Well to borrow a line from Patch round 16 was a horrible, no good, very bad round of SuperCoach. A deadly mix of underperforming premo’s (Zerrett, Tim Kelly, Fyfe, Luke Ryan) and copping a double donut in the form of Travis Boak being a late out and Max Gawn’s ankle not being right to go by Sunday was, well, not good. If you avoided the carnage however 2,400+ was on the cards and a handy rankings jump on the teams that struggled.

If that round was any indication, having bench cover is going to be hugely important these final few weeks of the season. Breakevens aren’t really important for rookies now, if they are playing just leave them on your bench for a rainy day.

Foz joined Patch and Lek this week in the podcast as they hunted that ever elusive POD that can save you many and hopefully not be very bad at football. Damo asked the community “who’s your captain”. Statty kept the POD train rolling in his cheat sheet as we scramble like mad to get at least 22 guys on the park, and Barron cast his big brain onto 2020 and looked at some guys from Adelaide, Brisbane, and Carlton that haven’t got a look in this year that could be ready to explode for us coaches next year. Read it here

The News

As usual, Thursday teams threw up plenty of twists and turns and Ross Lyon ruining it for everyone by dropping Griffin Logue

For tonight we have another mid season draftee making his debut in John Noble (MID – 102.4k) He is joined by Levi Greenwood for the Pies, Matt Scharenberg is among the outs. JJK makes his return for the Eagles.    

James Rose makes way for Kieran Jack as Sydney host Carlton on Saturday. Patrick Cripps is back and Hugh Goddard (DEF – 159.6k) will make his club debut for the Blues. The struggling Mitch McGovern is one of those to make way. Grant Birchall will play his first game since round 15, 2017, for the Hawks. He is joined by Chadly Wingard. Jack Gunston will miss with injury. Aaron Sandilands has been spared the trip to Tassie for the match, meaning Sean Darcy will lead their ruck division. No change for the Bombers on Saturday afternoon. At North Melbourne, Curtis Taylor (MID/FWD – 117.3k) will play his second game. Gold Coast have made two forced changes, losing Wil Powell and Jack Martin to injury. Adelaide have resisted making wholesale changes, former Tiger Tyson Stengle (FWD – 123.9k) makes his club debut. St Kilda welcome back Jack Lonie and Nathan Brown but have omitted Matt Parker. Geelong will have Esava back.

On Sunday, no confirmed out at the Tigers as yet, however Jack Riewoldt and Josh Caddy are among those named. Josh Kelly will miss for the Giants but Lachie Whitfield is on an extended bench with Jake Stein. Leon Cameron has confirmed that Ian Hill (FWD/MID – 117.3k) will play, there’s also a possible debut for Matthew Flynn (RUC – 117.3k). The Dogs also have no confirmed outs, but Dale Morris could make his return. Rhylee West (MID – 117.3k) is also in the squad. Some big ins for the Dees with Big Maxy and Jake Lever declared fit to play. Marty Hore will miss with a broken collarbone and TMac is gone for the season. For the last game of the week, Port Adelaide also have no confirmed outs. Travis Boak should be right and Paddy Ryder has been named with Scott Lycett facing a fitness test. Cam Sutcliffe (MID – 199.5k) could debut. Eric Hipwood will miss the clash with injury and Luke Hodge is being managed. Jack Payne (DEF – 123.9k) is on the extended bench and could make his debut.   

The House of Evil

These rookies come with a free frogurt! (that’s good)

These premiums come with Potassium Benzoate (that’s bad)

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

Last week was a cautionary tale in keeping any remaining “powder” (trades) dry to use when you absolutely have to. There’s temptation to do luxury trades at this point but you’ll be kicking yourself when you need to avoid an on field donut in a few weeks and you have a big, fat 0 in available trades. Like clockwork, Josh Kelly has hurt his calf and miss the next 3 games. Recurring calf injuries and GWS injury reports are both terrible things that shouldn’t be trusted, so you need to trade. 

As the second priciest midfielder behind Jack Macrae, you can sideways him to anyone you like. However if you’re struggling to get a full premium team this is your chance to get some money in the bank to use on another upgrade. JPK is back to pumping out 100’s this year, he has 8 from 12 games (all 110+). That 68 in round 10 came from 57% TOG as he was injured. He doesn’t have those huge ceiling games that Josh Kelly can have, but he’s reliable and rarely draws a tag. Priced at exactly 100k less than Kelly and in only 1.2% of teams, JPK could prove to be difference in the run home.    

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

Adelaide will be keen to bounce back after a terribly underwhelming defeat to Port. There’s no better way to get back into the groove than taking on Gold Coast. For their part, they’ll want to show a bit of fight after copping a pasting by Richmond last week

RUC

The all conquering Reilly O’Brien (14k) comes up against Jarrod Witts (14.1k) this week. Gold Coast are second only to Melbourne in limiting points to opposition rucks. Witts won this battle back in round 5 123DS to 77 and the hit outs 46 to 34. Beware O’Brien’s 3-week average of 127, his massive scores have come against Soldo (146) and Rhys Stanley (128) 

DEF

Adelaide concede on average 8 more points to top 3 medium defenders and a whopping 19 more to the top 1 medium defender. Lachie Weller (11.8k) should be the beneficiary of this. Pearce Hanley (10k) had 29 possessions (22 kicks) last time these two teams met. Corey Ellis (7.2k) is cheap and draws a fantastic matchup. Jesse Joyce (9.2k) is in a little purple patch with a 3-week average of 83. If Brad Scheer heads to Rory Laird then Brodie Smith (11.7k) could see a little bump in scoring. 

FWD

Gold Coast have a lot of problems containing small/pacy forwards this year. Eddie (8k) and Lachlan Murphy (8.1k) combined to kick 9 on them in round 5. You could go back to the well and plug in these two again. We also have Tyson Stengle (5k). He has kicked 26 goals in 12 games in the two’s with 8 of those games being two or more. Hugh Greenwood (MID / 11.2k) is a bit more expensive but doesn’t necessarily need goals to score well due to his tackle floor. I’m a Sam Day (9.8k) fan and he’ll need to play a big part in this game if Gold Coast are a chance. 

MID

Draftstars 101: Target Gold Coast in the midfield. Over the 16 rounds so far they give up a massive 134.5DS per game to the oppositions number 1 midfielder and 118DS to top 3 midfielders. Take your pick out of Brad Crouch (15.2k), Rory Sloane (14.4k), or Matt Crouch (14.2k) or jam in all 3 if you can. Adelaide also concede a high amount of points through the middle. Brayden Fiorini (15k) is overpriced considering his recent output, but he loves playing at home and you might be able to snag him at low ownership as coaches load up on Adelaide mids. David Swallow (13k) and Anthony Miles (12.8k) are the ones in form for Gold Coast, while Will Brodie (12k) has put up some good numbers in his 6 games this year.   


477 Comments

s c tragic · 12/07/2019 at 10:17

I'm almost paranoid, every player I bring in gets injured the same week,eg Daniels,Rockliff, last week was mixed bag brought in Boak & J Kelly, one in one out. Are we having fun yet??

    Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 12:24

    tragic indeed!

    details · 12/07/2019 at 12:45

    Who are you bringing in this week?

Nifty · 12/07/2019 at 10:21

Who you getting this week Champ, so i can cross them off my list..

    s c tragic · 12/07/2019 at 14:33

    Looks like Sicely and Oliver ATM . Do I dare.

      Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 15:52

      Please don't I have those two

TOPHAWK1 · 12/07/2019 at 10:21

Great write up as always Kev!! Sweating on Lycett's fitness now that Paddy Ryder has come back. I sense more bloody canrage folks! Lets say our little prayers today.

    SC_Kev7 · 12/07/2019 at 17:11

    Reckon he’ll be right, Hawk. But yeah, not great timing!

Sammy B · 12/07/2019 at 10:51

Egg- Smith or Quanyor who would be the best choice to get in as a cheap back man that will be able to sit on the bench this will allow me to get Lloyd and be full premo in the back line

    Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 12:24

    Quaynor more likely to hold his spot surely

      The crumbler · 12/07/2019 at 17:11

      Howe will be back next week or the week after. May only get the 3 games out of him

John · 12/07/2019 at 11:07

9 trades and & $122k, my midfield is Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Treloar, B Crouch, Stack and Clarke. Am thinking of going Stack to Sloane but also thinking of holding because Stack should still go up in price and I’m going for league wins and have a guaranteed win this week. The only trade I’m thinking of doing is Oskar Baker to Hanrahan via Jarrod Cameron. Next week I can then upgrade Stack. Thoughts?

    Brn · 12/07/2019 at 11:51

    Going for league wins or not, think you should try to upgrade your team. You could actually end up with too many trades left and not enough time to get full premium

      John · 12/07/2019 at 11:56

      I have 3 more rookies to upgrade including stack to get to full premo. This will probably get me to 4 trades left come SuperCoach finals. After this week if I have 8 left, next week I use 2 to get a premium and the week after I use another 2 which will get me to full premo. So I think I should be ok with how many trades I have left.

        SC_Kev7 · 12/07/2019 at 17:15

        Sloane is a great option I reckon. If you’re not keen on him make a plan to get the premo’s you want

James · 12/07/2019 at 11:38

Pies fans, will quanor get a decent run?

    TelescopicCox · 12/07/2019 at 11:46

    I think so. He provided some decent run off half back

    AuroraBorealis?! · 12/07/2019 at 16:20

    Well we need some kind of spark off half back, will probably keep his spot provided he can keep his form up. Howe coming back in next will be the real test

RealDealNeale · 12/07/2019 at 12:00

Community. I'm stuck with Hore @ D6, Logue @ D7, and only 15K bank + 5 trades

Thoughts on Hore & Bewley > Sicily & Hill? Hill gives me a MID/FWD loop to swing Danger, Dunkley or Kelly into my middle if ever required.

Other option would be Hore > Quaynor or Hore & D.Clarke > Hill & Stewart

    SC_Kev7 · 12/07/2019 at 17:16

    Like the Sicily/Hill option, RDN

Mikeee · 12/07/2019 at 12:11

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Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 12:23

Need to win this week so I've abandoned my plans. Bringing in Stewart and Shiel for Logue and Jelly. This will leave me with Shiel at D8 but that's not too bad considering he'd be averaging 104 if not for pinging his hammy. He had a poor return from the hammy too (61) and without that his average would be over 106. A long drop off from Jelly but I just can't hold him. And Shiel is the best I can afford apart from maybe Robbie Gray (worried he will go forward with Boak, Rocky and Wines all playing midfield) or Pendles (who is a pretty underwhelming option imo).
Hurn hasn't been quite as good since his hammy so hoping Stewart and Hurn are going to average about the same from here.

    Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 13:41

    I like Shiel, big ceiling, nice cheap m8, I’m 5k short of brayshaw to him unfortunately….

      Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 15:59

      I like him too. But I'm still contemplating a far ballsier move.
      I have a tough match-up this week, followed by two easybeats. I need to win all 3 to guarantee a spot in finals.
      So my super risky option is to hold Josh Kelly (still bring in Hurn or Stewart for Logue). Put Kelly on the pine and play Clarke. Doing that I'm projected 2480. Opponent this week is projected 2410 but still has Logue so I'm not sure if they will end up trading him out or not. (Who knows if they still have trades, but I assume they do). If they make a couple of aggressive trades I'll have no hope and it will be 50/50 whether I make finals.
      The upside of this super risky option is that I'll save one trade for finals (have four instead of three). Plus I'll have Josh Kelly instead of Dylan Shiel. Kelly is listed as being out 3 weeks which will mean he can ride the pine against the couple of easybeats in rounds 18-19 then HOPEFULLY be back for the first final. For what it's worth Toby Greene (no genius) said Jelly should only miss one or two.
      Best case scenario: I have an amazing team for the finals, plus four trades.
      Worst case scenario: I lose this week, other results don't go my way and I miss the finals — or I scrape into the finals but Kelly doesn't return anyway.
      Season-defining decision coming up. What do you think?

        foff · 12/07/2019 at 17:59

        delete team

          Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:04

          Real constructive, go troll somewhere else.

        Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:03

        I'd still do the Shiel and Stewart trades Steve..Toby Greene ain't the sharpest tool in the shed.

          COREYSC · 12/07/2019 at 19:29

          Haha good call Russty for what it’s worth I think he must trade J.Kelly I am too 3 weeks could turn to 5 knowing GWS

        Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 19:25

        Do the trades, make finals, worry about winning them once in

          Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 22:56

          Thanks all haven't done them yet but will almost certainly do them. Just so tempted by a Jelly pod in the finals!!

Paul · 12/07/2019 at 13:22

Right, so I get Cripps and Gawn back but lose Hore, Logue, Gunstan and Parker. Lynch is still out. (Traded him in 1 hour before he got injured and have carried him for 5 weeks thinking he was only a week or so away every week!) Worst season ever!!

Anyway, looking at Parker > Jarrod Cameron for some cover and swing with Worpel M9/F7. (Or possibly M8/F6, the way things are going!)
Any good? Or is this Ian Hill worth a punt at a lower price?

neil demons delight · 12/07/2019 at 13:41

Quaynor looks like he could stay .Lycett remains a concern for many ,great job as usual Kev

    SC_Kev7 · 12/07/2019 at 17:18

    Wait on Quaynor I reckon. Pies haven’t done much on the rookie front this year

Adsy · 12/07/2019 at 13:41

Cashing out JKelly and Logue, but thinking of two options – unsure which way to go:

1. TStewart and the Bont, or
2. Hurn and anyone from around the Treloar, Sloane, Cunnington pricepoint

Any suggestions? Bont potentially higher ceiling than the other mids, but Hurn the same over Stewart.

    TelescopicCox · 12/07/2019 at 15:40

    That's a tough one. I'd have Hurn & Sloane just above Stewart & Bont

      Adsy · 12/07/2019 at 17:53

      Yeah I had option 1 ready to roll but I've changed my mind and now going with Hurn/Sloane. Anyone with these two I apologise. I also said never again to Sloane after he let me down constantly in the past so lets see how it goes!

Stupid Coach · 12/07/2019 at 13:59

Sitting on 8 trades and playing only for leagues (one in particular) where I am second and can secure a top 4 spot with a win this week.

Tossing up whether to hold this week or should I go Parker to Hanrahan and Logue to Sicily (leaves 22k). Only other query with my team is whether Gawn plays as I have no one on the bench to cover him. If he does not play should I go Gawn to Grundy or Preuss instead of Logue to Sicily.

Appreciate any thoughts or suggestions.

    SC_Kev7 · 12/07/2019 at 17:21

    Gawn will play. Like the Parker/Logue to Hanrahan/Sicily trades too

Holty01 · 12/07/2019 at 14:05

Good luck all for this week. Someone in the community get that weekly prize.

Sarah · 12/07/2019 at 14:16

Who would you pick, Tom Stewart or Luke Ryan?

    iLoveNMFC · 12/07/2019 at 14:28

    Stewart

    DavidC · 12/07/2019 at 16:16

    Ryan a chance of being a late out, go Stewart.

    SamuraiPizzaCat · 12/07/2019 at 17:54

    Look at Ryan's last two scores, I'd go with Tom Stewart

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:28

    Stewart, very reliable.

TommyC99 · 12/07/2019 at 14:39

Hey guys, is it worth going a week early on ROB – Lloyd to avoid a donut?

    Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 14:43

    I’d say yes, it’s only a little early anyway as both will likely drop some $$ this week, might only make 10k difference

    Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 16:37

    Yep, wouldn't be early, ROB is at his peak price

Undypuncher · 12/07/2019 at 14:45

Mid upgrade. Can afford anyonebut I'm tossing up between jpk and lachie neale, thoughts?

    TelescopicCox · 12/07/2019 at 15:39

    Neale for me

    SamuraiPizzaCat · 12/07/2019 at 17:56

    Neale for sure

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:28

    Neale's your man.

Fearthebeard · 12/07/2019 at 14:49

3 trades left.

First in my league. Pretty much certain to make top 4

Daniels,
Jkelly,
Hore in my squad.

Jkelly I have cover for. The other two I no longer do.

Is it worth trading Daniels to heeney if I can risk the losses even copping donuts?

If I don’t go now I can’t afford him straight out for Daniels.

Hore is going for Whitfield or Sicily but yet again.
If I don’t move now on sicily I’m in trouble.

If I concede to use 3 trades on them and go jkelly to Oliver/Cunnington I can get sicily for hore and heeney fir danjels?

Though no trades for finals.

If I cop donuts I can have 3 trades for finals and hope Daniels and kelly return and fire for finals…

Thoughts?

    TelescopicCox · 12/07/2019 at 15:39

    If I were you I'd cop the donuts, despite losing out on Heeney & Sicily at their prices. I think trying to run the gauntlet of finals with 1 trade is a tough ask

Scarpi · 12/07/2019 at 15:07

Dear Community I have 6 trades left and 93k in the bank not sure what to do?
Any Advice would help.

DEF: LIoyd, Laird, Ryan, Houli, Sicily, Louge ( Rotham, Naish)
MID: Gaff, B Crouch, Taranto, Cripps, Neale, Fyfe, Dangerfield, Macrae ( Answerth,scott, Bewley)
RUCK: Gawn, Grundy (O'Brien)
FWD: Dunkley, Boak, Daniel, Kelly, Heeney, Chol ( Young, Bines)

    TelescopicCox · 12/07/2019 at 15:37

    Obvious problem is the donut down back.

    I'd look at Bewley > Dunkley as a cash grab, and put that money on Logue to a premo option. If my maths is right that will get you Crisp as your best optoin

    Other option is to go Rotham > Quaynor and play him at D6. Are you going for league or rank?

      Scarpi · 12/07/2019 at 16:12

      league im 6th atm

TelescopicCox · 12/07/2019 at 15:32

Logue news has completely stuffed me.

Current lineup is below:

B – Williams, Lloyd, Crisp, Andrew, Hore*, Logue* (Naish, Gardner)
M – J.Kelly*, Macrae, Fyfe, Treloar, M.Crouch, Neale, Cripps, Danger (Hately, Clarke, Bewley)
R – Gawn, Grundy (Bines)
F – Dunkley, Lycett*, T.Kelly, Heeney, Boak, Cameron (Chol,Young)

With news that Logue isn't even on the plane, I'm going to have to make some moves to cover my backline

1. Hore & Logue > Hurn & Quaynor. Downside is that Quaynor now becomes my D6 which is risky
2. Hore & Logue > Sicily & B.Smith or Short
3. Hore & R.Young > Stewart & Quaynor. Hold Logue in the hope he's back soon
4. Hore & Kelly > Sicily & Whitfield via DPP's. Would mean I'm playing Chol as F6 this week, having both Heeney & Danger as my M7 & M8. Risk is that Lycett is a late out without cover

Thoughts?

cash_cows · 12/07/2019 at 15:35

Man I hope Chol plays. Else I'm playing with a donut and I'm still sitting outside of the 8

    Brn · 12/07/2019 at 19:00

    Lucky you. Very lucky considering caddy and baker didnt make it

Will · 12/07/2019 at 16:00

I currently have 7 trades left and my team is at full premo. Only issue that I have with it is Cameron at F6. Is it worth using two trades to upgrade him to a good premo such as Ziebell or should I just hold onto him and eventually turn him into my F7.

Sam · 12/07/2019 at 16:01

Worth trading Burgess to Hanrahan for some forward cover?

Barry Ballbag · 12/07/2019 at 16:07

Time to trade ROB? Gawn playing so don’t need the cover anymore.

    Lekdog · 12/07/2019 at 18:46

    Cash him in

Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 16:09

“I’m very confident they’ll be okay, I think they are going to play, but because it’s only Thursday and we are going to train again on Saturday we didn’t run Scotty too much today deliberately,” — Ken Hinkley

TheLostBoys · 12/07/2019 at 16:23

I was planning on using Hore and Logue as d6 for the next few weeks, until Whitfield was back and price had dropped. With Hore injured and Logue dropped, and Gardner as my other bench in defense, I now need to trade to avoid a donut.

Is it worth going early on bringing Whitfield in, or go for safety with Stewart or Ryan? Have ROB to trade out so can afford anyone.

Defence is Lloyd, Hurn, Laird, Williams, Sicily – Hore, Logue, Gardner

    Brn · 12/07/2019 at 17:41

    If you can get whitfield get him. Kelly out he will tear a new one. Wish i could afford him. Obvious hugher than normal injury risk but worth it

      TheLostBoys · 12/07/2019 at 19:13

      Thanks! Low on trades so whatever i do is risky – may as well go for it 🙂

Matt · 12/07/2019 at 16:29

I have Logue and Joel Garner on the field with no coverage. Want to trade one of them to Quaynor. Who out of the two is more likely to get called back into the squad? Garner did alright in the 2nds last week apparently but Logue seems to be the better player/scorer. Any insight would be great.

    Brn · 12/07/2019 at 17:40

    Reckon logue has beet chance if returning but still wouldnt hold your breath. He was stiff to miss out

      Matt · 12/07/2019 at 17:51

      Thanks mate.

        Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:31

        Agree with Brn Matt, Logue much more chance of getting back in.

          Matt · 12/07/2019 at 19:45

          Thanks Russty. Appreciate the advice fellas, I'm gonna keep Logue.

VC choice · 12/07/2019 at 16:46

Can Grundy keep up his elite scoring against NicNat?

    Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 17:03

    I'm not banking on a huge outing from him but it seems reckless not to put the VC on him anyway. Hopefully Nic Nat only plays half the game and doesn't have the tank yet to keep Grundy from accumulating possies around the ground.

      VC choice · 12/07/2019 at 17:12

      Totally agree. I can't see NicNat staying with him but woweee he can jump

        Brn · 12/07/2019 at 17:38

        Nat will have managed minutes i reckon.
        He is out of form too.

        Grundy will get like 25+ touched too. He steps up when needed.in close games, which this should be. Means extra points

          Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:36

          Wouldn't say Nicnat's out of form with 99 and 88 from 50 % gametime from 2 games…. He might win the tapouts but Grundy does plenty of other good things around the ground in the meantime.
          Reckon Nick will be on around half gametime for the rest of the year.

    Derek · 12/07/2019 at 19:47

    NicNat only plays 55% TOG

Daniel · 12/07/2019 at 16:59

Which 3 of K.Dunkley, I.Quaynor and O.Hanrahan are must haves/ have good JS as downgrade targets?

Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 17:02

Really want to C Gawn. Can see him munching down an English breakfast.
Only worry is the obvious — does Preuss take too much of the ruck duty?

