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Festival of Fantasy | Day 18

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Dear Diary: Day 18 of the Festival of Fantasy, it’s Friday night football and Port Adelaide are on TV. Somebody once wrote, “Hell is the impossibility of reason.” That’s what Adelaide feels like – Hell. I hate it already, and it’s only been a year. Some God damned year, Grandma. The hardest thing I think I’ve ever done is watch the Crows go winless and Port sit atop the AFL ladder. I don’t even know if they know what they’re doing…

Anyway, it’s Port Adelaide versus Geelong on the telly tonight, with Port looking to consolidate their spot atop the AFL ladder and Geelong looking to move into 2nd place. Should be a cracking match for sure! TYhe only changes this week are Lachie Fogarty and Sam Simpson in for Brad Close and Jack Steven while the Power have omitted Cam Sutcliffe and Jarrod Lienert for Sam Mayes and Steven Motlop.

LOW BREAKEVENS

Boyd Woodcock – 41

Peter Ladhams -9

Sam Mayes 7

Robbie Gray 14

Bradley Close 20

Gryan Miers 21

Sam Simpson 21

HIGH BREAKEVEN

Harry Taylor 135

Mitch Duncan 132

Patrick Dangerfield 131

Scott Lycett 129

Cameron Guthrie 122

CAPTAINS

Ollie Wines is the hot man for the Power, scoring 189 SCPoints last week with a 3 round average of 134.0. Trailing behind him is Sam Menegola who scored 154 SCPoints last week and has a 3 round average of 122.7. We also have the Port trio of Robbie Gray (133), Peter Ladhams (138) and Travis Boak (129) who scored well last week who could be options if that form continues. The ‘ol reliable Patrick Dangerfield has been OK, but has a 5 round average 109.0 SCPoints, but if he gets midfield minutes he can score well.

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No new faces in this one, but Boyd Woodcock is still on a reasonable price, costing $138,200

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DeadnBuried

I need to choose between selecting Petracca, Oliver or Macrae? Head says Petracca. Just after quick gut feeling because of byes.

TRIGGA_HAPPY

Are you after a mid or a fwd?

All good choices for each position donr think you can wrong with any.

Tracca baring injury should be #1 fwd this year.

DeadnBuried

Thanks for that. Because of DPP's I'm covered either way. So if I selected a Mid I'd just strengthen up my Fwd line by moving say Brayshaw from MIDs to FWD. Will be trading out King either way. Best wait until teams drop tonight.

Joe_T

Hey mate, think I replied to your comment on the other post but it didn't go through.

Personally I'd back Oliver because I think Macrae's scoring may be affected a bit with Hunter, Dunkley, Bont all going through the midfield. Oliver has been very consistent and has the ability to go big. He's also only in 15% of teams and won't have a bye.

redherringfc

I hadn’t looked at the byes when i posted earlier. Oliver as highest priority for points, but Petracca for top in his position.

You want both asap.

redherringfc

All are near their top dollar, but you probably want all of them before you run out of trades.

You obviously have enough money to get any. Macrae is almost 700k, but only 80 to 100k above the other 2. Macrae is the 1 i’d want if i was only after 1 of them. He’s also the only one i don’t have and i don’t know if i can get him.

David C

So Gawn is out again and won't know if draper is in until after the Melbourne game.

DavidC

Gawn out again.

SamuraiPizzaCat

Hmm to hold or trade?

cash_cows

depends on road to full premo and trades but he's a trade for me, even if you held last week.
He's got a high BE, so not only will you lose points but $ as well.
Thats not even factoring in his scoring once he is back.

KSinny

Is it worth trading Simpson to Bytel?

TBone_23

I wouldn’t KSinny. Simpson playing and making money, Bytel might not be named if Jones and Ross are both back. Can you trade out anyone who plays later for him like a Marlion Pickett?

KSinny

That's what I wanted to do but because Wicks was playing last night I traded Pickett for him. I don't really wanna miss out if Bytel but if I don't trade Simpson the only other option if I want to make money is to go Close who still has money to make.

Daz

6 teams with byes 1st week of SC finals, Geel, GC, Nth, Port, St,k and WB.
Nice….

redherringfc

Wow! I’ve got a few pseudo premiums in those teams, but not a single genuine one.

Does Sc still pay for top score in a round?

I might look to trade out B Smith, Butler, Simpkin, etc and make my season aim to go after top spot for the round.

