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SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 20

Published by Kev on

We’ve made it! The promised land. SuperCoach finals start this week and in the wise words of Crouching One, “trade ass off”.

*not that type of promised land

At this point, bench cover is something you want in a case of emergency and/or Sunday being a big bag of phallus’ and pulling an unexpected late out on us. Looking at your team Friday night, you do not want to be relying on a rookie so you do your best to trade around it. If you’re in a qualifying final you can take it easy, but have a plan in place for when you’re in a knock out final. 

Things got a bit… Scottish on the podcast this week. Obviously I’ll be keeping Patch away from my retirement grease now and if he tries to tell me he’s from North Kilttown I’ll know he’s not from Scotland at all!. Baz chucked a sickie this week so look out for a bumper edition of his 2020 preview next week. Damo debuted a schmick looking Who’s Your Captain article (with graphs!) and Matty is a lock for rising star this year, he’s still belting out beautiful looking cheat sheets

The News

Let’s cut straight to the chase, community. Kenneth Hinkley has had a “senior moment” and DROPPED Scott Lycett. Not injured or sore. Dropped. At the risk of sounding too much like Tom Browne, there may be something more here. He could have accidentally ran over his dog, that is, if you replace “accidentally” with “repeatedly” and replace “dog” with “son”.   

Elsewhere, the carnage isn’t too bad. For tonight, North and Hawthorn have made three changes between them that don’t carry a lot of SuperCoach weight. Ben McEvoy will go head to head with Goldy after Jonathon Ceglar was dropped.

Orazio is back for the Dons and Conor McKenna returns from his Irish junket. Dyson Heppell unfortunately has a really bad case of the sniffles and will miss again. Dead Man Dixon has been resurrected and Peter Ladhams arrives on the bubble. Dougal Howard is among the outs. Brett Deledio and Jake Stein, who is another one the bubble, return for the Giants. The Swans have lost Dane Rampe to injury and omitted youngsters Ryley Stoddart and Colin O’Riordan. Kieran Jack is amongst the ins. Freo have made 5 changes to the side that was humbled by the Dogs last week. Luke Ryan, Lobb, and Nathan Wilson due to injury, while Brett Bewley and Ballas have been dropped. Jason Carter (DEF/MID – 102.4k) will make his debut. Rohan and Zach Tuohy return for the Cats after a week off. Adelaide’s ‘play the kids’ experiment has lasted a week. Richard Douglas, Eddie Betts, and Bryce Gibbs have been recalled. Stengle and Patrick Wilson are amongst those to make way. Matty Parker and Josh Battle are back in for the Saints, but Jack Newnes will miss with illness. Still no Nank for the Tigers who have made two forced changes. Sydney Stack and Trent Cotchin are out for Josh Caddy and Dan Butler. Braydon Preuss is back in with the Dees to add a wrinkle onto our Max Gawn VC lock. Kyle Dunkley will play his third game. 

On Sunday, the Pies are scraping the bottom of the barrel for fit players after losing Jordan de Goey and Isaac Quaynor to injury in the week. Taylor Adams is hopefully fit to return. John Noble could play his second game. Corey Ellis has again been dropped by the Suns, Caleb Graham (DEF/RUC – 117.3k) and Jez McLennan (DEF – 117.3k) could debut. No confirmed outs as yet by the Blues but there’s no Matthew Kruezer in the four names added to the squad. Shannon Hurn returns to the Eagles side. Bailey J Williams (FWD/RUC – 117.3k) has again been named and could debut. For the last game of the round, Brisbane haven’t made any changes yet but they’ve added Harris Andrews to the squad after his suspension. The Dogs will probably regain Matthew Suckling and Toby McLean for the match, while Jordan Sweet (102.4k) has again been named on an extended bench. 

The House of Evil

Downgrades galore this week! Trades are precious, but there’s merit in the idea of having coverage on each line.

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

Hinkley’s been let loose on the whiteboard and Scott Lycett’s magnet has felt his wrath. It has thrown a sizeable spanner in the works for owners this week. There’s no reports of an injury, so if you’re in a qualifying final perhaps just take the L and hope he’s back next week. If he’s in your forward line there’s plenty of options, but if he’s stuck in the ruck and you haven’t quite got the 66k to turn him into Gawn, Goldstein (75k), or Grundy (151k), things get a bit murkier. 

Reilly O’Brien (525.6k) has proven that he’s going to keep Sauce out of the side. Adelaide’s run home is also friendly, with only a matchup against Brodie Grundy a possible hurdle, but it’s Ben McEvoy (494k) that’s capturing my attention. With Jono Ceglar struggling to hold down a spot, Big Boy has seen a massive spike in ruck duties. Since round 16 he has attended 313 out of 372 ruck contests (84%), which has seen his average hitouts rise from 30.6 a game to 37.5 a game. You’ll get 53k from a Lycett trade, a nice amount that you can use to turn an iffy premium into someone more solid. 

