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SuperCoach Panic Room: Round 21

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Week 1 of finals is in the can and depending on how you went you either:

  • Have the week off
  • Are preparing for a sudden death semi final
  • Started your research for 2020 (in Damo’s case he started this about 8 weeks ago)

Sudden death semi finals are my focus. This aint the time to half-ass it, if you’ve got trades in the bank put them to good use.

There is a caveat to this. No matter how screwed you think you are, there’s probably someone else in a deeper world of pain. Scope out your opponent first to check out their team. If you fancy yourself to get up without too much hassle, then perhaps hold off until next week when trades will be even more important…er.

With a podcast name of ‘Episode names are hard’, you just know Patch has given up at this point. It’s still a good listen though. Barron is back on board with his preview of 2020, Hawthorn, Melbourne, and North Melbourne are under the Baz-o-scope™️. Damo’s captain graphs were a hit, so get more of it into your eyeballs here, and Matty’s cheat sheet is your port of call if you have trade or two still sitting in the bank. 

The BIG News

Slight change of format this week with a focus on team changes that will have some bearing on your fantasy fortunes this week (either draft or long form)

Jeremy Cameron is back tonight for the Giants. Loop him if you can but his fortunes have improved with injuries to Harry Himmelberg and Jeremy Finlayson. Jono Ceglar will lead the rucks for Hawthorn as Ben McEvoy is injured. Grant Birchall is out.

Brodie Grundy and Max Gawn will go mano-e-mano on Saturday after Melbourne let go of Brayden Preuss and Collingwood lost Mason Cox due to another injury. Dane Rampe will return for the Swans against Port. Gold Coast have again dropped Jack Martin, there’s something fishy there. Expect him to be linked with Hawthorn later this week. Dyson Heppell returns for the Bombers on Saturday night against the Dogs in a raft of changes. Adam Saad, Darcy Parish, and Will Snelling are all injured. The Dogs are also reeling from injury, Caleb Daniel just can’t get that hamstring right and Tom Liberatore will also miss out with knee troubles. Jordan Clark has an injured elbow and will miss the Cats v Roos on Saturday night. Luke Dahlhaus makes his return.

Dan Hannebery and Jack Steven look set to return for the Saints on Sunday. Jade Gresham and last weeks DPP rookie, Doulton Langlands, have picked up injuries. Sam Jacobs has been added to the Crows squad for Sunday, and word is that he’ll play, Reilly O’Brien is on the extended bench.

The rookies

Changkouth Jiath (DEF – 123.9k) comes off the category B rookie list and will debut tonight against the Giants. Like most NEAFL footballers, James Bell (FWD/MID – 123.9k) has very good numbers at lower level, averaging 20.8 possessions and 5.4 tackles from his 15 games this year. Caleb Graham (DEF/RUC – 117.3k) will debut for Gold Coast. He is a versatile key defender/forward/ruck and isn’t much to get excited about from a fantasy perspective. Marlion Pickett (MID – 102.4k) played his first game at VFL level last week and gets a chance to debut on Sunday. 

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

As I said above, if you’re sitting pretty this week there’s no point rushing into a trade. There’s still two weeks to go after this one and who knows what the SuperCoach Gods will throw at us. If you need a cheap midfield reinforcement this week, Dusty is really standing out to me. A noted fast finisher (he averaged 111 and 127 over the final four rounds in 2018 and 2017), he smashed out a season high 138 last weekend. His opponent this weekend? Carlton; a team he averages 132 from his past four against. If history repeats, his represents incredible value for money at only 489k.

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

I swore off Essendon after the Shaun McKernan debacle a few weeks ago but this Essendon vs Bulldogs matchup is hard to ignore. Essendon were flogged last week and must win this one to keep the chasing pack at bay.

RUC

Zac Clarke is somehow still in this team and attending a vast majority of Essendon’s ruck contests while McKernan stays forward. The Dogs have kept key forwards fairly quiet in recent times and I’ll be deep in the cold, cold ground before I ever recognise Clarke, so Tim English it is. 

DEF

Caleb Daniel will miss tonight so again it’s roulette as to who gets his points. Taylor Duryea returns in his place and smashed out a 129DS last time Daniel missed. Suckling and JJ should also see bumps. Essendon have also lost a bit in the back half, which may open up increased opportunities for Conor McKenna and Mason Redman.   

