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Best 18 applies for round three

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The Herald Sun has announced this week’s Supercoach round will use the scores from the best 18 players on the field for round three following the rescheduling of Essendon and Melbourne’s game.

The Essendon and Melbourne game will be played as part of the next block of games, meaning the two clubs will play five games when the AFL releases the next fixture.

The round Essendon and Melbourne play a second game in will count both games as part of the rounds scores, similar to double game weeks in Supercoach BBL.

Players who are listed as emergencies in your side will come onto the field if there is a donut to cover, but if you have Marc Pittonet on the bench with Grundy and Goldstein onfield, you will NOT get his score as there is no donut on the line to cover.

Using the top 18 scorers follows the precedent set by the AFL following the death of Phil Walsh.

In other news, Eddie Betts is the single greatest player to ever play Australian rules football. GO BLUES!

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Lekdog

Go Blues.

holty01

Bang Bang

hedski

My cats suck ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ

Dazz

We are the Navy Blues
We are the old dark navy Blues
We’re the team that never lets you down
We’re the only team all Carlton knows.

With all the champions
They like to send us
We’ll keep our ends up
And they'll know that they've been playing
Against the famous old dark blues

holty01

Awesome work Patch and Lek. Cheers for keeping us informed.

holty01

Hi community. The bit where it says Melb vs Ess will count both scores for the round, how does that work? Say Gawn gets 140 and 150, does that mean he scores 290 for the round?

hedski

I think so, will be a good week to captain him.

demonsdelights

Exactly what it means if you dont have players from melb.or ess you get nothing in that game ndd

Mikee

Thank you mates but yes how exactly will the scores count??? <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/><img src="https://tinyurl.com/wwct4y8&quot; width="1"/>

Kangaz

Can we get x2 from gawn as captain from 2 games. Easy 500+ points ;-D

Northerner

That’s how it works in BBL

Northerner

Even Grundy to Gawn sideways for that week makes sense.

demonsdelights

but then you have to get him back another trade. that's where the advantage comes in

TelescopicCox

Is Pitto a must have? Missed out on him in order to move Kelly to Fyfe instead. Only issue would be using 2 trades to get him, and have him at R3 behind Grawndy

Shake n bake

Best 18 scoring: with the postponement of the ess v melb match, best 18 scoring rules apply. Your team scores points for your best 18 players ( top 18 players) selected in your starting 22 only, from any position (including any emergency required)

Jorg Ancrath

Need Naismith back on the track so I can turn he and Pittonet into Gawn for his double game week.

Daz

I traded in Petracca this week for Houston using Brander to swing back Saturday Arvo, that sucks. It seems if you have alot of Melbourne, Essendon players you're either trading or screwed. Most people now will trade in these players in time for there double scores. Hardly seems fair for those having Gawn, Petracca, Oliver, Viney, McGrath, Rivers, Bennell and Co. Season gone

John

I agree Daz, Herald Sun mentions teams hurt now will have the edge when the double round is played but I can see a lot of teams bringing in the players you’ve just mentioned as a free boost in points, so essentially if your light in Ess/Melb players now you win, and then you’ll win again once the game is played, their not factoring in the teams being created now as we speak I’m guessing full of Essendon and Melbourne players just for that one week, much like the “bye” teams we’ve seen in the past as well. I suppose there was always going to be winners and losers coming out of this, the one positive is I don’t get Whitfields score now, but with Gawn as a unique in the leagues that matter to me I’m still somewhat disappointed.

TOPHAWK1

Good morning community! Traded in Bennell and Pittonet this week. Bennell gets a week's rest which will do him good, and Pittonet after 134 and 137 SC last night will make some enormous cash now. Despite all the carnage, I am actually having a decent round for a change. I have 22 active players so 4 turds will be wiped. (Prickfield's 8 is one of them. Thank fark for that) I am sitting on 1705 with Rowell, Budarick, Doedee, and Sturt to come. How are others travelling this round? Cheers, TH

holty01

Ok Hawk. I have Petracca Gawn Smith Bennell and Rivers but will still manage to have 20 playing. Might get to 1850+ if I’m lucky

Hero

Non emergency Benched players should count in top 18 as coaches players would have put them on field if known at start of round

holty01

This double points week for Melb and Ess players seems very unfair. I agree that owners should be awarded but why not just simply take their best score from their 2 matches that week? Will still advantage all those owners and will ultimately prevent everyone trying to bring them in for double points.