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

RUC

Sometimes you’ve just gotta throw trends out the window and pick the guy in form, and Levi Casboult (DEF / 10.5k) is in the form of his life. Levi is stuffing his stat sheet, he’s reeled in 27 marks (21 uncontested), 34 hitouts, and 11 tackles over his past 3. Tom Hickey (FWD / 10.1k) is solo rucking on this slate for the Eagles. Although we haven’t seen a big slate breaking score from Tom for a while, Andrew Phillips’ four opponents this year read: 115 (Nankervis), 114 (Lycett), 99 (Goldstein), 114 (ROB). Phillips (10.5k) himself is also not a bad option, and with Levi (DEF) and Hickey (FWD) both DPP’s, a double ruck stack is in play (or even a triple if you’re absolutely mad!)

DEF

Keeping with our ignoring trends theme. Kade Simpson (11.3k) punched father time right in throat last week with 31 possessions (26 kicks) and 12 marks last week against the Crows. You’d be brave to take him on but that said, he scored a season high 131DS last year against the Eagles. Nic Newman (12.8k) is another option that has been revitalised under Teague and is probably the safer option. West Coast will go in heavy favourites for the clash and where there’s a trashing there’s junk time, and whenever there’s junk time you can be guaranteed* Chris Masten (MID / 9.1k) won’t be far away. 

*not a guarantee

FWD

Liam Jones is unfortunately out after a death in the family which leaves the Blues looking a bit short handed. I’ve been waiting for Oscar Allen (8.6k) to tear open a game this year, he’s every chance for it to happen against the Blues on Sunday. For only $300 more you can have JJK (8.9k), who roared back to life with 7 goals straight last week against North.   Jack Darling (11.5k) has form on his side. Ed Curnow (MID / 13.6k) has flourished without tagging duties and Will Setterfield (MID / 10.2k) is finally showing the talent we knew he had. With no score under 72 in his past 7 he seems pretty safe, but there’s also no score above 89.

MID

Josh Deluca’s (5.1k) price has risen moderately after a 11x value game last week. I don’t mind him if you’re looking to save cash to fit in the West Coast guns. Speaking of, Carlton give up the second most points to opposition number 1 midfielders this year (123.3DS) and 5th most (106.1DS) to the top 3. On the same metric, West Coast concede a competition low 111 to top 1 and 99.5 to top 3. 

If Curnow does tag, I believe he’ll go inside to a Yeo or Shuey, leaving Andrew Gaff (15.1k) to do his thing and Patrick Cripps (14.5k) was enormous last week against the Crows. With Teague giving huge midfield exposure at centre bounces to Cripps, Curnow, Murphy (13.3k), and Walsh (13.1k), selecting 2 or 3 Carlton mids is pretty safe despite West Coast conceding the least amount of points in the comp over the past 5, it’s just picking the right ones!


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Little P

6 trades left. Keep Goldy or final get Gawn?

SC_Kev7

Hey mate. Good problem to have! Goldy been smashing it so as weird as it sounds getting Gawn in isn't a must. Any other issues in your team?

JugHead

On current form, I'd stick with Goldy. his lowest score since the byes is 124. As Kev says, he is smashing it.
And as for Max, there is a bit of chatter about his ankle not being 100%. The Dees have brought Preuss in and named him on the bench (not as an emergency). They did it for a reason.

BradleyTC99

Hey guys, so i'm another one who has Luke Ryan. I'm pondering a few options this week.200k in the bank with 4 trades left

A bit of background is that my team is full premo, but i have Jezz Cameron and Hawkins F5/6, with Danger currently in my mids. Ideally, id like to get another mid in to push Hawk to the bench.

I could just go Ryan up to Whit, boring but Whitfield is a gun. Would leave me with 118k, which isn't enough to upgrade Clarke to anyone using only 1 trade. So i'd have to wait until at least supercoach prelims to paint the fence to make sure i didn't have injuries.

I could also do Ryan – Rich/Stewart, which would leave me with 490-500k to upgrade Clarke. Cunnington, Shiel, Dusty, Sidebum or Adams are options.

Lastly, i could go Ryan – Simmo, which would give me 536k to upgrade Clarke to one of Duncan, Gaff or Pendles

Which option looks the most appealing? ANy thoughts would be great guys!
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SC_Kev7

Hey mate, plenty of bubble boys this week. If you painted the fence with a bench rookie and turned Ryan into Whitfield, how you looking for cash next week to upgrade Clarke?

BradleyTC99

hey Kev, If i downgraded Bewley – Langlands i've have 227k to upgrade Clarke either next week or the week after.

SC_Kev7

Clarke has a b.e of 47 this week so you can probably chuck another 15-20k onto that. 550-560ish for a mid next week, there will be someone. Yeo maybe?

