How bloody good is footy?!

Round 20 is in the can and what a magnificent can it was.

Five of the games were all decided by 4 points or less which was a record amount for a single round. Then Carlton came along on Sunday and ruined it (not a record, Carlton are known to ruin things)

Round 20 also saw the beginning of SuperCoach finals and tales of triumph and woe hit Twitter on Sunday night. Popular Panic Room roasting target and podcast enthusiast, PatchtotheMax, got one up over our Mad Irishman and hoo boy, he was humble about it

Then there was Community member Cam, who found out the hard way that Buddy can and will do whatever he wants at any given time.

Round 21 has arrived with it’s own set of problems and where there’s a problem a wild Lek and Patch will appear to solve it in their weekly podcast. South Australian royalty, Barron von Crow, looks at some South Australian draft royalty in this weeks Around the Grounds. If you’re playing this week you’ll need to nail your captain choice to get any further, Patch looks at some options over here, and Damo’s cheat sheet juggernaut rolls on this week.

As a special gift to the Community, dead set legend Michael Chamberlin (of Junktime Footy podcast fame) has joined Lek and Patch for a special podcast where they shoot the breeze on all things sport (and a bit of SuperCoach too). Cheers, Chambo!

THE NEWS

Alright, bringing back a meme from 8 years ago to describe this round.

Let’s get into it…

St. Kilda’s already questionable uh… “ruck department” took a further blow during the week with Tom Hickey ruled out. Lewis Pierce (RUC – 125.3k) makes his season debut. Patch’s boy, Rowan “my boat” Marshall is back along with Ben Long and Bailey Rice. Ben Paton (DEF – 117.3k) will make his debut. Nick Coffield and Hunter Clark are amongst the outs. No changes for the Dons.

Saturday see’s Hawthorn’s Conor Nash replace WhiteX for the first game of the day. Ryan Abbott is one of five outs for the Cats, making way for the returning Rhys Stanley. Mark O’Connor will play his first game since round 2. Tom Stewart is another significant returnee for the Cats. Toby Nankervis is OUT for the game against the Suns, but they will be at almost full strength with the returning Jack Graham, Dion Prestia, and Bachar Houli. The Suns have made six changes themselves, recalling captain Steven May, David Swallow, and Jarryd Lyons. Sam Powell-Pepper is the big name out for Port. Dom Sheed is replacing Andrew Gaff at the Eagles. Jordan de Goey is straight back in for the Pies as the prepare to face the Lions at Etihad. Tom Cutler returns for Brisbane in the place of Ryan Bastinac. Toby Greene is injured again at the Giants; Brett Deledio and Dawson Simpson join him on the injury list. Tim Taranto and Dylan Shiel will return. The Crows have shuffled the magnets a bit, Riley Knight, who may have given some attention to one of the Giants’ gun mids, is out injured.   

North have named Shaun Higgins and LDU on Sunday for their game against the Dogs, who have named Tim English on an extended bench and a possible debut for Callum Porter (MID – 117.3k). Freo have named Sam Switkowski (FWD – 117.3k) on an extended bench in one of seven new names. Carlton have given themselves a chance by dropping Cam O’Shea. Kruuuuuuze has been named on an extended bench. There’s only one confirmed out for the last game of the week between Melbourne and Sydney, and that’s Joel Smith. Hanners is chance to return for the match.

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

The House of full to the brim in a week that doesn’t really matter for rookie downgrades. Nonetheless, there’s plenty of options that can offer you some downgrade cash if you’re desperate.

These guys come with a free frogurt (that’s good!)

Jack Madgen – MID – 66 last week

Aiden Bonar – MID / FWD – 82 last week

Nathan Freeman – 64 last week

Brandon Starcevich – MID / FWD – 55 last week

-41 – Kane Farrell*

-21 – Fergus Greene*

-17 – Alex Morgan*

-12 – Will Walker*

These premiums contain potassium benzoate (that’s bad!)

173 – Stef Martin

165 – Jeremy Howe

160 – Goldmember

147 – Rory Laird

146 – Tom Mitchell

144 – Jayden Short

140 – Tomahawk

SMMOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

No more needs to be said on the Andrew Gaff debacle, if you own him in SuperCoach he needs to be replaced. You’ve more than likely got a FWD / MID floating around that you can swap into the midfield as well.

If looking at a straight mid for mid swap and have 21k in the bank, Jack Redden will swallow up some of Gaff’s points despite being a different type of midfielder. He’s been on bloody fire lately, flashing a huge ceiling of 137 and 154 (twice). He comes up against Port this week, a team he scored 134 against back in round 7.

If you’re chasing a forward, Josh Dunkley has shifted into the midfield of late and pumped out scores of 105 (29 touches), 147 (27), and 132 (33). He faces North and Carlton under the roof over the next fortnight before the Tiges in the SuperCoach grand final.

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

Geelong and Hawthorn have played out some absolute crackers over the years and both teams seem to lift for this matchup. Our mates over at Fantasy Insider have had a look at the numbers and given us this ideal lineup:

My take:

RUCK

Rhys Stanley returns this week Geelong and was in pretty good form before his injury. His price is somewhat prohibitive as Hawthorn are only giving up on average 76DS to opposite rucks since round 15. Geelong are the best in the business at limiting opposition key forwards so that puts a line through Rough for mine.

That leaves Jono Ceglar. His past 3 has seen him average 85 and Geelong give up, on average, 92DS to opposition rucks.

DEF

Not a lot happening in defence. Both teams have been superb in locking down opposition defenders over the past month so I’m looking down the list to try and save some cash. Ben Stratton (8.5k) had 93DS and 11 intercepts v Essendon. He averages 10.6 of them over the past 3 games. Lachie Henderson is slowly getting back into it, he scored 106 last time out against the Hawks. While I’m not expecting that kind of return, he’s low risk option at 6.4k

Of the pricier targets, Shaun Burgoyne doesn’t mind playing against the Cats. He’s been extremely consistent over the past month, scoring between 78 and 93.

FWDS

Helllllo midfielder forwards against Hawthorn! They’re giving up the second most fantasy points to the position over the past month and Geelong have a bunch of options. Gaz averages a lazy 143DS over his past 5 against the Hawks, Danger 120DS, and Sam Menegola hasn’t dropped below 82DS since May. May!

