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Festival of Fantasy | Day 5

Published by Damo on

Day 5 into the Footy Blitz and we’ve got two games to feast our eyes on today, which will close out Round 9.

Gold Coast vs GWS – 3.35pm AEST

Fremantle vs Collingwood – 6.10pm AEST

Funny name for high breakevens
Nat Fyfe 227
Brodie Grundy 176
Zac Williams 155
Rory Lobb 139
Harry Perryman 135
Adam Treloar 133
Brayden Maynard 132
Tim Taranto 130

Funny name for low breakevens
Darcy Cameron -4
Tobe Watson -2
Izak Rankine -1
Caleb Serong 10
Jarrod Harbrow 23
Connor Budarick 38
Toby Greene 52
Josh Kelly 60
Stephen Coniglio 62
Luke Ryan 70

Top VC/C Options

Most of you have probably locked away a captaincy score, but if not why not these guys?

Josh Kelly
Went absolutely bananas against Richmond last week with a massive 195, and wouldn’t surprise me to see him finish on a stones throw from that score today. Loves playing the Suns with 138, 124 and 146 as his last three scores against them.

Brodie Grundy
Now, do we trust Buckley to play him as number one this week? For the sake of our SuperCoach teams you’d hope so. Has scored 124, 134 and 150 the last three times he’s played against Freo.

Nat Fyfe
The great man has returned! But will he play midfield or forward? You’d think with Walters and Tucker out he’d return to the centre square but Longmuir seems to be backing the kids to get the job done in the middle. Scored 145 last time he played the Pies.

NEW FACES

Mark Keane ($123,900 DEF)
The Irish intercepting key back will debut for Collingwood against Fremantle. He scored 86 against Richmond in a pre-season game earlier this year.


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TOPHAWK1

Nice little write up Damo! Be interesting to see how Mark Keane goes today. Some good raps on him.

Pman

If he scores well then there are 3 great downgrade options next week in Keane in Defence, Skinner in Forwards and Draper in the Ruck.

TOPHAWK1

Yep Pman. Hope Keane does well, because I want to cash in Williamson for some good cash. Then cull Aarts to Skinner for more cash. Then a midfielder uber premo upgrade.

Dan

Yeah, I ended up going early on Keane for this reason. Just hoping it works out ok.

Russty_

Hope they breed em tough in good ole County Cork…the Irish boys always bring a toughness and element of fearlessness with them to Afl, look fwd to seeing him play.

Shaun Huntington

With Freo's generally slow ball movement into attack, I'd normally be keen on Keane but might wait for job security on next round selection first.

Derek

Some impressive scores this round. I’m looking at around 2350 but struggling To win my matches.

Will come down to Haynes and Maynard. I don’t have either, but most of my opponents have at least one vs Lukosious who is my POD

Shake_n_bake

Hey Derek l had Heeney in field in draft league and Hall on the pine which l have already got his score. I also have Doodee on the field thinking I’ll get a donut l also have Z Williams on the pine not knowing he’d be selected. Would l get his score aswell or just the one bench player?

hedski

I'm pretty sure you only get 1 emergency Shaker.
Edit, probably lowest scorer

Shake_n_bake

Williams on 70 half time!

Derek

Only get one bench player

Shake_n_bake

Killer

Russty_

Bummer Shake, that extra ton would've been handy for ya.

sc tragic

Hey Derek is your SC team Murdoch somethings, if so I am playing your this week.

TOPHAWK1

It's the Bundeena Bunnies

s c tragic

thanks, another Derek, in Div 5 survivors then.

hedski

Should have fielded Buddah over Rankine….
Derek, did I have to use the immunity in div 1 Survivor last week?
I had a shit score. 👍

Derek

You only keep immunity for one week.

With only a few left in each division it is like gold

hedski

Yeah I think I got it the round before

Derek

Bud stick was doing good until Toby went off. When Toby was on him and Budarick were always near it.

