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Festival of Fantasy | Day 16

Published by Statty Matty on

As we come to the end of Round 11, the end is in sight for the Festival of Fantasy.

Tonight we watch the Suns and the Bombers slug it out at Metricon. Both teams are battling to keep pace with the top 8. A win for either team will see them sitting just out of the 8, Essendon with a lower percentage, but a game in hand having already had their bye.

LOW BREAKEVENS

0 – Brandon Zerk-Thatcher
19 – Will Powell
33 – Sam Flanders
39 – Devon Smith
39 – Sean Lemmens
44 – Connor Budarick
52 – Izak Rankine

HIGH BREAKEVENS

165 – Dylan Shiel
152 – Conor McKenna
149 – Hugh Greenwood
147 – Touk Miller
147 – Will Brodie
134 – Brayden Fiorini
118 – Zach Merrett
118 – Jordan Ridley

CAPTAINS

With all the traditional VC/C having already played (and in many cases scored BIG) I expect that most of us have taken one of those scores.

If not, take your pick from:
Touk Miller – best avg this season from guys playing tonight. Has scored a couple of 140s this season.
Zach Merrett – has been peppering the 110s this season, with big scores against Sydney (159) and Adelaide (135).
Hugh Greenwood – Went big against Geelong (132) and Sydney (144).
Dylan Shiel – massive 163 in Rd1 and 156 in Rd 5, but has been off the boil since then.

NEW FACES

Sam Flanders – $162k Mid – Selected at #11 in the first round last year. Draft scouts descrive him as “an explosive mid-fwd with clean hands and high X-factor”.

Josh Corbett – $227k Mid – Not a debut. Corbett played 9 games last year for an average of 42pts and a highest score of 60pts.


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peter boulouxis

so we have 10 teams having byes through our sc finals round 14 to 17 or 18 im confused will sc give us more trades very up in the air on how to set up a team,does anyone have anything?

MumLookAtMeNow

Probably will get more trades due to the upcoming changes, not sure how many though

Patch

Nothing confirmed until we see the official fixture. My guess would be we get more trades, but those in charge are being cautious not to mention anything one way or the other.

peter boulouxis

yea thanks patch it just seems a bit unfair especially to the leaders of the comp so much time put in

Gary

We were given four extra trades for the four bye rounds. So far we’ve had two bye rounds. I doubt we’ll get extra. But we will be allowed three in both those rounds.

Peter

Most people I believe haven't got many trades left so hard to do 3 extra trades

JEL

We were given 4 trades for the 4 compressed rounds to cover players being rested.

If there are more compressed rounds, they might decide to give an equal number of trades again.

Mikee

Agree, something will be done for sure <img src="https://tinyurl.com/yxbbsslm&quot; width="1"/> <img src="https://tinyurl.com/wwct4y8&quot; width="1"/>

Andrew

I’m hearing (Whateley on fox) that the 10 teams who haven’t had bye yet will have theirs in the same round. So 1 round where only 4 matches are held and 10 teams on a bye, then the rest are full rounds

Keenbutclueless

Maybe better if no SC that round?

JEL

Looking at who is left to play who, I can't see this happening.
On the 'Super' bye round, only the teams who have had their bye will play.
Both Hawks and Eagles have played everyone else except for Essendon, and they both can't play the Dons in the same round.

Derek

Might be a bit unfair. I’ve held a couple of trades last two weeks thinking we won’t get anymore

JugHead

I agree.

Holty01

Agree Derek. Look at the #1 ranked player in sc. only has 17 premo’s at present and can only assume they have been conservative. We have been given a season with 5 less rounds and 4 more trades. Surely they won’t give us more. Plus it’s not like we didn’t know extra byes weren’t coming.

Jim

The only way that i can see that this season can be fair with trades will be unlimited trades for finals which will make it fair based on your team value, a bit out there i know but for me that is the only way you can get around the way this season has panned out, otherwise what will happen in a league for example is a team that finishes 8th will win every game with more post by players.

hedski

Like BBL Jim

FearTheBeard

Can't decide if I should jump on Fyfe or Brayshaw next week 😐

Anyone else thinking this?

