Weekend Wrap.

Two little ice-creams sitting in a bar. One called Richie the other was called Mal. They were sitting there reading the paper, feeling pretty good about life and were looking forward to catching up next week on their big day.

Then out of nowhere a black and white blowtorch appeared and started to apply heat to Rich. Poor Rich hadn’t been put under this much heat for a long time and try as he might he started to melt under the intense unrelenting heat. In the end it was just too much to bear and eventually Rich was overwhelmed and succumbed to the blowtorch that was being applied finally becoming a melted mess in footy folklore.

But he got off lightly compared to Mal. Mal didn’t even see it coming as an eagle set the whole building on fire. Mal panicked, frantically looking around but there was no escape from the heat that seemed to come from all directions.  It was a raging inferno and the noise was deafening.  He waited for help to arrive but it never came so Mal melted within minutes the smoke filing his lungs and causing him to choke fumbling his way to the nearest exit. In the end all that was left was a charred shell. Mal got badly burnt and those wounds will take a long time to heal.

 

Supercoach.

The week saw dontblushbaby join the winners circle with a score of 1,368. Blush had all the high scoring mids, grundy and JJK which helped him to victory for the round. Shake n Bake made his move finishing second for the week with a score of 1,317. The big unique for shake was Vlastuin who picked up a very handy 116 on Friday night making him the highest scoring tiger. Kryptonite for the round was Dusty who apparently shouldn’t have played and treloar who is coming back from injury and astbury should have stayed in bed. Is there a theme here? Most demons let us down with the two captains Viney and Jones scoring under 50. Jonesy somehow didn’t lay a tackle for the game? Clarrey was the only demon to score over 100 (just).

The eagles as expected after a performance like that took the majority of the points with 7 eagles scoring over 100 with Cripps and Redden punching out 140’s. Best captain pick for the round was Cripps – no one had him as captain or in their team.  A couple had the C around Redden’s neck who punched out a very handy 147 (including blush).

 

The table for the top 5 scorers for Round 2 can be found below:

Well we only have one game left the big one – The grand final.

How is your happy ending looking?

The leaders at this stage are:

Team Borealis is still our overall leader but shake has closed the gap and is breathing down his neck! Only 5 points separate the two top teams with Chartomben only 68 off the pace. So it is anyone’s to win. Will it be one of these 3 or will someone come from the clouds to claim victory?

Interestingly the two teams must use a forward as the captain pick this week. Chartomben has the luxury of a midfield captain pick. This could prove decisive in the pursuit to claim the winner’s jacket.

Again if you want to know how your team is going overall look in the spreadsheet under the graph and table in the TOTAL SC SCORES tab.

 

Supercoach – Grand Final.

We all should know the rules by now so I am not going to post them again, if you need to check back in the last article for a run-down of the rules.

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

This week as there are only 2 teams left to fight it out for the ultimate prize then the teams have been trimmed to 10.

However to make things a little more interesting (it is the grand final after all) I have included a norm smith selection. This can be found under the team.

You just need to select who you believe will be best on ground and win the norm smith medal. If you are correct then I will add another 100 points to your total. This means that someone could indeed come from the clouds and claim victory!

I have created a new spreadsheet for the grand final which can be found on the link below.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1sUipxyyNuWZPORVo0Nnj93ImoJ0UKodigc67TLl7F2w/edit?ts=5ba773c4#gid=888901845

You have until 2.30 on Saturday to submit you teams.

Please enter your team in the same spot as the graphs are linked to each team.

Please ensure you select your captain from an area of the ground that you have not used before. I have made a note on each team where the captain must be selected from for the grand final.

AFL Grand Final

So it has come down to this. 16 teams have come and gone and only 2 remain.

The eagles and the magpies.

So the “Battle of the Big Birds”.

The Eagle is a bird of prey that hunts with a precision strike which it can do again and again.

