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.


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.


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


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).


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:


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.


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.


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.


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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  1. Sam says:

    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.


  2. Sarah says:

    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!


  3. Trades says:

    Crisp and cancel my opponents
    Or Brayshaw

  4. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    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=""&gt;

    All will be revealed. Details to come ….

    • Derek says:

      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_ says:

      Beauty Trigger, look forward to it mate.

    • neil demonsdelight says:

      Looking forward to it Trigg Started chores early so will be primed

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        WHADDYA reckon NDD, russty and the rest of the magnificent 7.

        Last year we had no captain so was close every week and you just needed a big one from a player or vice versa to fall off the pace but teams were fairly similiar.

        Thinking of introducing a capt this year with the rule the capt cant be from the same area of the ground 2 weeks in a row. So a mid one week then a fwd, ruck or def the next week?

        • Russty_ says:

          I like that idea Trig..could allow catch up with the right choice for teams falling behind, only time it could be a bit same same is with the Ruck week, could make the first and last weeks Mids or the last 2 weeks mids?..and the other 2 Def and Fwd.
          Just a thought but it's all good with me either way 🙂

          • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

            Could be a ruck. Def or fwd the next week just not a mid.

            • hedski says:

              Yeah mix it up a bit Trigger, I'm in again, need a bit of joy after crashing out in straight sets last 2 weeks.

              • Russty_ says:

                Should be fun Hed…this year has been a real shit of a time for a lot of us, and Trig's finals series will be fun as a finish for the season, come back strong next year mate.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Sounds fun!

    • Finnius says:

      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 says:

      Sounds like fun, I would be interested

    • JohnDJ59 says:

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

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      I'm in 🙂 PM me the details at 0 0 5 3 4 2 @ g m a i l . c o m (no spaces) Looking forward to it!

  5. AFC1886 says:

    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 says:

      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

  6. Bobby Gee says:

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

  7. Mark Fawcett says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        Yeah that's what I would go for

      • Mark Fawcett says:

        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:)

  8. Tiger says:

    I agree.

  9. Pauly Walnuts says:

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

  10. Danners says:

    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

    • SC_Kev7 says:

      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

  11. I’m a patriot says:

    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 says:

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

      • I’m a patriot says:

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

    • Russty_ says:

      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 says:

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

  12. TheGreatBozza says:

    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?

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

    Thanks community

  13. Dave2008 says:

    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


    • Russty_ says:

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

      • Dave2008 says:

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

  14. chris pepperall says:

    pendles to ablett last trade>??

  15. Russty_ says:

    Lachie Murphy omitted and Ahern being rested this week.

  16. Sam says:

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

  17. Sam says:

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

  18. Ahmad rubas says:

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

  19. BrownlowBoy says:

    Chances of Ablett getting rested next week?

  20. SamuraiPizzaCat says:

    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_ says:

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

  21. FireFox says:

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

    Yeo, Lloyd, Simpsons, Laird, Hurn, Mcdonald (Mihocek, Austin)
    Titch, Crips, Danger, J.Kelly, Oliver, Merrett, J.Kennedy, Rockliff (Walters, Ahern, E.Phillips)
    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.
    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 says:

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

  22. BrownlowBoy says:

    Murray out is very good for Crisp owners.

  23. The Ranger says:

    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_ says:

      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!

  24. Corey says:

    Angus Brayshaw or Brodie Smith to replace Savage

    • Russty_ says:

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

  25. Trades says:

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

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Why trade 2 perfectly fit blokes?

      • Trades says:

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

        • BrownlowBoy says:

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

          Ryan and Parker for Brayshaw and Ablett for me.

          • Trades says:

            Even though Tuohy's not a perfectly fit bloke?

            • BrownlowBoy says:

              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_ says:

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

  26. Fisherdann says:

    Dangerfield or Grundy VC?

    • GeorgeS says:

      Grundy methinks. Ryder sounds only 1/2 fit

    • Tiger says:

      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.

  27. BennyN says:

    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.

  28. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    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 says:

      Danger won’t get FWD

      Dunkley will be overpriced

      Twitch too expensive

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

      • Doc says:

        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😉😉

  29. Jeffrey says:

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

  30. Mick says:

    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 says:

      Depends how much cash your working with

      • Mick says:

        I have 90k before trades.

