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The Panic Room – Round 6

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Wowee, what a round last week was. Nat Fyfe missed, Rowell did his shoulder and will miss the rest of the season, Bailey Smith got flattened… the list goes on. Somehow, I managed to have all three, and I’m sure there were a few others that felt similar levels of pain.

Let’s jump straight into the room where we all mull over every bad decision we’ve made, offer moral support to each other, and just generally panic. It’s the Panic Room!

Newz you can Uze

Thursday night footy saw the Cats kicked plenty of goals in a row to dismantle the Lions as the top feline of the competition. Those who traded Rowell to Pat Dangerfield would’ve been rapt, those who traded Rowell to Mitch Duncan (like myself) would’ve spent the night crying themselves to sleep… just me?

Lachie Neale offered a great VC option despite scoring 20 points lower than his average, while Dayne Zorko finally played a decent game of football in 2020. Sam Menegola dominated on the wing with Duncan and Narkle out early, whilst Sam Simpson also took advantage of the CBA’s he attended. I don’t expect him to play such a prominent midfield role, but it was exciting to see him dominate when given the chance. Joel Selwood scored well, while Tom Hawkins kicked three goals. Hugh McCluggage looked as though he broke his collarbone at the end of the third quarter, but he came back on, then went back off holding his collarbone. He did finish on the ground, but Doctor LekDog announced it was an AC Joint rather than a collarbone. Brandon Starcevich has reached the end of his useful life, and if (for some reason) you own Gary Rohan, he’ll miss about 6 weeks through three separate reports.

The Hawks are debuting a couple of players in Josh Morris ($117,300) and Will Day ($153,300), as is Collingwood in Friday night’s game with Will Kelly ($123,900) and Atu Bosenavulagi ($123,900). Yes, it did take me about four goes to get the spelling right. Harry Jones was a stiff omission for the Hawks, whilst Tyler Brown was dropped and Jordan De Goey was “managed.” Isaac Quaynor will also play his first game of the season.

Nat Fyfe is back after a one week hamstring break. Those who dropped him will be scrambling over the next few weeks to try to get him back in, and Blake Acres will play his first game for Freo against his old side. He should be situated on a wing, and was a popular selection in preseason before going down with a bad hamstring. Sam Sturt has been pulled out of the side due to his ankle, and is replaced by Bailey Banfield. Zak Jones comes back in for the injured Dan Hannebery.

Jarrod Brander returns after a non-reported hip injury that confused all owners. He’ll take his spot on the wing after Jamaine Jones came out of the side with a hamstring injury. EDIT: FozDaddy is a sad boi, because he read Jarrod Cameron IN as Jarrod Brander. Now he has made his trades thinking he has a full team, and as a result he got in Mitch Duncan for a 13, instead of Jake Lloyd who he would’ve got instead. So lemme cry for a lil bit.

Luke Shuey will also miss with soft tissue damage, which is becoming a bit of a trend in the AFL… maybe it’s the 12 weeks off we had??? Andrew McPherson ($123,900) will debut for the Crows, while Fisher McAsey is back if anyone held him. Ben Crocker was dropped, while Taylor Walker was injured after having a massive impact last week.

Harley Bennell is finally back! He’s on the bubble still, and has been dominating in practice games. Who would’ve thought on bringing him back in, especially since Melbourne need a player exactly like him? Trent Rivers has been dropped, which will cause plenty to reactively trade him to avoid a donut, while Adam Tomlinson missed out on selection due to poor form, four games into a four year deal. Isak Rankine will make his debut for the Suns, while Brayden Fiorini will come back into the side after getting dropped for round three. Matt Rowell and Will Powell will come out of the Suns’ side.

Zach Merrett and Connor McKenna return for the Bombers on Saturday night. It will be McKenna’s first game since he tested positive for Coronavirus, and it’ll be interesting to see his role alongside Ridley. Ben Cunnington is out after one half in the last three weeks. Tristan Xerri will also miss.

There haven’t been any changes yet for either Port Adelaide or GWS on Sunday, but Cam Sutcliffe, Ryan Burton, Peter Ladhams and Sam Mayes have been added to the extended bench, as have Zac Langdon, Sam Jacobs, Jye Caldwell and Callan Ward. Expect one or two changes each side.

Richmond have decided to bring in a bunch of hyphenated players this week, just to make me write more. Bastards. Callum Coleman-Jones ($195,500), Derek Eggmolesse-Smith ($202,000) and Riley Collier-Dawkins ($123,900) have been brought into the extended squad, with Richmond needing to replace Shane Edwards, Bachar Houli, Toby Nankervis, Dion Prestia and Trent Cotchin. Ivan Soldo will probably get the ruck duties, while Jack Graham, Jack Ross, Marlion Pickett, Shai Bolton and Ryan Garthwaite were also all brought in. Sydney have already announced that Chad Warner ($117,300) and Dylan Stephens ($189,300) will debut, in place of Ben Ronke and Lewis Melican.

