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The Panic Room – Round 4

Published by Kev on

With Foz making his debut as Panic Room writer last week threatening my place in the group chat, I’m back on deck this week. It seems I can no longer just lob in occasionally with an on point snappy Simpsons reference (I don’t see why not? Patch has been doing that for years). Patch’s “contributions” aside, I’m back this week as your bearer of bad news, your carrier of consternation, your provider of PANIC! LETS GOOO

Newz you can Uze

Thursday games are constant pain for the Panic Room so we’re just going to gloss over that. There was a debut for Louis Butler (49SC), a cheapie def/mid you can use to swing with Starcevich or Rivers if he holds his spot next week. Bont went huge, Heeney disappointed and Justin McInerney scored a handy 74. 

Tonight the Giants regain Greene and Jelly for their game against the Pies. They are also sending out a sacrificial lamb in the form of Shane Mumford to get slaughtered by Brodie Grundy instead of Sam Jacobs. Rookie Jye Caldwell has been dropped. The Darcy Cameron experiment lasted all of two games, dropped in favour of Mason Cox

Port aren’t doing much at the selection table but the Eagles are making a mini statement after a slow start by making four changes, but I think we can all agree that Tom Hickey is never the answer. JGov is back though. The Tiges have made a similar statement, dropping four for Maddie’s Game against the Saints. Marlion Pickett is out and will hurt most of us, but Dusty is back in for those that held. We’ve got a new rookie! Sam Philp (MID – 121.8k) is making his debut against the Dons who have lost Dyson Heppell (ankle) for the clash. There’s a newbie at Freo too, Caleb Serong (MID – 175.8k) will debut alongside the returning Stephen Hill. As expected, popular rookie Sam Sturt is out with an ankle injury. Gold Coast are *gasp* unchanged.

On Sunday, the magnificent Mr Zorko has been named with potential debutant Connor Ballenden (FWD – 123.9k). Adelaide have turned to *checks notes* Bryce Gibbs as they attempt to salvage something from the season. Shane McAdam (FWD – 123.9k) could make his debut. In expected but ultimately frustrating news, Harley Bennell is being managed at the Dees. Kosi Pickett is amongst the possible ins. The Cats are throwing Darcy Fort at ruck behemoth Max Gawn after losing Rhys Stanley to a knee injury. Brandan Parfitt returns after impressing against the Hawks in round 2. In the final game for the week, the Hawks have added four names without making any outs. Their opponents, North Melbourne, could unleash Jack Mahony (MID / FWD – 117.3k) and Tristan Xerri (RUC / FWD -123.9k) for us. Ben Cunnington has been named to return.    

Breakevens

A slightly (significantly) shortened collection of breakevens this week as Footywire had a bad week and has given up.

These players come with a free frogurt! (That’s good)
These players come with Potassium Benzoate! (That’s bad)

Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week

We’re all scrambling to to get those sweet, sweet premium midfield points. There’s been some massive scores on this line so far (and some not so massive, looking at you Jelly!). While your Real Deal Lachie Neale’s and your #FyfeIsLyf’s will set you back a pretty penny, value is the name is of the game this year. 

My previous experience with North Melbourne players comes in the form of Todd Goldstein (pretty good) and Shaun Higgins (no good, very bad, awful) but young Roo Jy Simpkin has an average of 125 across the first 3 games of the season. Last week in absence of Ben Cunnington, the 59-gamer put the midfield unit on his back on his way to a monster 140-point haul. His midfield time looks pretty locked in to me, he’s still under 500k and any future tag will likely go the way of Cunnington, leaving Jy to strut his stuff for the remainder of the season. 

(BONUS: If you don’t have Matt Rowell yet, ignore all that and grab him. The kid is a freak)


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Josh

Thoughts on Long and Noble to Simpkin and Williamson?

Lekdog

Don't hate it

TOPHAWK1

Awesome write up as always Patch! It’s Panic time! Is Brodie Grundy a late out??? We wait nervously….😰

Lekdog

Kev wrote this!

TOPHAWK1

Sorry Kev!! Patch and the panic room….Old habits die hard. Nice write up!👌

Russty_

Maybe you'd better get tested for covid mate, I think you're a bit delirious 😉
Love ya work Kev, good to see you back.