        • Ja191 says:

          Not really too much choice, I’d be looking at robbo or lobb. I reckon robbo is good for a 90 and lobb either 70 or 120 playing lone ruck (also leaving you some cash if you have another trade left) – go with your gut

  31. Guy says:

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

  32. The BONT says:

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

  33. Paul Walnuts says:

    Whats the chances of Walters being a late out today ?

    • Finnius says:

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

  34. I’m a patriot says:

    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 says:

      Cats seem to do more late outs than most.

      I’m worried about Touhy not playing.

  35. guy says:

    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

  36. Jock says:

    Last trade!! Brayshaw or crisp? Advice people?

  37. dontblushbaby says:

    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

  38. TOPHAWK1 says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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_ says:

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

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

        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 says:

      I'm doing it tophawk.

      • TOPHAWK1 says:

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

      • Russty_ says:

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

        • TOPHAWK1 says:

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

          • Russty_ says:

            Wish I had too…Danger's not doing much

            • TOPHAWK1 says:

              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 says:

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

    • Defying_Madness says:

      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 says:

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

      • Russty_ says:

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

  39. AFC1886 says:

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

  40. Derek says:

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

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      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.

  41. Finnius says:

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

    • hedski says:

      Hopefully for the cats Fin.

    • Doc says:

      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.

  42. Finnius says:

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

  43. Derek says:

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

  44. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Take walters 70 or go with Fritch???

    • Russty_ says:

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

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

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

        • Russty_ says:

          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.

  45. BrownlowBoy says:

    What trades did you end up making @trades?

  46. Richard says:

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

  47. AuroraBorealis?! says:

    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_ says:

      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 says:

        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_ says:

          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 says:

            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_ says:

              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 says:

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

          • JohnDJ59 says:

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

            • Russty_ says:

              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's not an official comp, but still fun.

  48. BrownlowBoy says:

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

    Titch, Gawn or Cripps?

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      titch for me

    • Russty_ says:

      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.

  49. Joe T says:

    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!

  50. Ahmad rubas says:

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

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Buddy just seems to go gangbusters in the finals

      • Ahmad rubas says:

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

    • Russty_ says:

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

      • Ahmad rubas says:

        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_ says:

          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 says:

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

  51. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    We should have known

    Never write off the bloods – finals bound once more
    Gr8 win in the battle of the bridge

    Hewitt fast becoming an elite tagger. Shut down sheil who.was in rampant first half

    Think lloyd went 96% de! First picked in def next year. Always delivers gets the job done.

  52. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Hey Russty who was that bloke who said he never has Franklin? 178, 96, 161 not that much I guess

    Poor choice

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey mate long time no see…yeah well, Buddy is a bit of a yoyo but comes in handy at finals time in SC, he won me some grand finals last year with a big ole score 🙂 I think we all know now that guy's advice wasn't much chop in the end. I'm out of trades now but at least I wasn't out 5 weeks ago.

      • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

        Yup trades in hand for last 4-5 weeks is golden well done mate

        • Russty_ says:

          Cheers bud but not such a good year for me…how'd you end up..still in it with a shot for next week?

          • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

            I'm ranked inside 2k after being outside 8k for a bunch of weeks in the middle of the year. Won minor prem in 3/5 leagues and am in all my prelims this round 😙

            • Russty_ says:

              Beauty Dave!…doing well mate, that was nothing against you about the trades either, cause I know you had excellent cover on the bench, hope you can bring a few premierships home next week.

              • ZzZCalintZzZ says:

                only 1 League I want to win and that's against my rival for years now haha I'm cartain he and I will be in the granny like 2 years ago and I want payback lol

                • Russty_ says:

                  Noice mate…nothing like a good rivalry grudge match, Trigga Happy is running a SC Finals series like he did last year, was a lot of fun, you should put your name down for it, was a post earlier about it in this thread I think.

                  • TOPHAWK1 says:

                    Hi Russsty! Tell Trigga I am happy to join. Cheers TH

                    • Russty_ says:

                      Yeah mate, that's a given, keep an eye out after the SC GF, and there'll be something about it.

  53. BrownlowBoy says:

    Ahhhh Witho. Just brought you in.

  54. Russty_ says:

    Jesus, alot of guys are gonna have a bad taste in their mouth if Mitchell continues scoring like this, get some ball for christ's sake!

