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MARSH SERIES REPORT: Brisbane v Port Adelaide

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By golly did this game excite me!

What? I’m not taking the piss… Surely a 4:10pm Sunday game between Brisbane and Port Adelaide really gets your SuperCoach juices flowing.

Anyway, there was plenty of relevancy about today’s game, so here’s a breakdown for all of you who aren’t as keen to sit down and watch the game.

Brisbane

Lachie Neale did exactly what you expect, and want from your M1/M2. He had 46 disposals (26 contested), 12 clearances and snagged a goal. His score of 166 from 89% TOG would deter no one from selecting him, and convince others to do the same.

Stefan Martin had a big game in the ruck, with 20 disposals and 34 hit outs. However, he was coming up against Ladhams and Westhoff, so he’s still a no from me. Could be a half decent selection in draft, maybe?

Hugh McCluggage started really well, however he died off a little in the second half. He still had 21 disposals and kicked three goals off a wing, with bursts on a high half forward. It was a good game, however a 99 isn’t really selling himself, and was rewarded with 127 Supercoach points when FanFooty refreshed itself at full time. A decent POD option, however wait and see on the next game to see if he can back it up.

Dayne Zorko was alright, not amazing, and for $579,100 I’d want a little more than alright. He did only have 75% TOG, so I’ll let him off the hook a little. But he played plenty of midfield minutes, finishing with 21 touches, eight tackles and a goal. He also cleaned up a physio, which just means he’ll never get a decent rub down again.

Daniel Rich wouldn’t be the worst selection this season. 21 touches at 90% efficiency off a half back, at $525,800. You could do worse. He also kicked a goal. He’s not in my side, but I wouldn’t skin you alive if you had him. Did enough to pique my curiousity.

Brandon Starcevich only played 45% of the game, so it makes sense I felt like he was missing for a half. But I found him eventually, and he too did enough to keep me interested. 8 touches at 100% efficiency is nice, and a great left foot to boot. Still a decent rookie priced option, let’s hope he can get a decent crack in the second game.

Cam Ellis-Yolmen. Do not select him. The change of clubs isn’t helping his role. 38 points interests no one. Especially off 78% TOG. Hard pass. Grant Birchall shouldn’t be selected either. Nothing suggests his body is back up to playing 22 games a season, and scoring 46 means he’s not forcing his way in either.

Port Adelaide

Last year’s treasure, this year’s… treasure? I don’t know, but Travis Boak put on a show. 33 disposals playing in the guts was so tasty, and his 119 points also seriously makes me consider him. However, he is a year older, and he’s a mid only. But golly, was he good. Easily Port’s best.

Connor Rozee was having a great afternoon before he clashed heads with Alex Witherden. He had 19 disposals and two goals (two behinds) in 57% TOG, playing midfield and forward, as expected. 108 points put everyone on notice, though, and could be a great F3 option. Keep an eye on him next week.

Dan Houston had 22 disposals in 71% TOG, with nine tackles. His score of 97 fits two different narratives. Those who have him will say, “he played through the midfield, and did his job in a preseason game, he’s locked in”, while those who don’t have him will say “you’d expect more from your permanent midfield option when your team wins, it’s still a no,” and technically, you’re both right. Wait and see before confirming your selection either way.

Stevie Motlop had a great patch late when the game started slipping away from Brisbane, but three goals really boosted his score to 130. Don’t expect decent scores often, and as a result, still a pass.

Charlie Dixon was great as a deep forward threat, kicking 4.3 and providing headaches for the Brisbane defence. He could be a cheeky POD option, but don’t get too excited, for all we know he’s gonna drop a 25 on us next week.

Darcy Byrne-Jones had 21 touches, but wasn’t really a game-changer off the half back flank. He’s a much better player than today’s efforts, but his score of 56 is not attracting anyone.

Mitch Georgiades is a name I’ve heard thrown about regarding a potential round one debut, however he didn’t exactly light the world on fire. Nine touches in 49% TOG for a total score of 35 wasn’t great, however he went at 44% efficiency, and missed two shots at goal. He could’ve scored more, hopefully his second hit out gives me a bit more of an idea on how he’s tracking.