DavidC

Thought the same, agree 100%. As it is now I will probably be bringing in Petracca and Bennell for next week and then saving up to get Gawn at right moment.

silversovereign

Totally unfair. I’ve got 7 bombers and dees players. Plus dusty and baker out, leaving me with only 18 players to field including Whitfield. Fantasy football is awarding bombers and dees players their average, which is a much better approach.

Swans2012

When I heard the game was off I assumed they would just give the players there price average. Best 18 works I think, and surely double scores can’t be counted in the same week, best of the 2 I can see working. They will come to there senses. Let’s keep in mind this may be the first of many schedule changes.

holty01

Indeed Swans. Can’t imagine there won’t be another postponed game during the season. Only takes 1 individual to do the wrong thing.

mick

worst score is fairer

mick

Everybody is impacted in some way so donuts is perfectly fair. Awarding them their average after 2 games would be totally unfair because some of them played against total spuds in 1 game.
All those complaining that they wont get Bennells or River's score are nuts you should be happy that those spuds wont be dragging you down.
Stop crying about it

FearTheBeard

Well I was on for an easy win. Now elbow deep.

We both have D Smith & Bennell.

He's had Grundy as captain. I have Gawn with the C (he don't have Gawn) along with Rivers, Petracca, Viney, Rivers. OUCH.

I better get a double wammy next week to even this up. Cover isn't fair for that much $ missing in a head2head.

Fono

Dang. Wish I had of put the C on Neale instead of Gawn. Should I take Grundy's V score or roll the dice with…
TU: Rowell (or Brayshaw or Laird)
TD: Take Grundy's 103

Derek

I was worried about having 3 donuts on my field, traded out Oliver to Dangerfield 3 mins before game started. Toss up between danger and Cripps.

Dangers stunk

Oliver will get a double game week

I missed out on getting Sturt

And only best 18 count. Went from looking at winning all 9 leagues as 8 if them had Whitfield I I didn’t, to struggling to win any.

At least the Hawks won and the Cats lost.

Derek

Had Brown on bench without the E. That will cost me a win against Shake

Shake n bake

Lucky to have the e on brown now Bennell is out. Only the 1 trade l did this week was dusty to Simpkin.

Shake n bake

I think my bottom 4 drop out if so that’s Whitfield 8 Taylor 44 Pickett 50 and king 51. Am l right?

Derek

It will come down to Luckious vs Sturt

TOPHAWK1

Danger is past his best. Been saying it for weeks now. Got to back in the young guys. This season is a friggin lottery. Just got to ride that rollercoaster. Good luck for today Derek. TH

Derek

I agree. It was panic yesterday and I didn’t think it through enough. I thought as a one off he would be ok against Carlton at Geelong.

Can’t wait to get rid of him now.

TOPHAWK1

I understand it mate. I had a panic attack too yesterday when I found out Mc Inerney was a late out. I punted him for Bennell! Then 2 hours later Conor Mc Kenna decided to test positive for Covid-19. Bennell a bench warmer instantly. Its like punching at shadows at the minute. Cheers. TH

Matt

What about SuperCoach Draft???

Lekdog

Seems like it was just 'bad luck', very ahrd to solve a problem given all of the different league setups

mick

what happens if i leave the C on Gawn?

Neverweaken

Just to check. I have 18 scoring players on field. Plus 2 emergencies that cover non playing players. Noble for Rivers and Brown for Viney or Robertson. If my emergency scores better than one of the 18 onfield I get the emergencies score??

hedski

Yep ๐Ÿ‘

Jorg Ancrath

At $108k, Budarick is proving to be a fine money spinner.

Shake n bake

Only played him because Smith was out

The Jinx

I don't know how they are going to make this fair.
All I can suggest is that, they treat it as a bye and return Supercoaches their trades they made for this round who brought in Essendon and Melbourne players.

That would mean those who brought in Dons and Demons players will have an extra trade or two than most.

