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The Standing Room Round 5

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PADDY DANGERFIELD I COULD KISS YOU.

After Tom Hawkins was a (very) late out, the sight of Paddy Dangerfield running towards full forward filled me with dread – he was a POD captain in every single one of my leagues.

Yet the magnificant prick pulled out a 135 – while not quite matching his counterpart out west, it’s good to see a big old number next to P. Dangerfield’s name.

From the dizzying highs of Nathaniel ‘Teen Wolf’ Fyfe and Robbie Gray to the disappointing lows of ‘bloody’ Buddy Franklin and Tom Mitchell, the round has had it all.

That’s not to mention North upsetting the Hawks, the Dogs being absolutely dreadful and That Jake Carlisle free-kick that wasn’t – speaking of, the people who want to get rid of the draw are the same people who want a best-of-three grand final at the end of a nine-side finals series played in Uzbekistan.

Some huge talking points already coming out of round five, including:

  • Is Dangerfield BACK?
  • Can we hold Bonner until his bye?
  • Has Garlett got to go?
  • How much money do I have to pay to have Nat Fyfe hold me late into the night, whsipering non sequiurs into my ear for hours on end?

All these questions and more … what are your answers at this early stage?

How are you travelling through the long, winding road that is round five?

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Vinnie

Glad I had the C on Teen Wolf…. by the way, Holman is having a blinder up north, while McGovern is becoming my thorn each week.

Russty_

Holman's just gone backwards in the last, still a good score but a shame he didn't ton up.

skate or die

McGovern is playing with a shoulder injury

Tyler

How do you know skate?

Tom

If fritch plays I lose my Fyfe loophole, do i go Dusty, Gawn or Oliver for the C?

Ja191

if you wanna be safe i'd go oliver/gawn (id go oliver) and risk i'd go dusty. Melbourne have said jones will go to dusty/cotch so could be potentially limited. Personally i'd roll the dice on dusty

Crossy

Im in same boat. If fritch or murray dont play ill be able to loophole danger. If not got exact same 3 to choose from

Patch

I can't look Dustin Martin in the eye and say "yeah nah you're not scoring 130 this week". Dusty the safer option for mine. Melbourne should have learnt after the energy spent tagging Titch cost them the game last week.

OldOcker

I think Fritch played VFL today. He was named on ground.

David C

He was named but I saw reports that he didn't play.

hedski

Nice one Patch.
Danger is BACK.
Don't have Bonner.
Garlett is close to the axe/shotgun/teaspoon if I wanna be sadistic.
$7.35.

Patch

$7.35 is a steal, I'm in

hedski

Wasn't sure what a "non sequieur" is, otherwise I'd say $100/hour.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Something has become very clear this year.
Im talkin totally transparent.

1. The mature age rookie or those that have played against the big boys are gold and should be first picked every year.

I mean look at the cows who r going gang busters-
Doodee, murray, kelly, holman, garlett, fritsch

2. Avoid selecting the high priced rookies in the draft.
Dow, LDU, Brayshaw, Cerra, Raynor

3. This is the only place to get the good stuff.

Just about all the community started with the mature rooks above and have a leg up.
Watch them moo.

Could one or more be a keeper?

In the end it is your team, listen to the crew but make your own call.
Follow your gut, take a risk and enjoy the ride.

Crowboy94

Doedee and Finlayson could quite easily be keepers I reckon

Patch

You're a ripper, Trigga!

Concur on those points, mate. Doedee and Finlayson potentially keepers, but they may run out of steam in the back end. Certainly the last to be upgraded

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yeah just leave alone in def.
Most of us started 3 rooks on field so probably only need to do one-two upgrades in def. Welcome change.

How u travelling this round patch?
Dont think we r in any leagues together this year
Miss ya in the happy place.
Started bonner but think will upgrade next week. Looks to have flatlined around 65-70.

hedski

Are you in Brownlow Boys Sc Elites league Trigga? That has Patch, Lek and Kev in it.

Derek

Wookies…… with hair down there

Welcome

BadgerHoney7

Personally think Cerra has been alright.

NoLanguage

Got a dilemma guys, Dusty or Gawn for the big C tomorrow??

gator59

I think you'll be watching an imaginary game on your own tomorrow,,, I think Dusty Is due to go large against the Dees on Tuesday night !!!

