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The Standing Room | Round Five

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It’s been a whirlwind of a round so far, with premiums rewarding those who stuck with them. Murmers of people looking to trade Treloar and Crisp during the week would have (hopefully) been quashed by their good performances on Thursday, and Zach Merrett continued his brilliant run of form.

Lachie Neale proved he is human after all, dropping his first sub-100 game for the season and paving the way for Paddy Cripps to claim the crown as the number one scoring player for the season – much to the enjoyment of a certain mustache-wearing friend of mine. However, Neale’s score is good for those of us without him, as he should leak some cash over the coming weeks to make him slightly less unaffordable – the same could be said for Brodie Grundy if you – for some reason – didn’t start him.

I’m already planning on culling LDU – what the machinations whirring in your mind? Who are you banking on for a big score? How are you travelling so far this round?

And while we’re at it, how ’bout those Bombers? Where do we rank ’em? Or are Norf just rubbish?

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Patch

Sitting on 239 from three, and with Butters, Drew, Duursma and Hurn in action it could get even uglier before the night is out. Golly gosh having all your rookies play early can be disheartening…

JR_Damo

I've only had Grundy and Neale play so far. Nobody played in the Bombers/Kangaroos game. I have Duursma, Butters and Drew playing tonight, but I'm loopholing Butters with Atkins using Constable. Sitting on 191 from 2. Not bad, but not great.

Patch

Already wasted my loop on Scotty boy. Here's hoping Butters can top 41…

Krups

Done same thing

JohnDJ59

Scott was a waste wasn't he, I think he will be going from my side next week, I should have stuck with Stack, but I like to have the first playing as my loop.

Tyruddanaut

Rocky lift!!!

Connor

Not watching the game but Boak has 14 touches, 4 tackles and 4 clangers for 60SC points… Time to get him in I think, Champion Data must have him!

Steeeve

Petrucelle getting absolutely robbed! Just scored minus 1 point for a mark and goal ffs!!

Michael

Guy at CD has benched Petrucelle. Got like 2 points for his last 2 goals of the match

TommyC99

Junk time goals in the last few minutes usually don’t score particularly well

Pranav

wouldnt mind if parker or heeney dont play with petrucelle E

TommyC99

Dear Matty Parker,

I was sweating on you being named last night, but now I permit you to be a Late out.

Sincerly

A sad petrucelle owner

Browncow

Might trade Jack Darling for Liam Baker this week. Even if Baker isn’t picked the $200k I earn will more than make up for the 9 points or so I lose.

Ja191

Take duursmas 64 or roll the dice on Collins

Multi_

Take it

redherringfc

Collins should beat the 64. Then you’ll also have a safety net if there is a late out, later in the weekend.

Antonio Bonaccurso

Do I take Scott’s 41 or play Gibbons?

redherringfc

It’s like asking which turd sandwich would you prefer?

Go for Gibbons.

SC_Donkey

I have no choice but to punt on Gibbons this week. Setterfield and Constable are out, Scotts 41 is not what want from a rookie 60+ is my cut off.

Russty_

Gibbons did get a 54 last week, that's huge for him.

dontblushbaby

Any Hawks fans have any intel on the team announcement ? Concerned that Scrimshaw has been named on the bench ,should not be dropped but maybe managed ?

If he is out ,I will trade Setterfield via DPP for Hore who's game is at 4.35

Ja191

Pretty sure he’s been named there every week. Unless clarkos said anything he should play

Derek

Frawley out he is essential

James Sykes

scrimshaw seems to be named in the back pocket of the box hill hawks according to vfl.com.au
http://websites.sportstg.com/round_info.cgi?c=1-1

Rick Grimes

Any non playing rooks left to play who are likely to get a game in the coming weeks? Or do I forget those tons sitting on my bench and hope Parker isn't an awful failure again…

Ja191

Had parker and didn’t play him for the first two weeks and missed his two 90s. Played him for the next two weeks and he got 30s. Just traded him out so he’ll prob go 90 for you

Twilightingale

Corbett, maybe Hind

Browncow

Cavarra and Bewley reaching full fitness also. All the pre season faves on the radar.

