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THE STANDING ROOM Round 8

Published by Patch on

I told you.

I told you all. Essendon would lose to Carlton.

It was always going to happen. We’re tripe. They’re out bogey side. They were always going to win.

And they did. They bloody well did. We’re hopeless. We’re lost. We’re devoid of soul. Much like my Supercoach team in years gone by… and the months to come, no doubt.

However – the weekend of Supercoach is all that matters now. Those of us whose teams don’t suck pretend it doesn’t matter, and we live vocariously through fantasy football.

In said fantasy football:

  • Sicily – has to be in the discussion as essential, regardless of how much of a flog he is.
  • BENJAMIN RONKE. Holy moly. Kicked Spargo to the kerb in terms of price rises.
  • Elliot Yeo looks essential down back for those who don’t have him.
  • Robert the Gray is Good At Football (trademark Lekdog Inc.)
  • Is The Showdown the best rivalry in footy?

I’m personally watching every single move made by Jack Macrae after good mate Jedders – who has ruined everything he touched this season – brought him in.

I am. I hate what I have become. But my side is loving it.

How are you travelling this round, community?

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Harry

Good old Stnading Room, rough day for Essendon supporters ay Patch?

Patch

Damo has suggested renaming it THE LUKE STRNDICA ROOM on the back of that stuff-up

Russty_

Not sure what to make out of this week so far?…some blokes went awesome, some were complete Potatoes..typical week haha
Essendon are good compared to St-Kilda this year Patchy.

Crowboy94

Naughton gone… looks like a grand total of 1 from him this week..

Patch

Looks like they're pulling the ice out now. Going to kneecap a lot of scores, mine included.

AuroraBorealis?!

I may have to buy a new keyboard after this, somehow i feel that tears getting into the circuitry isn't good for it

Russty_

I'm not seeing 1 point, I'm seeing 0, does that mean we get the backup score?

JohnDJ59

No

Derek

If a player on the field scores a 0 you get a 0.

Only if you had Naughtiness as an emergency, the 0 won’t count, you get to have another E.

Demonlover84

Gonna be a rough week…at least captain Gawn and Oliver killing it make up slightly for poor returns from Titch and Zerret…as well as Trac, taking Spargo over Ronke and fielding Spargo over Fritsch, going Hurn over Yeo to save cash..😫😫😫

Surely Zerret and Trac have to go??

StevoRivo

I brought in Zerret last week. What a 💩 call. Straight to M9 pine. Same for Tracca. Awful.

AlbertonOval

I rage traded Zerrett last week. I was trying to be patient but he left one too many floaters in my pool this season

b_sh3p

Haha I had Ronke all week and followed the crowd last minute to bring in Spargo 😣 also had him on field and Fritsch on the pine. Thankfully got rid of Trac

StevoRivo

Some seriously rubbish scores in my team so far, mixed in with some goodies-

Bad – Petrappa, Spargo, Doedee, Titch, Holman, Garlett;
Good – Gawn (C), Cripps, Sicily, Cogs, Smith.

Thinking par will be 2200. Lots of rooks heading to the slaughter yard now. Yes I went Spargo over Ronke also. 🙄

BrownlowBoy

Macrae killing it once again.

DavidSA

against a crap team once again. Can't deny his new found level though

BVB21

Projected 2480.

Gawn captain, Oliver, Parker, Gray, Ronke, Yeo, Cripps, Simpson, Devon Smith, Simpson, Sicily scoring 100+

141st overall so hoping to move inside top 50.

Only problem is macrae going to score 200 and don’t have him lol

Patch

In luck – "only" 150.

Looking really nice BVB! I'm struggling with Naughton onfield, as well as Spargo over Fritsch. Praying Danger goes huge.

BVB21

Hope you didn’t have dusty as well

I did so projections has come down alot

Yeahnahyeah

wtf. I'm 43rd overall and projected 2180…. hopefully dont drop too far…….

Sc_Wow

If you get that score you’ll be top 10 I reckon

BVB21

Projected 2418 now after Savage and Doedee.