BradleyTC99

Yeah plenty of options for 550k. Yeo, Pendles, Duncan and JPK are all good options!

Holty01

After Shake smashed me last week, I now have him again in our 1st final in our cash league. Hopefully I get some redemption this week.

Shake_n_bake

I’ll rely on a bit of luck! You have had a fantastic year always great to play you. What’s your plans this weekend? I leave singapore tomorrow going to be hard for me to know what’s happening in tomorrow’s games. Good luck Holty.

Maverick_

I have you in the hey ho league Shake projected scores VERY close not that it means alot at this time of the week but may be close! I still have Ryan to deal with, hmm. all the best though!

Shake_n_bake

All games are very even now Mav. To get the bye next week will be great. Wont see any footy tomorrow as I’ll be on a flight back home but hopefully no surprises! Good luck 🍀

TelescopicCox

1 trade left. Options below:

1. Trade Clarke to sub $400K defender at D6. Team completed
2. Hold. Play Logue at D6 & Chol at F6 for Lycett *raises middle finger to Ken Hinkley*.
Then wait for Clarke to gain a bit more for a better defender next week

JugHead

With one trade left, it would be definitely be option 2 for me.

Blue

hold

The Ranger

You should hold Cox

Blue

Which is a better luxury trade?
A.
Chol > Langlands
Robbie Gray > Marshall
B.
Westhoff > Langlands
Robbie Gray >Macrae

Stupid Coach

Greetings community. Thanks for another great write up Kev. 4 trades left, 267k in the bank and a double chance this week.

My current team is:
B: Lloyd, Laird, Stewart, Williams, Whitfield, Sicily, Wilkie, Joyce
M: Cripps, Bont, Merrett, Mcrae, Duncan, Sloane, Oliver, Neale, D Clarke, Bewley, I Hill
R: Gawn, Goldy, Sweet
F: Danger, Kelly, Heeney, Jeremy Cameron, Jarrod Cameron, Hanrahan, Young, Gardner

Looking to try and make only one trade and thinking that needs to be in the forward line with either Jarrod Cameron or Hanrahan to make way for one of Walters, Daniel, R Gray, Worpel or Lambert.

My other option would be to make two trades and bring in Langlands from the Saints who is on the bubble and finally get rid of Young so that I can have bench coverage and an additional mid/fwd swing.

Appreciate any advice as always community. Good luck to everyone this week.

SC_Kev7

Definitely strengthen that forward line, SC. Reckon you should paint the fence this week with Cameron and Hanrahan. Langlands or even McLean (Swans) can be an F6, then upgrade the other to a top forward. Boak?

Stupid Coach

Thanks Kev for the great advice. I am a bit skeptical about making two trades, however, anything that helps me get over the line would mean that I get a week off and don't worry about having to trade next week. If I can't get Boak, is Worpel the next best option given that he is averaging 106 in his last three games.

Russty_

Saints' Parker is back in now after Newnes and Paton outs.

SC_Kev7

Cheers, Russty. I missed the Saints all together haha. I'll fix that up

Shayna J

Have 5 trades left, Ryan to either Rich or Sicily or
Do a downgrade elsewhere and trade Ryan to Houli

SC_Kev7

Hey Shayna. Plenty of trades in the bank so it might be worth getting cover this week on a line you don't have any. Then Ryan to Houli (or Whitfield if you don't have him)

Shayna J

Cheers, started with Whitfield 👌🏻

Blue

Houli

Brn

Im not a fan of getting bench cover for the sake of it because it backfired on me last year. Without seeing your full team its hard to know your weakness, but there is almost always a good upgrade to be made

Shayna J

I don’t need bench cover, just can’t quite afford Houli with one trade. Would love to only use one trade and still get the win.

Hawks

Help please, in 2 leagues, and managed to scrape into the elimination finals in both this week.

I have 2 trades remaining & $29.7k in the bank
Defence & Rucks are set

Mids – Dunkley/McCrae/Neale/Oliver/Cripps/Bont/Pendles/Walsh (Hately & Hind)

Fwd – Danger/Heeney/TKelly/Mundy/JCameron/Chol (Young – stk)

The obvious move is to downgrade Hately to a $102k rookie, then upgrade Chol to the best Fwd under $434.3k (probably Hawkins).

Alternately I could downgrade Chol to a rookie mid, swing Dunkley forward, and upgrade Hately to the best $434.3k mid (probably Touk Miller or Jared Polec).

Or stand still, hope to do a Bradbury with other teams falling over, and have 2 trades in case Gawn pulls out or someone else exits the team.

Appreciate your thoughts.

Brn

Get rid of jeremy now mate. If you muck around you will find a good upgrade for walsh too. Then cross your fingers

Brn

Hang on… Are you playing chol on field?

InNout

Upgrade ziebell or Jeremy Cameron to Rowan Marshall ?

