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CAPTAIN McCAPTAINFACE Round 18

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What the farking hell is going on here?

Supercoach players are dropping like flies – Gray, JPK, Nic Nat, Webster (?) and now Sicily out for six weeks. Things are getting a bit gnarly over here.

General advice I’d give is to trade Nic Nat and Sicily and hold everyone else, provided you have the cover.

Also – THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTY IS GONE! Yes! Huzzah! I am genuinely jumping for joy at the prospect of not having trades locked out until 7.30ish on Friday, after extended teams are named. Shove that Thursday night footy where the sun don’t shine.

Anyway, let’s get into some captaincy options.

ST KILDA vs RICHMOND
Friday, 7.50PMm Etihad Stadium

As much as I love and appreciate the sentiment behind Maddie’s Match, from both a football and Supercoach perspective, there’s not a huge amount going on here. Jack Billings may struggle again, so loop him if you have the chance, while Dustin Martin is really the only option I’d think that could get off the chain. If you want to throw a hail mary on someone like a Luke Dunstan or Jack Steele or Seb Ross go ahead, but be prepared for disappointment.

Heck, Jayden Short has the highest projected score for this game at 107. Jayden who? Exactly.

COLLINGWOOD vs NORTH MELBOURNE
Saturday, 1.45PM, MCG

If you’d told me in round three this would be a game to shape the top eight I’d have told you to stone the crows. I mean by this stage of the season most other sides have stoned the Crows more than required, but good gosh. Wow.

Anyway, two of the competition’s top ruckmen will line up against each other. Saturday is supposed to be clear and suny-ish, so there probably won’t be a massive number of contests. Does that mean Brodie Grundy and Todd Goldstein negate each other? Neither ruckman loves playing against the other, with Goldy averaging 98 against the Pies and Brodie just 85. There are probably safer VC options out there.

Shaun Higgins is the man of the moment in the North midfield, but has an absymal record against the Pies and his one game of the year on the ‘G has netted him a score in the 80s. I’m not sold. On the flipside, Scott Pendlebury continues to confuse everyone – including myself – as to if he’s playing well or badly this year. I like a sneaky POD VC on Jack Crisp, who has five tons from his past six starts at the home of football. ‘

SYDNEY vs GOLD COAST
Saturday, 2.10PM, SCG

Hello Lance Franklin, my old friend. I know last week I said I’d never trust this man with a VC again, but this is backflip central and he’s playing the Suns at home in favourable conditions. I know he’s coming up against the greatest Supercoach option to ever play the game in Rory Thompson, but my word Buddy could score 150 here. Or 50. That’s what you get from the great man.

If you have Jake Lloyd, this is exactly the time to VC him. His past four scores at the SCG are 141, 122, 90 and 173 if you don’t mind. He also loves beating up weaker opponents and woah boy are the Suns a weak opponent. Josh P Kennedy (hold) is likely to miss this week, so look to Isaac Heeney to head into the midfield and rack up bigly numbers.

ESSENDON vs FREMANTLE
Saturday, 4.35PM, Etihad Stadium

Watch the Bombers get beat this weekend. Just you watch. Ross Lyon-coached sides tend to beat up on us, and I fully expect him to shut down our run, meaning I wouldn’t recommend Zach Merrett or Michael Hurley as VC options – Rosco loves a tag, too. In lieu of them, I present to you Lachlan Neale. Two of his past three games against the Dons are a 147 and 138, and he just runs bloody rampant.

If you brought in Tom Bellchambers like I recommended, why not go full #YOLO and VC him against Shaun Darcy. What have you got to lose, aside from league games and rank?

BRISBANE vs ADELAIDE
Saturday, 7.25PM, The Gabba

I reckon the Lions are a sneaky chance to make it four wins on the trot here. Even though Adelaide has a brilliant win under their belt from last year, Brisbane are good at football – as I keep telling anyone who’ll give me the time of day. Stef Martin is averaging 131 over his past three and could go bananas against Sam Jacobs, so he’s towards the top of my list from this game.