Patch

Damo is very bullish on Bewley after watching him today. If Freo had lost badly I'd have locked him in for a debut next week

HarryH76

So it appears Jack Darling had 86% TOG for 9 SC points. For a player supposedly at least a semi-premo forward, has there ever been a lower score? I can't remember it. I was having a good round before that. And I thought Dunkley was the big worry in the forward line! I'm actually benching him now and taking Petruccelle's 100.

So what do you do with Darling now? He's going to bottom out in price in a couple of weeks so do you hold, ride it out or cut losses now? I think the latter would be preferred if there was an obvious rookie to downgrade to but I don't see one. Already have Danger, Boak, Heeney and Dunkley so really only 2 spots left. Thinking Kelly and D Smith as ultimate upgrade targets but neither setting world on fire right now either!

ROB14

Put the big C on Cripps, Macrae or Danger? Can't decide?!

SC_Donkey

Tough one
Curnow could tag Macrae or Libba
Wallis could tag Cripps
Not sure who Hawks have to tag Danger

I have The Bont as my VC this week and got C on Danger.

Ja191

Hawks have howe, vc crippa into danger for me

Maverick_

Cripps into Danger for me

Maverick_

i think that is pretty safe mate just look at his last 3 v hawks, HUGE!!
and this is the weakest side they've had for a while

ROB14

Think I'm leaning towards Dangerfield, think he will redeem himself after last week and go large! Thanks for suggestions!

TOPHAWK1

Dom Sheed owners……..I feel for you, but you were warned. He is one giant TRAP. Gone back to his old inconsistent ways. If you have him punt him at your earliest convenience.

Russty_

I agree Hawk…never averaged all that well, can understand people getting sucked in though after his JLT numbers and start to the season, back to business as usual now.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Playing more fwd now gaff is back in the side.

Connor

Had Grundy as emergency on my bench (Sweet on field) as was thinking of putting the C on Gawn… considering Grundy only scored a 100, is it still a good idea to go Sweet > ROB and miss out on Grundy’s score?

TommyC99

Cripps or Danger with the C? Unfortunately can’t VC cripps as I already had to use the VC on Grundy (didn’t know about constable being out). Think Cripps is safer but Danger more potential to go large.

SC_Donkey

Not bad so far, not good either 490 from 5.
Gonna have to cop some mediocre scores from Burgess, Atkins and Gibbons. Hoping they'll score well this weekend like the rookies that played last night.

Looking to do my first upgrade after Round 5, really eager to get Lloyd in. Neale can wait for now, forward is really doing my head in, there's no one up forward put their hands up saying pick me! Pick me! Looks like Dunkley will have to stay in my team longer and let those Rookies fatten up.

Ja191

de boers tagging hill not fyfe? what?

SC_Donkey

Something coaches sees we don't Hutchings was on him last week.

Rick Grimes

Hope no one actually traded Fyfe last week.

Russty_

Plenty of scare mongering last week Rick…
Fyfe will miss 2
Fyfe won't be right for awhile when he gets back
Fyfe will get tagged out of the game….
So far so good… fingers crossed !

Holty01

I don’t have him but it’s good to see he has bounced back quickly. Especially for the coaches who held him

Rick Grimes

Don't have him either. But wouldn't mind picking him up for $500k in a few weeks time. Will need a sub 100 game here tho. Looks unlikely mind you.

Browncow

13,000 did Rick.

Shake_n_bake

I did for Bont

hedski

Keep going Gonigliog, need about 200 from you to make up for the stain that is Jack Darling.

SC_Donkey

Would be nice if he does go huge today, with Whitfield doing what he does each week. Would be awesome to get a massive score between.

hedski

And I jinxed him…..

JohnDJ59

He just stopped in that second quarter.

Russty_

Butcher boy will still get you a ton this week Hawk πŸ™‚

Russty_

Better than a kick up the ass with a pointy boot though .

