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Damo has again stepped up to the plate this week, filling in for Patch on Captain McCaptainface.


Essendon vs Sydney – Etihad Stadium – 7.50PM AEST

Devon Smith has been in some great form but is he good enough to put the VC on? Zach Merrett is another you can look at, but he’ll likely cop attention from George Hewett.

On the other side of the coin, Lance Franklin is usually a resident vice captain for Friday night games because he has the ability to turn it on, but he also has the ability to stink it up so nailing your captain would be your main concern if he doesn’t do all that great. Jake Lloyd is another who has been in some great form lately averaging 119.6 over the last 5 games.


Richmond vs Collingwood – MCG – 1.45PM AEST

Is Dustin Martin back? Scores of 110 and 139 in his last two games would suggest he’s definitely entering some of sort of form. Not much else on Richmond’s end you can bank on though.

Brodie Grundy up against Toby Nankervis will be an interesting battle, both ruckmen are very mobile and it could either prove one’s ascendency over the other, or end in a dead heat. Scott Pendlebury has been “Mr Reliable” in the past, can he produce a big score in a big game again?

Geelong vs Brisbane – GMHBA Stadium – 2.10PM AEST

I don’t know if you’ve heard of him, but a little player called Patrick Dangerfield loves playing Brisbane scoring 166, 131 and 165 in his last three games against them. Joel Selwood is another option you could look at, but he’ll likely cop attention from Jarrod Berry.

Dayne Beams is in very good touch lately, and could go gangbusters against the Geelong star studded midfield. The other Dayne of the Zorko variety is also a very good option scoring a 196 the last time these two teams played.

GWS Giants vs St Kilda – Spotless Stadium – 4.35PM AEST

Josh Kelly likes to beat up on lowly teams for example he scored a 146 and a 149 against Gold Coast and Brisbane earlier in the year. Dawson Simpson could absolutely monster whoever the Saints put the ruck, but that would be a huge gamble. Stephen Coniglio scored a 116 last time these two played.

Nobody from St Kilda really takes my fancy in this game.

Gold Coast vs Carlton – Metricon Stadium – 7.25PM AEST

Patrick Cripps. That is all.

Adelaide vs Melbourne – Adelaide Oval – 7.40PM AEST

Matt Crouch is a contested ball beast and has the ability to rack ‘em up, nobody else from Adelaide really takes my fancy in this game.

Max Gawn has never played at Adelaide Oval, but is averages 130 points outside of Melbourne this year. Clayton Oliver is averaging the same outside of Melbourne this year, and scored a 142 in his last game against the Crows at Adelaide Oval.


North Melbourne vs West Coast Eagles – Blundstone Arena – 1.10PM AEST

Shaun Higgins is likely to receive attention from Mark Hutchings who has been great form this year for the Eagles as a tagger. Nobody else for the Kangaroos really stands out.

Elliot Yeo loves playing the Kangaroos scoring a 139 the last time these two teams faced off. Andrew Gaff is a player who is very good at football and scored a 119 last time these two teams played.

Western Bulldogs vs Port Adelaide – MARS Stadium – 3.20PM AEST

Jack Macrae has come back from injury, and will be playing against the team he actually initially injured himself against. He’s been very good this year aside from that, and will be looking to bounce back from a poor performance against West Coast. Marcus Bontempelli has been cleared to return but that’s not here nor there yet, much like his form this year.

Robbie Gray scored a 121 the last time these two teams played, and is another who has been in some great form this year. Justin Westhoff has the ability to pull a monster score out of nowhere too, but is not that reliable as a captaincy option.

Fremantle vs Hawthorn – Optus Stadium – 4.40PM AEST

Lachie Neale would’ve loved to hear that Daniel Howe is out this week, so you would think he’ll run a bit more freely this week. Michael Walters is Fremantle’s most effective player once he enters their attacking 50, and loves playing at Optus Stadium, and he has the ability to pull out a monster score. Luke Ryan will be given the green light to run the ball out of the Dockers defence and I anticipate that he’ll probably see a lot of the ball too.

