PODCAST | Dr Patch and Mr Hyde: Why I Learnt To Stop Worrying And Love The Chad

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Footy is just DAYS away from resuming and filling a huge sherrin-shaped hole in our lives, and back with it is Patch making Big Dumb Calls like the Big Dumb Human he is. 

Fortunately, Lekdog and Damo are alongside him to give helpful advice about everything you need to know ahead of round one, including which rookies and mid-pricers to jump both on and off and why Patch thinks Harley Bennell should be starting onfield for you this week.

He also makes a shocking confession around his sworn nemesis Chad Wingard – can Patch learn to love and trust again, or will it come back to bite him

What are your trades this week community? How many are you using and who are you targeting?

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Rivo · 10/06/2020 at 07:30

Can’t get them all this week. So this is the plan Pre selections…

Out – Houston, BZT, Roberton, Green & Cavara;
In – Howe, Doedee, Noble, Cameron, Young.

Don’t trust Viney & need to beef up the Defence.

    Lekdog · 10/06/2020 at 09:27


      Rivo · 10/06/2020 at 13:24

      Thanks Lek! With Rivers selected, it may open up an opportunity to bring in Viney also. Going to be a hectic trade window.

Ralph · 10/06/2020 at 09:42

Out – BZT, McBags, NicNat, Andy B & Macpherson
In – Doedee, Neale, Sauce, Bewley & Rozee

God I hate myself for this but as they say, yolo

    Steeeve · 10/06/2020 at 16:33

    NicNat down just to trade out two iffy forwards for two other iffy forwards is a huge call. Wanna hope Doedee can hold up (and bounce back quickly from his long spell on the sidelines).

    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:44


Gibbs · 10/06/2020 at 10:03

Thoughts on Bont to Duncan? Massive sideways trade I know but scared by Bonts next few opponents, steel Deboer etc and with a poor round 1 could drop value very very quickly.

Doing it more because really want Duncan in my team, 120 off the back of 0 preseason, next 3/4 at Gmhba, 0% ownership and has more midfield mins with TK out of the side!

Other option is to do Bont to Viney but not sold on that or of course hold

    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:44

    Duncan POD, I LIKE IT

    Noirlust · 11/06/2020 at 17:11

    Keep him quite, he will be a top 10 this year

The Jinx · 10/06/2020 at 11:22

Bloody rippa fellas, one more sleep and footy is back.

Who's bloody excited!!


    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:44

    So keen

Shake n bake · 10/06/2020 at 11:22

Bennell will play

    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:44

    He will ton up

Choppers · 10/06/2020 at 11:29

And Georgiades has a calf problem…..wait for teams to drop.

    Jace · 10/06/2020 at 14:54

    Dixon should be back in the forward line this week might not score as good anyway?

      Steeeve · 10/06/2020 at 16:31

      Hoping that if he does play it will move Mitch further up the field, could actually benefit him.

Trades · 10/06/2020 at 11:32

Out: McPherson, Brayshaw, BZT, Crisp, A.Taylor(def102k)
In: Hurn, Heeney, Doedee, Gould, Georgiou

    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:45

    Probably go Rivers over Gould

Shake n bake · 10/06/2020 at 13:30

Luke Jackson and Rivers to play

    derek · 10/06/2020 at 14:43

    NDD was right on the money with his call on Rivers

      TOPHAWK1 · 10/06/2020 at 19:36

      I listened to Neil. Grabbed rivers before round one. One trade saved. Very pleased.

        demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 22:46

        Glad to help TH wonder if he is related to Jarrad?

    Holty01 · 10/06/2020 at 14:49

    And Bennell as well. Bloody risky but will slot into my team as not much else around. Plus @ 123k cant really criticise it.

      FearTheBeard · 10/06/2020 at 15:37

      You reckon Bennell or the Swans dude that scored 80 already?