Daz

Those with Adel and Bris players dodged a bullet with byes, Rd 14 and not in finals

Joe_T

Well, round 15 looks like it's going to be a debacle to manage with 6 teams having byes. Surely have to be given extra trades now

hedski

2 teams have the bye in round 14, 6 in round 15, 2 in round 16.
Rounds 17 & 18 all teams playing.

TBone_23

Adelaide and Brisbane in 14, Collingwood and Richmond in 16, all the rest in 15 I believe.

DavidC

Geelong Cats, Gold Coast Suns, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs for round 15

JohnDJ59

That's fine with me, I only have three on field players from those teams.

Keenbutclueless

Hmmm, I have 7. Kept trades up my sleeve, so time to bring out my pencil, note book and slide rule and start seeing how I can field a team.

JohnDJ59

Are they premos or ones that can be upgraded or if not performing, downgraded to a bubble rookie.

JEL

Interested to see how SC handle the extra round.
Do they add a H/A game or have a bye round.
Round 15 would be a great round for a bye.

hedski

Yeah Jel, and the prelim and granny (17-18) full teams.

The Ranger

My head hurts

Russty_

I'm actually looking forward to the end of this season.

Russty_

Haha that royally screws me even if I do make it to the second week of finals, I'd have about 10 guys out

Daz

6 teams with byes 1st week of SC finals, Geel, GC, Nth, Port, St,k and WB.

hedski

Ha ha, nice one Trigga 🎸🀟

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks hed.
Spread the word mate.

Tony

Round 15 is going to be a nightmare, and first week of sc finals. I will have too many out, i wont even be able to field 18!

Surely extra trades are a possibility…

dontblushbaby

We won't have Neale to Captain for first week of the SC Finals R14, most have him anyway so no real concern , just makes nailing your C even more critical in R14 with R15 and 6 Clubs having their BYE

At least we know now so we can plan

Good Luck to all

dontblushbaby

Why are my posts being subject to the Admin ? I don't believe I have posted anything with a derogatory comment , please explain

Lekdog

Having some issues with the system, flagging everyone not logged in as spam

derek

thanks mate. Haven't been able to post anything for a couple of days.

could let everyone know i'm ranked 259th πŸ˜‰

David C

I switched browsers to fix it.

Shake_n_bake

Hows the tigers don’t have to play in Perth at all.

redherringfc

Did they accidentally get the Magpies draw. I’ll give Eddie a call and see if we can sort that out.

Russty_

They'd be better off playing here Shake , the weather has been steady, not too hot, it's the safest place in the country for covid.
Anywhere in Qld or north of Qld is subject to tropical conditions at any time.

Kangaz

Whos better captain. Neale vs North or Grundy vs gawnless dees. Already used VC

Pman

Neale based on current form and Grundy has been out of sorts and I wouldn't be surprised if he's a late out now that Gawn hasn't been picked. I have both players and will put the C on Neale ahead of Grundy.

TommyC99

Duncan, Stewart, Macrae, Bont, Bazlenka, goldy all out first week of finals. Jeepers getting 18 is gonna be a struggle

derek

yep. that is why i've not really looked at anyone to bring in unless they have had their bye. Simpkin and Bont now have thick black lines through his names

derek

I haven't been able to post anything for a couple of days. My posts needed to be approved by administration.

JR SURVIVOR CHAMPIONS GROUP

The code for those who have qualified is Group 920656

there are a few who haven't joined yet.

I'll leave it open until tomorrow.

derek

there are a few teams not signed up to the Champions Group.

I'll give everyone who hasn't joined until saturday.

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)

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.

Pman

Hi Community I have a dilemma with Gawn missing wth injury I have Draper @ R3 to provide cover however we won't know ir he'll be picked until Max has already played. I'm down to only 8 trades so ideally would like to hold Max but how certain can we be that Draper comes back in this week? Does anyone have any thoughts or intel on the likelihood of Draper being picked? Thanks…

Dash

157k – Thinking Pickett, Starc and Aarts maybe to ??? What do you think?

Lloyd, Sicily, Laird, Docherty, Stewart, S Hill (Starcevich, Ruscoe)
Fyfe, Danger, Cripps, Titch, Macrae, Coniglio, Duncan, Simpson (Pickett, Close, Schoenberg)
Gawn, Grundy (Draper)
Dusty, Whitfield, B Smith, D Smith, Aarts, Georgiades (Skinner, Combden)

MagicGnome97

Starcevich to Sholl
Pickett to Bytel
Aarts to premo forward, maybe Brayshaw. I'd consider trading Georgiades ahead of Aarts if you can afford it since Aarts's recent scores have been better and he has a lower breakeven this week than Georgiades whose is about 40 I think now.

derek

you are trading out three players who are all playing (probably) and keeping ones that arn't playing. i think for the few dollars it is worth having warm bodies.

