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Festival of Fantasy | Day 6

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Hooly dooly, we’re six days and one full round into the festival of footy and this is where we’ll separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls and the dogs from the slightly smaller but far more aggressive dogs.

Obviously with the news around Melbourne and Victoria, thoughts are going out to everyone and anyone doing it tough. Wrap your arms around each other.

Just the one game here on Monday night to kick the round off with the Dogs and Power going at it. There’ll be a podcast coming out just before the first bounce (I hope? Maybe? Content is kind of cooked) so if you’re not planning on doing any trades involving Dogs or Port players, steer clear of doing any if you can.


Tom Stewart – $443,300 DEF – BE 31

If you want yourself a cheap premium in the backline, here’s your man. Tommy boy pumped out a whopping 145 on his return from injury during a cracker on Saturday night. Get him in now for under 450k.

Mitch Duncan – $521,500 MID – BE 29

He was a very popular trade-in target before going down with a hamstring injury a few rounds ago and has only become more in-vogue since returning with scores of 148 and 134. Will be a top midfielder from here on out barring injury.

Dustin Martin – $516,600 MID/FWD – BE 16

I did look at Dusty last week and wondered if the time was right to jump on ahead of Bailey Smith. Turns out I’m an idiot. Oh boy did Dusty come BACK in a big way this week with 180. Will be the cheapest we see him for some time.

Sam Draper – $123,900 RUCK – BE -22

The biggest rookie of the round might take some wrangling to get into your side, but Sam Draper rewarded those who’d been waiting a long time to see him debut in red and black. He should play pretty consistently from here on out barring management with condensed fixtures and by the looks of things will be the Bombers’ #1 ruck. Lock him in if you can get him.

Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs, 7.10pm AEST

Brad Ebert will miss this clash with the Dogs because he’s injured, somehow. We don’t know how or why but I’m done with Bradley and flicking him. Josh Dunkley is back for the Dogs – what does this do to Macrae?

Funny name for high breakevens

Tim English 232
Travis Boak 138
Marcus Bontempelli 128
Dan Houston 120

Funny name for low breakevens

Louis Butler -17
Mitch Georgiardies -4
Karl Amon 12
Sam Mayes 17
Jack Macrae 60

Top VC options

Jack Macrae
This bloke might be alright at football, ya know? Has scored 169 and 162 in his last two in the first game of the round and there’s literally not a thing you could ask more of him. This idiot’s forgone VCing him two weeks in a row, and will I finally repent and VC him this week? No, because Dunkely’s back and that scares me. Good thing for you lot is that means he’s due for another 160.

Marcus Bontempelli
He’s good at football. Definitely. Hasn’t been on fire in the Superoach sense this year but decent smokey if you’re keen for a gamble. I dunno.

Tim English
Hear me out here. I know he’s burned a lot of people who brought him in after the double ton, but remember: he did score a double ton. Against no Scott Lycett, he could score big again? Could be the perfect VC option.

Dan Houston
Hahahahahaha no one has Dan Houston any more. Ha. Good one Patch, you idiot. Next thing you’ll be telling us Sam Mayes is a smokey VC option by way of a thinly veiled suggestion you could do worse, but with enough doubt that if he does score 30 you can’t be held liable. Yeah, you would do that, you fiend.

New faces

Boyd Woodcock is a footballer who apparently plays football. Will debut for Port. He’s a 102k forward I know nothing about and you should under no circumstances select this week. If he goes alright we can look at him next week but I don’t care what the reason is – steer clear.

Arms around you all, community, it’s a tough time for everyone – be you in Melbourne or anywhere around this big old messy globe of ours.

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Apologies for not being around much in the comments you beautiful humans. Everything's just all over the shop at Casa Del Patch.

For the record, I think I'd rather Duncan than Stewart but I'm getting both this week anyway. Both are so, so cheap. Also if anyone can fix my forward line that'd be hugely appreciated. Izak's outta there, you've done your job son.


Also for those playing along at home, I've fallen 149 spots from rank 149, leaving me at 298 and (hopefully) only Cavarra, McInerny and Docherty not playing this week.


Great going this year Patchy, keep up the excellent work and have a good crack at the whole deal this season.


Thanks mate!


My cognitive bias has left me with not only Docherty missing this week, but 3 Hawks. Chad, Titch and Sicily.

Will be throwing the magnets around to try and field a decent team.