        Holty01 · 10/06/2020 at 17:23

        Already have McInerney. But if I had to pick 1, I’d go McInerney and wait and see with Bennell

          Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:45


      demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 19:14

      very tempted to pick Bennell early with my last trade Rivers' short game is something to see,doesn't waste a possy unlike Viney who, though he gets it a lot sprays it . Bennell almost worth starting onfield with the E on another gem. in BROWN

    demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 15:34

    Weideman being squeezed out Shake Could he end up at collingwood ,talented player mate

      Shake n bake · 10/06/2020 at 15:53

      would Jackson effect Gawns scores Neil?

        demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 19:05

        not a hope ,will play mainly forward

Shake n bake · 10/06/2020 at 13:41

Omeara won’t play this week

    derek · 10/06/2020 at 14:42

    good for the Chad

      Shake n bake · 10/06/2020 at 15:53

      not for Hawks

FearTheBeard · 10/06/2020 at 13:47

Heeney or Rozee?

    Steeeve · 10/06/2020 at 16:31

    Neither will be consistent but both tantalising. I really think Rozee will get more time up the ground, and he's cheaper.

      derek · 10/06/2020 at 17:16

      Rozee won't get the center bounces he got round 1 when Wines is back

    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:46

    Heeney, his PPM barely change between forward and mid

derek · 10/06/2020 at 14:51


The JR Survivor groups are GO.

For some reason, the groups are a little uneven.

We have 4 teams to many in Division 3, and not enough in Division 7.

Code for Division 7 is 118872

If you are in Div 3, can you jump across to Div 7

That will still leave 3 places to fill in Div 7. Code 118872 if anyone who hasn't already joined to jump in.

    Choppers · 10/06/2020 at 15:18

    I can move my team over to Div7 is that helps.

Choppers · 10/06/2020 at 15:20

Done. Banchang Barflys is now in Div.7

Steeeve · 10/06/2020 at 16:30

Wish I had a dozen trades this week, would use em all and still complain.

For now settled on the following.
Josh Dunkley, Andrew Brayshaw, Brandon Starcevich, Brandon Zerk-Thatcher, Ben Cavarra
Jeremy Howe, Hugh Greenwood, Stephen Hill, Brett Bewley, Mitchell Georgiades

Love Dunkley but this could be the third year straight he's started slowly before exploding. Hoping I can get him on the cheap in a month or so. Instead of Viney, I'm bringing in Hugh Greenwood who can swing forward and be a keeper.
Brayshaw just isn't on the park enough. Don't think Bewley will be a keeper either but swapping them gives me some cash.
Then I can cut the three rookies who underperformed for one who did (Georgiades), a steal in Jeremy Howe and Stephen Hill who would have been in all our round one teams if not for yet another injury.

Ideally I'd wait one more week on Hill but I'll possibly want to bring in Bennell and Rivers/D Cameron next week so might as well take the punt this week and make sure I can get everyone I want.

Maybe most controversial is who I'm keeping. For one, Dylan Roberton. Bloke hasn't played in forever and we know he has the ceiling if he can find his form again. Would rather give him a chance than let a high-price Def rookie waste away on the bench. Also Tom Green. If he doesn't get a gig I will make some money moving him to Bennell or Rivers. Finally, I had Jade Gresham lay an egg than bust his leg in round one. I'm backing him in to bounce back as the season goes on and be a top-10 forward. Would much rather give up Brayshaw than Gresham — was never big on Brayshaw but got suckered in by preseason hype.

Would love to know your thoughts. Good to be back into it!

    derek · 10/06/2020 at 17:23

    I'm holding Roberton this week, watch how he and Doedee go. easy trade if he doesn't pass the eye test

    i'd keep Starcevich if he is named. i'm not in a rush to get Hill with his injury problems.

      Steeeve · 10/06/2020 at 21:03

      Definitely will and maybe Green to Bennell in that case

        Russty_ · 10/06/2020 at 21:38

        Think Giorgeasses has a calf injury steve.