Zac Fisher looks set to return for the Blues after being a late out last week, but there have been no confirmed changes just yet. Hayden Crozier and Lin Jong will miss for the Dogs, with Lachie Hunter due to return after his drink driving suspension. Louis Butler has also been added to the extended bench and may return.

Breakevens

These players come with free frogurt! (that’s good)

These players come with Potassium Benzoate! (that’s bad)

FozDaddy’s Lock of the Week

Elliot Yeo has been anything but his usual self… Or has he? Over the last two years, Yeo has averaged 88 and 83 to start the season (rounds 1-5), and round six onwards is when he kicks into gear. Last season he had one ton in the first five weeks, then went 116, 132, 115, 136, 115, 90, 142, and finished the season averaging 107.6. With Adelaide this week, before moving into the Western Australia hub, hopefully Yeo can kick off his year after another false start, and at sub $500k, he’s a premium midfielder at a bottomed out price.

If you haven’t looked at the Cheat Sheet that Statty Matty drew up, it is below here:

And if you haven’t listened to the podcast, do yourself a favour and learn about some potential Rowell replacements, if you haven’t made your trades yet. If you have made your trades, then still listen to it, it’s pretty fun.

Another one to look at is the Captain’s Call, so give that a read if you haven’t decided on your captain this week. Or don’t, I’m not your mum.

Now go, community! Panic all you want. For it is the reckoning, and I hope you’re better equipped than I am. And for the love of God, I hope you have better luck than I do. Avoid donuts, bring in Premiums, and always trust in James Worpel. Much love.

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Lekdog

Love this, love you Foz

Jdc

Jarrod brender is not back in though?

Ralph

Correct, Jarrod Cameron is in, not Brander. I was very excited for a second there!!

CJay

Jarrod Brander returns?
Please check if this is correct.

Ralph

Hey CJay, I think Foz might've had a little slip. Its Jarrod Cameron playing, not Brander ๐Ÿ™‚

CJay

re picks up doughnut to dunk in lunch time coffee..sigh!

kooljp

Jarrod Brander returns, that's news to me. He's not named on the AFL website

Pranav

I've still got jordan dawson should I get rid and accept the mistake or any reason to hold?

Russty_

I'd be getting on anyone else Pranav, someone in some form

Pranav

Might be forced to hold unfortunately currently looking at a donut pre trades

Steeeve

Why all rookies debut same week. Why not space out make life easier. What happens if Rankine and Stephens look too good to pass up. What if one of those other boys does good.

Russty_

Yeah it's not ideal Steeve, could be a chance to get rid of some bench spuds though and cash up a bit, even 2 weeks in a row.

The Ranger

Spot on Russty, It's the year of the stepping stone trade!

mick

2trades not enough to do that Russty if you have to use both to replace injured players and also have another couple injured sitting on bench then you get more injuries the following week so can't offload bench injured. At this rate I'll have more players on the injury list than on the playing list. I tried holding on to injured premos with cunnington and got badly burned
Mcluggage will miss next week and with 8 games to go in the round I doubt that no more will be injured. If 1 more injury this week all of the spuds like xerri, brown,rivers, robertson will have to stay clogging up the bench because at least they're fit and could be late call ups. whilst I deal with mcluggage ridley, haynes replacements

Russty_

You're certainly having a tough run of it Mick, this year's gonna be a case of the best team you can manage to get together at the end, probably not full premo, still with midpricers and probably rookies still on field.

mick

Not so bad steeeve due to the pricing formula the first price rise is nowhere near as high as it used to be after 3 games so you don't lose much by not getting them after their first game. SC could help us deal with the injury crisis by increasing the trades to 3 a week though. They gave those teams with multiple demons and bombers a massive handout a couple of weeks ago by introducing a best 18 at the last minute so why not help out those who have multiple injured players across 5 or 6 teams that can't be replaced with 2 trades .

Sarah

Hill, Hamill or McPherson, that is the question

Pranav

Sturt out

Russty_

Damn I was hoping to loophole him…rolled his ankle

Mikee

Yeah that's a big deal <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/> <img src="https://tinyurl.com/wwct4y8&quot; width="1"/>

The Jinx

I made a mistake(or maybe) on trading out Fyfe last week over Howe. Should I bring him back in with a Rookie or wait a week or two and see how he goes. For him to not play on with that Hammy complaint couple of weeks ago kinda concern me of what his role will be.

