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Round 22 SuperCoach Panic Room

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Nearly finished, Community. Just two weeks left! Then we can get back into those around the home jobs we’ve been putting off.

The SuperCoach season may be winding down but JR HQ is winding um… up? as we look ahead to reloading for 2019. If your season has ended at this point it’s advised to reconnect a little bit with any significant others before you disappear into into the vortex that is Test Match cricket and 2019 SuperCoach research. Hopefully good things happen for you if you pay a little bit of attention.

Fingers crossed for BJ.

— Mark Stevens (@Stevo7AFL) August 10, 2018

Lek and Patch take a ride down to injury city this week in the podcast, where our premo’s are dead and our cover is shitty (take, me, homeeeeeee). Barron takes a look at some potential R3 candidates for 2019 in Around the Grounds. Big week for our captain choice and Patch lays it all out for us over here, and finally, Damo forgot the sheet part of the cheat sheet, but we still have a cheat article to get is by.

THE NEWS

Quick look at how our SuperCoach teams will be lining up this round…

Changes galore tonight for the Tiges as they look to rest a few of their players before their finals campaign kicks off. Prestia, Lambert, and Cotchin are among the outs. Nank is back after his week off. At the Dons, Dea and Guelfi replace Orazzzziooooooo and McNiece

Still no Jeremy Howe at the Pies, they are unchanged for Saturday arvo’s game against Port. They’ve lost Dixon and Clurey for the game to injury. Hombsch and Bonner are in. Ryan Abbott will play his second game of the year, replacing the injured Rhys Stanley. Harry Taylor will make his return. Big news at Freo with my husband, Nat Fyfe, clear to play and Michael Walters making a miraculous recovery from a season ending hamstring injury. Although it has come at the expense of the promising Sam Switkowski. Luke Ryan is out injured. The Giants have lost Heater and Josh Kelly as expected for the Battle of the Bridge. The Swans have made some changes to their fringe players. Hugh Goddard will make his season debut for the Saints and those with Logan Austin gathering dust on your bench makes a welcome return. Nathan Freeman has been managed. Big Boy McEvoy replaces Ceglar at the Hawks. In the derby a little further North, Gold Coast have been in the process of who they will cut from their list for 2019 and realised they have Michael Barlow. Jacob Heron also returns and is another who might have been on your defensive bench. Will Brodie is out having picked up a niggle last week. Just the one change at the Lions with Zac Bailey replacing Darcy Gardiner.

Sunday is sort of uninspiring from a SuperCoach standpoint. There’s potential debuts for Carlton pair Tom de Koning (RUC / FWD – 117.3k) and Angus Schumacher (DEF / MID – 117.3k). Eagles duo Francis Watson (DEF – 123.9k) and Matthew Allen (FWD – 123.9k). Crow Elliot Himmelberg (FWD – 123.9k) and Bulldog Callum Porter (MID – 117.3k) has been named in consecutive weeks. Nick Graham and Zaine Cordy are the only confirmed outs at Carlton and the Bulldogs, respectively. No confirmed outs at West Coast. Melbourne have lost Jesse Hogan to injury but regain Michael Hibberd which is good? Maybe? Not really. The Crows have lost Tex to suspension and there’s no confirmed changes for the Roos.

THE HOUSE OF EVIL

A little bit redundant at this point, but if Captain McCaptainface can stick around for as long as it has then the god damn House of Evil will stay alive!

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

Ryan Abbott – RUC – 100 two weeks ago

Lewis Pierce – RUC – 97 last week

Conor Nash – DEF – 45 last week

-77 – Jack Madgen*

-54 – Aiden Bonar*

-22 – Brandon Starcevich*

-13 – Liam Baker*

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

191 – Tom Hawkins

183 – Tom Mitchell

166 – Crippahhhhh

164 – Maxy

161 – Nat Fyfe

147 – Pendles

143 – Dayne Beams

139 – Goldmember

SMOOTH KEVY’S LOCK OF THE WEEK

If you have trades/money at this point, then firstly; how? Secondly, a jump to Tom Hawkins could win you a final. The Cats host Freo and Gold Coast over the next two weeks, and while Richmond and Hawthorn have kept him in check for the past fortnight, he was averaging a lazy 131 in the four weeks before that.

Not as flush for cash? Then season ending injuries to Dawson Simpson at the Giants and Paddy Ryder at Port have opened up a potential scoring bump for Rory Lobb ($350.6k) and The Hoff ($433.1k).

HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFTSTAR

We love a good derby at Jock HQ. Nick Robertson added some zest to the Q Clash by calling Gold Coast “completely soft” and suggesting that their players take a “backward step when blokes go hard at the footy”. A whole day after Chris Fagan and Stewie Dew played down the contest. Lovely stuff.

Mum and Dad, aka, Fantasy Insider, have bestowed on us this ideal lineup for the game.

My take:

RUC

Both Witts and Stef Martin are priced at 13k and I’m not seeing huge value in either. Brisbane give up the least amount of points to ruckman and Stef hasn’t seen a Drafstars ton since round 15. Key forwards against Gold Coast though? Sign me up! While a Jack Riewoldt-esque 10 goals is probabbbbly beyond Oscar McInerney, I don’t mind the punt on him for 7.5k.

DEF

Josh Walker (also a forward) is in a nice run of form, averaging +14 on his season average over his past 5. He averages 9 marks a game over this period. Gold Coast is giving up +16 on a players average to running backs over the past month. Harris Andrews is good value as his price is still low-ish by that injury affected 16. Hodgey doesn’t mind the GC matchup and then there’s the high ceiling of Alex Witherden, but he’ll cost ya.

FWDS

Eric Hipwood has been a bit up and down over the past month but you could take the Gold Coast are rubbish against key forwards narrative and apply it here. Brisbane have had a hard time locking down opposition medium forwards recently. Throw a dart at which Gold Coast forward will take advantage of this, but Aaron Young can go huge when he snags a few and Ben Ainsworth is named in the opposite pocket.

MIDS

Calling Gold Coast a Draftstars sieve to opposition midfielders is a bit unfair, a sieve at least puts up a little bit of resistance. Since round 17 they give up a whopping +23 to top 3 opposition mids. To put this into context, that’s 8 more than the 3rd placed team. Teams have preferred to send a tagger to Zorko this year, Touk went to him in round 5, so Dayne Beams is a huge lock for me.

When he’s not handed tagging duties, Jarrod Berry knows how to find the pill. He wasn’t given a job against Gold Coast back in round 5 so I reckon Fagan will let him run free again.

At the Suns, Michael Barlow is somehow priced at 7.8k and hasn’t dropped below 90 in his past 5 against GC. David Swallow is way too cheap at 10.8k and I love Brayden Fiorini’s ceiling, he scored 114DS against the Lions earlier in the year.

My lineup:

That’s it for the penultimate Panic Room for 2018, Community. A reminder to jump on Twitter or hit the comments with the hashtag #DamosJRCheatSheet and tell him your best (and worst) starting selection of 2018


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Sam

Which trades?
1. Giro to rookie and Parker/dusty/Sloane/pendles to macrae
2. Holman and ahern to loophole player and Ablett (I will have 9 mids and will be able to loophole Parker with Sloane.

Thoughts?

SC_Kev7

Like option 2, Sam

Sarah

Need the community's help on what the best option is for this week (and hopefully next). I have to trade Kelly and Ryan, which is the best option to do:

1. Oliver and Hurley – both strong opponents on run home
2. Fyfe and Crisp – risk on Fyfe
3. Different mid (Coniglio, Ablett) and Crisp – have quite a few Cats already (Danger, Selwood, Menegola)

I have Shuey as an M9 that can allow me to loop some mids but need to make the right call here!

Thanks!

Sarah

Could add Brayshaw to that third option

Derek

Can you afford Brayshaw and Oliver

Sarah

Nope, I have 1.04m for two players unfortunately

Jon

I wish that was metres. That'd be a great way to bring in players – only so much height allowed on field sorry. Libba would be an absolute lock!

Trades

Crisp and cancel my opponents
Or Brayshaw

SC_Kev7

Brayshaw! Big fan of his lately

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Fear not friends…

You may have to put off those chores for a little while longer as I am again running the "Happy Ending" supercoach footy final series.

Will wait until rd 23 is done and dusted and see who stands ontop of the league winner dias.
Giving ample basking and gloating time.

Then will launch the series.
As there is a weeks rest between rd 23 and rd 1 of the finals will give you some time to get your head around the contest and think about your new team.
Can also do your chores on the week off. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🙄" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f644.svg"&gt;

All will be revealed. Details to come ….

Derek

Normally I’m into my EPL fantasy by now, but giving it a rest this year. Will have a crack at the SC post season.