Brn

Jc

Mikee

Ryan > Whitfield <img src=&quotcomment image" width="1"/>

Rivo

Hi Kev & community,
I have just the 2 trades, $112k & need to offload Ryan & Quaynor. Bench is Hinge & Naish, so it’s a Hail Mary situation, I am in 4 league finals, 3 qualifying. Logic says trade in 2 safer players, heart says stuff that. So it’s Ryan & Quaynor to one of these options…

1. Houli & Birchall (held together with Blue-tak);
2. Rich & Logue (been burnt before);
3. Simpson & Shaw (queue “old man river”);
4. Finlayson & Hartlett (have I lost the plot?).

Leaning towards 1 but geez it’s risky. Thoughts please???

Maverick_

1 for me Rivo but not with huge confidence but love houli at the G.

Hope for your sake it Aaron Rodgers throwing the hail mary, if so you are laughing its a TD.

Rivo

Nice one Maverick. TD definitely needed for the next few weeks. 👍🏽

Nuggety

I don't mind 3..

Rivo

Yeah it’s the safety option as they’re more likely to play weekly through SC finals, I hope. Still undecided.

Brn

Houli and birch best value

Maverick_

I can't believe I am seriously contemplating going Houli over whitfield when money isn't a factor i can afford either.
Just Love Houli playing his 4 remaining at the MCG where he averages 113.5 and tigs are coming in too september hot.
Whitfield I think will cop some very close attention from Hewett this weekend.

Brn

People have been concerned that houli will be a late out. Would go whitfield regardless. When he scores 150 this week you will be glad

Nick

Hey Mav . What did you end up doing ??! I am in same boat due to Rampe out. Tossing up bw Houli and z Williams. (Have Whitfield).

Maverick_

Hey nick i just replied on your post actually.

I went whitfield I think He will cop the full attention of hewett today but has a nice run home..
still not confident I've made the right call to be honest but I don't want him to destroy me in leagues if he goes 150+ like he can

Defying_Madness

Hey community got 5 trades left and 40k in the bank and need to deal with Ryan

DEF: Lloyd, Williams, Whitfield, Smith, Ryan, Sicily (D Smith, Gardner)

MID: Macrae, Fyfe, Neale, Treloar, Cripps, Bont, Sloane, M Crouch (Bewely, Scott, Hill)

RCK: Gawn, Grundy (Sweet)

FWD: Danger, Marshall, Boak, Heeney, Kelly, Gray (Cameron, Young)

Just a bit short of going Ryan to Houli unfortunately which I would probably do. Could use another trade to make cash and then go to Houli as well.
M Crouch is underperforming and is a POD in most of my leagues so going Ryan to Simpson and then Crouch up to someone like Duncan is also an option.
Just trading Ryan to someone I can afford currently and waiting until next week to use both trades to upgrade Crouch if he doesn't improve is another thing I could do.

Looking for any advice really.Not liking many of the defence options but maybe I am not seeing something so any ideas I might have missed would also be helpful.

Brn

Ryan and crouch out would be the go.

I have him but are still unsure about b smith, if you could trade him to a hurn or houli type that would be good

Defying_Madness

Yeah bank is the main problem right now. Hard to get 2 great players from Ryan and Crouch with only 40k. Smith is the last of my problems whilst he keeps scoring like this.

derek

Ryan to Laird

Defying_Madness

I don't mind that. So would you be keeping Crouch then?

Derek

Crouch is a gun

Defying_Madness

Laird and Crouch been very good so far. Cheers Derek fingers crossed they keep going

Derek

I think you made the right choice. Houli did good as well.

Maverick_

jeremy cameron is withdrawn from the GWS squad.. reported to have calf tightness

Brn

Big for a lot of people

BradleyTC99

Hey lads, is it more important to have as many rookies playing on bench as possible or is a non playing player sufficient? With Cameron out i now have to play a rookie in midfield and ideally, id like to lop them. My current bench is Hind, D Clarke and Bewley, but i am downgrading Bewley this week. Should i just get the playing player in Langlands or go for a 102k non playing DPP?

Brn

Go Langlands i reckon but most certainly loop clark

Sam_01

I mean it really depends on your team
From the sounds of it if you have mid cover already just get a DPP! Can you just trade jezza?

Sam_01

Poor Jezza
Although on the other hand it gives my multi a cheeky chance now
Chucked on
Cripps for Brownlow, Walsh for rising star, T lynch for Coleman
Hopefully the big lynchpin storms home

James Sykes

Hi guys. Posted this on the Podcast thread on Wednesday with little feedback. hoping some brilliant bastard might come to the rescue.

I currently have 3 trades left and sitting in the top 4 in my two cash leagues.

I have to trade out Luke Ryan and probably going to go to Kade Simpson.

My question is: Is it worth using another trade to trade out a non playing bench defender for Grant Birchall? will leave me with 1 trade for the last 3 weeks.

Bench is Pat Naish and Lachlan Young.