Russty_

Rankine looks like a feast or famine player now Hed, scores a ton or bugger all.

Derek

The wheels are starting to fall off for the Suns. Ranking on their forward line not seeing a lot of it

Russty_

Yeah it's a shame to see cause I think Rowell was really inspiring the whole side to do better. Maybe next year.

Pman

Which probably guarantees him for a 100 next week, surprised they kept him deep in the forward lime all day and didn't give him a run on ball. Thankfully all my oponents had him on ground as well.

Ja191

Tell me Nick Haynes doesn't look like Legolas from lord of the rings

Shake_n_bake

Greene was on 48 qtr time now on 36 while not playing 🤔

Russty_

Might've given away a 50 for kicking a physio in the head as they were walking past.

hedski

Cogs has been ok last few weeks

Shake_n_bake

Playing you again Hedski.

Shake_n_bake

And Whitfield

Russty_

Yeah especially since the media started laying into him, he's on his way back up again now.

Russty_

Warning!…bad Dad joke coming up….
Keane doesn't seem very 'keen' to get the ball…0 possessions at half time!
This very bad dad joke has been brought to you by asbestos, wear raw asbestos clothing to protect you from bushfires.

TOPHAWK1

Yep. Keane is a spud. Cant handle the heat and pace of AFL footy.

Russty_

Can't say I've even seen him TH, was watching Ned Cahill in the Bombers game the other day and he would get smashed every time he got near it, it must be a rude shock for the young blokes who aren't quite ready for the pace and hardness of the game.

Dan

Haha! There’s a song about Dad jokes we sing in our house (because of my bad ones). One of the lines are:
“Dad jokes are bad jokes I’m sorry to say…they’re a joke with the funny bit taken away.”

Russty_

Only our generation can understand how funny they are Dan, all the younger ones depend on social media popularity to tell them what's funny or not :), dad jokes are funny because of how not funny they are lol

Dan

Exactly, there’s a hidden art to them!

TOPHAWK1

Serong is on fire! This kid is a bl00dy ripper! Have him on the field. 69 SC at half time with 72% TOG. Makes up for that spud effort by Rankine today. Could have taken Aarts 75.

Russty_

Good stuff mate, lucky it wasn't the week he gets a 42, but at least he has the ability to go over a ton 🙂

TOPHAWK1

He pumped out 118SC last week and if he tonnes up again tonight he will skyrocket in price. This rook might generate me huge cash that will see me full premo sooner rather than later.

Russty_

What week did you get him in Hawk?…he started out pretty expensive.

TOPHAWK1

When he was on the bubble. Got him at his basement price. Going to clean up. What a little pocket rocket this bloke is.

TOPHAWK1

Wet second half coming up!

Holty01

2169 and lost all 9 league matches. Ouch.

Russty_

You'll bounce back strong next week Holty, sorry I was one of the ones who beat ya…no one deserves to get beaten by me this year.

TOPHAWK1

Bugger. I think I got my first league win until round 3. I know the feeling Holt. Dust off and back on the horse next week. Wait, make that tomorrow! Cheers mate.TH

Shake_n_bake

Keep going Noble

hedski

Of course I traded out King and Noble this week <img draggable="false" role="img" class="emoji" alt="🤦" src="https://s.w.org/images/core/emoji/12.0.0-1/svg/1f926.svg"&gt;

Aaaaaargh!

Ditto on Noble and I got Hurn for him. Kept King but had had him on bench and the 2-game wonder boy on field.
It's a lot harder when you have an opponent isn't it Rankine? He believed the hype about himself and thought he was Eddie Betts but in reality he's just a Relton Roberts that the coach likes.

Russty_

Tobe looks all-right for a rook defender, being a wranger, he kinda looks like Zac Dawson except Tobe can play Footy, got a 49 last week but looking like a 70+ this week.

JohnDJ59

Should be a good trade in next week.

JugHead

Brayshaw has had some eyecatching scores the last few weeks.
Too expensive now, but well done to anyone who got him earlier.