Russty_

I have fyfe who got 104, happy with that considering …and I think he gave a bunch of frees away.

SC_Donkey

Hahaha we did, didn't we. Shit happens.

Ja191

he's doing his best russel westbrook impression, heaps of it but can't kick straight

Rick Grimes

Plenty to love about Hately.

Rick Grimes

I had I'm all preseason but bailed when he wasn't named. Looks a well timed down grade option.

SC_Donkey

Looking good, with ward out might have good JS

JohnDJ59

If he backs it up next week and then gets named for his third game, he will be in my side.

Pranav

who are people going with stack or ross? me personally i like stack better because i think he has the better JS but im going for ross so i can have one extra week of price rises and info from gibbons, atkins and scott. this way it is easier to work out who i should cull.

COREYSC

You hit the nail on the head mate, that’s my reason

Pranav

Who are your leaning towards getting rid of? I’d say Atkins is safe gibbons dependant on if he gets midfield minutes with Setterfield out and Scott could get dropped

Russty_

Scott's on my chopping block next week…spud.

JohnDJ59

Scott to Ross next week and maybe Setterfield/Parker to Hately the week after.

COREYSC

I’ll be getting rid of Scott, for Ross and then probably Gibbons for Hatley if Gibbons scoring doesn’t improve over the next two weeks I need to see some sort of ceiling that is worth keeping for Gibbons

Russty_

Reckon Ross is a better player, will be between Ross and Hately next week for a lot of peeps who don't mind going early , Ross looks a hard nut quality rookie in the guts.

Pranav

Yeah Hately looked good and with ward done could have js. Didn’t watch tigers last week but will get to take a look at Ross tonight. Might have to go for both considering I passed on stack

Russty_

You should be able to Google Ross's highlights from last week Pranav…could be the next Walsh coming through.

Pranav

If he is half the player walsh is he is a must have

Patch

Hately looked extremely good, and with Ward out for the season you'd think he'll have an extended run at it. Will assess Ross tonight if the AFL app decides to work on my phone…

Russty_

Bloody technology, it's supposed to make our lives better.

TommyC99

Williams looking like he’s gonna lose points this quarter. I noticed he lost 10pts at the start of the 3rd, what did he do?

hedski

Gave away a 50m that resulted in a goal just before half time.

COREYSC

Hopefully he still tons up breakeven of 89

COREYSC

90 Williams beats his breakeven of 89……for now

Russty_

Think that's about the best you could expect from him average-wise.

COREYSC

Yeah exactly right mate, hoping in the next couple of weeks he can start to put in consistent 95-100 scores

Tommo09

Why does Petracca play such little midfield time?

Russty_

Probably cause their fwd line isn't going that well, McDonald is badly out of form, Weiderman doesn't do a lot, Preuss, the odd goal here and there, plus they have plenty of midfielders.

Tommo09

Cheers for that
I was watching and struggling to understand why his big frame wasn’t being utilised in the middle

redherringfc

I might be wrong, but I don’t think he has the tank.

Russty_

Good start from Hore, he's really workin it.

COREYSC

5 marks in the opening term 7 in the half thought he’d have more points but happy so far with 44, 80+ would be a βœ… from here

Russty_

Saints are almost looking like a real Footy team this year, I'll be happy to get my tip wrong if they win this one.

Patch

praise be unto B I L L I N G S

Russty_

Billings has done a Freaky Friday with Dunkley Patchy…although he needs a few more points for ya this game.

JohnDJ59

Rapt I started him, even after having him last year. Although I did trade him out before he lost a big amount of cash.

Patch

Went and had a shower at half-time though…

Connor

Should’ve captain Razor Ray, already has 4 goals to his name

hedski

So glad Parker isn't playing and I get Petracelle's 100.
Watched that first QTR and he is definitely not out on the field…..

Russty_

Freakin spud sittin on 10 for ages and then gives a stupid free away, if only there were someone to trade him to!