That said, Dayne Beams’ last two scores against the Crows are 132 and 126, which are big numbers. In Crows colours, Matt Crouch is perpetually injured, but Rory Sloane, fresh of a new contract, had 127 last week and 119 and 137 last time he played Brisbane.

GEELONG vs MELBOURNE
Saturday, 7.25PM, GMHBGETANEWNAMEA Stadium

Max Gawn. The mean machine averages 82 against the Cats, although that is obviously affected by injury so I’m not worried. Bring on *checks notes* Rhys Stanley. See what he can do to stop the UNQUENCHABLE THIRST FOR POINTS MAXWELL HAS. HE WILL NOT BE STOPPED ON HIS QUEST FOR A BROWNLOW.

With the shoe on the other foot, you know this Paddy Dangerfield bloke? The one who already has a Brownlow? Yeah, he’s a decent chance to score well. But him, Joel Selwood, That Gary Bloke and Mitch Duncan are far behind Gawn on my list of VC/C options here, which means you should look at all three of them and disregard Gawn going on my previous calls.

CARLTON vs HAWTHORN
Sunday, 1.10PM, Etihad Stadium

So. Let me play it to you straight. Tom Mitchell will get tagged. Probably by Ed Curnow. That means he scores less points. Can he still score 180? Absolutely. Will he? While I doubt it, the numbers have him projected to score 155, with 161 against the Blues in round 22 last year. So, yeah. Make of that what you will, but he’s my captain as we speak.

Patrick Cripps is the other bloke worth watching in this shindig. He doesn’t like the Hawks (who does though amirite?), only averaging 88 against them. So he’s a bit of a pass, especially as Kruuuueez is likely to miss. So Imma set him aside here. There’s no-one else here worth recommending, but if Lek’s reading this I want him to trade Daisy Thomas is and captain him. Yeah, I’m talking to you.

WEST COAST vs WESTERN BULLDOGS
Sunday, 3.20PM, Optus Stadium

Oh Jack Macrae, what did we do without you? Scored far less points. His emphatic return last week gave us a 130-odd, and this week will be… not the same. Jack doesn’t like going west, which is fair enough to be honest (no offence, Damo). Only had a 90 in his one game against the Dockers out there and doesn’t have a good record against the Eagles.

Andrew Gaff though, has two 120s in his past two starts against the Dogs. Yes please. Luke Shuey had a 128 last week and you’d expect more of the same back home now he’s in good form. Sneaky C option on someone you brought in at 300k? It’s that crazy that it just might work.

PORT ADELAIDE vs GWS
Sunday, 4.40PM, Adelaide Oval

I hate previewing games for both of these sides because there’s too much inconsistency. I don’t trust Justin Westhoff and Robbie Gray will probably miss due to injury, so both of them are off the table, and don’t even @ me about The Chad or Tom Rockliff.

Josh Kelly has a putrid average against the Power but is projected to score 125, Callan Ward is really good at football but I can never predict his big scores. Stephen Coniglio has fallen off a cliff, and all of their other good players aren’t scoring Supercoach points so I recommend NONE of these gentlemen because it’s all too hard and can my VC just score 150 again kk thnx byeeeee.

PATCH’S TOP FIVE

  1. Max Gawn
  2. Jake Lloyd
  3. Tom Mitchell
  4. Dayne Beams
  5. Andrew Gaff

Smokie: Jack Crisp

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Richard

Gawn for Brownlow

BullDust

Gawn for bearded president!

theRealPod

Gawn for NWO Supreme Leader

TOPHAWK1

Gawn to replace Trump! LOL

Russty_

I think I'd take Kim Jong- un over Trump, better hairstyle and not quite as nutty lol

BVB21

Always one idiot who doesn’t understand that politics and sport doesn’t mix.

theRealPod

😴 and you're as boring as bat shiite.. goose

Monkey Magic

If politics and sport don't mix then why do all these footy clubs have club presidents 🤔

iLoveNMFC

Lloyd or Neale VC?