Russty_

Beauty Trigger, look forward to it mate.

BrownlowBoy

Sounds fun!

Finnius

would love to get involved – I always find myself looking at the scores in finals before realizing that supercoach is over for the year…

Defying_Madness

Sounds like fun, I would be interested

JohnDJ59

I'm in if you can explain to me how it works.

AFC1886

What trade nets me more points
1. Walters to Gunston (easy run home)
2. Coniglio to Macrae (no words needed for this jet)
This is my last trade and in a prelim of a cash league

SC_Kev7

Macrae. But also look at which one gives you the best POD for your matchups, AFC. Getting rid of Walters when your opponent has him isn't too bad

Bobby Gee

Who to put on field to cover JKelly? Sier or Boak? Both play at same time so can’t loophole.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I would back the captain over a rookie

BockChoy

And Boak is reliable – expect something between 70-90.

Mark Fawcett

Hey, all:) 2 trades left, slipped back to 76th last week from 60th. Need to say goodbye to Kelly & Hogan to maintain rank:) Any thoughts and input would be great:)

Def: Yeo, Lloyd, Simpson, Brayshaw, Laird, Simpson (Webster, Austin)
Mid: Mitchell, Cripps, Dangerfield, Kelly, Oliver, Merrett, Coniglio, Pendlebury (Daniels, Giro, J.Smith)
Ruck: Gawn, Martin (McInerney)
Fwd: Wingard, Smith, Heeney, Gray, McLean, Hogan (Ahern, Keeffe)

$27,900 in the bank. Thinking of going Hogan & Kelly > Menegola & Ablett. Both should hopefully tear it up over the next 2 weeks against Freo and GC. The only problem leaves me no trades if anything is to happen. Hopefully not many rested next week and my DPP links are enough. Chance of Ablett being rested next week though?

TBone_9

Gday Mark, well done on your rank mate! Superb effort and take into consideration any advice given is going to be from people ranked below you haha. I would definitely pull the trigger on that as those two could go HUGE and Ablett being a relative POD could help you fly up a few more places to finish the year. Go for it mate, no use wondering what could have been. You’re so close to the top that the risk is worth taking 🙂 good luck on your race to number 1 Mark!

Mark Fawcett

cheers mate:) Definitely did not get in the top 100 by not listening to others, taken on heaps of advice over the year and appreciate others input, weigh it all up:)

Derek

Nice rank. Well done.

You need to play the round as it comes.

Hogan to Menagola is good, but don’t discard Jack doing what he did last week again.

Try and hold Kelly this week, you could need him for the last round. You have Webster who could come onfield to cover Kelly this week.

BockChoy

There's no way that Essendon will give Jack the same amount of space that the Sun's did last week. He's in good form, and will probably still post a good score, but nowhere near last week's monster!

Defying_Madness

Yeah that's what I would go for

Mark Fawcett

problem is though, can't go Hogan to Memegola. Not enough moolah to do so:( Think I'm going to go all in and risk it:)

Tiger

I agree.

Pauly Walnuts

Heater out for – TMac or Simmo ? Can’t decide ? ,please advise , TIA

Danners

Simmo, TMac has a couple of tougher games

Danners

Nice work Kev! Nearly home, solid end to the season for me, down to my last 2 trades. Not sure where to use them though.
My team as follows:
DEF: Lloyd, Yeo, Simpson, Laird, Hurley, Webster (Austin, Keefe)
MID: Titch, Cripps, Danger, Zerrett, Selwood, Neale, Coniglio, Dusty (Ahern, Barry, T.Murphy)
RUCK: Gawn, Goldy (Cameron)
FWD: Smith, Mundy, TMac, Gray, McLean, Heeney (Darling, Battle)
$64k in the bank
Thoughts?

SC_Kev7

Cheers, Danners. Depending on how your matchups are looking a bench player to a rook for cash to turn Goldy into Grundy is something I'd consider. Otherwise looking very strong across the board

I’m a patriot

I’d like to know others opinion For most points gained.
I have two trades & 173k
L Ryan has to go!!!!!

A/ Walters to menegola & Ryan to crisp
B/ Walters to gray & Ryan to A Brayshaw
C/ Ryan to brayshaw & ahern to darling for loop/cover?

Your opinion will be greatly appreciated

SC_Kev7

A for mine. Menegola in great touch and his next two are at home against weak opposition.