Tom Rockliff. No. Don’t do it to yourself. He’s playing as a forward, drifting through the midfield at stages. Not a viable SuperCoach option.

Tobin Cox. Don’t think you’re the only one asking, “who?” Because I am as well. Two touches in 62% TOG. Don’t worry about him. He won’t be playing.

Brad Ebert somehow managed to sneak into some people’s teams, however he had a quiet day and should sneak his way out of those teams soon. He’s old, playing a defensive forward role nowadays. I’d rather go for a Petracca, or a Gresham, or someone with a bit of upside. Justin Westhoff played as a backup ruck, but with Lycett playing in the real games I’d imagine he’d go back to playing as a backman… or a forward… or a wing… who knows. Not for me.

That’s about it from me, community! Who have you pencilled into your team after today?

FozDaddy Twitter: @Mattforrest29

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Patch

Love it Foz. Was very keen to see The Hoff in action but without Lycett it's as academic as it was a week ago. I'd been cooling on Houston but he's right back in vogue now.

Steve

Why didn’t Lycett play?

Patch

Believe he's being rested for Friday night's game, Steve

KeenButClueless

I know this is probably way way too early, but is anyone else worried about rookie depth?

If you are starting 13 keepers, and still need to fill 16 spots plus loophole, how many of those 16 do you have any confidence in?

I am trying to fit 2 or 3 around the 250k, 2 or 3 around the 200k and the rest as low priced rookies.

For those around the 250k, Doedee and Roberton weren’t in the team, which is worrying. Jones did ok. Townsend hasn’t played yet. Vandenburg stepped up, but I read an article that says he is only training twice a week, and will drop down to once a week in the main season. Hard to pick.

Around the 200k mark, Rowell did enough to lock into our teams. Less persuaded by Anderson. Bonar was a break glass for me, and the hammer is close by. Haven’t seen Stephens, Hill or Serong yet.

For the lower price rookies, glimpses from a few, but really only Budarik emerged. King might still be a bench warmer, and Rankine was injured. Presuming M Pickett will be ok. But as for the rest????

For me, early panic. How is everyone else seeing it?

Patch

We normally start to panic about this time every year and some just sprout through in the last week before it all starts. I'd give it another weekend to test the waters before we begin to panic but it's absolutely not ideal, no

TOPHAWK1

Hi Keen. I am slightly concerned about the current rookie depth situation. However, only 10/18 sides have played this Marsh round. Cant wait to see Riley Collier-Dawkins, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Hayden Young, Will Gould, Chad Warner, Caleb Serong, Trent Bianco, just to name a few. For TH, no panic stations yet, but the round 1 rooks need to appear sooner rather than later. Cheers mate.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Just had a look at the best 22 for all teams.
Not many spots for rookies cheap or dear.

And therein lies the problem…

Derek

It’s a bit like being at Kamp Krusty waiting for Krusty to arrive

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Let's hope we dont get Barney.

Russty_

I'm a bit concerned about it Keen, I have 6 rooks on the field at the moment, 4 of them should start round 1, the others are anyone's guess and there's a lot on the bench there who could be not combatants.
I certainly won't be taking on anyone I don't believe in to make up for it, I think they'll appear when we need them…otherwise we're all stuffed and may as well call the whole thing off lol

Jorg Ancrath

So, Charlie Dixon is locked into F9 for me…

Russty_

That's a bunch o money sittin on the bench there Jorg.

Jorg Ancrath

He's free at F9.

Russty_

I get it now, I'm a bit slow sometimes.

TOPHAWK1

All I can say community is that Lachie Neale is a bloody lock! I am frantically trying to squeeze Conor Rozee into my forward line tonight. Even after getting his head bashed around with Witherden before 3/4 time, he still managed 108SC at 57% TOG. The bloke is a gun and as hard as nails. At $422K, he represents excellent value, and will sure up my forward line. Like previous years, I reckon the forward line is the problem child in 2020. Going slightly lighter down back to get Rozee. TH

COREYSC

Well my midfield has Macrae, Fyfe, Cripps, Bont and Oliver the only way I fit in Neale is getting rid of Fyfe……..is Neale that worth it? So many great options I guess can’t go too far wrong either way

Russty_

I would actually start with Neale Corey and then look to get Fyfe in when you're sure he doesn't play fwd too much or doesn't get injured.

