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SuperCoach Panic Room: Grand Final edition

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Here we go, community! We’re just hours away from the final rolling lockout of the season. If you’re in a grand final, congratulations! The winner will be showered with praise. The loser will be taunted and booed until my throat is sore! Patch, bless his cotton socks, has Homer Simpson’d his way to the Inner Sanctum league GF where he will get absolutely crushed by Chicko. It’s going to be awesome!

The podcast this week put a bow on the 2019 season as Lek and Patch were joined by Damo, Baz, and Foz to talk all things finals and what 2020 has in store for us. Baz wrapped his 2020 preview by looking at the rookies prospects of Sydney, West Coast, and the Western Bulldogs. Damo, professional until the end, gave his all important captaincy options for this week. And, of course, Matty has put to rest the curse of the cheat sheet writer by delivering yet another week of cheat sheety goodness. 

A fair warning to all the ball-havers amongst us, the following will make you make you want to hold close the ones you love. Steele Sidebottom is out tonight (again, I’m warning you) with a ruptured testicle. A. Ruptured. Testicle. Reports filtering through claim old mate copped a stray boot to the jatz crackers that has split the nut (no confirmation whether if it’s the left or right nut) right down the seam, turned the two veg into three, taken a chip off the family jewels… you get my drift. God’s speed for your recovery, Steele. RIP. Darcy Moore, he of the correct amount of nuts and a repaired hamstring, is his replacement. Essendon are also feeling the “injury” (read: rested because finals are confirmed) heat, with all of Dyson Heppell, David Zaharakis, Jake Stringer, and Orazio Fantasia all out with various “injuries” and “ailments”. Tom Bellchambers and new boy Tom Jok (MID – 117.4k) are amongst the ins.  

Elsewhere, Buddy makes his return and will play his 300th game against the Saints. Sam Rowe will make his club debut in that one. Brayden Preuss returns for the Dees to help out Maxy with his battle against the red-hot Goldmember (FYI – there’s rumblings Maxy could sit this one out). Popular bench rookie Kyle Dunkley has been omitted. The Cats have a ruckman again with Rhys Stanley fit to play against the Kreuzer-led Carlton. Roughie has hung up the boots for the Hawks and Jack Scrimshaw returns to play his first game since round 10. It just wouldn’t be a SuperCoach grand final without some sort of Toby Greene tomfoolery. He’s been in impervious form in the absence of GWS top line mids, however he is out of the clash against Gold Coast. Some tall units in the form of the two Jeremy’s (Cameron and Finlayson) and Shane Mumford return. 

On Sunday, not much happening on the team sheets of either the Western Bulldogs and Adelaide. Callum Porter (MID – 123.9k) the only addition so far. Tim English has been confirmed to return. Richmond will welcome back captain Trent Cotchin, again no confirmed outs as yet. Jake Aarts (106.9k) has again been named in the extended squad. Brisbane have also been pretty quiet with Allen Christensen being a forced change due to injury. The coach-less Fremantle have added 6 names to their squad, ruck Scott Jones and Brett Bewley among them. Anyone still hanging onto Scott Lycett will be crossing their fingers and toes that he’s served his penance for whatever he did. He’s been named to lead the ruck for the Power. 

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

If you’ve got a settled side and a trade in the bank, you’ve done bloody well. There’s absolutely no shame in holding onto that trade through the weekend in case there’s a rouge late out and you get caught with your pants down. You’ll be kicking yourself if you trade now when you didn’t need to. If you feel like rolling the dice, Statty Matty has put together a huge 20 options with more stats on their recent performance you can poke a stat-filled stick at. Check it out here

Hey Now, You’re a Draftstar

I just couldn’t let my final Draftstars write up for the year not involve my beloved Tigers. I’ll be back tomorrow (or later tonight if it’s still raining in England) with a Richmond v Brisbane preview.

That’s me done for the year, folks. It has been a great ride. See ya in 2020 xoxo


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jayden

getting rid of sidebottom, got 530k who do i get?