Patch

Dusty for mine mate

NoLanguage

Sorry Tuesday haha. Yeah might back the Dust in, Melbourne don't have anyone to stop him

Scouser

Dusty for sure

Noah

Dusty or Oliver for Captain tomorrow?

Patch

Dusty for mine, Noah. Safer option but reckon Clarry could be due for another 125. Dusty could go anywhere from 120 to 160.

Russty_

Bundy Christensen was a bit ordinary today, every time I saw him with the ball he was stuffing it up somehow, and in the last quarter, went from 65 down to 54..he's been good so far but today he was shite and a bloody letdown.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Write off as just one of those games or something more?

Russty_

Not sure mate, I think so, got bigger fish to fry first, Bonner and some of my non playing rookies .

gator59

Yeah I noticed that too Russty.. Might be time to move him on mate

Russty_

Hey Gator, nah I'll hang on to him for a bit mate, gotta attend to some other issues, that little punk has probably cost me 3 losses against you this week though haha, well done mate.

gator59

I'm not there yet mate… As you know anything is possible eg injuries

Russty_

You are there I reckon, needed Bundy to get a 90 or 100.

Whatyasmokin

Never rated Christensen but better than Bonner that's for sure.

Scouser

Surely weren't expecting anything different at the start Russty? I'd go back to that and assess if he's delivering what you expected then, his recent form could be creating some psychological bias to ton up every week. I reckon he's been good value in the shittiest line and musy have a fair few dollars to go yet. I don't have him (unfortunately, which should say it all), but have Bonner and Garlett who I'd be looking at before him if I did.

Russty_

Yeah Scouser, just a bit disappointed is all cause he didn't play well, I'll hang onto him for a bit yet, I have Bonner, Fritcsh and Garlett too so..more important problems haha

Matt

If I have two emergencies and a non playing player on the field do I get the higher of the Lower if the emergency scores ?

Yeahnahyeah

lower

Matt

Jesus Christ…. I was ranked 60th and deliberately put Murphy and Barry on the field🤮🤮😡😡 on top of that I’ve got Buddy, Greene, Garlett and McLean 🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮🤮

Yeahnahyeah

Highlight so far is having Fyfe as C, few lowlights including Greene 55, O'Meara 56, Christensen 54… currently ranked 22 overall projected to score 2249 hopefully is enough to stay in the top 100 ://///

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nice work on the ranking so far!
As usual there are some big player scores and some crap ones.
Will just depend on if a team has a large majority of the big ones.
I reckon 2200-2250 be around par

Stirlsy

It doesn't take a lot to move around at the top end of the ladder, either up or down….. But yr projection looks around par even with 2 games to go.
It will come down to Dusty as alot will still have the C to play and a great % we be on him.

Scouser

Think you'll be allright mate, quite a few premiums had crap scores and there's a lot on Jaeger and Christensen so won't be too impactful I imagine.

LUKE

Tom Mitchell should drop to $600k can't wait to get him for cheaper than he was at the start of the season. Merrett will be a tantalising option next week.

Russty_

Don't reckon he'll get that low Luke, watch him go large next week , he might lose 30 k or so this week though.

Stirlsy

Agree with Russty, Titch is very consistent and hard to see him putting 2 or 3 bad ones together.

Daniel Z

He's already put two bad ones (by his standard) together. He'll drop to around 650k this week and down to 620k next week (assuming he scores around 125-130), which means you could save 30k off his starting price (but you also would have missed out on around 750 points – more if he was your captain in rounds 1-3).

1der

Mitchell should drop in price to around the $642,000 mark with a break even of 212. Should lose significant cash the following week only even though the Hawks play the Saints in Tassie.

Russty_

Hey Trig are you spewing you didn't have a loophole for Fyfe or do you reckon Dusty can match his 150?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

A little from column A a little from column B.
Knew didnt have a loop going in.
Never know might have a late out
Otherwise expect dusty to shine on the big stage Tuesday night just like he did in the big dance last year.

Russty_

I think he'll be fine mate, He'll probably rise to the challenge if they go the hard tag on him and leave em in his dust.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Leave em in his dust(y)

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Giddy up
Fyfe is life is back on!