Tom Mitchell, I don’t know if I need to say anything else. He scored a 192 last week and is averaging 144 on the road. If you wanted to take a gamble, then Jaeger O’Meara has been some very good form lately, averaging a 108.8 over his last five games.


  1. Tom Mitchell
  2. Patrick Cripps
  3. Patrick Dangerfield
  4. Max Gawn
  5. Josh Kelly

Who are you putting your trust in this week? Have I missed anyone?

Categories: Supercoach


hedski · 25/07/2018 at 20:37

Cheers Damo, still trying to narrow the options down, loopholes are looking awkward this week.
One of JPK/Dusty/Danger into Titch/Gawn looks the goods.

Jogaloo · 25/07/2018 at 20:39

Damo, I took your advice last week and had Buddy as VC and Gawn as my captain and got beaten in all 5 of my leagues. Danger probably as VC but will his coach put him in the fwd line in the last quarter again. Titch as C I suppose.

    SCDamien · 25/07/2018 at 21:02

    I didn't do the Captain's call last week, that was Patch! That was quite an upset from the Suns though on all fronts it seems!

      Jogaloo · 25/07/2018 at 21:16

      Sorry Damo. My bad.

        JR_Damo · 25/07/2018 at 21:17

        You're all good mate!

    Filth Wizard · 25/07/2018 at 22:12

    Buddy will probably go big this week when you don't pick him. Sydney has a great record against Essendon as does buddy. Swans will be fired up

Lazza · 25/07/2018 at 20:43

Thanks Damo.. had almost locked in Gawn into Titch, but looking at your stats, Danger might be the better option.. been burnt by Buddy 3 or 4 times this year on the VC, so passing..

dontblushbaby · 25/07/2018 at 21:07

Danger into Titch will be the most popular imo

Lekdog · 25/07/2018 at 22:19

Cripps. I love you. Pls cuddle me.

    Lazza · 25/07/2018 at 23:33

    Go to training… you might get lucky… train as they play…. I hear their tackling is more like cuddling… 😁😛

    Blueth · 26/07/2018 at 15:39

    i just wanna walk around his apartment wearing his big jumper with a hot cup of cocoa.

Lazza · 26/07/2018 at 00:34

Want to bring in a F7.. in price order- Smith, De Goey, Heeney, Greene, Taranto???? Will be looping with Buddy …
If Heeney, he will stay on field and will move Walters to F7.

George S · 26/07/2018 at 00:44

think its (well past) time to upgrade Rocky. Money's not a problem, though who would we recommend out of Kelly, McCrae, Neale or Gaff for the rest of the year? Leaning towards McCrae though wary of the tag from North in the finals

    Ja191 · 26/07/2018 at 07:02


    Cobee Bear · 26/07/2018 at 11:54

    Macrae then Kelly

    Derek · 26/07/2018 at 14:26

    When is Fyfe back?

      Finnius · 26/07/2018 at 14:50

      Still 3 weeks away they reckon Derek.

        Russty_ · 26/07/2018 at 19:32

        They've been saying 3-4 weeks for the last 2 weeks.

          JohnDJ59 · 27/07/2018 at 00:50

          I've caved in and traded Fyfe out, can't wait any longer.

            Russty_ · 27/07/2018 at 18:21

            Good call I think John…critical part of the season, can't have 500k + sitting on the bench.

              JohnDJ59 · 27/07/2018 at 20:55

              If he was going to be back next week I would have waited, since I have the cover, but any longer it would have been finals time and I will need my best on the field.

    George S · 26/07/2018 at 19:22

    Thanks all for the advice

George S · 26/07/2018 at 00:55

Also, perhaps I'm losing my sanity, though is it worth going Boak (underachieving ) to Stanley , gaining forward/ruck swing if Gawn or Goldy go down in the finals?

    The Ranger · 26/07/2018 at 13:23

    Yeah, you've lost it George.