  55. Richard says:

    Here's a saying to remember for next year which has applied today. You can tag a midfielder ( Michell ) but you can't tag a Ruckman (Grundy) The landscape is changing folks.

  56. P Dog says:

    Cripps, Macrae or Gawn for the C please?

  57. Nifty says:

    Still in with a chance if Macrae gets 298.

  58. Kanga says:

    Worst trade of the season a few weeks ago.
    J.Kelly in for B.Franklin after he looked cooked.
    Now 0 trades left with C.Spargo at M8 as Kelly is out.
    Better luck next season.

  59. Trev says:

    Cripps or Gawn for captain

  60. dontblushbaby says:

    FFS Macrae stop butchering the ball

  61. Russty_ says:

    Hi Neil, yeah I've experienced the same blocking thing, seems to work itself out by refreshing.

  62. Finnius says:

    Dunkley is carving up. Anyone have him as a POD last couple of weeks? He will be a little too expensive next year – but food for thought as a starting selection. 5 round average of 130 after this week.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah mate Dunkley's been great lately, I don't have him unfortunately but do have Simmo, might even start the 35 year old next year too 🙂

    • Wedge says:

      Hope he holds fwd status next year

    • Connor says:

      Got him in a few weeks ago – over Menegola so really would've won either way

  63. Russty_ says:

    Gawny's on fire!..bad luck for Darling owners, head smashed into the ground and being assessed for concussion..only 1 point.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Go Dees, I didn't have the guts to put the C on big Maxy, but go big anyway please.

      • Russty_ says:

        Hope your lads get the win John…your SC team is doing well this week too, good finish mate.

    • Russty_ says:

      Make that -1 point for Darling..that would suck beyond all recognition!

  64. Russty_ says:

    Hey Lek, Patch, what's going on with the site?…keeps blocking access to people..some kind of firewall thing or something.

  65. Ja191 says:

    need a 95 from oliver to win, jeez this is gonna be close

  66. Russty_ says:

    Great stuff mate!…congrats.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      I'm in shock, we finally did it, words can not describe how I'm feeling right now.

  67. neil demonsdelight says:

    If the Dees beat GWS next week they meet the cats Thinking the cats will beat the dees Is tanking an option. What do you think Hedski and BB Rest Gawn and Tmac NDD

    • Lazza says:

      Nuh, Dees will take out the Cats…

    • Jon says:

      Winning form is good form – you don't flaunt with that! Cats coming off two easier matches, Dees hardened run in – I'd back Dees going into finals off their respective paths. And Cat's finals record recently is not that impressive.

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      If you lose, I think you'd have a rematch with GWS the next week?

      As a Geelong fan, I'd rather avoid Melbourne, but in saying that, I'm hoping Hawks roll the Swans so we have to play the Swans.

      Melbourne are very scary on their day NDD, and personally I wouldn't like to play them in finals at the G.

    • Derek says:

      Nice going dees, they are my second team 😉

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      No way Neil, have to just keep trying for the win, you never know what will happen, plus I would prefer to play the Cats at the G than GWS on their home ground if we lose,it's going to be tough beating them next week anyway Neil and if we do it could be the momentum we need, thinking 1987.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      If it turns out that way dees have gawn cats have abbott.

      Advantage dees.

      • theRealPod says:

        Gawn palms straight to DANGER Gaz Kelly Dunc's Selwood.. booom to TOMAHAWK. . GGOAAALL.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Just looked at the ladder and the way I see it, if we win we come 5th and play the Cats 8th, like you said Neil, if we lose we come 7th and play the loser of Sydney v Hawthorn, interesting, I think I prefer the Cats game since they don't usually play well after a bye and if Sydney lose, it's Sydney in Sydney, so not good and if the Hawks lose, I would love to kick them out of the finals, but there is the ghosts of finals past to contend with and after Geelong beat us after the siren twice this year, I wouldn't mind some payback.

      • neil demonsdelight says:

        Payback I would like to see that also john but the cats are scary The big three plus Duncan and Hawkins. Give me the one of the birds any day Also John there's a bit of payback there too BUCKEN ARA

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Yes I hated the Hawks for a good 12 yrs after that, plus my foreman at work barracked for them and made my life hell, then came along Essendon in 2000. Now it's mainly the Cats I don't like much, due to the last few years games and the way their coach carries on and Selwood milking frees.