If you’re looking to spend down a bit, Dan Menzel is my pick. He loves to sneak out the back and snag a cheap goal. He’s scored 101DS (4 goals) and 90DS (3 goals) in his past two against the Hawks

MIDS

Fire (up) the Worpedo! James Worpel’s price hasn’t quite caught up to his little purple patch. The same can be said of Harry Morrison. Tim Kelly is quickly becoming my second favourite opposition player to watch (Love you Fyfey!). His 57 against Brisbane two weeks ago has kept his price down to 12.9k, his 5 games around that score saw him average 109.8. Scott Selwood is another who doesn’t mind this matchup. His floor always appeals to me because of his love of a cuddle and I expect this to be a hot game of footy.

If you’ve followed me so far you’ll have the cash to splash to a certain guy by the name of Tom Mitchell. Many will blanch at his 21k price tag but he’s just too hard to fade at the moment. On a single game slate he’ll be the top scorer against a team that isn’t known to apply a heavy tag. The man scored 146DS last week against Essendon which are the best team in the comp at limiting opposition midfielders.

My lineup:

That’s it for this week, Community. For those in prelims enjoy the week off while the rest of us deal with do or die semi final games.

 

 


259 Comments

Corza · 10/08/2018 at 11:56

This is my biggest Panic week yet, got a number of holes any advice community? I have 4 Trades Left
62K In the Bank
Yeo, Lloyd, Laird, Simspon, Hurley, Savage (Lienert, Ridley)

T.Mitchell, Cripps, Dangerfield, J.Kelly, Gaff, Macrae, Coniglio (Phillips, Giro, Dawson)

Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

D.Smith, Heeney, R.Gray, McLean, Walters, Ahern (Sicily, Brown)

    SC_Kev7 · 10/08/2018 at 12:47

    G'day Corza. If you're facing knock out semi finals this week trading Nank should be top priority as you don't have cover. Your second move I'd look at trading Gaff as replacing him with a mid will net you more points than replacing Savage will

      Corza · 10/08/2018 at 15:25

      I’m in two preliminary finals not fussed about rank or the semi this week just want to set myself up nicely for the PreLim

    Lekdog · 10/08/2018 at 13:27

    Field Leinert, replace Gaff and Nank

    Cobee Bear · 11/08/2018 at 11:59

    Gaff to Redden (POD with 5 round avg of 124) and Nank to Goldy/Martin if you can afford, otherwise you might need to settle for Stanley.

dontblushbaby · 10/08/2018 at 13:31

After a quick look, I’d go Nank – Goldy, Gaff – Pendles , should get within what $ you have, good luck

Gazza · 10/08/2018 at 13:40

Hey community, facing elimination this week and am in need of suggestions! 4 trades left and $143K in the bank.
Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Hurn, Crisp, Ryan (Murphy, Lynch)

Mitchell, Cripps, Dangerfield, Oliver, Merrett, Macrae, Zorko, Martin (Giro, Coffield, Barry)

Gawn, Goldstein (Olango)

Smith, Westhoff, Gray, Heaney, McLean, De Goey (Ahern, Battle)

Any suggestions would be appreciated,
Thanks

The Ranger · 10/08/2018 at 13:52

Aaaahhh! I’m panicking!!!
Off to Europe for 3wks and it’s SC Finals!!

    Hawks · 10/08/2018 at 21:19

    That's just poor planning

    Russty_ · 10/08/2018 at 21:24

    Haha, have a great time Ranger!…set and forget your captain mate and no fancy loopholing 🙂

Oliver · 10/08/2018 at 14:29

Need some advice community. 2 trade left, about 100k in the bank and playing this week.

I'm looking at trading out JJK this week. Which is the best option.
1. Menegola. Which gives me the option of putting McLean, Buddy or Billings at F7.
2. Swing McDonald forward and bring in a defender, maybe Hurley
3. Swing Ahern forward to F7, swing Murphy into the mids and then bring in a defender and stick witherden as D7 (I currently don't have any bench coverage down back).

On a related note. If I still have Fyfe, would it be better to loop Ahern with Parker if I keep Ahern in the mids. Or would it be better to hold off and then look at trading Fyfe to someone like Neale if Parker spuds up?

John · 10/08/2018 at 14:57

Hey community, I need help with this Gaff trade. I’ve come to 3 options and I can’t decide who to get. Who out of Kelly, Macrae and Merrett?

    Ja191 · 10/08/2018 at 15:13

    Macrae

      John · 10/08/2018 at 15:19

      Thanks, is there any reason you say Macrae over the others?

        Ja191 · 10/08/2018 at 18:06

        Kelly averages 90.7 against top 5 sides and 149.2 against bottom 5 sides. Merrett prone to tag (although in good form) but macrae is a beast and his injury doesn’t seem to be bothering him, was the highest scorer be4 his injury could go massive next few rounds

BrownlowBoy · 10/08/2018 at 16:21

Is Goldy a good option?

    Steeeve · 12/08/2018 at 00:17

    Its gawn and grundy or kiss your season goodbye

Steve · 10/08/2018 at 16:35

My only potential loophole is Giro depending on weather he plays, so my VC & C are vital, just wondering what everyone is thinking, l'm looking at Mitchell , Kelly , Macrae as VC and Neale , Cripps as C , any advice would be great

    Lazza · 11/08/2018 at 08:37

    Mitchell into Cripps.. Cats don’t have a tagger of any note… they’ll cover Mitchell at stoppages like every other team, but that’s about it..
    Kelly is a good alternative, but away to Adelaide and likely to have Greenwood tracking him..

      Cobee Bear · 11/08/2018 at 09:36

      Kelly always racks up solid numbers against the crws

Bobby · 10/08/2018 at 17:52

Best FWD option 440k and under excluding McLean, Franklin, Heeney and Gray who I already have. 1 of Darling, Acres, Mitch Robinson or Michael Walters? Please help community I’m stumped

    Alex · 10/08/2018 at 18:31

    Walters, will tear carlton apart.

Russty_ · 10/08/2018 at 19:40

Good luck to Larry Lazza (Raw Tigers) and Scotty (Trigga) this week…do or die this week, bring it on!..woohoo

    Lazza · 10/08/2018 at 21:01

    Ditto, Russty ..

    Lazza · 12/08/2018 at 20:33

    Hey Russty, fortunately I had enough trades and cash to bring in Grundy for Nank… . made the difference.. The Kennedy (GWS) choice not so rewarding … but enough to get me across the line… sorry buddy, look forward to playing you again next year in The Rat Pack..
    5 prelims ahead, 3 are cash leagues… 2 trades and $97.5k in the kitty.. will have to replace Walters, maybe Kelly, but I think her will play..

    Enjoy the golf and real estate discovery… ..