    Derek · 26/07/2018 at 14:25

    Have a lie down. It’s been a tough season.

    redherringfc · 26/07/2018 at 19:26

    I had a bit of a look at Stanley last week, with the idea of a week in the ruck to see what happens with Kreuzer then swing him forward for Sicily.

    The main reason I didn’t do it is because I didn’t want people laughing at me. (and I didn’t think he’d score enough)

    Russty_ · 26/07/2018 at 19:44

    Stanley's only averaging a few more points per week than Boak, only lately has he started posting some decent scores, depends on how many trades you have but I'd be tempted to forget about the ruck swing that might never be needed and go for the best forward you can…if you can spare the trade, and money.

    George S · 26/07/2018 at 22:37

    Cheers all

slats7 · 26/07/2018 at 09:11

"Max Gawn has never played at Adelaide Oval"

Do you mean never played Adelaide at the Adelaide Oval? Because Max has played Port Adelaide a couple of times there.

Max's previous scores at Adelaide Oval: 151 & 140.

Ricardo · 26/07/2018 at 09:43

Not sure why people keep mentioning Buddy in loophole calculations. He's not loophole relevant this season. Damo has hit the top five on the head. Personally going Danger-Cripps.

    redherringfc · 26/07/2018 at 19:29

    You’ve convinced me.

    Buddy it is.

Florence Maxwell · 26/07/2018 at 10:08

Cheers Damp

Saints_12 · 26/07/2018 at 10:53

Thoughts on Toby Greene in for Rocky?

    Cobee Bear · 26/07/2018 at 11:42

    I think the risk outweighs the reward

    Finnius · 26/07/2018 at 14:53

    Who is M8/F6 now v then

      Saints_12 · 26/07/2018 at 15:37

      Either Heeney,McLean or M.Robinson

        Finnius · 26/07/2018 at 21:09

        No point then. I reckon keep those blokes in the fwd line and go with Rocky in the guts, or get a proper good M8 in. Can't go halfway as they will both probably average 90 from hereon in.

    Marty · 26/07/2018 at 18:52

    Toby hasn't shown much since his return

    Russty_ · 26/07/2018 at 19:54

    Toby could drop a big score anytime..also he could karate kick someone's head off.

Cobee Bear · 26/07/2018 at 11:46

I can't decide whether to go Lloyd, Kelly or Gawn as VC into Titch, or Lloyd/Kelly into Gawn. The Banfield tag worries me a bit

The Ranger · 26/07/2018 at 12:25

DeGoey's out for at least 2wks with stress fractures

    Russty_ · 26/07/2018 at 12:51

    Yikes!…painful for the Pies and anyone who brought him in the last few weeks , was flying too.

      TheGreatBozza · 26/07/2018 at 14:51

      Brought him in about a month ago as my my F7/M9 which was working a treat. Now looking at someone like Menegola or Darling, and push Walters to F7

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 26/07/2018 at 12:58

    Hurts as a pies supporter 🙁

      The Ranger · 26/07/2018 at 13:21

      Not ideal is it Shake. We're running out of decent midfielders.
      Wills might get a game.

        Shake_n_Bake_ · 26/07/2018 at 14:24

        For this game l think they might run with Crocker or even Fasolo Ranger.

          The Ranger · 26/07/2018 at 16:02

          Hope its not Barry.
          I'd be tipping that Moore back in will be the only change.
          Crispy will push into the midfield hopefully.

    Stacky23 · 26/07/2018 at 13:14

    hold with fritsch as cover yes or no?, confirmed top 4

      The Ranger · 26/07/2018 at 13:22

      Depends on how many trades but yeah, I'd probably hold this week and see how it pans out.

dontblushbaby · 26/07/2018 at 13:12

I wonder how many of the 1100 who bought him this week will check teams reverse the trade ?