          Steeeve · 11/06/2020 at 11:36

          Thanks mate yep monitoring that one closely, would probably bring in Stephen Hill up forward in that case. Keep Starcevic (DPP) and trade out Green for Bennell.
          Bringing in Bennell and Stephen Hill, what could go wrong??

      Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:47

      I'm torn on Roberton…might have to move him to make upgrades elsewhere

        Steeeve · 11/06/2020 at 11:37

        He was first out my side after round one but with the dearth of rookies it's hard to pass up on a bloke who has averaged 90 before (multiple times). Happy to let one bad game slide. If it had to be a stinker, at least it was round one and will drop out of his price calculation soon.

derek · 10/06/2020 at 17:47


Round 2 will be the first elimination round.

The 2 lowest scores in round 2, in each division will have their supercoach flame extinguished by the SC Gods.

Unless you have the immunity necklace from Round 1.

Round 2 Immunity:

Div 1 – Rusty (2341)
Div 2 – Hawkers33 (2254)
Div 3 – Holt (2273)
Div 4 – BigKevsBoys (2306)
Div 5 – The Premium Squad (2319)
Div 6 – Jolly Jels (2303)
Div 7 – The Superstarrias (2281)

Rule Update:

The two lowest scores each week from each division will be eliminated each round (rounds 2 – 11) unless you have immunity.

The remaining teams after round 11 will merge into the Champion or Champions group, where 4 teams per week will face elimination (immunity same as early rounds).

Round 17 will be the GF for the surviving teams.

Div 7 currently has a few spots left for any late entries: Group Code 118872

Good luck everyone

    Choppers · 10/06/2020 at 18:12

    So by moving my team from Div3 to Div 7 as suggested, I lose the Immunity. OK onwards and upwards……

      dontblushbaby · 10/06/2020 at 18:51

      Thanks again Derek for doing this , best wishes for the 'Bundeena Bunnies' mate

      Holty01 · 10/06/2020 at 19:06

      How do you lose ur immunity?

        Derek · 10/06/2020 at 21:01

        Only lasts one week

    JEL · 10/06/2020 at 23:30

    Thanks for organizing this again derek.

    I should frame this…. probably my only ever immunity. πŸ™‚

    Noirlust · 13/06/2020 at 11:42

    Pretty sure I scored 2290 in round one. DIV 7

    Just saying…


TommyC99 · 10/06/2020 at 18:05

Hey guys,

Havent really had the urge to log back into SC since footy got announced to start back up again, but after reading a few comments on here its gotten me excited again!
Logged into my team and too my surprise am pretty content. This is how it looks:

82k in the bank
Def: Laird, doch, Robbo, Noble, BZT, Brander (Starcevich, Gould)
Mid: Macrae, Neale, Cripps, Oliver, Cogs, Rowell, Green, Pickett (Mcinerney, D Robbo, Buderick)
Ruc: Grawndy (loop)
Fwd: Whit, Dusty. Trac, D Smith, Taylor, Cavarra (B Davis, M King)

Cavarra to Sturt already locked in (pending sturt is fit). Seen a lot of noise around offloading Robbo and BZT in def. Robbo – Doedee would be an easy switch but can we expect doedee to hit the ground running off the back of an injury?

Any thought on potential trades are much appreciated!

    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:48

    Doedee should have a relatively free role, intercepting in defence…but i'll wait and see on him

      Steeeve · 11/06/2020 at 11:43

      Imagine how free he'd be if they still had Lever… or Keath… or Phil Davis… or Gunston… or old Nathan Bock

Kanga · 10/06/2020 at 18:07

Help a guy out please fellas
Got myself in a bind, feel i need to make 5 trades.
Current team with $181 in bank
DEF> Houston, Doch, Robert, Noble, BAT, Starcev, (Z.Guthrie, Brander)
MID> Fyfe, Cripps, Bont, Conig, Dusty, Rowell, Picket, McInnerney, (Anderson, Green, Brown)
RUC> Grundy, Gawn, (Conroy)
FWD> Whitfield, Walters, Heeney, KKP, Georgie, Taylor, (M.King, Buderick)

