Festival of Fantasy | Day 5

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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.


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.


TOPHAWK1 · 02/08/2020 at 13:25

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

    Pman · 02/08/2020 at 14:36

    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 · 02/08/2020 at 14:49

      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 · 02/08/2020 at 17:26

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

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 18:10

    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.

    Ally B · 02/08/2020 at 20:03

    Well done, that's a killer. <img src="http://tinyurl.com/fl4gg&quot; height="1" width="1">

Shaun Huntington · 02/08/2020 at 13:52

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 · 02/08/2020 at 14:47

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 · 02/08/2020 at 15:22

    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 · 02/08/2020 at 16:03

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

        Shake_n_bake · 02/08/2020 at 16:32

        Williams on 70 half time!

      Derek · 02/08/2020 at 16:34

      Only get one bench player

        Shake_n_bake · 02/08/2020 at 16:45


      Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 17:42

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

sc tragic · 02/08/2020 at 14:52

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

    TOPHAWK1 · 02/08/2020 at 14:56

    It's the Bundeena Bunnies

      s c tragic · 02/08/2020 at 15:20

      thanks, another Derek, in Div 5 survivors then.

hedski · 02/08/2020 at 16:05

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 · 02/08/2020 at 16:37

    You only keep immunity for one week.

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

      hedski · 02/08/2020 at 17:55

      Yeah I think I got it the round before

    Derek · 02/08/2020 at 16:38

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

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 17:43

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

      Derek · 02/08/2020 at 17:56

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

        Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 18:07

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

      Pman · 02/08/2020 at 17:57

      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 · 02/08/2020 at 16:34

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

Shake_n_bake · 02/08/2020 at 16:46

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

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 17:36

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

hedski · 02/08/2020 at 17:56

Cogs has been ok last few weeks

    Shake_n_bake · 02/08/2020 at 18:07

    Playing you again Hedski.

    Shake_n_bake · 02/08/2020 at 18:07

    And Whitfield

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 18:08

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

Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 19:07

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 · 02/08/2020 at 19:09

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

      Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 19:13

      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 · 02/08/2020 at 19:16

    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_ · 02/08/2020 at 19:22

      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 · 02/08/2020 at 19:29

        Exactly, there’s a hidden art to them!

TOPHAWK1 · 02/08/2020 at 19:08

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_ · 02/08/2020 at 19:20

    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 · 02/08/2020 at 19:24

      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_ · 02/08/2020 at 19:29

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

          TOPHAWK1 · 02/08/2020 at 20:00

          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 · 02/08/2020 at 19:21

    Wet second half coming up!

Holty01 · 02/08/2020 at 19:43

2169 and lost all 9 league matches. Ouch.

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 19:49

    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 · 02/08/2020 at 21:00

    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 · 02/08/2020 at 20:00

Keep going Noble

hedski · 02/08/2020 at 20:01

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! · 02/08/2020 at 21:13

    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_ · 02/08/2020 at 20:18

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 · 03/08/2020 at 00:22

    Should be a good trade in next week.

JugHead · 02/08/2020 at 20:28

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 · 02/08/2020 at 20:52

P.s rd 10 starts tomorrow

    Derek · 02/08/2020 at 21:23

    This is when it become tricky

    Have Titch, Sicily, Chad & Doch missing

    Throwing the magnets around this week

      Shake_n_bake · 02/08/2020 at 22:37

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

Rocksta · 02/08/2020 at 20:58

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 · 02/08/2020 at 21:18

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

      Rocksta · 02/08/2020 at 21:24

      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 · 02/08/2020 at 21:57

        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 · 02/08/2020 at 21:05

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

Aaaaaargh! · 02/08/2020 at 21:08

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

Sam_01 · 02/08/2020 at 21:19

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 · 02/08/2020 at 22:41

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

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 22:46

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

Pman · 02/08/2020 at 21:22

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 · 02/08/2020 at 22:42

    Least you didn’t trade him…

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 22:44

    Congrats on your highest score mate, noice one.

AuroraBorealis?! · 02/08/2020 at 21:24

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 · 02/08/2020 at 21:27

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

    Aaaaaargh! · 02/08/2020 at 21:36

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

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 22:39

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

Aaaaaargh! · 02/08/2020 at 21:29

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! · 02/08/2020 at 21:33

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_ · 02/08/2020 at 22:43

    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! · 02/08/2020 at 22:52

      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_ · 02/08/2020 at 23:09

        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 · 03/08/2020 at 09:59

        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 · 02/08/2020 at 21:38

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! · 02/08/2020 at 21:48

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 · 02/08/2020 at 22:37

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! · 02/08/2020 at 22:59

    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 · 02/08/2020 at 23:12

      His ankle isn’t 100%

      Plus he is getting attention now

        JugHead · 02/08/2020 at 23:37

        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 · 02/08/2020 at 23:48

          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 · 03/08/2020 at 00:33

    I wouldn't get him.

Joe_T · 02/08/2020 at 22:51

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

    dontblushbaby · 02/08/2020 at 23:05

    Selwood will be back soon, I plan to get Stewart and that should give me 20 live players for this round

    Pman · 02/08/2020 at 23:27

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

Jack · 02/08/2020 at 23:26

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 · 03/08/2020 at 00:36

    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 · 02/08/2020 at 23:36

I can't pick between witherden and Stewart.

    Russty_ · 02/08/2020 at 23:49

    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 · 03/08/2020 at 00:32

      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 · 03/08/2020 at 03:06

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

    Smart as S · 03/08/2020 at 03:07

    Sorry B is Greenwood instead of Rankine

Jorg Ancrath · 03/08/2020 at 08:57

Does Markov have JS? Thought he looked pretty good.

    Russty_ · 04/08/2020 at 16:03

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

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