COREYSC

Righto mate, not a bad plan they might rest Titch too also Josh Kelly could miss a few weeks their good future upgrades

Tibor

They’re all good, you can’t go wrong with whatever crew of 5 good mids you grab unless you’re a total tool but that fwd group is just tough. Rozee looks ok but Petracca for me is a fair bit better option at 441. I’m with TH regarding fwds. Considering going very mid heavy with money and any cheap fwd who gets a gig becomes a cash cow, Petracca at F1.

harva

Matt forest famed coach of the 10 BBC blacks is that you

Russty_

Cheers Matty Fozzy…thanks for the report, Port looked pretty good team-wise, for Brissy, Neale was a one man team…crazy stats, I wanted to start with Neale but I want to start with Titch more, the big name guys can be real hard to bring in, it's never as easy as we think it'll be, I know this from experience, you leave a certain guy out initially and think, "I'll get him in soon"…and 14 weeks later he's still not there.
I think from last year though…Neale was vulnerable to a tag, although he still averaged high…he's just one of those accumulators, like Titch.

DEE

Russty are you a Hawthorn supporter? Just wondering mate…. anyways I think it’s safer to start with Neale and then get Titch later on, specially coming off an injury and missing all of 2019. I still don’t think he’s leg is 100 percent healthy. I’ve actually had him in and out of my team Russty, so just like you mate I really want the bloke on my team. I was 50-50… it was either gonna be Neale/Titch. Plus based on yesterday’s performance with 47 disposals, I think Neale answered my question with authority. So hopefully for me I can bring Titch in around Round 7 or 8… Definitely before the bye rounds. Just my thoughts… cheers!

Russty_

Hey DEE, nah I'm a Saints long suffering fan..I see your point, am starting to reconsider now, obviously want them both but makes sense to take the more reliable fit one first. Just have to try to find the money from somewhere now! 🙂

DEE

Very serious question community, Greenwood/Rozee/Petracca. Pick 1 only….

Holty01

Greenwood

gator59

Hi Holty do you want to join me and a few of the others in a Draft League.. Jump in and see who's there .. Only an 8 team league… code is….620828… Cheers Gator

Maverick_

Hi Gator if you have a free spot pop up i'd love to join your draft league.
Cheers mate

gator59

Jump in Mav cheers mate

Maverick_

says I can't join the league gator..
could it be full?

gator59

No it's not full Mav .. Need 3 more teams… code 620828

Shake n bake

Don’t think l can enter on my mobile? Unless l cant see how it’s done?

Maverick_

I can't join on the laptop either Shake im not sure why not.
I enter the code it asks do i want to join jocksjungleland i select yes then says cannot join :/

gator59

It could have something to do with the emails I've sent out from last years league,, But shake should've got an email because he was in the league last year.. I might have to fiddle around with the settings or something like that.. Not unless someone out there has any ideas

Shake n bake

Did it work? Am l in?

gator59

Have another go Mav at joining and see what happens

Shake n bake

Hey gator can you see if l successful entered?

gator59

Jump in shake tour name has not come up

gator59

Nope you still not there shake

hedski

I still can't get back in even though my team name shows up on the home page on the app.

hedski

Ok it is letting me in now, I've dropped 9 players and kept 12, hopefully all good for the draft Thursday night, cheers Gator 👍

hedski

Ok so I went back and had a look and the players I dropped are still in my squad, tried again and saved but still there.
Also in league settings it's saying 12 man teams not 21?
I'm confused.

gator59

It is a 12 player team hedski but I can change the number to a 15 man team if you and the other coaches want.. I spoke to Russty and he said either way he's happy to go with…. I was going to make it a 10 or 12 coach league but the settings won't let me change so it's still an 8 coach League.. I hope this makes sense mate

Jorg Ancrath

Go all three. Forward line is a gamble this year.

DavidC

Yep, I've got them all.

Tibor

Petracca and if you think about it and you’re not sure then pick Petracca and if you think no I want to go in another direction……pick Petracca.

If you think I’m stupid do something else but I’ll pick Petracca. And If enough people think I’m stupid I’ll have Petracca as a POD and laugh at you all.