DacZawson

Gotta love Fritsch being a late out despite it stunting his cash growth.
The Fyfe VC has worked wonders!!

skate or die

Hold or Trade "Zorko the magnificent" (not so much any more)?

Russty_

Trade Zorko the crapnificent…before he hits 380 grand.

Whatyasmokin

He'll go down about 50K this week. I suppose it's now or hold him till he hopefully comes good. Personally I'd hold but I have other problems to deal with.

Stirlsy

Cruising along 1740 6 to play Projected 2286 just above par ….. A Dusty fail would suit me down to the ground.
Had the VC on Cripps but changed it and thought Greene might have a day out against Saints, that thought turned into a nitemare when Cornboy took off and I had to pick a C out, it was between Titch Fyfe or wait for Gawn after tossing it around I couldn't take Titch the DREADED Jacobs tag was awaiting him so gave the ball magnet a wide berth.
Looked real hard at Gawn who I think is due for a biggy but in the end it was a one horse race and Fyfe was the man and he didn't disappoint me.

Russty_

Good choice in the end Stirlsy, who's your last 6 to play?

Stirlsy

2 rookies are Murray and Fritsch, the 4 are Gawn, Oliver, Bloody Hibberd….. and Smith on ANZAC day. it could turn to poo.
And iv tipped the upset and taken Dees to win.

Russty_

You should go ok I reckon Stirlsy, I've tipped Tigers but you never know, Dees need to show more than they did last week so could rise to the occasion.

Russty_

If I was ever athletically gifted enough or talented enough to have ever played AFL Footy, I'd be spewing if the Coach turned me into a 'Tagger'…it's the most thankless, negative role in the game where your only task is 'to stop a really good player from having a good game'.
This to me just takes away from the sport in general by not allowing us, the fans see the best players play at their best..because there's some muppet all over them like a cheap Suit for the whole game.
It's a shame tagging even exists, I wish they'd outlaw it from the game and just let the best players play as good as they can.
Maybe the poor saps who get roped into being 'Taggers', could also become better players and stand out in their own right, if they didn't get forced into that role on the field.

KSinny

Agreed

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Its rare these days but remember that game where the coaches just let danger and fyfe go head to head?

Was one for the ages. Everyone applauded as some of the best footy u will ever see.

The winner?
AFL fans everywhere.

Russty_

Yeah I remember that game Trig, was one of the best games i've seen, just for that matchup.

Stirlsy

Going back a bit here but in the mid 80s I was asked to coach a girls team for a one off game, this chick on the other team was killing us she had kicked 3 and was everywhere at HT id had a gutfull of her and told one of my players to follow the bitch ( I can call her that because I know her) so my player did just that 1 pace behind her for rest of day we didn't win but we stopped her and got close.
Think I invented tagging but ill never take credit for it.

Russty_

Haha good story Stirlsy so you're the one?…lol, my Sister played Footy in the 80's and kicked 5 Goals in a game once, running the full length of the field for a few of them …maybe it was her?…hahah

Whatyasmokin

Agree in some ways, I think the biggest problem is when you see multiple free kicks against the tagger not be credited to the tagged.

SC_Donkey

A tagger like Scooter and Jacobs is a gift that they embraced, it's what they are good at week in week out. To be a good tagger the likes of them two, needs skills, and obedience. Taggers may not be good for us SC but makes a hell lot of difference in footy, sometimes it can win games and can minimize the damage against your team.

prizza

Put supercoach scoring aside and the mere fact is that as a backman if your forward didnt get a kick you had played your role for your team,, only difference i can see is that the role is changed to an onballer, been happeneing for a century only now there is maybe one or two that are elite.
Ps i still see your point though.

CaptainObvious

What's the issue here? If a defender shuts down a gun forward totally he's not criticised by anybody except opposition supporters and when gun fwd kicks 7 and his opponent has bugga the fwd doesn't get criticized for giving the defender a bad day.
But gee whiz if a major midfielder gets an opponent and isn't as effective everybody says it's bad for the game.
It's all part of the contest. If a mid can't deal with a tagger put the mid in a pocket or the goalsquare and give sombody else a go. Clarkson leaving Mitchell onball with a highly cpmpetitive opponent was arrogant coaching and it cost the Hawks the game.
When they ban taggers they should also ban shepparding, punching the ball in a marking contest and smothering kicks.

