Who’s Your Captain? – Round 8

This round is a loophole NIGHTMARE.

Jordon Sweet (Western Bulldogs) will be locked out early Saturday, Chris Burgess (Gold Coast) will be locked out midday Saturday, and Patrick Bines (West Coast) will be locked out Saturday night.

Good luck executing your Captain’s loopholes if your Vice-Captain scores big.


Jake Lloyd
Friday Night vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 69.0
Only played the Bombers once last season for a score of 118. He’s had a few down weeks by his standards over the last few weeks, and where better to turn it around than on a Friday night under lights?

Lachie Neale
Early Saturday vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 102.5
I knew it would happen eventually, Lachie is copping more attention. His start to the season has not gone unnoticed. Against the Bulldogs though, he should have a fairly free scoring run. The Doggies don’t traditionally tag under Bevo, they rely on their defensive structures so Neale could produce a big score here.

Jack Macrae
Early Saturday vs Brisbane – AVG vs Team: 124.1
Bottom line is Macrae needs to kick the ball more. He’s still getting his hands on it, and he’s using it quite well by midfielder standards too. He loves playing at Mars Stadium, and he loves playing against Brisbane. Averages of 147 and 124, respectively. A huge score looming if he can continue his history at this venue, and against this opposition.

Brodie Grundy
Saturday vs Carlton – AVG vs Team: 99.1
Grundy scored 113 and 158 in the two encounters between this team last season, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he’s on his way again to another huge score. A decent option.

Travis Boak
Saturday Night vs Adelaide (THE SHOWDOWN) – AVG vs Team: 94.9
No Wines and No Gray. Adelaide don’t tag, and Port Adelaide love the ball in Boak’s hands through the midfield. I suspect that Boak is in for another huge score, making him further out of reach for those who don’t have him.


Luke Shuey
Saturday Night vs St Kilda – AVG vs Team: 100.5
Didn’t play the Saints last year but scored a 141 against them in 2017. Another score in that region will be hard to ignore. The only hurdle is finding a way to loophole him in if he scores similarly again.

Not mentioned: Patrick Cripps (Collingwood play a generally slow, low scoring SuperCoach game)

Top CAPTAINCY Options –

Max Gawn
Saturday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 126.0
112 and 148 in his past two encounters and the Suns form has dropped off a cliff. Big Maxy could be in for a massive score this week, and you’d be kicking yourself if you miss it.

Stephen Coniglio
Sunday vs Hawthorn – AVG vs Team: 92.6
Is this the game where the Coniglio we all know love returns? 111 and 117 in his past two games against the Hawks, and using Clarkson’s words, Hawks are playing like a middle of the road team right now. GWS are better than they have been, and Hawks are worse than they have been. Might bode well for Coniglio’s SuperCoach fortunes.

Nat Fyfe
Sunday Twilight vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 108.5
His last three scores against Richmond read like this: 142, 142, 99. Two scores of 142 two years in a row, if you believe he can score 142 again then lock him in, forget about loopholing. Dockers play Richmond at Optus Stadium too, a ground fairly unfamiliar to the Tigers and a ground the Dockers play markedly well.

CAPTAIN Smokey –

Tim Kelly
Sunday vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 91.0
Scored a 91 when he played North Melbourne last year in his debut season, and with Dangerfield likely to spend time forward if he plays and Selwood on a wing if he plays, Kelly could score big.

Not Mentioned: Patrick Dangerfield (Injury concerns)

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  1. Aza says:

    Cripps all the way as VC. Loves playing the Pies and won't get a hard tag this week. Pendles usually mans him at the stoppages and does ok.

  2. Jivesy says:

    No love for the Bont?

    • Russty_ says:

      I love the Bont…maybe not as VC though, playing at Ballarat this week, maybe the players get bored with the JLT sized crowd there?

      • Cpt Pugwash says:

        Hey, I’ll be there and make sure he doesn’t. Get on the Bont Express.

        Although, Macrae will rack up 45 in the wet.

        • Russty_ says:

          I'm on it Capt Pugwash…I'll look for you in the crowd, hold up a jock reynolds sign maybe?

  3. Gibbs says:

    Tossing up my forward Trade in this week, at the moment locked in on daniel but unsure about Boak. Is he worth the extra 80 k it would cost to get him in? Averaging 118 can he keep it up, or will he likely finish closer to 110?

    • Russty_ says:

      I'd get Daniel and wait on Boak to drop a bad score or 2…probs won't go up much from here anyway.

  4. COREYSC says:

    Going Grundy Into Gawn this week for the first time this season I’m backing in the Gawndy Combination!

