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TRIGGA’S SUPERCOACH FINALS GAME

Published by Jock on

By TRIGGA HAPPY.

Well the home and away season has been run and won. Congrats to those of you that were able to salute in the big dance and stand on the winners dias at the end of round 23.

But what about the rest of us and what now as the supercoach season has come to close or has it?

How many of us want a Happy Ending?
C’mon mind out of the gutter as this is the JR crew this can only mean one thing:
Supercoach Finals!

Even if you had the year from hell, want some redemption or had your best season to date you can still have a happy ending. Imagine being the best performer in the finals series, you would have the all sorts of bragging rights over the JR flock and this would surely stir the tank to get you up and about and to look towards the preseason and 2019 AFL season.

So before you hire a slasher to mow that overgrown lawn, or end up in hospital from the mild heart attack you may have when you finally got to look at the credit card statement and see what the missus had been up to during the footy season. You will have to put that on hold because if the herald sun won’t come to the party then I’m going to create my own version of Supercoach Finals.

  1. So without any further ado here it is. It was a lot of fun in its first year but now let’s take it up a notch this year. Here it is – my version of Supercoach finals!

    Changes:
    Blank canvas. Start again. (Every Week)
    •No salary cap! That’s right you can pick whoever you like without breaking the bank as there is no bank as long as it is within the rules as set out below.
    • Can’t have the same captain each week. No vice captain.
    •No Bench
    Sounds easy right? Well here are the rules.

    Rules:
    1. Maximum number of players from each team as set out in rule 8 below. (with 8 teams playing week 1 of the finals that is 2 players from each)

  2. Players must be named in the supercoach positon that they were given during the regular season (i.e. Dangerfield can’t be a forward)
  3. Captain selection. As there are 4 finals the captain must be selected from the 4 areas of the ground over the final series. So from a mid, fwd, back and ruck over the 4 weeks of the finals. Not necessarily in that order. It is up to each individual in what week they selected the captain in each position but must be from a different position every week. As per the rules of the regular season your captain pick will double their score each week. To select the captain there must a be a capt or “C” next to their name.
  4. All teams must be listed on JR site before the first bounce of the first game in each week of the finals. Teams are locked in from this time with one exception (Rule 5).
  5. If a player is named in the team but is late withdrawal before the first bounce of their match (i.e. Buddy) the player can be replaced before the game with a player from the same team in the same position. Again this change must be posted on the JR website.
  6. Supercoach points to be applied to each player selected as per the heraldsun supercoach point scoring system.
  7. The highest combined total of points for the players selected in a team will be deemed the winning team for the week.
  8. The highest total number of cumulative points from players selected weeks 1-4 in the AFL final series will be deemed the Supercoach Finals overall winner.
  9. As the finals progress blank canvas every week. With players to be selected from participating teams as follows:

    Week 1 of Finals: (From 8 Teams participating – Maximum of 2 players from each team):
    •16 Players consisting of:
    o4 Back
    o6 Midfield
    o2 Rucks
    o4 Forwards

    Week 2 of Finals: (From 4 Teams participating – Maximum of 3 players from each team):
    •12 Players consisting of:
    o3 Back
    o5 Midfield
    o1 Ruck
    o3 Forwards

    Week 3 of Finals: (From 4 Teams participating – Maximum of 3 players from each team):
    •12 Players consisting of:
    o3 Back
    o5 Midfield
    o1 Ruck
    o3 Forwards

    Grand Final: (From 2 Teams participating – Maximum of 5 players from each team):
    •10 Players consisting of:
    o2 Back
    o5 Midfield
    o1 Ruck
    o2 Forward

Depends how much interest we get on whether I put together a table of everyone’s team and results.
This may be too much work so may rely on the honesty system where you add up and keep track of your own score. Afterall if you cheat you are only cheating yourself and anyone at anytime can check to see your team total as you have posted your team on the website so big brother is always watching.

Unless someone a bit more Techy than me can think of a way to enter our teams online?

So why not have a go. It’s free and who knows you may just get the bragging rights over the rest of us.
Good luck! Gone to my happy place. Be back in a few……


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BennyO

Hi all!
Keen as for this, hopefully we can get a small group together and have a competitive ranking system!!