Anyone who plays me in the leagues this week could have an easy match.


Just realised I’m against you Patch in the Elite of the Elite league. Top of the table clash.


Played Patch in Trigga league. Happy to get the chocolates 47 from Ebert and he might have to move him on as l don’t think he’ll get up this week


Ebert is gone. Been rubbish for me since I brought him in. To think I traded Dusty to him when Dusty missed round three.


Nice going ol’ patchy boy

I think Stewart is a no brainer this week.

Duncan almost is, but starts becoming too many cats, maybe. Selwood back just puts some doubt in my mind.

I traded out Dusty to Petracca before round 2, I think Dusty has done enough to get back in my team.


Was still super consistent and averaging between 110-120 with Selwood in the side. I think his scoring will drop off slightly but will still be very valuable


Good on ya Patch! Will you be bringing in Mr Sam Draper this week?


Thanks TBone! Draper a lock to come in for me this week


Anyone know how SuperCoach Draft is working with the bye rounds?


Don't think the byes matter in draft Connor, just get as many on the park as you can.


looking at the SC score estimates, nothing changed.


Seriously thinking of trading laird to stewart and banking $26k. Laird average 90, Stewart average 107 minus injury.



is there any other way for getting Stewart?

If you were to sideways, i'd look at Sicily who has a bye this week and will make you a heap of cash


Hi Derek. Defence is finished and I have Sicily already. Not sure if Laird will cut it from here, so it might be my last chance to get rid of him with a downgrade to stewart & bank 30k


McRae or Duncan this week?


Macrae lol typo


No one?


Both could be effected by big names coming back. Dunkley and Selwood.

Duncan for price


Duncan is a steal. And the worry out there about Selwood effecting him, i personally don't think is warranted. Yes his scoringht drop from 140 to 120, but if you take out his 13 when he got injured early then his lowest score has been 114. He's tonned up in every game that Selwood played


Probably glad my head came off a few seasons ago given the state of the world atm. Anyway sc going avg at best, but still trying. This week I can take 2 of either Dusty, Duncan or Stewart plus I’m getting Draper. I need to build the back line more than mid, but don’t want to look a targaryen dragon in the mouth….


I looked fwd to this week fixture and seen the cats play the same day as the crows. Only reason l kept Doodee on the pine. So if he doesn’t get up this week will become Stewart. Only reason l didn’t go a week early was to get Stewart a bit cheaper plus l had cover.


Is Simpkin still an option in a couple of weeks? Has a 3 round average of 49 but still averaging 96 for the season. Will be VERY cheap in a few weeks but are his early-season scores long gone or can we expect him to return to that form?


he looks like he is still struggling with his ankle and getting some extra attention.

His price is falling, i'd wait for a good score before getting him


No I'm flicking him this week. Hasnt been the same player since injury and needs Cunnington in the team for the heat to be taken off him.

Jorg Ancrath

Hey, does Markov have any JS?



This is it fellas, the LAST week before the merger. All those who receive immunity this week are automatically through to the Champion of Champions group.

We had a first place tie in Div 4 this week between @VoteSustainable & Fishermen (2442) but @Vote got the immunity because of their higher overall ranking.

We lost some great community members this week. It was a bad time to have a bad week Holty.

On the other hand there were a few close calls, with demonsdelight scraping through by 1 point.

Just to show how competitive it was this week, now we are near the pointy end of the season, FUNKHOUSER (2321) & The Dogs Bollox (2316) were both eliminated with scores that would have got immunity in any other week. bad luck fellas.


Div 1 – Fugg Nuggles & FUNKHOUSER

Div 2 – Marchmallows & Mighty Chungus

Div 3 – Holt & Singapore Flyers

Div 4 – Totti FC & Valens FC

Div 5 – Vicwood & Monaco

Div 6 – Ka-boom & The Dogs Bollox

Div 7 – MosquitoSquad & Its Just a Cold


Div 1 – Fyfe Is Life (2451)
Div 2 – hunterpunter (2467)
Div 3 – Liverpool (2548)
Div 4 – @VoteSustainable (2442)
Div 5 – One Touch Wonder (2446)
Div 6 – Brock's Beasts (2521) – Current #72 overall
Div 7 – The Superstarrias (2553) – WOW

Shout out to Barchang Barflys (Div 7) who still holds overall rank #3


Because the groups are a little un-even; there will be Only ONE eliminated from Division 6 but THREE from Division 7

Thanks Fellas

s c tragic

Just wondering Div 5 2446 I had 2468 what is the grading system? not complaining just curious. (Penske file)


that is a nice score (and a great team name)

i can't see your team in Div 5 (or any of the divisions)


Some notable teams gone this week


Dang I thought I had the immunity


it is all happening very fast. maybe you had immunity the week before.

this is who had immunity this week.