Or go with Gawn & Rookie
Or Parker/Steele(cheaper) & and a Mid Prices

I was thinking of bringing in Boak, but I'm worried he'll get the DeBoer tag this week.

Really stuck on what I should do community.

Cheers
The Jinx

Russty_

Hi Jinx, I would think if he's not 100% they might be resting him fwd a fair bit and reducing his game time for a week or 2, and his price will drop a bit too I reckon with a B/E of 153 this week.
There's also the risk of him having come back too early and doing the injury again or worse, so it might be worth a look at him first.
If you get Gawn this week can you still afford to get Fyfe in a week or 2?..same goes for getting in someone like Steele etc, can you still afford Fyfe if you do that.

The Jinx

Thanks Russty thinking same thing mate.

I should be able to get Fyfe in two weeks. Barring any injuries this week, I will be looking to double downgrade after this round and maybe double upgrade the following week if I opt not to get Gawn this week. I really feel I've been delaying to bring Gawn in my team for the past weeks, might be a blessing in disguise. Or maybe I'll never gonna get him in my team at all. DMH.

Russty_

Onya Foz, thanks for the write up…condolences for the Duncan trade, just bad luck.

The Jinx

Was really considering of picking him/Parker/Steele this week, opted not to. Had keep Starcevic and see how goes, also waiting for the team reveal tonight to confirm which rookies are playing and who's a late out.

I feel for those who brought him in.

Shake n bake

Pies beat the cats by 2 pts in a scratch match. Nobel was prominent.

CJay

Interesting… I have an itchy trigger finger on him for tonight though

Cliffy

First trade is gonna be T.Brown – Aarts via DPP.

Then, Rowell our for Steele, or Titch everyone? Or none of these two and someone else?

Cliffy

*out (damn auto lol)

Currently my Mids is: Cripps, Danger, Cogs, Simpkin, Macrae, ROWELL, Budarick, McInerney (Bennell, Pickett, T.BROWN)

Russty_

Hi Cliffy, I'd actually want to have one more look at Titch first, he started out last week looking like he was gonna score 180 and then went missing for a large portion of the game, not literally but scorewise, he actually played 95% game time.

Ralph

I'd go with Steele out of those two but also consider Parker, been going pretty well. If you can afford Treloar give him a bit of thought, looked good first game back and always manages to find the footy (just a bit of a butcher)

Mitch is Back

If the AFL are going to cram 5 rounds into 32 days, does that mean that we are going to have round 7 or 8 finish on Sunday night, and the next round start on Tuesday?

Think these rapid fire rounds are going to be interesting times in SC.

derek

that screams deep bench to me.

clear out the dead wood

The Jinx

Yup! I think we need to have warm bodies in the bench if this is going to happen. Time to cull non playing rookies or injured players in the next week or so.

Gonna be an interesting time ahead.

TelescopicCox

Unsure of who to bring in for Rowell. Can go down back and get Starcevichs score off field with Lloyd, Haynes or Ridley, or go bigger in the middle with Steele. Leaning to Ridley at this stage purely for value, as I have McInerny & Bennell to loop for M8

derek

McInerny will be lucky to play this week. on the extended bench

Starcevich scored 31. you would want to cover that

TommyC99

Thoughts on Treloar as a POD? Butchered it a bit but 119 from lowish TOG is a very good result. Plus i don't see his scores being affected when sidebum comes back in. Deciding between him, fyfe and Yeo this week. Could be the pies fan in me speaking lol.

cogs94

I would probably rank them Yeo > Treloar > Fyfe for this week. Yeo is great value for money with an "easy" opponent. I doubt it would hurt a week waiting to see how treloar goes – his price won't change much. And Fyfe will be cheaper in a couple of rounds with his high BE atm.

derek

Trelor looked really good last week, especially after half time. Adams will be effected when Sidebum is back.

i just worry now about trelor and soft tissue injuries.

You can't go past Yeo for value.

New comer

Haynes or Caleb Daniel
Yeo or Simpkin

MagicGnome97

Haynes

Simpkin

New Comer

Cheers

Russty_

And Yeo NC…he's a bargain.

MagicGnome97

Yeah you probably can't go wrong with Yeo either. I just reckon Simpkin is a safer pick, and still not that expensive yet.

Crok

Help needed
Dunno weather to double down with aarts and Bennell?
Or get Ridley in down back so I don’t get starc’s rubbish?
If the latter, who would ya’s pick outa Aarts or Bennell to join Ridley????
Thanks in advance guys

Mitch is back

I’d get Ridley, should be a keeper, and won’t get cheaper.