Russty_

Reckon both are really good choices this week.

theRealPod

Lloyd won't see the pill, Neale better option.

SamuraiPizzaCat

Might go Gawn into Titch.

Also this is round 18 right?

Lazza

Yep same .
And Yep.

pigjumpprusik

Almost everyone would , hard to see a better combo atm

pigjumpprusik

Gawn against Stanley and Titch against Carlton, both good matchups

The Ranger

Will Titch get tagged by Curnow?
He's proved he's taggable.

Da_Boysh

who is your loop hole though

SamuraiPizzaCat

Timothy English for me, assuming he's still out

BlueSteele

R18 Patchy

Russty_

Maybe some good news for JPK owners, check out this article on afl.com.au

Swans are 'expecting' skipper to play Suns

Back on topic, might try Buddy VC and Gawn C this week..cheers.

Crow94

Good! Otherwise i would have been trading him and Sicily this week

INPieman

Now that would be good news if he gets up Russty. Quite sick of trading premos

Russty_

I hear ya mate, it's getting ridiculous this season..reckon a lot of good Coaches could run out of trades this year.

Finnius

I'm down to two russty with no rookies in either defensive or fwd to cover. Going to be a very tight next 6 weeks.

Russty_

Fingers crossed for you mate, it's gonna be a tough run home for all of us!

Derek

Reports are both Gray and JPK will play

AFC1886

I’ve got the VC on Franklin as we speak someone talk me out of it please

Russty_

Could set you apart from the pack this week mate, think I'll do the same. 🙂 Could be sweet if he gets a 150+

theRealPod

Go for it, he's due to kick a bag.

Lazza

I would if you were playing me… 🙃

Corey

When was the last Time Buddy scored over 130?

WTFoxtrot_58

Round 1 175

Russty_

And round 18…180 lol

theRealPod

Out of Grundy, Gawn, Titch, Cripps depending on weather forecast.

FearTheBeard

Question lads.

Can move Ahern on field in Forwards and get Macrae for Sicily

OR

Do I go Westhoff/Hurley/Greene/Gunston and keep Ahern on the bench?

redherringfc

Who’s benched in the mids under the first option?

BadgerHoney7

Zerretts last 3 against Freo has been 135,133,128…

DavidC

Banfield will probably go to him this time.

DavidC

Hibberd ruled out for those that still have him.

DavidC

Surprisingly, still 11% ownership.

Russty_

AFL website says Joel Smith could come in to replace Hibberd.

Saints_12

I'm either VC on Buddy or Lloyd and then C on Mitchell as I can't see Ed Curnow/ Carlton stopping Mitchell to have 40 plus possessions!!

Finnius

No gawn?

Saints_12

Yeah I have Gawn but I reckon Lloyd or Buddy will score huge as they love playing at the SCG and they are versing Gold Coast!!

Derek

May is struggling with a few injuries and won’t be able to stop Buddy kicking a bag

r_calve

gawn is up against rys Stanley, non negotiable option i reckon

Cobee Bear

Hard to go past Gawn into Titch

KingWinter7

Use last trade on Hibberd or save it?
Rice and Redman D7 and D8

Second last trade being used on Sicily

96k in the bank

Russty_

I'd probably save it, no indication of how long Hibberd will be out yet, Rice did well last week with an 80, cling on to your last trade like it's gonna save your life I think, cause it could save your year having it in reserve.

r_calve

is it worth a punt on deledio if he is back in, 25 b/e, 126 3 round average and looking likely to be back

big risk but big rewards, what do you guys think

Finnius

with so little trades and his likelihood of being injured it probably isn't worth it. He could average 110 for the rest of the year though.

r_calve

im full premo with 7 trades left

Finnius

Wow you've done well! I'd do it then. Had 30 odd in the twos last week. I quite like the pick, could push you out in front of the pack and you can cover him if he goes down.

