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.


249 Comments

Rivo · 09/08/2019 at 12:08

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 · 09/08/2019 at 13:06

    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 · 09/08/2019 at 12:34

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 · 09/08/2019 at 13:45

    Awesome again Derek and good luck to all that remain.

      Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:36

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

    neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 15:53

    great job Derek and kudos to the twin champs Shake and Holty . What a great season by these two coaches..Whatever advice these two give ,take it onboard you wont go wrong,and congrats to the survivors Greendale and Kezzam YUCKY punt rd paupers and InstantService are all very much worthy winners NDD

    Loop · 09/08/2019 at 17:04

    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 · 09/08/2019 at 17:32

    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.

Holty01 · 09/08/2019 at 13:46

Bloody Josh Kelly. Worst mistake for the year has been holding on to this muppet. 🤦🏼‍♂️

    neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 15:56

    Couldn't agree more Holty injury prone could have been . Never in my sights and never will be

      Derek · 09/08/2019 at 16:55

      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,

        neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 19:01

        Could go either way Derek, i have the lobb doughnut and a few ZACS onfield so that's difficult.14 uniques makes it interesting It's kinda like Fitzroy playing North decades back and the winner playing a rampaging undefeated Collingwood Stranger things have happened to underdogs like us , never know the dees might beat collingwood why not cheers NDD

          Shake_n_bake · 09/08/2019 at 19:32

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

            neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 19:55

            Remember it well Shake Also remember when the Dees were undefeated on top playing Brisbane who were last and lost Vossy on the day We got done . does happen. With all derek and my outs the situ with us two 'fitzroys' is DEREK 2304 NDD 2279 winner plays LEK or you shake buddy boy. good luck against Lekdog NDD

    TOPHAWK1 · 09/08/2019 at 20:05

    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_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:11

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

      Holty01 · 10/08/2019 at 09:16

      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.

Stupid Coach · 09/08/2019 at 14:16

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 · 09/08/2019 at 15:00

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

      Stupid Coach · 09/08/2019 at 19:34

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

        Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:38

        Cameron's dropped mate keep Hill.

          Stupid Coach · 09/08/2019 at 19:47

          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_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:48

            You're welcome mate.

Mikee · 09/08/2019 at 14:20

That feeling when the last trade comes….<img src="https://s04.flagcounter.com/mini/rzN/bg_FFFFFF/txt_DDDDDD/border_FFFFFF/flags_0/.png&quot; width="1"/>

    Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:36

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

      neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 19:44

      i did also in r 16 .got a dpp in -Fisher – never again

        Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:58

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

neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 16:01

Brilliant stuff Kev as usual ROB can consider himself most unlucky if dumped, Much better than sauce NDD

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 09/08/2019 at 18:04

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

      neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 20:11

      A bad move though Trigg when you are fighting for finals .ROB is a game changer

Franky · 09/08/2019 at 17:11

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

    redherringfc · 09/08/2019 at 18:39

    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 · 09/08/2019 at 18:56

    Definitely Caleb- Josh should be back next week

BradleyTC99 · 09/08/2019 at 17:25

Whitfield VC into Danger C

or

Danger VC into Fyfe/Cripps

    No idea · 09/08/2019 at 18:53

    Danger into Fyfe of that lot

Marty · 09/08/2019 at 17:38

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 · 09/08/2019 at 18:43

    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 · 11/08/2019 at 13:14

    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.

John · 09/08/2019 at 18:20

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 · 09/08/2019 at 18:46

    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 · 09/08/2019 at 18:55

    I like the 2nd option- Goldy in fine form

    Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:33

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

    neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 19:40

    Goldy in rare form John do the trade

No idea · 09/08/2019 at 18:53

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 · 09/08/2019 at 19:15

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

      Brn · 09/08/2019 at 19:18

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

        Brn · 09/08/2019 at 19:19

        But with daniel out Johannsen is the punt

    No idea · 09/08/2019 at 19:23

    Thanks lads

Johnny · 09/08/2019 at 19:17

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

    redherringfc · 09/08/2019 at 19:27

    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_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:44

    I reckon Treloar, is in great form.

Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:20

Hopper and Gunston are outs for tonight

    JugHead · 09/08/2019 at 19:27

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

Tommy · 09/08/2019 at 19:48

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

    Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 19:53

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

      Maverick_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:18

      Is he playing forward?

        Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:25

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

Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:07

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

    Maverick_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:21

    Even in your midfield russty? Huge call mate.

      Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:23

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

        Maverick_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:25

        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_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:28

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

    neil demons delight · 09/08/2019 at 22:37

    on the radar for sure,Tich will take a bit off him though

TOPHAWK1 · 09/08/2019 at 20:17

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

    Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:26

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

      TOPHAWK1 · 09/08/2019 at 20:28

      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_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:33

        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 · 09/08/2019 at 20:43

          Wishing you well! TH

TOPHAWK1 · 09/08/2019 at 20:20

Its snowing! LOL

Russty_ · 09/08/2019 at 20:26

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

COREYSC · 09/08/2019 at 21:45

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 · 10/08/2019 at 08:38

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 08:17

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. 🤣

    Holty01 · 10/08/2019 at 09:29

    👍

      TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 09:37

      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.

        Holty01 · 10/08/2019 at 09:50

        It will be interesting mate. I’ve held Kelly for so long now I couldn’t bring myself to punt him. I won’t be playing it safe this week though unlike last week against Shake. 150 ahead and he had the Bont to come. Oh well lesson learned.

          TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 10:02

          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 · 10/08/2019 at 12:09

            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 · 10/08/2019 at 12:05

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

            TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 12:16

            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.

              neil demons delight · 10/08/2019 at 12:58

              Any Melbourne scarves there TH. next best thing to Bulla for us members

                Shake_n_bake · 10/08/2019 at 13:26

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

    TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 09:35

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 13:07

      White powder but probably not white flakes.

JDP · 10/08/2019 at 10:36

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 · 10/08/2019 at 11:37

    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

      JDP · 10/08/2019 at 12:19

      Cheers- appreciate the advice

DavidC · 10/08/2019 at 11:56

Wow, Dusty is out!

    TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 12:05

    That's big news! WOW

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/08/2019 at 13:08

      Dammitt.

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

JugHead · 10/08/2019 at 12:17

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 · 10/08/2019 at 12:21

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 13:40

      Birchall affected Sicily

Fearthebeard · 10/08/2019 at 12:49

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 · 10/08/2019 at 13:29

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

    TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 14:19

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 13:04

Dusty’s out tomorrow for who have him

Big G · 10/08/2019 at 13:59

Gawn doesn't look right

TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 14:14

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 · 10/08/2019 at 14:48

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

GjS · 10/08/2019 at 14:14

Grundy having a mare

Shake_n_bake · 10/08/2019 at 15:02

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

    neil demons delight · 10/08/2019 at 15:31

    oliver having a bad one Shake is he being tagged?

      Shake_n_bake · 10/08/2019 at 15:46

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

Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 15:49

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

    neil demons delight · 10/08/2019 at 16:27

    Had him from R1 but dumped him for another spud,LOBB. You're right mate ,in the never again class

      Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 16:41

      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.

        neil demons delight · 10/08/2019 at 16:51

        Will Marshall get DPP?

          Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 17:05

          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 · 10/08/2019 at 17:16

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

      Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 17:21

      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 · 10/08/2019 at 16:43

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_ · 10/08/2019 at 17:02

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

Pranav · 10/08/2019 at 16:52

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 · 10/08/2019 at 19:02

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 17:07

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

    Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 17:22

    Miller's all over him like a rash.

      TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 17:26

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

        Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 17:36

        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 · 10/08/2019 at 19:14

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

            TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 19:24

            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 · 10/08/2019 at 20:58

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

Dan · 10/08/2019 at 17:32

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

    Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 17:38

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 17:44

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

      Beezneez · 11/08/2019 at 13:20

      Way too many taggers lately.

        Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 14:32

        Bloody pains in our Supercoach asses aren't they?

Shake_n_bake · 10/08/2019 at 18:33

Ok Neale spuds it who to capt??? 🤔

    JugHead · 10/08/2019 at 18:45

    Gunna go with MacCrae here.