MagicGnome97

my comment was assuming you had to trade those 3 players. i would trade pickett and starcevich still but gawn instead of aarts and make upgrades using the money generated from that to upgrade for one of the other 2 trades.

pickett it is time to go derek. peaked in price. trade him in for a better warm body haha. starcevich's 11 will kill his price too. bye bye. probably trade gawn move comben into ruck and field grundy draper. get a big boy fwd and bench georgiades. downgrades or upgrades for the other 2 lads.

Pman

Hi community I have a dilemma with Max Gawn not playing this week in that I have only 8 trades left and don't want to trade him if possible as I have Draper @ R3 however I won't know if Draper is picked until after Melbourne has played. For the Bombers fans (and anyone else for that matter) do you have any intel or thoughts on the likelihood of Draper being picked this week? Thanks..

Russty_

8 trades left is fine mate, as long as you've got 4 or 5 for finals, I'd trade Gawn maybe to Nicnat, you could get Gawn back in later…don't know but if Draper was only being rested last week, that normally means they're back in the next week. At least he wasn't omitted.

Pman

Nic Nat presents good value, any love for English and/or O'Brien? My only concern with Nic Nat is the likelihood of him being rested in the next block of condensed games.

Russty_

Yeah sure both of those 2 have had decent years and no one really to fill in for them so they have to play. English has had 7 of 11 good scores…even Ladhams could be a good smokey Pman.

JohnDJ59

Ladhams is going well for you again Russty, good trade in by you.

Russty_

Cheers John, unfortunately I also have Sam Mayes on field LOL, it's been one of those years

JohnDJ59

I was planning on going Max to Nic Nat if Max missed this round and I have Draper in case NN gets rested, then once NN has gone up in price and Max is back and bottomed out in price get him back in for the finals. By what Melbourne said it sounds like he should be back next week. It's a pain really because if I knew Draper was playing I would just hold, since that was the reason I traded in Draper in the first place.

MagicGnome97

Last trade for me I reckon is Gawn > Fyfe via Darcy Cameron and Close. Doesn't get me any closer to full premo, however I can always get Gawn back later when he's 100%. After this trade I'm 1 off full premo in every line (if you count Bailey Smith as a premo). Noble, Simpson, Cameron/Draper and Rankine. Leaves me with 270k spare for next week.

Super unsure who to put the C on! Gotta be either Neale or Macrae surely?! Can't do a loophole with Close cos he's playing too early this round, can only do it if Cameron is out (rested) or Rivers (probably omitted).

edit: yep, rivers is out. Neale into Fyfe.

Russty_

Gotta be Neale with a 147 average..although Macrae is in blistering form!

Shake_n_bake

Pittonet being dropped. Going with the young ruck solo. πŸ€”

Russty_

Says he's injured, what injury is it Shake?

derek

finger

TommyC99

So was going to trade Georgiades for bytel, but since rivers has been omitted, tempted to trade him instead. Warm bodies obvs important but also got an eye for the byes in the hope he somehow plays, although getting dropped 1 game into being recalled isnt a great sign. Thoughts community?

Russty_

I'd punt Rivers Tommy and keep the warm body.

JohnDJ59

I need to keep rivers so I can put him on field after VC Neale gets another huge score.

Russty_

Not sure whether to take Lloyd's 137 or go with Neale or Macrae DJ, what do you reckon?

JohnDJ59

135 is my cut off score this year, up from my 125 due to the big scores happening this season. So I would take it, Neale will probable score 10-15 points more, not sure it's worth the risk.

Russty_

Cheers lads, I appreciate your voices of reason.

JohnDJ59

It was a sort of 50-50 poll, I hope it helped.

Pman

My cut off is normally 135 but I would feel confident that Neale and particuarly Macrae will exceed this.

Kangaz

Depends on your match up and rank. 137 is the safe option and worthy captain score. If going for rank then roll the dice. What do you have to lose

Russty_

Rank is no issue this year Kangaz, just trying to make a couple of top 8's

Jdawg

Hey community. Not sure what to do

Boak or bont? Boak will leave me extra $$ bit leaning towards bont for most minutes required.