Aarts before Bennell. Aarts is likely to play 4-5 games whilst in the hub (with a few of Richmond’s normal players not going), whilst Bennell hasn’t played 2 in a row yet (little less on a 4-5 day break).

Crok

Thanks for your time and opinion Mitch.
I agree with your thoughts, just hate missing out on the good cashcows when mine are averaging 50pts

derek

how did Aarts pull up after last week. seemed to have heavy strapping on his thigh at end of game (or was that there at the start)

Shake n bake

Mclnerney out

derek

getting very thin on the rookie bench

Bennell, Butler or Aarts

to replace Brown or McInerney?

Shake n bake

Have Bennell and Pickett. Have just over 500k in the kitty if l go Aarts like l always planned will have just over $600. Aarts will definitely get some mid time over the coming weeks

Derek

I thought Aarts was MID. But he is a forward.

The Jinx

No cover this week, very nervous for this round if theres a late change/out.

Russty_

Same here Jonah, I have 1 out of 8 bench playing this week.

Gibbs

Have 2 different trade Scenarios and would love the communities help!
Option 1-
Rowell to Steele
Nobel to Whitfield via dpp –
Like 2 K left over
Option 2
Rowell to Ridley
Brown to Whitfield ( or trade budarick out undecided) 80 or so k left over
Leaning towards option 2, allows me to keep brander in forward line and bring rivers into my midfield.

Not sure as really really like the look of steele but feeling option 2 is much more flexible with left over cash

Mitch is back

Option 2, and trade Brown before Budarick.

Ridley will be a top 6 defender.

Dash

I had to play Starcevic on field last night.
I still have Rivers in DEF on ground and Nobel and Brander on my DEF bench.
I'm thinking T Brown to Aarts via DPP
And then Rowell to a DEF via Rivers to Mids.
Should I take Ridley, Haynes or Lloyd in DEF, or other option?
Thoughts on strategy?

derek

you know what you will get with Lloyd. But $595k is a lot of k's

Haynes looks great. lowest score of 97 this season, big breakout year and spewing i went Sicily last week instead of him.

Ridley, i'm not convinced he will maintain his average. He was good last week, but 122 was generous.

I'd say Lloyd. He is only $50k more than Haynes and worth every extra k

The Ranger

18 trades left. Is it worth going Brander/Sturt – Aarts this week?
Seems there might be plenty more rookies next week.

Mitch is back

Depends on your cash situation, and who you are looking to upgrade to next week.

I think Simpson will provide a great downgrade option next week, so if you want to paint the fence, and need a little extra coin, then trade for Aarts.

The Ranger

I think I'll be doing a double downgrade next week

NoLanguage96

Defensive rookie for Brander? Copping a donut otherwise….

The Ranger

Sideways to Hill?

NoLanguage96

Already got him Ranger ๐Ÿ™ Have to take a punt on either Butler, Quaynor or Eggs benny from Richmond but have no idea which one

Pman

Quaynor looked OK in the few games he played last year (before getting injured) and given Noble was over looked this week I would suggest they will give Quaynor a few games in a row to establish himself so reckon he's your best option.

NoLanguage96

Leaning Butler coz he's on the bubble and cheap at 117k

derek

Butler is $117k and has DPP.

Is he in the side just because Crozier is out?

NoLanguage96

I think so. Jong injured too. With the shorter season I'm willing to risk it and bank $120k

Shake n bake

You could go early on Day

OverTheBall

Need to upgrade defence with 481,600 in bank. Have Ridley already but the other options all seem to come with risks. Thoughts on Mills, Houston, Short, Shepard or other?

derek

Short could be a sneaky pick for a few weeks while Houli is out.

Rocky is out this week, maybe Houston gets a run in the guts (probably will be Ebert or Rozee) and is pretty cheap at $430k

Mills is getting expensive now but will give you fairly reliable numbers

Jorg Ancrath

Short goes well when Houli isnt there. Will Give you 90ish scores consistently.

Jorg Ancrath

I've picked Ben Stratton in my Draftstars. Reckon he's having a breakout year!!

Derek

He has a lot of Zac Dawson about him.

Russty_

Zac was consistent if nothing else, a consistent 25 every week.

Russty_

Scored 50 last week..milestone of the season so far! ๐Ÿ™‚

Mitch is back

43 at half time, think I missed the boat, price is going to rise

DEESNUTSRBIG

Neale 134
or take Grundy (179, 115, 103, 135, 151 – ave 136) as Captain?
Grundy VS Hawks : 92, 105, 95, 145 (last year)

Jorg Ancrath

Points in hand are worth two in.the bush. Or something like that. It's a worthy captain score.

hedski

Ya gotta be realistic, I'm taking it.