    Brn · 12/07/2019 at 18:58

    Gawn had 55 hitouts in round 4 with Preuss playing.

    Think any concerns have to be significantly offsrt by the fact that most rucks have smashed english this year

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:00

    I think everytime we've doubted Gawn this year, he's proved us wrong, he's a beardy freak.

    neil demons delight · 12/07/2019 at 19:15

    I am going to C Gawn reckon he will beat english though many thought the aussies would also . Go Poms

      COREYSC · 12/07/2019 at 19:38

      Except England are good and ranked no.1 in one day cricket Tim English is not no.1 haha

G.C. · 12/07/2019 at 17:12

Need some help once again community! Hore getting injured and Ross dropping Logue is leaving me with no money and a D6 donut.

6 trades left.
1) O. Baker, M. Gore -> K. Dunkley, T. Stewart ($11,700 in cash)
2) M. Hore -> I. Quaynor ($211,000 in cash)

I still have Gibbons and D. Clarke in the mids splitting M8 duty, which will be my last upgrade, so I don't need Dunkley for cover. I could get by with Quaynor as D6 for a bit, but will still need a second trade for a final D6 later anyway, don't trust his JS for the rest of the season. Running out of money and trades.

JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 17:30

Both Logue and Duursma omitted.

    Brn · 12/07/2019 at 17:35

    Heavy for those with at D6.

    Chol made the cut for tigers

    TommyC99 · 12/07/2019 at 17:36

    If Luke Ryan is a late out, you'd assume it would be a straight swap as they play the same role.

      JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 18:07

      Logue not on the plane to Tassie

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 17:48

    Dag mammit John!…what have they got against us?

      JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 18:12

      Just when you think things can't get any worse, they do. Murphy's Law; if anything can go wrong, it will, at the worst possible moment.

        Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:20

        You're not wrong there…I'd feel a bit better if he was only "rested"

          JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 19:01

          Had three donuts last week, I'm counting Hore in that, will have three again this week, can't see it getting any better really, not looking forward to seeing how far I end up falling in the rankings and league ladders. this could end up being my worst season since I started in 2014. My own fault though, using up my trades like I did.

            neil demons delight · 12/07/2019 at 19:25

            Always next year John Get a head start plan now. Get some rules in place and stick to them ,take Holties advice and hang on to rookies longer and research your keepers . good luck john

              JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 19:42

              Already looking at next year Neil, since this season is a write off, will just be getting as many keepers as possible at the start, no maybe choices, that's where I tend to stuff up, I usually nail the rookies, but also need to hang on to them longer if they are getting a game.

                Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:55

                Good thing about this game / torture is John, we can learn something from every year, just wish I could retain the information a bit better lol.

                  JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 20:29

                  Most years in the back of my mind I'm always saying conserve trades, I decided not to listen to that saying this year, lesson learnt, never going to be aggressive with my trading ever again.

Daniel · 12/07/2019 at 17:35

Which 1 out of Dunkley, Hanrahan and Quaynoor is the best downgrade target over the next two weeks

JugHead · 12/07/2019 at 18:38

Considering a slight variation on the Paul Roos policy next year. Gunna call it the "No Dockers policy".
Mundy's form drops off a cliff after the byes. Logue gets dropped when he's starting to look set. Ryan could be a late out.
They do it to me every year around this time of the season.
Can't wait for Ross to decide that Fyfe would make a really good full back.

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:21

    No Dockers or Giants maybe?…haha

Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 18:48

Got a quick one for ya community.. so backline consists of:

Hurn Williams Ryan Sicily Smith Logue (Burgess naish)

Obviously hoped logue stuck around for a while longer.
Now my two options are:
A) Burgess too a rookie (quaynor?) play the rookie onfield Grabbing Lloyd/Whitfield next week after one more $ drop.
Or
B) don’t muck around go logue to Whitfield/Lloyd

Then which to take Whitfield or Lloyd?
I like Whitfield but his durability is a worry

    JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 19:04

    Lloyd

      Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:16

      How long is Jelly out for? Could be a factor in my decision

        kyle · 12/07/2019 at 19:18

        at least 3 weeks

Stickman · 12/07/2019 at 19:06

Martin to Oliver with 5 trades left or hold and save the trade?

    Saritz · 12/07/2019 at 19:10

    I guess it depends on your preference… Leagues or rank? Personally, Id hold. Trades a worth their weight in gold. Make sideways trades in another 2-4 weeks

      Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:13

      I’d hold. 5 isn’t many if your playing for leagues no doubt a lot of carnage to happen between now and finals & during finals where trades will be gold

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:33

    Yeah Martin could have a few more high scoring games, but I think he doesn't care that much anymore, not his fault, he's struggling with mental health issues.

Fearthebeard · 12/07/2019 at 19:14

Has anyone got any fresh update on Daniels and his injury?

Still need to decide if I
Jump
On heeney?

Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:25

306k & 8 trades
Due to my family growing by 1 in the recent weeks SC has taken a back seat and out of the loop with all team news and goss so any quick suggestions would be huge.

DEF: hurn Ryan Williams Sicily BSmith* Logue* (Burgess naish)

MID: Neale Fyfe Cripps Macrae Treloar Sloane Oliver MCrouch (Hately DClarke Bewley)

Ruck: Gawn ROB* (bines)

FWD: danger TKelly Dunkley Marshall Heeney Cameron* (Gardner setters)

I have * my weak links that ideally I’d love to upgrade before finals but Logue out will bleed my bank dry to get whit/Lloyd.

I would love to move Cameron on but at 400k I guess I have to hold n ride it out try loop him with setters when I can.

    Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 19:29

    I don’t think rob to grundy gets any closer than this week. Just do it before you find a reason not to….. then I’d burgess/naish/logue to quaynor to avoid a doughy, I’d probably hold logue if poss as he has been good and might slip back in (or maybe not lol)

      Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:56

      You think Rob to grundy is more important than going Logue to Whitfield/Lloyd?

        Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 20:03

        Definately, just think there is a greater chance of rob dropping a 60-80 and losing plenty than Whitfield/Lloyd getting out of reach. Rob and grundy get further apart in value from here (most likely) whereas Lloyd and Whitfield both have high be, and will (should) get closer to logue even if not playing. But you’d still have to cover the defense donut. I’d downgrade burgess to quaynor to cover it and hold logue in case back next week. Just my 2 cents….

        Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 20:07

        Not to mention not having grundy can ruin a round before it starts, I’ve bought him in for rob this week and feel better already….. nothing worse than watching everyone else Vc him as he bangs out a 150….

        Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 20:08

        Seriously mav just do it lol

          Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:12

          I missed it swan. I just hope nicnat plays more than 40% TOG and can nullify grundy.. I’m going to have to go Whitfield or Lloyd.
          Burnt myself too often making rushed decisions minutes from the bounce or under the influence of alcohol haha

            JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 20:40

            Looks like it might have worked out for you Mav.

            Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 20:41

            Looking like a magnificent call deep in the first quarter maverick well done

              Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 20:42

              And just as I type it grundy shoots to 39 lol

    TommyC99 · 12/07/2019 at 19:56

    I am also a cameron owner. I've got him at F7 to loop with Hawkins which makes me a little less nervous about owning him. I brought him in with the view he has a nice run home. Hopefully he can deliver

      Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:10

      Jarrad Cameron's scoring better than the Giants spud.

    hedski · 12/07/2019 at 20:08

    Congrats on the new addition Mav 👍
    Cover that donut in def mate.

      Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:13

      Thanks hedski. It’s certainly a special feeling 🙂
      I didn’t go Rob to grundy so Logue -> Whitfield/Lloyd it is.

        Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:23

        Congrats on your new Family member Mav 🙂 cheers mate.

    The Ranger · 13/07/2019 at 10:00

    Congrats on the +1 Mav, enjoy the ride!

    And get Lloyd in.

    neil demons delight · 13/07/2019 at 12:18

    Congrats on the new bub Mav give him a dee's membership before everyone gets on Logue to LLOYD is simply a must trade bud NDD

      Maverick_ · 13/07/2019 at 12:38

      Thanks guys I’m loving the lifestyle change she a little gem.

      Logue too Lloyd is done I can’t trust Whitfield’s durability even though they have a comfy run home that means nothing if his not on the park. Cheers

Fearthebeard · 12/07/2019 at 19:32

Community could really use some advise. Posted earlier but think it is to far up for people to read! Make or break for me now! As many views and opinions is greatly appreciated as I’m stumped and not been in a position to win like this
And would love to stick it up the old boy and his and my mates lol!

3 trades left.

First in my league. Pretty much certain to make top 4

Daniels,
Jkelly,
Hore in my squad.

Jkelly I have cover for. The other two I no longer do.

Is it worth trading Daniels to heeney if I can risk the losses even copping donuts?

If I don’t go now I can’t afford him straight out for Daniels.

Hore is going for Whitfield or Sicily but yet again.
If I don’t move now on sicily I’m in trouble.

If I concede to use 3 trades on them and go jkelly to Oliver/Cunnington I can get sicily for hore and heeney fir danjels?

Though no trades for finals.

If I cop donuts I can have 3 trades for finals and hope Daniels and kelly return and fire for finals…

Thoughts?

    JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 19:52

    Daniel to Heeney.

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 19:58

    How many Leagues are you in mate?…if it's only the one, maybe just hold and retain those trades.

      Brn · 12/07/2019 at 20:02

      Who is your cover for j kelly?

      If its someone like clark, get rid of kelly asap. Bounce is about to happen. Will post more below

        Fearthebeard · 12/07/2019 at 20:03

        Yeh it’s Clark as best option.

        Brn · 12/07/2019 at 20:08

        Look the decision is really up to you on this one, and your goals going forward.

        May as well as cop the donuts for now if finals are your only goal. Daniel will be good in roughly 2 weeks, so keep him. Kelly could be a great finals pod considering his run. All the best

          Fearthebeard · 12/07/2019 at 20:14

          thanks Brn.

          With that said
          Might just sit and go for Whitfield next week if he bleeds some
          Cash otherwise jump
          On sicily I guess?

      Fearthebeard · 12/07/2019 at 20:03

      Only worried about the one rusty as it’s familt and friends lol

Derek · 12/07/2019 at 19:35

i know i'm the only person with Gunston and one of the very few who still has Duursma on field, and possibly one of just a couple who still has Parker (saints) and probably one of a handful who brought JKelly in last week……… but this is getting very difficult.

The magnets are flying everywhere this week.

good luck fellas, i'm going to need it.

    Fearthebeard · 12/07/2019 at 19:37

    Ouch Derek. I hear ya but that’s rough. Chin up

    JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 19:48

    Agree Derek, I have Duursma, Parker and J.Kelly was one of my upgrades.

    dontblushbaby · 12/07/2019 at 19:50

    I'm holding Jelly , in 4 cash leagues locally and can afford to , not worrying about rank now

      Holty01 · 12/07/2019 at 20:06

      I might be holding as well. Will be hard getting to full premo before finals if I sideways now.

    Holty01 · 12/07/2019 at 20:05

    U2 mate.

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:17

    Had Duursma, Logue on field and Parker on bench, Hore last week, didn't have Kelly thank Buddha.
    Am able to field a full side but now have no cover in the backline or fwd line…fun!
    Most of my trades were towards making sure I had cover.
    silly game haha

Holty01 · 12/07/2019 at 20:19

Hmm I hope Nic Nat doesn’t play more then 50% game time otherwise Grundy will struggle to score 80 and plenty of the community will be looking for another C option

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:28

    Big Grundy is warming up now Holty.