AuroraBorealis?!

Awesome idea here Trigga, will be happy to participate! Good Luck all 🙂

Russty_

Brilliant work Trigga..sign me up mate, thanks for all the effort!
Here's my starting team..barring any changes it'll stay like this…

Brayshaw, Sicily, Lloyd, Yeo
Dangerfield, T.Mitchell, J.Kelly, Coniglio, D.Martin, Shuey
Gawn, Grundy (C)
Riewoldt, Franklin, Degoey, Hawkins.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Good one mate
Im gonna wait on teams and see if sicily is named or if any others out before submitting team.

How and when u select your capt in what position will help put a twist on the series. Add that bit of extra spice.

Russty_

Yeah for sure man..spice is good, I'm hoping to get a good high scoring start but ya never know lol…I've heard Siciflog is ready to go..too early to post a team yet?..I'm just excited!..haha

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Get into it mate.
Can post anytime b4 the first bounce each week.

Like the enthusiasm. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😁" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f601.svg"&gt;

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Editors note:
Max number of players as set out in rule 9.
Thanks.

Tony McCosh

Sounds like great fun sign me up

Joshua Kelly

if there's a dotted line somewhere, consider my signature on it.

DEF. Lloyd Yeo Sicily Whitfield
MID. Titch Danger J.Kelly Dusty Shuey Sidebottom
RUCK. Gawn Grundy (C)
FWD. Heeney TMac Menegola Riewoldt

Subject to team announcements

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nice team josh but your team mate in Whitfield can only be selected as a mid not a defender.
Rule 2. 🙊

Joshua Kelly

Whitfield out TMac to DEF and Jeremy Cameron in.

Tyruddanaut

Love the idea, and it’s a great reason to get back onto the site.
Back: Lloyd, Hurn, Yeo, Sicily
Mid: Titch, Ward, Oliver, Dangerfield, Jelwood, Kelly
Ruck: Grundy, Gawn (C)
Fwd: Heeney, Caddy, De. Goey, Edwards

Tyruddanaut

Dangerfield: 79
Jelwood: 116
Gawn (c): 214
Oliver: 111
Caddy: 84
Edwards: 53 🙁
Sicily: 96
Titch: 124

A day to go

gator59

Count me in again Trigga .. Was a lot of fun last year, SO EVERYONE GET ON BOARD WITH TRIGGA'S GREAT CONCEPT

BennyO

Finals Rd 1 –

Back- Lloyd Yeo Brayshaw Z.Williams
Mid- Titch Sidebottom Cotch Danger Kelly Redden
Ruc- Grundy(C) Gawn
Fwd- Menegola Heeney Riewoldt Sicily

neil demons delight

Yep count me in Hope Kev doesn't get away to a flyer again the reigning champ has to be taken down LOL bye the way Kev you're articles were a pleasure and most helpful all season.

neil demons delight

Would Gawn be the first captain choice. He scores well and may go out 1st round then so could Hawkins as a forward.Tough call when to use the rucks.

gator59

I'd say it would be the way to go or even Danger might only see one week!!!!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Strategy of capt choice comes into play.
I like it. 😁

BrownlowBoy

This is quite possibly the coolest idea I've heard. Lock me in.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Dat a boy B

Should be fun and sure to put an edge to the finals

Randomcliche2

Shit hot. For those wanting to get in early: Rough team lists http://www.afl.com.au/news/2018-08-30/mock-teams-

Lloyd (C), Sicily, Yeo, Hurn
Titch, Danger, Kelly, Oliver, Treloar, Dusty
Gawn, Grundy
Lobb, Buddy, Caddy, Menegola

Love it.

Perhaps a shared google dos spreadsheet that you make so we can edit and then lock out on kick-off to keep track of the teams?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I'll see what I can put together this weekend.

dontblushbaby

Yep, I'm in Trig, like the rules mate

Great fact hunt

Sounds awesome I’m in on that. Here we go

Backs. Lloyd (captain) yeo McGovern Brayshaw
Mids. J Kelly, danger, titch, Pendlebury, Martin, Ablett.
Forwards. Riewoldt, Franklin, Gunston, j Cameron,
Rucks. Gawn Grundy.