Whatyasmokin

Agree, good post. The only thing that I dislike about tagging is when I feel the umpires are not penalizing the tagger for holding the man, which in my opinion happens often.

Derek

Scott Lycett was my weekend hero.

With most of my so-called ‘premiums’ failing to make triple figures, Lycett showed ‘me how it should be done. It would be great if he could play against a Lobbeless (and Kruzerless) Carlton ever week, but I’ll bank the points and the cash.

TIGESB2B

SEWERAGE FARM. My waste treatment plant of a team has had turds as far as the eye can see so far. Gibbs, JPK, Savage, Greene, Dixon, Bont… O'Meara …. and me, the coach, taking the C off Fyfe at the last minute. Hope Grundy gets 152.

Whatyasmokin

Shet happens 😜

Daniel Z

Do you remember when Greene wasn't a flog?

Sewerage Farm remembers.

Jam

Tabener finally breaking out 40 in a quarter…. breaks foot and doesn't make his breakeven.

Luke parker became a forward… not a good round at all

meph

What does everyone think par will be this round? Im currently 1812 with oliver, nank, gawn, devon smith, sam murray and fritsch to go.

Rick Grimes

That looks well above to me. 2300+ on cards be top 10% I reckon. Been some spud scores.

ROBocop14

See ya later Beams… Trade time

Rick Grimes

I ditched Zorko this round for Spuddy Franklin. Was spewing with his turd of a score. Then Zorko laid a filthy cable of his own. This game is great.

Rick Grimes

Only my captain choices keeping my season alive.
R1 Dusty 139
R2 Dusty 160
R3 Fyfe 160
R4 Dusty 141
R5 Fyfe 151

I guess I'm due for a fail..

Teams

How do people know Fritsch is playing? I can't find a named teams list anywhere?

StevoRivo

Fritsch in the extended squad and did not play for Casey. Wait for final selections today. Higgins, Lloyd & Broad on Tigers extended bench also.

seen_burns

He didn't play for Casey, so he should make the team, but we'll see later today.

David C

Nobody knows until tonight.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

As there is a short break between the games this week and next weekend then the teams this week held some players over that didnt play in the reserves that will replace players next weekend.
Im hoping Frisch is one of those players. Basically a sub for the weekend.
Wishful thinking maybe?
Higgins would probably also be a sub due to the short turnaround between games.

theRealPod

I for one have underestimated Norf. Are they top 8 contenders? Bit of bad luck for Higgins hope he's ok.

I think the Hawks have two flogs now. Jacobs is awesome the only player in the comp that can shut down a gun and get heaps of the ball.

meph

Im a kangas fan and dont think we are top 8. This next stretch for us is fairly bad and there is a chance we lose our next 4. Port, sydney away, richmond, gws. Then its freo away which isnt a gimme.

theRealPod

Maybe you're used to poor performances. What I saw in the first half y'day was premiership winning footy. I think the Roos will beat Port but then the next three will test.

Daniel Z

I reckon they can come out of those four games with at least one win and if they can take two or more, then I'd definitely give them odds-on to make the 8.

StevoRivo

Fyfe Captain pick makes up for Titch last week. Scrambling towards 2300+ depending on last 2 games. Rookies doing us all a big favour while many premos are all over the place.
Byes not far away now! 🐑

Tyruddanaut

Okay! I have spent all my time on the bus, train and footpath figuring out my trade plans; here they are.

Round 6: Zorko —>; Simpson
Bonner —>; Mirra/alternative rookie
Assess North Melbourne’s performance
Round 7: If North Melbourne succeed:
Rookie eg. Brayshaw —>; Franklin,
Consider rookie downgraded to Cole, Duman
Round 8: Necessary trades
Round 9: If North does poorly in R6, rookie to Franklin

Left with 21 trades come first bye

TommyC99

If Fritsch plays, I can’t take Fyfes score. Whack the C on dusty or Gawn? Dusty is the obvious pick but his record against the dees and the amount of forward time is a little concerning. Thoughts community?