FWD

Aaron Naughton is threatening to explode. After a bit of quiet patch he’s reeled in 10 marks in each of his past two games. Bailey Dale is at a similar price and will be a low owned pivot from Naughton. Sam Lloyd blanked last week against the Lions but prior to this he was on a very consistent stretch of 80+ scores. Jake Stringer has a revenge narrative (if you buy into that) and is starting to put it all together more consistently.

MID

On ruck, defence, and forward lines, the most expensive player is 11.4k, so you should have no problem taking two of Macrae, Dunkley, or Zerrett (or even all 3 is possible). It will be interesting as to who Dylan Clarke goes to, the consensus is that he takes Bontempelli, although Bont can go forward where he’ll have a 7kg and 6cm advantage over Clarke. Will Hayes replaces Tom Liberatore tonight and has hit 8x value in 3 of his 5 matches, although all of those have come playing alongside Libba. Regardless, it should open up some additional CBA’s for Hayes and possibly Bailey Smith.


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Rivo

Sudden death finals, playing with a donut in defence. So the Captain and VC picks are key. Thinking Gawn into Macrae. ASO have Grundy, Neale, Fyfe, Danger. Suggestions?

SC_Kev7

G'day, Rivo. With the weather this weekend in Melbourne I'm liking the Gawn/Grundy contest, should be lots of stoppages. Neale against Gold Coast a good option if you want something different (I suspect your opponent will go Gawn or Grundy). Macrae should avoid the Clarke tag

Derek

JR SURVIVOR CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS

We started with 127, we are now down to 5, soon to become 3.

We lost two of the communities favorite players last week, Holty (2348) and Shake n Bake (2365). Both are having great seasons and have built up quite the community fan-base cheering them on to greatness. Good luck with the rest of the year fellas, it was great to have you part of the JR Survivor Challenge this year.

Kezzam had immunity from last week but didn't need it as she pumped out another impressive score (2529).

It wasn't quite good enough to hold onto the immunity necklace for this week, that goes back to yucky who smashed out 2637, a serious statement.

yucky is now guaranteed a top 3 finish and will certainly sleep much easier this weekend.

Battling it out with Kezzam for the other 2 places in the final will be GreendaleFC, Instant Service and Punt Rd Paupers.

Good luck everyone.

Holty01

Awesome again Derek and good luck to all that remain.

Russty_

Bad luck getting knocked out Holty, well done getting so far. Congrats to Shake too.

Loop

I cant believe I've got this far. My start to the year was horrendous so I've just been aiming to improve my rank – in the survivors I've just been hoping to be better than the lowest two scores. I'm just not sure what to do about Zorko this week, if I keep him and something goes amiss his price will drop. My gut is telling me to ditch him but its not really sensible.

Shake_n_bake

Haha away for 2 months and survived back for nearly 1 week and eliminated!! Your definitely a good egg Derek. Hope you finish the season strong.

Stupid Coach

Great work again Kev. Looking to avoid the dubious honour of being bundled out in straight sets aka Bernard Tomic style. Down to my last two trades. I am predicted to narrowly win my final, however, my opponent has Treloar and Dunkley and if they rip out scores like they have recently then I could well end up being bundled out. Without posting my full team, I am keen to hold if possible or use one trade to upgrade Dylan Clarke. However, I would only have $489 to spend and my upgrade options are limited to Robbie Gray or Mitch Robinson as I want a Mid/FWD DPP so that I could then switch either Hill or Jarrod Cameron to my midfield bench.

Do you think I should hold and hope that I do enough to get across the line or made the trade and leave myself with one trade.

Appreciate any advice as always.

SC_Kev7

Tough call as both Gray and Robbo play before Clarke takes the field. Robbo against GC appeals if you’re struggling

Stupid Coach

Thanks Kev. Who should I keep out of Cameron or Hill – need to decide very quickly.

Russty_

Cameron's dropped mate keep Hill.

Stupid Coach

Thanks Russty. You are a lifesaver as I hadn't seen the final teams for Sunday's games so that makes it easy and gives me some breathing space.

Russty_

You're welcome mate.

Mikee

That feeling when the last trade comes….<img src=&quotcomment image" width="1"/>

Russty_

I had that feeling last week, it's in the lap of the SC Gods now!

Russty_

No more sidewaysies for me next season Neil, I'm gonna make sure I get my starting squad right.

Derek

i had him in my team for 1 week.

at the start of the year i said no Fyfe and No Kelly, too much injury risk. i finally selected Kelly, 1 week…..

i had so many sideways injury trades this year.

i see we play each other in the Elite of the Elite league NDD. We could have been up against either LekDog or Shake in the other semi,

Shake_n_bake

Definitely the Dee’s can win this one. Reminds me of the game Melbourne needed to win but fell over.