Be happy to get 2400 though.

You would be going alright wow apart from Naughton.

Hurley and Heeney a bit down but your team is super solid.

Sc_Wow

Yeah happy with Oliver Hurley hurts a bit as he is one of my podish players.
Dusty was shit, but shit for almost everyone relevant.
Will be interesting to see the rankings after this week. It’s been a weird one

Russty_

Here's some great news for Naughton owners….including me…

Players who are actually named and in the starting 22 for any match AND score a 0 for any reason, will NOT be replaced by an emergency. Their 0 score will also have an effect on their value, being recorded as having played a game.

Eeeh…I give up!

JohnDJ59

Hardly any of my opponents have him on the field like I do, another wipeout of a weekend, not worried about how many trades I have left now, wont be playing finals anyway.

Russty_

Know how ya feel John, I'm over it this week, see you next week…maybe

Crowboy94

In the same boat mate.. also had to play Duman as Gov was a late out and stupid me kept billings when I should have ditched him and kept Hibberd…. onto next week haha

JohnDJ59

Already know what my trades will be next week. Doedee to Yeo and Naughton to Simmo. Might as well, my season is a bust anyway.

Defying_Madness

Lock that in

Crowboy94

Same mate. After a good week last week it had been carnage this week….

Patch

Looking at the same trade. Webster another option down back.

BVB21

Yeah I’m thinking I might go Webster as well.

Defying_Madness

I will be going early on Phillips next week I think, he is the best of all the options

BlueBaggerJosh

Same

Russty_

I wouldn't waste the trade, he'll only turn into another Coffield.

Defying_Madness

He will play through the byes which is all I need from him

Russty_

Not in round 14 though.

Defying_Madness

My byes are pretty good actually got about 6 premos out in each round. Been planning for it since the start

Russty_

Nice work, I'm still about 3 short in round 14.

Finnius

only 123k vs 170k

Swans2012

You know coffield is averaging 60 right? I'd take that from my rookies as long as they keep playing….

Derek

Very good

TRIGGA_HAPPY

What a second half by 50 shades!
Pretty much single handlely won the game.
McCrae on another level this year nearly tonned up at half time.
Billings also on another level but not in a good way
Big gawny taking it to the max and just destroying anyone is his way
And the blues finally got to kruez to victory and sing the song after 263 days. I think there were more inside than outside the circle.
Bombers bombed again in a world of pain.

Boxballs69

And the award for the least punny comment goes to you Trigga

Defying_Madness

Luke Ryan you bloody gun. Keep going son 76 at half time

Lazza

Took the easiest money ever pre-season .. mate bet the bombers would win the flag … I’m in fits of laughter, every freakin week, I think I won’t take his money due to the joy and 23 weeks of entertainment and gut busting.. Dogggies and Tigers set up so many fools ..

KSinny

was going pretty well until Naughton decided to get 1 and then get injured

Daisy

Ok, what's going on with Daisy…. new role down back? 4 tons in a row now.

Patch

Please don't ask that Question – I don't want to have to answer it.

Surely in the same boat as Deledio in being too injury prone to select

BlueBaggerJosh

Lol I picked Deledio might as well add Thomas to the bench, Fritsch and Henry tons have saved my ass tho hopefully the old man is back this week

HarryH

Ok it's really easy to decide with Billings now….. he's gone down so much he's not worth trading. So he becomes F7. You just hold and leave him there in case of injury. Well done to those who saw the writing on the wall early and got rid of him. The positive (ha!) is he might play 22 games. (Ok I'm grasping at straws here).

Patch

Half a chance at being dropped Harry…. got what a putrid season from him.

Tommo

Where is the DELETE TEAM button?

AlbertonOval

I am feeling your pain Tommo, this has been a stinker of a week

Defying_Madness

Don't think I have gotten a single captain call correct since round 1. First time I went with Fyfe as well. Next week I am looking at Gawn for the first time as captain so a warning in advance beware community

Phil

Having Fyfe captain was an ok option

hedski

Pretty happy with the big "O Mac" in for English, 80 points covers dog dog nicely (plus $160k in the kicker).
God I hate Billings, would have traded him if Nic wasn't out.