No idea · 10/08/2019 at 18:42

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

The Ranger · 10/08/2019 at 18:50

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 · 10/08/2019 at 18:57

Gee not having to trade Zorko worked out really nicely

Ja191 · 10/08/2019 at 19:10

Who do we think clarke tags?

Shake_n_bake · 10/08/2019 at 19:30

McCrae getting tagged for [email protected]&$ sake

    Sam_01 · 10/08/2019 at 20:01

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

      Holty01 · 10/08/2019 at 20:41

      Same Sam

    Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 20:27

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

      Shake_n_bake · 10/08/2019 at 20:46

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

        Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 20:48

        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 · 10/08/2019 at 20:52

Bombers exposed tonight.

    Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 21:09

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

      TOPHAWK1 · 10/08/2019 at 21:21

      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_ · 10/08/2019 at 21:42

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

    TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/08/2019 at 23:18

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 21:48

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_ · 10/08/2019 at 21:52

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 · 10/08/2019 at 22:04

    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.

    JohnDJ59 · 10/08/2019 at 22:19

    I started with Gawn into Dunkley, then I thought about how Gawn and Grundy usually cancel each other out and the fact I had Dunkley as C two weeks ago, when he scored his 88. So I changed it right around to Neale into Cripps.

    neil demons delight · 10/08/2019 at 22:23

    Luckily the other way neale to macrae.Gotta get one right The dons are pretenders,i thought they would roll the doggies,and the cats put a smile on Hedski's face.Still my choice for the bikkies

    Shake_n_bake · 10/08/2019 at 22:38

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 23:00

    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_ · 10/08/2019 at 23:02

    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 · 10/08/2019 at 22:29

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

    Russty_ · 10/08/2019 at 23:02

    Don't ask mate…terrible is an understatement haha

    TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2019 at 10:15

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

    One Touch Wonder · 11/08/2019 at 13:16

    I have 5 crows. Crouchx2, Sloane, Laird & Smith, plus Marshall and Mundy. If they can average 100 each i’ll Give 2600 a nudge.

Tommo09 · 10/08/2019 at 23:32

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

    Holty01 · 11/08/2019 at 10:29

    Did your opponent move his captain choice Tommo?

      Tommo09 · 11/08/2019 at 11:03

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

        neil demons delight · 11/08/2019 at 11:41

        And there's no luck in this game Hope you pick up Tommo keep us in the loop cheers NDD

          Tommo09 · 11/08/2019 at 17:10

          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 · 11/08/2019 at 13:34

Marshall potentially gone. Great…

    Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 13:37

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

      Big G · 11/08/2019 at 13:50

      His middle name is Lazarus

        Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 14:31

        Praise Lazarus! 🙂

          neil demons delight · 11/08/2019 at 16:18

          Glen Lazarus or the lions one?

            Big G · 11/08/2019 at 17:57

            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 · 11/08/2019 at 18:38

    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 · 11/08/2019 at 13:43

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

    Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 14:28

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

    neil demons delight · 11/08/2019 at 16:17

    good luck for you DM like Derek earlier with Grundy ,just call it a wise move

Defying_Madness · 11/08/2019 at 13:44

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 · 11/08/2019 at 14:04

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

    Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 14:33

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

    neil demons delight · 11/08/2019 at 16:13

    No question DM He is gold this time of year One I have had all year and happy NDD

Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 15:46

Suck it Ross Lyon!…hahaha

    Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:08

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

Pranav · 11/08/2019 at 15:52

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

No idea · 11/08/2019 at 17:12

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 · 11/08/2019 at 17:12

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

Maverick_ · 11/08/2019 at 18:13

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

    JohnDJ59 · 11/08/2019 at 18:33

    Good to see, not enough for me to win both of my games this weekend, but happy that he is finally playing like we know he can.

    Tommy · 11/08/2019 at 18:35

    We can only hope! Hes done his job today though

    Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 19:16

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

      TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2019 at 19:32

      You can do it Russsty!

        Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 19:41

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

    TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2019 at 19:20

    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_ · 11/08/2019 at 19:44

      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 · 11/08/2019 at 18:46

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

    Maverick_ · 11/08/2019 at 18:57

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

    Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 19:15

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

    TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2019 at 19:21

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

    Sam_01 · 11/08/2019 at 19:57

    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 · 11/08/2019 at 20:12

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

        Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:24

        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_ · 11/08/2019 at 19:57

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

    JohnDJ59 · 11/08/2019 at 20:15

    Lost my minor semi-final in Elite of the Elite by 5pts 2283 to 2288. The worst part about today though, was in the Sons league, where I lost a close elimination final last weekend, the team I would have been up against if I had won, The Phantom, scored 2272. What could have been, if the Bont hadn't gone crazy last weekend.

      Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:26

      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.

        JohnDJ59 · 11/08/2019 at 20:46

        I'm with you there Russty, I'm going to have to pick my mid premos a whole lot better next year, funny enough, it was the fwd line that I nailed this year and I thought that was going to be the hardest line to get right at the start of the season. So the three things we need to get right to do well will be, a good starting line up, which then helps with less trading at the start, trading wisely and aiming to have 8-10 trades left coming out of the bye rounds.

          Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 21:14

          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.

            JohnDJ59 · 11/08/2019 at 21:36

            Thinking about my mid premos for next year, at the moment I would have Titch, Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps and Oliver to start with, not sure about Danger, he's getting to the age he could start getting injured or just slow down like Pendles has.

              Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 21:40

              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.

                JohnDJ59 · 11/08/2019 at 21:50

                I reckon if your Clake from the Saints is listed as a def again and is the right price, he might find his way into my starting lineup.

                  Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 22:01

                  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.

    neil demons delight · 11/08/2019 at 20:16

    great effort mate I played against DEREK who also had Sloan He done me by 30 odd , could have been so different derek if i didn't change my mind taking clarkes 69 and went with fisher who had 23 argh. Wish you the best Derek against Shake always a pleasure playing you,also congrats to Holty who did me as well,magnificent year champ good luch to all the winners NDD

      Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:28

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

    JohnDJ59 · 11/08/2019 at 20:18

    Well done Russty, just goes to show, you don't have to finish in the top 4, just need to finish strongly and sneak into the 8.

      Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:30

      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_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:11

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 · 11/08/2019 at 20:15

    I went.ok again this week rust.

    Ahh crouching one and two you go bang.

      Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:23

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

        TRIGGA_HAPPY · 11/08/2019 at 20:26

        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_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:33

          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_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:32

    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_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:39

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

    hedski · 11/08/2019 at 20:33

    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_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:38

      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 · 11/08/2019 at 20:35

    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 · 11/08/2019 at 20:38

      Good win TH was following that game over the weekend.

        TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2019 at 21:05

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

      Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:47

      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 · 11/08/2019 at 21:07

        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

      neil demons delight · 11/08/2019 at 21:38

      Congrats TH Well done

    The Ranger · 11/08/2019 at 20:37

    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_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:51

      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 · 11/08/2019 at 20:42

    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_ · 11/08/2019 at 20:52

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

        johnno2908 · 11/08/2019 at 21:17

        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 · 11/08/2019 at 20:43

    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_ · 11/08/2019 at 21:09

      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 · 12/08/2019 at 17:07

      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 · 12/08/2019 at 20:10

        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 · 11/08/2019 at 22:58

    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_ · 12/08/2019 at 21:31

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

    Browncow · 11/08/2019 at 23:48

    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_ · 12/08/2019 at 21:33

      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 · 12/08/2019 at 23:43

        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 · 11/08/2019 at 21:02

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

    Russty_ · 11/08/2019 at 21:06

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

    TOPHAWK1 · 11/08/2019 at 21:10

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

    neil demons delight · 11/08/2019 at 21:22

    great score sam good luck in your journey NDD

    Sam_01 · 11/08/2019 at 21:27

    Cheers community!!

    Holty01 · 11/08/2019 at 22:02

    Awesome Sam. I made some bad decisions with trades when I should of held. Keep moving up Sam, sensational work

Beezneex · 12/08/2019 at 17:20

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 · 12/08/2019 at 17:23

    *Beezneez

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