I’m a patriot

Leaning that way meself,
Just wish I had the coin to get brayshaw instead of crisp.

Russty_

Walters is named to play, I'd want to get Brayshaw in though. C could be good too as Ahern's being rested.

I’m a patriot

Yea I understand Walters is playing, but only trading for maximum points now.
Thanks for your input

TheGreatBozza

Not fazed about match ups, just want to move in to the top 1000. Ranked 1200s, 3 trades left, 30k bank

Decision 1
Who to trade for Kelly?
Macrae
Bont
Ross

Option 2
Who to field?
De Goey or Walters? Other option is to loop one and dump McLean if my loop works

Thanks community

Dave2008

D Yeo Laird Simpson Hurley Shaw Lloyd (Murphy Durman)
M Mitchell Cripps Pendles Danger M Crouch Kelly Martin Gaff (Edwards: Spargo Powell)
R Gawn Goldy (Olango)
F Smith Heeney Westhoff Gray McClean Petracca (T Smith Ahern)

4 trades and 50k.

Option A
Shaw and Gaff to Crisp and Sidebottom

Option B
Kelly and Gaff to Ablett and Oliver

Thanks!

Russty_

Hey Dave, B seems to me like scoring more potential points.

Dave2008

Yes. I was just thinking of holding Kelly but if i make the gf I will have 2 trades left

chris pepperall

pendles to ablett last trade>??

TheGreatBozza

I’d hold. Trade could come in handy next week

chris pepperall

I was thinking that but if i don t get there it a wasted trade

Russty_

Lachie Murphy omitted and Ahern being rested this week.

Finnius

Noooooo. Gonna have to field Giro…

Sam

Parker to Ablett or macrae last trade? Need to win this week

TRIGGA_HAPPY

We all do. 😁

Sam

What’s the difference between Ablett and macrae? How many points will macrae score more than ablett

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Im hoping -ve 15.

Derek

Macrea plays carlto, Ablett plays Fremantle….can’t split them.

Maybe Ablett because of next week he plays Suns

Ahmad rubas

Is it madness if you have trades and still decide to hold josh Kelly for grand final week?

Finnius

Nope.

Ahmad rubas

Main reason I want to hold is I still have that spud rocky at M8.

Russty_

It is if you lose this week lol

Ahmad rubas

Will look even worse if he isn’t even back next week lol

BrownlowBoy

Chances of Ablett getting rested next week?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Zero the cats have to win and win big to make the finals.
He can rest the following week.

Derek

Nil

SamuraiPizzaCat

Two trades left , I need to cover Josh Kelly
But should I also go all in and use my last trade to replace Webster? brought him into cover Savage but has been poor with a 70 and a 54 last week.
Thoughts on:
a) Kelly to Macrae, Webster to McDonald
b) Kelly to Macrae, Webster to Hurn
c) Kelly to Ablett, Webster to Brayshaw
d) Kelly to Macare, hold last trade and hope Webster returns to form

Russty_

I like C Pizza….may as well go for it, Webster and the Saints are puss, and they'll get smashed again this week.

SamuraiPizzaCat

Ended up going Macrae and Crisp.. hopefully ends up being a good decision lol

SamuraiPizzaCat

Crisp 83, Webster 83… hahah oh well

FireFox

Community, need your advice. Cash league with 2 trades left and $129k in the kitty.

DEF:
Yeo, Lloyd, Simpsons, Laird, Hurn, Mcdonald (Mihocek, Austin)
MID:
Titch, Crips, Danger, J.Kelly, Oliver, Merrett, J.Kennedy, Rockliff (Walters, Ahern, E.Phillips)
FWD:
Smith, Heeney, Gray, Mclean, Hogan, Fritsch (Smith, Battle)

Hogan obviously has to go.
Contemplating whether to flip Kelly as well and I can basically take anyone.
Or.
Move Fritsch up to someone else (n the hopes that Kelly returns next week)

Current thinking:
1) Hogan + Kelly –> Crouch + MaCare (via Walters to FWD)
2) Hogan + Fritsch –> Westoff + Sidebottom (via Walters to FWD)
3) Hogan + Fritsch –> Westoff + Billings (Walters sub in for Kelly)

2 & 3 assume that Kelly is right for the GF (assuming I get there)

What do you guys think? Or perhaps you've got an even better option in mind?