      Russty_ · 12/08/2018 at 20:41

      Hi Laz, well done mate and good luck for all your finals coming up, I'm still in with a shot in one for next week so all's not lost, Trigga smoked me this week too haha well done Trigs.

Ahmad rubas · 10/08/2018 at 19:53

everyone in my team is playing except for tim smith and olango which is surprising hopefully there is some late out carnage

Peter · 10/08/2018 at 20:27

Help, need advice.
I have 1 trade left and have Nankervis and gaff. Not sure who to trade of the two.

I am in 2 cash leagues and in prelim final next week and elim final this week in the other. Want to win at least one premiership.

Do I trade gaff for McRae and cop donut fron Nankervis this week. OR
Trade Nankervis and bring in grundy which and avoid a donut.

Decision will depend on how long Nankervis will be out. Is it only a 1 week injury?. I will most likely lose this weeks elim final if I cop the donut but win if I get in grundy.

If I trade nank for grundy I do have gaff bench cover in Giro, magden and spargo.

Have to consider next weeks prelim game also. Can’t afford a donut next week as next weeks game will be tougher

Feedback appreciated

Moosehead · 10/08/2018 at 20:33

What a weak effort by Nathan Brown. Saad had taken 4 steps and bang when he wasn’t looking.
Hopefully three weeks to end his season.

    Russty_ · 10/08/2018 at 21:12

    Yeah think he's in deep doo doo for that, wasn't necessary at all.

BadgerHoney7 · 10/08/2018 at 20:59

I feel like a noob right now but just would like to double check I have both Battle and Walters as Emergencies and have Tim Smith Captain – does this still mean I get Walters score

    Russty_ · 10/08/2018 at 21:26

    Yeah mate..that'll work out for you.

Corza · 10/08/2018 at 23:02

Gaff To Oliver
Sicily To Menegola
Left with barely an money and 2 Trades Left
Or
Gaff To J.Selwood
Sicily To Westhoff
130K to upgrade Savage and Hurley in the last two rounds to Howe and A.Brayshaw

    JohnDJ59 · 11/08/2018 at 19:21

    Gaff to Oliver.

Harry · 11/08/2018 at 03:30

Hey guys! I need to trade Gaff and only can get anyone up to 535k. So far I've narrowed down to Jelwood/Crouch/Higgins/Duncan? Who would you guys pick? And also anyone else I havn't thought of?

    Corey · 11/08/2018 at 08:10

    Joel Selwood his curling can win you a big final

Mick · 11/08/2018 at 07:22

What has happened to Wow and 66? Did their season go bad? Haven't seen their know it all comments and negativity towards others on here lately.

    Lazza · 11/08/2018 at 08:51

    WoW probably lost interest… was playing only for rank and is now stuck in reverse gear … still top 400 though… pretty good..
    I think 66 was banned … he lacked elegance and suffered from his multiple personalities..

    SC_Wank_66Toss · 11/08/2018 at 22:32

    same thing that happens to them every year. They pick a new site to troll and abuse everybody who doesn't burn 2 trades every week for early season rank. Then when it gets serious they have stuff all trades left and start going backwards. Still 2 weeks to go and both of them are getting donuts every week, they be very lucky if they finish in the top 1,000

    Randomcliche2 · 12/08/2018 at 02:05

    I must say it's bloody nice around here

f××k foxtel · 11/08/2018 at 08:40

Anyone got links to watch the game today free online? cats v hawks game

    Ja191 · 11/08/2018 at 10:01

    Try firstrowsports or vipbox

      f××k foxtel · 11/08/2018 at 10:27

      thanks Ja

    Rupert_the_Dog · 11/08/2018 at 22:34

    No but I'll bankroll your attack on the foxtel office. Actually I'll join you in kicking their unethical ripoff merchant heads in

Davo · 11/08/2018 at 09:08

Hi Community. Need to trade Gaff to either Macrae, Kelly, Crouch, Selwood or Neale. Which one guys? Thanks in advance. Cheers.

    Cobee Bear · 11/08/2018 at 09:35

    Macrae 🙂

      Cobee Bear · 11/08/2018 at 09:37

      See Ja191's comment below as to why.

        Davo · 11/08/2018 at 10:56

        Thanks Cobee

Guy · 11/08/2018 at 09:42

Hi community who should I trade gaff to out of Ward Duncan crouch or Selwood I only have 538k.

    Derek · 11/08/2018 at 10:13

    If that lot, Crouch is the one who will be the most consistent and has a good ceiling.

    They play Carlton in SC GF week.

    neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 12:14

    Selwood for mine Guy. Coming home strong and Cats must win Wont get the tag

      Shake_n_Bake_ · 11/08/2018 at 13:06

      Good luck in a couple of finals this weekend Neil.

        neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 13:25

        Cheers mate even money

fono · 11/08/2018 at 10:33

Panic time!
I've got 1 trade left and have both Gaff & Deledio.
No bench cover for Lids (is he a chance to come back this year?)
Gaff I can cover with Ahern.
With only $24,700 in the bank can only really afford Gunstan or thinking Taranto to replace Lids with which isn't ideal.
Thoughts?

    Marcus · 11/08/2018 at 11:02

    GWS said they will be cautious with Deledio, so cant see him coming back anytime soon
    Bite bullet and trade to Gunston

      fono · 11/08/2018 at 11:52

      Cheers Marcus – fingers crossed!

Defying_Madness · 11/08/2018 at 11:11

Wouldn't be surprised if Roughy is a late out or is playing sore. Saw him running around very slowly around 8:30 this morning with some of the other injured boys

    Defying_Madness · 11/08/2018 at 12:21

    CONFIRMED OUT NOW

    Randomcliche2 · 12/08/2018 at 02:16

    Good call!

Fiona Amudala · 11/08/2018 at 11:26

Hi all

What is Mitchell’s scoring history when tagged by Selwood?

    Randomcliche2 · 12/08/2018 at 02:17

    It would only be one match at most I think. Wouldn't have been tagged at Sydney. Sorry bit late for VC selection.

Cobee Bear · 11/08/2018 at 12:03

Who's in people's top 3 never again list after this season, for me it's:

1. Caddy
2. Hurley
3. Hibberd

    Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 12:35

    hibberd, dusty and robbie gray. Those last two wayy too inconsistent and form players.

    Keenbutcluess · 11/08/2018 at 12:37

    Add Kreuzer, Petracca and Mills to that. Keep expecting the latter two to break out, but I don’t think it will happen. Angrier especially at Mills, because I chose him over Lloyd.