Franky

Need to use last trade, either josh kelly goes or Caleb daniel goes, thoughts?

redherringfc

Probably depends how desperate you are for points this week.

I doubt Daniel will be back, he’s listed with a hamstring and TBC, that doesn’t sound good to me. Kelly was listed as a test this week, so he should be back next week.

If you can do without the extra 140k or so that you get from Kelly for this week, then hold onto him. If you need the money this week then ditch Kelly.

No idea

Definitely Caleb- Josh should be back next week

BradleyTC99

Whitfield VC into Danger C

or

Danger VC into Fyfe/Cripps

No idea

Danger into Fyfe of that lot

Marty

Hi all,
Advice please,
I have the week off with 5 trades. This week, who is the best downgrade option on the bubble or 1st/2nd gamers for quaynor? He is my D7 and fingers crossed, won't be needed.
I'll be able to upgrade Sicily to houli, and cunners to Treloar for the preliminary finals.

redherringfc

Points wise I’d go for Dunkley (mid only) at about 145k, but the boy from Freo (cutler???) is only 102k, has dpp and is listed to play.

Beezneez

I'm in the same boat, Marty but with 4 trades. Might finish the year with trades in hand cos I don't want to luxury trade any of my premos. Injuries may play a part. Treloar is tempting though (maybe for M Crouch). Trades may also depend on prelim matchups and progressive scores. Wanted Jye Caldwell for round one and it's taken till round 21 for him to be picked. He's expensive but could be a late addition as good backup al a Sam Walsh – provided GWS don't do a Jackson Hately on him.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Probably.just needs a rest mate
Been banged up a bit lately.
Week off to refresh.

John

Hi all – advice please

One trade left with 100K in the kitty

ROB dropped… Bines my bench coverage – but I can swing the Hoff from the forwardline as an emergency ruck and put Dahl onto F6 … or

Do I trade for Goldy or McEvoy and just suck up Answerth on D6 and Cunnington on m8? (I have Logue and Baby John Burgess as my defensive cover, Stack, Baker and DClark as mid cover and Dahl on bench and Gardiner for looping in the forwardline).

redherringfc

The first option sounds best to me. But if you need to win this week then maybe you need to do the trade.

No idea

I like the 2nd option- Goldy in fine form

Russty_

I'd go for Goldy, Mcevoy's injured, ROB might not get back in if Jacobs has a big game.

No idea

Hi all. Feeling the pressure. Last trade and need to upgrade Birchall though don't have a lot of cash left. Can I ask your thoughts on Heath Shaw vs Dan Houston please. Thanks guys

Brn

Tough spot to be in. Would have to be health shaw but by god dont expect much.

Brn

Johannsen probs a better choice, or michael hurley, priced 356k and 410k respectively

Brn

But with daniel out Johannsen is the punt

No idea

Thanks lads

Johnny

Luxury trade this week, Cunnington to Marshall, Treloar or Bont. ZThoughts lads (and ladettes)?

redherringfc

Marshall. The concern is that with “nothing to play for” he might not see out the season in the same form.

But seeing that Steven and Hanners are ins this week the Saints seem to be playing it til the bitter end.

Russty_

I reckon Treloar, is in great form.

Russty_

Hopper and Gunston are outs for tonight

JugHead

Yep. Both with hamstrings. You have to wonder if the really cold weather was a factor..

Tommy

Just used last trade on Toby Greene, I feel so dirty

Russty_

Good call Tommy, I did the same in Fantasy, shame Toby didn't always play midfield, he's a gun when in there.

Maverick_

Is he playing forward?

Russty_

Think he's swinging Mav, still reckon he'll end up ok despite the snow lol, Sicdog is going well!

TOPHAWK1

I punted him when he went down with that calf. It was purely because Kelly has a history of taking longer to get over his soft tissue injuries. Glad to see the back of him. Hopefully Taranto his replacement does me proud. Good luck this round Holty!!

Russty_

Giants seem to be cursed when it comes to injuries, wonder if it's something to do with their training / recovery regimen?

Holty01

I should never had bought him in.i should have stuck to my plans that got me to the byes but for some reason had a bit of a panic and for about 3 weeks just made some silly mistakes which went completely against my plans leading into the season. I’ll just have to learn from these mistakes for the next time (if there will be one) when I’m right up the ranks again.
Good luck to u as well mate.

Russty_

Reckon Worpel will be one of my first picked next year, he's really developing into a gun player.