JohnDJ59

I agree with the history part Holty, but I liked how Petracca improved in the second half of the season last year and I expect him to average more than his starting price this year. Lets face it if we are going to take any gambles this year, the fwd line is the place to do it.

Holty01

hi john. Good to hear from you. Not saying he won’t improve but at that price you need him to be a top 10 forward or it’s a bit of a waste imo. Would rather risk it on Smith or maybe Rozee.

JohnDJ59

Good to hear from you too Holty. I can understand your thinking, at the moment I am moving things around, I had settled on my team, but now I'm worried about the rookies not turning up, so am looking at the mid priced players in the fwd line. Petracca, Rozee, Ceglar, D.Smith and C.Jones are all in the mix for a gig in my team.

Dann

Yes he's flattered to deceive before in pre-season but lets be honest he's never done THIS in pre-season before when it comes to contested possessions no one has ever done this before, & I keep coming back to one thing CONTRACT YEAR!

I basically have a group of 4 fighting it out for 1 spots in my forward line in Greenwood, Petracca, Rozee & Ceglar.

JesterJess

1. Ringa ringa Rozee mate. My sneaky POD. Marsh 1 confimed it. Concussion, so may not play Marsh 2. This kid is awesome. Does't need too much mid time to get points, but if he rolls through there, watch out. Don't think he will score 100+, but 90-100 very likely.
2. GREENWOOD – Will score consistently well, without setting the world on fire. Gold Coast played a sub standard Cats team, however they will be smashed most weeks which will effect his scoring. Should avg enough to be top 8 FWD. A decent pick, but better options for me.
3. PETRACCA – TRAP written all over it. Just don't know if he plays enough mid time to really step up. Dees forward line is still bad so will be needed there. 50/50 split and he's a decent option. Won't regress, just not sure if he progresses enough to be a premo.

Adam

Thoughts Crew !!

Ryan. Houston. Doc. Doedee ? Young. Gould.
Rivers. O’Connor
Neale. Fyfe. Cripps. Yeo. Martin. Rowell.
Pickett. Philp. Valente. Robertson. Budarick
Grundy. Nic Nat. Xerri
Whitfield. Walters. Heeney. Smith
Hill. Rankine. King. Cavarra

45k left

Tibor

Looks ok to me Adam. Different to mine but I reckon I seriously looked at all the main differences you have but went another way for no really important reason. Nothing worse than playing someone who only has about six differences to you so all the best.

The one thing that jumps off the page to me is Heeney for about 60k more than Petracca. I’m a Petracca fan and while he hasn’t dominated yet he hasn’t been poor or disappointing either. Tore it apart in the first Marsh game which really means nothing but the look of him and his fitness level punches his card for me

Good luck

EndoftheWorld

No Robertson? Thought he'd be a good cheap rookie to have this year.

Shake n bake

Congratulations Gawn

Maverick_

Thinking of starting a draft league.. would there be 8-10 people interested in joining? Holty gator russty shake trigg TH NDD…
Im not in one yet and would love to give it a go

Maverick_

I've started an 8 man draft league 7 spots remaining.. 543657 is the code

Russty
Trigg
NDD
Gator
Holty
TopHawk
Shake

please jump in gentleman if you guys aren't interested just yell out and i'll ask others in the community 🙂
draft is sunday coming 8pm
cheers

TRIGGA_HAPPY

in MAV

gator59

In also Mav

Maverick_

Fantastic.. Good too have yas onboard

Shake n bake

I’m having a little trouble entering on the mobile I’ll try on the lap top at home tomorrow Mav

Russty_

I'm in Mav cheers mate, should be fun

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Is there anyway to see who league invites were sent out to?

I had a bit of a look and cant seem to find that anywhwere in leagues.

The Happy Place only has 13 teams so trying work out who is missing.

These regs I know of – can you check your spam/junk and join the happy place

Patch
Moustachio
Rick Grimes
Holty

Last spot just not sure

Jorg Ancrath

Hey Trigga, I'm actually the artist formally known as Rick Grimes. Decided to change up the name, dont even watch TWD anymore. Be keen to join you again tho.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Should have got an email mate with code
Check junk and jump in. 😁

Jorg Ancrath

Ah yep, got it thanks.