Jess

Grundy apparently all good. Rumors spread by FB idiots who are going bad this year

Mitch is Back

Please help community, I am tossing up between 3 trades.

The selections table has done me no favours, with zero bench coverage across all lines, and currently a donut in the forward line.

I have locked in 1 trade this week already Dunkley to Viney.

Leaves me with a trade and $142k in the bank.

I am considering the following, and my hand may be forced by a late out tonight –

A. Grundy to Pittonet (may be forced) – gives me $540k to upgrade next week, but still wear the donut in the forward line.

B . Whitfield to Petracca/Simpkin – with the view to buying Whitfield in 4 weeks time at $450k, still would have a donut in the forward line.

C . Sturt to a forward up to $292,400, means 22 scoring players, if so who?

I wouldn't be surprised to see either Grundy or Whitfield as late outs tonight in which case my hand may be forced, but assuming both play, I would appreciate the communities thoughts.

Playing for league wins, and happy to wear a donut for long-term success.

John

Sums up my season so far, I have 5/7 of the Potassium Benzoate! Players, on the upside having Neale, Grundy and Gawn as potential VC & C options is proving to be a first world problem for me as to who to leave out? If Neale was playing anyone else but the Crows I’d give him a rest this week.

Connor

Have seen comments that Whitfield was out but he has been named on teamsheet on AFL.com, can anyone confirm either way?

TBone_23

Whitfield named on team sheet so as far as we all know he’s in mate

Russty_

I reckon he'll be ok Connor, apparently he was training fully on Tues.

TelescopicCox

First trade was Dunkley to Simpkin, so hoping it works out. Not sure of the best use of my 2nd:

A) Sturt to Fort
B) McAsey to Pittonet (R3 – downside is i've missed the price rise already)
C) McAsey to Hateley – sneaky mid price POD
D) Hold 2nd trade

Mitch is Back

B or C

Pittonet still has money to make over the next 4 weeks.

Don't mind the Hateley pick, but needs to see more midfield time

Choppers

Seriously thinking of a left field move here. Have 343K and 23 trades left…
Grundy to Pittonet and (Grundy has gone 179 115 103 in his last 3, maybe carrying an injury)
Sturt to Sicily (via Brander).

That would then allow me to get Bontempelli next round.

Any thoughts on this?

Mitch is Back

Like it, contemplating the same Grundy to Pittonet move.

Russty_

I don't mind it Choppers, the way rucks are scoring this year, I don't believe we necessarily HAVE to have to big 2, it'll be hard enough getting to the standard 'full premo' from the past with the limited weeks available, I reckon the best we can hope for this season is the best scoring team at finals time, whether it be a team with or without the big 2 rucks and including a bunch of mid pricers still.
It'll sure be a bonus if we can keep Rowell in the mids all year too.

Choppers

Thanks Russty/Mitch. Depending on teams, I reckon I'll do it.

NDD

I am doing the same 2 moves onward and upwards.. gets me tracca and caleb daniels next week instead of round 8 or 9 NDD

Mikee

Great work as usual! <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/> <img src="https://tinyurl.com/wwct4y8&quot; width="1"/>

Steeeve

Brought in Macrae for Dunkley. Surely Bont will cop the tag I thought. Nope Macrae. At least in future teams will know to tag Bont — without company he is absurdly damaging.

Also forgot to E McInerney which means this week on field with no cover I will have: NED MCHENRY. He's named in the guts at least but good lord help me.

Tiger

Bont should be fine as they have played the teams with good taggers. Macrae more of a worry as playing on a wing and attending less centre bounces. Might be ok until Dunkley comes back.

Cliffy

Great read as always legends!

Now I need some advice community, I’m honestly holding out on my trades until I know for sure there are no late changes tonight to either Whitfield or Grundy (or heaven forbid anyone else playing tonight).

Here’s my team:

DEF: Laird, Doc, Short, Doedee, Noble, Starc (Rivers, O’Connor)
MID: Fyfe, Macrae, Cripps, Danger, Coniglio, Rowell, Pickett, Budarick (T.Brown, McInerney, Bennell)
RUCK: Grundy, Gawn (Comben)
FWD: Whitfield, Dusty, Smith, Bewley, Taylor, Sturt (Brander, M.King)

24 trades left and $130,500 in salary.