Patch

I was tossing up Fyfe or Mitchell… I'm sure I've made the right call for now but gosh Fyfe might make me regret it. Brayshaw looks essential.

FearTheBeard

I have brought Titch in this week too.

I just can't decide who to go for next week. Was Fyfe but Brayshaw is making me question it with the scores + Fyfe being a bit injury proned 😐

Derek

Fyfe will play forward at least 50%. Ok against a poor team (like Hawthorn)

FearTheBeard

So you think Brayshaw over Fyfe?

Derek

If I had to choose, Fyfe.

Not keen on Brayshaw at that price. The young fellas alway fall away.

Show me the draw and I’ll think about Fyfe.

Kangaz

I have had brayshaw since round one. Never considered trading or wanting fyfe. Just my 2c

Derek

Brayshaw hasn’t minded the slippery conditions last few weeks

TommyC99

So I forgot to bring In schoenberg last night, which could end up being a lucky break. Of course pending selection would it be smart to trade buderick – wicks tonight? Buderick is on my bench and it would allow me to do the double upgrade next round as opposed to having to spend 2 trades bringing in wicks and bytel. I personally think it a no brainer but want the communities thoughts!

The Ranger

Yep, I'd do it Tommy.

TommyC99

Cheers ranger!

Derek

I think we get 3 trades?

TommyC99

Yeah my plan at the start of last week was to go 2 up, 1 down. But wicks and bytel were hard to ignore. Doing the trade this week allows me to get both whilst still getting both!

JohnDJ59

Why do teams still not have Brayshaw, I would have thought a lot of teams would have started with him as their dpp mid priced player. or at least traded him in when Fyfe was injured.

The Ranger

Greenwood, Wingard, Gresham, Simpkin, B.Smith, D.Smith…there was a lot to choose from and his first 4 rounds weren't anything to suggest it was worth jumping on.
Hats off to those who did tho.

JohnDJ59

I started with Petracca even though he wasn't dpp and Brayshaw as breakout players, so happy with that, both have turned into premos, not so much Wingard who I'm pretty well stuck with.

mememe

That's swell

derek

i thought about it, but also thought (too much) that he would drop back to low TOG when Fyfe came back.

His big change has been his TOG. over 85% the last couple of games.

Holty01

I did start him John and then ditched him for Petracca early after he stunk it up early. Then Fyfe went down and the rest is history. Now he is too expensive in the compressed season and if you grab him you might be risking being one short of full premo come seasons end

JohnDJ59

That was a winning trade then Holty, the time to get him back would have been round 7 after Fyfe went down, plus he was starting to show what he could do in round five and six.

Holty01

You would think it was a winning trade but traded Petracca out for Rozee when Melb and Ess didn’t play. Didn’t want the donut. Took over a month to get him back in. Been one of those years. Last year I stuck to a plan and was successful. This year I’ve been all over the shop and haven’t really had a fixed plan. I’ll be back next year better then ever……….hopefully

JohnDJ59

Oh Boy that really hurts Holty. So round three and that was when Rozee stopped scoring, so a double whammy. Those are the type of trades that can really ruin a season, but you are still going alright, ranked around the 7k mark.

Peter

The Age is reporting big Maxi Gawn is also carrying a slight PCL injury…might be abit sore even if comes back this round or next

JohnDJ59

Max to Nic Nat.

Tony

Should be an interesting game tonight, think the suns might get it done at home.

derek

Rankine to kick 3.