      Holty01 · 12/07/2019 at 20:50

      Yeah on 43 but nearly all when Nic Nat was off the field. In the end, don’t care how he gets his points, as long as he gets them.

    JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 20:38

    Working on my C now.

      Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:41

      He's on 41 points now John, with 3 minutes to go in the first quarter.
      He'll be fine I'm thinking.

        JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 20:55

        That's a whole lot better than what I saw when I looked, just hope he can get to 125 at games end. Hang on why am I even worried, I have three donuts and no chance this round.

Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:24

Bines has a permanent Hernia so good for loopholing.

Defying_Madness · 12/07/2019 at 20:30

Cameron is pretty handy bench cover

    Defying_Madness · 12/07/2019 at 20:35

    What a gun, might have to take off a premo at this rate.

    Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 22:59

    Loving him, won't lose sleep if Lycett is a late out now!

Pieman · 12/07/2019 at 20:31

Go chol over Cameron they said… it'll be fun they said :,(

Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 20:45

Wow, the West Coast Eagles really know how to seek out the talent from the indigenous players…Willie Rioli, Jarrod Cameron, Liam Ryan currently, as well as all the guns they've picked in the past, more clubs should follow suit.
They make the whole game more exciting for everyone.

    Big G · 12/07/2019 at 21:30

    Agree russty

      Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 23:19

      Must be hard for some of these lads Big G, especially if they come from remote areas, but hell, they're loaded with skills and I love watching them work their magic….Hope us ignorant white fellas can figure out a way to make life easier for the indigenous new recruits/ players.
      Apparently, that's a big problem, is the homesickness.
      Indigenous players seem to be born to play AFL Footy, so talented, so much natural ability.

        JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 23:30

        The Dees have had some great ones over the years Russty, Jeff ''the wizard'' Farmer was always my favorite.

          Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 23:53

          Yeah John, Farmer was a gun, Nicky Winmar was one of my favourites growing up.
          Liam Jurrah was awesome too, shame he came undone along the line.

            JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 00:23

            Winmar was a legend, what they had to put up with in those days was just terrible, we had Andy Lovell playing around the same time, helped us make a few finals, Aron ''the flash'' Davey came along not long after Jeff left, Liam Jurrah could have been anything and at the moment Neville Jetta is into his 11th year with us.

    BadNewsBear · 13/07/2019 at 12:23

    Russty I see positive sentiment in your comment and I believe that it comes from kind and noble intentions the intent of my response isnt to assault you but we need to be careful of creating stereotypes of any kind, praise based on race is racism. eg. "You people are very good at…" can be received as offensive and exclusionary even though it is delivered with complimentary intent. When somebody says that to me part of me hears "you're not like us" or "you're as good as us at…"

    Also, the three men that you mentioned come from nations and cultures as far away and different from each other as Finland is from Greece and there are twice as many nations in between. You wouldn't bundle the Nordics, Brits, and Mediterraneans into the same cultural demographic and you shouldn't bundle different indigenous Australian cultures into a single demographic either.

    European attempts to destroy the individual cultures of the Australian continent DO fit the UN definition of genocide and the continued failure of Australians to recognise the different cultures of the Australian continent and islands is an aid to the genocidal act.

Holty01 · 12/07/2019 at 20:50

Moore. 😫

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 21:04

    Brought him into my draft side this week Holty, good call…not.

Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 21:25

Onya Grundy, you big long-haired glasses wearing Hippy bastard….74 at half time, very nice thank you big fella.

    Maverick_ · 12/07/2019 at 22:18

    84 at 3QT though. I won’t be rushing into gettin him I’ll monitor nicnat for a couple more weeks hope they increase his TOG perfect swap for ROB. Save 150k

      Swans2012 · 12/07/2019 at 22:48

      Pods are only good if they outscore the alternative mav, grundy is a no alternative lock,
      Nat did look good early though….

      Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 22:48

      I'll take that 137 thank you very much sir.

        JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 22:56

        Yes, over my 125 cut off points.

COREYSC · 12/07/2019 at 21:56

Mayne putting in close attention to Hurn been running with him all night

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 23:01

    Could've been the game changer COREY…didn't help my draft side much though haha

      COREYSC · 12/07/2019 at 23:32

      Haha have you got Mayne? Or Hurn?

        Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 23:52

        I have both in one of my sides…draft, Afl Fantasy but not Supercoach, think Hurn could be affected score-wise now with Barrass and Shephard back.
        Mayne is a very unattractive man…with a bad hairstyle…lol

SamuraiPizzaCat · 12/07/2019 at 22:36

I need to bring someone into defence with Logue, Naish, Gardner not playing. And I have Jelly out, have rookie cover with D Clarke. Any thoughts on these options? I'm two off full premo with 9 trades left and $43k in bank.

Option 1
Logue -> Sicily
Jelly -> Shiel

Option 2
Setterfield -> Sicily (Gardner DPP)
Jelly -> JPK

Option 3
Logue -> Stewart
Jelly -> K Dunkley
Next week
Setterfield -> Quayner (Gardner DPP)
Clarke -> Bont

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 22:58

    I like option 1 Pizzacat, reckon you could keep Setters, and Quaynor might not be a good choice after all…JPK is old, Dunkley might not last long.

      SamuraiPizzaCat · 12/07/2019 at 23:29

      That's the move I'm leaning towards. I can also loop Setterfield and Chol this week which could be handy. Cheers Russty.

Ja191 · 12/07/2019 at 22:45

Quaynor with the 3 point second half lol

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 22:54

    He did look a bit dodgy in the JLT….a bit panicky.

JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 22:53

Great to see the Pies beat the Eagles on their home turf, right at the death too.

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 23:00

    Great stuff from the Pies…and struggling with a lot of injuries too.

Steeeve · 12/07/2019 at 23:02

Great game! We're lucky Nic Nat didn't play more, Grundy beasted Hickey in the fourth. Yet another VC to lock in — or if you're looking at a narrow loss you can throw the C on a Sunday gun.
Now for Fed v Nadal. Who even needs sleep?

    Russty_ · 12/07/2019 at 23:10

    Sleep is for suckers Steeeeve, sport is more important 🙂

    COREYSC · 12/07/2019 at 23:33

    Setting the good old Timer Record for that one be worth a watch tomorrow arvo for sure! Should be a ripper and I Don’t even care who wins, both deserving either way!

Sam_01 · 12/07/2019 at 23:16

Well Vc Grundy and treloar tonight, I went whitfield instead of hurn this week don’t want to go early but It may be looking the right choice

JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 23:23

Who would be a better choice Heeney or Stewart, I had been planning on getting Heeney back in for a while and he has the ability to get higher scores than Stewart, but after having three of my defenders out injured or omitted this week, I feel I should get Stewart in for balance.

    Sam_01 · 12/07/2019 at 23:37

    I feel like the heeney pick has more upside John! Especially with the upcoming teams

      JohnDJ59 · 12/07/2019 at 23:49

      Heeney has hit some form since the byes, which is why I was considering him and was all set to get him last week, but was worried about my trade situation, so held off for a week and now my defence is in a shambles, so I'm not sure which way to go.

        Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 00:00

        Probably best to get the best defender you can this week John, I went Hore to Lloyd…All or nothing.

          JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 00:59

          I think you're right Russty, I would really liked to have Heeney back in my team, I never should have traded him out, but my defence being what it is now, means the team structure has to come before what I would like to do.

Shake_n_bake · 12/07/2019 at 23:33

Nice to wake up early in Ireland to watch my pies get up 🇨🇮⚫️⚪️🍀

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 00:02

    Do they have Whiskey for breakfast there Shake?…and then a fight before lunch?…pretty cliche right …lol
    Congrats on the Pie's win, it was a gutsy effort.

      Shake_n_bake · 13/07/2019 at 00:28

      Haha not far off Russty!!!!

    neil demons delight · 13/07/2019 at 12:11

    told you they are no,2 shake

      Shake_n_bake · 13/07/2019 at 18:37

      Didn’t get to see them in there 2 loses Neil. l know they were very ordinary. Bit lower than no 2 l think.

Ned_Starkers · 13/07/2019 at 00:23

The support for VC Grundy on here was too strong so I went with it, thanks community 😉

ROB to Sicily my only trade so far this week. Thinking hold Duursma given no price drop and take a peek at Whitfield.

6 trades left, $135k cash. Westhoff still tempting and would love to find room for Neale, but that could easily happen by injuries.
Would really appreciate any feedback on team and next moves!

Lloyd, Hurn, Williams, Laird, Sicily, Answerth (Logue, Naish)
Macrae, Fyfe, PCripps, Cogs, Oliver, Cunnington, Sloane, BCrouch (Hately, Clarke, Duursma)
Grundy, Gawn (Bines)
Danger, Boak, Dunkley, TKelly, Heeney, Billings (Setters, Burgess)

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 00:43

    Hey Ned, your team looks great, you don't need to do anything, be happy having six trades left.

John · 13/07/2019 at 01:44

Who to trade in for Stack this week, I can get any midfielder I want. My midfield is Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Treloar, B Crouch, Stack, Clarke. Was thinking out of Sloane or Oliver but can’t decide, any suggestions?

    Sam_01 · 13/07/2019 at 08:06

    I’d be looking at the Bont or Neale John to throw one into the mix

      JugHead · 13/07/2019 at 09:46

      Yep. I'm in an almost identical situation and those are the two I'm looking at. Leaning toward Neale, but I don't know why. What I like is both their teams are in good form, and it is rare for them to miss games.

        JugHead · 13/07/2019 at 10:02

        Having said that, I've already got Sloane and Oliver. My mids are Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Oliver, Treloar, Sloane, Stack.

    dontblushbaby · 13/07/2019 at 10:23

    Thats a good problem to have John ,most have issues in the back line , any premos that I am bringing in now are ones who look like playing finals.
    I have been caught before where some players opt for early surgery and don't play out the year, just my take mate ,cheers

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 12:54

    Oliver or Neale

allmobitools · 13/07/2019 at 03:00

Awesome post admin thanks for sharing.

FearTheBeard · 13/07/2019 at 09:27

Anyone know anything firm on L Ryan.

Just realised my two duck eggs right now of Daniels & Hore might be tolerable for a win.

He has Duursma out and hopefilly Ryan:x

FearTheBeard · 13/07/2019 at 09:30

Also on a side note is it really worth looking at Hawkins or Cameron as a F6? If I have to make a move with Daniels?

I can essentially get Hore & Daniels out for Whitfield and Hawkins/Cameron.

Otherwise Sicily & Heeny might work?

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 12:52

    in our grand final week, Hawkins plays Carlton and Cameron plays Suns, they might go crazy and win a GF for those who have them

    Both teams have a great run during our finals, especially GWS with 3 home games.

    They would be great F7’s with a free swing from the bench, to up and down.

    If I had to pick, Hawkins, or Buddy

    I am looking very closely at Jy Simpkin

      Fearthebeard · 13/07/2019 at 13:00

      Thanks Derek.

      So you would go Hawkins over Cameron if it means you get Whitfield over sicily? What about Mundy?

      Or would you get sicily instead of Whitfield if it means heeney instead of the other forwards?