Holty01

What is the code mate? I can’t seem to find the email

derek

Lachie Whitfield had an ankle reconstruction in the offseason.

i'm not a doctor, but that doesn't seem like a minor thing.

any up dates on how his preseason is going. GWS don't have much to read on the subject

Maverick_

That’s GWS for you Derek the club never give the public much when it comes to there players injuries & rehab. If you start him he’ll be rested & on limited TOG% and be an underwhelming pick. Don’t start him & he’ll go bananas and average 120 over the first 8 haha

gator59

Hi Mav was your team last year in Jocksjungleland Topgunsx1

Maverick_

yeah It certainly was gator.
I got your email I’m in… although I have absolutely no idea how keeper leagues work…

gator59

You can keep as many players from last years team that you want.. So don't go deleting your players yet or they go straight back into the pool to be drafted

Russty_

Oh you're kidding me Gator?…I thought we could only keep 12, I've already deleted 10.
I'm sure someone said the other day we can only keep 12….shit!

Derek

It should be 12 keepers

gator59

Hi Russty I think you're right by keeping 12.. What I mean is if you delete your side you'll have to redraft

Russty_

Ah ok cheers boys…some of those players I wanted to keep so, good to know they had to go. Does it say anywhere in the settings or rules that it's 12 keepers?

gator59

Yes it does Mate… But how does sound like to have a 15 man team..3/4/1/3/4 to make it more interesting

Russty_

I prefer it with more guys mate but ask the others and see what they think, I'm easy either way.

Russty_

He's playing in this Friday's State of Origin match for the Vics, I'm guessing they wouldn't play him unless he's good to go.

Derek

I think he is fine, been training with main group.

Players who have an interrupted preseason take a bit longer to get going

Not sure how much he missed

Russty_

Hopefully he gets through the State of Origin game unscathed.

derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

The first 5 groups for the JR SURVIVOR GROUPS have been filled.

I have created 2 more groups for people to join.

JR Survivor Div 6 – 894861

JR Survivor Div 7 – 118872

Remember they are GROUPS, not Leagues.

Only 22 (including me) to each group, if full, join the next group or wait for me to open another Division.

PS: a couple of the first 5 groups have a few too many people. if you are in a group with more than 22 (plus me) can you jump to one of the new groups.

gator59

I've jumped into divi 7 Derek

JEL

Tks derek, joined div6

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Hayden Young now in rehab group.

Cross him off you rookie list for playing rd 1. 🙉

KeenButClueless

You can also cross off Doedee. Bone bruising on the knee that had the ACL. Now talking best case as early rounds.

Maverick_

Damn the Backline was already looking thin for rookies I’ll have to reassess my D4 with the news of young

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Well there is two defenders to cross off with Robertson no certainty.

Was gonna go 3-3 in def might have to bring in another midpricer and go with two rooks.

Shake n bake

A lot of teams have Bianco l don’t think he plays early days

KeenButClueless

If we can get an R3 – Cameron, Xerri, De Koning, Sweet, Draper – given the lack of defence rookies, maybe D8 becomes the loophole?

TRIGGA_HAPPY

There's a thought

TRIGGA_HAPPY

My take
Rooks rd 1

None:
Pies
GWS
West Coast
St Kilda
Cats
Hawks
Dogs

Maybe 1
Lions
Port
Blues
Dees
Tigers
Dons

Poss more than 1
Freo
Suns
Swans
North
Crows

So that is 7 teams with no rooks rd 1 and 6 as a maybe with a couple of those under an injury cloud.

Leaves 5 teams who may have possible multiple rooks rd 1.

Bit scary that…. <img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="🙉" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f649.svg"&gt;

Loop

Brander for West Coast is a good chance to play, but I'm not sure about his scoring potential.

DavidC

Might do alright, has been spending some time up on a wing.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

nah

TommyC99

Connor Rozee has popped up as a genuine option in the fwd line. If we get an indication that this mid/fwd alternation is more permanent I like him a lot. Hopefully it’s not just a case of throwing the magnets around and he doesn’t go back to exclusively forward. Looking forward to watching him in ports next Marsh game!