Cheers guys.

derek

Can't see why you would want Birchall.

he'll probably get rested next week

he isn't dirt cheap so you can build a big warchest

only reason you would have a Birchall type on your bench this time of the season would have been if you had him on field earlier and he has been shuffled to the bench and he is nice cover. you don't bring cover like him in now.

hold the trade, if one of your premiums get injured, trade them out

GJS

Depends on your opponent for this week. If you have the cover and think you have your opponent's measure, I'd save the trade

Russty_

What Derek said I reckon James, no cover is no big deal if you have trades left…just adjust accordingly.

James Sykes

Wise words guys. You have sold me.

Pranav

More or less than a 50% chance that houli is a late out this week?

Russty_

Hi guys, wondering if would be better to trade Naish out for Langlands to cover for Lycett (omitted) and hope Lycett gets back in next week or just trade out Lycett for Toby Greene ?…either way I use my last trade up.

Yeahnah

I would try and get cover on every line Russty, a rookie score is better than a potential donut in the future

Russty_

Thanks YN, I'd have cover on every line regardless but Lycett was omitted for apparently not doing what the Coach wanted.
It's a bit of a worry, maybe he wants to leave Ryder in there now for his swansong.

derek

have have a similar problem.

1 trade left, and Lycett gets dropped, there goes my last trade…. but when all seemed lost, i hear that my best mate Parker has been named from second emergency to starting 22 (why i still have Parker in my team is a mystery).

This must be a sign.

It was like Burgess last week to cover Hurn.

Why are the SC Gods being so nice?

Only problem i have, i'm in 6 elimination finals this weekend and Port play before saints.

Russty_

I think I'm just gonna go Lycett to Greene Derek…who knows how long he'll be dropped for and he's worthless sitting on the bench with no trades left, also Langlands could start dropping 30's now that he's had 2 decent scores in a row, seems to be par for a lot of rookies this year.

derek

get the Chad

Russty_

Haha nice try mate!….playing you twice this week as you know, so play Parker bud 😉

Derek

Chad is pure midfield now

Russty_

Still don't trust his body though…maybe next year if he starts well.

Yeahnah

Hey guys, bit of a dilemma.
Lycett and Josh Kelly on field, 3 trades left, ~100k in bank. Made top 4 in my cash league
Thinking of going Kelly to Taranto and Lycett to Marshall, leaving me with around ~100k left for my last trade
Thoughts?

Russty_

Sounds great YN…Taranto's in great form and cashing in from Kelly / Cogs absence, as is Greene.

derek

Good luck to those who are still alive in the JR SURVIVOR CHAMPIONS GROUP.

we started with 127 and down to the last 7

Two more will be eliminated this week.

The final 7:

Holt
yucky
Kezzam
Shake n Bake
GreendaleFC
Instant Service
Punt Rd Paupers

yucky has immunity this week after a massive 2568 last week

Those who are remaining, give us a shout out so we know who you are in case your Team Name is different to your chat/post name.

Good luck fellas, thanks fellas.

Holty01

👍
Good luck to all and a massive shout out to you Derek for doing this. Awesome work.

Russty_

Go the Holt and the Shake 🙂

Loop

I'm Kezzam.
I'm not expecting to last much longer.
And I'm not a fella:)

Holty01

I also see you have Worpel and Williams in your side. Fair chance you will still be around in this comp next week as well.

Loop

Maybe wait to see if Houli plays. I have too many Adelaide players I think, also Zorko is variable. It might come down to captains score this week I think.

GJS

Hi- this week I'm in an elimination final in my main league and only have 3 trades and 17K cash left. Though I have J. Kelly on the bench still and both Answerth (Def) and D. Clarke (mid) on field. Thinking of using 2 trades to bring in players who would be on field also and cannot decide between…..
Kelly and Answerth to Treloar and Birchall , or
Kelly and Answerth to D. Shiel and Rich

Doing my head in so would love some advice please

Russty_

I would just trade Kelly to the best you can get and loop the other 2.

GJS

Thanks Rusty. Thinking Treloar only to save a trade, though would hate to be eliminated this week with 2 trades spare

Russty_

Maybe just go for broke then mate, although Shiel and Rich can go a bit missing scorewise, maybe Treloar and Birch are the go, and hope Birch stays fit.
You'd be happy if Birchall scores another 87 and Treloar a 115 or so, but the other 2 could spud it on the week you really need them.

redherringfc

J Cameron is out.

Do I go for Marshall, Boak or Kelly. Marshall costs 2 trades and then 2 trades next week to get Whitfield leaving me all done. The extra $$ saved on Boak or Kelly means 1 trade to get Whitfield.

GJS

All 3 forwards are guns so you can't really go wrong. I'd probably go Boak or Kelly if it makes next week easier ( I have all 3 already)

Russty_

Boak's been very solid lately, Marshall might not go too big against ROB this week, although he's been in great form also.
I'd do the one that saves me the most trades.

redherringfc

Thanks Russty. I’ll reverse trades and wait until I have a clear head.