Another is what is Ladhams job security looking like for the remainder of the year?

Port played 2 rucks and not sure if that will continue.

Your points are most appreciated.

Pman

Definitely Boak over The Bont who shoud be called The Bust as he is far too up and down and unreliable. I've been burned in the past with The Bust and have a permanent red line through his name. Boak is way better value too.

Russty_

I reckon Ladhams has good security, he was playing mostly fwd with Lycett there, an he's a pretty good forward, and useful chopout in the ruck.

Ally B

Taylor for me. <img src="http://tinyurl.com/fl4gg&quot; height="1" width="1">

Billioux

Reckon r15 will b a Supercoach bye round…

Russty_

I hope so Billi, if not, that'll be as far as I go.

JohnDJ59

They should just give us more trades to deal with it, only get players in that have already had their bye.

Pman

Common sense dictates we should get an additional 4 trades for the next block of condensed games and BYES as we did for the last lot but who knows…? Bloody hope so though!

Froggy

Does anyone know if we are going to get extra trades with all these byes coming up?

JugHead

We have known for weeks there are 10 teams still with byes to come. And it was always a possibility there would be a lot in one round. But we hoped it wouldn't pan out that way.
If we now get extra trades / a SC bye week for rd15 etc etc…..it disadvantages people who have held back some trades or concentrated on bringing in players who had already had their bye.
I'm gunna get smashed in rd15 as well. But those that planned for it should be rewarded.

Russty_

Whichever way it goes Jugs, there"ll be people feeling hard done by.

JugHead

Yep. I agree.

s c tragic

Forgive us JugHead for we are weak, brain fades and panic surely should be taken into account

JohnDJ59

I've been holding off on getting players like Macrae, Danger, Steele, Daniel, for this very reason, we have had to deal with byes before, I would think the fairest way to deal with it would be to give us extra trades like they did for rounds 9-12.

Kangaz

For me I'm low on trades due to injury. I had plans but 99% have gone out of the window. Now its just aim for 22 on field

JugHead

Something that would be fairer to all, would be to allow trades to be reversed during the round when all the teams are only being announced 24hrs before the game

Pman

I'd also like the option of being able to trade players out whose team have played but they didn't. For example I would like the option to trade Max Gawn after Melbourne has played tomorrow (given he isn't playing), if my backup R3 in Draper doesn't get picked. I think extra flexibility like that would be helpful in a comprimised season like this.

JugHead

I like that. It would save some wasted trades for all of us.

Demons Delight

The winner this year is really going to deserve it.The planning has been thru the roof

JohnDJ59

Best 18 and three extra trades for Rounds 14-16.

Joe_T

Yep and can also do upto 3 trades in those bye rounds

I've pulled the trigger on Gawn now with those extra trades being given

King Max

Banned Ess/Dees game which sent teams down the ranking never got rewarded. My team nose dived from 7k to 55k Got told to suck it up and it’s just game. 34 trades really is enough.
I planned my whole team around these upcoming byes, tried another way to win my leagues and move up the ranking. Now again, they give out the extra trades. But I need to suck it up on the my points I lost in Rd3.

Kat

Agree that the missed Ess/Dees game is not being rewarded. I had Gawn as my captain that round and didnt realise in time to change captain and got a poor VC score as a result as well as having several other dees and dons players. Now Max isnt even playing. Its certainly been a season relying on a lot of luck Hard to plan when we are making trades without knowing team selections but guess its the same for everyone. Good luck to all we are going to need it

TommyC99

Yep i was also burned by that week. Dropped from 1k to 17k after that round. Managed to get my way back to that point through a fair bit of luck, in particular last round where i was contemplating trading williamson, only to keep him and get his 87 on field. Also was gonna trade in draper for 50k but lucky i didnt. And also traded gawn last week only for him to miss out again. And to top it all was planning on trading in schoenberg before the pies game only to forget to pull the trigger and he played below par, which allowed me to bring wicks in a round early and double upgrade this week.

TL;DR We should have been compensated for the dees bombers "bye" and SC is all about luck

JohnDJ59

Yes that was huge for teams with Dees/Dons players, I had Max, Viney, Petracca, and a lesser extent D.Smith and Rivers. I was unhappy at the time, but I got over it and came back with a vengeance in round 4. The 3 extra trades make sense for the bye rounds.

Derek

42 for Danger first half is pretty rough.