      • Sandyf62 says:

        I'm just so rapt we made the finals I don't really care who we play, but my take on it would be if we play the Swans at the SCG there will be no expectation of winning and I won't feel too bad if we lose, if we play the Hawks or Cats at the G, that would be so great to beat either of those teams but devastating if we lost.

    • theRealPod says:

      CARNA CATTERS. . hope the first final is Cats v Dees, beaten them twice this season and will do it again on there way to GLORY..

      • JohnDJ59 says:

        You might win your first final, but the premiership is won on the G not down at Geelong.

  68. Derek says:

    Bad luck had nothing to do with either Withenden stuffing my score this week.

    Shaw needed to be replaced, easy, have two trades left, will finally get Simpson in my team. He’s a gun.

    No, must keep 1 trade just in case, will get TMac instead.

    10 mins before GWS game, decide to trade in Witherden, why? Never wanted him, never liked him, panic maybe.

    Ended up with 2497, but could have been a big finish. Won 4/6, the two I lost my opponent had Simpson.

    Of course I don’t have the cash to go Witherden to Simpson.

    Not bad luck, poor decision making.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      2562 for me, just beating my previous best for the year of 2559, won my Won't Back Down league prelim, so get to defend my premiership of last year and won my six minor prelims. Yes Derek I remember you saying you were going to get Simmo in this week, you should not have changed your plan, that is one thing I have learnt over the years, if you have a plan, stick to it if you can.

      • derek says:

        people always argue there is a lot of luck in this game. this is an example of just poor play. i had the two trades left i needed to use them.

        looking forward to a few GF next week. In particular against Pieman in the magnificent 7.

        • JohnDJ59 says:

          Hey Derek I just saw we play each other in the minor GF in Rat Pack, should be a good one.

          • Derek says:

            The Rat Pack was one league I really wanted this year, was finishing strong and for some reason in the last week decided not to take McGraths 58 and put JSmith on field for 14. Lost last round by a few points and missed top 8.

            See you next week John

            • Russty_ says:

              Hey Derek, you've still done well this year, we all make a few lame brained decisions during the season like mine before the game 2 weeks ago when I traded Buddy out for Zaharakis lol..that was a doozy, I was so pished off at myself after that, I traded him back in again with my last trade haha

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Was very surprised to not see Simmo in your team derek.
      Thought he was a lock for you. 🔒

      Too good for me in the mag 7.
      Too many high scoring pods
      Good luck in the GF against pieman.

  69. Lazza says:

    Very happy tonight .. 5 out of 5 prelims including two JR comps – The Rat Pack and Jock Straps. The other 3 being cash leagues..
    up against Long Live Jock and The Dependlebles in the GFs..

  70. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Made it to 3 GF’s but happy most of all made it in my own league Up there Cazaly. Just a big tnx to all that participated. Again a hi ranking currently 56th. I really hope to have you all back next year!!

    • derek says:

      thats a very competative league Shake, all 18 good players, 57th strongest league. i see the two GF's came from 7th & 8th. see you there next year,

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Tnk Derek, always great to play you and alway great to have you in my league. You did finish pretty strong! See you next year buddy 🍻

        • Derek says:

          I’m finishing strong, helps having trades left, but stuffed up my bye rounds this year. I’ll get it sorted for next year

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Too good for me mate despite a last ditch crouch effort.

      Typical shake move a lazy 140 on the bench with an E around dustys head. Final game ahern on ground in mids.
      Bang. That was all she wrote.

      Thought i was a shot but u had all the high scoring pods.

      Well done. good luck see ya next year.

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Wasn’t willing to risk playing Lynch Trigga for Ryan so got Vlastuin in. When l seen that 23 l knew l was home. Only got Dusty in when he was just a tad over 400k got lucky there. Tnx for letting me compete in your league were ill play off in the minor prem. And a big tnx for playing in mine cu next year 🍻

    • neil demonsdelight says:

      congrats Shake Well done great league

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Cheers Neil love our little challengers!! Hope the Dees have a great run!

    • Finnius says:

      I'm up against you next week Shake. Good luck!