Good luck all and have fun

Russty_

It was on last year BFH but only about 10 guys participated, think it will be a lot more this year. 🙂

Big fact hunt

Gotta ask how many sherbets were consumed coming up with this. It is gold

TRIGGA_HAPPY

🍻🍺 * alot!.

dontblushbaby

Hell yeah,I'm in Russty

Russty_

Cool DBB, I'll keep you posted mate, see if you can join the league now if you like, it's private but I think I set it up without a password to enter, it's called Jock Reynolds League if you search for that you should find it. use your Jock Reynolds name so I recognise who you are…cheers.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Well JR crew after a bit of work on the weekend I have taken random's suggestion and have created a spreadhsheet where everyone can enter their teams for the finals week 1.

Link below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pMMaF9uEJ

There are 4 sheets as I wasn't sure how many teams we are going to get. Teams – Teams 3.
There are 3 spots to fill in the teams sheet and then 10 team spots in Teams1, Teams2 and Teams3.
If we need more I will just create more but will see how we go.

I have already added the teams posted above which was a good test for all the "smarts" of the spreadsheet.

How it works:

In row 1 add your team name (orange text). This currently says TEAM.
The next team to be entered will go after Great Fact Hunt and then when the team sheet is full – move onto Team1 spreadsheet etc.

To add team:

Simply start tying in your players name starting at row 2 as per rule 9 above.
i.e if you want Elliott Yeo in your team start tying elli.. and Ellliot Yeo should appear in the drop list select him from the list.
repeat the process for the 4 defenders, 6 mids, 2 rucks and 4 forwards.

The built in smarts:
1. Once a player is selected the team next to the player will change to the team they play for in Yeo's case – West Coast
2. The teams are added up below to ensure that only 2 players are selected from each team
3. You can only select a player from the drop down list in each position as per rule 2 above. An error will occur if you try and select a player who is not in that position.
4. If more than two players are selected from a team an error will appear in red stating "TOO MANY PLAYERS"

Captain selection:
The captain is selected by putting a "C" next to the player you want to be captain for the week.
This will then add the SC points you score for that player to your total.

Important:
At the moment the C is sitting in row 2 next to Alex Rance for each TEAM not in the comments.
Ensure you move the C next to the player you want to be captain as whoever the C sits next to will get the captains score.

Hopefully this all makes sense but should free up some of my time so I don't have to add all the teams from the comments,.

Have a go and see how you go. If you have any problems let me know.

I think this is a kick A$$ spreadsheet and should be a great finals competition.

The spreadsheet will be locked at the start of the game on Thursday, you have until then to put in your team. I will add the SC points for each team as per rule 6 above.

Have fun gone to my happy place back in a few ….. 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

yeah mate on the left next to the team name
if you wanted grundy as capt you are all good.

BennyO

Legend Thanks for adding all the teams Trigga! This spreadsheet is mint

Russty_

Cheers Trigga, thanks for entering mine in there mate..good luck to everyone.

Randomcliche2

Hey Trigga, great spreadsheet…only I logged back onto the sight after the game tonight to see you did end up making and my team didn't make it 🙁 (mia culpa) Any chance you can include my unedited team from earlier this week? Cheers
Andrew

Lloyd (C), Sicily, Yeo, Hurn
Titch, Danger, Kelly, Oliver, Treloar, Dusty
Gawn, Grundy
Lobb, Buddy, Caddy, Menegola

DM122
JC84
TM124
JS96
CO111
MG107
PD79
SM57
780

randomcliche3

DM122
JC84
TM124
JS96
CO111
MG107
PD79
SM57

JK18
RL74
LF16
JL (c)160

EY139
SH79
AT47
BG116

1429

Randomcliche2

PS I see you had some issues with malicious a holes. Now the teams are in… perhaps restrict the sheet to the email addresses of those entered to edit…cheers

gator59

This is awesome stuff you have added here Trigga… Have added my team name.. Team to follow after team selections

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Thanks mate.

Might have a few more participants this year which will be gr8.