Dropped a mark as the half time siren went and lost 5 points. Takes the mark and kicks a goal probably get 12pts. Big difference

Billioux

As i suspected R15 will a SC bye for H2H.. plus bonus trades too which i did not expect. Good to have clarity for this weeks trades. R15 Bye players can b brought in with no issue. At least that is my understanding.

Russty_

Thanks Neil, I'm allergic to Social Media so guess there's always going to be a delay.

Russty_

I know this may be a silly question but where did they announce 3 extra trades in SC?…I can't see it anywhere. Shouldn't it be on the SC News page?

TommyC99

Dont really know how to feel about it russty. Chances are with the round 15 carnage ill need it but i havent needed to trade a great deal this year so ive still got 12 trades left after making the 3 this week. So it benefits those who have either had to trade hard or have been reckless with trades. I guess with 3 trades a round for the remainder of the season it makes sense

Demons Delight

AL PATON Russty on twitter

cash_cows

ahh that sucks.
I traded Close because he wasn't playing and for no good reason didn't bother to wait for the teams to drop, only to find out rivers didnt make the cut.
Could have traded rivers who's been parked there for weeks and now Simpson's injured, close might get another chance.
Loss opportunity for $.

Derek

Gill and SC have been in contact with me and asked if the JR SURVIVOR CHAMPIONS group not play Round 15.

Kangaz

Double ton Hawkins. Go my draft team πŸ˜€

DEESNUTSRBIG

Extra trades: SuperCoach rules for footy frenzy II
Al Paton and The Phantom, Herald Sun
14 Aug 2020, 8:34:00 pm

Another footy frenzy, another round of special rules for KFC SuperCoach.

The AFL has released the fixture for Rounds 14-18 which will feature 17 games over 18 days and three more rounds in which at least two teams have a bye.

But SuperCoach never stops, and there are some changes to the game to get us through another challenging period in the crazy 2020 season.

The same bye rules will apply as we have already seen this year, with “best 18” scoring and an extra trade.

SCROLL DOWN FOR THE PHANTOM’S TRADE ADVICE

The schedule for finals in head-to-leagues has also been locked in.

Finals will start in Round 14 and skip a round before continuing in Round 16. This dodges the most treacherous bye round when six teams — Geelong, Gold Coast, North Melbourne, Port Adelaide, St Kilda, Western Bulldogs — all have the week off, avoiding SuperCoach elimination finals being decided purely on the number of players available — or unavailable — that week.

The three extra trades will be added to the season total.

Here’s how the rest of the season will play out in KFC SuperCoach:

R12 — normal week: best 22, max 3 trades

R13 — normal week: best 22, max 2 trades

R14 — bye round: best 18, max 3 trades + H2H finals week 1

R15 — bye round: best 18, max 3 trades + H2H week off

R16 — bye round: best 18, max 3 trades + H2H finals week 2

R17 — normal week: best 22, max 2 trades + H2H finals week 3

R18 — normal week: best 22, max 2 trades + H2H Grand Final

Dash

157k – Thinking Pickett, Starc and Aarts maybe to ??? What do you think?

hedski

Meow just quietly πŸ™€πŸ»

Shake_n_bake

Go Cats 🐱

Demons Delight

Bet the coaches at the top will be feeling cheated with the decision to allow 9 more trades. This is the second time they got it wrong. Dee and Bomber owners suffered in R3 along with non Whitfield and Sturt owners when they made it best 18 . Now the guys at the top are compromised . Wouldn't be a bit surprised if a coach comes out of the pack to win it. Logic says round 15 should have been scrapped as a s/c round and 14 and 16 given an extra trade ,at the best. It has given a lot of coaches an unfair chance to win it NDD

TommyC99

Is it 9 more trades or 3? If its 9 then its ridiculously unfair but i just assumed it was 3 extra trades. I mentioned it earlier i feel there should be some sort of compensation or ability to make up the points lost from dees and bombers players. I had 5 playing in that game and it cost me big time.
I like that idea of scrapping round 15 as a bye round. I guess everyone will be in the same boat but its impossible to plan for a 6 team bye round off 3 rounds notice.

Shake_n_bake

Only 3 Neil. But why even 3?? We have a bye now rd 15. I’ve only used 6 out of 9 last 3 weeks saved them now for nothing. Thought at least in the finals l would have the extra trades others probably wouldn’t have to either sideways trade for someone inj or rested. And l know that will happen.

Peter

SC are saying its because of the compressed fixture..more chance of resting etc…Apparently alot of people are complaining 4 extra trades weren't given despite the bye ?