Gonna loop McInerney’s score on for Pickett, easy decision there. But my question is anyway, if Grundy were to miss tonight, is it not crazy to trade him to Pittonet, and then this in turn allows me to trade someone like a Noble to a premo easily?

Cheers

Cliffy

Oh additionally should note, no urgency for me to move on Sturt since he’s not playing and losing value, so gonna use him to rookie loophole Brander and M.King this round.

Mitch is back

Agree that Grundy to Pittonet is an appealing trade, even if Grundy plays.

Pittonet is $400k cheaper, will rapidly rise in price, has no competition for the #1 ruck role at least until/if Kreuzer returns, and should continue to score well. He has actually outscored Grundy the last 2 weeks.

If Grundy’s our the trade is a no brainer.

NDD

Teague said Pitto is the no. 1 regardless of Kreuzer

cattery

nic nat to pitto
or
kelly to simpkin/sidebottom
or
danger to simpkin/sidebottom

Mitch is back

Nic Nat to Pittonet

Rivo

Excellent work again Kev! Bench issue for many this round. Trying to be patient until Sunday teams announced tonight.

I have forward cover after yesterday moving Sturt to Vandermeer. However with D. Cameron at F8, I may need to swing him over to cover Grundy if he is a late out – by trading Conroy to Xerri or another forward.

Provided Starcevich is named then Defence appears covered on field. Bench is B.Williams & Gould;

Mid bench cover not there also – I have Pickett, Bennell & Robertson.

Likely remaining trade being considered –

1. Robertson to Philp for mid cover;
2. Robertson to Williamson via DPP swing of Rivers to mid bench;
3. B. Williams do Williamson;
4. Conroy to Xerri/J.Jones via DPP swing (Cameron to cover for Grundy).
5. Conroy to Williamson via Williams DPP.

Ok, my head hurts now.

Bottom line is mid cover v defence cover. What’s the preference?

Connor

Depends on Grundy. If he is out, I think you have to do 4/5 and get Cameron's points on field. If he plays, consider holding, otherwise 2

Rivo

Cheers Connor.👍🏽 At least on paper with Sunday teams now announced I may be ok. Keeping an eye on late outs for tonight now!

L G

I'm thinking Whitfield to Petrappa, with the intent to upgrade a mid price up to Whitfield in a few weeks. Is this crazy community ?

Jess

How many trades do you have? Either way I'm tempted to say no and look elsewhere in your team – Such cash grabs dont tend to work out as well as planned. All that matters is that he is an ultra premium in the fwd line and is (hopefully) playing

Mitch is back

Not crazy, Petracca is a keeper and still affordable, Whitfield will be cheap in weeks to come

L G

Whitfield predicted to drop to $440K (from $537K) in 2 weeks. $100k cash generation from a rookie is a good result, this seems like a safer option.
Will Petrappa be a top fwd at the end of the year… Like everyone says its hard to trust a player that has burned you in the past

NDD

Petracca still good value at sub 500

mick

I don't usually reveal my PODS but young Jack Martin is an absolute star and I'd be getting him before Petracca

HarryH76

In other years, crazy. Not this year- it's smart

NDD

great article as usual Kev. Always informative best writer by a mile. NDD

What_Bear

Hi all,

Probably no wrong answer, but Petrappa or Simpkins?

Thanks

TOPHAWK1

simpkin

holty01

Both.

The Jinx

All this trading out Grundy and Whitfield are interesting, looking to be PODs for the next few weeks. Same thing happened with Sicily after Rnd 2 many traded him out. Bont I too was eager to boot him out, but stay firmed with my Premos.

I picked these guys for a reason, and expected they will drop in price at some stage. But most of all they are elite players that will be top 10 in their respective position at the of the season.

This year maybe different to other year, but we still need to watch our trades and stick with our plan we set out for team.