Bigger and better each year. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f44d.svg"&gt;

gator59

Yeah it's catching on

Jono

Tigers Train FC: TBC
DEF: Lloyd,Yeo,Williams,Brayshaw
MID:Ablett,Dangerfield,Sidebottom,Kelly and Mitchell
RUCKS: Gawn & Grundy
FWDS:Buddy,Caddy,Darling,Gunston

Human Bob

WooHoo. Finally the AFL is listening to soccer and Rugby fans and introducing zones to the Aussie game. It's now only a matter of time until we get the much desired offside rule and lose those the farcical rules that require a player to bounce the ball when running with it and punch it of his hand instead of throwing it.
Well done Mr McGlachlan we all appluad your foresite in taking away the ridiculous aspects of our game that make it unlike soccer and rugby.
May I suggest that goals should be awarded no matter which team causes the ball to cross the goal line and regardless of whether it crosses the line by hand or foot?

DavidC

Zones in Soccer?? There are none. Maybe you are thinking of Netball.

dontblushbaby

April Fools Day was 4 months ago

neil Demons Delight

Hope I have done it ok Trigg One problem I see the name Scott Evans cropping up If that is your good self Trigg then beam me up SCOTTY my son is Scott Evans and could this demon be related ? Cheers

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Papa, papa? Is that you papa? 📝

neil demons delight

Two Scotts BUT must must follow the dees otherwise shut the front door on your way out

neil Demons Delight

Surely there's a way to get it back Trigg.It should be saved somewhere. A tech head will know

TRIGGA_HAPPY

thank goodness for version control.
restored 🙂

Russty_

Nice one mate, you reckon it was Sabotage or just an error?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

If it was an error wouldnt have deleted all sheets just mucked up the one they were in.

So reckon it was deliberate.

Boy i was p1ssed!

As i said thank gawd for version control as it would have been a shame to loose all the teams and put a real dampner on what should be a gr8 finals comp.

Happy dayz again …

Russty_

All's well that ends well, I noticed they left my name in there..probably hoping I'd get the blame for it, I'm guessing one of the flog twins was behind it.
Good to see 16 teams already slotted in there Trig, should be good fun 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Probably

16 already and think a few more may sign up when teams announced.

Only place in Aus where supercoach continues <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😁" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/11/svg/1f601.svg"&gt;

Derek

I’m putting far to much thought into my team. Just waiting for teams tonight before finalising.

Great fact hunt

Thanks trigga that is awesome. Give me something to follow in finals as I’m a Carlton supporter. Cheers

TRIGGA_HAPPY

👍
I've jumped on board the NDD demon train
Express not stopping until 29 September 5pm.

neil Demons Delight

Onya cous

hedski

On ya Trig, I'll give it a crack weds night when the teams are out. 👍🍺

Defying_Madness

I'm really tempted to start Nank just so I can have 1 less Richmond player

James

Great idea mate, excited to throw my hat in. Good time to take big risks with just 4 rounds!

r_calve

back: yeo, lloyd, brayshaw, hurn
mid: titch, danger, duncan, coniglio, treloar, cotchin
ruck: gawn, grundy
fwd: sicily, buddy, lambert, taranto

capt is gawn

sign me up

neil Demons Delight

Click onto Trigg's link above Good luck NDD

Russty_

Can't believe you don't have TMac in your side Neil…what gives man? 😉

neil Demons Delight

Gawn is a monty oliver and brayshaw next then The Great One but you never know mate Lot of cookie cutter teams there and remember KEV last year.He stole a march on us all End of story

Russty_

Yeah was just winding you up mate…was just trying to change my team and it's harder than ya think hahah

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Looks easy but it aint is it?

Thats the genius of it.

Looks like 80% plus of teams are locking in a goliath 1st up to capt the team.

No one going danger.
Will he be there next week?
Strategy love it.

Russty_

Yeah basically, if you want to change one player, you have to change 4…or just start again lol

Reckon I'll just leave it as is.

dontblushbaby

The Tigers are going well when Brandon Ellis gets dropped ,would get a game with most teams , might be trade bait now that Lynch has nominated his new home at Punt Rd

Russty_

Must be up and down in form too often I reckon DBB, hence his dropping, he'd be spewing though, hey you should be able to enter that Golf League now, and any of your mates who also want to join.