Jorg Ancrath

Or we just get on with it. It might not be fair, but that's life. I was cruising in my h2hs with no Whitfield. Now I'm not and my trade of Macpherson to Petracca looks dumb as. But not gonna complain.

The Jinx

Not that I'm complaining at all. It is what is, whatever Supercoach decides just have to cop it in the chin and move on.

Derek

I think in The other form of the game, they are taking first 3 round averages for the Melbourne and Essendon players

Finnius

I won't have any premium forward in my scores this week ! (Martin, Whitfield, Smith and Petracca) – shows how much of a lottery this year is. Just got to stop complaining and enjoy the rollercoaster I think. Normal strategy goes out the window and I'm going to have a lot fun messing around with extra trades etc. this year :))

TOPHAWK1

Hi Finnius. This is going to be a crazy season! I am just going to have fun with it and see where I end up. Started very slowly this season but slowly working back into it after a decent round this week. Good luck with the season Fin. Cheers TH

Finnius

Very much so TH – you too. I started slowly as well, unfortunately, with a bit of bad luck – but I think it will be easier to come back quickly this year more than most. Going to use plenty of early trades I think.

Unfortunately, I've lost access to my intense database account this year :((

gator59

I think SC should award the average score of the round to all coaches until it's all clear to start all clubs again into full rounds .. Trades are important and all will be trying to load up on these two clubs to get double points.. I can see a lot of early season finishes to a lot of coaches if they don't hold there trades.. Good Luck to all

TOPHAWK1

Hi Gator. Your idea would be a little boring. Lets just roll with the ups and downs and keep playing through the adversity. Is a lottery for all coaches. Cheers. TH

gator59

As I say TH a lot of coaches are going to run out of trades

demonsdelights

I wouldn't pick players i dont want to keep and that's TRACCA and Merrett ,though Merrett is only a slim chance. .Agree after last year we need to still watch trades, Ceglar is interesting.

Derek

Ceglar is very interesting

Rucks are scoring massive this year, just look at some of their scores.

Even English and Jacobs scored well

Pman

Just logged onto SC and note Sturt on 0 points half way through 2nd QTR, is he playing?

gator59

Yes and doing SFA.. Zero Possies

Pman

Cheers, hopefully he's not a one hit wonder like Marlon Pickett appears to be.

gator59

Agree Pman

gator59

My 8 from Whitfield may come into play.. Sturt Weak as Pi%&

TOPHAWK1

That Travis Boak is a machine. On the watch list he goes.

Pman

I'm considering a sideways swap of Danger to Boak this week which hopefully will be only trade used depending on injuries/selections.

Pman

He's a great POD too being in less than 2% of teams and has been pretty consistent last few years. Very tempting..

TOPHAWK1

If Dusty fails to come up for round 4, then Dusty straight switch to Boak.

gator59

Looking good TH 82 points at half time in that weather

TOPHAWK1

He is dominating. Tearing Freo and Sturt a new one.

Kangaz

Sturt went on the bench after doing nothing. Lmao

TOPHAWK1

Off injured. LOL

TOPHAWK1

WTF is going on with Sam Turt……I mean Sturt. Bloody useless first half. Done SFA. Pull your head out of your Sturt!

Kangaz

Ryan and sturt my be what gives me a come from behind win.

Pman

Glad I didn't pull the trigger and on Rozee and went for Sympkin instead this week, Rozee on 10 points at half time. Could be a good pick up in a few weeks once price bottoms out though.

Derek

Wines changed the Port midfield.

Boat, Rocky and now Wines at nearly all center bounces. Rozee and Houston nowhere to be seen

Houston playing in defence when Port are going well isn’t good, doesn’t see enough of it

Kangaz

Sturt has a possession fml

Pman

And now he's been carried off the ground injured…a lot of us (myself included) have burned a trade this week!

Billioux

Strange days indeed! As mentioned, a few times, above. Surely 2 x points is simple over the top. Best score of the two games is the logical result.

Holty01

Gee traded out Petracca and bought in Rozee. Haven’t seen him play this year but all raving about him. He looks bloody useless. Right now would of been better holding the trade and take Taylor’s score. Hopefully the hype is true and can do something in this 2nd half against a very average side

Kangaz

Sturt now out injured. His night is done. Well deserved break lol

gator59

Geez I may get Sturts 9 instead of Whitfields 8.. Happy days

Derek

I don’t have Whitfield and I don’t have Sturt, but nearly all of my opponents do, but they won’t count in best 18. Could have been a big chance to have some wins and gain some rank.