Shake_n_bake

P.s rd 10 starts tomorrow

Derek

This is when it become tricky

Have Titch, Sicily, Chad & Doch missing

Throwing the magnets around this week

Shake_n_bake

I have Chad Docherty and Cripps. Even thou it’s best 18 still need luck.

Rocksta

Yea, Watson looks like he can play.
Keane, on the other hand, was a deer in the headlights. I will be amazed if that wasn’t his one and only game. Did I trade him in?…………..of course I did…..to generate cash for next weeks trades. Pity he won’t get at least one more game.

JohnDJ59

Always pays to get at least one game to see what they can or can't do.

Rocksta

Yea, I normally wait until a player is on the bubble. I don’t know what I was thinking. There’s a waste of a trade.
At least he can get a game sitting on my bench for a while, cause I don’t think he’ll be getting one with Collingwood.

JohnDJ59

What was the rush, what on earth made you do it. Of cause if he had done well, you would have been laughing, but getting a rookie on the bubble, as you would normally do, is the way to go.

Tommy

2501, good week even with rankines 30 today. Pretty happy with that. Seems i missed most the carnage!

Aaaaaargh!

No Pendles = no pies.
No Pendles=very ordinary Grundy
No Pendles = a lot of happy campers 🙂

Sam_01

Disaster week for me 2259 Hamil, Ling, Rankine on field and traded – noble to hurn to try make up for the carnage as i wasn't convinced noble would even be be named. Out of the top 1000 i go, hopefully, bringing duncan and stewart in next week will help

Connor

2190 for me mate, gone down to 3500 :((

Russty_

If that's a disaster my 2247 must be a catastrophe lol

Pman

2408 which is my best score of the season so far but still lost two of my cash leagues due to benching Noble in favour of McPherson. D'oh!

Connor

Least you didn’t trade him…

Russty_

Congrats on your highest score mate, noice one.

AuroraBorealis?!

Jeez i do not think the pies are gonna make the 8 this year. What a turn around in 2 weeks! After beating geelong i thought we'd be top 4 for sure. Very disappointing

Ja191

collingwood's win record with pendelbury 60%/without pendles 38% – big out for them

Aaaaaargh!

Cartlon beat geelong mate, at geelong so it's not really a reason to be engraving the cup

Russty_

Still a good side AB but they seem to have forgotten how to score goals lately..the most important thing.

Aaaaaargh!

Melbourne is one of the least successful clubs this century despite no shortage of help via draft picks and more. There's little room for error if the Demons are to avoid another wasted season. – Marc McGowan
Well said Marc the Dees have been given everything by the AFL except courage. They are constantly pleading and begging and promising. Always taking and never giving. The AFL's next move should be to give Viney and Gawn free agency without compensation. Give the Dees the kick in the ar$e that they deserve

Aaaaaargh!

Hmm the gold coast defender touted as being irrelevant to supercoach by the local boffins has now racked up 3 tons from 4 outings and has a 4-game ave of 102. It's easy to stumble when you don't watch whats happening and you only read the reviews

Russty_

So you've had Collins from the start?…must be satisfying with him finally paying off for you.
Doubt if he's anywhere near a top 6 defender though.

Aaaaaargh!

Maybe not a top 6 defender at the end rusty but the strategic idea is to make money and points out of guys who increase in value due to mid season role changes or form reversals. If you could absorb and understand that you might rank a bit higher at the business end.
My comment was to highlight that dismissing a player from relevance due to previous season output is not wise. Your response was smatar$se, provocative and borderline trollish

Russty_

Good I'm glad you got the gist of what I was saying, your comment was arrogant, drama seeking and childish in it's obvious intent to pis$ off the "local boffins", whoever they may be, who here ever "touted Collins as irrelevant."…let alone ever discussed or dismissed him at all?
Your arrogant know it all attitude is very familiar to all those that've been here for awhile, you're just here under another name as usual, because you've been banned so many times, no one can even remember what your original troll name was.
Give it a rest mate…it's boring.