Maverick_

Even in your midfield russty? Huge call mate.

Russty_

Yeah mate I'd make that call, hopefully he's still dpp though.

Maverick_

I couldn’t imagine he will be he plays 90% midfield from what I can gather . He’d be a great pick if he was

Russty_

Still think he's a good pick…19 years old and has improved out of sight, young Selwood like.

TOPHAWK1

Nick Haynes has had his face and body re arranged. LOL

Russty_

Hey TH, yeah I read he was to be tagged by the Hawks, looks like a hard ass tag haha

TOPHAWK1

Good to see Canberra has turned on some nice weather tonight! Hehehehe. Good luck in the SC draft GF mate. TH has his work cut out!

Russty_

Good luck to you too bud, I have to check on that now to see how I'm going, I got routed last week in JR Legends by Trigga so I'm looking to take some revenge out on you haha

TOPHAWK1

Wishing you well! TH

TOPHAWK1

Its snowing! LOL

Russty_

How come no one brought umbrellas to the game?….LOL

COREYSC

Any danger of the umpires paying a high tackle free kick to Sicily or Greene gee their not looking after me players haha

TRIGGA_HAPPY

There are the umpire darlings and the umpire Villians.

Those two fall into the latter.

Green nearly had his head removed, play on?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Let it snow, let it snow, let it 🌨

Seen it all now – snow at the footy.

Hawks embraced it, gws played the game from the change rooms.

Get some players back but gee that was a meek effort last night, sNOw good at all. 🤣

TOPHAWK1

The Hawks reveled in the snow. A few of those guys probably played in Ballarat a few times so they were used to it! LOL GWS literally froze on the field. Those Sydney boys not used to white flakes up there.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

White powder but probably not white flakes.

TOPHAWK1

Good luck in our Semi in the A Graders league! I am seriously up against it, but I will scrap away and try and grind out a score which might give me a chance. Cheers Holty.

TOPHAWK1

I just noticed you still have J Kelly when I looked at your team. You have Lipinski and Answerth who I both had last week. Punted Answerth to Hurn against shake last week. Maybe you have a similar task this week. TH will be watching!

Shake_n_bake

I punted Hurn for Whitfield when Hurn got inj TH but back in this week. 115 last time the meet against the crows so hoping for the same

Shake_n_bake

Me to Holty to late to trade last week but this week l have punted quaynor and brought back Hurn.

TOPHAWK1

I had the choice to go Newman or Hurn last week. Went with Hurn despite Newman playing a blinder. Just think Hurn is still the better option for the last 3 rounds. He will pump out a big score this week. WCE will smash the Crows at Optus Stadium.

Shake_n_bake

You at the g Neil? 1st game back for me for awhile. Bloody freezing 🥶

JDP

Looking at Pod trade that I can swing from Fwd to Mid. Would appreciate thoughts on Mitch Robinson or Robbie Gray. Leading towards Robinson. Cheers

TOPHAWK1

Hi JDP. I have Robbie Gray and he has been steady without being spectacular. I reckon Robinson is in the form of his life! He loves it up there in Brizzie. I'd put him ahead of Gray purely due to his form. Mitch Robinson for me mate. Good luck! TH

DavidC

Wow, Dusty is out!

TOPHAWK1

That's big news! WOW

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Dammitt.

Was just coming good in draft league.
Gonna sting.
Over to you mcbags I guess, or Viney or Hewitt?

JugHead

Congratulations to those who had the [email protected] to bring Toby Greene in and also those who stuck with Sicily. It had to pay off at some point.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Jughead. I have had Sicily all season. I needed him to fire during finals and he is delivering the goods now. Tobias Greene was a steal a few weeks ago. Had other issues at the time so Greene is one that got away. TH

Derek

Birchall affected Sicily

Fearthebeard

Huge panic lads lol

In must win finals. Kelly and Daniels sidelined again. He’s had sicily and worked go big…..

Gawn, Grundy, Neale, Fyfe, macrae, bont, Dunkley?

Who
To go cv/c???

No idea

Think the big boys may balance each other out, and Bont gets the Clarke tag, so Neale into Fyfe for me

TOPHAWK1

I like Macrae into Fyfe. Its a raffle. Bont should get the Clarke tag. I dont have Neale, but he is also a great VC option against Gold Coast. Macrae/Neale into Fyfe.

dontblushbaby

Dusty’s out tomorrow for who have him

Derek

Yep. Got him.