FearTheBeard

This spud. Couldn't pick over him or Pet and played him. 😐

In a head 2 head with 6 diff and literally doing very well just needed him to pull a 50ish (got walsh and laird to come) and then my op has libba and if he doesn't go stupid I'd win. Cmon you useless spud. Give me 50-60 ffs.

Russty_

Big hoo hah about how he has a wife and kid and used to dig ditches for a living and really is determined to repay the faith Richo showed giving him a chance after he was playing B-Grade Amateurs.
Not really looking good for him at the moment…could be digging ditches again soon.

Russty_

Mate I'd be playing out of my skin every week if I was him, Cinderella stories like his can go bad pretty quick when they don't perform.
I've hardly seen him on the field at all.

Holty01

I was actually thinking trading Setterfield back in for Parker to get Petra’s score. Commonsense prevailed but bloody hell im actually starting to think it might have been a good idea

Pranav

his TOG is really low doesnt seem to be injured so its annoying seeing him to be on the bench so much especially since he only has 1 disposal in the time he was on the ground

JohnDJ59

I really stuffed up my rookies this weekend, put the E on Parker after having it on Petruccelle, put Duursma on field in place of Hore, thinking Lewis coming in for the dees could have an effect on his good scoring from last week. I did the same last weekend, had both Scrimshaw and Hore on the pine, while Clark and Duursma were on field.

Russty_

I did the same week 1 John, scored 2000 when everyone else got 2200, live and learn mate, you'll bounce back.

JohnDJ59

I think Hore and Scrimshaw will be on field from now on, they seem to have a higher scoring potential than Duursma and Clark. I should have learnt from last week.

COREYSC

I’m playing Duursma, Hore and scrimshaw all on the field running thin in the backline with the rookies scoring solid in defence this season in comparison to the shocking forward rookies running 4 promos there to cover

Holty01

Same Corey. If my rookie defenders can keep giving me 60s, I’ll take that every day

JohnDJ59

Yes, the way it's worked out three defence rookies on field would have been fine, I went really thin in the guts due to the good rookies there and no rookies in the fwd line. In hindsight I should have had one less rookie in the mids.

Russty_

Hey John, on the HS website they had an article called 'the Supercoach team you should've picked'…it had 2 premos in the mids (Cripps, Neale) plus Sheed, Rocky, Libba, Bowes, Walsh, Constable
Also Whitfield, Hurn, Stewart,
Grundy, Gawn
Boak, Cameron, Daniel, Danger, Worpel, Moore

But who would've started with that team?…seriously…lol

JohnDJ59

Not me, out of that lot I started with Cripps, Walsh, Constable, Gawn, Danger and I've traded in Whitfield, Boak and Worpel.

Patch

It's a rough old game, John. Rough old game indeed. At least the cash generation is there

JohnDJ59

It usually takes a while before I have an idea about who my best rookies are, Walsh and Constable were always going to be the standouts, Drew then showed what he had, Scrimshaw last week and now Hore the last two weeks. So I now have a better idea about who I'm going to be starting on field. You are also spot on about the cash generation Patch, we need those rookies to keep playing and hopefully over 60 pts a game.

hedski

You'll get the win back on me after last week DJ, Darling killed me.

JohnDJ59

Could be another close one hedski, maybe this time I will be the one winning by a point.

Russty_

It's pretty shocking, like they all missed their pre-season training.

Bells

Swans have an extra travelling emergency.
Heeney and/or Parker a chance to miss.

If I have two out on the forward line can I get two emergencies on the bench to get their points to count?

Russty_

Yeah you get both.

Tyruddanaut

You will risk if only one misses you get the lower score of the two emergencies but yes. If both miss both count

Russty_

Heeney doesn't miss, unless his ass becomes detached from his body, he's a tough sonofabiatch.