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        No trades left Finnius so fingers crossed no big outs!! Good luck mate. If you win ill still be happy 😊

      • neil demonsdelight says:

        that's going to be a classic match up Fin Shake will be tough though Good luck to both of you NDD

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Shake, great being a part of it mate even though I didn't make the top 8..congrats on making the GF and good luck to you and Finn in the big one next week.

      • Browncow says:

        Thanks to you Shake and all in this league! Was good fun – couldn’t quite make up for a slow start when everyone knows their SC. Will keep an eye on the GF.

        • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

          Minor prem maybe Cow??!!

          • Browncow says:

            Be a shot for the minor prem and Community Crew win if Kelly plays. Have a feeling my last trade goes on Walters or some surprise out. Otherwise look forward to next year.

      • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

        Definitely cu next year Russty!!

  71. BrownlowBoy says:

    2724 highest I've seen so far.

  72. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Geez what a week to have a down week.
    Teams r pretty similiar this time of year so it is half a dozen you r relying on in the H2H.

    Unfortunately it was the other teams who had the high scorers (pods)

    Lost every elimination this week some by 10, 20, 40 and some by lots as other teams just too good. The one that stings the most is going down to ranger in JR by 1 point.

    Good luck to all the grand finalists and for those who didnt make it there is always the happy ending SC final series…

    • Russty_ says:

      Unlucky mate..especially losing by 1 point to Ranger…tough week to do well with so many big scores, looking forward to your finals series.
      Jeez I just noticed Cardinal Worpel beat Jambaks Jesters in that same league by 1 point also, 2 teams into the GF by 1 point…what are the odds!?

    • The Ranger says:

      Sorry Trigg

    • Holty01 says:

      Same Trigga. Had all the wrong PODS. 4 prelims and lost all of them with 2336. 2566 was the worst i was up against. To be fair to all my opponents, they have finished much stronger to end the season then what i have.

      • The Ranger says:

        I lost six out of seven Holty, the one point win over Trigga was the only win I had!

  73. TheBenchmark25 says:

    2633 for me
    Lost by 4 points in one league and and beaten in another league
    Won 3/5 leagues

  74. Connor says:

    Got 2300 from 19 players – happy enough with what could have been but puts the cherry on top of my season

  75. mac_time says:

    2/7 for the magic this week.
    Titch as captain cost me most leagues.
    TITCH TO SCRATCH which i think i won last year
    and Chatters Boxers are my last remaining leagues.
    Don't comment on here much ( bit to much BS mid season for my liking )
    but always about the place looking for advice.
    Good luck to all next week and then a well earned break before another preseason.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Well done Mac in making it to the Titch to Scratch GF.

      good luck next week

  76. mac_time says:

    Make that 1/7
    got smashed in chatter boxes

  77. TBone_9 says:

    Made it to 3 Grannies scoring 2639 this week. Very happy with going Grundy as VC and taking his score as captain. Well done to everyone to has made it through to the big dance this week 🙂 still have one trade left so wait and see on the injury front and if nothing comes up then probably shipping Walters out for a Fwd or Def 440k or less. How’d everyone else go this week?

    • Russty_ says:

      Nice one T-Bone..3 grannies is great, I made it into 1 in the Sons of Anarchy league..will be a tough one next week though.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Well done TBone and the Grundy VC was a good move, I was tossing up between him and Danger, in hindsight Grundy was a better pick. Scored 2562, so just beating my previous best for this year of 2559, won my only top eight prelim final in my Won't Back Down League, so get to defend one of my premierships from last year and won my six minor prelim finals. The GF in WBD will be tough since I am playing Doggies Woof who is ranked 26, although I did beat him in another league in round 19 by three points, so you never know.

    • Sandyf62 says:

      2495 for me, which was my second best score for the season, won my three minor prelim finals and moved up the ranks a few places.

      • Russty_ says:

        Good stuff Sandy, great score this week and 3 minor GF's is much better than none, so keep it up and hope to see you here next year. Good luck for next week in your GF's.

    • BockChoy says:

      Was in 3 Prelims and another 3 minor prelims this week and made it into 1 GF (Assassin's Creed (Russty's league)) and another minor GF.

      My score this week was a modest 2352 but have 1 trade left for the killer move!

