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Festival of Fantasy | Day 12

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It’s Day 12 of the Festival of Footy and boy am I emotionally exhausted after being crushed by disappointment at the end of Round 10. 

No time to sulk as we look ahead at today’s games where the Power is matched against Richmond and the Lions are taking on the Dogs. 

PORT ADELAIDE VS RICHMOND – 4:35(AEST) 

The Tigers have rested Trent Cotchin and Jack Higgins has been omitted, bringing in Josh Caddy and Daniel Rioli.

Port Adelaide have announced the return of Scott Lycett who may share some ruck duties with Peter Ladhams. Brad Ebert owners despair as he is still potentially a week away. 

If you went early on Boyd Woodcock you’ll be pleased to find he’s still playing this week. Probably not a great long term option but a $102,400 Forward may be a rare downgrade option.

CAPTAINS

If you’re wanting to look for something outside the norm plenty of players are coming off some good outings. Let’s be honest though, you’re probably thinking about someone from the next game.

Tom Rockliff – Definitely an outsider option but after a 134 against the dogs he has an opportunity to go for another big score.

Dustin Martin – You can never count out Dusty to have Supercoach potential. He could score 95 or 195, who knows? Definitely not me because I am not some kind of mystical prediction wizard.

BRISBANE LIONS VS WESTERN BULLDOGS – 7:40PM (AEST)

Aaron Naughton, Ryan Gardner and Bailey Dale come in at the expense of Hayden Crozier, Roarke Smith and Cody Weightman.

Cam Rayner will be out for at least a month after suffering a Hamstring injury against Richmond. One of our favourite sons Daniel Rich is available after recovering from a hamstring injury along with Ryan Lester.

2016 Reality game show winner Matt Eagles comes in for the Lions and is priced $155,800 as a Defender. He has not played since 2018 where he managed 4 games with an average of 41 points. Job security is yet to be determined but could be a warm body for your defensive line. 

CAPTAINS

I mean, do I need to say it? No, not Tim English.

Lachie Neale – This man is having a hell of a year and is almost always a good VC or C option.

Jack Macrae – A string of amazing scores makes Macrae a must consider option for captain

There are a few other players I’m going to put in a basket labelled “results may vary” this includes:

  • Dayne Zorko – Didn’t have an impact in a disastrous loss to Richmond but could bounce back.
  • Marcus Bontempelli – The Bont is a beautiful man who has potential to influence games and can easily rack up the points when you least expect it.
  • Oscar McInerney – If you have him, for some reason. 128 last week, I mean its 2020 BABY. (Please don’t do this)

THE BREAKEVENS

Free Froghurt (That’s Good)
– 13 – Tom J Lynch 

-11 – Jake Aarts

0 – Boyd Woodcock

28 – Connor Rozee

36 – Marlion Picket

The also cursed (That’s Bad)

177 – Tim English

154 – Scott Lycett

154 – Daniel Rich

141 – Josh Dunkley

139 – Dayne Zorko

133 – Jack Macrae

Are you targeting anyone from these games? How is your team looking post Round 10 ? Let us know in the comments community. Get around each other during these unprecedented times, we love you community.

Make sure you keep an eye on our socials! The always wonderful Lekdog has been streaming and taking your questions live on Twitch. 

Head to his channel with this link and make sure you follow LekDogGames on twitch to get notifications when he goes live! 

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James

Thinking Pickett to Simpkin today

James

Or given Pickett's decent BE, am i better off waiting a week?

Lekdog

I'm all for trading in SImkin today. Think he'll outscore Pickett so the cash doesn't worry me

TommyC99

Hey lads, who do we reckon are best rookies this week? Obviously Sholl looked great in the first half but ive already got laird, doedee and mcpherson, plus id be trading williamson who did just have the bye. Still get him in?

As a pies man, i like ruscoe's JS. Think he showed a bit and with our injury crisis you'd think he'd get games.