David C

Gawn is the safe pick. He should not have a problem with Nank. Dusty, high risk high reward. I would have gone Gawn but am taking Fyfes score.

BadgerHoney7

Keep Dangers 135 or risk Dusty as skipper.

BrownlowBoy

Danger every day of the week

Andrew

Take it every day of the week mate.

SC_Donkey

If it was the last game of the season and you're fighting for that $50K yeah I'd take the punt on Dusty. But in this case your not, so take the 135 points and run.

KingWinter7

Sidebottom or Merrett captain ?
This is for my draft side

David C

Sidey.

theRealPod

The bum

INPieman

Garlett JOM Savage Bundy. At least one of you bastards will be executed. If I had 4 trades available I'd get rid of the lot of you picks

TRIGGA_HAPPY

No rage trade Monday.
It is now rage trade Thursday
Go again on Friday
Strange old week

INPieman

Sure is a strange week. Won't be a lot of time to make decisions before round 6 starts

Keenbutclueless

With you there. Thinking JOM and Bundy for Danger and Guelfi. But, given I traded out Doedee this week for Hurley, I wouldn’t be putting too much faith in my advice.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Bit too keen keen

Keenbutclueless

Yeah. Ranked 15k going into the round, with a cookie cutter side. I saw my only chance to get in range was to break a few rules, take a few chances and bet against a few blokes. Always more likely to fail than succeed, but every year I seem to get off to bad start, follow conventional wisdom all year, and improve to a 5-10k ranking by year end. Just trying something different

Noah

Should i take coniglios 117 or go with dusty for Captain?

Finnius

I'd go dusty.

Ricardo

Take the 117. Runs on the board.

SHORTY

KEEP THE 117

Finnius

Thoughts on Grundy skipper? Or back Dusty in.

Derek

i think swans have already played!

theRealPod

Big crowd big Dusty score

TheGreatBozza

The good:
Crippa putting on a masterclass, Sicily tonning up, Holman bouncing back English giving me a respectable 78 at F5

The bad:
Fielding Richards over Naughton (only 20 points lost), McLean poor performance, not VC-ing Fyfe (went Cogs in to Dusty), Jack Billings' goal kicking

The ugly:
Shane Savage, Shane Savage & Shane Savage

Hayden

I almost traded Hibberd to Savage last week. Reversed the trade Friday morning and downgraded to Sicily. Boy I'm thanking my lucky stars now

TheGreatBozza

Good call. I think I knew heading in to the ceiling Savage could have some stinkers, I just didn't think his floor was that low

Hayden

If he bounces back with some decent scores I'll probably pick him up later. Good result to keep his price from skyrocketing

Derek

Cripps was outstanding. Even as a non-owner I had to stand and clap him off the field.

I kept the clapping going for my man Lycett. Smashed a Kruzerless Carlton.

I don’t want to talk about Picke…… I mean Garlett.

Ben

thinking fritsh up to gray and bonner down to mirra thoughts ?

Hayden

Gray looks the goods this year, and Bonner is nearly capped out. I'm holding Bonner a few more weeks myself, and downgrading Barry to Mirra (via DPP).

Derek

Gray is getting expensive. He has round 10 bye, can’t you wait until after his bye. Look for some value.

theRealPod

Agree ☝

JugHead

Joel Selwood. Should be under 550k this week. Looks very tempting at that price and rarely misses a game. But capable of throwing out 75-80 scores as well as 120+ when playing injured. Do you grab him or wait a couple of weeks for Crouch?

Ja191

just missed a game for striking lindsey flogas haha

BlueBaggerJosh

Bonner-Mirra means I'll have 350k in the Bank.
Thinking of upgrading Garlett to a fwd premo, wait for Holman to fatten up and trade to a fallen premium. Thoughts?

BockChoy

My hero (so far) this round is Brett Deledio. Took a gamble on starting him (at $330k) and saluted with a 153 to follow on from his 115 last week.

I had the VC on Laird and with 100pts, looked a good call at 3/4 time but he did nothing in the last. I did have the C on Titch but changed this later than a Marc Murphy withdrawal, instead placing my faith in Dusty.

Currently projected for 2250 or so.