      • Derek says:

        A killer move can only be Pickett straight in with the big C

      • Sandyf62 says:

        Hi BockChoy well done getting to the Grand Final of my League 'Assassins Creed',1st v 2nd so it should be a good contest. I didn't make it into the top 8, came 10th, but I am into the minor GF.

  78. BrownlowBoy says:

    JR Faithful League

    Somehow I ended up beating Jamback by 1 point to advance to the grand final against Dexter, who also appeared to knock off Trigga by 1 point in their final!

    The only competitive league I made it to a major grand final so I'm stoked!

    • Russty_ says:

      Well done BB…didn't realise you were Cardinal Worpel…what are the odds ay?…2 teams into the GF by 1 point 🙂

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Bugger me two games decided by 1 pt in the same league!!!

        You couldnt script that.

    • Derek says:

      wow. That is unbelievable. I’m going to send that to SuperCoach Head Office.

      I set that league up in the very early pre-season. Very competitive league, too competitive as I finished stone dead last.

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        Funny how it works isn't it Derek?

        I was at the top or close to it in that league, and in my SC elites league (rated 55th overall or something) and finished last or second last!

        • Derek says:

          The Magnificent 7, similar players and rank I finished 1st in home and away whee I finished 18th the JR faithful.

          I don’t talk about my rank this year

      • Russty_ says:

        Hey Derek, you were, as the administrator just allowing us all to reach our potential mate…lol, thanks for taking a back seat and looking after your lads 🙂

    • Shake_n_Bake_ says:

      And l lost by 1pt to get in the minor prem in that league!!!

  79. Russty_ says:

    Same mate…not my best year either but shit happens…just bad luck with Witherden mate, hey but we're still both in it with a sniff ay?…woohoo

  80. Steeeve says:

    I was pretty confident when I saw my uniques for this fi al. I had: Dangerfield, Menegola, Oliver, Gray, Wingard, Hurley, Crouch.
    Opponent had: Tim Kelly, Bont, Brandon Parfitt, Caddy, Hibberd, Fritsch, O'Meara.

    Even with a better captain choice (Dusty v Titch)… and the fact my team should have won by a landslide based on season and 5 and 3 round averages… my team lost.
    Finals come down to 95% luck.

    To break it down:
    Dangerfield 94 v Kelly 155. Opponent up 61.
    Menegola 112 v Parfitt 117. Opponent up 66.
    Oliver 93 v Bont 124. Opponent up 97.
    Gray 84 v Caddy 107. Opponent up 120.
    Wingard 80 v Fritsch 77. Opponent up 117.
    Hurley 83 v Hibberd 55. Opponent up 99.
    Crouch 131 v OMeara 95. Opponent up 63.
    Dusty captain 276 v Titch captain 216.

    You do the math on that last one.

    • Russty_ says:

      That's nuts isn't it?…3 points and your team looks much more solid and his looks like a hail mary team…commiserations mate.

      • Steeeve says:

        Thanks buddy, these things happen. Can't worry about predicted points but by all metrics (including prediction) I was sitting pretty. By three-quarter time of the Geelong game by season was cooked!
        It's frustrating when you have the team you want, sitting just outside top 1000, and lose against a team ranked about 40,000.

        I still have a trade left as well but no point holding them if you're out. Hope you're still in alive in a league or two Russ,

  81. sc tragic says:

    I feel your pain, I had something similar happen to the tune of 8 points, it is a gut wrenching experience. Such is Supercoach !!

  82. finnigin says:

    Can someone get in contact with 66 he owes me money .

    • Dice_real says:

      maybe ask the 2500 teams ranked ahead of him.
      geeez for someone who supposedly finishes top 100 every year! died in the arse

      • Russty_ says:

        Supposedly being the operative word, maybe 2550 or 3550 next week will be his highest rank ever for all we know.
        I noticed he fell over 1300 spots this week..not too flash if you're claiming to be an 'expert' and bagging people who didn't want to 'trade aggressively' early on in the season, and calling every second person an idiot for their choices.
        Oh well, karma past due I guess lol

  83. noah says:

    Last trade RObbie Gray out for Hawkins.

  84. BrownlowBoy says:

    Not SC related but I'm so happy for Nathan Jones to be playing in September.

    The bloke has been at Melbourne through possibly some of the darkest days in the clubs history. He could of left to seek success, but he wanted to be the one to lead Melbourne to some September action.