Trades

Who's your fwd emergency?
I'd do option 1 if your emerg is decent enough just in case Walters late out

Firefox

Would have been Ahern if he hadn't been rested *sigh*

BrownlowBoy

Murray out is very good for Crisp owners.

Trades

Might have to bring him in since I forgone getting in Hurley

The Ranger

Trying to run ya Supercoach team on an iPhone from a train in the UK is really ordinary.
Seven prelims this week and all of them look tight!
Best of luck to Trigga in the JR Faithful, Pieman in the Mag 7 and anyone else I’m playing.

Russty_

Hey Dex…hope you're having a smashing time over there you import Pommy Bastard!…great job being in 7 prelims, I got smashed out of 4 finals last few weeks…was on holidays myself the last few weeks and SC tends to take a back seat, have a great time mate!

Corey

Angus Brayshaw or Brodie Smith to replace Savage

Russty_

Brayshaw for the form factor, Smith for the maybe what could be factor.

Trades

Ryan & Tuohy for Brayshaw & Crisp
Or
Ryan for Brayshaw/Crisp
Parker for Ablett

BrownlowBoy

Why trade 2 perfectly fit blokes?

Trades

Tuohy fractured hand, Parker terrible form and history against GWS.
Have 4 trades

BrownlowBoy

Thanks for mentioning how many trades you had in your original post…

Ryan and Parker for Brayshaw and Ablett for me.

Trades

Even though Tuohy's not a perfectly fit bloke?

BrownlowBoy

It's a small fracture, obviously not enough to keep him out.

If you think it's gonna impact him, trade him.

Parker averages 85 verse GWS and 89 verse Hawthorn. Averages 94 at at SCG.

Tuohy averages 62 verse Freo and 80 verse the Suns, but averages 85 at home.

I'm suggested trade Parker because I feel the Ablett has the potential to outscore Parker by more than Crisp does with Tuohy.

Edit: Wait to see if Tuohy is a late out before pulling the trigger though. He's named but you just never know. Likewise to anyone making trades, ensure someone like Walters is actually playing before you trade someone who is playing, and you're only trading them just because they are out of form.
Just make take, you've gotta make your own choice.

Russty_

Yikes..hope you didn't trade Parker out Trades..went big today.

Fisherdann

Dangerfield or Grundy VC?

GeorgeS

Grundy methinks. Ryder sounds only 1/2 fit

Tiger

First choice, Danger should kill it as Geelong need to win. Grundy if Ryder doesn't play. Either into Macrae. That's what I'm doing.

BennyN

Panic Stations – down to only one league prelim
RUC issues (don't ask) – trading Rhys Stanley out and also bringing in premo MID (Ablett or Menegola).
Leaves me with only RUC choices able to afford which have potential to get close to 100 points on their day;
Jordan Roughead
Matthew Lobbe
Abbot (Geelong)

Not much choice, but which is going to get me the maximum points. Any help appreciated.

Trades

Honestly, I'd go Abbott. He worked really hard that last game and could replicate

I’m a patriot

121 from lobbe last week

BlueBaggerJosh

Docherty, Whitfield, Williams, Birchall, rookie, rookie (rookie, rookie)

Gawn, Grundy (rookie)

Cripps, Titch, Zorko, Merrett, Liberatore, rookie, rookie, rookie (rookie, rookie, rookie)

Danger, Dunkley, Greene, Lynch, Daniher, rookie (rookie, rookie)
2019 sorted.

Derek

Danger won’t get FWD

Dunkley will be overpriced

Twitch too expensive

Cheap options;
Hall, Hanaberry, Hanley, Barlow, English, Scully, BCrouch, Wigg, Cockatoo,

Doc

Danger been playing 39% forward, isn't the cut off 35%? So really he should be forward eligible next year.

Agree with Dunkley will be around 480-500 I guess

Titch being expensive, I guess you've gotta pay for quality and call me crazy but I think a guy averaging 131 is pretty high quality.

Like the cheap options, especially Barlow if he gets a gig somewhere else.

Anyway, just my views, please don't be offended😉😉

Jeffrey

Who to trade Josh Kelly out of the following choices: Ablett, Fyfe, Neale or Zorko?

BlueBaggerJosh

Ablett

Finnius

I like fyfe.

Derek

Ross will 100% tag Ablett

Mick

OK need to get rid of Hogan and L.Ryan this week. Already decided to get in Brayshaw for Ryan, unsure about who to replace Hogan with. My gut is leaning towards a risky pick in M.Robinson. Got Suns and then a home game against the eagles. Thoughts on this please?