Woodcock? Shoenberg? Hosie? Walker? Watson? Michington? Wicks/O'halloran? (i know both have the bye but 22 on field isnt an issue this week)
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TBone_23

Gday Tommy. If you need a def I’d grab Scholl maybe Ruscoe. If you need a mid I’d get Schoenberg and for fwd I’d definitely get Hosie mate. Tone Watson is another option if you need a defender but he’s already gone up in price once. Cheers

TommyC99

Hey TBone, thanks for the response mate! I havent got a lot of rookies need culling. So my original thoughts have been buderick – Shoe, RIvers – Ruscoe and most likely Coomben – Draper. The last one im a bit iffy paying 50k for a rookie but with Gawn's fitness in question it might come in handy. Williamson probs needs to go but i wanna hold until we see the upcoming bye structure in case he is a required man since hes had the bye!
What are ya thoughts?

TBone_23

Hmm I reckon if Gawn is not gonna play you’d have to either trade him to Goldy or trade in Draper for your current R3. Williamson could be invaluable for the bye coverage but I would consider going him to Tobe Watson or Scholl this week for cash gen. I’d use your trades where they are most important first (points on field), then see if you have any left to go Williamson out mate

TommyC99

Really appreciate that Tbone, did have my heart set on Draper but looked at his next few games and not sure how he's gonna go against Witts and Marshall/Ryder. And for a 50k fee its just too risky that he pumps out some poo and could very well be rested (seems like an essendon thing to do)

Gone the trip downgrade this week.
Bud – Shoe
RIvers – Ruscoe
Williamson – Watson (Will be Sholl if we get news watson wont be picked before the blues game)

The fitness/BE of Gawn is a glaring issue, and if he doesnt play this week i will seriously consider trading him. With grundy next week he wont score massively. The only thing turning me off locking the trade in now is 2 weeks time, Gawn has english and Goldy has grundy. Will probs still do it if gawn misses though.

Those 3 trades above along with rankine – wicks sets me up with 431k to bring in Fyfe and one of Williams/Simpkin next week.
God this game is stressful!

JohnDJ59

Gawn is out.

ST1974

I have the same dilemma Tommy. I'm trading Williamson out as well and it is a toss of a coin between Scholl and Ruscoe. It is just annoying that we won't know if either of them will be named until Monday night and Williamson is playing tomorrow afternoon. If you already have enough Adelaide players in defence, I would go Ruscoe. I agree he looked alright against the Swans and with the injuries, he should retain his place.

Lekdog

I just uploaded a pod talking about this. Schoenberg, Hosie, Scholl, Woodcock in that order for mine

TommyC99

I'll give it a listen, cheers lek!

Would you trade rivers (midfield) – Ruscoe or rankine – Hosie/Woodcock?

Dash

95k
Sicily, Laird, Stewart, Doch, Noble, S Hill (Lloyd, Starcevich)
Fyfe, Danger, Cripps, Macrae, Duncan, Pickett, Simpson (Whitfield, Coniglio, Mayes)
Gawn, Grundy (Draper)
Dusty, B Smith, D Smith, Georgiades, Aarts, Close (Combden, Skinner)

3 Trades this week and would love to hear the smartest moves of trading in and trading out.
Cheers

Keenbutclueless

Who’s your other mid, Dash?

Dash

Bennell

Keenbutclueless

Gawn to Goldy
Simpson to Schoenfeld
Close to Titchell. Move Whitfield forward

Keenbutclueless

Or Bennell to Titchell even better

Gives you Hill and Starc to Williams next week

TBone_23

Gday guys! I’ve come back to earth a little bit this week dropping to 565 in the overall rankings. Very worried about my cash gen in my squad though and don’t see where my money will be gained to get to full premo. Accepting all the advice or ideas I can get for this week haha. Currently thinking Gawn down to Goldy (makes 150k), Bennell to Schoenberg and Sturt (assuming he won’t be named) to Wingard. Have considering bringing in another stepping stone or pseudo premo in Sier, Rozee or Rocky. After 3 trades will be down to 9 left with very little cash ITB. Don’t know with the rookies currently in my squad who gets me my last three upgrades haha. Cheers

JohnDJ59

Hey TBone, still a great year for you, I managed to get to 2,054 thanks to Oliver and am currently ranked 11,995 I seem stuck in a range of 5,000 to 15,000. I am very tempted to trade Max to Goldy myself, but I have cover with Draper at R3, so it would be all about the points and is it worth a trade. I'm looking at Watson, Schoenberg and Ruscoe for three or two downgrades this round, as I need cash, I have very little and the cash generation. Brander and Green will be leaving my team after not getting a game for ages.

silversovereign

I’m up against you this week John. Off to a bad start, with Gawn, Viney, Mayes and possibly Ridley out. I’ve also got Draper but think I will hold Gawn too as trades are getting tight Good luck mate.