Pman

I had Neale as VC but will be running with Grundy as Captain tonight as mu cut off for VC is 135. Do you have Gawn as your 2nd Ruck? If so then there's your answer…

Kangaz

I'm trying to consider neale or Gawn as captain score. Just feel gawn will go big this week against witts

Russty_

I feel ya Kangaz, I'm thinking take the punt on Grundy though and hope he does one of those 170 scores..risk it for the biscuit

Mitch is back

Worse case Gawn gets injured scores 20, doubles to 40 as captain.

Best case Gawn scores 160.

Think 134 is looking pretty good.

Jorg Ancrath

Witts is a good ruck. He rarely gets dominated.

NDD

that's it Mitch and that happens plenty Neale 134 take it

Russty_

200 for Grundy tonight ๐Ÿ˜‰

TommyC99

Anyone risking grundy C tonight?

Pman

Yes. In Grundy we Trust! I'm passing on Neale's 135.

Russty_

Onya Pman, good to see some of us out there still have some guts lol

Pman

May backfire as he hasn't set the world on fire so far in the first QTR, likewise for Maynard who I brought in for Rowell via Rivers DPP. 3 QTR's to go so hopefully they both get their averages…

Russty_

Grundy had a couple of obvious hitouts to advantage in the 1st that weren't paid!, CD bastards
Yeah Maynard quiet, wondering why he spent 27% on the bench?

Pman

It appears they are looking to give Quaynor and extended run at it and with his pace and kicking he is doing more of the rebounding that Maynard normally does, Maynard has been more in the back pocket. Doesn't help that the Hawks haven't had it down our end much either!

Pman

Yeah I though Grundy had been robbed points in first QTR, can't trust the CD Poindexters..

Russty_

I am Tommy, I don't have much to lose lol

mick

Not really a risk Tom

TommyC99

You were saying? ahaha

Russty_

Still only a 26 point diff Tommy so I'm not salty about it, risks are fun sometimes, more fun when they pay off lol

TommyC99

Yeah i was very close to going for it russty! Just thought the risk outweighed the reward.

Holty01

๐Ÿคž Ceglar and Sicily do a bit better tonight.

The Jinx

I'm hoping Holty most of my opponents this don't have either of them. Pretty much a POD could win or lose all my league this week.

Russty_

Sicily getting a fair bit of it mate, Ceglar is minus 5 lol

The Jinx

That'll be right!!! Hopefully Grundy is gonna smash Ceglar or McEvoy. Grundy will be making up Ceglar score for this round๐Ÿ˜”

Russty_

Not sure why Cox is pinch hitting in the ruck, leave him in the fwd line like a 7ft scarecrow I say

The Jinx

Don't understand why Bucks loves that Cox๐Ÿ˜useless, such a big flop. And Ceglar whos not much better is killing me have to put up with him for a couple more weeks. smh

mick

Bux luvs Cox!
Mrs Bux might need to drag out the old diamante g-banger to get him back on the right side

mick

Border closure means nothing to the Pies supporters every single one of them has a degree has turned up tonight.

Russty_

They offered free tickets to all Pies supporters who had any dental work done in the last 5 years, not one person showed up.

mick

hahahahahahaha
I think a bit of wee came out. That's gold

mick

The whole footy community needs to get around Jonno Patton this week. The poor bloke gave up footy a couple of years back due to mental health issues caused by repetitive injuries and now he looks like he's done some more damage at a significant level

Russty_

Poor lad can't catch a break, looked like a great power forward early on too, hope he can recover and play again.

Pman

It was a shocking stat to hear that he's already missed 90 games already in his career, hopefully whatever he has done isn't as bad as he thinks.

mick

Yeah only a hammy mate. He's a bit of a sook I think

Pman

After missing all of 2019 due to injury I imagine he's just really frustrated and probably feels he is letting his team down hence the emotions.

mick

Yeah sook may have been a bit harsh of me Pman but I'm used to country footy.
Last year Davo Harris was cutting firewood at half time to get the water heater going for the showers and the axe slipped and he lopped off three toes. He missed the 3rd quarter while we looked for another boot but kicked 6 in the last.

Pman

He's nicked his hammy so probably 3 weeks tops so thankfully nothing more serious.

Russty_

What's Atu's nickname gonna be…Bosanova-vulvagi maybe?