Ja191

Depends how much cash your working with

Guy

Hi community Who to trade for heater, crisp jj hurn smith or hodge?

BrownlowBoy

Crisp

The BONT

Who should I start on field out of Mihocek and Duman?

Tiger

Mihocek

Paul Walnuts

Whats the chances of Walters being a late out today ?

Finnius

low. It wasn't his hamstring that was the issue – only buttock tightness.

I’m a patriot

What’s the chances of any late outs this weekend?
I wanna pull the trigger on Walters to menagola, but there game is so early in the round ( 6 games follow )
I have looked at the draw and no one stands out as a general soreness / rested late out apart from Walters anyway.
With no cover apart from heron in defence I’d hate to throw away my season chasing more points.
Take the gamble on a luxury trade or hold tight for the late out?

Derek

Cats seem to do more late outs than most.

I’m worried about Touhy not playing.

guy

Hi community I’m in a pickle!!! I only have 1 trade and have heater and ryan and no playing emergencies I need to trade Heater for someone that will go huge is JJ the man playing Carlton??? Or do I play it safe with getting a hurn/crisp type? TIA

Jock

Last trade!! Brayshaw or crisp? Advice people?

Jock

Anyone???

BrownlowBoy

Brayshaw

Derek

easy. Gus.

TOPHAWK1

Brayshaw for me mate. Traded him in last week. Very happy. Bloke is a gun!

Derek

Got him to replace Sicily, has been great

hedski

I took Howe instead…… Shoot me.

dontblushbaby

I see a some have taken Dustys 138 a their C, I've gone Danger into Macrae ,surely one of them will go 150 plus

Derek

Dusty coming good at the business end, just like we thought.

139 has been my VC cut off all year

TOPHAWK1

Any coaches thinking of whacking the VC on Grundy? Ryder will probably be hampered with that injury and could be running around like a leper today. Port had to pick Ryder as it is a crunch game for them in Melbourne. Got a feeling Grundy could go huge today. Thoughts?

Derek

Thought about it, but Danger VC is just so attractive. Games at same time, had to pick one

Port Allow the second lowest SC points for opponent teams. Hard to go VC or C for players against Port.

TOPHAWK1

For me its between Danger or Titch Derek. Danger in the rain and a gale down at the cattery or Titch under the Etihad roof tonight.

Russty_

It just started pishing down there so the ball won't be easy to handle.

TOPHAWK1

I agree Russsty. The weather will make marking and ball handling tough. Titch plays under the roof at Etihad tonight. Most other VC options are going to get rained on and wind blown today. So many things to ponder on.

Finnius

I'm doing it tophawk.

TOPHAWK1

Hahahaha. Lets wait and see shall we? Good luck in the rematch mate.

PeteB

Have vc on Grundy and c on Titch. What score does Grundy need to take instead of Titch do you think ?

TOPHAWK1

Around 145+ I reckon.

Russty_

Looking like a good call so far Finn..47 at Quarter time

TOPHAWK1

Finnius did whack it on Grundy after all!! I take my hat off to him. Gutsy that.

Russty_

Wish I had too…Danger's not doing much

TOPHAWK1

I am going with Titch into Macrae. Titch always comes back with a bang after a quiet game. That is what I am banking on.

Finnius

Ryder spending plenty of time forward. Grundy has plenty of good match ups in the middle.

Defying_Madness

Got it on him currently, he is going to have to go huge to make up for Giro, Walters, Danger and Menegola who will probably ruin my season

Finnius

Pretty happy with that! Almost makes up for giro… Please be a late in Ahern.

Russty_

162, you're laughing mate..was thinking about it myself but went with Dangerflop..lol

AFC1886

VC danger into Mitchell
Or
VC Mitchell into Macrae
Do or die decision

Derek

Wines and rocky 61% TOG. Same every week. Why?

Randomcliche2

No idea. But damn my M8 is blowing because of it. Thought it was real clever to get extra player across byes. Nope. Nope. Nope.

Finnius

Tim Kelly is an absolute superstar. Could be a potential starter next year.

hedski

Hopefully for the cats Fin.

Russty_

Nice slaughtering of Freo today Hed by your lads..nice % booster.

Doc

Won't start if he's at the cats, not sure why I just don't like it. If he goes west then almost definitely will try and slot him in.