Dash · 13/07/2019 at 09:44

Logue to Stewart this week? Wait one week on Whitfield?
Or
Go straight for Whitfield?
Any other defenders I should look at. Advice?

    FearTheBeard · 13/07/2019 at 10:10

    I have Stewart he is solid and reliable. Not the ceiling Whitfield has.

    I have Hore as my D6 and still trying to hold on and cop donuts while I make my decision too.

    Whitfield is the target but after missing the game last week I want to see his shoulder is ok before I pull the trigger there with so little trades.

    Laird, Hurn, Williams, Stewart, Lloyd are all my d1-d5.

    Whitfield and Sicily will be the choices for D6 in my opinion.

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 12:43

    I have visions of Whitfield going 170 again

    I’m getting him this week. My hand has been forced with Duursma not playing, I prob would have waited a week and see how he is going. But no Kelly and Coniglio probably sore, he might go very well.

    Maverick_ · 13/07/2019 at 12:51

    I went Logue too lloyd this morning instead of Whitfield and I will say I’m regretting it.. Whitfield’s durability scares me but GWS’s draw is so cushy he can go huge without kelly. Just get him in

FearTheBeard · 13/07/2019 at 10:38

After carefully looking into my team sober I am truly stumped now LOL. As mentioned I'm leading my league and look safe to make top 4 even losing and copping donuts. The league finals is all that I am focused on as it's with family and friends mainly.

I only have 3 trades left but with headaches in Daniels, JKelly & Hore.

I can cover JKelly and feel he is worth holding to finals. Hore is gone. Has to go. Daniels is due back in 1-2 weeks and can't do much there.

I'd been planning Hore to Whitfield though his 3 last week and Whitfield not returning to bleed faster has hurt that. I can still make it happen by cutting either Clarke or Baker (especially if he is gone now)

Though it's going to chew 2 trades either way.

Am I better of just cutting Hore now for Sicily and avoiding the donut?

Williams, Lloyd, Hurn, Laird, Stewart, (hore here and needs to go), Naish, Gardner

Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Cogs, Neale, Bont, Rocky, Clarke on field for JKelly this week and Stocker, Baker on bench with him.

Grundy, Gawn, Fort

Danger, Marshall, Dunkley, Boak, Kelly, (Daniels currently donut), Burgess, Bines.

I can possibly win this week even while holding JKelly, Daniels & Hore.

This is where I can't decide.

Sicily can come in now with a decent depth player for Baker or someone. It's going to cost two trades regardless.

Am I better copping the donut on Hore this week. Getting a look at Whitfield hoping he bleeds some cash and making a move for him instead? Perhaps that roo's rookie in his second game goes alright and is a mid/fwrd swing so I could use him to cover the forward line somewhat too if he is held.

Though if I go Sicily I can get him in now and avoid donuts by going Sicly & C Taylor (that roo's kid) for Burgess & Hore?

Leaves me 1 trade and hope Daniels and JKelly return soon?

    TMac · 13/07/2019 at 11:52

    You mightn't like the answer, but if you only care about leagues, and you are going to be top 4 anyway, best bet is to hold the trades.

    If you could use only 1 trade for Hore to Sicely, that would be OK (as he is gone for the year), but 2 trades when you only have 3 left is too much.

    Work out the best defender you can afford with 1 trade, and see if you like it.

    I am doing the Logue to Sicely trade myself this week (but I do have 9 trades left)

      JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 12:32

      I thought Hore was only going to be out for 2-4 weeks, he would be back for the finals.

        Derek · 13/07/2019 at 13:10

        You would think a broken collarbone would be 4-6

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 12:32

    Hore to Sicily no brainer

    Hawks have a tough run, ball will be in defence a lot

    My only fear is Gunston gone down and if Sicily goes forward again

      Fearthebeard · 13/07/2019 at 12:46

      Appreciate the effort guys to take the time.

      Over 3 views its almost exactly how I’ve said I can’t agree with myself. I go to bring sicily in for hore and at the moment that c Taylor rookie for Roos just to make the other rookie going out a non playing spud like burgess.

      Though then I go if I’m going to burn two trades so I go for Whitfield and see how it is in a couple weeks closer to the finals
      On jkelly and Daniels?

      Confusing myself non stop. What would you guys do?

        JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 13:01

        Who would you prefer, Sicily or Whitfield ? if Sicily, get him now, if Whitfield, wait a week.

    The Ranger · 13/07/2019 at 13:04

    If you're def making the top 4 and you only have 3 trades I'd hold Beard.
    You could easily cop another 2 injuries on the run home and if you burn trades now ya buggered.

      Fearthebeard · 13/07/2019 at 13:09

      I hear ya ranger. Though my concern is hore is 356k or 359k. He has to go. No cover. Was my d6

      In 2-3 weeks sicily is far out of price. If Whitfield doesn’t bleed cash I’m stuffed for a average d6

      Right now I could also part with Daniels who’s giving me 0 for another 2 weeks and go sicily and any of Hawkins, Cameron, Mundy. Thinking Hawkins maybe as he’s got that rata back this week and before he was out he was scoring well. His last 3 crap games have been when he’s out so all the attention on him?

      In a couple weeks Daniels back: so can avoid that trade though hore has copped 0 and drifted further away from a premium. I could cut Clarke then if jkelly is back and gives me say 150k to add to hore so could spend 500k max at sicily/Whitfield?

Laurie · 13/07/2019 at 10:59

Hi just after some help please need to make some cash as I’m still 4 away from full premo and am looking to trade ROB. I have Grundy and Gawn and a bit worried about Gawn should I trade to Pruess I know it’s late but will still put $235k in the kitty and 6 trades left? Will have some some cover just in case or choose the lowest price duck not playing as there aren’t many options available? Thanks

Sana · 13/07/2019 at 11:00

Sloane or JPK community? Pros and cons please. Really struggling to decide on this one.

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 12:39

    Crows have Suns, Essendon and Carlton next 3.

    Even though Swans have Carlton this week, they have Freo (away), cats, GWS and Port

    Match ups favour Crows

    JPK’s best days are behind him, I’d go Sloane unless you want a big POD

      Sana · 13/07/2019 at 13:50

      Thanks Derek, I thought the same, then read this from SC Insider:

      Sloane’s avg vs top 8 this year 118.8

      Sloanes avg vs bottom 10 96.5

      Assuming this is true given the slight price diff and pod factor I’ve gone JPK. Wish me luck…

dontblushbaby · 13/07/2019 at 12:30

Does anyone see Duursma or Logue getting back in their teams this year ?

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 14:55

    Hi Dbb, I heard on the Radio this morning someone from Freo saying that Logue needs to work on his defensive skills more in the 2's, when asked if Logue would get back into the side.
    I think Duursma will get back in, not sure on Logue though.

The Ranger · 13/07/2019 at 12:48

I took a punt with the VC on Treloar and I'm not going to take his 125.
Macrae, Bont, Neale, Fyfe, Sloane, Cripps or Oliver for the big C?

    Maverick_ · 13/07/2019 at 12:56

    Gee how do you split them.. GC give a huge amount of points away to opposition midfielders so I’ve VCd Sloane into Neale thinking Neale is pretty safe but can see Sloane tearing apart the suns

      The Ranger · 13/07/2019 at 13:02

      Got Danger too who's at home to the Saints.
      And Hawkins is due a bag…tough choice this week.
      I'm away to the bush in an hour so I might just put the names in a bag and pick one out!

        Maverick_ · 13/07/2019 at 13:09

        Yeah I’m worried about the tag of Steele on danger. deboer and hutchings closed him out already this year Steele could very well do the same. But hard to ignore his form of late and they’re at home. I can’t split any of them sorry haha

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 13:23

    Take his 125, that's my cut off, then you don't have to worry about it. All the ones you have mentioned could get 10-15pts more but is it worth the risk.

      The Ranger · 13/07/2019 at 13:31

      I need every point John and my cut off is 130.
      One of those boys is def gonna beat 125…just gotta pick the right one!

        JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 14:01

        Fyfe to bounce back.

    hedski · 13/07/2019 at 13:46

    I reckon Witherden is due to go huge Ranger, you should go him.
    Definately has nothing to do with me playing you twice this round 🤔

      The Ranger · 13/07/2019 at 14:04

      Haha ha! I knew you'd have some sage advice for me Hedski.
      Think I'm just gonna run with Macrae.

        hedski · 13/07/2019 at 14:12

        Just thought I'd throw it out there, good luck mate.

iLoveNMFC · 13/07/2019 at 12:52

Just saw a video on Twitter, Lycett says he'll be right to go for tomorrow's game. Fingers crossed.

TelescopicCox · 13/07/2019 at 13:12

Not sure of what to do to cover my Logue at D6

A – Logue to Short
B – R.Young to Eggmolese
C – R.Young to Birchall
D – Kelly to Whitfield via DPP (Heeney to M8)

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 13:43

    Who covers Heeney in forward line if you go with 4?

Laurie · 13/07/2019 at 14:29

Need some advice need to make some cash is trading ROB to Pruess a good move? I know I’m a week late but I’m worried about not having cover in case Gawn is rested down the track will leave me with $235 in the kitty and 6 taxes?

dontblushbaby · 13/07/2019 at 14:37

JPK is turning back the clock with a huge first quarter

Maverick_ · 13/07/2019 at 14:44

Not sure going lloyd over Whitfield was the best move.
I was worried about Whitfield’s durability but if he’s fit I think he can go huge til seasons end especially if kelly misses a few weeks. Lloyd looks to have started slow this game, ordinary first half, please lift!

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 14:53

    Hey Mav, why didn't you just wait a week, both Lloyd and Whitfield were due to drop in price with their BE. Lloyd should still get to 100 plus for you, he's only gone under 100 twice this year

      Maverick_ · 13/07/2019 at 15:47

      I didn’t want to cop a donut John in too many tight leagues. Logue being dropped forced my hand unfortunately! I had naish on the bench and Burgess and wasn’t interested in burning a trade on burgess down to a rookie for 1 week cover. 71 at 3QT he may scrape in for a 95 but CD does love Lloyd late in games especially close ones

        Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 16:04

        Think he'll still ton up Mav, maybe not a big one though.

        JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 16:07

        Fair enough Mav, sounds like Logue could be out for a while to, going by what Russty said, I can't understand it, I thought he was playing well enough to stay in the side.

          Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 16:17

          Could've been a knee jerk reaction to their smashing last week John, he could be back I guess but from what I heard, they said he hasn't played a lot of footy in the last few years and needed to work on his defensive craft.

Pranav · 13/07/2019 at 14:55

Fyfe in the rooms hopefully isn’t too serious

    Big G · 13/07/2019 at 15:22

    Fyfe is superman

      Pranav · 13/07/2019 at 15:56

      Yeah I definitely spoke too soon 3 goals before half time what a gun

        Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 16:03

        Hope he doesn't get rested next week…his Shoulder is still dodgy.

Steeeve · 13/07/2019 at 15:44

If Heeney and Sicily don't lift it could be my season done. Lift boys!!

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 15:57

    Not looking good is it mate, I have em both too…Sicily needs a huge last quarter just to post something half decent.

      Steeeve · 13/07/2019 at 17:11

      Didn't happen. I've sacrificed my dream team to get a win this week. Looks like ive lost anyway and stuffed my team too. Oh well always nect year

        JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 17:55

        Even though my season is already finished, I try not to look just at what is happening in a certain week, better to look ahead as to what is best for your team.