Dingus

Such an appropriate name "The Panic Room" just needs Drowning pools "let the bodies hit the floor" as we enter!
My dilema is Cameron out for hawkins or …? (i.hill as cover)
Zero $ in the bank and 2 trades left, in 1 elim and one qualifying final, also have to field answerth or logue in d6 with quaynor as looper.
FMSCL

Russty_

Go for gold mate….Hawkins to finish strong for the year.

Dingus

Yep bugger it, Hail Mary incoming, thnx Russty
I wonder if Logue will improve with Ryan out?

Russty_

Maybe a bit, but he doesn't seem to be ready to kill it yet, maybe next year, he's been out of the game a long time.

Maverick_

4 trades 160k
I have Cameron & Ryan to deal with..
I guess Ryan -> Whitfield is the go as his years over although VERY tempted by houlis form at the MCG.
I’d have 505k for Cameron unless I just cover him off with setters which I think is the go or else it’d be to green but use most of my $$$.

DEF: Lloyd hurn Williams Smith sicily Ryan* (Burgess naish)

MID: Neale Macrae Fyfe Cripps Treloar Oliver Sloane MCrouch (hill clarke bewley)

RUCK: Gawn grundy (bines)

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

Russty_

Whitfield and Greene I reckon Mav, or Hawkins if you don't have him.

Maverick_

I'm in 8 qualifying finals and 1 elim so i'd be happy to hold jezza but I don't trust that calf rarely are they 1 week injuries are they especially a big power forward… Im thinking greene may be the go I cant even have setters play then make a call on cameron..

Russty_

It's still important to win your Qualifying finals if possible though so you can have a week off and let the other guys have to trade and or sweat.

Maverick_

yeah you might be right russty..
woulda been nice if GWS played late sunday so i had the weekend too see how my team was playing out and make a call late or the opportunity to loophole setters he may well go 90+ again haha the last few weeks he's gone 50-60 by HT then finishes on his 70.

Russty_

Yeah can't trust a rookie to back up a 90…more likely they'll do the opposite

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Mild panic.

Dammitt Jezza would have liked you on deck this week so I could save trades for another week.

In 3 QF'S and 6 EF's so looking at the quality of opposition dont think I can rely on.a rookie in either setters, hill or Clarke on ground.

Play shakers in two leagues and he is seriously good!

Have the cash to bring in any mid.

Thinking
Clarry- does he put the cue in the rack this year as season over for Dees?
Bbqs?
Zorko
Dunc
Zerrett

As I.said can afford any mid.

Let us know your thoughts so at least I have a chance against shakes! 🙉

Russty_

Clarry never puts the cue in the rack mate…he's a beast regardless, 2nd choice would be Treloar for shoar 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Also Bont is on the radar.

Be interested to see what NDD says about clarry and maybe Dees playing the kids.

Goodwin did say today he is going to try a few different things next 4 weeks.

Loop

Lions have Gee and Rich in the last two games. I have Zorko and I think that might not be a good thing.

hedski

Cheers again Kev, loved the panic room (and all this great sites) articles all year.
Last roll of the dice in my only final (work cashy) this week.
Spent my last trade getting there so this is how The Martini Police ended up.
Def. Hurn, Laird, Newman (Answorth)
Sicily, Smith, Stewart (Naish)
Mid. Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe (Bewley)
Danger, Sloane, Duncan (Riach)
M.Crouch, Clarke (Angus)
Rck. Grawndy (Bines)
Fwd. Dunks, TK, Tobias (Lycett)
Gray, Hawkins, Chol (Gardener)

Not really the ideal team but as I posted last week circumstances are a bitch.
Good luck to all you good bastards in your finals.
Also good luck to Brownlow Boy and Russty in draft finals.
Go cats 👍🍻

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Don't write off Trig in draft mate.

Like tiges timing my run for a shot at glory. 👊

hedski

Never writing off the Trig bud, hopefully meet you next week, I play Russty and BB, looking fwd to the happy ending.

hedski

Got you in CAZALY this week too Trig

Russty_

Hey Hed, good luck in your cashy and in the Draft final this week too bud, I don't mind who wins, just wanna have a good crop of players for next year.

hedski

Good that you can hold over 3 players, great concept.

Russty_

Well you only get one bench score anyway, may as well load up or keep good players now for next year.
Had Lycett and Ryan out recently but don't want to let them go, I'd rather lose the GF lol

Lazza

Ryan out has screwed my finals plans .. now 1 trade short of where I need to be … had the choice of Bont and Birchall vs Houli and TJ Lynch… went with the first option … so only have 1 trade left for cover .. but I do have full rookie cover on the bench .. so will be able to field a team thru the finals and cover one premo injury.
Good luck y’all.