OK, so thinking…..
Gutherie Rivers
BZT Doedee
Green Bennell
Georgie Danger, (Dusty fwd) or Hurn, (Brander fwd)
Gawn (for cash reason) Jacobs

thoughts please. Really struggling

    dontblushbaby · 10/06/2020 at 22:04

    Kanga, we need to wait until the teams drop , i'm sure there will be some surprises

Shake n bake · 10/06/2020 at 18:08

I think Gould is a chance this week

L G · 10/06/2020 at 18:08

Is Darcy Fort in the same conversation as Ben Long ?
Has a defined role, Job security ?

    DavidC · 11/06/2020 at 07:54

    Fort doesn't have job security, Long might.

      Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:48

      Long also has a more friendly SC role

TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/06/2020 at 19:05


Time for a Harley ride. <img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="😎" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f60e.svg"&gt;
Spot on the money NDD with rivers bonus def rookie! Noice.

    TOPHAWK1 · 11/06/2020 at 08:32

    Bloody rippa Trigga!! Neil's blood is worth bottling. I started with Rivers as well. A juicy trade saved. I have one spare trade left now. I want to go early on a rook since so many are appearing so quickly. Is it time to rev up the Harley and bring him in now? I fear it could be a burnt trade as those calves could just go ping again and he is back in the hut. But what if he stays fit for a month or two? Risk vs reward. You going to bring him in Trigga? I am bloody tempted. Cheers. TH

      demonsdelights · 11/06/2020 at 17:35

      Was thinking about your team TH and you are spot on .Whilst not everyone will need to trade agressively ,you will and none better than HARLEY . POTATO POTATO,POTATO (That's my Harley reving up,just like harley Bennell } Pick him TH ,,I am going early on him 123k for a no. 2 pick, will do me Good luck bud NDD

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 11/06/2020 at 17:58

      got my 5 sorted hawk so will give harls a week see how he goes pulls up and pull the trigga next week

mick · 10/06/2020 at 20:40

I'm reading some crazy stuff here. It looks like a lot of you guys might have cabin fever after the lockdown.
Here's a little reminder based around some golden rules
Don't trade in Bennell yet. at least see if he can finish a real game
Don't trade in Rivers yet unless you're looking at a donut
Don't trade Dunkley to Heeney just because 1 bad game from Dunks coincided with a great game from Heeney (this one's for me, if I write it down here I wont lose it)
Do trade Brayshaw to Heeney. you never should have listened to the hype and started a bloke from a club with such fluid team structure (also for me)
Do trade Roberton to Howe. FFS mate the bloke's heart came from cash converters and it runs on radio vaccum tubes. Make note to find out what I was smoking when I selected Roberton.
Do sideways trade a rookie who played rnd 1 and scored less than 50 if he isn't selected rnd2
Do check what scores the predicted price increases and drops are based on.
Don't forget that it's only round 2

    demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 23:13

    I would agree with most of those,bit rough on Robbo though. The dees have Darren Burgess as their fitness freak and it was totally his call on Bennell He wouldn't have been selected unless 100%. and that's good enough for me,,proved he can play ,rookie priced and exactly what the dees need. Rivers should have been in from the start ,you will find the dees defenders trust his disposal better than anyone and that will only increase His JS went up with Hore going down now only has joel smith to contend with Will move into the mids later in his development Wouldn't surprise to see him lead the team one day NDD

Ando · 10/06/2020 at 20:49

Do we think Howe can at least match Laird for the rest of the season?