JohnDJ59

Looks like a close one Silver, you are doing well this season, in your overall rank and sitting in 2nd place in Rogue Traders, while I'm just hanging on in 6th spot, with six to eight teams outside the 8 trying to take my spot. Glad it's a best 18, otherwise I might have been tempted to trade Gawny out for Goldy or NicNat, Viney has been playing well, so that's a lose for both of us, as well as Ridley if he is out.

Lekdog

What did you end up doing T?

TBone_23

Cheers DJ and Lek mate! Barring any surprise outs I’ll be going Gawn to Goldy, Bennell to Schoenberg, Sturt to Simpkin or Wingard. This frees me up 100k to spend next week which I plan to go Budarick to a rookie and Pickett up to Boak. What trades have you boys done this week?

JohnDJ59

So far only Brander to Schoenberg, I was looking to trade out Starcevich to Watson but it was to much of a risk with Watson not playing till Monday night. Hoping that Watson keeps his spot, so I can still get him in, for Gould maybe, if not, will look at Green to Ruscoe.

Michael C

Hi everyone, Do we know the effect of the byes on when the finals will be held? If there are now 18 rounds, will they move the GF until then? It already looks like there will be finals with best of 18 and byes. With no byes in Rounds 12 and 13, finals (at this stage) to start in Round 14, and still 10 teams to have byes, I can see carnage on the horizon.

Like Statty Matty said in the Cheat Sheet page, trading in premos who’ve had their byes is probably the best strategy: Mitchell, Fyfe, Cripps(?), Docherty(?), Merrett, Shuey, Petracca, Walters, Oliver, etc.

A midfield that look great with Neale, Macrae, Steele, Lyons, Treloar, Adams, plus Grundy, Butler, Maynard, could find them all miss is Week 1 or 2 of the finals. Not a pretty thought.

With that in mind, are Mitchell, Petracca, Brayshaw, Jack Martin and Fyfe the best targets for this week, and then add in the Gianys mids next week?

ST1974

Greetings community. Thinking of trading Pickett to T Mitch this week. However, for that to happen I need to trade Williamson to either Ruscoe or Scholl and trade one of McInerney (to Schonberg) or D Cameron/Close (to Woodcock or Hosie – not convinced on either). I would like your thoughts on Sparrow (Melb) who is averaging 70, however, at $211k is a little pricey for a rookie, yet at the same time is very tempting. If I were to bring him in, the only issue I have is that I can't trade Pickett to T Mitch and would have to trade him to Simpkin instead which is the definition of irony since I brought him at his peak, kept him for three weeks while he struggled to score and traded him last week to Duncan and watched him go back to something resembling a normal score.

Appreciate any thoughts or advice on which way I should go this week.

OldManMoggie

Will Walker scored better than Hosie but not getting much of a mention?
Is that just coz he's more expensive or something else?

Lekdog

Both dropped 🙁

3meterdogs

Hold Gawn or trade to goldy?

Russty_

I'd hold if you can cover him, it's best 18 also.

Shake_n_bake

Gawn won’t play and viney l also out

KSinny

Where'd you find this Shake?

Shake_n_bake

Teams will come out soon. But Melbourne have called those 2 changes already.

hedski

Yep just read that Shake, trade plans out the window, might trade them both and try something different.

KSinny

Damn, thinking I could trade him to Goldstein but that means I'll have a 0 in my fwd line with Xerri. Otherwise I could trade him to Petracca via Xerri and field Draper.

Shake_n_bake

I traded Gawn last week for 790k he dropped 50k so happy with that Draper also went up just over $40k so made 90k he had a bit of a tough 3 weeks coming up with O’Brien Goldy and Grundy. And knew he wasn’t right. Was able to bring in Dusty Stewart and this week so far Mitchell for Gawn and Rankine.