I for one is treating it like any other season, stick with the plan and Premos I picked unless injury arise. At the start of season we didn't have much of rookies to choose from, now they are popping up everywhere and making as us cash. Timing and patience fellas and of course a bit of luck

Cheers
The Jinx

TOPHAWK1

Could not agree more Jinx! I started with Bontempelli and Sicily. Both still in my side and not going anywhere. I have Whitfield and despite being frustrated with his stupid play, he can stay in my team and hope he starts making good decisions on the field. He is a gun. Cheers Jinx. TH

L G

What about a sideways trade with the intention of bringing back Whitfield in 2 weeks for $100k cheaper as an additional premium…

mick

So is Max going to beat up on Fort at the G or is more likely to pump out a sub-100 like he has in 50% of his games so far this year?

Reader request.
Can delete any whingeing posts about how peoples seasons were ruined by by Dees and Dons not playing last week from this page?

Russty_

That was last week Mick haha, hopefully none of that stuff this week, not sure how Maxy will go against Fort..my money would be on Max dominating.

TREV

Yeah Go with footy .Max will have a big game against Fort .He wouldn't do so well against Stanley though..Wonder how mummy will go tonight

mick

Hope so mate I'm currently giving him the C over VC Neale and I don't have a late playing looper.
Does sportsbet take bets on highest SC score? I reckon if I leave the C on Max Lachie will pump out a 300

TommyC99

Hey guys,
any merit in trading a whitfield to the likes of fyfe or Sicily? I hate trading premos and last time he was coming off an injury affected game with a high BE he scored 170. But i have 26 trades left going into this week which is basically 2 a week, so i feel obliged to trade so they dont go to waste.

Russty_

I don't think you'd ever regret going Whitfield to Fyfe Tommy, could get him back in or someone else might be going better than Whit at that time.

Westy

Except if he got injured. I dodged a bullet there.

Pman

My two Rucks are Grundy and Nic Nat and despite Nic Nat scoring a great 137 last week I was considering trading him to Pittonet for the cash generation as currently only have $4K after using all my spare change to turn Cavarra into Nick Hayne (via DPP) yesterday.

Have read a few rumours that Grundy isn't going to play tonight and if that's the case I will trade him to Pittonet, if Grundy is playing tonight then what are the communities thoughts on trading Nic Nat v's Grundy for Pittonet? Ultimately I'll be seeking to turn Pittonet into either Goldstein/Gawn.

Good trades or should I sit tight and not trade either Grundy or Nic Nat id both playing?

Russty_

Hey Pman, out of Grundy or Nicnat to pitto, I'd go Nicnat by miles, just because of his fragility, I know many coaches are trading Grundy out but I'm keeping him, he's a tough lad and will get through whatever's ailing him, can't help thinking Nic Nat isn't one incident away from being done for good.

TOPHAWK1

I am holding Grundy unless he is a late out. Are you whacking the VC on him if he plays?

Russty_

I already wasted my VC on Macrae, that went well!
Got the C on Neale so hopefully his usual 160

Pman

Neale is a safe bet Rusty.

Pman

If Grundy does play then I will keep the VC on him….he scored 150 against Mummy in last years Prelim Final

Russty_

Yeah if he doesn't play it's a different story, I'm lucky to have my perma-donut Xerri playing just in case Grundy doesn't get up.

Pman

As a Pies fan I really don't wont to trade out my favourite Man Bun and will only do so if he's ruled out as I have nil R3 coverage. Agree re Nic Nat being a ticking timebomb as far as injury is concerned, he as made a little bit of coin and I need the cash generation that Pittonet will give me. Fingers crossed that he plays tonight!

Pman

As a Pies fan I really don't wont to trade out my favourite Man Bun and will only do so if he's ruled out as I have nil R3 coverage. Agree re Nic Nat being a ticking timebomb as far as injury is concerned, he as made a little bit of coin and I need the cash generation that Pittonet will give me. Fingers crossed that he plays tonight!

NDD

I have traded Grundy to Pitto. but still think he's a gun He needs to beat Pitto by 40 each week for 5 weeks for my trade to fail .I have enough to get him back in 5 weeks Only my take but it's a numbers game and his price on offer is just too good, also I don't think he is as good as last year. Looks sluggish and disposal is sloppy. We will see but good luck to pies supporters tonight Took your advice on board Shake. but. cheers lads NDD

hedski

Welcome back Kev.
I'm holding trades until late outs announced for tonight.
Long to Doedee via Brander is my main target.
Not sure if I should do the Whitfield cash grab, if Grundys out I'll dump him for Pitto.

hedski

Ok??

