERN, Z.WILLIAMS, LLOYD
MIDS : DANGER, DUNCAN, JPK, J.KELLY, GAFF
RUCK : Z.SMITH
FWDS : PETRIE, GREENE, HEENEY

That's my squad of hopefully not last placed losers lol

gator59

Great stuff Trigga.. Had a very mediocre start to the finals campaign

All mids performed…. nearly all the others were shite

bring on next week.. love this what you have done here trigga .. keeps the juices flowing,, good luck to all ,, cheers Gator