Russty_

Wonder if the Roos will regret going early on Rhyce Shaw lol…not looking good lately. Could be 4 losses in a row after this week.

Maverick_

I couldn't believe when I saw we'd signed rhyce russty..
He was very good early but was on a run of losses when they secured him I like him alot love the way he's freed up our gamestyle and the way he speaks infront of the media and most importantly he has the players backing but coulda waited til seasons end I think to just be sure

Russty_

I hope he does well Mav, he's an affable type and young so relates to the players of all ages, I'd like to see North have a dominant year where they don't have such peaks and lows, they're still a bit of a yoyo prospect.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Nah Shaw thing.

finalsfrenzy

Hello everybody
I have Luke ryan should i go too whitfield or houli i have 2 trades 95k
I am leaning toward houli his got a very good 3/5 rd average and MCG history my opponent in my cash league has whitfield

Russty_

See if Houli plays first mate, apparently he might miss this week, Whitfield then.

finalsfrenzy

okay thanks for that so if houli is named is he a better pick than whitfield?

Russty_

Lately, Houli has been in good form, but overall, I think Whitfield is a better player.

Pranav

problem is freo play before the late changes in the tigers game.

Russty_

Is it too early to start calling him Cunntington again?….lol, he's already screwing me in my Draft semi-final.

Maverick_

Whose that russty? oh wait do you mean handballington.. lol

Russty_

I guess he fought back in the 2nd Mav and is on 46 now…I might have some hope yet.

Maverick_

He should be okay mate atleast he isn't copping a tag which he's shown he cannot handle

Big G

He is a pain

Russty_

Like if you aren't picking Sicily as a premo or at all next year….didn't he used to be good?

Ja191

Playing tall defender on Ben brown not easy to score

Russty_

Yeah I guess that big red mop would be always in his face lol

Maverick_

He may be too cheap to pass up if he finishes the year in this sort of form.. I hope I don't get sucked in and can hold off picking him next year he is so frustrating thankfully majority of my opponents have him this season so just gotta ride it out now

Russty_

Yeah gotta ride it out Mav, doesn't help that Clarko still doesn't seem to know what his optimum position is.

Derek

Birchall our will help.

Birchall back had taken slot of the kicks Sicily would usually have

Ja191

Hahahah hard to see over sideshow bob russty

Maverick_

Doesn't help when birchall is the lose man down back now instead of the flog

Lazza

He’s certainly maintained the flog handle Russty … on the never again list for me ..

Big G

Thoughts on the Tomahawk. Ultimate risk or reward.

Russty_

Bam!…or bust Big G.

hedski

He will kick 7 this week and push for the Coleman with Jezza out Big G, do it.

hedski

I know we shouldn't take to much notice of projected scores, but in "The rat pack" league I'm playing "the black sheep" and he is projected to score 2645….fck me.

Maverick_

i'm projected 2680 can confidently say I will not even break 2500. it always happens hedski it's completely demoralising how far off CD are with there projections some weeks haha

hedski

Yeah I'd be ranked in the top 500 if projections were accurate Mav.

The_Blacksheep

I'll be cheering if i get that! Haha doubt it though.

hedski

Bloody nice team ya got there Sheepy.

The_Blacksheep

Cheers Hedski. Looking to bring in Neale this week for Crouch or Shiel but its got me stuffed whos gonna score less this week.

Ja191

Worpedo to completely stop and finish on 99

Russty_

106 this week lol, that's his 3 round av, at least he's getting better!

Holty01

good luck all this round. Should be some big scores first round of finals.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

You too mate.

How u travelling with trades, injuries, the dreaded general?

Maverick_

You too Holty.
Projected to go huge i'd be surprised if I go near it though.

Holty01

Alright. Bought in Birchall for Ryan mainly to give me a bit of cash to work with. May bring in a forward to allow Lipinski to swing at that m9/f7 position.

Maverick_

gee that is unlucky hopefully birchalls injury isn't too bad and can come back on.. no ice or not in the tracksuit yet
Did you have birch onfield or looping him Holty

Holty01

Looping him. Have Answerth though so not ideal

finalsfrenzy

dilemma #2 will greene remain in GWS's midfield til seasons end?
He or Tom Lynch for my last forward spot trading out chol

Russty_

Yeah should do, and even if he doesn't he should've gained enough confidence to kick goals if he gets put in the fwd line.
Lynch could turn into a spud yet…it's all lucky lucky.
Hope my inconclusive answer helps 🙂

Maverick_

I'd lean toward greene. rolling through that midfield is mighty nice and a GCS in GF week if u make it!

GJS

Birchall down ! SHIT

Maverick_

been down for a QTR now GJS. his season looks to be done very unfortunate looks like alot of people bought him in

DavidC

9216 to be precise. He was a bit of a "hail Mary" pick for a desperate few.