Big G

Gawn doesn't look right

TOPHAWK1

Putrid starts for Grundy, Gawn and Oliver……..31 SC between the 3 of them at 1/4 time. Thank fark I kept the VC away from players in this game. Shocking game.

SamuraiPizzaCat

Gawn and Grundy have picked up a bit… need Oliver to lift!

GjS

Grundy having a mare

Shake_n_bake

Far out im sitting here in the cold thinking trealor needs to get into the game. Bloody hell on 70pts half time!!

Shake_n_bake

No tags what l can see Neil hes disposal not great. Started to kick the thing in the 3rd thou!

Russty_

Westhoff playing full back today has killed his SC score and probably my season, my fault for picking the spud in the 1st place lol

Russty_

Hey mate, Lobb's got potential to be good but is a bit injury prone, problem with Port is, their big men are all over the place thanks to Hinkley…wouldn't have expected Hoff to be stuck down at full back.

Russty_

I reckon he'll be pure Ruck next year Neil…they still don't have a decent backup, depends if they get Goldy though.

TOPHAWK1

Its been a trainwreck of a day so far. Boak turd, Gray turd, and a Crisp turd. Add to that flops from Gawn, Grundy, Lloyd and its really starting to look ugly. Also guys I dont have are struggling. Oliver, Lachie Neale on target for another turd, Parker turd, Taranto turd and it is seriously getting depressing. Hope I nail the Macrae VC. I need something, just a little something!!!

TOPHAWK1

Its carnage everywhere. At this rate scores this week will be way below par. Turds as far as the eye can see.

Russty_

I feel ya mate, I reckon I'll lose every matchup this week, and I have the C on Neale haha, it's been a fun year though.

The Lost Boys

So I'm thinking of gambling on Macrae rather than take Treloars 127. I've got the bye in my league so even if it backfires it's not the end of the world, and despite supporting Essendon, I suspect Macrae will have a big one tonight. What do you think, community?

Russty_

Go for it mate, not exactly a gamble though..Mac has dropped successive big tons ever since round 13.

Pranav

this is my current midfield macrae fyfe neale bont cripps brouch taranto dusty (clarke hately hill)
3 trades left 63k in the bank
only 1 semi final this week which im confident i can win while holding dusty cause my mate is out of trades and has ryan on field with no cover so i should get over the line with clarke/hately as my cover. im currently ranked 850 and am looking to finish as strongly as possible in the rankings so i feel i should trade dusty as there is no guarantee he kills it against eagles and lions. which midfielder should i bring in?

Pranav

Thinking about going Merrett is there a better option under 550k? Anyone think I should hold dusty and 3 trades with the hope of carnage in final 2 weeks

TOPHAWK1

WTF is going on with Lachie Neale??? Can he not handle the Miller tag?? Turning into an overrated premo spud.

Russty_

Miller's all over him like a rash.

TOPHAWK1

I took Pendlebury VC in our Draft final mate. Sorry about that. Got to try and keep my nose in front. 🙂

Russty_

Pendles did well Hawk..I'd take that score anyday!…my spuds haven't even given me a ton yet, think you'll probably smash me.

Browncow

I have had 1 ton out of 11 players and that was Sicily. It’s Bizarro round.

TOPHAWK1

Same here Browncow. The Tophawks is turd central. Luckily guys I dont have are also dropping turds like Neale, Oliver, and a few others.

Browncow

So long as we are all sinking together TH. Maybe the doggies will turn it around for us.

Dan

I was wondering if anyone knows what happened to Boak today? Was he playing in the midfield?

Russty_

He was tagged out of the game by Hewitt, played mostly mid I think and a bit forward, also missed 4 shots on goal which didn't help his score.

Dan

Thanks Russty. Hopefully it's just a one off for him then.

Beezneez

Way too many taggers lately.

Russty_

Bloody pains in our Supercoach asses aren't they?

Shake_n_bake

Ok Neale spuds it who to capt??? 🤔

JugHead

Gunna go with MacCrae here.

No idea

McCrae? Fyfe? Danger? Cripps? Who to captain? I'm so confused

The Ranger

Grrrr…the frustration you feel when you change the C onto Neale just before his game and he spuds up.
Hehe he hehe…the joy you feel when you spot that two people your playing in tight league games have copied your move….

Sam_01

Gee not having to trade Zorko worked out really nicely

Ja191

Who do we think clarke tags?

Shake_n_bake

McCrae getting tagged for [email protected]&$ sake

Sam_01

Still doing alright shake! Tackling well
Hopefully shrugs it off I gott him as skipper this week

Holty01

Same Sam

Russty_

Tag schmag says Macrae lol, wish Neale could've done the same.