BadgerHoney7

go for it

theRealPod

Can I have one of those trades? I'll return one next season.

Derek

Last time Delidio played, GWS were missing a few of their Midfielders. Now they are at full strength, even Kelly has been pushed out to the wing.

Ward, Hopper, Shield, coniglio, Kelly, Griffin, Tarranto. No mid time for delidio. Won’t score

r_calve

didn't he play of hbf and the wing earlier in the year when he was playing well

theRealPod

Looks like Lids is raring to go. If I was in your position, I would be all over that move. Good luck! !

AuroraBorealis?!

Any news on how R.Gray is traveling? Will he get up this week?

r_calve

yeah ken hinkley says its "more than likely"

Lekdog

Also said they won't take chances if he's feeling bad

Valens_FC

A strong possibility that he gets named and is a late out. Make sure you have your E in place.

AuroraBorealis?!

Will be copping the donut if he doesnt play, already had to trade out nic nat and sicily this round

Russty_

Named in the forward pocket onfield.

Lazza

So Rat Pack… what an intriguing ladder we have.
With 2 games to the finals we have 1 game between 2nd and 6th and 1 game between 6th and 12th.
Only the league leader (Long Live Jock) is guaranteed a final.
This round:
2nd (NDD) vs 7th (Gator)
3rd (Shake N Bake) vs 12th (Derek)
4th (Russty) vs 15th – should have a win and lock in the finals.
5th (HigginsIsNasty) vs 10th (Deafness)
6th (me) vs 9th (Macca’s Magic)
8th (Trigga) vs 14th (JohnB) – no guarantee there..
11th (NoTradesFFA) vs 16th – should have a win and stay well in the race.

By end of the round there could be 1 game separating 3rd to 12th. Good luck fellas. (No ladies names in the mix)

Russty_

Cheers Lazza, good luck this week mate, last week's outs will affect some of the contenders this week.
Tight League, I'll probs only make 5 out of 10 finals this year, it's good playing against high end coaches though 🙂

Derek

I might be 12th, but only a game behind 5th. Two massive weeks coming up. I can see percentage might play a big part in the final 8.

Pieman is probably the only ‘safe’ one 1 game clear at the top

Derek

Just noticed I’ve got Shake in the Magnificent 7 league. Other way around I’m 4th Shake 8th. Pointy end of season every game vital in these competitive leagues.

Russty_

You're not wrong Derek, next 2 weeks will determine a lot and could be a lot of changes for peeps who think they're safe.

hedski

Your more confident than me on my chances Lazza…I like it.

Lazza

I think you will be fine… my percentage is a huge issue (Derek’s too) lowest in the top 12…. I have to win else I’m out of the race I think.

TOPHAWK1

James Sicily….

A broken wrist.

They (the medicos) reckon it is a 'Scaphoid" fracture. That could take up to 3 months to heal. Not 6 weeks. Season over for Mr Grumpy.

Hope he did not sustain that injury fighting or boxing after that loss to Brisbane in Launceston……….

Who are we looking at as a replacement?

Russty_

Lloyd here mate…I'm not messing around, forget the rest, getting the best! 🙂

Maverick_

Unfortunately he is forward for me. I’ll probably take wingard.

I also have Webster Nicnat & hibberd . Ouch

Russty_

Bummer Mav, that's a rough break this week, Chad's doing ok though.

Derek

Chad doing fine. Got him about 4 weeks ago to loop with Billings. Lowe and behold they both done good….ish

TOPHAWK1

Sicily is up forward which is ideal for me. I have Laird, Yeo, Hurley, Howe, Ryan, and Rance down back. No injuries (TW) and full premo with Murphy on the bench playing.

As the forward line has been a friggin nightmare this year for everyone, I just want the best forward replacement for Sicily I can get my hands on. I think Mundy is my preferred choice, but I could look at a sneaky POD play like Kyle Langford or even Rhys Stanley. Decisions decisions! Cheers Russty.

Finnius

crisp for me.