Russty_

Dusty Martin.

hedski

Cheers to all the crew on the site for another stellar year of content, much appreciated.
Also to all the guys/gals in the comments and leagues, good luck in your grand finals.
Only made one "Losers" grand final this year in Magnificent Seven where I take on Kev's Manhores, good luck mate, I reckon I'll be copping a donut in the fwd line with Tobias out and Chol on the extended bench. 👍

SC_Kev7

Best of luck to you too, hedski! I’ll be at full strength (touch wood) so an epic Sunday shirting of the pants is on the cards!

hedski

Donut confirmed goddammit!!

Lekdog

Love you Hedski

hedski

Aw shucks, great work for the season Lek, bring on 2020.

Russty_

Good luck against Kev this week Hed , you may need some!…Greene out is a big slap in the mush, didn't see that coming, see you in Trigga's post season finals battle, cheers Mate.

hedski

I'll be there bud 👍

Steeeve

Grand final week this week and looks like both my trades will be luxury trades. Thinking Shiel to Josh Kelly, not sure about my second trade (if any) but I can afford Sicily to Hurn.
Or should I hold out just in case Gawn is a late out??? Is there any word of that possibility with Preuss back in?

The Ranger

I'd hold that trade until Gawn is on the field Steeeve

SamuraiPizzaCat

I'm in the same boat. There is a trade I would like to make but it involves someone playing in tonight's match. Think I'm going to have to hold out just in case Gawn is a late out.

Stupid Coach

I would like to echo the sentiments above and give a huge thanks to Kev and all the crew for making this site informative and entertaining week in week out for another year. Unfortunately, I just fell short (well a long way short) of the big dance but good luck to everyone who has made the Grand Final this year. I still have one trade left. I will wait to see if there are any late outs (i.e. Big Maxy) otherwise should I use the last trade on Sloane to Taranto/Cunnington or Parker or downgrade Jarrod Cameron or Hill to any rookie on the bubble this week.

Appreciate any thoughts and advice much appreciated.

SC_Kev7

Great to have you on board this year, SC. Targeting GC’s mids with Taranto is solid play imo.

BondyLad

Goodluck to all those in the granny tonight,

Need some help on the final move before tonight’s big dance

Heeney out via Dunkley (DPP, I’ve had him in mids)

Stein out for a rookie

I’ll have $640k to spend to bring in a mid. Was thinking Yeo or Bont but open to other suggestions! Any help is appreciated

Holty01

Who you currently have in the mids?

BondyLad

Macrae, Cripps, Fyfe, Oliver, Neale, Cunnington and Merrett

The Ranger

Treloar against a weakened Bombers team?

BondyLad

I’m 10k short for Treloar. As a Don fan I’m over optimistic that Clarke will do a job on him 😂

SamuraiPizzaCat

Josh Kelly playing against GC?

Russty_

Yeo's going pretty well lately, as is a fired up Dusty Martin.

Shake_n_bake

Pendals

John

ROB Out. Not surprised but Bines wont score much.

Hi Community. One trade left, have Gawn. Cant afford Grundy or Goldy.
So do I go Martin (vs Soldo) or Lycett (vs Scott Jones who?) or even Kreuz?

Martin at least has something to play for.

Thoughts?

Russty_

Hey John, Lycett has something to play for…to not get dropped again, he'd be my choice.

Lekdog

Are we afraid that Gawn will miss still?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Bit of gold there with lucky irish paych Kev. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😂" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f602.svg"&gt;

Just logged on quickly to check teams and how I fared last week.

Kinda ironic that pod players in green, houli and walters on my never again list put me out of most finals. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😩" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f629.svg"&gt;

Bad choice of capt and that was all she wrote. Worst score for 8 rounds. Not an ideal way to finish. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="🤧" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f927.svg"&gt;

Bringing in clarry 3 rounds ago instead of bbqs probably worst trade for 2019.

Good luck to all you magnificent bustards who are fighting it out in the GF this weekend.

Thanks to everyone for making this site the #1 for SC.

Not only all the article writers but also the comment writers who are the Best of the Best.

Congrats on a great year, well done and good luck.

Lekdog

We love to have you on board Trigga!