Shake_n_bake

Watching cats nth just seen half time scores hope he keeps it up Russty.

Russty_

I think he will Shake, Danger's a bit of a worry though, wonder if he'll get back on after that awkward landing on his knee.

TOPHAWK1

Bombers exposed tonight.

Russty_

It's a competition this week to see who gets the lower score, Bombers or North, pretty shocking stuff.

TOPHAWK1

Its a race to the bottom this week. Bloody ridiculous. Essendon are going to cop a loss and a massive whack to their percentage this week. This has blown the bottom half of the 8 wide open. Dogs, Freo, Port, and even Hawthorn are circling.

Russty_

20 goals in a row to the Dogs!…I wonder what Worsfold's gonna say at the press conference?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

On the other hand lovin the doggies.

Hope they make the finals, when it clicks they r pretty hard to stop.

2 of the 7 doing the job and doing it well

TheLostBoys

Woosha needs to go. It's just embarrising – as a Dons supporter I hope we lose the next 2 weeks as well and miss finals, just so there more pressure to fire Woosha.

Russty_

Well my move of the week was taking the C off Danger and putting it on Neale just before the game started, anyone else do a similar genius move this week?..:)

SamuraiPizzaCat

Oh no Russty.. I thought Neale would go huge against GC (I had him as VC).. a lot of below average scores this round.. 80s and 90s from premos expecting to go bigger.

Shake_n_bake

I did the same had it Neale Danger all week then changed Danger to mccrea 10 mins before the bounce. Suppose didn’t make a difference.

TOPHAWK1

I just left it on Capitan Macrae recently. But whacked the VC on him this week. Will take his VC score. Holty will breathe a sigh of relief. Macrae has saved me with 152, and 155 SC as captain over the last 2 weeks prior. I will grab his 137 SC VC score tonight. What a gun.

Russty_

Yep I got em both wrong this week, first Gawn then Neale, ah well, dem's the breaks…might still just get over the line in one game this week, the rest are toast lol

Sam_01

2115 with cripps Mcrouch laird and Fyfe to come
How we all tracking this round?

Russty_

Don't ask mate…terrible is an understatement haha

TOPHAWK1

2400 if I have a decent Sunday. Yesterday was a basket case.

Tommo09

I was projected to win by semi by over 300 this morning and am now projected to lose by 20. I hate Supercoach

Holty01

Did your opponent move his captain choice Tommo?

Tommo09

Nope. Bont Neale Boak all underscored for me while he had Rozee Blakey Dunkley Macrae Witherden and Merrett all scored much higher than projected

Tommo09

A big game from Fyfe as C and ROB being out should allow me to get the job done. Was quite worrried last night but I should win *touch wood*

Big G

Marshall potentially gone. Great…

Russty_

Yeah that didn't look good, hope his knee's ok.

Big G

His middle name is Lazarus

Russty_

Praise Lazarus! 🙂

Big G

His season looked over when he went down with a knee injury on the first but then mysteriously rose from the dead alias lazarus to pump out 82 sc points.

Tommy

It looked nasty, very surprised to see him back out there. I reckon they might put him on ice for the last 2 weeks though

Defying_Madness

Accidentally forgot to take captain off Fyfe after having Macrae VC. A happy surprise so far I guess?

Russty_

Hi DM, reckon it'll work out for you mate, what a gun!

Defying_Madness

Still got 4 trades left and don't have Dunkley. Is it worth using a trade on a downgrade from a rookie to have enough cash next week to downgrade again and upgrade Robbie Gray to Dunkley? (All my other league opponents have him).

No idea

He has become a "must have" and can really big, so with so many trades left I'd do it in a heartbeat

Russty_

Yep I'd do it DM, you need him in your side.

Russty_

Suck it Ross Lyon!…hahaha

Russty_

Good to see fatty bogan Jack Steven and overpriced Hanners playing too…probably got us the win, those two.

Pranav

In the Teague era we have won every game when we were goalless in the first quarter

No idea

What's up with Walsh- On 30 close to 3QRT?
Serves me right having a rookie still in my team, though eh must cost me my main SF!

No idea

"he might cost me my main SF" (hate having fat fingers)

Maverick_

Hopefully MCrouch can keep this purple patch going all the way through to the GFs Finally scoring okay for an M8.

Tommy

We can only hope! Hes done his job today though

No idea

On the flip side, I hope he gets tagged out of the 2nd half, otherwise he's on target to hand my opponent an unexpected SF victory and end my season

No idea

Why?