Derek

Billing’s is averaging 137 when saints win. Just need saints to start winning again

Russty_

Don't hold your breath mate…a blind mule can kick better than most of the Saint's forwards.

Derek

Fritsch looked fantastic today. Played on the wing and was everywhere. I will happy have him st F4 ahead of Billings and Petracca.

Crowboy94

Same. Just wish I did that today…

Derek

Having Billings and Petracca have really stuffed my start, plus not being smart enough to get on McLean and Sicily.

Crowboy94

Always next year. Just have some fun with the team now etc Haha

Russty_

Membrey, what a useless spud, couldn't kick a clutch Goal if his life depended on it.

Crowboy94

What are you looking at this week now mate? Been a complete disaster for me…

Russty_

Same here…maybe 2150 if I'm lucky, no thanks to Naughton's unfortunate 0

Crowboy94

I'll be lucky to get 2100… projected 2080 atm…. thankfully I have McLean, MaCrae and had Gawn as C

Russty_

Bit of a soul sucking week with that Naughton business…I had Ryan there finish well so maybe a bit better than expected, had Gawny C too, and a lot of guys had Fyfe this week, nice one getting Macrae, don't think I can afford him for awhile.

BoltonsBlues

JMac with the big C this week, I love that human
Fristch done awesome, I caught some of the game and he looked to be spending a bit of time in the midfield, look for his scoring to stay consistent if so.

And of course, my bloody blue baggers!!!!! Up the blue boys!!!!

Patch

1901 with Macrae C and Naughton onfield.

Four players to go – Kelly, Henry, Murray and Dangerfield. Surely I get 300 from those four?

Russty_

Easy I reckon Patch, probably 350-ish, well done.

Finnius

Up against you in the SC Elites league patch. Naughton out has given me a shot – C on Macrae was huge for you though. I need 373 from Higgins, Dusty, Jeremy Howe and Grundy to get up, as all of your uniques have played. Hopefully should get home and up around 2260-70.

I think you are still on track for 2220-30 which is still a decent score this week.

Patch

Formidable list of uniques… except for Dusty's 20-point first half! Still a chance if Jeza and Grundy fire but Dusty is laying a massive turd in the beds of owners mate!

Sc_Wow

I’m around the 1888 mark with the same players as you to go with one difference, dusty vs Murray.
I too had the naughty score, hope a few copped it

Defying_Madness

Yeah I am in a similar position as well 1892 with Dusty, Grundy, Kelly and Henry to go. Didn't have Naughton but Finlay, Doedee and Spargo hurt me. Merret is killing me as well

Wedge

Having naughton on the field feels as bad as trading in ronke

Jack

Hi Wow. My captain scored 156 points this week. Now do you understand what I mean by having Titch VC doesn't matter. Anyway, good luck with your team….Hopefully you don't fall too many places with that score, there's gonna be some monsters

Sc_Wow

Yeah if your original sentence had of made sense I wouldn’t of said anything.
Sure I’ll still be well ahead of you champ 👍🏼

DANGER1VDUSTY2

Patch – Merrett and Petracca suck footballs!!!

Steeeve

Didn't trade in Ronke because I refused to go early on Fritsch. He repaid the faith today. Gawn and Oliver dominated again too.
Aside from that this round is terrible for Supercoach but GO THE PEARRRRRRR

Daniel

Who wins this matchup?

Dangerfield/Selwood +45 point lead
VS
Dusty/Nankervis/Henry

Jack

I'd rather Danger/Selwood

DANGER1VDUSTY2

Any cheap rookies to bring in next week?

0 from nicnat & 0 from naughton = game over man, game over!
Petracca and Merrett suck footballs!

In PREMO MID and someone cheap.
Out any 2 of about 5 duds I have.

TheGreatBozza

Not having Macrae is gonna see my ranking drop. Billings and Naughton hurting too.