Russty_

Bad luck with the bad finish there Trig…I had similar last week, was in 7 potential GF's, ended up in one luckily..up against Patch to the Max this week as my last chance at glory, well done for the year, you finished on a nice high ranking.

allmobitools

good one post admin keep it up…..

redherringfc

So, Hawkins is going to go nuts this weekend, 🤞. But you can’t put the C on the big c, because then he pumps out a 40 odd (think I’ve been bitten twice this year).

So, my confession is that I didn’t put the v on Grundy.

This is like confession for a Catholic, isn’t it? I admit my sin and then I won’t burn in fiery pits of hell for eternity.

My mate George said that’s how it works, but I’m not too sure how that’s working out for him.

Anyway, my Labrador had 13 puppies today, I’m backing Hawkins to kick 1 for each of them and outscore Grundy by 50.

Russty_

Mate, that's just nuts not taking Grundy as VC…anyway, good luck I'll take his 156 plus scaling 🙂
Even if you get your ass handed to you this week, at least you can make some extra Labrador money lol

redherringfc

Yep, absolutely crazy. Thankfully Grundy only scored 35 in the last quarter, It could have been a lot worse.

Maverick_

Good luck to all playing in grand finals this weekend!
Been a very busy week so haven’t been around..
Got my cash league GF this week and VCd grundy so off to a nice start.. Got tobias Greene to offload though am considering bringing back jezza to kick 10 against GC and push for that Coleman (if brown doesn’t seal it earlier in the day)

This gives me the $$ to luxury upgrade Sloane/Mcrouch too a JKelly who I expect to tear GC apart

loop

I've been politely waiting all week for Derek to do his final COMMUNITY SURVIVOR update but it looks like its not going to happen.

A summary of the grand final is –
Uniques for Yucky – Whitfield, Treloar, Bont, Boak.
Greendale FC – M Crouch, Merritt, Blakely, Hawkins, Hurn.
Kezzam – Laird, B Crouch, Yeo, Worpel.

Greendale was in early trouble with Crouch, Hawkins and Blakely.
Laird (77) and B Crouch ( 85) were pretty bad for me (Kezzam) and I chose Fyfe as captain so I thought that I was out of the running.
Yuckys players were all consistent with Bont (90) being his lowest scorer.
Yeo scored (142) so I knew that Worpel needed to score about 132 for me to get the best score in the unique player total. He scored 142 with the last few points coming in the last few minutes.

When the final scores came up I was shocked to see that Yucky had also picked Fyfe for captain.
Final totals –
Yucky 2435
Kezzam 2443
GreendaleFC 2167

So the trophy is MINE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In the end my trade of Zorko to Yeo paid off.

Thanks again to Derek for all his hard work and his clever concept.

hedski

Congrats on the win loop, Derek did a wrap up the other day on the podcast thread.

loop

Whoops:) Thats embarrassing. My apologies. I thought that it seemed odd.

Derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUP

wow. what a finish.

a final that lived up to all the hype. in many ways it even eclipsed the Lions v cats and the tigers v eagles matches on the weekend.

everywhere you looked was quality.

Greendale FC had shown some flashes of brilliance during the season but was going to need a bit of luck in the final. unfortunately lady luck deserted him in the form of Tom Hawkins and Matt Crouch, so had to settle for 3rd place. great effort.

On paper there was nothing separating yucky and Kezzam. between them they had a strangle hold on the immunity necklace during the run home and it was always going to be a tough final from two teams ranked well inside the top 1000.

As you would expect, there wasn't many POD players, so the result was going to come down to touch of class or a brave captain's choice.

In the end it was Kezzam (2443) armed with Yeo & Worpel in their team was just too good for yucky (2435) who stuck with JKelly and the Bont. 9 points was all that separated these two great teams, on any other day it may have been a different result.

thankyou to all 127 who started and i look forward to running it aGain next year

Derek

Congratulations Loop. You had a great season.

Was this your ‘breakout’ season? Or have you been consistent top 1000?

I do believe there was even a prize for the winner.

A copy of the First Edition Jock Reynolds Magazine, 2016. (Complete with the centrefold still inside). A piece of history.