      Randomcliche2 · 12/08/2018 at 02:15

      Ouch on the Lloyd choice. It's the only starting pod selection that has kept my season alive.

neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 12:10

Hey Shake good luck in the finals .I just got Goldy in for Nank puts me 2418 to 2417 Going to be close mate. Sorry to match your Goldy but he has a good last 3, if I can get over you .Almost a Shake and Fake Got you in the resies in Elites also. Lloyd Pope in your Cazaly looks too good for me .160 lead and a better team Great league been fun cheers Shake

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 11/08/2018 at 13:11

    I do have you in a couple of finals this weekend. Gaff will be my only trade this week. Leaves me 1 left! I have Rockburners in UTCazaly have to win to progress going to be close l think. And to you mate good luck 🍀

      neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 13:18

      Kylie has been great for a few years now ,will be hard to toss for you

        Shake_n_Bake_ · 11/08/2018 at 14:23

        Definitely, l went a little different with my vc pick. Danger!

          Derek · 11/08/2018 at 15:01

          nice.

          i'm enloying this weekend. not worry about SC. through to a couple of prelims last week and knocked out of the rest. week off. enjoy watching footy on the sofa, not from behind it.

            Shake_n_Bake_ · 11/08/2018 at 16:37

            Have a beer for me Derek. Ill work away until the Pies get under way then go back to watching at work 🍻

    Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 14:48

    I am Lloyd pope neil. You never know might be closer than you think.

      neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 15:43

      Hi Finnius you have had a great year .What is the theme behind LLOYD POPE it's a great league well up the ladder and great coaches which tests us all

        Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 16:26

        Thanks neil. Don't have any trades though so can hopefully stick it out. Lloyd Pope is a cricketer who plays australia under 19s – cult icon with flaming red hair. I played with him in a tournament a couple of years ago – great guy.

          neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 17:20

          That's novel Finnius did he play with Capt Pat McKenna now at the dees? Look forward to playing the BBL s c

            Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 18:37

            I think McKenna was a few years before him NDD. I love BBL supercoach, it should be even better this year with the longer season.

              hedski · 11/08/2018 at 19:33

              Takes a bit of thinking with the double rounds and byes Fin, good fun in the off season.

hedski · 11/08/2018 at 12:53

Both my opponents (work cashy and Patch) have the vc on Titch.
I am copping a donut (Howe).
Should I bang the vc on Dusty who neither have and hope for big things against the Suns???
Or Jelwood who neither have?
Feel like I need a bit of a miracle…

Sam · 11/08/2018 at 13:20

Do I trade or hold Howe. I have 1 trade left

neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 13:22

Unfortunately Hedski Tich will kill it.Jelwood for me though good luck mate

    hedski · 11/08/2018 at 13:33

    I'm hoping he cops a bit of Scooter attention Neil.

      Wedge · 11/08/2018 at 13:38

      Scott saying they'll try and clamp titch. Moving vc to danger

        hedski · 11/08/2018 at 14:18

        Good move Wedge, 50 at qtr time, I've gone Dusty vc.

          Derek · 11/08/2018 at 14:54

          Danger 92 at half time. if the cats are to get back in this game he will need to go 200+

            Shake_n_Bake_ · 11/08/2018 at 14:58

            Went with Danger as vc just hope it works out. Watching the game at work and l still think Selwood was better than his 29 at half time 🤔

              Wedge · 12/08/2018 at 14:22

              Worked out well for a change. Those last minute decisions tend to make you feel foolish. Just need cripps and Gawn to stay down and I might get my league wins

AuroraBorealis?! · 11/08/2018 at 13:25

Who should i play on field, Mihochek or Duman? Leaning toward mihochek at this point as i feel he can maybe kick a few against Brisbane

    hedski · 11/08/2018 at 13:33

    Can you loop Mihocek against Duman?

      AuroraBorealis?! · 11/08/2018 at 13:47

      Unfortunately not, my non playing player was Ridley

    Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 15:43

    Mihocek for me

      AuroraBorealis?! · 11/08/2018 at 16:04

      Cheers Fin, i think im gonna stick with him

      hedski · 11/08/2018 at 17:26

      Agreed

Derek · 11/08/2018 at 14:53

the game is too fast for Jelwood now.

    neil demons delight · 11/08/2018 at 15:47

    Welcome at Melbourne Derek

      Derek · 11/08/2018 at 16:38

      he did play well in the last quarter

Defying_Madness · 11/08/2018 at 16:01

Freekickcats

    hedski · 11/08/2018 at 17:23

    If Blicz had of been paid the 50m and slotted a goal could have been a different outcome DM!
    Great game as always, tough ask for the cats now.

      Derek · 11/08/2018 at 17:55

      Go hawks

        hedski · 11/08/2018 at 18:09

        Ha

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 11/08/2018 at 17:16

Phew vindication.
Brought in Gaz last week for a pod in finals
Stuffed it last week as being -ve at qtr time but today. Gaz of old. Still the little master. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😁" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f601.svg"&gt;
Go goat. Big finish to the year coming up.

Loved it when the press got stuck into him during the week. Was always gonna spurred him on to own it today..thanks dermie 🐐

    Randomcliche2 · 12/08/2018 at 02:13

    Worpeado was pretty bloody good on him. When Gaz was the goat there was no way a first year player could have even laid a hand on him. Was pretty good, unlike some of his mates.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/08/2018 at 09:51

      Yep.
      A couple of teams hawks being one have an uncanny knack of getting bargains in the draft while also filling a need.

      Worpedo is a rippa.
      Only gonna get better the more he plays. gr8 play in the 3rd on jelwood.

hedski · 11/08/2018 at 17:25

Playing against Patch, interesting that he vc'd Neale and captained Titch…..

    TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2018 at 17:50

    Jesus Hedski!!! Just saw it with my own eyes! WTF?? What a howler by Patch. Unbelievable. He will cop some serious heat on the podcast on Monday. Looking forward to hearing the excuses! LOL

      TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2018 at 17:53

      I had Titch as VC. Probably going either Grundy or Macrae as captain now.

        hedski · 11/08/2018 at 17:56

        I went Dusty, should have backed Danger in like normal but meh.
        Think I'll go Cripps.

          TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2018 at 18:00

          Grundy may be down a bit being up against the big Stef. Still think he could go 140. You are in with a big chance against Patch now mate. Good luck! I am against Lloyd Pope. He has a scary good team. Dont think I can get over the top of him, but hanging tough up to this point.

            hedski · 11/08/2018 at 18:16

            I'm a man down Toppa so need all the luck I can get, hoping Stef puts up a good show against Grundy for my other league match (Patch has Stef same as me)

            Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 18:19

            I am lloyd pope tophawk. Why do you have howe on the bench?

              TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2018 at 18:37

              Hi Finnius. I know mate. I am up against it!! Howe is on the bench as he is not playing. Expected to return next week. Not trading him out. I am a bit stretched as you can see. 😀

                Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 18:41

                Yeah I didn't realise tophawk. I'm glad I traded him last week then… even if i am on zero trades now. How many do you have left?

                  TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2018 at 18:55

                  One more than you. LOL Will I use it this week or will I wait? I guess time will tell!

    Lekdog · 12/08/2018 at 11:02

    Have already been abusing him, was on a plane and wouldn't have been able to deploy his loop option

Pman · 11/08/2018 at 17:31

I had Mitchell as VC who only scored 102 so who to make Captain out of Macrae, Cripps, Grundy or Gawn? Worried Max may pull out tomorrow and Grundy won't have it all his own against Stef Martin tonight so leaning towards Macrae or Cripps but would appreciate some feedback re best captaincy choice. Cheers..

    Doc · 11/08/2018 at 20:35

    Cripps as he's too big for Freo's tagger (Banfield)

    Finnius · 11/08/2018 at 20:42

    Macrae for me

Cobee Bear · 11/08/2018 at 18:40

Injury carnage!

Jeffrey · 11/08/2018 at 20:46

Need your help community!

Who to Captain out of:

Gawn, Macrae or Cripps???

    Corey · 11/08/2018 at 21:53

    I like Cripps Jeffrey I reckon he could carry the Blues to victory tomorrow!

    Ben · 11/08/2018 at 23:10

    I'm going Macrae as he h has no tagged Jacobs not playing tomorrow & Cripps is playing interstate!

Defying_Madness · 11/08/2018 at 21:14

Ding dong down goes my captain and my week

    Ahmad rubas · 11/08/2018 at 21:29

    How bads the injury? Kelly to Fyfe if he is back next week or Oliver if Fyfe isn’t back

      Defying_Madness · 11/08/2018 at 21:31

      jogged off the field but you never know with concussions

        Ahmad rubas · 11/08/2018 at 22:50

        Hopefully he is back by next week GWS averting unlucky with injuries

Corey · 11/08/2018 at 21:37

Can’t believe this Josh Kelly out with concussion like how unlikely do you have to be GWS, I’m not a GWS supporter but wow Atleast you know everyone on their list will get a game this year!

    Russty_ · 11/08/2018 at 21:46

    Terrible luck Corey how did it happen?

      Corey · 11/08/2018 at 21:52

      Tex Walker sling tackle Kelly didn’t have the ball

      Corey · 11/08/2018 at 21:53

      Heath Shaw now gone Kennedy crashed into him in the contest hyper extending Shaw’s knee!

BrownlowBoy · 11/08/2018 at 22:11

Why is Tex even a captain.

Shake_n_Bake_ · 11/08/2018 at 22:11

Do you think Degoey hurt his same leg 🤔

hedski · 12/08/2018 at 10:04

So I have to choose one of Ahern or Giro to play on field, could be my last big choice for the year.
I just know I'll get it wrong……

    TOPHAWK1 · 12/08/2018 at 10:08

    I know the feeling. I also have a crucial choice to make. Do I loophole Rocky's 79 with J Smith, or go Ahern onfield……I think Rocky's 79 is not enough to beat my opponents in my finals. I need a tonne out of Ahern for me to be a real shot to win some of my match ups. Decisions decisions!!

      hedski · 12/08/2018 at 10:51

      Yeah, I wish I could loop them.
      Leaning towards Giro at home against the blues.
      That's a tough decision you have there TH.

      Lekdog · 12/08/2018 at 11:00

      If 79 isn't eniugh to win you have to deploy Ahern I think

    Lekdog · 12/08/2018 at 11:00

    I'd back Ahern

      TOPHAWK1 · 12/08/2018 at 11:22

      I think you are right Lek. Ahern is more than capable and could do well today against the dogs. Rocky's score doesn't cut it. No guts no glory!!

    neil demons delight · 12/08/2018 at 12:55

    Had the same problem with Cloes 73 Not enough to beat Shake Ahearn it is for me too

      neil demons delight · 12/08/2018 at 12:56

      COLES bloody computer must be made in Geelong

    Lazza · 12/08/2018 at 20:27

    Oh no

Rupert_The_Dog · 12/08/2018 at 10:55

This is sort of footy related.
Lol at Foxtels latest TV offer "Only $4 p/day no lock in contract" small print says "Minimum charge $199 on direct debit"

    Lekdog · 12/08/2018 at 10:59

    watch this space, they'll be offering single channel subscriptions very soon, might finally be realising their model is broken

      Wedge · 12/08/2018 at 14:20

      I've been waiting 15 years for this option

        Lekdog · 12/08/2018 at 19:35

        I mean this is what I gathered from a meeting with them the other day

hedski · 12/08/2018 at 13:43

Yep, so I took Ahern over Giro, goddammit he looks slow and shit.
Get a bloody touch.

    Cobee Bear · 12/08/2018 at 14:23

    Pretty hard call

      hedski · 12/08/2018 at 14:26

      Yeah, trying to put a rocket up him, that was a better qtr.
      That missed shot on goal would have been handy, he owes me two in the second half!!
      Need at least 80+ points from him, he's on 32 at half time.

        Cobee Bear · 12/08/2018 at 14:27

        If North keep opening up the game it's not too much to expect two 25 point qtrs from him. Fingers crossed.

          hedski · 12/08/2018 at 14:32

          Yeah they're starting to dominate, he should pick up, worked his way into it in the second qtr.

            Cobee Bear · 12/08/2018 at 15:15

            Well, 50 point qtrs have been known to happen…

              hedski · 12/08/2018 at 15:35

              Going backwards now, there goes my season.

            hedski · 12/08/2018 at 15:16

            Spoke to soon…
            A 3 point qtr Ahern? Really???

    Ahmad rubas · 12/08/2018 at 15:38

    I took ahern over rocky 79 looks like I’m not playing any prelim finals. If only ahern kicked that goal instead of hit the post could scrape of scraped a 50

    pigjumpprusik · 12/08/2018 at 18:03

    Unfortunate to everyone who had him on field, but at the end of the day, he's a rookie averaging 73. Not what you want on field for the 2nd round of SC finals

      hedski · 12/08/2018 at 18:06

      Hell no, but better than a donut.
      Just….