    Lekdog · 11/06/2020 at 10:49

    Probably doesn't match him, but should be closeish

demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 20:49

I ride a harley so it's an omen .was at the club hairdresser earlier and everyone was super happy with the ins. All 3 will be great for the dees As i said months back,Rivers will be the pick of the recruits,still believe that NDD

    gator59 · 10/06/2020 at 21:14

    Or are you trying to lead us up shit creek without a paddle with the Rivers

      Russty_ · 10/06/2020 at 21:34

      I didn't know Harley Davidson made mobility scooters πŸ˜‰

        gator59 · 10/06/2020 at 22:02

        They did Russty with training wheels

          demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 22:39

          abbott and costello teaming up again made me laugh anyhow, Watch Rivers' torps if he kicks out ,been kicking goals from the center circle at training like Gehrig , remember him lads

        TOPHAWK1 · 11/06/2020 at 08:44

        Hahahahahaha!!!! Thats gold. Is it worth the risk to burn a trade by picking Bennell! What if he stays on the park for a month or two? The bloke will be worth $450 K in no time! I reckon the pain for coaches will be worse if you dont pick him and he goes to $450K then picking him and he goes down like a sack of sh-it. LOL I probably wont go early on him but just see how he goes this week. If he gets through the match unscathed, he will be coming in next week Russty. Cheers TH.

mick · 10/06/2020 at 21:30

The swans injury update had a very negative outlook for Naismith.
Will Darcy Cameron play 5-6 games or is he out as soon as Cox gets fit?

    Russty_ · 10/06/2020 at 22:03

    Reckon a lot will depend on Cameron's first 2 games Mick, if he duds it Cox comes straight back in, if he plays strong and has a good influence on the game, not bringing Cox straight back doesn't hurt that much, he's not exactly a gun or their forward line saviour at 29 years of age.

      mick · 10/06/2020 at 22:15

      thanks mate. Cameron played a gun game in JLT for 120+ I think so with a bit of luck we can send that yank back home.
      I have Naismith R2 and tossing up between Pittonet who should play at least 12 and Cameron as cover. started xerri

    Derek · 10/06/2020 at 22:58

    Cameron won’t stay if Cox fit

    Have a close look at Pittonet this week. Should have the first tuck at Carlton for while and the blues next 4 games are good

      TRIGGA_HAPPY · 10/06/2020 at 23:54

      Baptism of fire up against a fully fit Maxy. 😬

Dean · 10/06/2020 at 21:31

Are people trading Georgiades or hold him?

    Russty_ · 10/06/2020 at 22:04

    If he has a calf issue you'd have to get rid of him wouldn't ya?…who knows how long that could take.

    gator59 · 10/06/2020 at 22:17

    I'm holding Dean.. Have you got bench cover

    demonsdelights · 10/06/2020 at 22:41

    I am holding also Dean Really not a lot on offer

    JEL · 10/06/2020 at 23:40

    Depends on what other rookies go missing in the FWD line.
    I'll keep him and use the trade elsewhere if I can get enough players on the park.

Holty01 · 11/06/2020 at 08:42

Panic stations. Game tonight and still have no idea what my trades are going to be.

    gator59 · 11/06/2020 at 09:58

    You'll be right Holty, you need a clairvoyant and a heap of voodoo dolls for the rest of us

      Holty01 · 11/06/2020 at 11:31

      Lol. Think I’m set now. Has to pull out a pen and paper to work it all out. Much happier with my team as well.

TelescopicCox · 11/06/2020 at 10:15

Thoughts on the best option?

OUT – BZT, McAsey, Cavarra, MacPherson
IN – Gould, Rivers, Fort, Viney (via DPP)

OUT – BZT, McAsey, Cavarra, MacPherson
IN – Rivers, Doedee, Ceglar, Bennell (Via DPP)

OUT – BZT, McAsey, MacPherson, Dunkley
IN – Rivers, Stewart, Neale, Bennell

demonsdelights · 11/06/2020 at 11:02

C has the best ins and A the best outs but forced probably C still like Dunks though NDD

Mitch is Back · 11/06/2020 at 11:26

Some tough decisions this week, and having so many trades available only increases the number of options.

Thinking at this stage-

OUT – Dunkley, Roberton, Mead, Gould
IN – McInterney, Hurn, Sturt, Heaney

Still relying on one of Williams (WC), Brander or Zerk to get a game this week in defence.

Good luck to all this week.