The magpie is a chirpy bird but don’t be fooled it can also has a vicious strike that can catch an unsuspected victim by surprise. It can swoop down in an instant, strike and leave its victim bloody and dazed.

Both teams I think played their game of the season last week and if they can produce that sort of performance again on the last Saturday in September then we are in for one helluva contest.

Really hard to split them and pick a winner.

My thoughts:

On paper the magpies appear to have the better midfield but Melbourne were said to have the better midfield and look what happened to them?

West Coast has some serious fire power up forward – Can the magpies quell all 6?

At the other end McGov, Hurn, Barrass and Co will go head to head with the small forwards in De Goey, Stevenson (must be pinching himself) and Varcoe. They each have their own story to tell and will be keen to add to the finals folklore.

Big Cox. No longer bye bye American pie but to quote Crouching One “welcome”.  Can he do it again?

We will know soon enough.

Let’s just hope we get a close contest and they didn’t peak a week early.

In the end there can be only one who will achieve and deserve the Holy Grail.

Best of luck to all..

Gone to my happy place back in a few….

 

 

 


92 Comments

neil DEMONSDELIGHT · 26/09/2018 at 11:13

great analogy Trigg. Didn't know Jones didn't lay a tackle though No wonder they got thumped. Lewis was poor Tmac the same Gawn ordinary viney a shocker .The dees looked set to get Pruess a done deal and May at the expense of Hogan. I hear they are looking at Hall now Gaff is out of reach .What ever happens , they like hawthorn and Collingwood would be very happy with their year. It's up to the chasing pack to trade well Doggies Roos Bombers cats should all get better and Freo with Hogan (I hope he stays but the club wants May) should improve Good luck to the enders in the G F NDD

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 26/09/2018 at 20:56

    Thanks NDD.
    Cant understand pruess move?
    Doesnt want to sit behind goldy but happy to sit behind gawn??
    Surely gws or cats who r crying out for a ruck would be better ?? Even tiges.

    There is a mega deal brewing from what I hear.

    Neale to lions.
    Lions pick 4 to Port.
    Polec to North.
    North pick 10 to Port.
    Port pick 9 and 10 to Freo.
    Freo pick 6 to Melbourne
    Melbourne hogan to freo
    Melbourne pick 6 to Gold Coast
    Gold coast May and a late first rounder to Melbourne.

    Might be some later pick swaps involved.
    Good luck working all that lot out …

    Also hearing sheil and setterfield to blues.
    Pick 1 to GWS or carltons 1st rd pick 2019 to GWS.

      neil Demons Delight · 27/09/2018 at 09:41

      Well that's quite a mouthful I am connected to the club and have heard the same basically Their thoughts are with May but Collingwood could thwart their plans. Weideman is the key now he is performing. The Pruess deal is happening but not entirely as a backup The two junior rucks have been delisted and you may see a different role for Max Don't know why Tom just doesn't go back and keep Hogan but the view is Weideman is purely a forward so no way he is going back. The Hogan deal may enable them to get a quality outside mid Gaff?

        Russty_ · 27/09/2018 at 22:14

        Hey guys, reckon Preuss could be a really good power forward with a bit more development, he has shown some really good signs in the past, just never really had the chance to be consistent through lack of opportunities.
        It'd be a real shame for the Dees to lose Jessie though.

AuroraBorealis?! · 26/09/2018 at 19:34

Really good write up Trigga, you should see if you can come in for guest cameos next season, i found it really entertaining. Also, thanks for organizing this whole thing and for giving me my supercoach fix for the finals, myself and the rest of the community really appreciate it!

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 26/09/2018 at 20:40

    Cheers mate.
    Glad u enjoyed it.
    Put a bit of work into this article. very happy how it turned out.
    Call em as I see em.
    Good luck on the weekend.
    Norm smith just gives the rest of us a shot.

    Game on ….

      Russty_ · 27/09/2018 at 22:18

      Hey mate, reckon I'd need the Norm Smith points to be 500 for me to have a shot but no one to blame but myself for that situation lol, cheers bud.