INPieman

Stunning pick Bock. Lids looked awesome on the weekend. I'd love to have him but I don't think I can

Holty01

Yeah good value but i just cant bring myself to selecting him as im waiting for him to snap in half

Sana

I had Nic Nat VC (not good enough) followed by Titch C (FML). In order to unleash my fury, who's house should I burn down? My own, Titch's or Ben Jacobs?

SC_Donkey

All of the above, Titch for letting Jacobs get better of him, Jacobs for tagging Titch and ruined your SC. Lastly(actually this should have been firstly and last) is YOU, for putting the C on Titch. Must've known Titch was gonna have a hard time against Jacobs.

INPieman

I'd like you to burn Titch's house down & frame Jacobs as the arsonist. You'd be doing us all a favour. Can you get the job done by Friday please. I'm worried about Robbie Gray

Holty01

I think he will go to Wines to be honest. Grey very hard to tag with him rotating between mids and forward. At least Wines will just play in the guts.

Ricardo

Your own house for picking Titch as captain when Jacobs was likely to target him.

Pranav Santhosh

any port fans or people that have watched port games do you think bonner can score like he did in round 1 and possibly be someone to hold on to until his round 10 bye?

theRealPod

The only rookie defenders worth holding are the obvious ones.. Dude, Murray, Fin and maybe Naughton. Bonner is capable but maybe next year a gun. He probably won't make much more cash.

Ahmad rubas

Yeah seems to be stalling in cash generation and it's hurting me when I play him and bench either doedee or murray. Ideally he doesn't drop in cash until round 10 when I can I trade Holman and bonner who both have a bye

David C

Caddy reportedly out, not sure how relevant he is.

Pranav Santhosh

possibly higgins in?

BockChoy

Vlastuin also out – this is a spew as I'll now need to wear Richard's 44.

TheDON

Need a 275 to beat my opponent in leagues. Can captain Oliver, Gawn or dusty. Whose going to get me over the line? Dusty only averages 90s against the tigers in there past 3 meetings .

David C

Gawn I reckon. Someone lie Lambert might go to Oliver.

David C

like

Josh

Maybe dusty would score better if he wasn’t playing against his own team 🙂

Ken

What do you think Sicily points will average for the year?

AuroraBorealis?!

Somewhere between 95 – 105 Ken, it depends if the opposition starts giving him attention. If that does happen i imagine his average will drop quite a bit, he's very hot headed.

Derek

He is averaging 100 after 4 games. Not sure that is a big enough sample size, but that’s pretty good. If you started him, you would be happy.

Russty_

Unless he gets suspended next week for being a Flog..again.

Lazza

At this stage he is on target to average 1 game out of 3 suspended.
Obviously has the intelligence of a Carlisle..

Daniel Z

I'd back him in to average 95 or thereabouts, for a season total of 1,520 (having been suspended for six games off four separate incidents).

Moustachio

Will average 105 and play 3 more ganes before beig suspended again and dropped to the VFL.

Defying_Madness

Mitchell and Burton safe and 1 week for Jelwood.

gator59

That's good if he's out for one and maybe Scott may realise he may have to start Danger in the guts … WHERE HE SHOULD BE MR. SCOTT!!!!!

Russty_

Good news!, Danger gets a $2000 fine too, and Sicily charged with serious misconduct for standing on Atley's leg..bloody flog.

gator59

Ahhh the joys of Super Coach.. You just gotta love it Russty

Russty_

Haha for sure mate, Christian's been busy this week, hope Siciflog gets off with a fine, that guy just can't stop doing dumb things.

gator59

I'll take the blame Russty …. Because I brought him in this week

gator59

Have the new nickname for Sicily ….. Forrest Gump ,, Stupid is as Stupid does

Russty_

He can't seem to stop kicking blokes when they're down, Clarko should let the whole team give him a free gut punch if he gets suspended again.

gator59

Yeah and let the punches slide up a bit too… Upper cuts

neil demons delight

I would rather have BILLINGS At least he doesn't do stupid things

gator59

True Neil but is still a spud

Derek

he Is a frustration. Was on 53 at HT and didn’t even get to 70. Was tagging someone in the midfield after quarter time, not doing a very good job either.