      Ahmad rubas · 12/08/2018 at 18:19

      No not complaining he is a rookie should of stayed safe with the 79 but before the doggies game looked likely that I would lose all my finals so had to take a risk

Hawks · 12/08/2018 at 14:21

McLean has been crap the past month, I need him to pull his finger out to keep my SC league chances alive.

C'mon McLean

    Hawks · 12/08/2018 at 15:33

    Thanks for reading this post at halftime Toby, and appreciate the tumbs up

    Derek · 12/08/2018 at 16:21

    The finger was extracted

kanga · 12/08/2018 at 15:53

Sh!+boner spirit – Kangas let you down every time when it matters.

    Big Roo · 12/08/2018 at 17:22

    You can add the Dees too – biggest let down going – flat track bullies
    12-1 vs the bottom teams and 0-7 versus the top 8.

      Defying_Madness · 12/08/2018 at 17:41

      Dees and North both basically killed their finals hopes today. They both miss from here I think

BrownlowBoy · 12/08/2018 at 16:01

Honestly footy can be so cruel.

Looks like Alex Johnson has done yet another ACL.

    hedski · 12/08/2018 at 16:03

    No one deserves that much bad luck BB, bloody shocking.

    Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 16:19

    His other knee as well. Terrible luck.

    Hawks · 12/08/2018 at 19:25

    It is a shame, the guy needs to transplant some of his guts (which are super strong) into his knees.

hedski · 12/08/2018 at 16:04

Banfield late out, COME ON CAPTAIN CRIPPA!

    AuroraBorealis?! · 12/08/2018 at 16:17

    I would've gone with Cripps as C but not with banfield tagging

    Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 16:18

    Stil happy with chucking the armband on Macrae.

    pigjumpprusik · 12/08/2018 at 18:05

    Banfield not a huge concern for captain selection's. He's a long way off a Ben Jacobs where you want to avoid a matchup

    Ahmad rubas · 12/08/2018 at 18:29

    Need 120 from Crippa to win 2 out of my 4 matchups 40 more in a quarter plus 10 mins is doable

      Ahmad rubas · 12/08/2018 at 19:44

      My maths was wrong needed 108 it turns out and Cripps got 112 🙂

Shake_n_Bake_ · 12/08/2018 at 18:38

Im sure l weren’t the only one but Macrae for Gaff worked well😊

    Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 18:39

    Yeah I'm pretty stoked with that as well Shake. Gave him the captaincy as well for good measure.

      Shake_n_Bake_ · 12/08/2018 at 19:18

      Had vc capt on danger Finnius so kept his score. Still alive in a few leagues which is great!

    hedski · 12/08/2018 at 18:46

    Nice work Shaker, Gaff sitting on my bench still nursing his poor old sore knuckles….

      Shake_n_Bake_ · 12/08/2018 at 19:18

      Silly boy Gaff!!

    pigjumpprusik · 12/08/2018 at 19:23

    Potentially Kelly to Macrae could be a very popular trade next week if he doesn't get up

    Pman · 12/08/2018 at 19:57

    Worked a treat for me too as I made him Captain which was the difference in every final I won this week.

    neil demons delight · 12/08/2018 at 21:48

    great stuff Shake

      Shake_n_Bake_ · 12/08/2018 at 22:21

      Cant believe you were out in straight Neil. Like they say there is always next year! Tnx for being a part of UTCazaly.

BlueBaggerJosh · 12/08/2018 at 18:47

need 130 from cripps, 100 from walters and 90 from ed curnow or its curtains for me

Defying_Madness · 12/08/2018 at 19:09

Walters injured and I have no trades. So it begins

    Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 19:10

    Same. Ahern may be dropped as well who is my only cover…

      TOPHAWK1 · 12/08/2018 at 19:23

      Well played Finnius! You were just too good. I pulled the Brayshaw rabbit out of my hat for Howe, but Ahern screwed me over big time. Good luck in the prelims next week mate. Cheers. TH

        Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 19:28

        Cheers Tophawk. Brayshaw was a good pick but Ahern made it very hard. In saying that, I'll be fielding him for Walters for the rest of the season, so hopefully he doesn't do the same to me…

          TOPHAWK1 · 12/08/2018 at 19:51

          We will meet again next week in my own league! That league is the Guns and Rookies. That will be a classic preliminary final Finnius. Might have a sneaky chance now after your couple of injury set backs. Good luck next week!

Steeeve · 12/08/2018 at 19:12

Never thought Mitchell into Gawn would spell the end of my season. Top all year, inside top 1000, out in straight sets. Thanks everyone for your help and to Patch and Lek for their hard work getting the site back up and running. Good luck to those who are still in with a chance in their leagues and most importantly going for top spot overall.

    derek · 12/08/2018 at 19:50

    cheeers Steeeve

    Lazza · 12/08/2018 at 20:25

    😳🙁😦

Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 19:21

2560 for me this week. Pretty happy with that, but Kelly and Walters both gone and no trades has made it pretty bittersweet…

    TOPHAWK1 · 12/08/2018 at 19:29

    As you know 2413 for me. Fortunately no injury concerns for me at this stage, but no trades. Bloody shattering to lose Kelly and Walters. How long will Kelly be out for?

      Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 19:38

      Had a concussion, but it was pretty bad. Could be back next week, or for the rest of the season.

        Hawks · 12/08/2018 at 19:39

        Kelly will most likely play next week I think

    Ahmad rubas · 12/08/2018 at 19:47

    2296 I’ll take that after ahern and missing danger and macrae as vc/c scores. Most importantly won 3 out of 4 finals 2 of them by 4 points

    Lazza · 12/08/2018 at 20:25

    Kelly will play …

      Trades · 12/08/2018 at 20:48

      No way he will. He was knocked out to next week!

    Lazza · 12/08/2018 at 20:52

    Shite, that’s a great score Finn, well done. fantastic.. 2350 for me.. fortunately I only had a couple of games this week but got thru on both with Max as ‘C’.

Hawks · 12/08/2018 at 19:22

Well won 2 out of 3 this weekend.

One of my opposition needed 109 from Walters, hamstring pinged at 96…..never like to see a player injured, this may be an exception.

BlueBaggerJosh · 12/08/2018 at 19:24

was 1st in one league-out in straight sets. 8th in another (only league left) and i'm into a prelim (no chance of winning though lol). Here's to 2019 fellas.