          Steeeve · 13/07/2019 at 18:04

          Yeah same usually except this week was a must win. I'm on track to lose which will mean I can't make finals in my cash league. Bye bye $$

Ricardo · 13/07/2019 at 15:57

6 sides you would flick next year for premos haw,fre,nth,gcs,stk,pta

The crumbler · 13/07/2019 at 15:57

Does anyone know how to check your trade history?

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 16:02

    On the My Team page, click on History and then down to the right in Team Tracker is Trade History.

The Lost Boys · 13/07/2019 at 16:14

Do we go with Setterfields mid 60 score, or hope that Dylan Clarke can do well against the roos and beat that? Setterfield was looking so good at half time, but has scored pretty much nothing for the second half 🙁

What do you think, community?

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 16:15

    I'd probably take the 65..pretty solid rookie score.

      The Lost Boys · 13/07/2019 at 16:18

      Yeah – Clarke has had rather average scores after his first two games. Looked so promising!

        Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 16:22

        Don't they all mate …in their first 2 games?
        Ended up on 70 points…not bad.

Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 16:23

Sicily…how could someone play so well one week, and then completely spud it up the next week?..makes ya wanna pull your hair out.

    Holty01 · 13/07/2019 at 16:58

    I know🤦🏼‍♂️

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 18:44

    he dropped 3 easy chest marks. That is 10-15pts there. Hawks did have ball in their forward line a lot, so it wasn’t down his end. Birchall took a lot of the linking kicks today

hedski · 13/07/2019 at 16:36

Goddammit took the Swans in my knockout tipping

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 17:22

    Don't think anyone expected a Coach with "training Wheels" on to do so well so quickly, especially Juddy lol nice win Blues.

Fearthebeard · 13/07/2019 at 16:56

So glad I didn’t jump for sicily and heeney lol. This week anyway.

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 18:27

    I'm glad I didn't get Ziebell or Cunnington in…pair of yoyos.

    SamuraiPizzaCat · 13/07/2019 at 19:31

    Can't say my Sicily and Shiel trade ins worked out too well lol. Hope just an off week.

Holty01 · 13/07/2019 at 17:31

Zac Clarke seriously. Where was this last week?
You get towelled up against Allir and start competitively against Goldy. I really don’t understand.

    Swans2012 · 13/07/2019 at 17:38

    Agree 100%

    TOPHAWK1 · 13/07/2019 at 18:01

    Who knows Holty. Maybe he was feeling crook. He does look one hell of a lot better today though. At least he will start making some cash for you now.

      Holty01 · 13/07/2019 at 18:06

      Yeah true Hawk. But would have rather the points last week.

        KeenButClueless · 13/07/2019 at 18:39

        I’m with you Holty. I wasted a trade for him last week. I could have used Lycett and had Parker on field. But I really thought he would go 80+ against Allir and make cash. Running low on trades so I might not even get to use the cash generation!

    Sam_01 · 13/07/2019 at 18:46

    Absolutely filthy at him holty! Hopefully he can Atleast build some form and provide cover in the future if needed and not dish up a 30 odd

    Derek · 13/07/2019 at 19:38

    Goldy only scored 132 against him, thought he could have gone bigger

Tommo09 · 13/07/2019 at 17:34

I need one more mid upgrade to complete my midfield in a few weeks. Who should it be?

This is my midfield at the moment:
Mid: Fyfe Cripps Bont Neale Gaff Pendles O’Meara Clarke (Hind Hayes Scott)

I only have 6 trades and $85k

    Ja191 · 13/07/2019 at 17:49

    Oliver

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 17:51

    Oliver.

    TOPHAWK1 · 13/07/2019 at 18:40

    Jack Macrae

      Tommo09 · 13/07/2019 at 18:55

      My only concern is price with those two

        JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 19:01

        575k isn't bad for a premo Tommo, what price range were you thinking.

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:10

    How much can you afford Tommo?

      Tommo09 · 13/07/2019 at 22:13

      I understand this price is quite good but I will probably need two downgrades to get them. And with only 6 trades left this worries me

TOPHAWK1 · 13/07/2019 at 18:02

That Cunnington is screwing coaches over again. I never touch the prick because he is too unpredictable and likes throwing a punch or two, especially when he gets tagged. Burn man!!

    TOPHAWK1 · 13/07/2019 at 18:26

    Cunnington going backwards.😂…..🔥

      Sam_01 · 13/07/2019 at 18:45

      Suits me fine haha, I was sitting back and thinking how am
      I going to climb the ranks in the back half when al these players like cunners are scoring big decided to just back my squad in and hopenthe other boys turned into spuds
      Treloar, Mcrouch,bont > cunners

        TOPHAWK1 · 13/07/2019 at 19:13

        Exactly Sam. Back your players. Cunnington got smashed by Dylan Clarke today. 18 SC since 1/4 time. Nice turd. LOL

          Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:09

          He has angry bald man syndrome Hawk lol, Clarke has become a pretty good tagger in a short space of time though.

JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 18:46

I thought I might have a look at my leagues and see how my train wreck of a team was going. By the look of it, if I hadn't had the donuts this week, I would have had a chance to win most of them, what I wouldn't give to have three trades back.

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:12

    Supercoach might start charging real money for extra trades, like game companies do for add on packs etc…I'd pay $50 for another trade haha

      JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 21:26

      They could make it if you have the gold subscription you get 5 extra trades.

        Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:34

        That would pretty much force everyone to get Gold, and make them millions…could work John!

Rocksta_ · 13/07/2019 at 18:58

Clarke doing a number on Cunners

    Big G · 13/07/2019 at 19:13

    Useless bald prick

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/07/2019 at 19:01

Stuff me Zac Clarke!
Any chance of scoring like this against a non ruckman last week when we needed cover for Gawn? 😡

    Holty01 · 13/07/2019 at 19:12

    😤

AuroraBorealis?! · 13/07/2019 at 19:01

Ziebell is hurting so far. Come on man, I went early on Quaynor for you!

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 19:13

    I did suggest you go with Billings.

      AuroraBorealis?! · 13/07/2019 at 19:43

      You certainly did, i just can't wash the bad taste from my mouth from last year though

        JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 19:50

        If you had been able to use just the one trade, it might have been worth it.

          AuroraBorealis?! · 13/07/2019 at 19:55

          That's true, i also have 200k in the bank from that second trade now so that helps with future upgrades. I'll only know what the right move was at the end of the season

            JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 20:12

            It all comes down to that balance of cash generation v how many trades you have left, after what's happened to me, I was just thinking about the trade situation.

              Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 20:35

              I can forsee you having 12 trades left after the byes next year John, and ready for a big run home 🙂

                JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 20:48

                I am going to be very stingy with my trades next year Russty, I've learnt my lesson.

                  Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 20:58

                  Same here bud, I just don't know where they all went this year….I think it was the fear of not wanting to fall behind in the byes as I have in years past.

                    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 21:18

                    Three sets of bad trading did me in this year Russty. I did to many sideways trades, I traded out too many injured players, instead of putting them on the bench and using my rookie cover. I used my full amount of trades during the bye rounds, something I have never done before. In fact the byes were what really did me in. Up until then I had a manageable amount of trades left, I usually only use 5-6 trades during the bye rounds, by using 9, I robbed myself of 3-4 trades I could be using now.

                    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:36

                    I think I had 8 left after the byes last year John, but I still ran out before my GF…it's also the starting team you pick.
                    the less mistakes you make, the less trades you need to do during the year.

                    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 22:07

                    Very hard to still have any left come the GF Russty, since you have to get there first, the only time I still had any left was my best year in 2017, used my last two for the GF just for the fact that I had them to use. And yes the starting team is important, if you get it right, you aren't tempted to do any sideways trading at the start, problem is we don't really know how good our team is until the season is underway.

Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 19:10

Wow Tippa what a goal!…my tips are really screwed this week haha

    TOPHAWK1 · 13/07/2019 at 19:15

    What a game Russty!! Tippa will get 100 SC for that last goal. LOL I am exaggerating of course.

      Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 19:17

      It's gonna be huge mate…still hasn't updated yet…Fanfooty's getting as bad as Herald Sun.

      Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 19:28

      20 points he got for that winning Goal, I remember years back, when a player would score 45 for the same thing.

Pman · 13/07/2019 at 19:16

Hey Community hoping someone can assist with a queryI If I have the Emergency on both a playing and non playing player will I still get the playing players score as Emergency or do I cop a donut? I know that when you have the E on two playing players that you get the lowest score of the two but not sure when you have the E on both a playing and non playing? Need to know so I can loop Naish to Houli to get Grundy's 137 who I had the VC on.

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 19:24

    The non player won't count Pman. Can't get the lowest score if they didn't play.

      Pman · 13/07/2019 at 20:17

      Cheers Rusty I thought that would be the case, thanks for confirming.

        Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 20:34

        No probs mate anytime…. Btw, if you have 2 mids out, and 2 emergencies on, you should get both their scores too..as long as both E's are playing.

Big G · 13/07/2019 at 20:19

What a star this Marshall fellow is..

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 20:33

    He's the best thing to happen to the Saints in a long time G, many years in the wilderness in the Ruck dept since Mcevoy left.
    At least he gives us some hope for the future.

      The Lost Boys · 14/07/2019 at 09:30

      Yet apparently they want to poach ruckmen Draper from Essendon and Goldy from North….crazy. I'd take Marshall in a heartbeat!

Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 20:40

ROB only on 30 points at half time, could be his reign or terror is over, maybe tired, Jacobs could come back in soon.

    Maverick_ · 14/07/2019 at 01:14

    Yup looks like it’s ROB too grundy/nicnat SOON.
    Rob a couple of bad games now Jacobs must be knocking on the door

hedski · 13/07/2019 at 20:57

Really wanted to loop Tomahawk with Chol this week but couldn't with Lycett under a late out cloud.
Pick it up big fella.
He has been shocking since I got him in, coincidently the same week as Lekdog?

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:07

    KPF's are always a bit of a risk mate, I'd blame Lekdog lol

      hedski · 13/07/2019 at 21:34

      Still holding out hope for the last few rounds but he is struggling, damn you Lek 🤬

Big G · 13/07/2019 at 21:01

Wouldnt surprise me if the whole crows team ton up. What a useless lot GC are..

    Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:32

    They should stick to Surfing at Burleigh Heads, and Kirra / D-Bah…Footy ain't really their thing.

Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:03

Gold Coast are a bit of a joke…reckon maybe they should be scrapped and a Tasmanian Team started up, either Tassie or an NT team might be good.

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 21:28

    Tassie should have had one before either GWS or GCS.

      hedski · 13/07/2019 at 21:32

      They would travel less than the wa or qland teams

      Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:33

      If they do, they should fly over though, if they Ferry it, they'll all be sick on the way lol

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/07/2019 at 22:11

    Have to be the Tassie devils as we already have tigers

      JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 22:18

      Tassie is pretty much identified with the devils, I couldn't imagine them being called anything else.

        hedski · 13/07/2019 at 22:37

        We have Demons already.
        Map of Tassies?

          neil demons delight · 13/07/2019 at 22:54

          not getting our name

          JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 22:59

          Yes but Demons and Tassie Devils are a different thing all together.

            neil demons delight · 13/07/2019 at 23:22

            i like the tassie devils There have been plenty of great players Baldock Hudson Lyon Richo and i reckon i missed a few

    Maverick_ · 14/07/2019 at 01:11

    Definitely not NT. Good luck getting players to want to move there!! Humid as hell all year round not fun to train and play in. Tassie big ✔️

Russty_ · 13/07/2019 at 21:37

Typical Saints…look all right for awhile, then fall away and get blown away at the end…Richo's days are numbered.