He has the ability to have another 100+ especially if he has the loose man in defence job. Problem is it changes each week between Rampe, McVeigh, Mills and Lloyd.

Not sure they know either.

I don’t think he will be a keeper and once the top 8 defenders are clearer I’ll prob trade him.

Wouldn’t mind another good score just to make a bit of cash.

Derek

He is along way from being my biggest problem. I’ll be keeping him and if there is a right time move him I will. Even if he slips to D6, he’ll be ok.

Ricardo

Hopefully Sicily gets 3 weeks and gives me a reason to give him the flick

JugHead

Looks like the MRP remains a joke. Obviously its no problem going at a guys head during a stoppage 50m away from the ball. Just happens to be the brownlow favorite.

Russty_

Hey Jug, Goldy told the Media afterwards, he barely even felt anything, probably just touched his hair, said it felt like a Fly..lol
And it ain't a panel anymore, just one guy MRO Match Review Officer.

Russty_

Sicily to Lids on Thursday?..lol

TommyC99

Bloody Sicily, absolute gun, but can’t get his act together. Can’t keep having 400k plus players missing every 3rd week

Defying_Madness

Wait is he missing?

Russty_

Not yet DM, will know tomorrow after he faces Christian for his latest dumb act.

Defying_Madness

Yikes I didn't notice that hit so this came as a shock

Russty_

He stood on Atley's leg while he was lying on the ground…flog act. Similar to the kneeing in the head of Selwood a few weeks ago while he was prone.

Dylan

James Sicily, grrrrrrrr. For every ton he makes, he gets into a ton of trouble. Someone at the Hawks really needs to step up and set him straight

Russty_

Hi John if you take out the crappy 40 he had in round 2, he's averaging 86.75 if that helps, his 68 this week wasn't ideal but his 3 best scores, 90, 105 and 84 are encouraging, but as Derek said, if his role is constantly changing it's not ideal for a keeper backman.

Russty_

Apparently, The Cats are going to appeal John so that could mean Selwood misses 2 if the appeal fails, which means Danger might be more into the midfield…so keep an eye on that, cause you might need to get him in this week no matter what.

sc tragic

1 week for Joel Selwood, busy round so far hope that's all folks.

theRealPod

It's tragic how our game has been hijacked.

Shake_n_Bake_

Looks like Selwood to Danger for me next week. But have a feeling Selwood will challenge this.

neil demons delight

Early Shake n Fake

Shake_n_Bake_

Was initially in my side to be a sideways trade to Danger when l 1st started him. This was my plan from the get go. Who knows still might hold him always thought Danger would drop in price. Still think Selwood will challenge.

Finnius

Is there any footage of the sicily incident? Surprised that there wasn't any mention of it after the game. Surely he gets off? And cleans his act up? Doesn't he know that he is only hurting himself and his teammates with his actions?

Defying_Madness

He only missed two games off suspension last year I think. Looks like his temper has gotten worse which sucks

Russty_

Hey Finn, didn't find any footage, just this from the article about all the fines/suspensions/ incidents

Tuesday night shapes as a busy one for the Tribunal after Christian also referred Hawks defender James Sicily there on a charge of serious misconduct against North Melbourne's Shaun Atley.

The charge against Sicily arose from an incident during the second quarter of Sunday's game at Etihad Stadium when he stood on Atley's leg while the Roo was lying on the ground.

Finnius

hmm interesting. WIthout damning evidence I think (hope) he will get off…

Russty_

Me too bud but he has a history…recently..lol, such a flog, wish I didn't have him in weeks like this.

BrownlowBoy

Footage on twitter.

Shake_n_Bake_

Footage was on the aft tonight. Will get a couple of weeks for a stupid act.

Russty_

What's aft tonight?

Shake_n_Bake_

On 5pm Foxtel afl channel Russty.

Russty_

Cheers Shake thanks.

BrownlowBoy

You've gotta be f'ing joking Selwood gets a week and Mitchell gets off. How is Mitchell any different to Graham? Protected species.

Russty_

You're right about Selwood BB, I just watched the footage and he actually missed him and punched the ground, the $1000 fine for trying to trip Wingard was a separate issue, but copping a week for that is Bullshit.
Mitchell's incident was a non issue by the way, he barely touched his head, Goldy said it himself.