If you already have a copy, you might like to donate it as next years prize, otherwise we’ll have to arrange how to get it to you.

loop

Last year my highest rank was 183, was around that most of the year but finished 494.
This year my start was horrendous with Heeney, Dunkley, Mills and Brayshaw all terrible. Ranked about 55000 at the end of round 2 so I've just had to trade to improve my rank, its been a good challenge, currently 771 which isnt sensational but pretty good considering how I started.
Re the prize – all good, I'll pass, keep it for next year.
I did get a digital copy of one magazine, I'm not sure which year.

JMOr

Hey man,

are you the 'Derek' that ran 'JR Cash League' this year for $20 or a completely different Derek? hahha, trying to find the admin of the league to get the prize transferred but can't for the life of me find the details on messenger.

Cheers,
Josh

Derek

Hi Josh, that is me.

well done, you too good.

i just sent you an email.

GreendaleFC

Thanks for the running the league Derek. Was definitely my league of most interest. Going Hawkins over Marshall mid year was truly my big mistake.

Hazey

What's three weather doing down there fellas? I'm in the departure lounge in Denver, about to board and considering a last minute trade of Gawn to Witts/Goldy to give me a point of difference over my opponent!

$650 on the line!

Hazey

Any news on if Gawn is playing?

Fiona

I’m also keen to know

Hazey

I've taken the punt…. Come on Goldy

Fiona

Iv got two trades but I’m thinking sicilly to houli and b crouch to dusty so I’m waiting on Gawn details to see if I need to go goldi.

Fiona

Gosh I’m glad I stuck with Gawn

Hazey

Monster week…. Traded Goldy for Gawn, thought I was GONE….. Cane home on the back of Matt Crouch/Neale/Cripps to win by 126.

ThreePeat baby!!!!!

Hazey

Bloody internet available on the flight …. I've jumped the gun!

dontblushbaby

Phew , no late changes

TOPHAWK1

Gawn playing. No need to go to 7/11 now to get that Krispy Kreme donut!!😂🤣🍩

Shake_n_bake

I brought in Duncan so l can now loop Kennedy. Well if Duncan tons up Kennedy can finish the yr on the pine

TOPHAWK1

Hold on. Emergency in Melbourne uniform and no sign of Gawn. A late late out? MFC GONNA SCREW US ALL OVER?

TOPHAWK1

Gawn has been sighted!! About bloody time. LOL

Russty_

Nice mate!…no donuts except maybe from Heeney

Shake_n_bake

I was going to bring in Cameron but had Parker and bell on the pine so couldn’t loop! That’s why l choose Duncan at home

Russty_

Reckon Dunc will go well against the Blues Shake

Shake_n_bake

Should have just brought Cameron in Russty!!!!

Nuggety

Wait…so Gawn is playing??

Russty_

Yep, just rumours he wasn't I think.

Shake_n_bake

I have Kennedy with the emg. Who should l bench to take his score Duncan or Sloane?

Holty01

Somebody tell the Saints to tag Kennedy. I have 2 GFs on the line. 😱

Russty_

Unreal!…he's on about 115 already with a quarter and a half to go, Steele should be all over him.

Russty_

Hey Shake, I'd bench Sloane.

Shake_n_bake

I think so Russty

Russty_

Jeez you'd be dirty if you traded Gawn to Goldy this week out of fear he'd miss!
80 at half time Goldy on 25

dontblushbaby

I took Grundys score but my opponent in a big cash league didn't , he left the C on Gawn ? Good luck or Good management ?

Fiona

Need advice
2 trades left
Bcrouch to dusty?
Sicily to Houli?

Yes/No

Opposition has houli, Sicily and BCrouch and we r neck and neck

Russty_

I'd do it Fiona, nothing to lose except your final maybe if you don't.

Defying_Madness

Accidentally left the C on Gawn after having Grundy VC lmao

Russty_

Not sure how you have any accidents in Grand Final week mate but well done! lol

Shake_n_bake

Haha got Duncan for 1 game and he’s gone 1st qtr. ohwell tnx for nothing. I’ll lose 4 gfs now 🙁

Russty_

All good Shake he's back from the dead.

Holty01

I guess today proves just how massive a gap there is between the 2 best ruckmen in the comp vs the rest. Goldy has had a great year but was absolutely destroyed today. Will just make my decision next year with which rucks to start with a lot easier.