    Respect goes to you Nathan, and I hope you can lead Melbourne to the big dance.

    • neil demonsdelight says:

      well said BB

    • Russty_ says:

      Has been a great servant of the club and one of it's best players for many years and very humble and hardworking…deserves some finals success so I hope he sees it this year.

    • JohnDJ59 says:

      Jonesy is so loved at the club, great to see a smile on his face.

  85. Holty01 says:

    Well started in 4 leagues, made 4 Prelims and lost all 4 with a score of 2336. Not a good time to have a poor week.
    Good luck to all who made the GF.

    • Russty_ says:

      Bad luck there Holty…you did great to get into 4 prelims mate, onward and upwards towards next season 🙂

  86. Lekdog says:

    Update – Apparently there are some issues with people not being able to access website comments, not sure what's going on but trying to fix.

    • Lazza says:

      Hahaa Lek, good luck mate… probably the hardest thing to do is fixing a problem when you don’t know the root cause … give Lyon a call when you’ve ‘fixed it’…

  87. neil demonsdelight says:

    Are we about to see just how competent the All Australian selectors are? Surely Gawn and Grundy must both be named. If they name an Ablett or Danger as a ruck this is rubbish NDD

    • theRealPod says:

      Danger goes alright in the ruck!!

    • gator59 says:

      Surely Kruz is ahead of those two hacks neil….lol

      • PizzaSafety says:

        Yeah one should get named on the bench and one as ruck and who that is should legitimately be decided by a coin flip. I certainly had Gawn as the ruckman until these past four weeks. I feel like both deserve it so much that it would be a farce to leave either out.

      • neil demonsdelight says:

        Gawn said preseason his biggest competitors were grundy and Longer

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Gawn 1st ruck and Grundy on bench for me.

      • gator59 says:

        Agree with you BB

        • neil demonsdelight says:

          That was a remarkable effort by your saints GAT. I heard Sydney are chasing Billings and sainters Hannerberry.On that effort you are looking good– onwards and upwards

          • gator59 says:

            Steele is the one to watch out for next year mate… Hope Billings stays and we get Hanners some how but it's not little blokes we need …. Big bodied players like Fyfe, Cripps and the Bont are what they need.. I think we took Billings before the Bont in the draft a few years back… Bad drafting the last 5/6 years have really cost them and even though they'll have a high draft pick this year they'll get another midget nothing surer

            • neil demonsdelight says:

              a swap for kent for your 1st pick seems good

            • BrownlowBoy says:

              Why couldn't Steele score like this last year when he burnt me?

            • Russty_ says:

              Or Menzel with his 4 knee reconstructions Gator…Hunter Clark not exactly setting the world on fire…maybe in 3 years but that's to be expected I guess, even Danger was crap for his first 3 years or so.

    • Lazza says:

      Surely Griggs is the best second ruckman.. 😛

  88. neil demonsdelight says:

    good luck to Jayden and norm in the A GRADERS. going to be a corker

  89. Browncow says:

    Agree. Never a year where two rucks stood out so clearly. Gawn best tap ruckman and Grundy could be a big bodied on baller in some sides.

  90. neil demonsdelight says:

    Great to see Paul (Long live Jock) in both finals of Magnificent 7 and RAT PACK. Also kudos to Larry and Derek When Gator and myself first thought about forming these leagues we wanted great competition but also coaches who contributed through these forums.One name on our shortlist who had a shocker 2017 through many bad luck captain's picks was Derek. We traded calls and emails over summer to get the best possible list and Derek was there and we are happy he is. He kept out of all the rubbish going on here continuing to give quality advice and enjoyment to many coaches . Good luck Paul Larry and Derek NDD

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Well said NDD.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah good stuff Neil, very happy for all the blokes who made it through, especially Derek who doesn't mind a risky move or two and sometimes doesn't pay off but hey..sometimes it does and kudos to him.
      I haven't always avoided all the rubbish in here in the past but at least those 2 tumours are gone now lol

      • neil demons delight says:

        Like you it got to me too Russty but the site is good now It's about fun and commeraderie and Derek knew that the other peanuts didn't

    • Derek says:

      Thanks Fellas.