Tyruddanaut

This weeks clown of the week goes to Chris Scott for not dropping Clark allowing me to loop Hore (43 23mins through the 2nd)

COREYSC

I’m glad Clark is playing cause with Tuohy coming back soon I thought him being dropped might see him not find a way back in with Guthrie back to full fitness and in the side

Tyruddanaut

Oliver dangerously low tackle count

TommyC99

I thought Clark was gonna be out? Looks like I don’t get Hore’s score. Spewing πŸ™

COREYSC

Wow what a lucky break I put Hore on the field and chose to back him in with Clark on the bench one positive is Clark playing keeps the cash Generation going for our rookies

Russty_

Don't think there was anything definite Tommy, just some opinions and speculation.

TommyC99

Yeah fair enough russty, don’t think it changes anything anyway as I would have fielded Clark over Hore, just annoyed that I’m missing another big rookie score (Petrucelle also on my bench)

Russty_

At least you've got Petrucelle mate, I've got Balta and Bines on my fwd bench…slim pickings lol

COREYSC

Wow the slimmest pickings of all mate you’d have ROB then

Russty_

Yeah, Got ROB this week, will need him in a few weeks to get a half decent forward by the looks of things.

COREYSC

Yeah that’s fair enough guessing you punted Setterfield I held him for the loop for Petrucelle and keep my 30 trades for another week see how Dunkley goes tomorrow…….

Russty_

Gawn, Oliver and Streetwalker are looking ok, but Oliver better ton up or I'll seriously consider cutting his bad red haircut out of my side….go Gawny and go Saints!!!!

JohnDJ59

Gawn going well, as he should, up against Marshall, Clarry should be alright, not worth trading out and Hore as a rookie should be in the side for a while yet if he keeps up this form.

hedski

Streetwalker?

Russty_

A.K.A Hore, aka Whore Hed….sorry, I assumed you were less innocent.

hedski

Ah yes had a Mind blank, I traded him out after round 2 and have blanked that mistake out of my mind.

Holty01

Well I have to say Goodwin probably needs to be moved on. It’s great bringing an attacking mindset in but all great teams have a good defence. He had that last year as he had a defence that was still following Roos’ defensive plan. Now the rules have changed it is a very good indication that Goodwin can’t coach to this. It’s disappointing as I was hoping for big things from the Demons this year

Tyruddanaut

1-4 for a team likely to win premierships is not good. Couldn’t agree more

JohnDJ59

He just re-signed a few weeks ago.

COREYSC

When May and Lever come back their defence will be more solid I think it’s the ball use that is terrible

Russty_

Shocked about Marshall, looks like he got exposed this week a bit, thought he was good enough to have cemented the number 1 spot but Longer could come back in next week possibly.

Holty01

i think he has competed pretty well Russty. Considering it’s against Gawn. No way Longer can come back when your boys keep winning.

Russty_

Yeah true Brad, I guess if the ruck gets smashed and they still win, it's still a win, Longer is pretty useless anyway.

neil demons delight

Great team effort Russty Your boys are looking so much better this year even billings Dees are a long way off particularly forward.Luckily i will enjoy the Sainters journey

Russty_

Hey Neil yeah it's a surprise to me!…we seem to be playing quite well, reminds me of the big defensive pressure days of 2009 / 2010,
Worried about how your blokes are going though mate, it must be very disappointing for you how they're going THIS YEAR.
Dees forward line is a shambles at the moment…Goody needs to change something up there or it could be an embarrassing year.

JohnDJ59

Great to see the Saints going well Russty, not worried about the Dees, we're just going back to the norm, last year was a one off.

Russty_

I know how it feels to get used to disappointment mate, Dees should be doing much better this year, they showed a lot of improvement last year, there should be a natural progression, but T-Mac was a big part of that too and he's gone missing this year.

Holty01

Try being a Carlton supporter John. There is nothing else but disappointment

JohnDJ59

That is true Holty, but depending on how old you are at least you were a power team in the 70's and 80's. I didn't start following the Dees until 1972 and had to wait till 1987 until we made the finals, although we did nearly get there in 1976 when we had to beat the Pies at Vic park, which we did and have Carlton win against the Dogs, you guys drew, so we missed out. I was a do die supporter in the 70's and 80's, went to every game, but once I became older, I became a bit more logical, I thought in the end only one team/supporters can be happy at years end, so why worry, I don't even watch the footy anymore. So even though I still support the Dees and have now been a member for 25 years, I don't let it get to me like I used to.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I did say he has the big boys coming up

SC_Donkey

Demmit!!! I was hoping Clark isnt playing. Now Hore is sitting on bench. Meh!