The Jinx

Everytime I hear atu. It echoes in my head R2-D2๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚

mick

same here

Russty_

ATU-D2 it is ๐Ÿ™‚

MagicGnome97

The boss

Westy

Alternatively he’s related to Joffa so we could call him “Joffspring”?

mick

Will Day looks real good. I like those skinny players who play like they're invincible, Kade Simpson, Georgia Gee, etal. They're 10 times tougher than the concrete elephants that try to throw their weight around

NDD

Reckon the hawks will give him plenty of time

Russty_

Wingard's lost all his skill when he chopped his hair off, needs a few goals for his owners so he's not delivering a megashitey score.

hedski

I only got this now Russty, because I HAVENT SEEN CHAD ALL NIGHT BECAUSE HE IS SHIT AS F.

mick

I didn't think he was playing tonight until I read that

Pman

Similar to Metallica who started cutting their hair after the "Black" album and haven't made decent record since!

Derek

I think I’ll go Chad to Stratton next week

Russty_

Try and find Chad's hair Derek and glue it back on.

mick

I'm getting annoyed with the 1960's mentality of the channel 7 and fox footy footy producers. They give a $million p/year to a serial $ex offender, drug abuser, police assaulter and all-round a-hole with little to no intelligence while articulate, socially responsible footy geniuses like Bob Murphy get relegated to community radio. I reckon J Brayshaw has something to do with that.

hedski

So it looks like Derek didn't break Sicily last week…
I definately smashed the Chad though.
Who cares go cats 2020 ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿป

Derek

Chad had 6 kicks, 2 out on full with no pressure. It was horrible to watch. Not one centre bounce

NDD

And he scored 3 pts in the last qtr. for kicking it out on the full

Derek

The Chad will rely on beating up on the weaker teams. Hawks have had a tough start, hey should get a run of easier games and Chad might kick a few

I thought Clarko would have given him a run in the guts in the last quarter at least

Ja191

Looks like cd don’t have Sicily in their sc teams

mick

He's had the ball in his area 90% of the game and done very little. The stats flatter him he's been a major seagull avoiding hard contests and getting embarrassed by every opponent he's had and his 3 muppetts have all resulted in goals. Stats aren't everyting in footy and No way he's going at 92% CD are in love with him

The Jinx

C'mon Ceglar do something in the last qtr. At least get 50sc points you're embarrassing me of having you in my team.

Derek

The Ceglar experiment must certainly be over now. McEvoy Easily beat Grundy second half

NDD

wanted him 3 rounds back and accidently pressed Tracca. Much as I tried couldn't reverse it ,,luckily

The Jinx

Certainly dead and dusted Derek.
Unfortunately he'll still be in my team for the next week or two need warm bodies, I am looking to cull two rookies after this round.

Grundy was disappointing tonight you would've thought he'll score well against a useless Ruckman and a slow and old McEvoy. Something is not right with Grundy I'm sure.

Pman

The Sicily roller coaster continues, last week I wanted to kill him, this week I want to adopt him with 102 points at 3 QTR time.

Derek

For every Sicily, I have a Chad

Derek

166 between them is ok

TOPHAWK1

Tell me about it Pman! Sicily looked disinterested last week. He was barely sighted. Last night he was everywhere! Cant this bloke out. I have Heeney up forward, so I guess I am used to these types of dudes now. LOL Sicily at his best is bloody awesome. Let's see what he dishes up next week. Cheers. TH

Russty_

Hawks need a clearout next year I reckon, get rid of all the old / Lti / underperforming passengers and start again, they still have plenty of decent players but not many who can score with regularity.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Hey Clarkson you have plenty of quality mid sized forwards but wheres your forward pocket? No interest in Butler last off season.
Paul Puopolo (32, 7mth) 15 goals, 14 behinds from his last 32 games.

Derek

Poppy might have played his last game after that effort. He is done.

TOPHAWK1

Not to mention Tom Scully. What a useless spud he has become for the Hawks. Was touted as a prized recruit a few years ago. Not even worth $300K in SC these days. This guy is in danger of his career screetching to a thudding halt. Get rid of him and play the rookies Clarko. Poppy has had a great career, but like Derek said, the time has come for him to hang up the boots. He is done. TH

The Jinx

Disappointing score from Grundy, now! Who do I pick as my C this round

The Bont or Cripps
Laird might see a lot of the ball at the back half.
The Doc could bounce back if he doesn't get the tag
Keen on Parker is due for a big score against the underman Tigers

Something I need ponder on.
Anyone knows what's Parker average against the Tigs

Cheers
The Jinks

MagicGnome97

Either Cripps or Parker. I suppose you don't have Fyfe, Neale or Gawn then haha.

AuroraBorealis?!

Much happier this week, well done pies. The last quarter wasn't particularly great but we still defended well for the most part.

Really pleased with our stoppage work, and Atu and Quaynor looked excellent, loads of potential from these blokes.

NDD

both the young fellas did well. AB and wills also Got a bit to work with there

AuroraBorealis?!