Browncow

Can’t believe I am thinking Crisp / Hurn over Hurley. Both just seem to be in cracking form.

Russty_

Hurley's been doing ok last few games too though..any defender averaging close to 100 is good though, I'd go for the cheapest option.

Finnius

Hurn just has too low a floor for me. Don't want him costing you a league when I already have Howe, Walters, TMac and Crouch.

theRealPod

Sicily to Crisp or Hurley?

r_calve

crispy creme

Jace

A real left field Sicily replacement for me could be Tom Hawkins as i have Sicily up forward.
5 round average of 107 plays 4 of the final 6 games down at Geelong,
What do you guy's think?

Maverick_

Considered it but at nearly 510k that’s too expensive for a key forward whose probably just having a purple patch and may crash back to earth for SC finals. I like Greene for value. As long as he doesn’t punch someone he is a good POD

NoLanguage

I'm going Hoff. Has a great record with Ryder out as well

Kanga

VC Gawn
C Cripps

Lazza

SEN reporting Saad is having scans on his hammys.. inconclusive results… could miss

theRealPod

If Saad is out who takes his role?

Dice_real

Probably Jackson Merrett to keep the pace at Etihad.
Hope they give Aaron Francis a crack though

theRealPod

You're probably right about J Merret seems the logical one for the role.

Blueth

guys. Jackson Merrett has been playing for years as a forward.
And is an epic spud.
Is he plays as a line breaking half back this week, in the seniors, i'm a chicken.
Aaron Francis is a KPP.

Dice_real

you are right he is a spud, but he's played back flank last 2 years blueth

Finnius

hopefully ridley…?

TheGreatBozza

Who's everyone's leading options for Sicily? Right now I have Crisp / Hurley / Brayshaw / Ryan in that order.

Current backline set up is:
Laird, Simpson, Yeo, Howe, Sicily, Savage (Richards, Austin).

Side note: Lloyd would be number one but I can't afford him, plus I think he's over priced

Derek

I don’t have any cash and only 5 trades, so will look around similar price. Still don’t have Simpson but too expensive.

Rance seems too cheap to ignore, save $100k, somehow ends up in my team every year.

The Ranger

I like Brayshaw with Viney out.

WTFoxtrot_58

Redden via DPP

Russty_

Could be a nice smokey Foxtrot, on fire lately!

WTFoxtrot_58

Rolling the dice Russty.
Leaves one trade and fingers crossed.
Like many I've had to trade premo's through injury issue.
I think luck does play a significant part in how you fare during the season.

Russty_

Oh for sure mate!…no way anyone can say luck good or bad doesn't play a significant part in our seasons, skill can only take one so far and then lady luck can make you a hero or zero.

Lazza

I’m doubling up – going Lloyd and Brayshaw for Sicily and Richards. Will leave me with 5 trades.

Maverick_

Ive had Webster gray nicnat hibberd & sic all go down this week, ouch! In the mix for sic is the chad, Mundy or T.McDonald for Sicily but If either battle or T.smith are named I might bench sic this week and have one more look at Greene. A ballsy move wth limited trades but a nice POD. Waiting on sic also allows me to move on nicnat and hibberd this week whose been a nightmare all season!

Gawn into TMitch for me too!

theRealPod

The Dees injury list is growing rapidly. T Smith in?

Maverick_

I hope so POD. Would really help my decimated side

Russty_

Battle should play Mav…he's ready to go, could score you a 70 or 80…can't see T.Smith getting named but J.Smith could.
Who would you bring in for Hibberd?

Maverick_

Not real sure i have $180k in the kitty russty. I’d probably look at brayshaw or crisp. Don’t think I can spend all my savings on Lloyd! Then sic to Greene or chad next week hopefully

dontblushbaby

Lloyd has 5 game average of 120, who was it that said, pay the price

theRealPod

Lloyd played a bit conservative than usual last game, probably due to McVeigh missing. The rookie (forgotten his name) seemed to be the slingshot go to guy.