The only positive this round was passing on upgrading this week (nearly brought in Crouch over Macrae) to bring in THE RONKE

Got some aggressive trading over the byes to push towards the top

Phil

No worthwhile rookies to downgrade to next week, might be a good week for a sideways. Rory Lobb for anyone with Billings or Petracca?

INPieman

NOUGHTon lived up to his name. What a headache. And we are not exactly flush with trade down options. Maybe Lockie Keefe. Swing could be handy with Flogicily. Doedee & Finlayson have hit the rookie wall

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Have a feeling murray could join the rookie wall club today.
Gotta upgrade them but cant do them all at once.
Who goes first?
Thinking probably finlayson.
One of them may get a rest next week so would make the decision for us.

INPieman

It's a pain that these good rooks all need to go. Really bad timing

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

I am going early on PHIILLIPS and TOM MCDONALD for old time's sake. Leaves the rucks vulnerable with nank surely rested but will cop a doughnut .Structure more important

HarryH

As is often the way, rookies all hit the wall at once. Naughton, Finlayson, Doedee all need to go and Murray probably not far behind. Meanwhile Billings can't get a kick in a cattleyard but for some reason I'm determined to keep him. As I see it, English to Crossley is a must next week, particularly for bye ruck coverage. So based on that, Naughton has to be the one to go next week and Finlayson may lose more cash but the benefit of Crossley outweighs a small loss for mine. Interested in people's thoughts on best back upgrade. Already have Laird and Sicily. My targets are either Webster, Yeo or Howe. Hurley just got a 66 so he can wait a couple of weeks as his price drops.

Sc_Wow

Getting injured is hardly hitting a rookie wall

Patch

Willl be heavily discussed on the pod, Pieman. Initial feeling is Doedee might have longer than Finlayson and Naughton but changes need to be made down back.

hedski

I'll be watching Murray very closely today, will be doing a double upgrade, two of Finlayson, Doedee and Murray depending on what other carnage I have (and Billings, bloody Billings).

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

Hi Trigg I am the opposite. I Think Murray is the best of the trio and could go huge today. The woods gave up plenty for him. I really feel for the. Naughton owners I had Jelwood and Lloyd last years Don't mind being beaten by a better coach but that's tough as was NIC NAC cheers N D D

Beezneez

And who said the game's not about luck.

gator59

Due to the lack of premo performing forwards I have put my faith in the rookies and is paying dividends atm

Playing 3 on field the last 2 weeks and I don't think it's hurting any more than having billshit and pertrappa

StevoRivo

Hi Gator. I would consider benching Petrappa & Bill 💩 while trying to upgrade the rooks before the byes. Park the loss on the pine. Look to the likes of Yeo, Simmo, Ryan, Webster. There are a lot of us in a similar position this weekend. The SC Gods are not happy…

gator59

Hi stevo.. Just saying what I have got on field …. I don't have Billshit and never will, flicked petrappa a few weeks ago
With under performing premo fwds I'm happy to field 3 rookies atm that's getting the job done

StevoRivo

Righto. That’s good Gator. When rooks are outscoring premos with 60’s it’s a real worry. Yes, I have Petrappa and will be benching him to look at offloading Naughton & another defence rook. Good luck today too.

gator59

Travelling ok this round on track for 2300 But in saying that Sucky Sunday is here

StevoRivo

2300 is a great score this week. Par should be around 2100. There will be donuts everywhere.

gator59

fingers crossed mate

StevoRivo

Struggling on 1455 with 6 to play. Took a risk punting NicNat to Grundy, but copped the Naughton donut 🍩.

Hoping for 2100 with Dusty, Danger, Grundy, Lambert, Kelly & Murray to play.

Carnage everywhere. What does everyone think will be par this week?

Multi_

2000 the way it’s going

Holty01

Go you mighty Blues. Premiers in 2027

gator59

Geez holty I've got the Saints penciled in for that year

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

That's 2027 gator not 2127… misread it .

Phil

With Oscar Judd as captain!

DavidSA

thats the problem with the AFL these days clubs can try and rebuild but the 1st-5th best players on the list usually in Clubs that struggle every year Carlton, Brisbane and GC go to another club that's worth playing for.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Community!