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 21:58

    Always hard to win down there though Russty.

    Pranav · 13/07/2019 at 22:11

    as a saints fan would you want brett ratten as coach instead of richo?

      neil demons delight · 13/07/2019 at 22:52

      geez i would in a heartbeat but then russty's dog could do better

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/07/2019 at 22:06

Looks like it is capt Gardner.

LOVE YOUR WORK VC DANGER. 🙂

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 22:20

    After you had the VC on Danger, even if I didn't have the donuts you would have beaten me in The Rat Pack this weekend Trigga. Well done.

Big G · 13/07/2019 at 22:08

Did Matt crouch sleep with the owner of CD's wife or something?

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 13/07/2019 at 22:10

    Must have done more than sleep zzz 😏

    KSinny · 13/07/2019 at 22:10

    Definatly

    Holty01 · 13/07/2019 at 23:14

    I’m a owner and honestly had a very average game. Was only going at 50% de in the first half and coughed it up plenty. He had a massive last quarter but too late at that point.

      Big G · 14/07/2019 at 11:35

      Every week he seems to get a million possessions for around 90 points. Must be the Treloar of this year.

        Holty01 · 14/07/2019 at 12:09

        Good thing about him is when he does hit his targets he can go huge.

COREYSC · 13/07/2019 at 22:45

What is everyone’s projected scores it looks like it will be a huge scoring week I’m projected 2,525

    JohnDJ59 · 13/07/2019 at 23:03

    I could end up with 2,300, had a few donuts so that will do me.

    Holty01 · 13/07/2019 at 23:22

    2450 for me I think. Unless I do a trade and replace Setterfield or Answerth’s score for a premo.🤔

      Ned_Starkers · 14/07/2019 at 00:52

      A premo like Sicily 😂. I think I’m the flog for getting sucked in to picking him…

    DavidC · 14/07/2019 at 07:00

    2532 heading into mad Sunday. Dodged the Sic bullet, was going to get him in but had other problems to fix.

TOPHAWK1 · 14/07/2019 at 11:49

Official projection sitting at 2490. If all goes to plan today I might crack 2500 but I will be happy with 2450+. Going to be another interesting Sunday!

    neil demons delight · 14/07/2019 at 11:52

    that's a mighty score toppa good luck

      TOPHAWK1 · 14/07/2019 at 11:59

      Cheers Neil. Long way to go. I have J Kelly on the field with the C on him to get Grundy's score. I will get the lowest score of Gibbons and Clarke. Both on the mid bench with the E. That means Gibbons 65. That is OK. Then have Williams, Answerth, (onfield), Coniglio, Macrae, Gawn, Boak, Lycett and Lipinski to come. Good luck today Neil. Cheers. TH

    Swans2012 · 14/07/2019 at 12:24

    Nice toppa, I’m looking similar, 1810 with 7 to play (6 premos and brayshaw). 2500 would be nice. I reckon par might be 2400+

Maverick_ · 14/07/2019 at 11:56

How right is gawns ankle do we think?
Having pruess named makes me think it’s not 110% and may play and rest forward a lot. I VCd Sloane into Neale but gettin cold feet thinking Gawn to towel up English or Macrae .

    TOPHAWK1 · 14/07/2019 at 12:12

    Hi Mav, I suspect the same. Gawn scoring will be down as he will obviously share the ruck duties with Pruess and his ankle might still be a bit raw. You can flip a coin between Neale or Macrae as captain. The thing that sways it for me is the fact Macrae at home at Marvel Stadium whilst Neale away against a very tough Port outfit. Macrae more likely to go huge for mine. Good luck with the way you go mate! TH

      Maverick_ · 14/07/2019 at 13:51

      Thanks for the reply TH I think I might go with Gawn. Looked at his rounds 4&5 featuring pruess and still scored 120s so doesn’t look a huge factor & he should towel Up English pretty comfortably.

      Watch Macrae go 150 now haha

    Holty01 · 14/07/2019 at 13:31

    Yeah good discussion MAV. I think Preuss would of come in for McDonald anyway but is concerning when he didn’t play last week.

      Maverick_ · 14/07/2019 at 13:53

      Yeah good call on pruess in for McDonald I didn’t think about that Holty. I think I’ll back in Gawn I had the C on him when he done the injury so give him this week to redeem himself. pruess In May give Gawn the chance to rest forward instead of on the bench also.

Callum · 14/07/2019 at 12:06

Is Hately to Kyle Dunkley trade worth itWill free up the cash for smith to Whitfield next week I do not see Hately playing again kelly is out and still not named .

    TOPHAWK1 · 14/07/2019 at 12:19

    Hi Callum. You could seriously consider it provided you have a decent amount of trades. (6-8) I reckon Hately will struggle to get back into the team also now and Dunkley did look really good in the first half of his debut game last week. His JS is obviously still a bit iffy but he is playing ahead of Oscar Baker which tells me something. Sometimes you have to take calculated risks in this game. That one seems like a decent one. Good luck mate! TH

Big G · 14/07/2019 at 13:16

Cogs gone

    Derek · 14/07/2019 at 13:21

    No? How? Not watching game. What happened?

      Big G · 14/07/2019 at 13:23

      Knee. Looks bad

        Lazza · 14/07/2019 at 14:24

        On crutches … not good at all

      Saritz · 14/07/2019 at 13:24

      Knee! It was bandaged. So it must have been annoying him pre-game. First sign of stress under match conditions and POP!

    BrownlowBoy · 14/07/2019 at 16:35

    Looks ACL

hedski · 14/07/2019 at 13:18

Ah crap, missed the start of the game and didn't trade Jelly out to Neale like I had planned, and now Cogs is out too, there goes my week

    JEL · 14/07/2019 at 13:53

    Cogs down will hurt a lot of teams, me included.

      Maverick_ · 14/07/2019 at 13:56

      i Traded Hately yesterday thinking he’d not play again this year after being overlooked with Kelly’s injury… watch him come back in for cogs and hurt me.

      That’s Unlucky about cogs fellas 🙁

        hedski · 14/07/2019 at 14:24

        Watch Neale score 150+ now that I missed him Mav, gonna have to do 2 trades next week (Jelly + Cogs).
        I'm hitting the P!ss now, round is cooked.

Derek · 14/07/2019 at 13:20

Got Whitfield. Go you good thing

Rocksta_ · 14/07/2019 at 13:47

Not sure this has ever happened before, but Coniglio out injured without scoring. Given he started the game, do we still get the Emergency score given he is on 0?

    No idea · 14/07/2019 at 13:49

    I hope I'm wrong though my understanding is that he played so his score counts. Will cost me my league win.

    Wedge · 14/07/2019 at 13:49

    Unfortunately doesn't work like that. The zero stays

      Rocksta_ · 14/07/2019 at 13:55

      A donut without having a donut. Surely it doesn’t get any worse than that?

        Wedge · 14/07/2019 at 14:00

        Don't you score 1 point for starting the game?Maybe that 1 gets scaled up to a 2 if lucky enough

          Derek · 14/07/2019 at 14:32

          Fanfooty always adds 1pt to the score

        Holty01 · 14/07/2019 at 14:48

        It does Rocksta. Many years ago Fev finished with -8 with plenty with the C on him. Gave away 2 early frees and injured himself. -16 for those who captained him.
        Although I know this doesn’t make the Cog owners feel any better

    Derek · 14/07/2019 at 14:17

    in Big Bash fantasy it doesn’t count, but unfortunately it counts in AFL

neil demons delight · 14/07/2019 at 14:00

Luck sure does play a huge part in s/c Moore and Cogs out for 14 has killed me this week and for the year, Don't think there is a solution to bad luck but all i can think of is history. The two bad luck injuries to moore and cogs were to injury prone players ,but then i had great service out of crouch and libba.Nope it is just bad luck,conserving trades would have helped a little I suppose , maybe next year cheers NDD

    KeenButClueless · 14/07/2019 at 14:29

    I have thought the best solution would be to have the best 18 each week, like the byes. It mirrors what happens on field, and covers this type of situation. Maybe it favors a guns and rookies approach even more, but I am not convinced that there still wouldn’t be room for different team structures going in.

      neil demons delight · 14/07/2019 at 15:06

      At the start of the year I thought that and went solid guns n rookies in fact same as Lek . 12 of the best guns and then rookies i think it was a mistake Keen I can recall Tophawk going the exact opposite to lek and myself with 9 guns and 6 midpricers and thinking which call is right A lot of great players come back from bad injuries but some are just dogged with rotten luck like Rocky and Libba so i would still pick Coniglio next year in fact he should not have played this week bring on next year

        JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 15:30

        I was thinking of trying the guns and rookies structure next year, after a mixed result with my midpricers. Williams, B.Smith and Billings were winners, Mills not so much, I missed out on B.Crouch since I wanted a 5-0-3 structure in the mids. My mistake was upgrading both B.Smith and Billings when I could have just held them.

          neil demons delight · 14/07/2019 at 16:48

          agree john but we all dont blame you about billings and smith

Whitey · 14/07/2019 at 14:20

Trying to stay positive, always wanted an excuse to trade the Bont in. Now I have it, Cogs out (going to hurt this week), Bont in.

TBone_9 · 14/07/2019 at 14:31

Hey guys, in two tough league matches so instead of putting Naish on as capt loophole to take Grundy’s score, I’ve kept Sicily on bench with emergency and have taken the punt with Answerth on field. Also tossing up rolling the captaincy on Gawn/Macrae/Bont/Neale. Thinking Gawn as I feel he will still towel up English, but with Preuss in don’t think his ceiling is as high. Nice dry ball at Marvel today though so maybe Macrae the safest choice. Felt like this was a calculated risk to take, here’s to hoping!

    JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 16:09

    The way it's going TBone, Gawn would have been a good pick and Dunkley if you have him.

      TBone_9 · 14/07/2019 at 16:58

      Dunkley would have been an outstanding choice but went with Gawn. I need Bont to lift though!

Fearthebeard · 14/07/2019 at 14:44

How bad is cogs?

    Saritz · 14/07/2019 at 14:49

    Doesn’t look good! At least for all Hately owners, with no Kelly and no Cogs he should get an opportunity!?

    Holty01 · 14/07/2019 at 14:53

    Did not look good. No contact either. Just went down when putting pressure on the joint.
    What amazes me the most is GWS is normally so conservative with injured players but yet allows Cog’s to play with obviously a serious knee problem. And if it wasn’t serious before, I think it is now.

      No idea · 14/07/2019 at 14:55

      May have rolled the dice a bit more than usual given Kelly's absence and the importance of the game

        Fearthebeard · 14/07/2019 at 14:57

        So they haven’t given any report or update yet?

JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 15:07

I might actually win one league game this weekend and will still be a chance for a final spot in TheSonsOfAnarchy League.

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 18:53

    Think you've got him covered John, unless Rocky has a huge last quarter.

      JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 19:38

      After this weekend, I think the Sons league is my only chance for playing finals. Ended up winning 2/9 scored 2,353 my best score since round ten.

        Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 19:48

        One chance is enough Johnny…I won 6 out of 10 this week, came up against Col (Instagator) 3 times this week and he beat me by 38, no thanks to my useless spuds Westhoff and Andrews who did bugger all in the last quarter.
        Good news is I think I could make 7 or 8 finals this year fingers crossed.

          JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 20:02

          Well done Russty and I see you moved up two spots in the Sons, only a game out of the top eight now, I ended up with 2,359 some of my leagues are so close, in the Jolly Roger there is only one game between 3rd and 11th, I moved down three spots to 9th on % the movement in placings during the last game was just crazy.

Swans2012 · 14/07/2019 at 15:14

Is Tobias flog green the beneficiary of cogs and Kelly out? We know he can get the pill when unleashed in the middle…..I’ll be considering him next week

    No idea · 14/07/2019 at 15:59

    Had him for 10 weeks as a speculative pick though planned to upgrade him soon. might not need to know- he certainly is creative in the midfield

KeenButClueless · 14/07/2019 at 15:48

Hopper is obviously just not SC friendly. A 32 possession game for 77. It’s a little frustrating to pick someone who has stepped up their game, but not get the scores to show for it.

JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 15:57

Dunkley going well again today, I hope he keeps his dpp next year, even if he doesn't, should be a top eight midfielder.

No idea · 14/07/2019 at 16:23

Dunkley and Gawn going off.
The Bont literally "off" the ground with some ankle (? )injury

Pranav · 14/07/2019 at 16:24

Bont been in the rooms for a while with an ankle injury. Just brought him in to complete my midfield

JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 16:27

Petracca hitting a bit of form the past month.

KSinny · 14/07/2019 at 16:29

When you don't have Dunkley……

Holty01 · 14/07/2019 at 16:29

Lipinski, any chance you might get a touch?

Swans2012 · 14/07/2019 at 16:30

I was almost excited about my score this week, was projected at 2580 with 7 to go and dunkley and Gawn going bananas. Then I scroll down to brayshaw…..ah well 20 at halftime is better than the donuts that have been floating about I guess…

    JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 16:47

    Just got to take the good with the bad Swany.

Rocksta_ · 14/07/2019 at 16:33

What a disaster today has been. Cogs injured without scoring and now The Bont injured. Can it get any worse?

BrownlowBoy · 14/07/2019 at 16:35

Went Bewley and J.Kelly to Laird and Westhoff this week.

Allowed me to cover Logue's absence. Not sure the Hoff is the greatest pick but has dpp and is cheap so should be handy in the run home.

Jeremy Cameron continues to frustrate, but his run in SC finals is what is keeping me from trading him.

Josh Dunkely has hit the 100 at half time, in some serious form at the moment.

JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 16:44

Go Dunkley, you bloody beauty, you might win me a couple of games even with my donuts.

BrownlowBoy · 14/07/2019 at 17:06

Port are hot trash

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 19:05

    That's a bit insulting to hot trash Tom lol

JugHead · 14/07/2019 at 17:36

Yep. His score is roughly equal to Macrae + Bont together.

    Brn · 14/07/2019 at 18:55

    Except for all the people with dunkley, then your spuds are still spuds

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/07/2019 at 17:55

Double dunk ton?

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 18:11

    202!…what a gun…just need my remaining spuds to do something now.

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/07/2019 at 18:12

      1 of the 7 😄

        Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 18:18

        Huge score coming up for you this week mate…well done.

Lazza · 14/07/2019 at 18:12

How does Gawn go from 134 to 122 in the last 10 mins ??
Should be made to cut off his beard for that last qtr performance..

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 19:05

    Dodgy scaling after the game Lazza…robbing points off some people and handing them out to others to make up their 3300 total.

Daz · 14/07/2019 at 18:20

Ahh the cogs donut but the dunks double ton.

Brn · 14/07/2019 at 18:52

Ranked 200 odd. Will 2560 this week see me go up?

Sicily, Oliver, Heeney and Bont were all down, but avoided some of the carnage.

How did you all go?

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 19:04

    Great score Brn, I'm still going…got 5 players in this game.

    Sam_01 · 14/07/2019 at 19:04

    Probably about the average mate, might go up a touch I’ll sneak over 2600 this round I’m in the top 1000

musicissport · 14/07/2019 at 19:01

Houston late out + JCripps injury cost me about 180 points, will finish on around 2320.

Lazza · 14/07/2019 at 19:31

Stoked with 2473 carrying the Logue donut… saved a trade … hopefully he is back next week

Sam_01 · 14/07/2019 at 19:34

Lazy 2600 on the dot with jkelly on the bench how’d we go

    Swans2012 · 14/07/2019 at 19:41

    2604 Sam, just got ya! This was despite brayshaw and Sicily trying there best to destroy a great Round!

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/07/2019 at 19:46

      Crackin score fellas!

      Should see you move up the ranks.

      2632 best I've seen by beer view mirrors in cazaly.

        Holty01 · 14/07/2019 at 20:11

        A score in one of my leagues, someone scored 2597 and lost to a score of 2684. You’d be dirty

      Sam_01 · 14/07/2019 at 19:56

      Didn’t take into account scaling 2606 actually for me swans 😉 don’t know if that pips you

        Swans2012 · 14/07/2019 at 20:05

        Lol you won’t believe it scaled to 2609! I feel like hi fiving you lol gotta love cracking 2600

          Sam_01 · 14/07/2019 at 20:20

          Ahhh haha nice job mate, should hopefully push into the top 500 this week it’s pretty close and congested points wise so even getting 50 up onpeople makes a difference

    Holty01 · 14/07/2019 at 19:44

    Nice Sam. 2489 with Kelly also and having to field Answerth after Moore going down and fielding Lipinski as well after bringing him in a few weeks ago because I thought he was a better option then Gray, and a few others.🤔

    TOPHAWK1 · 14/07/2019 at 19:46

    2283. TH had a shocker. Cogs, Answerth and Lipinski killed my score this week.

    JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 19:49

    2,359 with J.Kelly and Hore donuts.

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 19:49

    Nice one boys, you too Trig, a lowly 2433 for me this week lol

    Rocksta_ · 14/07/2019 at 19:52

    2416 with the Cogs 🍩. Will probably drop a few ranking places this week.

    Lazza · 14/07/2019 at 19:54

    2473 carrying the Logue donut, Gawn as C and Jelly on the bench … had 7 DNPs this week….. brought in the silly flog too… won 6/10.. highest score against was 2611.

      Lazza · 14/07/2019 at 19:55

      Correction… my score is now 2479..

    neil demons delight · 14/07/2019 at 19:59

    2415 stoked as moore and cogs only contributed 14 Shake got me a few times by about 8 NDD

      Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 20:02

      I just got Shake in a game by 10 points Neil, bad luck mate.

    SamuraiPizzaCat · 14/07/2019 at 21:15

    Nice work cracking 2600 guys. I managed 2511 with a few premos dropping duds, Dunkley's 202 was very nice though!

AuroraBorealis?! · 14/07/2019 at 19:42

Lost to somebody with the cogs donut solely because Rockliff only had 34% DE. If he even had 50% i would've won

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 20:01

    Know how you feel AB, was waiting for some of my players to do something…anything in the last quarter and they did bugger all.

      AuroraBorealis?! · 14/07/2019 at 20:24

      If it wasn't for Dunkley pulling out a 200 it would've been quite a rough sunday Russty, he's hands down my best trade in this year. I got him right after his 88 against geelong

    JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 20:06

    2,468 was still a bloody good score by you though Aurora and you did it without Billings.

      AuroraBorealis?! · 14/07/2019 at 20:23

      Would've won if i had billings, should've listened to you mate!

        JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 20:40

        I did even worse than not getting him in, I traded him out during the bye rounds, when I should have kept him and saved a trade.

    Beezneez · 15/07/2019 at 12:24

    At 3/4 time of the Port game my opponent (the Phantom) had Rockliff and Lycett to noonevfor me. I calculated if Lycett scored 85 and Rockliff 75 we would draw. Lycett 86, Rockliff 73 – me 2579, the Phantom 2578 to maintain my top spot. All week I had intended to trade Jelly for Bont. I almost traded to Cogs at the last minute to match my opponent. So glad I didn't.

      Beezneez · 15/07/2019 at 12:26

      Last comment referred to another league.

neil demons delight · 14/07/2019 at 20:03

just hope my beloved motherland can give me glory in the world cup RULE BRITANNIA

    Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 20:22

    Go the almost Australian Kiwis! 😉

      neil demons delight · 14/07/2019 at 20:38

      Against the might of us poms no way Russ

        Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 21:00

        Could be close mate, Kiwis are biding their time, good review before, Pommies are pretty cocky and pasty, lol, could be an upset mate.

Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 20:17

Sorry mate, some serious carnage there in both our teams, I thought you would've reeled me in.
Think I had 5 players go down with injury in 2 draft leagues this week.

    JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 20:36

    No worries Russty, I am coming tenth for a reason, wrong players on the bench, wrong Captain, Last week I hadn't looked at it until the end and realized some of my players on field hadn't even been picked.

      Russty_ · 14/07/2019 at 21:01

      Well its a keeper league bud so you can always improve your side for next season…look at the talented youth coming through.

Swans2012 · 14/07/2019 at 20:32

What’s the guess for highest round score? I’m guessing 2760

    Sam_01 · 14/07/2019 at 20:34

    I’d say your pretty spot on there swans looking at my team people could of gone about 150 higher quite easily maybe even 2780

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 14/07/2019 at 20:50

    I'll take a stab

    2783? 🤣

      Russty_ · 15/07/2019 at 00:28

      lol, ranked 24765 and moved up 19000 places this week…wtf haha
      The 3rd highest score of the week moved up 66859 places to the rank of 4329…LOL

Iamme · 14/07/2019 at 21:15

2477 with Chol and Answorth on field as well as Sicily crapping out a 60

Steeeve · 14/07/2019 at 21:47

Thanks to everyone who told me to go for it and make the trade to try to win this week, instead of holding Josh Kelly, losing, and no longer being able to make finals. Unfortunately I brought in Shiel who scored less than if I'd just taken Clarke's rookie score with J Kelly on the bench. But it was the right move at the time, just didn't work out. Good luck for the rest of the year all, my season is done. Annoyingly I'm third in my league for total score but 10th on the ladder. This week was my season in a nutshell, outscored almost everyone in the league – except my opponent. These things happen. Happy to be ranked around 5000th after a poor start. Lessons have been learned. Appreciate all your help and good luck again.

    JohnDJ59 · 14/07/2019 at 22:12

    I might have been one of the ones who suggested you hold, but like you said, you needed the win, you just picked the wrong player to bring in, your rank is a good one, so all is not lost.

      Steeeve · 14/07/2019 at 22:23

      Yeah like I say I'm grateful for the advice. It was my suggestion, and i was happy for people to tell me to go for it. Just didn't work out this time. But nothing would have worked. Opponent too good. Sicily, Heeney, Lycett and Shiel all underperformed. All four were uniques in my match up. Just the way it goes.

        neil demons delight · 15/07/2019 at 12:15

        Rotten luck Steeeeve. It's tough to get it right as long as we learn What i hate is players like cogs and moore who go down early and kill your season and you can't control it .Those 4 may still come good good luck mate

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