Russty_

I'm ok…are you ok mate? 🙂

NDD

He won't be after the Dees smash the PUSSIES. GO DEES

Russty_

How much is Petrappa gonna score this week Neil?

NDD

a good question rust As i traded PITTO IN FOR Grundy it means my next weeks plans to get Tracca and Caleb in are now a goer. so I will be hoping for 90 to 100. not too high as i don't wan't him rising same as Caleb oops too late there.What's happening with Marshall .? He was so good last year. I noticed GAT got rid of Long I have bagged him but he is still in my team Is he in yours ? cheers NDD

Russty_

He is still but not for long (pardon the pun!) I'm waiting in case something happens to my trade target.
Marshall was buggered from the start this year Neil when Ratts said him and Ryder will 50-50 the Ruck duties.
Marshall is a lone wolf ruck I think, like Goldy.

hedski

Youl keep Neil 😹😹

NDD

Who has the worst song Giants or Freo. .Blues is the best for mine. carn dees. give it to those Pussies.

hedski

HA ha, sry fellas, I put up a comment about my proposed trades and waiting on late outs and it got vetted so I said ok.
I guess it's gone into the interwebs.
Any late outs?
Why doesn't the AFL app have final teams on it any more?

TREV

Cats are somewhat struggling and I think Max will give them first use. Danger gone back a tad but always dangerous.

Russty_

No late outs Hed, all good mate

The Lost Boys

Need to get rid of Dan vwe have a problem' houstan, and trying to decide between Ridley, Doedee or take a punt on Hill. What do you champs think?

TOPHAWK1

I reckon the Ridler first, and then Doedee just because he plays for the Crows. That club is in disarray after dropping Matt Crouch.

The Lost Boys

Other trade is Davis to simpkin so only 22k spare after that. I guess I could go Saas or Short, but doubt they are keepers. Think I'll go Ridley thanks guys!

WithAllDueRespect

Doedee.

TommyC99

I'd be trading up as opposed to trading down, but if its to raise funds for another trade then i guess its not too bad. Id pick doedee but thats probably because i owned him for his 110 last week 🙂

Gibbs

Narkle dropped has ruined my trade plans. Confident he will be late In however, would it be a bad move to turn him into parfitt? Was awesome against the hawks

Sarah

Thinking of going Whitfield to Pittonet and then Sturt to Williamson via a couple of DPP. Will sacrifice my score this week but can't see any other way to generate significant cash, especially missing a week of rises on Melbourne players.

Am I crazy?

Russty_

Do what you gotta do I say Sarah, I'll probs have to double downgrade next week to have any cash going forward.
Gotta get Pittonet in if you can.

NDD

Brings up a good point Russty DO MELBOURNE PLAYERS GET A PRICE RISE FROM THE ESS. GAME ? gawn scores 150 bothgames does he go up plenty or only one?

Russty_

No idea mate, that sort of talk makes my brain hurt, just hope there's no more dodgy tests stuffing up our Supercoach.

mick

Was it a dodgy test?
AFL seriously hate Carlton this could be a plan to get rid of em for good

Russty_

Maybe only one Neil cause they're only giving the higher of the 2 scores when the postponed game is replayed.
Not much of an advantage for the ones who suffered the most.

Mitch is back

If your proposal includes not getting Pittonet’s score, yes your crazy

mick

No one ever won by doing standard stuff Sarah. Mix it up a bit and enjoy the ride

Russty_

It's kinda weird not having the Panic Room page left aligned like all the other articles, is there a reason for this?

Lekdog

It is weird.

Russty_

Cheers Lek, better late than never.

TommyC99

any rookies worth going early on? Trying to offload sturt. Would rather be able to loop max king but can field him if there arent any options!
Stephen HIll you'd think has the JS, but is his injury history too big of a risk?

Pman

Hold off on Sturt if you can as he still has negative break even and will make coin and can serve as Emergency and Captain loopholes.

dontblushbaby

No changes further tonight, phew !

Jorg Ancrath

Who gets Boared tonight? Sidey, Pendles or Adams. I'm thinking Sidey.