WTFoxtrot_58

Backs…Lloyd Yeo Brayshaw Williams
Mids Danger Titch Oliver Coniglio Sidebottom Martin
Rucks Gawn Grundy
Fwds Sicily Hawkins Menegola Darling

Derek

What is the most you can have from one team?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

2
Spreadsheet will tell u if you have too many. 😁

hedski

You have 3 cats and only 1 swan Fox.

Derek

Has 3 dees

neil demons delight

Might save Gawn for the last game and grab an advantage with Oliver and Brayshaw

hedski

Gday Trigga, I also can't enter info on the spreadsheet from my phone so I'll post my team here and hopefully you can help me out, cheers mate.

HEDSKIS BURNMEN.

Llyod Yeo Brayshaw Howe.

Danger(C) Titch Dusty Ward Cogs Redden.

Gawn Grundy.

Menegola Buddy Sicily Caddy.

Hopefully get four epic games this week, can't wait.
GO CATTAS!! 👍🍺

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yep cant wait for the finals mate
Everyone worthy contenders should be some fierce contests.

Pity cats had to play Dees first up but that game esp should be EPIC!!

Your team is in mate.

Only 1 of 3 teams going with a mid capt off the bat and only one with danger as capt.
Could be a stroke of genius.

Good luck.

Im on the NDD finals train.
Be awesome if the drought is broken once again. 😀

hedski

Thanks for that Trig, if my cats go down tomorrow night I'll be hoping the Dees can go all the way too (until then BOO Dees).
Figured I may only have one chance to captain Danger so may as well go for it, quite a few going Grundy but he'll be there for at least one more week.

neil demons delight

Gedday Hedski ii am the same if the cats win then I hope they win the G F .At least they are super entertaining and I did tip them way back preseason. Be wary of the Harmes tag, though I was told Selwood is coping him to halftime then Danger, may the best team win cheers NDD

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Ok crew the finals are finally upon us.
Seems like yonks since we last saw a game of footy!
not sure about everyone else but I say bring it on – looking forward to some titanic battles.

Just a reminder that the spread sheet will be locked from the first bounce tonight so if you want to put a team for the first week of the finals you have until 7.30 tonight.

After that I will put the spread sheet in read only mode. Where you can view but cant amend.
I will update each team after the completion of each game with the SC scores for each relevant player for the match.
Will generally do this the next morning so if you want to check back in on how you are going the scores will be slowly updated over the course of the weekend,

Just another reminder about the captain. You can only select a captain each week from a different position on the ground.

To do this you need to move the C (which is on the left hand side of the team name) next to the player you want to be captain and score double points for the week.

If you look at my team the C is next to Sydney – Player Jake LLoyd – so Jake will get the captains hat this week for my team.

I realise this is a bit confusing but was a last minute thought before I released the spreadsheet.

Next week for simplicity I will set up the spreadsheet so the C is right next to the players name.

Think just about everyone has got this concept but just incase please check to ensure you have the captain (C) against the correct player.

Speaking of which it looks like over 80% of teams have jumped of big Maxy or Grundy as the captain choice this week.
No forwards.
Only 3 mids with hedski backing in his catters and danger to give him an edge over everyone else.

we have over 20 teams which is great and should give us some fierce competition.
Most teams are fairly similar except for the Capt Obvious team which is quite unique and appears to have all the captains included in the team. Different thinking there but could this be a shark move as the captain tends to lift and lead his team into the finals. Is this one touch wonder magic?

Haven't seen the defending champ in Kev put in a team yet unless he is under an alias but he did this last year and come in last minute and outscored all of us.

Will history repeat??

Only time will tell.

Good luck to all and hope we have a cracking final series.

PLAY BALL …..

Russty_

Great stuff Trigga…hey if there's a late out can we still change a player during the round?

hedski

Gday Russty, I think Trig said in the rules a late out can be replaced as long as its posted here before the kickoff in that game?