BrownlowBoy

@Derek

John

Mitch Wallis or David Mundy for last FWD spot and why?

Russty_

Hi John I reckon Mundy cause his 3 round average is better at 101, and he's had 7 tons and 2 98's this year and also will make you money this week, and Wallis only has 3 tons and a 3 round av of 93 and might not make you any money this week, or only a little.
The fixture difficulty they both have is about even so that's not a factor, I'd go Mundy even though he's a Dinosaur.

Lazza

What Russty said 👍

TOPHAWK1

Russty is correct. Mundy the better option.

Russty_

Look at this article on AFL.com.au
seems like JPK is a very slim chance to play this week….
'Swans weighing up Kennedy conundrum'

DavidC

Late out I reckon. Gray as well.

Ahmad rubas

rumours kelly out this week i hope its not true

Russty_

He's named on the field Ahmad, where'd you hear the rumours?

Ahmad rubas

I saw it on Brice mitchell twitter his source was Adam Curley who said Kelly and JPK are doubts both named though

Harley

Anyone know Webster’s length on the sidelines with that groin? Have to trade either he or hibberd this week…

Lazza

Groins at this time of year with no hope of finals suggests the Saints will be ultra conservative.

Derek

Lobbe might get a game

Derek

Lobbe tapping it down to Pickett. What else do Carlton need

Lazza

Did

Kale

After some budget options down forward and back.
Here are 3-4options how do people rate them for scoring
FWD – Deledio Hogan Mundy chad (gettin pricey)
DEF- witherden vlastuin or brayshaw (gettin dear)

My funds are tight unfortunately so gotta be skimpy
Throw other options out there

Lazza

Can’t go past Brayshaw … I’m bringing him in this week … great value.

Ahmad rubas

I was referring to josh but both tim and josh are playing

Neil demons delight

Good to see Fergus Greene get a game with the doggies .His 4 goals last week were special NDD

BrownlowBoy

As long as it doesn't push Lynch out.

Ahmad rubas

Could be a useful downgrade for Liam ryan or Tim smith if they continue not to get games

DavidC

Only on an extended bench at this stage.

Connor

It might not be SuperCoach related but these suspensions / decisions by FIBA make me very angry

Baller

Kicket deserved 2 weeks and the Filipino team should get a season.

James

David Mundy or Devon Smith?

Frankston Phil

Dangerfield unwell couldn't make it in for the front bar has anyone heard anything on him?

Mark Fawcett

Pulling the pin and going Sicily & T.Smith > Brayshaw & Brent Daniels. gives me 3 trades left and 140,700 for the next 5 rounds and any injuries. Webster to the bench. Daniels might not be setting the world on fire but seems to be getting games and has the useful DPP link:) Hoping others in the top 100 have no trades left and Sicily in their teams, little bit mean, I know, lol:)

DavidC

Whitfield is named last on the bench, don't think the order means anything.

redherringfc

If Keeffe is named (and he looks likely the way the bench has been named) I’ll have 30 playing this week. So no loophole.

Quite a strange problem at this time of year.

Big G

I am considering Jack Crisp or Michael Hurley to replace Sicily. Just scared with having TMAC and Buddy on having too many KP players. Can Hurley be just as good as Crisp?

Dogsdik

What colour for Sicily? Greene or Gray?

WithAllDueRespect

Gray facing concussion issues probable late out I reckon. You can't reverse your trades after lockout remember.

iLoveNMFC

Nah, he's been cleared to play.

WithAllDueRespect

Yep I see that he has been picked but it was a massive hit and clubs do err on the side of caution these days more often. I hope he isn't as I have him, but I wouldn't be surprised if he is a late out.

Dogsdik

Should i replace one flog for another flog, as in like for like, or go with a foggy Gray? Opinions?

jeff

Hurley, Crisp or Brayshaw for Sic?
5 trades & 258k left, should I look to trade Fritsch and Sam Jacobs to anyone this week too?