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:24

        500 eh? yeah thought about that but then wouldn't be fair to the leaders who have scored well every week.
        100 is about right
        who knows I may come from the clouds 🙂

dontblushbaby · 27/09/2018 at 19:06

Where's IN Pieman ,we haven't heard from him , he was a huge critic of Buckley in the past

    neil Demonsdelight · 27/09/2018 at 20:04

    I think we all were DBB. Not now though. Sometimes you just have to admit it. I have. Going to be a great game may the best team win .For my wife's sake hope it's the Pies good luck DBB

      dontblushbaby · 27/09/2018 at 20:36

      I'm a Richmond supporter , same thing about Hardwick a few years ago when they were calling for his head , the Club put quality assistants around him – Caracella, Leppitch ect , also go back further when Bomber Thompson when he nearly got the flick from Geelong and what they achieved

      Thanks Neil for replying mate

        Russty_ · 27/09/2018 at 22:10

        Hey DBB, bad luck for your Tiges this year mate, they just kinda got caught looking…like the Dees did, can't take the foot off the pedal for a minute this season, but I'm sure they'll both fare very well again next season…cheers mate.

          neil Demonsdelight · 28/09/2018 at 09:14

          Hey Russty I mentioned to Gator months ago about Kent going to Saints well it looks on the cards. You both would be rapt to get another elite player. We don't want much only that boot studder guy and Billings left sock cheers

          dontblushbaby · 28/09/2018 at 14:46

          Thanks Russty, Whilst I was disappointed, It would have been worse had we lost last year

        neil Demonsdelight · 28/09/2018 at 09:25

        I just got doubts about Lynch and May Both overated but that could be Lynch has burn't me so bad. Both our teams need very little .Nank is good enough and Soldo a good back up.Like the dees mate you probably need some outside run Menadue is not good enough. but not much more. My mob ,well Pruess will become our Soldo and maybe some big defender.Don't know why clubs don't look at Keiran Collins. He was on our radar but the dogs grabbed him early .We got Spargo.cheers

          dontblushbaby · 28/09/2018 at 14:52

          Agree with Menadue, also Corey Ellis is another who look good in the VFL but can't take the extra step, however at another club and with more games in the AFL they go to another level,hope they do, just my take

            neil · 28/09/2018 at 16:11

            Corey was in my s c team in R1 and I couldn't get rid of him for 5 rounds a spud and shows you we must get our squads right from the get go

WTFoxtrot_58 · 27/09/2018 at 19:12

Team as below.

Just want to comment on the format of Trigs Finals.
I think the concept is brilliant and if the Herald Sun pick it up I hope Trig is rewarded handsomely.
Also thanks to Trig for inputting sides for guys that cannot.
Also thanks to Trig for not being a flog.
This site has certainly had it's fair share.

Back – Yeo , Crisp.
Mid – Treloar, Adams, Redden(C), Sheed, Sidebottom
Ruck – Grundy.
Forward – Cripps, Darling.

Norm Smith – Redden.

    neil Demonsdelight · 27/09/2018 at 19:57

    Couldn't agree more WTF. Trigg has it right now and the Normie is the cherry on top .Gives a few a chance. people like Trigg Pieman Russty and Hedski to name a few make the site fun and challenging. Lek deserves credit too for having the aggots to ban them NDD

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:43

      NDD 👍👍

      Add yourself to that list

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:26

    Thanks WT really appreciate the feedback

    Its been good to allow the SC fix abit longer, its like a drug withdrawl symptoms coming up ….

    team is in mate
    good luck

Russty_ · 27/09/2018 at 22:06

Hey Triggs great write up mate, very funny and entertaining, can't wait for the big game this week!…great effort from you putting all of this together and extending our SC seasons with your hard work and selfless effort, well done mate.
Hoping I get a half decent score this week as I have been going rather shitely so far, but that's the way the cookie crumbles sometimes haha, I've still enjoyed it immensely and hope you continue to run it in years to come, cheers.