Another Sunday morning rolls around and wolfing down those bacon and eggs and shaking my head at all the carnage thrown at me yesterday.

Here we go: Naughton- donut, Billings-54, Doedee- 56 Zerrett- 79 Tmitch-72 Hibberd – 78 and Heeney- 78. Nank possibly rested would add yet another donut.

1730 with Danger, Murray, Henry, Kelly, and (hopefully) Nank to play. If all the stars align will still end up with 2200. Amazing given the turds listed above. In fact, I am feeling pretty good about where things are heading. Traded in Oliver, Sicily, and McLean premos over the last 3 weeks. (Goodbye Petracca, Christensen, and Bonner). The new three premo amigos pumped out 110, 143, and 115 respectively this week. Traded in Spargo (early), Ronke, and Guelfi over that same period. The cash generation will continue unhindered.

This week I am looking at: Bilings- OUT Keeffe- IN (Keeffe not setting world on fire but I like his rucking duties and should help his JS. Keeffe opens up swingset with Sicily).
Naughton/Doedee- OUT Yeo IN.

Those two trades would leave with 19 trades, with 4 gun premos replacing most liabilities in my team.

Going into round 9 it would leave my side looking like this:

BACK- Laird, Yeo, Sicily, Hibberd, Murray, Doedee (Mirra, Murphy)

MID- Dangerfield, Fyfe, Tmitch, Oliver, Cripps, Parker, Zerrett, T Kelly (Spargo, Holman, Crowden)

RUCK- Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

FORWARD- Heeney, McLean, D.Smith, Ronke, Henry, ZGL (Guelfi, Keeffe)

It would leave me 6 short from being full premo. Still probably have to side trade one midfield premo (Zerrett) for Dusty and chase Macrae, get Hurley and Howe/Webster/Simmo to finish backline, and then get Gray, Hogan, and perhaps Buddy to finish the forward line.

Still a lot of work to do, but not giving this 2018 SC caper away just yet! Cheers

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

Hi toppa looks like you are going to need lots of coin Macrae ,hurley ,gray and Dusty are very expensive and Hogan buddy and Howe all over 500k almost 4 mill ..wow mate need a lot of fattening cows Good luck there.. I would love macrae dusty and gray but will settle for crouch walters and Tom McDonald Sure wont win it but might snag some leagues good luck mate (except today)

TOPHAWK1

Thanks Neil. Yeah, I probably need rookies on steroids to be able to get all of those on my wish list, but hopefully will be able to snag some of them. Just have to be patient and hope for a few price drops. Hurley is a good example. He had a shocker yesterday with only 66 and already had a BE of 126. After 97 last week, his BE will probably be high again this week. With a bit of luck I will be able to grab him for around $510K in a few weeks.

DavidSA

That's the spirit mate! I'm having a sh*t round too along with round 4 and 6 poor scores but next week I have Nic back and 2 premiums coming in. Will have 19 prems <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🦈" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/2.4/svg/1f988.svg"&gt;

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

maybe have a run yourself David couldn't do any worse than Billings. 19 is impressive

DavidSA

I'm 5"11 Billings is 6"1 and looks like a midget on T.V lol
Maybe I will be stuck in fwd pocket like him but I would show a lot more energy every contest

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

I played local footy way back and a teammate got called up for STH MELBOURNE Lou Richards dubbed him Zorrow .Good looking rooster great scholar had everything but if you're there robby I married the best looker at our school and am still with her WHY NOT still think you're better than billings though David who next week? any chance

Multi_

Naughton Jesus Christ

SC_Sixty6

With NIC NAT being wrongfully suspended I was never going to take a donut. Nooooo way. If I had i would have copped 2 donuts this week. Bloody naughton!

JugHead

Final teams just listed for the Norf / Richmond game on the afl website. No late changes.
Nank still playing. WHEW!

KSinny

So relieved, couldn't afford another doughnut after Naughton

TOPHAWK1

Yeehaaa!! Thank goodness. Two donuts would have my ranking crater this week. In the hunt now for 2200+. Go the Nank!! Do me proud and smash Goldy!