TommyC99

So no max Gawn which throws a massive spanner. I am one of those who dont have draper. So i can either bring him in for 50k or bring in Goldy. I have 15 trades left after using 2 so far this week so im liking the sideways trade in the hopes gawn plummets next week. Might even C him if i bring him in. Whats everyone else doing?

The Ranger

Gawn and Pickett OUT Titch and Goldie IN for me.

hedski

I'm thinking Gawn and Buddah out DogDog and TayTay in.
Hold Viney.

TOPHAWK1

Gawn OUT, Rankine OUT, Bennell OUT. Then Draper IN, Oscar Mc Inerney IN (fwd/ruc-traded into forward line), Neale IN (VC) 85K in the bank. Welcome. TH

derek

Gawn not playing won't see any price drop.

the week off might do him good. get rid of him now, might not be able to afford him later

its an interesting decision

TommyC99

That’s very true Derek. If I had Draper I’d definitely be holding. But with Grundy next week I’m hoping that ends a nil all draw and he gets a low ton. Plus the points grab in goldy playing a backup today and a stef martinless lions next week

dontblushbaby

Rozee out late

hedski

Rozzee out Sutcliffe in, I wonder if he will tag Dusty?

Pman

Seals the deal as far as trading Bennell is concerned this week and are grateful ior the bench cover with Rivers.

Lekdog

Apologies, accidentally deleted your comment Shake!

Russty_

It did sound a bit sexual, trading em in and out, in and out in and out 😉

Russty_

Brought Ladhams in this week, at least I can bask in that glory for a week, until he drops a stinky 35 next week LOL

Lekdog

Nice! Boak worked out for me today!

Russty_

Nice Boak score there Lekky !

JohnDJ59

I saw that Russty, I did wonder how long you had him, could be another close one between us after our two point game in round 3 in the Holy Grail league.

Russty_

Mate, at this point every move I make will be a hail mary to try and crack a top 8. Georgiades was a bit of a letdown,but I guess it's like all rookies 50-ish and Dusty disappointing.
Good luck this week mate, I don't mind if you flog me.

JohnDJ59

Yes I've decided a 50pt-60pt score is about all we can expect for our rookies, although Woodcock went well, I did have him on my watchlist, but I wasn't after a fwd rookie at this stage. I think you are only a game out of the 8 in TheSonsOfAnarchy league, so still a chance there. I had a 8/10 last round, so if my trend continues, I'm looking at a bad round this time around.

Russty_

I'll keep trying then John…I think Woodcock only scored 25 points or so in 3 quarters, so really dropped off.

JohnDJ59

After what Macrae scored, I think you might have this one Russty, a bit like me last week with Clarry getting me over the line in most of my games.

Shake_n_bake

I got in Bont for Budarick so a little happy

Russty_

Bont in for Budarick is like getting Albert Einstein in for Dildo McDumbass Shake.

TommyC99

Take Georgiades 53 or play one of Schoenberg, close, rivers or Buderick?

Russty_

Hi Tommy, I reckon Schoenberg or Close can beat that, not sure if the other 2 can.

Lekdog

Hmm, it's best 18 so if you have plenty of players I'd roll the dice on Schoenberg.

If you're only scraping 18, take the 53

Russty_

The Recruit!…Matt Eagles is getting a game tonight, when I watched that show back in 2016 I thought we might see a bit more of him on the field at some point. Just shows how hard it is to crack the bigtime in AFL, kudos to him for hanging around for 4 years and not throwing in the towel.

derek

he was actually pretty good in the games he got, then got injured. i'm hoping he does great

Russty_

Same here Derek, good luck to the lad.

TOPHAWK1

How good is Macrae. I mean seriously. What a first quarter. TH is a proud Macrae starter. 77 SC at 1/4 time. VC on Neale who has been left in the rear view mirror.

derek

i think there are quite a few people cursing they didn't VC Macrae

Russty_

Something was telling me to do it, (vc Macrae) but I didn't cause of how fast Neale can score.
Neale could still outscore Macrae.

derek

thats about what Dusty scored in 4 quarters today

Russty_

I won't be picking Dusty again, or Dangerfield, bugger all 30 year olds.

Derek

Don’t have Dusty. 9/10 of my opponents this week

Banga

Hey guys,
would love some feedback on which option i should go with! Was originally gonna trade rivers – Ruscoe but to my surprise rivers has been named. so tossing up what to do with my third!