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:31

    thanks Rust
    As I said earlier put a bit of thought into this one – quite a few hidden meanings in the icecream analogy.

    been a bit of work but I have enjoyed it and to run a comp for other SC addicted members.

    think it will be an annual thing
    will tweak it next year so can load the scores automatically as that was too manual

    hope you have a happy ending

Great fact hunt · 28/09/2018 at 08:08

Hi trigg, great write up and thanks heaps for sc finals. Been a bit of fun. Have a happy pre season and don’t get to slaughtered tomorrow or do. Have fun

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:32

    cheers mate good luck with the hunt

dontblushbaby · 28/09/2018 at 19:33

Norm Smith Medal – for those who are betting on this , please see below who the judges are , it may sway your selection ?

– John Longmire ( ex Forward ), Wayne Carey ( ex Forward ) , Bridgett Lacey ( WA Journo. fark knows ), Gavin Wanganeen ( Chairman Of The Panel if a tie after votes )

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:34

    whaddya sayin blulsh?

    the fix is in??

    bit of forward thinking??

    I think bridget played for the Quambatook under 12's

dontblushbaby · 28/09/2018 at 20:27

For those who follow Horse Racing – Chautauqua didn't jump again tonight , thats it , no more racing

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:35

    damn

    horse can run but cant jump – real shame that

    surely they go back and trial a few things to see if they can get her to jump?

Shake_n_Bake_ · 29/09/2018 at 07:59

My team Yeo Hurn
Pendals Treloar adams Redden Shuey
Grundy
Cripps Degoey
Capt Degoey
Normy grundy
Big last 2 days training Thursday, parade ytday breakfast at the Sofitel soon then off to the big dance 🙏🤞🏆⚫️⚪️⚫️⚪️

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:37

    Big day mate!
    big day!

    Tee it up and off you go again and again – I like your style

    Team in – hope you have a happy ending.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 10:40

Well Crew,

This is it.
The big one.
All those months of struggling and trumph have come down to this.

Two teams one winner

do us all a favour and make it a close one and a contest fitting of a grand final! .

Who wins? We will know in a few short hours

Enjoy your happy ending ….

neil · 29/09/2018 at 11:22

Good luck to all the pies supporters especially wifey going to be miserable in the NDD house if they don't not to mention other benefits and not forgetting the weagles who with the Tiges have been the two best and to TRiGG for putting the ENDING together, a remarkable success and please Trigg don't be like the AFL no rule changes it's spot on. Maybe some sort of incentive .My old signed Jack Watts photo could work Good luck Shake see you in the column.. cheers NDD

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 12:27

    Maybe we could get a SANFL one signed next year? 😂

hedski · 29/09/2018 at 11:45

Thanks again for putting the happy ending on Trigga, its been fun, looking forward to a good game today hopefully, don't want to see a blowout.
HEDSKIS BURNMEN.
Crisp, Hurn (C).
Sidebum, Adams, Degoey, Redden, Yeo.
Grundy.
JJK, Darling.

Hurn for Norm Smith.
Eagles by 17 points.
Enjoy the day everyone. 👍🍻

    Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 14:20

    Hi Hedski, hey Yeo can't be a mid mate, must be a defender

    neil · 29/09/2018 at 14:28

    West Coast by 70

      Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 14:29

      Your missus won't be a happy camper Neil…lol

        NDD · 29/09/2018 at 15:44

        she follows Collingwood like all my family I am the only sane one What's that coming dear

Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 14:23

Hey Trigg, Hedski's team isn't in yet

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 14:28

    Havent had a chance
    Will put it in later as posted above

    Yeo for shuey?

      Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 14:30

      If he doesn't get back to ya yeah I reckon so mate, hopefully he'll be ok with that.

      hedski · 29/09/2018 at 15:08

      I thought Yeo was mid/def my bad.
      I'll take whoever or the donut.
      Or can just swap crisp to the guts and Yeo back to def, still the same team but in the right spots.