Quick question
If you have two Emergencies in one position and you have two players not playing. Will both Emergency scores be counted?

redherringfc

yes.

SC_Donkey

Thanks red,

Never had two Emergencies before, thought I'd try it. This way I can field one less rookie.

Patch

Did Jack Billings have a shower at half time? Was on 60-odd at the long break and pre-scaling has finished on 85. I've been unable to watch it, anyone see why he dropped out of the game?

JohnDJ59

Not sure Patch, but at least he had another 80+ game, so happy with that.

Patch

True – last year we took anything above 60 from him, but I'm still holding out for a 90/95 average

JohnDJ59

93 in the end, so he will stay above the 95 average for now Patch.

Patch

I'll take 93!

s c tragic

Please God!!!!

Patch

Hawk mate I love you, but very tempted to permanently block you from the website based on this comment alone. Consider this an official warning πŸ˜›

FearTheBeard

I can support this. Pies 😐 !NO!

Russty_

Just for the teeth and clothing choices I think Patch…I love him too.

neil demons delight

And I was going to agree with Hawk HMMM whats left Bombers –no Eagles -no Crows –no well I will surprise you The Cats are a shoe in Recruited well led by Hawkins and Danger the cats for NDD

Rick Grimes

Got three tons sitting on the bench. Haha. At least my cash generation will be nace. Anyone thinking of flicking Brayshaw? Doesn't look like he'll be making that step upp to premo.

Rick Grimes

Uber premo, I mean. I'd hoped 110-115 average. Looks like a 105 player. At best.

Steve

I have Oliver and Brayshaw, both have to go!

TommyC99

Oliver tonned up….

Russty_

Flicked his soft helmeted ass to Neale 2 weeks ago mate, sometimes those speculative picks have to be culled early.

Maverick_

yup brayshaw just played his last game for me. like derm said post match melbourne's midfield are all downhill skiers.

HarryH76

Yep I flicked him to Zerrett this week. Happy with that call so far!

TOPHAWK1

Punted him for Fyfe after round 1. I had a bad feeling about him. Slowly working out that trade.

hedski

You'll be purring and saying MEOW Monday night Hawk.

neil demons delight

Just noticed your post Hedski The cats are really looking good now We haven't seen the best of Kelly Danger or Menegola .yet they still perform well Top recruiting and Touhy still to play Cats for the flag for me Thanks for Sheppard ,might get me up

Russty_

Reckon the Cats and Pies would be a good Granny Neil, could also be the Eagles if it's dry lol, if it's wet they'll flop on their asses.

COREYSC

I hope so, my Boys have even succeeded my expectations! Go Cats!

TommyC99

Field Atkins or gibbons?

Russty_

Atkins I reckon, he's a bit harder and tackles apparently.

Saritz

If Carlton get their forward setup properly, Gibbons will be able to feast on the ground ball. He is also getting up the ground a bit more now. I feel like Gibbons will start pumping out minimum 50+ pts in the next few weeks. Perfect timing for him to be traded out around the byes. But to answer your questions, Atkins is the safer option.

TOPHAWK1

Balta= TURD. Worst rookie to get a game. Ridiculous. I reckon I can get a game at this rate.

JohnDJ59

I was kind of hoping he might be rested, so I could get the Hore score.

Russty_

Cheers dude, I saw that about 3 hours ago but thanks for the update πŸ˜‰

Russty_

Hehehe

Russty_

Balta's kicking ass!…he could end up on 35 at this rate!

Saritz

Need 1pt in the last to get to 35. I think he can do it!!

Saritz

He gets poor TOG, just 58% again tonight. If he gets 70%+ ever he might actually be a decent cash cow for those who have him