1. Gould – Ruscoe (creates swingset, but is it a wasted trade? Already have all bar Whitfield playing on my bench so not struggling for 22)
2. Williamson – Ruscoe
3. Williamson – Watson

Thoughts would be great on this fine saturday evening!

Banga

**Bear in mind if i keep williamson this week, he will be upgraded next week

Russty_

Gould to Ruscoe couldn't hurt Banga, Quaynor will take awhile to heal up so that would help, Gould is a non event (0 games), at least Cavarra got 1 game.

Kangaz

What is macrae on. I wish I had him

Russty_

He's on 86 now Kangaz…with 11 minutes to play in the 2nd quarter.

Russty_

Glad I traded Starcevich this week, not much happening there score-wise at half time…might get dropped soon.

JohnDJ59

I had him as a trade this week to Russty, but all of my trade in targets are playing late, if they get a game, so didn't want to trade him out when he was playing to a rookie that might not get a game.

JohnDJ59

I was looking to trade him this week, but my trade in targets teams were playing late and I didn't want to trade Starcevich out to a rookie that might not be playing.

dontblushbaby

Macrae has just past his projected score of 171

Russty_

Yeah it kinda sucks, Neale as VC a million points and then, Macrae..20 points more than Neale…I guess if you had both…you couldn't bloody complain partner.!

TOPHAWK1

I have both Russty! No complaints. Very happy tonight.

TommyC99

I have both as well as Bont russty! Was kicking myself at quarter time not going Macrae VC but Neale closed the gap real well!!

Derek

Maybe Oliver will out do them both 😉

Or anyone playing the Crows. Grundy?

TommyC99

Anyone slightly concerned with Bazlenka? Obviously glad his low scores arent painfully low like other premos this season, but 1 ton in 4 games and 3 scores under 80. Obviously certainly not panic stations but definitely a bit of a role change. Obviously dunkley back probably moves him out of the guts to some extent. Be keen to see his CBAs with dunks in the side. Bont did play unusually more midfield time tonight which resulted in his grouse score. Does this also scream bad news for baz?

Russty_

More than slightly concerned, ever since I traded him in, he's been a low scoring shit-show…he's clearly not ready to be a premo yet, I got as fooled by that fool. as I got fooled by Rozee…who is also a fool.
I am the ultimate fool, for picking any of those fools.

Derek

I’m old school and avoided all those young fellas. Only one I’m regretting is Ridley and maybe brayshaw a bit

We saw the changing of the guard only a few years ago, the current crop of ubers are here for a while yet. The butters, rozeee, Simpkin, serrong, brayshaws, smiths will have their time later

Holty01

Like your thinking.

Holty01

After long consideration I’ve decided to hold Gawn. In the end I’m looking at this being his bye round with the others still to come.

JohnDJ59

It was tempting to trade to Goldy or NicN, but in the end it would be a trade used that didn't need to be.

AuroraBorealis?!

Jeez the Bris game was a good one supercoach wise,

I had Neale (VC), Macrae, Bont and Lyons for a combined score of 624! (791 if you double Neale's score)

TOPHAWK1

Nice AB. I have Neale as VC tonight after bringing him to my side. I started with Macrae, Bontempelli, and Mc Cluggage this year. Bought in Oscar McInerney as a late in today. No complaints.

AuroraBorealis?!

The big O Tophawk?? That's a huge POD

TOPHAWK1

Thanks AB. He is a short time POD. TH

Kangaz

I feel sore after seeing the Jonas hit

TommyC99

So the burning question today, to trade or not to trade gawn?
Was set on bringing goldy in last night Got a couple of favourable fixtures where he should go pretty well. But seen a few on here choosing to hold.
Gawn with a high BE got grundy next week, but should monster english the week after.
Before gawn was a confirmed out, i had 22 players so id go to 21 if i kept him.
Im currently 689 from 6 (not including Neale VC), with 5 rookies left to play. Lowest score right now is 59
Should i be bringing goldy in? Im currently ranked 3k after dropping to 17k after the dees and bombers "bye."
Would love to hear your thoughts guys!