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 15:39

        Nice last minute swap shuey on 95 at half time!

          hedski · 29/09/2018 at 15:50

          Fairer if I just swap Crisps/Yeos spots Trigga, didn't pick Shuey.
          Looking like the second half could heat right up.

            Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 16:09

            I reckon it's all good mate, but up to Trigga..Yeo to Shuey.

Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 14:44

Stephenson's on fire early, maybe a smoky Norm Smith medalist?

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 14:53

    Pies in general 🔥

      Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 15:07

      Darling on 0, Grundy on 5…Yay!

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 18:17

        No room for comments on the scorecard.

        Darling 80
        Grundy 140

Defying_Madness · 29/09/2018 at 15:34

Shuey is all class isn't he

NDD · 29/09/2018 at 15:42

Great game Hope Mal and Ritchie are enjoying it

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 15:49

    I heard Mal headed to the snow for some therapy and Richie is at dimmas house watching. Punishment for melting under the heat.

    hedski · 29/09/2018 at 15:51

    Ha ha, big second half coming up Neil.

    Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 15:58

    Looking forward to a hard fought second half Neil, been a cracking game so far.
    Yep Richie is still crying and Mal is still in Hell at the moment, sent back home for detention.

      NDD · 29/09/2018 at 17:22

      funny man Thought you would Gerry to it great game

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 16:55

Close as hell this!!

    Defying_Madness · 29/09/2018 at 16:59

    Eagles really throwing this game away

Defying_Madness · 29/09/2018 at 17:11

EAGLESSSSSSSSSSSSS

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 29/09/2018 at 17:12

    What a game!
    GF to remember

      Defying_Madness · 29/09/2018 at 17:17

      Amazing granny for neutral supporters to watch. Happy it wasn't a blowout like most of the other finals

        Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 17:22

        Yeah good close game to watch…very enjoyable, bad luck to the Pies, could have gone either way easily

        hedski · 29/09/2018 at 17:51

        Fantastic game to watch DM, well done on captaining Shuey and picking him for the Normie. 👍

2018Eagles · 29/09/2018 at 17:18

WooHoo!
See Rusty highlighting AFL interference does make a difference. today (after a while) the umps were blind both ways and the best team won.

    Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 17:24

    Oh you've changed your identity for the 50th time…well sorry but I don't agree, the team who wanted it more won, only chronic whiners would ever blame it on the Umps or the AFL…Pies gave it their all but came up just short…was a really enjoyable game for everyone except for you.
    Your team just won the Grand Final and you're still whining?…unbelievable!

      2018Eagles · 29/09/2018 at 17:38

      Hahahaha Take the hook out your mouth you fool!

        Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 17:48

        I never did mind about the little things…and you are a very little thing, some flog who gets his jollies out of trying to wind people up on the internet, without ever having an identity…it's quite pathetic, meaning you.
        Maybe go get a girlfriend, or a life, or some Psychiatric help?…lol, god knows you need it. Hahahahha

          2018Premiership · 29/09/2018 at 18:21

          Blah Blah Oooops you swallowed another hook. Well done on proving evolution wrong lesser life-form. You should go and try to get a game with the saints they're as dumb as you.

          TrashtalkGF · 29/09/2018 at 18:25

          Look at me I'm big bad Rusty and don't dare mess with me because I have an intense debate id.
          Can also read as Look at me I'm dumb-flog Rusty and I hand over my online identity to group of american businessmen because I'm so dumb I don't know if I've got genital warts on my ars or somebody is shagging me.

      NDD · 29/09/2018 at 17:48

      Spells Rusty like wow

        Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 18:44

        Yeah Neil, it's most likely the banned flog, or the other one yet to be banned, shame that this kind of pathetic shit slinging has to appear on this day, but that's what they are really.

          NDD · 29/09/2018 at 19:00

          R U rapt getting Kent

            Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 19:05

            Not sure yet mate, Kent is a bit up and downy..like half of our players.