Stacky23 · 12/08/2018 at 19:29

Taylor walker and Jeremy McGovern lost me my final by 10pts, sometimes the SC Gods just hate ur guts, hope walker isnt seen again this year

    Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 19:39

    I had him last year Stacky, as did Patch. Definitely on the never again list after that one…

      Stacky23 · 12/08/2018 at 19:48

      I had Kelly as a Pod and my opponent had Mgovern and sadly the luck did not flow my way, kelly would of easily cracked the ton

derek · 12/08/2018 at 19:56

finally going to bring Simpson into my team. i say this every week of every year

one of my final two trades will be Shaw to Simpson, although it might be very close for cash if i can do it with just one trade. Might have to be TMac and save the last trade for GF week.

    Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 20:04

    Good trade management Derek – can I borrow the other one?

    TOPHAWK1 · 12/08/2018 at 20:11

    I am jealous Derek. Used my final trade this week. No injuries and plenty of bench cover. Made 2 preliminary finals so pretty happy with that. Hopefully my side can hold up for 2 more weeks. Time to say a little prayer. What score did you end up with mate?

      Derek · 12/08/2018 at 22:10

      2363 this week. Grundy as C. Not having much of a year, Byes killed me.

      Still alive in a few good leagues. Magnificent 7 League ranked 116

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 12/08/2018 at 20:24

    I have Walters and 1 trade left still in 3 leagues the rest are minor leagues. Might just save that trade or maybe just go all or nothing. Still have Spargo and Fritch on the pine.

      Derek · 13/08/2018 at 08:15

      Fritch is still good bench cover. Might be some loophole action available, but melb does have two Sunday games

        Shake_n_Bake_ · 13/08/2018 at 08:59

        And Walters plays 1st game Saturday, so cant really loop.

    JohnDJ59 · 12/08/2018 at 22:21

    I'd be looking at Angus Brayshaw Derek, a bit cheaper and been scoring better than Simpson of late. OK scrap that I just looked up your team and you already have him.

      Derek · 13/08/2018 at 08:12

      Thanks John. I love how you kept typing rather than just deleting the comment. Love it.

      I don’t have the cash. Looks like TMac and another season without Simpson.

        JohnDJ59 · 13/08/2018 at 17:13

        Hi Derek, yes that was funny in a way, I had the first part done then I thought I better look at your team and yes then kept typing. I traded in Simmo round 13, happy with his output. One defensive player I won't be getting next year is Hurley, traded him in just before he was injured and he's had only two good scores since then.

Holty01 · 12/08/2018 at 20:30

Just when you think Melbourne is about to take that next step they once again lose to a good side. Still havent beaten anyone in the top 8 as it stands. It has me scratching my head. I guess same can be said for Collingwood as the only top 8 side they have beaten is Melbourne. Although injuries have really hit Collingwood hard this year so they do have an excuse.

    Defying_Madness · 12/08/2018 at 21:17

    I don’t see Melbourne beating their next two opponents either. A bitter 9th place finish is looking likely again

    JohnDJ59 · 12/08/2018 at 21:18

    I have us missing out on the finals again if we don't beat GWS in the last round, I already have us losing to WCE next week, the worst thing though is if we miss out, Geelong will be the one to take our place in the eight, those two after the siren loses to them hurt.

    Doc · 12/08/2018 at 21:37

    To be fair Collingwood did beat Adelaide in Adelaide when the Crows were top 3 I think? That being said only having won against 2 top 8 teams (at the time of playing them) doesn't make it look like they will go too far in finals. Especially with the injuries you mentioned as well.

      JohnDJ59 · 13/08/2018 at 17:20

      The Dees also beat the Crows in round 10 when Adelaide were 4th if you want to look at it that way.

    neil demons delight · 12/08/2018 at 21:47

    Melbourne's bottom 6 just don't cut it /Pederson and Ken-Harris are prime bait .Play the kids dees Hannan and TSmith

Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 20:36

Wow! I was rank 40 for the round and moved into 879th. Definitely not expecting that. Hopefully can finish top 500.

    Holty01 · 12/08/2018 at 20:51

    Nice work Fin

      Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 20:58

      Cheers holty.

    Russty_ · 12/08/2018 at 20:55

    Awesome Finn, keep it going!…would that be your best finish ever?

      Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 20:59

      My best is 1500 Russty, so would just be happy to get over that. This is only my third year of Supercoach though, so hopefully it is only onwards and upwards!

      What is your best?

        Russty_ · 12/08/2018 at 21:04

        I got to around 1500 last year, won't be beating that this year but can't improve every year, sometimes we go backwards a bit. Will be revising my never again list next year haha. Good luck in your finals mate.

          TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/08/2018 at 21:14

          Walters was just added to my list<img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🤨" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f928.svg"&gt;

            Shake_n_Bake_ · 12/08/2018 at 21:35

            Play you again in a couple of finals next week Trigga. Do you have any trades left? I have 1.

    neil demons delight · 12/08/2018 at 21:41

    great stuff Finnius and you got me well and truly Best of luck to you and Shake who also killed me Onward to the granny boys NDD

    Derek · 12/08/2018 at 22:07

    Very well done. Is that a PB?

      Finnius · 12/08/2018 at 23:29

      I got to 450 last year before going backwards, but I'm pretty close to it now. Definitely my highest round score. More focussed on league because I actually have a shot at winning a few but rank is just a bonus :)) My goal is to catch SC wow who was chatting smack the whole year… I'm only 150 points now and he has plenty of premos on the bench, so hopefully can overtake him.

      What's your highest?

        ZzZCalintZzZ · 13/08/2018 at 12:55

        Awesome stuff Fin

        Derek · 13/08/2018 at 13:23

        I managed 78th overall 3 years ago but was as high as 46th with 2 weeks remaining. Last couple of years have been very average.

        Russty_ · 13/08/2018 at 21:25

        66 is ranked 1200 or so this week Finn so I think you've got him covered.

the early crow · 12/08/2018 at 20:59

Hey all i seen the funniest thing on friday it was a greyhound race , the dogs name kid you not was supercoach wow, the dog charged away by a big margin and then most of the field beat it over the line, it got very tired and crumbled.
Fancy that

    Russty_ · 12/08/2018 at 21:09

    Sounds like the Tortoise and the Hare story, Wow's still top 500-ish, so not too bad, his mate 66 isn't faring so well now, still better than me though lol

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 12/08/2018 at 21:05

Swings and roundabouts
Last week didnt have any of the big 3 and with a couple of under performing premos ranked 50,000 for the week with a score of 2410

This week scored 2450 weekly rank 1700.