Joe

Sicily to Rich? Or hold Sicily?

Russty_

Tough call Joe, Sicily can go 140 or 70..0r 40…lol, I guess Rich has been a little more consistent lately.

Joe

Just pulled the trigger.. wish me luck!!

Russty_

Good luck joe!…looking all right so far haha

Joe

🤦‍♂️

Defying_Madness

I went Sicily to Houli

JugHead

Gaz is still the best ball user for the Cats. I hope he goes around again.

johnno2908

Darling to Jeremy Cameron or Dusty?

dontblushbaby

I had Tom Stewart as my D9 who scored 125, who do I bench out of R.Laird ,B.Smith or J.Sicily ? thinking Laird at the moment ? Thanks

Russty_

My gut says Sicily, hope it isn't so though cause I have him too.

Russty_

That was a bummer mate, only a few inches between the win and the loss, Gawny was epic today, wish I'd captained him.

Russty_

Yep they're like the Twin Towers, before Osama bin Deadass brought them down.

Defying_Madness

Somehow projected for 2755. No way that happens right?

Russty_

Helps when your Cap gets 400 odd lol, hope you get there.

Sam_01

Well thought I’d nailed the Jezza Cameron trade in and captaincy
But of course Just about every other captaincy option went huge haha
Just glad to have them all in my team

Defying_Madness

very good trade in

Shake_n_bake

I think this time Grundy will start as no 1 ruck in all Australia Neil?!

Shake_n_bake

I think he will Neil 🤞😬

Shake_n_bake

Finish work very soon. And to here the Hawks got up!!!

AuroraBorealis?!

Good on the hawkers for getting up, i'll happily take the top 4 spot 🙂 #flagpies
On another note, is anybody else having an absolutely insane final round? I'm projected 2800 before sunday! Lot's of huge scores from a lot of popular players

Sam_01

Wouldn’t be surprised if someone went 3k this round!
I think I’ll be projected to go 2800 aswell AB just out of whack with the loophole, will take Cameron’s 152 as vc tho
1865 off 13

Defying_Madness

Same here aurora. All my players went big except Heeney. Also go the Hawkers and go the Crows

Iamme

Finally the Hawks hand us something other than 11 loses in the last 12 meetings against them… So stoked we made top 4…..We are coming for you Cats! …..Let the Geelong post bye hoodoo continue.

eyas

Top 4, huh? Hawks won't play finals, keep toking on whatever it is you're smoking.

Defying_Madness

he is a pies fan lmao…

hedski

Bring it on Iamme. Meow. 👍🍻

AuroraBorealis?!

Also, is Enshala from the Holy Grail league on here? I've got him in the grand final (bad luck on not chucking the E on Sicily mate, would've been a close one if you did)

Russty_

Doh!…that's a kick yourself moment right there.

Daz

Last time i saw 3k was the week where GAJ scored like 250 odd and everyone had him as capt. think i scored like 2800 that week. Could be in for it again!

Russty_

Doggies could even be in the mix Holty, playing great footy lately.

Holty01

Gee Shake is about to do the Bont thing to me again. Went big first final I had against him and lost by 13. Hope it doesn’t happen again. 🤦🏼‍♂️

Russty_

You've got him comfortably Holty, well done winning the Magnificent 7, and A-Graders, and Up there Cazaly!…and a 2900 prediction no less!
Shame you bailed on my Autotrade 2 league in Fantasy….. you finished number 1 and could've been up against me in the GF.

Russty_

Oh ok, no worries from me, I got the choccies in a cakewalk…lol, maybe use your computer sometimes mate lol.

Defying_Madness

Oh boy 2417 with Houli, Neale, Fyfe and Boak to go

Sam_01

2468
With Neale Zorko Fyfe and Boak to go

Defying_Madness

holy shit gonna be some huge scores this week

Sam_01

Yeah hahah I’m actually gonna score 3k

Russty_

Boak's started well.

Sam_01

I know….. killing my dreams of 3k

Russty_

Boak and Walters…ouch if you had both.