Holty01

Wow. Just bought Birchall in and now out for the season. It was always risky. That’s 4 players now I’ve bought in this year and have injured themselves within 2 weeks. Been one of those years.

Lazza

Sane Holty.. expensive loophole option now ..

TOPHAWK1

I know the feeling Holty. I held off Birchall but I have traded in Whitfield twice this season to get injured one week after getting him in on both occasions. Absolutely soul destroying. Then traded in the Hoff who got dropped after two weeks and now Lycett after getting him 2 weeks ago. I am just praying that the trades I make from here stay away from injury traps. Good luck Holt during finals and keep pushing your rank! Cheers. TH.

Tommy

I brought him in too, just adds to me bringing in cunntington and siciflog a couple of weeks ago. I brought in Daniel the week he got injured and kelly and Whitfield a week before they got injured. Been a good year!

Swans2012

Looks like I might have made a good decision for a change! Brought burnman Higgins into m8/9 this week for 410k….

Eye eye

Does anyone have any intel as to whether Rampe is out for just this week with his eye issue or could it be longer.

Redd

Worpedo with a 149 the dog!

DavidC

Wish I'd VC's him, he's getting better each week.

Daniel

Who is the best option to chuck the big VC on this week out of JPK, Duncan or the "Tomahawk" Hawkins, all 3 are pods in my top 4 matchup?

Hawks

Hawkins

Plugga1300

Do I use my.last trade to swap jeremy cameron to a few 440 or below. If I hold him would have to go chol on the field.

Only issue is my def has no cover if someone out so do I hold in case of a withdrawal from defence

Stupid Coach

My initial plan was to trade out Jarrod Cameron and bring in Boak. However, now with the other J Cameron out and no bench coverage it looks like I will have to trade him (unless I cop a donut) and stick with my original plan. Who out of Boak, Dunkley or Marshall should I go for to replace Jeremy.

Stupid Coach

Also, who should I play on field out of Hill (GWS) and Jarrod Cameron. Can't loophole Hill as he is on the bench in the midfield and I don't have any DPP players on the bench in my forward line. Thanks.

Ja191

Marshal and Second question would depend on your league match up. I think bobby hill scores more but it depends on if you need a hail merry and higher scoring potential than go cameron

Gen47

Caleb Daniel or Toby Greene?

Dan

I have 2 trades left and finished top 4 in my leagues.
I was wondering if you think I should trade Lycett to Caleb Daniel (and plan to use my last trade to upgrade D Clarke to Duncan)?
OR hold the trade, accept the loss this week, but have it for future carnage?

Maverick_

Would love everybody to put there two bobs worth in if ya could reasons for against etc : Jeremy Cameron -&gt;

A) Toby Greene – $490k 3&5 avg 119/100
B) micheal Walters – $500k 3&5 avg 100/95

Talk to me fellas & before 2pm preferably 😉

TOPHAWK1

Hi Mav. It has got to be Tobias Greene out of those 3. With J Kelly, Cogs, and Cameron all out, he will get plenty of midfield time and opportunities to roam in the forward line. He is a suspension risk, but if you want consistent 100+ output he is the most likely to give you that. Caleb Daniel could be another option although I think he is a little more expensive. Good luck mate! TH

Maverick_

Thanks for the reply Tophawk! I was pretty bullish on Greene the last 24 hours and saw stattys cheat sheet and bought Walters to my attention this morning an three me into a panic. Is Jelly likely to return in the home and away and push Greene forward?

TOPHAWK1

Josh Kelly's return is tricky. He is set to return round 21 but if history is anything to go by, Jelly always seems to take a bit longer to get over his injuries. Would not be surprised if he is held back for another week or two. I reckon even if Kelly comes back next week, Greene will still produce decent output. He is running into really good form. I don't have him, but I reckon he is a decent option mate.

Maverick_

Thanks TH Toby’s off week or if he moves fwd in future will probably be what Cameron was scoring for me most weeks anyway. It’s just the jelly factor stopping me from pulling the trigger right this very moment .

What_Bear

Hi all,

This decision is doing my head in!!!

Trade Heeney, M. Crouch or Rockliff to bring in Marshall.

Will leave me 2 trades and $150k in case of injury or 1 more upgrade

Behind in my league finals and need a points boost

Thanks in advance for any responses

TOPHAWK1

Out of those 3 I think Rocky is the most suspect in terms of an injury risk and up and down scoring. If I had to punt one of those 3 for Marshall I'd punt Rockliff. But remember mate, he is called "the pig" for a reason and can still produce a big score albeit a lot less often these days. Good luck Bear! TH

What_Bear

Thanks for the advice. I feel like which ever one I pick will score 110+

Joe T

Agree with TopHawk. Risky players in finals are no good (even though i think Rocky will go big today)

What_Bear

Might hold. If Rocky goes big, I may not have to trade to win. Thanks for the advice. Will have the same dilemma next week 🙂