JohnDJ59

I'm holding, well I am at the moment, what if Max is out for two weeks, then it gets interesting. I saw you have 15 trades left Tommy, I would be trading him out in that case for Goldy or NicN. But then what is your plan, do you use the extra cash to upgrade your team on other lines, or do you keep it for three to four weeks with the idea of bringing Max back in after he bottoms out.

TommyC99

Hey John, thanks for the response mate!

Yeah i only made the one trade last week (after i forgot to bring draper in) plus i saved a few trades when the restart occurred, so im doing alright trade wise.
To answer your question, i havent really decided how exactly ill get him back in. The extra money saved gives me flexibility in my double upgrade next week. Planning on bringing williams in and if day and mcpherson both still have a low BE, that extra money ensures i can trade out williamson instead, whilst still being able to get fyfe as well. I think the goal will be to leave cash in the bank as i need to be able to bring Gawn back in as soon as he has a big game before he gets out of reach again, but the way this season is going i'm not holding out too much hope ahaha.

JohnDJ59

I was in the holding camp due to the amount of trades I have left, but the more I think about it, trading Max out just might work. The way I see it we have two options if we do, (1) we do so with the intention of not getting him back, Goldy or Nic Nat could go alright and use the cash to help upgrade our other lines. (2) we are doing it for the points while Max is out and we intend to get him back when his price bottoms out.

holty01

Can’t decide between Wicks and Schoenberg. Neither will be onfield. Think both will get games but who most likely to run through that midfield? I am leaning towards Wicks as I did like his usage with ball in hand. Any thoughts appreciated.

derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

The will be no eliminations this round.

The group stage has come to an end and it is now time to merge the remaining teams into the Champion of Champions group

The Champions group will start in Round 12

Full details on how many will be eliminated etc later in the week.

ROUND 10 ELIMINATIONS

There was one team that is breathing much better now, my friend from across the Hacking @VoteSustainable needed their immunity necklace this week to avoid being eliminated. that was another close call mate.

It is also with sadness we see the elimination of our greater leader, Lekdog and his Puppies, bad luck LEK, you survived much longer than a hell of a lot of good players.

The following teams have been eliminated this week:

Div 1 – Osama & Frothies XXII

Div 2 – The Bookhouse Boys & CHAMPS

Div 3 – Tommy's Terminators & Lekdog's Puppies

Div 4 – 21SkiWrldDojaKeefs & Wah Wah FC

Dive 5 – HRBD & The Premium Squad

Div 6 – Talbings FC

Div 7 – That's Riewoldting & The intagator & Rainman

Because of uneven numbers, only 1 was eliminated from Div 6 but 3 from Div 7.

IMMUNITY

No-one gets to carry forward immunity to the Champions Division, everyone starts even.

CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS GROUP

The new code is 920656 (Group, not league)

If you still remain in one of the Survivor Divisions, please join the new group before the start of Round 12 (i will be taking a roll call)

I'll put up a full list of everyone later. (Plus Mitch, who i accidentally deleted last week)

Thanks fellas.

derek

In the beginning there were 177 teams, all hoping to be the Ultimate Survivor.

Now there are only 34

the following teams have made it out of the group stage and into the CHAMPION of CHAMPIONS GROUP (920656)

Coolburg Rangers
Beer n Snags
Fyfe is Life
EAGLE POWER
hunterpunter
Boris Bumblebees
Longy's Legends
Tophawks
Intelligent Design
[email protected]
Maccas' Magic
Kicking Behinds
Liverpool
SC_2020
Boooom Time
@VoteSustainable
The Fishermen
Shake n Bake
demons delight
The Blacksheep
One Touch Wonder
Scorpions FC
If It Ain't Boak
Brock's Beasts
The Reds
FlockOfSeagulls
FyFiEs_SuPaStArs
Barchang Barflys
The Superstarrias
Tigerara
supreme team
Loose Men FC
Team MAYhem
Mitch is back

Can everyone join the Group Code 920656 before the start of Round 12

(i'll repost reminders during the week)

But if your not in the group by the start of Round 12, we start without you.

once we have the final number (I know its hard to believe that everyone who qualified wouldn't join, but some times a few of us find a life outside of Supercoach), i will do the calculations on how many teams will be eliminated each week and how many will get immunity.

Thanks fellas.