Russty_

Sidey after last week's 150 I reckon Jorg

TommyC99

Field Buderick or Brown?

Jorg Ancrath

Toss of a coin. Bude, but not with conviction.

Russty_

Budda must be full of confidence after getting the rising star

mick

I'd go Buderick the bloke is real hard nut Caleb Daniel type. I like the little that get given a go they've usually got far superior brains and skills to the guys that get drafted for being tall.
I say that in hindsight because I played Brown on field, at least he outscored Cogs

hedski

Long to Doedee is happening.
Tempted to take the Whitfield cash grab.

TommyC99

Also tempted hedski. Fyfe is screaming my name ahahaha

Dean

Community please clarify and confirm something.

I understand if I had 1 non player lets say in my midfield and selected 2 emergencies that I would get the lowest score of the two emergencies.

However if I select 2 emergencies in my midfield and have 2 non players in my midfield do I get both my emergency scores in the midfield?

Mitch is back

yes

Lach

11 MINUTES

Tom Green being moved on! What is Tom Williamson's JS like at Carlton? Not many other rookies unfortunately

Connor

Tom Green is playing tonight?

Lach

Well bugger me he is too haha

Scrap that

Russty_

Better since Newman went down…he has to get a decent run at it sometime.

Lach

Might still go Sturt too Williamson unless someone else can point out a forward rookie?
Got dpp to get William son if Js is solid

mick

Geeez mate this site saved you from a monumental mistake tonight. You better send them an xmas card

holty01

Name of the game is make money quickly. No rookies on the bubble who I can bring in. Only player I see to make good money quickly and reliable to score points is Pittonet. Will reluctantly trade out Grundy and upgrade another line. Watch him pump out 200 tonight.

Russty_

I'm a bit worried about Pitto maintaining his rage, I got him in for Jacobs though and not Grundy..Pitto will still make some nice cash though which we all need.

Holty01

He just has to keep making money mate. 95 average would be lovely. Anything more a bonus.

NDD

did likewise we have 6 different Bont could swing it Agree. and Pitto makes coin

Maverick_

Wish I'd made this move two weeks ago on Pitt instead I held Naismith payed him the due respect he deserves after a handy preseason and R1 and look where that got me. Now Pitt is far too pricey to grab next week.
Hopefully pittonet can keep up the scoring for you holty and russty

PS I do have ceglar to swing into the ruck via Cameron but still not ideal.

mick

xerri

Maverick_

Trade 1 : Dunkley too Sympkin . Relatively happy

Trade 2 : Whitfield too Fyfe . This was done right at the bounce . I Just believe Whitfield is gonna bleed serious cash and not having Fyfe or Neale is killing me… Hope to grab Whitfield later when his closer to 450k

Whitfield may go 150+ tonight to punish me

Russty_

Good trades there I think Mav, Fyfe is uber and without Neale yet, you need 1 or 2 you can depend on in the mids, hopefully Simpkin can help you to get Neale at some point.
CD seems to be a bit lean issuing out the points on the Giants side of things at quarter time.

Maverick_

I hope so russty.

Whitfield looked to be absolutely everywhere that quarter stiff to only have 28SC points was very surprised when I looked.

Connor

If it was Bont you traded you'd be in trouble, fortunately Whitfield isn't quite the golden child of CD… good trade!

Maverick_

Thankfully I have Bont and have held CDs love child, he is going to benefit from no Dunkley I hope

Russty_

Whitfield's barely scored anything since quarter time, not looking good for Cogs owners too.

Maverick_

Looks like it may pay off hopefully Fyfe can go big for me. Very pleased too have held Tom Green also almost tonned up for me.

About time I get some luck hahah

Jorg Ancrath

Why is Cogs playing full forward. Doing nothing for anyone there. Just insane.

Jorg Ancrath

Gonna be a long weekend waiting to rage trade him out of side. He's a passenger.

Russty_

Can he get to double digits before half time?

Jorg Ancrath

I doubt it. He can score 80 points in a qtr, given a chance. So frustrating. I'll lose all h2hs because of him.