Wills has copped quite a bit of flack from the fanbase (at least from what i can read in the cancer that is facebook), but i really like what he brings to our mids as a big bodied midfielder. Him and adams (and sier if he comes back) can be really good at just creating a presence and improving our contested ball. I think he brings great value.

Ralph

Atu and Quaynor played really well, I thought Kelly also had an impact which just wasn’t reflected in his stats, unlucky with his injury but I’m sure we’ll get him right and we’ll see him again eventually. Still only 3 goals after quarter time but 10 points as well shows we just weren’t capitalising which is concerning but we should be back in the 8 this week and hopefully on track to win a few in a row

AuroraBorealis?!

Agreed mate. I also think that hub life will genuinely be good for the team. Bucks touched on it in a couple of pressers but we've got a very tight knit club and being able to spend some time together will really benefit our fluidity on field i reckon.

DEESNUTSRBIG

M8 Buderick or Hibberd – Higher score this week?

Like most a bench of cheap mostly non playing rookie spuds:
Cameron, Brander-Sturt, Rivers-Starcevich, McInerney-Brown-Hibberd.

Derek

Budsrick had a tagging job on Ablett last week. Before then he was scoring ok. He should do ok against melb

Hibberd will depend on if he gets Stringers center bounces. Stringer attended 8 last game to be the bash and crash big body. Hibberd could easy fill that role and score really well.

Can you loophole them?

Derek

I wish I had thought of Hibberd now instead of Aarts

Holty01

Hi Derek. Where do you find these stats? Can’t find anything about centre bounce attendance etc.

Derek

The Draft Doctors usually have them.

Westy

I’m concerned B Smith might be a late out. I’d DPPed him into the Mids from the Fwds to cover Rowell and bring in Aarts. With McInerney out I’ve only got Starcevich as E cover in the Mids, so have swapped him back to the Fwds via Simpkin. Budarick has the Fwd E at the moment.

Holty01

Well, looks like I’ll be stuck with Ceglar for a while. I really need to stop all these pointless sideways trades otherwise will never get close to full premo.

TOPHAWK1

Hi Holty. There are just so many traps and spuds around this year. I had Starcevich on the field and all he could produce was 31 SC. Bloody useless. I dont have Wingard, but he dropped an almighty turd last night causing many coaches grief. Sorry to see you have Ceglar to deal with. He has been so bloody disappointing of late. I was lucky to snare Pittonet when he was on the bubble. He appears to be running out steam too. I am going to cull him today for Max Gawn. Been waiting for weeks to finally be able to make this move and get him in purely because of the available Rowell cash after getting Aarts. He can become instant captain as Grundy VC last night was a flop. Sometimes its just about hanging in there in this cruel game called Supercoach! Good luck with the rest of the round mate. TH

Holty01

Thinking Pitt might be one of my last to cull. Plenty of worse things to worry about for me then a bloke that may average 90 for the rest of the season. My next 3 weeks is simply trying to upgrade. Looking for value wherever I can find it. Needing to make a run soon as sitting around 7000 now with my last 2 spuds of weeks. Agree with Aarts, already bought him in. Most likely to keep his spot with all the Tigers injuries. Next week will be interesting though. Seems to be plenty of quality rookies on the bubble so may have to do 2 downgrades instead of the 1 upgrade. And good luck to you also mate. Unless of course I’m playing you. ๐Ÿ˜‚

MagicGnome97

I had Starcevich on field as well. I figured McInerney would be dropped so I had to make a decision of which 3 out of Starcevich, Bennell, Pickett and Budarick to play M6, M7 and M8, and decided to do the emergency loophole with Budarick and Pickett, so therefore I had to have faith in Starch and Bennell.

Really gotta clear these dud rookies from my team ASAP, its the midfielders in particular who are killing my scores – last week I had to field Starch in backline + T.Brown and Budarick in midfield. 38 + 29 + 28 on field. Also Rowell on field like everyone had.

So many bubble boys though so maybe I'll have to have faith that those lads will deliver on field for a week or two longer. 272k in the bank currently. Was thinking of doing Pittonet > Gawn next week but may have to delay that by a week or 2.

hedski

I have Starcs and Chad TH ๐Ÿคฎ
Playing you in cazaly I think ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

Russty_

Know what ya mean Holty, the sideways trades will kill our seasons…every rookie on field now is a liability and they've been proving that week after week, as Neil said yesterday, might have to stick with guys like Rozee and others underperforming and hope they come good.
Can't wait for a proper supercoach year next year.

TOPHAWK1

The time has come community.

Its time to take a trip to the abattoir for the first time in 2020. Hey, Mr Pittonet, lets go for a drive. Its time to drop you off at JJ's meats. Farewell mate.