TommyC99

Agreed Derek I’ve got a feeling he goes well tonight

JugHead

I traded him out. So its a certainty 😐

Derek

The Suns just look for him

Steeeve

I've had an absolute mare of a round. Too much going on to focus on SC properly. Brought in Tobe Watson (instead of Sholl) then he didn't even play. Next, thought I had the VC on Macrae but did not (had reversed changes and not redone my VC/C). Put the VC on Oliver, got a good score, wasn't gonna be quite enough to win my league so kept the C on Grundy and cost myself 35 points. Have also missed Woodcock.
Might just pay overs for Woodcock and Scholl next week and hope they string a few together. Both are one stinker away from being dropped for the rest of the year.
Had my eyes on Fyfe for my next upgrade for weeks but thinking I just need Neale. This has gone on long enough. Well done to whoever is navigating these byes well cos I'm cooked

derek

you mean you missed out on Skinner?

redherringfc

I didn’t. Laughing all the way to the bank with that 27k.

Holty01

No need to worry to much about Woodcock and Scholl Steeeve. Have Wick and Bytel as possibilities as well

Peter

Looks like Jade Gresham is out for the rest of the year (afl.com) Increase Jack Bytel's job security?

Shake_n_bake

Hutchesson to debut 117k fwd mid

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.

TommyC99

Lock me in to get the ass next week derek. Having a lucky one this week. 2228 with dev and Rankine to go with 2 more scores to be taken off, which are currently close’s 68 and dochs 70. Don’t think it’s physically possible to have 2 good weeks in a row ahaha

cogs94

Congrats to everyone who made the cut – Barchang Barfly's absolutely killed it in my group – good luck coming into the business end of the season mate

AuroraBorealis?!

Oh boy, in very esteemed company now! Good luck everybody, and thanks Derek for organising this again, it's fun every year

JohnDJ59

Already know what my trades will be for R12, three downgrades. Trade 1: Starcevich to Wicks, Trade 2: Max to Nic Nat, Trade 3: Butler to Bytel via moving Dusty to the fwd line. Then R13 I will be doing two upgrades. In: Lloyd and Whitfield.

TBone_23

Big moves DJ. I must admit I’ll be very jealous you’re grabbing Lloyd, I am full premo at the back without him unfortunately. Slightly regretting bringing in Goldy instead of Nic Nat for Gawn last week, North are terrible

JohnDJ59

I'm still kicking myself for not starting with Lloyd, TBone, I had the last three seasons, thought I'd see how he went then get him in, but like Russty has said before, it's always hard to get in a top premo early in the season. I was looking at the Gawn to Nic Nat trade last week, but thought I would hold off for a week to see how Max was going, it's not looking good, at least I started with him, so have enjoyed his top scoring.

TBone_23

Yeah I reckon it’s just a lesson to get the best players to start off with or you’ll get left behind. Will be starting next year with Lloyd, Gawn and Neale from the beginning

JohnDJ59

Yes it pays to start with the top player on each line, my best four players have been Neale, Gawn, Oliver and Petracca, I just didn't have enough like them.

Holty01

Gee John, how many trades will you have left? You must have been doing extremely well during the year with holding trades?

JohnDJ59

I wish Holty, I'm planning on having only three left come the finals, not enough I know, but I'll be fairly happy with my team by then, plus plenty of cover on my benches.

Bob Butter

Up by 30, I have Ridley, op has Rankine and Flanders. Would you a.) stick with that and hope its enough or b.) Put Rankine on the field and take off Close, essentially backing in Ridley to outscore Flanders by 40. Im leaning towards fielding Rankine because I know he's capable of scoring 100+ and that could be the difference. Or am I being insane and should take the 70 from the rookie and back in a banged up Ridley to post a decent score, im hoping 80 points (giving me a 120 point lead total) will be enough. TIA

derek

its not that easy in best 18.

rankine and flanders will only count if they beat the two lowest scoring players for you opponent

your score will only increase by the difference between ridley and your current 18th highest score.

say your 18th highest score is Aarts who scored 59 and Ridley scores 100. Your score will only increase by 41. Aarts score is dropped and Ridley's score is added. you will be 81 ahead.

your opponent might have 38 and 35 as their lowest counting scores. that means rankine and Flanders needs to score 81 more than 73 (38+35) = 154. Thats 77 each.