Nuggety

I hear ya mate. Have to say my SA Power supporter mates are calling him their saviour above all others. Probably good enough for me…

Dann

He's a special player, we just need that role to be better than 50/50 mid forward & I think he's atleast a top 10 forward

Northerner

One for the watch list. Van Berlo the mid coach for the Eagles was interviewed. Bailey Williams has had an uninterrupted preseason v Hickey and Vardy who have both had issues. They are committed to using Nic Nat as an impact player with lower TOG. Williams is a chance to get the second ruck role which is more meaningful in this side than other team setups. Oscar Allen is also not fit yet and may miss round 1 who was their other option. Also, Williams played last year in the WAFL as a defender so that’s where he’s available. A potential rookie defender to keep an eye on who may get some meaningful Ruck time.

The Jinx

Thoughts?

Taking a Gamble up fwd this year, hoping Dawson and Rozee will become keepers. Smith could maybe a keeper too, otherwise a good stepping stone.

There's way too much question mark with Gawn, Lycett I think is in his prime or I might be a year or two early.

Pick The Bont over Macrea to start the season. Maybe i just a have man crush with The Bont.

Titch and Doc many will say it's ballsy having them both considering they've missed a whole chunk of footy. Gut says Titch will do just fine, Doc on other hand im still 50/50 about, with 248K still in the bank I either upgrade or downgrade to a cash cow.

Rookies are subject to change before Rnd 1

Back
Daniel, Ryan, Houston
Doc, Brander, McLennan
Gould, Worrell

Mid
Neale, Cripps, Titch, The Bont
Oliver, Rowell, Serong, Rivers
Collier-Dawkins, Williams, Buderick

Ruck
Grundy, Lycett, De Koning

Fwd
Dawson, Rozee, Smith
Bonar, Rankine, King
Davis, Close

248,100 left

DEE

Ryan is injured…

Pumba

What's the injury? First I've heard

Russty_

Hi Jinx, I didn't know Ryan was injured but now I do, thanks to Dee, so he'll have to be replaced…for a bit cheaper you could take Sicily.
McLennan looked a bit crap in the Marsh game the other day, not sure about him…Starcevich looked ok.
If you're prepared to spend 550k on Lycett, I'd consider O'Brien or English instead, will save you some money and both could break out or at least improve, Lycett might have Ladhams to compete with.
Forward line's risky but many of ours will be, and hoping for the best, I'm just not convinced on Bonar.
Another option could be Roberton in for Ryan out, he's been made a part of the leadership group and apparently has been training well in the pre-season.

The Jinx

Thanks TH

Didn't know either Ryan was injured. Since I haven't seen any article/news about his injury he remains in my team for now.

As for rookies, it's pretty much a guessing game who gets a gig for Round 1 and remains in the team long enough ready to cash in. Will keep a close watch for the next two Marsh series.

My forward is very thin, Walters is the only one the interests me, but I'm not willing fork out his starting price. Will see how Bonar goes in the couple Marsh series, North has a few players in the mid that will miss few games at the start of the season. Hoping Bonar will spend more time in the mid and scores well for quick cash.

As for Lycett, I feel he's in his prime. I don't think Ladhams will affect him, with Ryder gone Lycett will do most of the workload in the Ruck.

There's so much hype on Roberton, haven't seen enough of him to convince me. Reminds of last year hype around him.

-The Jinx-

The Jinx

My bad Russty I mean

But thanks for the for thoughts and comment appreciate it.

-The Jinx-

Russty_

No worries Jinx, I haven't found anything about Ryan either so maybe someone got their wires crossed?

Derek

I’m still interested in how Townsend goes at Essendon

choppers

Ryan played in their intra club last Friday…

Half-back Nathan Wilson remains in doubt for round one as he recovers from a toe injury.

The Dockers are set to enter the Marsh Community Series with fourth-year tall Griffin Logue and former forward Brennan Cox as their key defenders.

Luke Ryan, Taylin Duman, Stephen Hill and Reece Conca rounded out their back six what appeared to be an 'A' team in Friday's intraclub hitout.

DEE

My apologies…. I was thinking of Joel Hamling, not Luke Ryan. I got them totally mixed up reading the article couple days ago, sorry to cause any inconvenience community. My bad….