Russty_

Go Crouchy!…might get me over the line against Shake this week.

TOPHAWK1

You can do it Russsty!

Russty_

I think I've got Shaker TH, might even win 3 games this week…bloody miracle!

TOPHAWK1

Yep Mav. He is playing like we know he can. B Crouch has lifted after Sloane went off at the start of the third. The Crouch boys have been very solid all year.

Maverick_

yeah MCrouch been solid today..
I also have sloane catch 22! ha hope that eye isn't serious i'd prefer to not have too trade him out

Tommy

With only 2 weeks left is anyone here still a chance for overall ?

Maverick_

Long way off Tommy I'm ranked about 5000 but climbing rapidly the last couple weeks.

Russty_

I am…just need a couple of 3000's in a row 🙂

TOPHAWK1

I need a round 24 on my own to have a chance. LOL

Sam_01

I think the blokes up the very top have played it super well probably out of reach for me, I’m still gunning for a top 100 finnish
Put up about 2650 this week currently ranked about 300ish

Brn

Ranked 90 odd. Hopefully will go up with 2540 this week

Russty_

Great year Brn…I'll be asking you for advice next season, good luck for the run home.
Holty and Finn also did great this year.

Russty_

I was in a tough semi-final in AFL Fantasy today up against 2nd spot, ( I ended up in 7th)..it ended up he had Gaff and I had Sloane with me being ahead by about 35 points, thought I had it in the bag, then Sloane went down.
Ended up winning it by 2 points…woohoo! 🙂
2428 to 2426

Russty_

That's rough John….you battled it out to the end mate, very admirable, you'll no doubt improve next year, we all need to learn from this year's lessons, mainly saving the trades and securing good starting squads.

Russty_

I found I was trying to catch up to the jonese's on all lines this year, hence plenty of wasted trades, just need to stick to your guns I reckon and not bet on too many speculative picks at the start, and don't ignore obvious premos if they're cheap.

Russty_

Yeah gotta agree about Danger there John…not sure if I'll be starting with him next year, there are plenty of other options starting to show themselves…the next generation of guns. It'll be an interesting year next year.

Russty_

Yeah he's been very good this year, bear in mind though if Hannebery and Steven are back in the midfield next year, Clark could be a defensive option only…which could mean much lower scores, he came up as a defensive/mid but might not end up as a mid. he has been good there though.

Russty_

Bad luck there Neil, Clarke has been inconsistent lately, can understand the alternative choice.
Save them trades next year bud….I will be .

Russty_

Cheers mate, just lucky Gaff didn't go bigger than 103, feel a bit powerless though when a player gets injured or in supercoach, there are no trades left to change things with.

Russty_

Where is everyone?….OK it's gloaty time ;), I won 3 games this week, against all odds, and am in 2 prelims next week, so I'm proud of my lame ass. Sloane, Duursma and Westhoff didn't help.
How did you go this week fellas?….some big scores out there I know, cause I got beaten by some of you in most of my matches this week.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

I went.ok again this week rust.

Ahh crouching one and two you go bang.

Russty_

You smashed me this week Trig, how many did you fight your way into next week?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Clean sweep with 6 this week mate

Lucky I was able to loop Cameron on Friday night.

Tomhawk another ton.
Didn't you warn me on tomma 5 weeks ago. Lol. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🙈" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f648.svg"&gt;

Russty_

Yeah but I always warn against Kpf's lol, dpp's and Fwd/ Rucks always take priority for me even if they're named as forwards, like Marshall.
Gutsy call, and paid off, well done mate.

Maverick_

scored 2530 this week had a few players hold me back. Marshall, BSmith, hurn and Sloane all villians.
only had the one game this week and won it so i'm in 9 prelims next week! what a year haha been very very lucky 🙂
Still got 2 trades left lets hope I can make a few granny's.

Russty_

Brilliant Mav, great year mate, I can foresee you bringing at least 3 or 4 GF's home, well done bud.

hedski

Playing for pride and a handful of "Loser" finals now Russty.
Just to rub in my 6 point loss in my cashy elimination last week I got my best score for the year 2434 (been a rough year) and would have beat the opposition by 120 points….
Ah well, what can ya do?
Bad luck against Toppa in the draft league mate, did you get Rozees score for Daniel or did the sub need to be a fwd? <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="👍" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f44d.svg"><img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🍻" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f37b.svg"&gt;

Russty_

Hi mate, yeah I got Rozee's score didn't make much diff though lol, he obliterated me.
Hey mate at least winning a loser final is winning something…Next year I'll have a half decent draft side to start with, stringer can fk off though lol

TOPHAWK1

I am here Russty!! Its gloaty time alright………..Commiserations mate. The Tophawks win the Jocks Jungle Land draft premiership! You had a crack mate, but TH takes home the silverware! See you next year!

hedski

Good win TH was following that game over the weekend.