      It’s hard being an AFL supporter and living in the Shire, especially after the sharks finally managed to win the NRL a couple of years ago, there are very few people I can talk footy with and no-one plays SUperCoach. You guys are my FootyMates.

      I’ll be crunching the numbers in the off-season and come back better next year. I have a hunch about a new starting structure for next year

      Good luck in the GFs this week

      Thanks fellas

      • Russty_ says:

        Hey Derek I'm surprised you follow AFL at all living where you do in such a beautiful place, I'd just be thinking about diving off my front balcony into the ocean lol, good stuff mate and good luck with your grand finals.

      • neil demons delight says:

        just found out I am in the seconds G F Problem is I play you DEREK. One last hurrah mate. Bye the way I know how you feel .As you know I am a long time EELS member and few people in vic follow N R L . Haynes did however have a great year so i will hang my hat on that. Thinking the same about structures.Remember when you were tossing M7 starting ,well I am thinking the opposite 7 or 8 prems m4 max Danger oliver tich cripps but above all conserve trades best of luck in the vfl Granny

    • Lazza says:

      Good on you Neil… thanks for the good luck wishes… looking forward to the pre-season .. well after this week that is .. and all the best for the Dees … one of my daughters best friends plays for the Dees, so although Tiger supporters we take a great interest … also my cousins are mad Dee supporters and sponsors … they go all the way back to my uncles friendship with Hassa Mann way back when… whilst I’d like to see the Tigers go back to back … if it’s not to be it would be insane if the Dees continued the recent trend of GF winners..

  91. neil demons delight says:

    TRIGG just my 10 cents worth for TRIGGS HAPPY ENDING Agree with captains choice but 4 weeks finals 4 zones only one zone each week and not repeated Once a zone is used that's it.

    • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

      Thanks mate
      Ruck might be a bit limited but could put another twist on it.

      Will think about it.

  92. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    AA – ill give it a crack

    Simpson, Davis, Laird
    Lloyd. Hurley, Yeo
    Macrae. Cripps, Dangerfield
    Smith. Buddy. Dusty
    Bruest, Hawkins, Gray
    Gawn, Mitchell. Oliver
    Grundy, Whitfield, Gaff, Neale.

    As always some stiff to miss ouy

    Have tried to play them in position otherwise whitfield would be chb or full back. 😁

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Hey Trig,My first look I like it , but A.Brayshaw in , out Davis, J.Riewoldt in , out Gray IMO , Thanks mate for putting this up

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        My retort.
        Brayshaw only played well for 1/2 a season when moved into the mids and dont think he can play full back <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😉" src=""&gt;
        Sicily was in but missed too many games. Davis second for intercept marks but can be persuaded by another full back.

        Tossed up joey or gray. Happy with either. Joey #1 marks inside 50. Gray 2nd for goals per game for mid /fwds. Hard to split.

    • hedski says:

      Swap Davis for Blicavs and you've nailed it Trigg.
      No cats bias at all.

  93. Lazza says:

    A lot of people tune out at this time of year … so before you all go off to attend to the missus’s list on the fridge … I just want to say thanks to everyone of you who had positive input and for your individuality throughout the season.. there is absolutely no doubt that every call or trade I made was influenced by your opinions … so thanks to every single one of you .. and I look forward to this forum continuing in 2019 .. Lazza (Raw Tigers).

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Well said Lazza , BK to BK in YLW n BLK – Ha

    • Derek says:

      Cheers Lazza.

      Give us one thing that you will definitely be doing next year that you learnt about this year

      • Lazza says:

        Hey Derek… interesting poser that one … I think it’s to apply what I’d already learnt … I’ve developed a trading spreadsheet… so my trading outlook is around 3 weeks … there were 3 occassions this season where I identified ‘must trades’ and decided to hold … as it turned out I should have made the trades at the time … holding out cost me $$$$ and an additional trade … and almost cost me getting Grundy wh I won me the QF .. so the 3 week outlook is vital, but trusting your own judgement and don’t second guess yourself would be my advice.

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    • neil demons delight says:

      Best of luck with the raw tiges a great year for you

    • Russty_ says:

      Good one Lazza, well played this year mate and best of luck in your finals this week.

    • hedski says:

      On ya Lazza, cats v tigers GF!!!

    • gator59 says:

      Glad to have you on board this year lazza and gl for the granny this week

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