Browncow

Got em both. Although my opponent is on 2849 so doesnt really matter 😬

Russty_

That's a heavy matchup Brown, did he send you to the Abbotoir?…lol, pretty hard to beat that kind of score.
I would've got 2880 this week if I put Duursma on instead of Answerth.

Browncow

You must have still gone huge. Yep from the pasture to angus in that league.

Maverick_

Happy to have taken Cameron over boak this week haha

redherringfc

If the Hoff can keep scoring 48 a quarter, I’m a chance.

Russty_

Go the Hoff!….didn't expect more than 70 from him for the whole game!

redherringfc

I almost traded him out, went Hartlett for Finlayson instead and that’s bitten me on the backside . I need him to outscore Mundy by 60. Which he’s pretty much on at the moment.

It’s been great listening to your advice this year Russty, and having the odd bit of banter. Enjoy the off season, I’ll save a spot in a league for you next season.

Russty_

Hey herring cheers mate, ditto on the advice, I'm no expert but I try to keep up on current events…I've had my highest score ever this week, as I'm sure a lot of others will, happy to have won a grand final against some seriously good coaches.
Happy to join your League next year mate.

redherringfc

Think I got there, but gee I did it the hard way, not putting v or c on Grawndy

Daz

I did trade him for Mundy last minute and it nearly cost me $600 in my cash league, got up by 20 odd in the end but jeez I had to work for it!!

Maverick_

Can’t wait too see people’s monster scores this round! Will be a few break 2900 I think.. how’s everybody looking?

Sam_01

2799 with Boak and Fyfe to come MAV!!

Maverick_

Huuuuugggeee sam! Well done mate hopefully boak lifts and can crack 3000

Holty01

I was heading there until Boak’s start.

Maverick_

Yeah very ordinary start holty.. 9 disposals to the half isn’t that bad deserves more than 26 pts must be butchering it is he?

nickgonzalez771

I'm keen as too! A lot will be really let down by Boak, myself included. probably looking at 2800, a clear 300 better than my best ever score. Might even slot into the top 5% for the first time!

Maverick_

I wouldn’t be surprised if boak still tons up here nick. Great score 👍🏼

COREYSC

Just short of the 2,850 mark that’s enough of a score to see me return to this great game next season at least this week my score will be greater then my final rank hopefully i’ll Sneak inside the top 2K

Sam_01

Massive score Corey, I fell just short of 3k should hopefully be enough to put me into the top 100
Sitting at 180ish at the moment

richard

2723 with the Hoff to go.

Stupid Coach

When you score 2729 and would have won two grand finals and you didn't make any of them. Doh! Doh! Doh!. See you all in 2020!!

Russty_

Hey thanks Neil, looks like I might win one GF this year, had 7 chances last week but delivered a big ole spudly score, happy to have one win, bad luck Patchy to the Max.
Well done this year Neil, you're a gent mate ..see you in Trigg's happy ending, should be fun, hoping to do better in that than I did last year. 🙂 Save those trades next season mate…I will be.

dontblushbaby

2861, my highest score ever and also win 3 Cash Leagues , cha ching

Go Tiges

Best Wishes to all 🙂

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Geez last week sucks!

Highest score for the year and nothing to show for it.

Bugger me, you suck round 22. 👎🤬
600 more points this week, same team go figure??

AuroraBorealis?!

Congrats to Josh from team "Such is Fyfe" for taking out derek's JR Cash League, they just pipped Fin by 18 points.

Derek

I’ll check it out mate

AuroraBorealis?!

Same mate, if he tonned up i would've made it

Macca

2827 sc won both grand finals
2586 rdt won both grand finals
Thanks for a great year

Lekdog

Great year Macca

Holty01

I finally pipped the man Shake in a final. Must admit I’m slightly chuffed. ☺️

Shake_n_bake

I really pulled the wrong strings Holty. Started Cunnington had Sloane on the pine. Brought in Duncan and was telling Russty before the game l really wanted to bring in Cameron but had no loop options. But I’m glad you brought it home. Till next yr champ. I got over the line in 2 other GF which I’ll take.

Holty01

Awesome mate. Unlucky to lose a final scoring over 2800. Cunnington copping the tag was unlucky considering they hadn’t tagged much all year and Duncan seemingly looking lame after quarter time.