Derek

Pretty happy with the Dusty to Fyfe trade

Russty_

Nice score this week Derek, should bump you up the ladder a bit.

Mitch is back

Could have been a big score this week, probably going to finish with 2100, with Gawn, DSmith, Bennell not playing, and just 18 scores counting.

Kangaz

Lol i have 17 after emergencies and will get about 1600

Kangaz

Lost by 10 points. FML

Pman

What a bizarre round! How did everyone score? I have an adjusted score of 2117 which has seen me win all my leagues so happy on that front but not sure whats to be considered a good or even par score for this round?

Mitch is back

That’s a great score, haven’t seen better umongst my leagues.

Anything over 1950 would be considered a good score IMO. Average scores range significantly between 1700-1900.

Russty_

Nice score Pman, only 1885 here but still got up in 6 out of 10 leagues surprisingly enough, I think anything 1900 ish or over is good this week, 2100 to 2200 is top tier

NoLanguage96

Ended up on 1998 pretty happy considering all the carnage. Neale as skipper was the saviour

Connor

Was at work when best 18 was announced, got Pickett (50) and Sturt (11) instead of Brown (80) and Brander (75)!! Cost me 2000+

Derek

2056 Jumped me up rankings a bit

Didn’t have Whitfield, Rozee or Sturt, could have Really taken a big jump as many teams would have been taking their scores.

TelescopicCox

Scored a 1940 which just pushed me to top 20k, which I'm still not happy about. Missed out on Pittonet but got Fyfe instead for Kelly, which is a win. Being let down by Danger & Bont, and not having Neale, but my mid pricers in Doedee, Bewley & Lukosius are tracking nicely.

Seriously considering Bont & Danger to Pittonet & Neale, however that leaves me $150K behind other coaches who already have those guys

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Scorpions bound to leap up the leader board.
Punched out a 2200 + with 18 players!

To put that into perspective that is well over 115 for each player! BANG.

Needless to say didnt win that match up. <img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="๐Ÿ™„" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f644.svg"&gt;

JohnDJ59

Hey Russty, that was a close one in Holy Grail League, 1883 to 1885, I thought capt Fyfe might get me over the line, but it wasn't meant to be.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

And I got him by 4 in magnificent 7.
Lol.

How does that bridesmaid dress fit Rust?

Russty_

Hey John sorry about that mate, another few points from Rozee and you were home, pretty disappointing from him today, reckon he'll bounce back otherwise we flick him.
Trigga 4 points…you'll keep mate!

TRIGGA_HAPPY

No thanks to bloody long.
Geez I thought he was on this year. So precise. Shame really.

That one just didn't work out.
You win some you loose some
Take the cash and punt me reckons.

Russty_

Yeah Trig Long has been a flop but we can't get em all right, one thing I won't be doing is stacking my side with Demons and bombers, bugger that..maybe 1 ๐Ÿ˜‰

JohnDJ59

I'm tempted to flick him this week Russty, Wines coming back in has changed his role.

Russty_

Yeah understandable John, he was rarely sighted and has probably hit max price now, Sturt was a bit duddy also, one hit wonder maybe. My Sturt, Whitfield and Rozee scores didn't count, you were unlucky there bud.

JohnDJ59

I've had B.Smith from the bulldogs on my watchlist from the start, seems to be getting his time in the middle, I could do a straight swap.

Russty_

Yeah he looks good and Simpkin about the same price.

JohnDJ59

Looking at my team I really need some cash generation, so as much as I would like to get B.Smith in, I'm thinking of Butler from the Saints, what do you think of him Russty.

Russty_

Hey John, I think he's gone great the last 2 weeks, I was real close to bringing him in instead of Long a few weeks ago, wish I did now, he seems to be coming into his own at the Saints, whether he can maintain it or not is anyone's guess mate.