    DavidC · 11/06/2020 at 12:53

    Maybe trade Zerk instead of Roberton who will at least be playing. There is also Rivers confirmed for a debut.

    DavidC · 11/06/2020 at 13:46

    Zerc has been suspended so he won't be playing.

Big Maxy · 11/06/2020 at 12:14

How many trades do we get next week? Back to 2 as usual?

    JEL · 11/06/2020 at 12:26

    Yep, back to 2

Connor · 11/06/2020 at 12:25

Thoughts on trading Sicily > Howe to free up some cash for moves elsewhere?

Shake n bake · 11/06/2020 at 13:23

Zerk out

Connor · 11/06/2020 at 13:42

OUT – BZT, MacPherson, Brayshaw, Cavarra
IN – Rivers, Howe (via DPP), D.Smith, Sturt

$135,000 remaining

Or I can also trade Green > Bennell and get Heeney!

Thoughts appreciated!!

    Connor · 11/06/2020 at 13:43

    Would leave my Noble at D6 but my forward line with 4 rookies on field (Sturt, Taylor, Brander & Budarick)

Choppers · 11/06/2020 at 14:19

Another Forward rookie confimed…..Tom Berry (FWD) from Brisbane Lions to get a run against Freo…

Tbag86 · 11/06/2020 at 14:20

Need some community guidance – need to punt a premium defender to free up my cash and upgrade across the board.

I’ll be upgrading Robertson to Howe in DEF.

But do I turf –
– Sicily
– Laird


    Swans2012 · 11/06/2020 at 17:37

    Surely neither

TommyC99 · 11/06/2020 at 15:25

Whas everyone doing with Dylan Roberton?

    Swans2012 · 11/06/2020 at 17:36


      Swans2012 · 11/06/2020 at 18:40

      Scratch that lol

        Russty_ · 11/06/2020 at 19:09

        Hehe DUMP! πŸ˜‰

SunburyShane · 11/06/2020 at 16:44

Community! I've all but locked in the below trades

B.Smith, BZT Yeo, Cavarra to Doc, Howe, Neale, Sturt….but I need to make a 5th to afford it (I had $200K bank to start the year in case of an emergency)

Best option to free up the cash to make this trade:
A – Roberton to Rivers
B – Brayshaw to Bewley
C – Swap Howe with Rivers, and get Brayshaw to Viney instead

    mick · 11/06/2020 at 17:29

    I think Brodie Smiths score came from less than 2 quarters then he got crunched. He was on track to go 110+

      Swans2012 · 11/06/2020 at 17:36

      Brodie is top of my never again list

    Swans2012 · 11/06/2020 at 17:29

    B for bewley

Swans2012 · 11/06/2020 at 17:48

Brayshaw to long or bewley, or squeeze them both in for an all out mid price madness season.
I’m tempted on both, especially with a few debut rookies this week as potential get out of jail downgrades next couple weeks

dontblushbaby · 11/06/2020 at 17:48

Laitham Vandermerer FWD/Mid 124k from the Bulldogs has been picked to play, coach presented him his jumper today

dontblushbaby · 11/06/2020 at 17:50

Ollie Wines won't play this week , no one has him anyway

Chaddy · 11/06/2020 at 18:08

BZK too noble?!

Brayshaw to who?! Or hold?!

    Russty_ · 11/06/2020 at 19:12

    Brayshaw you could go to Rozee or Long, they're all risky though, bzerk to Noble or Rivers…or swap Brander back if forward.

Maverick_ · 11/06/2020 at 18:17

here…. we…. go…. fellas…


are howe viney and noble worth grabbing?

I have BZK brayshaw and starcevich to deal with…

not ideal looking at 2-3 trades this week

    Russty_ · 11/06/2020 at 19:11

    Hi Mav, Noble is for sure I reckon, the other 2 not for me…yet, but Howe's been popular, I'm avoiding Viney

Billioux · 11/06/2020 at 22:26

Well. Howe in Tick. Noble..mmm, And how important are the C picks going to b now.

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