Jorg Ancrath

Huge qtr by Cogs. Doubled his score.

hedski

Kind of hoping it'll be another bye round so Cogs and T.Browns scores don't count.

mick

My fault,I picked up camerons wife on Tuesday and used her phone to trade in Cogs on Wednesday morning after hearing dunks had done a fetlock.
What the hell is Leon doing wasting time examining a phone when there's a team to coach?

NDD

Put Coniglio where he should be and the Giants are miles in front. Common Cameron do it don't think just do it

Ja191

Cox has cost me $50 absolute potato

Russty_

How so?…did you bet he wouldn't score more than 10 points?

Ja191

Hahaha would chuck the bank on that russty. Needed Collingwood to be up at half time drops a sitter at the end of the half

mick

This one is even funnier than the Greens and Browns one from NDD.
Well done rusty keep em coming

JugHead

Danger still a must have? It could be a very cheap trade up from Viney after this week……..

Connor

Whitfield just annoying me now. First he scores hardly anything for a good half, hasn't had a touch since and is scaling backwards (should've traded)

NDD

greens are killing browns

The Jinx

And sums it up Brown onfield while Green on the Pine. Just glad his there making cash for me. Hmmmm Naismith and now Howe just what feared, hopefully no more injuries and my team is done for. And to think it's only two games in.

mick

4 games mate

The Jinx

Two games in, not round mate, there's still another 7 games to play.

mick

Woo hoo T.Brown outscored Cogs by 2!
Any other week I'd be happy about that

mick

That makes me laugh. I don't know why maybe I'm two sheets to the wind but even after reading it 3 or 4 times I still chuckle

TOPHAWK1

Had Green on the bench with the E on him. Its loophole time. Harley Bennell is actually useful! Who would have thought. Time for a run on field mate and earn myself 94SC points. You have any intel on why Bennell was omitted Neil? Cheers. TH

Shake n bake

Howe doesn’t look good

Russty_

Gee I hope Howe's ok, that looked sickening, his knee went sideways heaps.

mick

Looked real bad we'll be trading him this week.
Hopefully SC will make it another best 18 round because so many players are out through injury already.
I mean if all those who had bombers and Demons get given a break by not having to take donuts it would be unfair if I have to take a sub 50 from Cogs after bringing him in for Dunkley

Defying_Madness

what????? not following the logic at all there. Injuries have always been a part of supercoach

mick

In the eyes of Australian Law a vocational illness is equal to a vocational injury but you seem to think that its ok for teams to given a legup because of an illness but not given a legup because of injury. Thats called discrimination.

mick

What I'm alluding to is that last week my team was Penalised a 100+ points by SC not allowing 4 players scores to be included in my total score. Why should my team suffer just because the selection choices of others left them with the inability to field 22 players? It's not my fault.

Pman

He's been Collingwood's best player this season and hopefully it looks worse than it is. If it's really serious then sideways swap to Maynard is a lock for me.

mick

Will Maynard have the same role if Howe goes?

Pman

That's a good question, in the main he probably will but whether he can have the same impact and SC output without Howe is the question? I'd like to see Mihocek go down back to replace Howe, particularly if we are going to persist with Cox in the forward line who was a passenger tonight. I traded in Haynes this week so are pretty keen on Maynard for Howe although if Stephen Hill cracks 90+ that could be an interesting alternative….

Russty_

Maynard looks great this year Pman, has he turned the corner to becoming a premo defender?

Pman

4 consecutive weeks of 100+ scores would suggest so and he appears to be fitter than he's ever been. I'm 99% sure I'll sideways trade Howe for Maynard next week.

mick

He looks like angry bloke pman. has he ever been rubbed out?

mick

Hill cracks 90+ what?
Bones maybe
He's a risk as much as Bennell was I need to see him get crunched and jog away with a smile before I bring him in. Although backline is very thin for cheap point scorers after not getting on Starsky

dontblushbaby

So Grundys sitting on 131 atm before scaling,who's taking the his VC score ?

Russty_

I went Macrae Dbb but I would, it's only 30 points difference even if Neale gets 160

Holty01

Yeah saw that mate. Was amazed he got so many. GWS we’re sharing his raps all night. Still did influence the game however.

Holty01

sharking*

Holty01

Taps*

AuroraBorealis?!