Finnius

Does Ken not understand that Wingard doesn't touch the footy when at full forward?? Ffs get him in the guts.

Defying_Madness

He is getting tagged by that flog Greenwood

Derek

I’m glad I didn’t get Ballantyne in this week

Shake_n_Bake_

Take walters 70 or go with Fritch???

Russty_

I think based on Fritsch's last 3 scores Shake, I'd take Walter's

Shake_n_Bake_

Im going to go Fritch l think Russty. I think the worse he could do is about 60. So ill risk it.

Russty_

Fair enough mate…good luck, he could also cash in on Hogan not being there and kick a bag, being the good crumber that he is.
He can go big so hopefully he does for ya.

BrownlowBoy

What trades did you end up making @trades?

Trades

The wrong ones.
Got in Crisp instead of Bray
Ablett in for Parker
Hopefully I get through to next week, Parker prob score 50 anyway

DavidC

Parker 159 …. ouch.

Trades

Who woulda thought?!

Trades

I probably would've been in the running for weekly if I stuck to my original trades.
Nank to Grundy (vc)
Ryan to Andrews

BrownlowBoy

Parker may be suspended next week anyway.

Cobee Bear

Kelly to Danger and VC'd him 🙁

Richard

JPK & I.H are going shite at h.t

AuroraBorealis?!

Well that'll probably just do me for this year, opponent had vc on grundy and had neale as PODs, whilst my PODs were crisp and duman. Thanks for all the advice this season, i'll be back in 2019!

Russty_

Bad luck Aurora, you gave it a good crack getting to the second last week mate, I've got one more chance hopefully at a grand final next week, but am up against number 1 in the league so, fingers crossed I can put up a quality score, doesn't help when ya have to field 2 rookies though lol

JohnDJ59

Hey Russty if you mean the Sons league, you are playing the 3rd placed team and it looks like you should win it, you could be playing the number 1 in the league next week.

Russty_

Hi John yeah that's what I meant mate..gonna be tough beating him with an understrength team but I'll be happy either way, make sure you get in on Trigga's Finals series mate, it extends the season a bit longer and is a lot of fun 🙂

JohnDJ59

Ok I get it now after reading it again, yes the Deestroyers has been on top most of the year, I'm not looking good in my top 8 prelim after putting the C on Titch, so it could be no grand finals for Black Flag this year.

Russty_

Mate…after the barrage of injuries you've had to suffer this year, you did well to get this far, unfortunately there's nothing more we can do when the most prolific scorer in the game has a shocker, there will be a lot of pain this week I think.

JohnDJ59

At least I'm winning my six minor prelim finals since most people, including Trigga have Titch as C.

JohnDJ59

How does Trigga's finals series work, haven't played it before.

Russty_

From memory, we can pick 2 players from each team playing that week..and this year might include a captain as well, he'll post about it when it's getting close to the time, teams and results get published in the forums..it's not an official comp, but still fun.

JohnDJ59

OK thanks Russty, I'll keep my eyes open for it.

BrownlowBoy

Who are people captaining if they didn't VC Grundy or anyone.

Titch, Gawn or Cripps?

Ahmad rubas

titch for me

Russty_

Probably gonna leave it on Titch BB, I have a pretty healthy 109 point lead over my opponent with only one unique player left to play.

Joe T

Best DEF to buy for the remaining 2 rounds under 476k?

Looking at Hurn atm, bit wary of T-Mac with no Hogan. Happy to hear options!

Ahmad rubas

To think I was happy with my coniglio vs my opponent buddy at quarter time lol

BrownlowBoy

Buddy just seems to go gangbusters in the finals

Ahmad rubas

Yeah and he didn’t even need to play the blues like last season

Russty_

Did you get through to any grand finals Ahmad..and did you trade Kelly out?

Ahmad rubas

Traded kelly and rocky out for Oliver and Selwood. 2 trades and 70 in the bank for a grand final but looks unlikely with no Grundy and buddy and my opponents all VC Grundy. Relying on billings titch witherden tonight to give me a slight chance tomorrow. How’s your matchups going?

Russty_

I'm in one major and one minor..the major's looking good and the minor is neck and neck at the moment, two good trades there mate, Rocky is a bust and would've damaged your chances even more this week, wish I could get rid of him lol

Aad

I think I’m in a minor final as well but witherden hamstrung means it’s no grand finals this year for me 🙁

Russty_

Oh shit really?…so he's out of the game?…frikkin bummer man.