  5. Holty01 says:

    I have no idea. Cripps Neale Macrae and Grundy all playing at the same time so one of them will get the vc. After that maybe Fyfe.

  6. JohnDJ59 says:

    Cripps into Gawn, or Gawn into Fyfe for me.

  7. TommyC99 says:

    Macrae looks real ominous but hard to pass up Grundy as a pies man. Gawn probably with the C for mine

  8. Lazza says:

    Gawn into Fyfe via Scott

    • Russty_ says:

      Not tempted to get rid of Scott Lazza?…or are you keeping as a non earning loophole?

      • Lazza says:

        Had other must-do's over the past couple of weeks Russty .. as it turns out he is the only loophole I have that fits this week, so he survives one more week … make no mistake he will be chopped soon. ..

  9. redherringfc says:

    Unsure about this week, but I’m having a serious think about Barnaby into Pauline next week.

  10. silversovereign says:

    Barnaby has probably already been in Pauline.

  11. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Geez you are not wrong!

    Mccrae, Cripps, Neale Grundy all play at the same time.

    Gawn 2 hours later.
    Danger plays Sunday but is injured.

    Might have to VC lloyd.

    A thinker this week …

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Trig, I'm moving Danger to the mids this week and Drew forward, then if Danger doesn't play, I've got Ross backing him up.
      Thinking of VC-ing Neale or Gawn with Bines fwd with Parker backup.

      • Rocksta_ says:

        I did the same with Danger Russty, but with Atkins as the back up. Can’t bare the thought of potentially having to take Balta’s score.

        • Russty_ says:

          I hear ya Rocksta, even though Balta's not been too bad lately, he could be very bad at any time lol

  12. dontblushbaby says:

    Grundy into Gawn the safe option imo

  13. Hawks says:

    Considering upgrading Libba to either Macrae or Bont.

    Really not sure which.

    Macrae had a huge 2018, and gets his hand on the ball more, but Bont's game is well rewarded by CD.

    Help please

    • Russty_ says:

      Reckon Bont and Dunk could be stealing some of Macrae's points now, although if you think Macrae will get back to last year's numbers, bring him in, I'd prefer Bont this year actually, looking like the Dog's new number 1 man, doesn't mind kicking a few goals along the way either.
      This could be his best year yet.

      • Hawks says:

        Thanks Rusty,

        Going Libba & Gibbons to Bont & Answerth this week, and will target to get Macrae in within the next 2 weeks, he may be slightly cheaper, whereas Bonts price will likely increase a bit.

  14. Rocksta_ says:

    I have a strong feeling that Macrae is going to go huge this week. I’m going to go with my Gut and put the VC on him.

    • AuroraBorealis?! says:

      Same here mate, Macrae into Gawn for me. I'll be at the pies game so will have to pay close attention to scores if i wanna activate the loophole

  15. Maal says:

    This is not simple! Cripps into Gawn sounds reasonable<img src="https://s04.flagcounter.com/mini/rzN/bg_FFFFFF/txt_dddddd/border_ffffff/flags_0/&quot; width="1"/>

  16. The cat's jatz says:

    Thoughts on Zerrett for vc? Has a reasonable record against the Swans who aren't playing good footy at the moment. C on Gawn.

  17. The Bont says:

    Who do I bring in if Hately isn't named:
    Corbett or Larkey

  18. Josh says:

    Thinking of going gawn VC into fyfe but tempted to chuck the VC on neal and use gawn as the back up. What you guys think?

  19. Steeeve says:

    Bringing in Answerth.

    Kind of hoping Hateley doesn't get picked this week and I might grab Larkey or Corbett after all. Will take Hateley whenever he is on the bubble though. Two or three games out of him and you've made 150k.
    Just think Petrucelle has made all his money.

    Alternatively could look to paint the fence.

  20. Brn says:

    Neale into Fyfe.

    Enough time to loop Neale with Burgess if required. Neale playing in ballarat not a concern. A good chance against the dogs too.

    Fyfe against an undermanned tigers at home – yes please

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  22. GreendaleFC says:

    Grundy into Fyfe for me. Surprised so many people are going for Gawn considering that Witts is quite a good ruckman.

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  24. OneCat650 says:

    Stupid question time guys, can you loophole in the Draft Comp ?

    • Russty_ says:

      nah mate, unfortunately, only one bench player's score counts if there's an out and that's the lowest one.

      • Onecat650 says:

        Cheers Russty. couldn't find any info on it anywhere, also can I just check I read it that its your lowest score over a 0 counts ?

        • Russty_ says:

          Your lowest score on the bench even if you have 4 playing on the bench.
          Only covers one out on the field though.

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