JohnDJ59

Thanks Russty, I'll probably get him in, he's gone up heaps already, but he can still make at least another 100k in the next three rounds, then I'll see if it's worth keeping him, or move him on for Walters or B.Smith or whoever looks the goods.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Feel sorry for you NDD and your demons.

Could have been any team playing the bombers.

Just unlucky. <img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="๐Ÿ‘Ž" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f44e.svg"&gt;

But was always bound to happen with that many players and staff in the afl.

demonsdelights

As you say just unlucky bet we dont meet them at their depleted worst congrats to woods

Russty_

Up there Cazaly is up to rank 9 in Leagues, well done Shake, and everyone who scored well this week, and some of us who didn't lol, let's keep it going!

Derek

That blood bloody good. Only game I lost this week was to Shake in Cazaly

Shake n bake

Look l don’t like what they did with this rd. Even thou l won all my games. I just think it just should of been voided full stop. Averages, top 18 scorers nope just should have made it voided. With my league I’m rapt with the participating teams. You guys are gold. Constantly in the top 100. I think the highest we ha been was 32 so to be 9th awesome ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

demonsdelights

congrats Shake awesome Like Russty ,sorry i let the team down ,but i will bounce back. I was level with Derek in OA but now we are 15k apart ,Like TH keep plodding NDD

Shake n bake

You’d would never let it down Neil. One of those weeks you couldn’t foresee. Helped some didn’t help other. Was looking fwd to watching ess v melb when l finished work ytday but did settle watching gc v adel.

Russty_

Gold Coast are looking revitalised this season, like actual contenders for the first time in a long time, Rowell could be the best young rookie ever the way he's going.
No one's let anyone down Neil, it was an unfortunate circumstance that benefitted certain teams and punished others, but we can prevail mate!

The Jinx

That was a very weird round, not gonna complain ranked at 60k last week to 15K this week. But there's still work to do with my team to keep climbing up the Ranking.

This week was pure luck for me.

Westy

Like so many, I had Whitfield and Sturt on field, but didn't have to use their scores, which saved my bacon.

2083 for the round which was top 2000, and I've moved from 34K to 9K in the rankings.

With regards to what happens from here, who knows? Will people get 4 trades this week so they can move out their Essendon players, etc.?

King Max

Disaster.
Kelly & Martin already out.
Whitfields and Sturts single digits.
7 Ess and Melb players out.

Cues been put back in the rack for 2020.
I only play for overall, have lost interest now.
Only counting 18 this week really hurt.
How they think that was the most fair outcome for Rd 2.

Russty_

Yeah it's been good for some, bad for some others Max, hope you can treat it like a challenge from now on to do the best you can to claw your way back into it.
Still plenty of games to come.

demonsdelights

That's right Russty a personal challenge and league wins who knows maybe a premiership it's not all about OA NDD

Matt

Can afford to trade Long to any 570k midfielder. Can't afford Oliver or Dunkley unfortunately, especially with Oliver's potential double score soon. Is it worth bringing in Danger, Bont or D Sheil? Learning towards Danger in the hopes he will lift

derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

Gil had a press conference last night regarding the JR SURVIVOR Groups and he has made it very clear that this competition is far to important to be stuffed around.

"I am very sorry for the problems the postponement of the Essendon vs Melbourne game had on the JR Survivor Groups. It wasn't our intention to stuff it up. I strongly urge the organisers of this remarkable competition to consider the consequences if any teams are eliminated this week." Gil

As a result; 'Article 3' of the JR Survivor By-laws as been enacted:

Section 18.1 Para (ii): If a game is cancelled or postponed, after the start of the round, No teams shall be eliminated that week, no matter how shot-house their score was. The following week will be DOUBLE ELIMINATION (4 teams per division will be sent home). However, the team with immunity from the previous week will keep their immunity necklace as well as the team who gained immunity this week (2 teams per division will have immunity).

Fairly clear i think.

I will post teams with immunity later in the week.

thanks fellas

Russty_

I was hoping the 'no matter how shot house their score was' clause would be enacted Derek.
I think I might've been in danger this week, good to see Gil has gotten his priorities right and focused on the important parts of this season:)

JohnDJ59

I had a look at Div 5 last night and there were eight teams with worst scores than mine, so I was safe, the four teams elimination next week has me a little worried though.