Div 1 – Coolburg Rangers (2214)
Div 2 – hunterpunter (2439)
Div 3 – kicking behinds (2370)
Div 4 – 21SkiWrdDojaKeefs (2320)
Div 5 – The Blacksheep (2365)
Div 6 – Brock's Beasts (2403) – Back2Back Immunity
Div 7 – Barchang Barflys (2450)

i didn't realise Brock's Beasts has had immunity 3 weeks in a row. he is a BEAST!


Cheers Derek, ya not wrong the rounds are flying.
Oh well I lasted longer than last year, good luck this weekend…sorry round.


Sad to see you depart I was lucky enough to survive Chose to keep Doedee instead of trading him to Stewart so killed over 100 pts would have won 3 leagues but now i have doedee


Cheers Derek once again for running this. And yes, not a good week for me. In fact I dropped 5000 in the rankings. Ouch


Question everyone, if you have a emergency on a player and he scores in your top 18, does his score count?

Mitch is back

Only if you have a non-playing player in that line.

You can loop the player on.


Only if he is replacing a player onfield who didn't play. (usual rules)

say if you have 8 midfielders all play and you have a player on the bench with E, you won't get the bench players score.

Mitch is back

Which 3 of the following do I field on the forward line? No loops available.

Rankine, Georgiades, Aarts, Taylor, D.Cameron

Leaning towards Georgiades, Cameron & Rankine


Rankine because he can score big.

Cameron because swans defense is full of midgets

Georgiades because i don't think much of the other two


Macrae, Duncan, Titchell? Who ya think (BYES NO ISSUE)


Titch is starting to build very nicely. obviously had the leg issues and then the shoulder, but last couple of weeks he is looking like the titch of old.

save $100k over Macrae

has his bye this week and should play each week

Jorg Ancrath

Serong could be a keeper!


Big Max in doubt this wed!


Omg this season is just unbelievable


Means Draper in could be a must!


It’s best 18


Is Rankine a sell this week? Dunno what his B/E is? Also what about Pickett with another 100 has his B/E got alot of cash to make still?

I'm in a position where I can sell Rankine swing Whitfield down and bring Titchell in while keeping Pickett for another week OR sell Pickett and get Macrae and hold Rankine for another couple weeks maybe?




For who sorry


Sorry I looked at footywire and Rankine was -1 but must’ve been last rounds be


Rankine B/E is 70. Pickett is at 33


Rankine BE = his Avg = 76 = gone from my team


-1 Pickett or Rankine?


Not sure about either option to be honest.
Titch has the bye this week. So not sure why you wouldn't wait until next week.
While I think Rankine is pretty much done, he isn't projected to drop a lot of cash, so holding him shouldn't hurt.
How will Macrae be affected with Dunk coming back in?….not sure.

One thing is for sure. Clubs will rotate their players in the next couple of weeks, and the way the teams are announced will create mayhem. Late outs are a bigger risk than ever.

Imagine trading in a premo, just to see him left out 30 mins before the game, and you are scored on your best 18. Some of the ruckmen in particular are clearly feeling the pinch. Popular young cash cows may also get managed. But we don't know which ones.

What I'm thinking of doing is this. Wait until teams drop, then cull fat cows. I expect some of them to be rested this round anyway. Instead of chasing premos who might not play, I'll replace them with fresh rookies.
Also, and this is important, a lot of the premos we bring in will have their TOG managed, or will be moved deep forward when the game is no longer in doubt. Their scores could be lower than normal.
NEXT week, bring in Titch and Fyfe on fresh legs after their byes, even though they play each other in Rd11.
The downside, is I'm gunna run out of fattened cows quickly. But I'm lucky that I have a lot of warm bodies at the moment.

Was Wah FC

33 for Pickett
76 Rankine


It's time to move Devon Smith on . He's no good at football

Smith -> Duncan
Taylor -> Draper

Really want Skinner but Maxy King decided to go and nearly ton up now I am forced to keep him lol
Hopefully I can find another way to make it happen. He looked good on the weekend and popular at brissy

David C

Skinner probably out next week for McStay who has served his ban. Very risky.