Swings and roundabouts.

    gator59 · 12/08/2018 at 22:05

    Hi Trigga to good for me this year mate ,, It's bloody hard to play when all the carnage with premos go down with LTI, which I seem to have had all of them this year… Hope you go well in your finals
    Could you please let me know if your doing a finals series like you did last year …. If so could you save a spot for me,, cheers Gator

      Derek · 13/08/2018 at 13:16

      I saw your team a few weeks ago Gator, just dead in the water mate. Bad luck this year but you’ll still outrank me

        gator59 · 13/08/2018 at 16:23

        Cheers Derek … The SC Gods weren't with me this year on premo LTI's and being down 4 corrective trades that would have come in very handy at this time of year at the start of the year thanks to no internet while on holidays in Tassie___I'm not sure what the moral is here blaming holidays , Bad SC injury riddled Premos or just the SC gods for this crap year!!!__ Hope all finalists the best of luck

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/08/2018 at 14:23

      Will be running again

      Would like it to be a seperate article at end of home and away season.

      Need to contact lek/patch to publish on JR site.

        gator59 · 13/08/2018 at 16:48

        Cheers mate

          neil demons delight · 13/08/2018 at 18:47

          we scored the same miserable total this week Gat What a horrible year. To make it worse the Saints put Melbourne jerseys on to play Sydney At least they scored like always 10 18 or so See you in Trigg's ending and BIG BASH cant do worse

            gator59 · 13/08/2018 at 22:05

            It's been an absolute mare this year Neil… Onwards we must trudge and look forward to Triggs happy ending__It's nearly time to hit the ACME team picker for next year and it can't be any worse than this year … Fingers crossed

    Derek · 13/08/2018 at 13:14

    Good luck in the Magnificent 7 this week Triga

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/08/2018 at 14:20

      Ahh i see im taking on the mighty bunnies this week.

      Last 6 weeks scored between 2400 and 2480. So hopefully will land around the same. No.one showing off just consistent.
      If the bunny pods can push you over 2500 will probably take the chockies. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😎" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f60e.svg"&gt;

      Be a good match up.
      I see ranger and INP in the other final
      Both should be epic and a hard fought contest. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;

        neil demons delight · 13/08/2018 at 18:58

        It would be good to see you win it Trigg Though the other 3 are mighty good and worthy as well . Gator and myself spent a lot of time setting it up in honour of the seven warriors in the Happy Ending's inaugural year, -so go Trigg go—- best of luck to all NDD

          gator59 · 13/08/2018 at 22:07

          Well said mate

JohnDJ59 · 12/08/2018 at 21:10

2286 for me this weekend, won my only top eight final in Won't Back Down league, so through to the prelim final next week and still a chance to defend my premiership from last year. Won three of my four bottom eight finals, so will be in six bottom eight prelim finals, not that it really matters, but still better than losing.

    Russty_ · 12/08/2018 at 21:20

    Hey Johhny, great work battling it out mate, thought you might've given up there awhile back, I made it to next week in your Sons of Anarchy league, my last shot at glory 🙂

      JohnDJ59 · 12/08/2018 at 21:36

      I never give up Russty, I won't back down is my life theme, you did well getting to the Sons prelim Russty, there are some good teams there, Deestroyers seems the one to beat, been top most of the year and Viper Death Squad was a top team in the Sons last year.

TBone_9 · 12/08/2018 at 21:53

Scored 2315 to make it to 3 of my prelim finals! Noticed a lot of people struggling with premos sitting on the bench in crunch finals, it’s been a rough year with injuries and having trades in the bank are seriously worth gold this time of year. 2 trades left ITB with 65k to spend and got to get rid of Walters this week. Good luck to everyone who made it through, and let the PODs be with you 🙂

    JohnDJ59 · 12/08/2018 at 22:16

    Hey TBone, having trades left for finals is a must if you are to get anywhere, as well as good cover on the bench. Injuries have been a killer this year even more so than last year. I know a lot of people don't agree with me but I still think SC should raise the amount of trades to 33 at least or even have a system where you have 30 for the regular rounds then extra trades kick in for the finals.

      TBone_9 · 12/08/2018 at 22:49

      Gday John, yeah mate having trades left is crucial during finals. Just being prepared for injuries or if they don’t come along then using them for upgrades makes all the difference. Hopefully will be going into a grand final with a trade still left in the kitty, Walters to Crisp via TMac this week me thinks. How’s your squad looking for this week mate?

        JohnDJ59 · 13/08/2018 at 00:22

        Hi TBone, used my last trade this week so that I would have cover on my fwd bench, happy with my team at the moment, the fwd line was the only line I didn't get to full premo, but not too worried, only made it to one league finals series this year, finishing 5th, but have won my two finals so far and I'm into the prelim next week.

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/08/2018 at 14:16

        Did a quick calc the other day i used 9 trades on lti's this year.

        So a third on forced trades. This season like last year been tough, really need to nail those opening selections, have luck on your side and roll with the punches.

          JohnDJ59 · 13/08/2018 at 17:30

          Spot on Trigga, getting our starting line up right is so important, to keep the corrective trades to a minimum,so we have them for the injuries that will come in waves,at least that's how it felt this year, wave after wave of injuries.

TheGreatBozza · 13/08/2018 at 12:25

Finished the round on 2354 with too many 80s across the park. Sitting ranked at 1267 and looking to push in to the top 1000 which would be a PB!

Got 3 trades left with Walters to deal with and some under performing mids (Pendles / Dusty / Cogs). Have De Goey as cover but will go hard over these last two weeks, targeting players against Gold Coast and Carlton

ZzZCalintZzZ · 13/08/2018 at 12:52

Teams without trades before this round or because of this round "told you so"

Never changes, called it after the bye rounds and got laughed at pretty much

6 trades minimums after byes is the only way to avoid the potential but likely carnage of your player selections

BockChoy · 13/08/2018 at 13:01

I have a floating +1, so started Vlastuin as a loophole option. I was very happy to collect his 112, so put Keefe onto the field… only for him to come in as a late replacement and score a miserable 34. Worse, this also forced me to push another premo off the field, so McLean drew the short straw… and also scored a 112. To add salt into the wound, I bypassed Titch's 102 only for Gawn to deliver an 82.

Only ray of hope was having the week off in most of my leagues, so not all bad.

    Derek · 13/08/2018 at 13:11

    Sometimes we make this game too complicated.

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