Well I'll be damned, is that Max Gawn hitch hiking over there? Let me pull over and see if he wants a ride. Hey Max, you need a lift? Yeah mate, that would be grouse. Hey Max, I just dropped off Marc Pittonet at JJ's meats, the poor bloke is cooked. Bloody oath he is. Are you happy to take over as captain in the Tophawks side mate? Yeah, no worries buddy.

Good onya Max! Welcome to the Tophawks side! LOL

NDD

Hi Tophawk have to agree with Holty about Pitto though.Just got a bit more in him Was maxy hitch hiking with Grundy ? If so tell him to hang five and the Demon Delights will take him . Max probably told you Preuse played in a scratchy and did ok, but the Dees want Weeds to take the slack. Probably played his last game now with Mark Jackson there. good to see you bouncing back champ. NDD

TOPHAWK1

Hi NDD. Grundy was nowhere to be sighted mate. He apparently is still trying to take off his soiled VC cape back at the SCG. You and Holt are right about Pitto still having a little cash in him with a BE of 80. But I have to move on Gawn now. I need a safe C option as I do not trust any of my other premos to do the job. Grundy as VC has carried me for the last month or so which has been great in the absence of Gawn. But Grundy's 107 last night tells me that my side is ready to bring Gawn in now and make him captain at the same time. Time to take a massive leap of faith in the bearded beast. Cheers mate. TH

The Jinx

Gawn taunted me last night in my dream๐Ÿ˜”I was happy that he was in my team. I was jumping with joy and screaming on top of my lungs. "MAXXY YOU BLOODY BEAUTIFUL BEAST" 1st Qtr kicking two goals, 9 touches. 5 marks, 3 clearances and 7 HO to advantage.

First 2 minutes in the 2nd qtr

Jumped for a tapout against Witts, won clearly to advantage. Which landed on the hand of Oliver.

But big Max Gawn landed on Witts foot

I woke up screaming
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!๐Ÿ˜”

For all Gawn owners sake.
Hope really smash it today

Will serve me right of not bringing him two weeks ago.

Ceglar I think it's time to take you to JJ''s Meals as well in two weeks.

Best of luck everyone!

Cheers
The Jinks

The Jinx

How about that. There was some reality to my dream, "Witts landed on Gawns foot" and Max is on track for a massive score.

I'm watching this game behind the couch Gawn is taunting me badly. Ok! Ok! Maxxy I will have you in my team the following week. After culling a couple of rookie, bringing in a couple of young blood this week Rankin and Simpson.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Unfortunately for most of us hawk it is the backline rookies that has ended up at Cedar meats.

Either running around like headless chooks scratching together a score, in quarantine or left out in the rain.

The sign on the door reads:

Due to restrictions only 2 allowed in at a time for the cull..

Russty_

Nice little ditty TH, I wanted to do the same this week but other issues arose as they do, and also, I'm hoping he has one down game and drops in price a bit although that may never happen, he's looking like the clear number 1 this year, and I still have Gawn envy.

Gibbs

Young, Narkle and Duncan. Wow what a week 20 points between 3 players!

NDD

time to take the HARLEY out Just a lazy ton only takes me one minute ,but for you mr Benneii you have 100 minutes Go on son prove them wrong. vroom vroom

Russty_

Hope so Neil, need someone to make up for Long's score this week, not looking good at half time, and reported, probably miss weeks..another forced trade.
I've got Harley and Pickett on field this week, god help me! lol

NDD

Me too Russty Was planning to dump Long anyway so no problems there made his BE Got a feeling Harley and Pickett will go well

Dash

Rowell for Lloyd or Ridley this week? I have 130k bank

Russty_

Ridley while he's still cheapish.

The Jinx

Personally I'd go with Lloyd you know what you will get from him week in week out.

I'm concern with Ridley in the next couple of weeks or so. We'll soon see how McKenna will affect his role and scoring.

Ja191

Geeze serong looks a player let him play longmuir

TOPHAWK1

WOW. What a quarter by Serong!! That was one of the best quarter performances by a rook I have seen in a long time. Was 11 SC at half time and 67SC at 3/4 time. Loopholing him on the bench. Looks like Rivers is going to get a run. Hope he can run out the game.

Russty_

And 67 at fulltime unfortunately, still not a bad rookie score mate..he looks a good player.
Well done my Saints, found a way to lose again…ugh!

NDD

where's Gat The sainters. don't need much to make the finals Russty Maybe a loss that should have been a win will shake them up .Watch Ratten razz them this week

Pranav

Wouldn't be too worried rate ratts as a coach that first quarter was something else would still be a good chance of finals I reckon