The Ranger

Rankine, Pickett, McInerney OUT
Georgiades, Draper, 550K Mid Premo IN

Yes or no?
Anm I going too early on Pickett and Rankine?


I think too early on PIckett. Still has cash to make and is a decent chance of a good score. Ok to move on Rankine, he has done his job. He was never going to keep up his scoring from his first 2 weeks.

The Ranger

Yeah I'd prefer to keep Pickett but dumping him is the only way I can get another premo in.
Weighing up whether to triple trade in order to get a premo in or just double down to bank build.


Bring your premium in after their bye. That’s how we used to do it.

The Ranger

Yeah I'm leaning toward just trading Rankine and McInerney.
I like Georgiades even tho I've missed some price rises as his JS looks pretty good.
Not sure on MID rookies? Will Bell at Sydney hold his spot?


Tough decisions this week. The options are 2 value premos or 1 uber premo in Sir Lachie Neale

A) D.Smith, Budarick & Bewley to Stewart, Duncan & Draper ($60k bank)
B) Bewley, Budarick & McInerny to Neale, Draper & Skinner ($111k bank)


I like option 1 mate. Getting in two bottomed out premos and Dev has got to go. Lock it in mate


Option 1

s c tragic

Hi Derek,now I'm really confused, JR Rabble (478222) this week playing The Premium Squad. Cheers Penske file


The JR SURVIVOR GROUPS is a knockout competition.

I set it up in the 'Groups' area, not the 'Leagues'

We started with out with out 170 teams spread out in 7 'Groups'.

The two lowest scores each round are eliminated. I literally delete them from the group.


I am deciding between very similar trades. I am probably leaning towards Stewart & Duncan, but if i do that i am probably not going to get Neale this year.


Stewart is not a must have. There are quite a few decent defenders around that price. They all have their up and downs.

Clearly he is great value, so if you want him now is the time, pre-bye.

My strategy is going to be like other years, bring premos in after their bye.

Taking a hit this week with titch, Chad, Sicily and Docherty out. Looking at Cripps and Hurn next week instead of Stewart and Duncan this week.


Agree. Bringing in players after their bye has to be a priority.
Stewart is good value, but it still depends on your overall balance.


Stewart is good value. So is Williams, Hurn, JJ, Vlastuin, Smith

Duncan is good value, so is Bont, Cripps, Titch, Merret, Dusty, Zorko, Shuey, Yeo, taranto.

there are plenty to choose from now and there will be plenty to choose from later.

consider the byes

Mitch is back

I am starting to think ahead to next rounds trades, given it will be Friday night / Saturday morning of this week.

Who would you bring in out of-
Tom Mitchell
Tim Kelly
Dylan Shiel

or wait a week and get Luke Parker.

I'm thinking Tom Mitchell, but haven't seen many Hawks games recently, except against Melb where he was quite.


I’m a hawks fan and Titch was trouser stretching last game.

He is back to his accumulating best, running into space and getting plenty of the ball.

8 tackles (game high) his shoulder is better than ok.


Titch gave away 3 free kicks.


Hi supercoachers,
300k Trades looking at
Simpkin to Whitfield
DSmith to Duncan
Doedee to Stewart (pending Wednesday selection), would miss Mayes if doedee in, I have Sicily Doc donuts
40k left

Sadly, I brought in Sicily not LLoyd last week, missed Macrae too grrr! Dunk may factor on his high price now
Others in mix as ins: Petracca, Mayes, Macrae, LLoyd, Witherden

Am I on point or do you prefer one in the mix?


Another option in the head for future rounds is I could free up cash with Pittonet at R3 to Draper. He's lost coin but have had other issues. Could keep as cover or tempted to jump on Draper to free up 200k. Would mean I miss DSmith to Whitfield as the Cats boys are too appealing.


If Doedee plays, I will then be able to go upgrade Starcevich to Stewart. Waiting on teams


Anyone know who has the better JS out of Skinner and Ballenden? I thought Ballenden came in for Archie Smith and with Smith and Stef Martin out for the next few weeks I was of the impression the Big O would ruck and Ballenden would chop out? What is Skinners role and who did he come in for? Cheers

David C

Skinner did come in for McStay who is back next game with Ballenden performing Archies role. However anything could happen. Both McStay and Skinner can also chop out in the ruck so either Ballenden or Skinner could be dropped or even Hipwood could be managed. McStay will definitely come back in. Someone has to go out. Probably doesn't help.