BrownlowBoy

Mitchell is lucky Goldy downplays everything. Downplayed the time Lewis sniped him in the head too.

Am I right in saying that if a player challenges a decision, they no longer get an extra week if they fail?

Russty_

Not sure BB, but if he challenges, I think he'll win, he didn't even punch him!

Finnius

yup just a fine BB

Shake_n_Bake_

Im sure he challenges that.

BockChoy

Agree on Graham too – if anything, Mitchell's was more intentional than Grahams who at least could argue he was making a play on someone with the ball.

Mike

DUSTY OR GAWN C

theRealPod

I'd go Dusty Mike

Crowboy94

Geez Footy has gone soft! And the MRP are a disgrace!

sc tragic

Are the teams 6.30?

Russty_

6.25 on AFL.com.au

BrownlowBoy

Just seen footage of Sicily on twitter. Atley on the ground with legs extended. Sicily could have stepped over him, instead chooses to plant his studs and put all high weight on top of Atley's calf.

AuroraBorealis?!

Do you have a link to the footage BB? i tried googling it i cant find it

AuroraBorealis?!

Nevermind i just found it, didn't look like he put too much weight on it, surely he escapes with a fine for that one?

Russty_

Is there a link or something?…I'm not on Twitter.

BrownlowBoy

No link. You on Facebook Russty?

Triple M Footy has vision.

Russty_

Nah mate…FK facebook, I just saw it actually, cheers, didn't appear to be much in it really, and Atley wasn't hurt, I think it will just be a flog fine.

Finnius

Intentional, low impact to the body. Just checked the guidelines for the MRP – that should just be a fine.

Russty_

If Michael Christian is the MRP, then why didn't he see that Selwood didn't even punch Thomas?…and then gave him a week off?..seriously doubting the choice to have one guy as the MRP this year..doesn't seem right.
One game with one crucial player missing, can mean the difference between the team making the finals or not that year.

I reckon there should never be only one person deciding.

neil demons delight

let alone no Charlie Russty

TommyC99

His bad record will push it to a week

Russty_

But it was a chesty jumper-punch Tommy, and he didn't even make contact with him.

TommyC99

Im talking about sicily mate

Russty_

Oh sorry Tommy, thought you were responding to my Selwood comment.

BrownlowBoy

Records were wiped this year.

TommyC99

Im talking about sicily, who will have his bad record from the kneeing a few weeks ago

Lazza

No grading applied – Sicily is off to the tribunal !!!

INPieman

Just saw it. Just a flog act but who knows what will result

neil demons delight

He is just a big FLOG what a tool probably a week

Whatyasmokin

Just got him in. Freakin flogtastic.

theRealPod

I'm moving him on assp, Hurley looks good.

Defying_Madness

Fritsch omitted

BrownlowBoy

Fritsch dropped!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

VC fyfe is life.
Thankks dees
Welcome capt Fritsch.

INPieman

Fritsch has been dropped. All of a sudden Garlett's 21 looks good until he gets dropped on thursday

Shake_n_Bake_

The bad is l take Garletts 21 but do take the double pts as fyfe vc.

INPieman

Like an unexpected reach around Shake. That's a happy ending

Lazza

Higgins is in for game #2

Russty_

Hopefully he kicks a couple more snags!

Warblegarble

Fritsch out means I can loophole Danger's 135 – or I can roll the dice on Dusty. Surely I should just take Danger, right? Or live dangerously?

KSinny

take danger

Scouser

Take the 270 points and enjoy whatever Dusty adds to the supercoach banquet table tomorrow (hasn't tonned up in last 3 against Dees either)

sc tragic

Rolling dice with C on Fritsch to cash in on Fyfe hope the bugger stays dead.

hedski

Thanks Fritsch, welcome onfield Garlett and your poxy 21 points.

BrownlowBoy

Could trade to Higgins or Guelfi ?

hedski

Na BB, traded Kreuz and Kelly to DogDog and Dusty already.

Russty_

Jeez you're having a ripper of a year Hed…it'll get better mate.

hedski

Yeah I'm flying Russty!
Ha ha, I can handle a 21 this week, should still win a few leagues.👍

Houdini

Sicily is a Flog. But i knew that.