TREV

Whats your rank goose? go crawl under the rock you call home Attacking Russty is a huge mistake . What he does for this site is appreciated by many coaches What have you done except bait dudes but you didn't get any bites with your silly remarks Find another site for yourself and 66 goose you still haven't learn't how to spell Russty boring and unnecessary wow crap

Trades

Traded Nicnat, King & Dev Smith for Gawn and rooks.
Gambling Doedee would play…(Hate no teams being named at start of round) so ate the donut, the trades backfired and lost my league game by 4 points. Sums up my season.

Aaaaaargh!

Do the community think that it's worth getting Grundy before his bye? Sure he's ave is 107 over last 3 which puts him at #4 but pies mids aren't that good at roving without pendles and swans are used to roving the oppo so a sub 100 this round is highly likely. CD will start returning the free points in the last 5 games but I'm starting to think that goldy is the best upgrade

The G Train

What are people’s thoughts on Simpkin? Absolutely butchered it on the weekend but are people confident in him to regain his early season form? Considering trading Rankine, S Hill and D Smith for Simpkin, Lloyd and B Smith, which would leave me with only Pickett/Simpson and Cameron/Close as my 2 on field rookies. Or can hold off one week and upgrade rankine to someone other than Simpkin.

Aaaaaargh!

The auto profanity oblitorator prevents my true thoughts from being published. I bought him 2-weeks before his injury and I was totally unaware that he would immediately avoid the contest after being hurt. Maybe if he wore a melbourne jumper I would have been wary of his intestinal fortitude but alas he wears a north melbourne jumper so it's my own damn fault, they're typically snipers and thugs who at least get back up after being smashed. I wish that he had the bye this week so I could justify throwing him away

Derek

His ankle isn’t 100%

Plus he is getting attention now

JugHead

I can't see Simpkin suddenly turning it around. And he is projected to drop more cash, so if I were bringing him in it would not be this coming round.
I have him and am seriously considering upgrading him to Duncan via dpp.

The G Train

Thanks for the input everyone, will hold off another week. Not sold on Duncan once Selwood and Ablett come back into the side, definitely worth a look though. I wish I hadn’t started with Cripps and could pick him up for his current price.

JohnDJ59

I wouldn't get him.

Joe_T

Who's the priority to bring in – Duncan or Stewart?

Pman

Stewart has a BE of 32 and will never be this cheap again and is my No 1 priority trade this week.

Jack

Hey guys, hope your weekend well with SC scores. I have a question regarding trading players whom have the bye this weekend. Do we get the end of lockout to trade them is that correct. E.g. i have brander whom i want to upgrade to Stewart, am I am able to wait until Wednesday evening before geelongs game to make a trade?

Need to downgrade either Rankine or Budarick to make the upgrade happen. I am leaning on rankine bcos of budaricks dpp status and durability. Who would you say has better JS Woodcock or Skinner at least for the next coming weeks. Keen to here thoughts.

JohnDJ59

Yes and yes. Skinner because he has played one game already. Not saying he has the better JS, just that it is unwise to trade a player in before they are on the bubble.

Kangaz

I can't pick between witherden and Stewart.

Russty_

Now there's a choice I wouldn't find too hard to make, Witherden to end in heartbreak and disappointment, Stewart to provide reliability and dependability.

JohnDJ59

I had been planning to get Stewart in this week, but my fwd line has a few more holes in it than my back line, So I will be getting Dusty instead. Greenwood moves to the fwd line and Dusty into the midfield. Draper and Skinner will also be joining my team.

Smart as S

Choose one:
A: Fyfe, Duncan, Devon, Rankine or
B: Pickett, Simpson, Petracca, Rankine

Smart as S

Sorry B is Greenwood instead of Rankine

Jorg Ancrath

Does Markov have JS? Thought he looked pretty good.

Russty_

With the benefit of hindsight, that's an emphatic NO lol