Jorg Ancrath

Who would you rather own this week – Dusty, Duncan or Stewart?


Dusty for me. Guaranteed tOp 6 forward.

Not a POD but will be left behind without him


I'm banking on dusty to stay below the 100 mark for the next few weeks. Some people will argue differently based on his last week's score


I need to cull one of simpkin or Bailey smith who have both been disappointing lately and lost all their cash. Which one should go first? Cheers

Jorg Ancrath

I'd say they are both keepers. Price is irrelevant.


Dont listen to this. Give simpkin a shot


Has to be some other lines to fix up… Use your cash wisely

The Ranger

Skinner or Georgiades?
Tempted by Skinners low price but how's his JS?


$229k is a bit too much for Georgiades.

The Ranger

It is but I have enough trades to get thru to the end of the season so I don't mind so much.
He'll keep going up in price and will play every week. I'd ditch him at Ports bye.
Can't bloody decide….


What about Rozee for $50k more. Almost rookie price now, but he did look ok last week. PTA have a few tough games coming up, Georgiades might struggle and get dropped. Where Rozee might get some midfield time with Ebert out and Maybe Boak having a little rest soon.

The Ranger

I did look at him but decided against it. Too risky.
Think I'm gonna go with Bell and Georgiades and skip Skinner.
Bells DPP got him over the line.


Maybe Bell

The Ranger

Bell is def in the mix but I have the same worries re his JS.


You could risk it and go very cheap & early with woodcock

David C

I"m expecting Flanders or Sharp to debut for GC or maybe both. I will go early on one of them instead.


1. ballenden or skinner?
2. Stewart or duncan?


James Bell?


Do I put the VC on Mcrae tonight, leave it on Gawn or put in on Neale and put the C on Grundy. Not convinced that Mcrae will go 160 three weeks in a row, especially against Port. Thoughts?


I'd put in on Macrae given Gawn is under an injury cloud and may not play.


Jackson Payne to debut for Bris


Thoughts on the following trades;
OUT Simpkin ($425,400) IN Draper ($123,900)
OUT Noble ($305,100) IN Stewart ($443,000)
OUT Conroy ($102,400) IN Mayes ($301,700) with $174K left over for next week.

Is it too late to get Mayes in? He is averaging 92 which is cheap for $301K but can he keep it up? Am thinking he will be a M8 and likely to socre more than the injured and out of form Simpkin. Thoughts?


doesn't look like you have gained much with those trades.


Not convinced Mayes keeps this scoring rate up.


Nailed that call mate. I resisted the tempter too for that reason…..late. Relief!

James Sykes

gday community.

Can you help a brother out?

Do I go with the crowd and secure the good value of Stewart and keep $180k in the skyrocket or do I get Petrecca now while I can?

Mission Stewart Sting:
OUT Brander/egg ….IN Skinner/Stewart

Operation Petrecca Pinzer
OUT S Hill and Rankine, IN Skinner/Petrecca

Cheers fellas.


Hi James, Stewart is very tempting and reliable but Petracca has stepped up this year and become a must have gun, both are good choices but depends on what your trading plans might be for next week and how much money that needs.
With Petracca though, I'd say, if you want him, get him.


Petracca is clearly top 6 forward. No Bye. Crows this week.


Hi Community,

Thoughts on Sidebottom as a POD?


High risk but high reward IMO. Can get tagged out of games as seen on Sunday where Conca kept him to 7 touches in the first half (1 in the 2nd qtr), but when he moved in to the guts he flew home to score around 140

As a Pies fan I think we need him in the middle to recapture some of that 2018 form


Gun. Struggles to score SC points when hes tagged though, and its usually either him or Pendles who cops the tag – Pendles is out atm. fortunately we've already played gws and west coast, two clubs who use taggers.


What to do with Toby Greene? Out 3 weeks with hammy


Trade him out Swoop…it's finals in 3 weeks.


must trade


Hill > Sholl or Rankine > Hosie, Schoenberg or Sholl?

already have draper

The Lost Boys

Do we take Neales 140 or gamble on Gawn or Grundy?


Do you take 149 or gamble on something better?
Common sense dictates the answer mate, if you're a chronic gambler maybe go for the big score…but even if Gawn or Grundy exceed Neale, it ain't that much better.