Cobee Bear · 26/07/2018 at 14:09

Jim Webster set to miss again

TheGreatBozza · 26/07/2018 at 14:47

Anyone think Darling can get back to his pre injury form? Coming off a 93, and priced at $422K.
Only downside is 2 home games to close the season, including a trip to Hobart this week

Jim · 26/07/2018 at 14:52

Sydney fans, how long does Colin oriordan stay in the side for?? Can he keep his stop for the rest of the year? And who did he replace.

Yeahnah · 26/07/2018 at 15:07

Who to start on bench for emergency loophole: JPK, Zerrett, Dusty?

    dontblushbaby · 26/07/2018 at 18:40

    JPK – plays tomorrow night, he can can give a 140 or an 80 imo

Blueth · 26/07/2018 at 15:37

Know you've gotta pump the words out but if anyone has the balls to go with any of Dawson Simpson, Higgins, O'meara, Ryan or Westhoff, I'm a chicken Marge

Shaky · 26/07/2018 at 15:44

Who should I trade in macrae,Oliver,Kelly,gaff or Kennedy?? I don't have them in my team

    The Ranger · 26/07/2018 at 15:52

    I'd probably put them in that order Shaky

    Daz · 26/07/2018 at 16:07

    Oliver, Macrae, Gaff, Kelly then Kennedy but all are good.

    Audrey Horne · 26/07/2018 at 18:00

    Oliver if he’s fit.

    Hawks · 26/07/2018 at 19:42

    Kelly, I think the Giants are going to finish the home and away season strong, and Kelly & Cogs will lead the way

Daz · 26/07/2018 at 16:05

I'm top 4 in all my leagues, would anyone suggest holding Fyfe through 1st week of finals if he doesn't get up rd. 20? He would be a great pod in finals. Walters is cover and I have 4 trades left.

    Derek · 26/07/2018 at 16:13

    still 3 weeks away. don't think you can hold him that long.

    Cobee Bear · 26/07/2018 at 16:25

    No guarantee he bursts back into form. Hammies can shake a player's confidence to explode off the mark

Maverick_ · 26/07/2018 at 19:03

best budget replacement options for:
WEBSTER: short, witherden, McGovern or T.McDonald

SICILY: WIngard, T.Mcdonald, Greene or Gunston

very limited on cash unfortunately

    HarryH76 · 26/07/2018 at 19:13

    I have Webster too and just read on Saints website it's probably this week only. Do you need to trade or got no cover?

      Maverick_ · 26/07/2018 at 19:18

      only naughton (yuck) i don't like groin injuries… i can see them resting him more with no finals in the picture.

    Russty_ · 26/07/2018 at 19:52

    How many trades left Mav?….if you have more than a few, maybe Naughton to O'Riordan for cover if Webster's back next week.

      Maverick_ · 26/07/2018 at 20:32

      jeez this is actually a bloody good idea. o'riordan will be much better cover for finals also!
      4 trades left russty

      2 after i fix the issues above

Audrey Horne · 26/07/2018 at 19:05

Witherden and Wingard for me.

Maverick_ · 26/07/2018 at 19:12

anybody know what role gunston played last round v carlton?
Assuming scoring only 80 he didnt get thrown down back into sicily's spot.

    Hawks · 26/07/2018 at 19:39

    He played back for most of the time, but the ball spent so much time in the Hawthorn forward line in the first half

HarryH76 · 26/07/2018 at 19:15

Such a shame Jordan Dawson is picked. Not the time of year for rookie downgrades and he would have been SC gold for 2019 if he didn't play 2018.

But ok ok, good luck to him finally getting a crack!

David.C · 26/07/2018 at 19:34

best options
F6. menegola, wingard, gunston or greene.

D6. short, Mcdonald or McGovern

    Hawks · 26/07/2018 at 19:38

    F6 – Greene

    D6 – ???

    r_calve · 26/07/2018 at 19:40

    greene & tmac

dontblushbaby · 26/07/2018 at 20:31

Fergus Greene FWD – confirmed to debut for the Dogs

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