Bob Butter

my opponent has 19 players and has Starcs 11, so i already took that into consideration, and I have 21, assuming Ridley gets over 54, he will count in my best 18, ive already subtracted 39, 48 and 54, so im up by 30 right now assuming ridley gets over 54 and Rankine and Flanders get over 11.

Andrew

Personally I would leave Rankine on the bench, but it's a tough one

DVC

I would leave it, I think the dons might put a bit of attention into him

Pman

Surpised but pleased that Ridley isn't a late out…just need him to get a 120+ to get me over the line on two cash leagues!

Russty_

There ya go, congrats mate.

Demons Delight

Why was Draper managed? did he wear himself out playing two games ,makes no sense

mmmbutch

Coming back from an ACL, Essendon are probably being cautious

cash_cows

Gotta punt d.smith now.
Barely on 10 pts nearing the half.
Not good enough for F6 or even F7.

JugHead

And particularly useless in a best 18 scoring week. And there are plenty of best 18 weeks to go.
If I can, I'll be pairing him with a fattened cow this week and painting the fence.

Holty01

I’ve watched him last 2 weeks and it’s not through lack of effort. He keeps making plenty of contests but it seems he has forgotten how to find the ball. Also he is leading the competition for pressure acts. I will be holding and hoping he comes good. If not, he will be my last upgrade.

JohnDJ59

I think the bye rounds suit me, 9/10 wins with a 2,063 score, only lose was to Derek, after a 8/10 wins and 2,054 score last round.

Holty01

Nice John. Good score mate

JohnDJ59

Thanks Holty, not as big as some scores going around, but if it's good enough to get me a majority of wins I'm happy.

Demons Delight

yes suits me also John 10/10 both weeks and 2217 last week and 2273 this week and the mighty dees won both stoked really NDD

JohnDJ59

It's been a good two weeks for the red and the blue and their supporters.

Holty01

Monster scores mate

Shake_n_bake

Good work my demon friend!!!! Why did l have to play you in my league!!

Russty_

Thanks for beating me 3 times this week Shake you bastard πŸ˜‰

Shake_n_bake

Started well there Rusty with Ladhams! I thought here we go. Now l have Derek in 3 leagues this rd!

Demons Delight

got an eye on Cazaly Shake just lucky made a good call with Cameron which could have backfired badly i like him and Ladhams

Shake_n_bake

With Lycett back ok Ladhams scored huge but don’t think will be posting them scores very often

Holty01

Shout out to NDD this week. A very poor score of 2273 this week. Terrible. 🀦🏼‍♂️

Russty_

Onya Neil, massive mate.

Demons Delight

thanks fellas as you both know good scores keep you going so you think you are ok at this when you aren't

derek

very solid mate.

Holty01

Big congrats to all in my league Lek&Patch’s Rabble. We were 47th overall before this round and there are some good scores this round as well. Only 2 teams went below 1950 and 9 going well above 2100. Hopefully this will push us up higher in the league ranks.

Shake_n_bake

Hopefully l can finish in the top 4 Holty!

Holty01

Fair chance u will be finishing higher then me mate

Keenbutclueless

Looks like the league has moved up to 34th. A Graders also into 50th.

Demons Delight

Great news Keen I try to jnclude coaches that stick around and each year only replace the odd team Most have been here a long while Nothing worse than playing Ghost teams

Shake_n_bake

Had 2129 at the completion of tonight’s game. Now l had another look I’m 2090. I had the E on Noble with Haynes as my C. Now it had put Haynes back on the ground with Noble back on the pine πŸ€”

Russty_

I'm seeing it as 2125 Shake, Noble on field

Shake_n_bake

Woke up this morning to see all back to normal.

Demons Delight

it did the same to me last week quick screenshot and email did the job

JugHead

Doedee out for the season.