NDD · 29/09/2018 at 17:18

Dog house for me better grab a slab Very unlucky sheeds looked a block every day Bad luck woods Should have won great team So are WC

ExiledBob · 29/09/2018 at 17:22

Great game!
Who needs rule changes? If you only penalise the blatant stuff the game sorts itself out and thats why its the best game ever created by humans. Go away Gill you're an egomaniac nutjob

AuroraBorealis?! · 29/09/2018 at 17:49

F*ck. Congrats to the Eagles, just pipped us in the end, great game

Russty_ · 29/09/2018 at 19:04

Hey guys, I'm done for the year, thanks to Trigga for doing the finals game, it's been fun, see you all in about 4 months..cheers.

    NDD · 29/09/2018 at 19:50

    cheers Russty

      dontblushbaby · 29/09/2018 at 20:01

      Cheers Russty, have a great Mad Monday, might see you in the Fantasy Golf ?

        Russty_ · 05/10/2018 at 01:09

        Yeah mate join Jock Reynolds League in pgafantasy.com if you like, I already missed the 1st tournament so great start there lol

Stix · 29/09/2018 at 22:26

Carlton have already decided they are not trading Pick 1 this year for anyone available period! S.Walsh is locked in.
However all other picks are available and the 2019 Rd 1 Pick (will be top 4) is available for Shiel + a GWS pick in 2019.
GWS have no interest in Haw late R1 picks and want to send Shiel to Carlton or St.Kilda (Pick 5) – He is contracted so he can choose Carlton or St.Kilda or wait another year at GWS. Hawthorn will trade for C.Wingard though – Hawthorn officials would never allow a guy like to Shiel to come in and be highest paid player at the club its just that simple.

    Stix · 29/09/2018 at 22:44

    Correction have St.Kilda (Pick 4)

Stix · 29/09/2018 at 23:06

Dees grand plan is to get pick (neale) 5 + 6 from Fremantle for Hogan + R2 Pick + Kent pick (stk)
Pick 6 to GC for May. Dont forget Dees have plenty of $$$ under the cap to add or trade for a star as well.
Jetta-May-Lever-Hibberd-Salem + 1 of McDonald/Frost is the back 6 going forward. Dees realised they can only play 1 of Frost/McDonald and Lewis cant cut it deep in defense.
Vandenberg talked about wanting to be the third tall forward (Weiderman + Mcdonald) so he better work on his kicking, if he sorts that out he could be a 30 goal a season forward.

    BrownlowBoy · 30/09/2018 at 09:36

    Vandenberg might be on his way out of the club. Sydney keen.

      NDD · 30/09/2018 at 11:52

      They are looking at a cheap J roughead Doggies version .Don't know why

      Stix · 01/10/2018 at 13:36

      Very true the Dees are not ponying up the money or the years and Sydney are trying to swoop on a good footballer really on the rise. His issue is giving away stupid free kicks but Melbourne need bigger bodies that don't get pushed around. Sydney do know how to swoop on undervalued players.
      Dees really want May and Pick 5 (one of the King's) – for Hogan, Kent (pick), Pick 33.
      Vandenberg (26) would net a 2nd round pick.

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 30/09/2018 at 11:02

Scores are updated

thanks to everyone for participating.
was a bit of fun

will do a final wrap tomorrow

dont worry be happy …

    Defying_Madness · 30/09/2018 at 13:10

    Damn I was so close. If only I went with someone else over Cripps. Happy I made a huge comeback though

    gator59 · 30/09/2018 at 18:13

    Thanks for the finals fun Trigga, It's been fun and hope to see all here during the trade period and off season

    Shake_n_Bake_ · 01/10/2018 at 21:07

    Hey Trigga, did you do your final wrap?

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 30/09/2018 at 18:50

Storm into history Billy.

Legend.

    gator59 · 30/09/2018 at 19:24

    Lets hope so trigga

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