That one stings, really need to learn to take our chances. Had about 3 or 4 set shots inside 50 in the last qtr

Russty_

Bad luck AB, and rotten luck with Howe too.

AuroraBorealis?!

Yeah really looked sickening, hoping it's not as bad as it looks. Overall quite a shitty night, although i did manage to win $875 on a multi, so that lessens the blow slightly.

TelescopicCox

So the Hately pick has backfired. I knew it was a risk but in a strange season I went for it. Hoping he bounces back next week

Russty_

I'd be more worried about him keeping his spot in the first place, that team is notorious from dropping talented young players before they get a decent run.

Holty01

Think the old Pies will struggle now. Howe has been there barometer this year. That knee did not look good. Hopefully it’s not as bad as it looked.

Russty_

I think it is pretty bad, Bucks on 7 just said…..that impact looked like one of those horrible broken leg incidents where the leg goes the wrong way, such a shame for Howe, was having a great year.

Pman

Bucks states "looks like both PCL and MCL and we won;t see him for some time". Not good as he's probably been our most important player this year and almost impossible to replace.

mick

MCL is uncommon and longtime to heal even after surgery. it's the only CL that stress from bending over and gives the old confidence a real smash

mick

What was Tom Greens breakeven?
How much will he increase?
Like many I got sucked into Picket and rivers and need a point scoring money maker

Holty01

Would have been about 20 Mick. I still have him but sitting on the pine. Had Brown onfield instead. 🤦🏼‍♂️

Russty_

B/E was 23
prediction was for 41 to rise about 8k so maybe about 20k, not sure.

mick

He's in mate. Bloody rippa.
Things are looking up, now I just need a 5 goal game from the cherry I mean xerri

Russty_

He's about to bust his Xerri lol

holty01

Well 271 after 4 played. Ouch.
Whitfield
Cogs
Brown
Macrae
Could be playing for leagues after this week if something doesn’t change.

Russty_

Join the club mate, I always play for leagues, it's just being realistic although you had a great run last year.

holty01

Actually started better this year. Must of started getting too cocky. Tough week last week but hopefully this week will get better.

NDD

Might finally get you this week Holty Feel we made a big blue dumping Grundy. Might get him back sooner rather than later. He played a good game without dominating and yet scored 135 Shake was right .Howe to Grundy next week ONE trade

holty01

He not coming back in my team until Pittonet fattens in price. Defeats the purpose trading him out. He was always going to score more then Pittonet. I must stick with the plan now otherwise I’ll just sideways trade all year and not get anywhere.

NDD

If gws wasn't sharking Grundy's taps he would have been massive against fair opposition, but of course it is too early and Pitt may surprise ,if not Ceglar's can cover

holty01

Pitt can average 95 for the rest of season and will be a win. Lose 40 points in the ruck, gain 40 points in another line while making money. I’m holding for at least 4 weeks.

Swans2012

My best year i was ranked 30k after 5 rounds, got to 50 overall After the byes then took one punt too many and went down in a blaze of no trades left glory!
Don’t give up yet holt!

Shake n bake

Cogs came out and said of hes position change as a defensive fwd.

Kangaz

Take grundys 135 as captain or gamble on neale?

Choppers

take it….

Russty_

I'd take it, but don't blame me if Neale scores 180,000,000 points

mick

Locky

DavidC

Neale has been my captain every week so far but I think I'll take Grundy's 135, Hope I don't regret it.

Jorg Ancrath

Neale will get a huge amount of attention. Not sure it will stop him at all, but they'll try. Plus if the Lions have it easy, he may not score quite as many points. Still think he scores around that 130-140 mark, so may as well take Grundy.

mick

Mitch Robbo seems to deter the taggers on Locky a fair bit.

mick

Naismith Howe and Dunks here but I swapped Dunks for that absolute star Coniglio this week

Russty_

Jeez Mick I hope you didn't take an ancient amulet from an indian burial ground, that's some bad luck there, although Cameron is to blame for the Cogs score, what's he thinking making him a forward?

mick

Never been to an Indian Burial ground Russty_ but I did stop a big tree goanna from climbing my fence to eat the nesting wrens last week. Those goanna blokes have some serious magic, it was only 14 degrees and the big bugga was lively as a frog in a sock.
Cold blooded my ar*e