TOPHAWK1

Cheers Hedski. You played very well too. Was a fun SC draft season. Lets do it again next year!

Russty_

Well done Hawk…tried a few last chance desperate efforts but they didn't work out haha, look fwd to battling it out again next year mate.

TOPHAWK1

I know. Nic Newman capitan! He scored plenty of AF points but SC points were lacking. Let's do it again next year! Cheers. TH

The Ranger

Just Loser Finals for me Russty and 2349 was enough to win two and lose one by 7pts.
4 trades left for the three Prelims I'm in.

Russty_

Hey Dex, you're in a pretty good position to be the biggest loser for the year mate hhaha, but hey no insults intended, I think winning the bottom 8 is better than winning nothing at all.
Wish I still had ….a trade to use.

johnno2908

Absolutely no optimism coming into today after having Boak unique and a shizen Saturday. Was no chance going into the final quarter of the Blues vs Tigers match. Then in come Kade Simpson and Bachar Houli with 40 point quarters. Then Matty Crouch 160 and knocking out Rory Sloane meant it was more like 210 for me… and Jack Darling just to top it all off with 130. 2572 for the week from out of nowhere.

Russty_

That's huge Johnno, did you get into your prelims next week?

johnno2908

Yeah, only the 1 match this week. But after he had the C on Macrae and me having Boak and Hartlett I genuinely thought I was no show.

TOPHAWK1

OK draft victory aside, I lost both my semi finals today to Holty and Aravinda. Beaten by better coaches. Too good on the day.

Looking forward to the preliminary final next week in GNR. Up against the mighty Finnius Flyers. I will go in as rank underdog, but I dont mind that. TH will make it a contest.

Good luck next week in your prelims mate! You are heading for success! TH

Russty_

Unlucky there Hawk, will be a big challenge for you to beat Finn, he's a young prodigy and very talented at this caper, he wiped his floor with my ass this week by 200 points lol.

Beezneez

I had the weekend off in my leagues. Playing 7 Ressons Why in the prelim in G'n'R this week. Funny thing is we only have 3 uniques. I had a lot of players down this week and hopefully they bounce back next week. Dropped a few places to about 290. I still have 4 trades left and can't see I'll be using them unless injuries strike. Guess it's better than not having any. Good luck TH maybe I'll play you again in the grannie.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Beezneez. Morphy's Maulers are surging at the right time of the season! Your projected score going into the GNR prelim is very impressive mate. I think you have a big chance to proceed to the GF. Tophawk is arguably up against one the best coaches in SC Classic, the Finnius flyers. I am happy to go in under dog! Good luck this week Beez! TH

SamuraiPizzaCat

Scored 2533 this week, unfortunately lost one semi (by 6 points). Bit unlucky with uniques Shiel, Marshall & Houli up against Westhoff, Stewart & Hawkins. But on to prelims in the rest of my leagues.

Russty_

Noice Pizzacat, solid score and well done getting into most of your pelims this week.

Browncow

After finishing on top of Jocks Finest ejected in straight sets by 250 points (even with M Crouch). Nice 2 point win in your fantasy league Russty.

Russty_

That stings I bet Brown…did you get into any other prelims this week?…cheers mate, yeah I got very lucky winning that AF semifinal, reckon my opponent would be spewing too, he scored over 1000 points more than me this season haha.

Browncow

Jumped straight into a few prelims last week Russty but lost all games this week. Thanks for knocking your opponent out of AF who had a pretty solid team. Hoping for the consolation win there as can’t see Westhoff and Duursma taking me to SC glory. Who knows though ………

Sam_01

Woweee community came 9th for the round, up to 121 overall now!

Russty_

Great stuff Sammy!, big shoutout to Finn and Holty too. Doing the Community proud, all 3 of you.

TOPHAWK1

Sam!! You are the man tonight! Congratulations! WOW!

Sam_01

Cheers community!!

Beezneex

How can the AFL justify giving Richmond their last 7 games at the MCG. It's an absolute joke. Imagine the outcry if any of the interstate teams had their last 7 games at their home ground. National competition my eye. Blatant favouritism.

Beezneez

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