Russty_

Hey Hed, oh yeah ok thanks mate, heard John Ralph say Howe would be tagging Dusty but he wouldn't know for sure really..hope it's Cotch and not Dusty.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Yep rule 5. 😏

hedski

Daniel Howe a late inclusion for the Hawks, does he go to Dusty or Cotchin????

neil demons delight

Cotchin for mine

hedski

Hope so Neil, I think he did an OK job on Dusty earlier in the season. Go cats. 👍😁

Lekdog

Team is in Trigg!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Dangerous Lek. 😉

Russty_

What's your team name Lek?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Same as always the puppies
Sheet 3

Russty_

Ah ok…didn't even look there cause there's still 4 empty spaces on sheet 2

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Leks a different cat. 🙊

Lekdog

An odd fella some might say

hedski

Rate the Big Boy pick Lek, thought about that one, reckon the Rabbott will do OK against Maxy.
Good to see another Danger captain, he's in ominous form.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nah no idea

Maybe fitting name if doesnt fill out team. 😂

Russty_

Hey Trig do you know who donut factory is?…he hasn't completed his team yet.

hedski

Could it be Kev waiting til the last minute???

Shake_n_Bake_

My team Trigga is Davis lloyd Hurn Yeo. Mids Adams oliver Danger Mitchell Cotchin Coniglio Rucks Grundy Gawn Fwds Lambert Menegola Gunston Heeney Capt Gawn. Just seen this Trigga getting home from work. 🙂

Russty_

Jeez cutting it fine Shake, hope you can get it in in time.

Shake_n_Bake_

Oh well all good if l dont. Hope your well Russty.

Russty_

I'm good bud, did you manage to get it in there?

Ahmad rubas

sicily lloyd yeo rance
dusty titch clarry cogs kelly treloar
gawn grundy
hawkins heeney jjk menegola
captaincy on yeo does this team fit the rules and am i too late?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

both made it lads

will add your teams at half time

Russty_

You da man Trig…thanks for putting this all together, and allowing some slight rule bending…after all, it aint for sheep stations lol

Shake_n_Bake_

Cheers Trigga 🍻

Defying_Madness

Hey Trigga mate I moved my captain to Lloyd a couple hours ago when the teams dropped and it seems to have moved back to Grundy. Would appreciate if you could change it for me. Cheers

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Righto
Consider it done 👍

gator59

Good stuff Trigga letting them in … Good luck to all

Russty_

We're the ones who need some luck Gator…choosing Riewoldt the spud lol

gator59

Not lookin good with the spud at all mate

Russty_

Needs a 5 goal second half…he can do it!

Russty_

No..he can't do it.

Finnius

Hey trigga – just realised my C is on Grundy when I meant to have it on Gawn. Do you think you could change it for me? I'm excited for this. Wish I had checked the weather in Melbourne before selecting my team though.. the Riewoldt pick is turning out to be a bit of a dud.

Good luck all.

Russty_

Well done winning three grand finals this year Finn, great stuff mate.

Finnius

Thanks Russty – would have been a few more if Kelly didn't get knocked out and left me with Giro for the prelim. Went down in my cashy for that one.

How did you end up?

Russty_

Not so great this year, was in with a chance in 5 in the second last week and had 4 injuries, so, then was still in with one and lost by about 250 points..lol. Was out of trades in the 2nd last week so couldn't do much except play bench players.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Done ✔

Russty_

Glad I picked Dusty 71, Titch 50, Sicily 60 so far but bummed out about Riewoldt 25..oh well, can't win em all.
Anyone who picked Caddy or Lambert are at least doing half decently.

hedski

Caddy put on a whole 3 points in the third qtr…..get a kick FFS Josh.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

cream rises in finals

dusty / titch bog for each team

Derek

Happy with Lambert, what about the AA Edwards?

Defying_Madness

I had rance and cotchin who were alright

Russty_

Disappointing from the Hawks, if they make it through next week, can't see em going all the way, especially if they have to come up against the Tigers again.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

how good is Higgins? – 1st final 1st year
he is gonna be some kind of player
next couple of years will be a gun mid as well

yellow and whack.

Russty_

Yeah they found a good kid there…and with Lynch in their Fwd line next season, will be hard to beat again I reckon.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

hard?