DavidSA

VC on Cogs who could have gone huge but I recall 2 FA in the first 90 seconds of the 2nd that killed him and went quiet because of it. Rolled Lady Luck on Hogan for C and he played like a lady in the first half. Eating my Nic donut

Tried something different but it hardly works for the better

Sc_Wow

Ouch

DavidSA

How's the round going Wow?

Derek

This is the round I was dreading, the one that takes all the wind out of the sails.

Sc_Wow

Not great

Boris_Baconbeer

What will be a good score and par this week I wonder?

Boris_Baconbeer

Most teams in most of my leagues showing proj less than 2100

Marty

Not much if Dusty spuds it.

JohnDJ59

Looking at most scores in my leagues, par would be around 2,100 and anything over 2,200 would be gangbusters.

HumanBob

I needed 160 from Kelly and Henry to get 2300 so I'll probably be about 2270. Stuffed the VC/C loop by being 5 mins too late so missed Max's bonus

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

Unless soldo was used as a goal post he didn't play against north resies..

hedski

Get a bloody kick Dusty.

neil DEMONS DELIGHT

woowoden was the last current Brownlow medallist dropped. Could—- nah silly thoughts

Browncow

Is Jacobs tagging him?

hedski

Yep, Come chin has 17 touches to half time, hopefully he goes to him.

hedski

Ha ha, auto correct..Cotchin.

Randomcliche2

I like the correction.

hedski

Yeah I could have edited the comment after I seen it RC, but was too funny, had to leave it there. 👍

Sc_Wow

He’s over it won everything possible last year

Keenbutclueless

Brought in Mutch instead of Ronke because I wanted Spargo on the ground. Ended up with Langdon and Spargo on field for 99 points. Could have had Ronke and Fritsch on field for 218 points. I think after that game Mutch may lose his spot, just to rub salt into the wounds.
I am projected to get 2218, which will be par. But feeling flat not to at least have had Fritsch on instead of Langdon. Shouldn’t allow SC to dictate my mood so much. But it is what it is.

Davo

haha funny how much happier I feel when my supercoach side is doing well, also strange how you still go for your sc players against your own team that you are a member of, just can't do it out loud at the game live.

Ja191

dependlebury late out

JohnDJ59

Great, just gets better and better, only traded him in last week.

Steeeve

Dusty staying cheap (getting cheaper) will allow me to fix my backline which currently has Finlayson and Naughton on the field. Thanks Dusty!

TOPHAWK1

Absolutely brilliant. Jacobs will be out of the way now, and will be cherry ripe for the picking in a few weeks. I have the same problems down back as you. Have Naughton, Doedee, Murray, Mirra and Murphy. Thinking of going the double upgrade. Naughton and Doedee out and Tom McDonald and Jake Lloyd in.

Steeeve

Yep I have Mirra and Murphy too. Can't afford to bring in anyone who won't play. JS is key

Patch

Pendlebury OUT. Dusty on STUFF ALL with four minutes to play in the second. Sunday finds a way to screw us even with only two games

TOPHAWK1

DUSTY? Are you OK mate? Hmmm, I think you have caught that bug that is going around. ……I think it's called Jacobitis. Can certainly knock you around. Look after yourself mate.

Marty

FF dusty 19 pts in one half.

Marty

I was 1998 with Dusty Higgins and Murray to go thinking I would be mid to late 2200s. Now much lower.

Derek

Everyone has Dusty

Crowboy94

Not me haha

HumanBob

or me. But I don't have macrae either

Marty

Forgot i had Kelly too. Lol

Holty01

Mcgovern out made me have to use Naughton. Now Pendles out means i have to use Spargos score. It is a cruel game. Be very lucky to reach 2100 now

JugHead

Yep. But this round is leaving turds across all lines. Will take a very good (or lucky) team to dodge all the bullets this week.

DavidSA

Remember when he used to be called Dustbin? We need you now in the last qtr!!!