I'd say bloody impossible!

neil demons delight

I tipped him preseason as the best recruit which wasn't hard .Hawks will find it tough against the dees or cats but tiges are something

hedski

Very disappointing Russty, Cats should smash em next week!!

Russty_

Yeah hedski, I think whatever gameplan Clarko had this week went out the window when the weather hit, Richmond were just tougher, scrappier and more desperate, and kept their stuff together when it really counted, in days gone by when the Hawks had more talent they would've gotten there but they just don't have the guys anymore.
Cats should wipe em off the radar next week I think.

neil demons delight

Can't do that from the stands though

hedski

Ha ha, I knew you'd bite Neil.

Defying_Madness

I think Hawthorn may have got a bit ahead of themselves. Should be good to go next week and let's not forget we beat the cats twice this year already.

Derek

As a hawks fan I’m just not used to this

Breust and Silk misses were not good early but it was the Hawks young blokes who found out the hard way what finals footy is all about

The rain didn’t help

Derek

Shoemakers out didn’t help……… 😉

neil demons delight

How the heck can they fit Lynch in and where much better at the Saints where he might get a game

Russty_

They'll slot him in alongside Riewoldt to blood him and then Jack will retire in a year or two I think Neil…Lynch could become a great forward playing in a good team for a change, and not having to carry it like he was at the Suns.
Saints are Fckd mate…no hope for them anytime soon lol

James

Completely forgot about that game but glad I had some kind of team in! Thought I had the C on Buddy but seems I unintentionally went the safer option.

Shake_n_Bake_

Morning Trigga, l must be going crazy l cant find were to look to find the team selection. 🤔

hedski

Gday Shake, there is a link in one of Triggas comments above, 3 days ago, your team is on "teams 2" sheet. 👍

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Well lads that's the first final in books.
My take:
Press – Richmond have dropped their tackling intensity lately and are venerable.

Tigers response – We know a bit about this caper. We will look after our own backyard, you try and beat us at the G. Bring it on.
Result: Tigers get to put their feet up for a week, hawks need to regroup and get a chance to redeem next week.

Summary:
The anointed one was at his best esp in the first half, they have added a beauty in Higgins to the fwd mix who lives and breathes the Tigers Manra"
Tackle, harass, tackle again, help out ya mate, see ball, get ball, kick goals – oh and if you like go up in the ruck – rioli the ruckman.
Wasn't a game for the big forwads esp the hawks, with gunston, rough and bruest having a quiet night. Joey was also quiet at the other end. The weather didn't help their cause.
Titch again brought his own ball but needed help against the onslaught of the tiges.

Supercoach:

The perfect combination for this game was:
Tigers – Dusty and Higgins
Hawks – Titch and Shiels.

No one had this combination.

A fair few teams had the two guns in Titch and Dusty so some fairly decent scores to start off the round.
No captain was used in last nights game,.

I have updated all the scores which can be found on the link below:
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1pMMaF9uEJ

After the first game – Arazyzz is leading the pack (last team entered) but there are a lot of teams breathing down his/her neck.

onto game 2:

With this one there is no tomorrow – which is a must watch game.
Gawny and his mates against arguably one of the best midfields ever assembled.

NDD V Hedski just to add to the intrigue.

Russty_

Well done Trig…don't be so modest mate, you and Arayzyzyzy are leading at the moment 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

had a bit more a of a play with the spreadsheet and have added a graph to show everyone's score
refer to graph tab

if you click on the little cross (explore) in the bottom right hand corner you can cut the info anyway you like

ie bottom 5 team by SC score etc

might be handy during the finals for everyone to see visually how they are going compared to everyone else.

Russty_

What a clanger festival of a 1st quarter for Danger…6 Clangers! 6!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Fair first half by Viney.
Who needs to play footy in the lead up?
Tackling beast.
9 and counting …..

Russty_

Yeah right he's a gun..must be some serious adrenaline too, I'm nervous for the Dees, as much as the Cats are butchering the hell out of it, Dees aren't scoring enough.

Russty_

Danger on 12 clangers and 6 frees against now, what a night for him to have a stinker. Well done Dees!