TommyC99

Had to use my VC last night so Who to captain? Macrae, Grundy or Neale?

Neale – Average speaks for itself. Playing Norf its hard to see him not scoring well
Grundy – As a pies man he looks a little tired/sore. Probs not the smart pick due to the little ruck time hes gonna get. Bringing in reid but not dropping cameron suggests cameron is going to do a lot of rucking. Hard to not consider him against a gawnless melbourne though.
Macrae – This would be a POD move considering i have Neale. 3 160+ scores in 4 weeks has me licking my lips against the crows. Does Hunter back have any implications on Macrae? You wouldnt think so seeing as dunkley didnt affect his scoring but its just another midfielder in the mix.

What are we all running with community?

dontblushbaby

Neale into Macrae seems to be the intelligent way to go unless you need to go left field if you are behind in a head to head cash league

TRIGGA HAPPY

what did you think of my afl song DBB?

Shake_n_bake

Hard to take Sc decisions why give an extra 3 trades if rd 15 is now a bye. Last 3 weeks I’ve only used 6 out of a possible 9. Saved them for nothing.

muzz

Which 3 to field out of Woodcock 70, Rankine, Cameron or B Smith ?

redherringfc

I’d bench Rankine. I think the Tigers will do a job on GC and he might not see too much of it.

Maverick_

alright.. so who else has the dilemma with gawn?
I'm only playing for leagues this season with OA rank absolutely shot.
with R15 now confirmed it's a non H2H round does this make the nicnat option less appealing?
Everyone only liked him because he'd had his bye…

who is everybody trading gawn too? or whose holding.
I have draper but wont know whether he's playing till too late

TOPHAWK1

Hi Mav. I took a huge punt last week and traded in big Oscar Mc Inerney. I have Draper on the bench as cover. It could have blown up in my face spectacularly, but with GAWN out again this week, it appears to have paid off. For coaches who still have big Max, the safe thing to do IMO is trade him out for the next best ruck man. And that probably is Todd Goldstein if you have Grundy as the other. Goldy was set to have his bye in round 15, so with the new SC playing conditions, his bye now is of no consequence to coaches. Gawn to Goldstein will net coaches $145K which can then be used to strengthen other lines. If you want more cash after trading out Gawn, then you look at cheaper premo spekkie rucks like Nic Nat, Marshall, The big O etc. Cheers. TH

Maverick_

I am starting to lean towardds the big O.
Stef an archie out for another month yet is a huge positive has a low BE so plenty of cash made and if I want I can swing him forward later as maybe an F6. I have draper at F3 and D.Cameron F6/7 currently so a nice DPP with big O.

TOPHAWK1

Nice Mav. That is why I took the punt too on The big O. You raise big cash for the switch and you will also have the DPP swingset with Cameron!! I don't have Darcy. That's perfect. With the extra cash it raised last week, I was able to afford Lachie Neale. Sometimes in this caper, you have to take some ballsy risks, otherwise you simply can not make up ground on the top echelon of coaches. Gotta risk it for the biskit as they say. Cheers mate. TH

ST1974

I'm in the same boat Maverick. I can't decide whether to trade Gawn to Nic Nat or keep Gawn and use D Cameron at R3 which I did last week. Nic Nat has already had his bye which is handy, however, the only thing that worries me is the constant talk that he will be rested as early as this week which we won't know until tonight which is too late if you want to bring him or Goldy in for Gawn as both North and Melbourne play in the early games this afternoon.

JohnDJ59

I went Max to Nic Nat this morning.

ST1974

Thanks John. Think I will do the same. Should I take Woodcock's score (70) and if so, who should i bench out of D Cameron or D Smith?

JohnDJ59

Any rookie score over 60 should be taken, I'd keep Cameron at R3 in case NN is rested, I have Draper at R3 for the same reason. D.Smith can't be trusted to score over 70. Just because I traded NN in doesn't mean you should though, I planned to do that trade if Max wasn't playing this round.

ST1974

Thanks John. My only concern with putting Cameron at R3 is if NN does play and Cameron does score like he did last week then I would miss out on his score. I can switch between Cameron and Xerri in terms of R3 and F6 but need to decide very soon.

hedski

Xerri is a late in for Tarrant

JohnDJ59

Yes Cameron should be on field, it was just me being over cautious.

redherringfc

I’d back in Smith and Cameron to beat Woodcocks score.

Having said that, they’ll probably both spud it up now.

TOPHAWK1

Hi community,

So let me get this right. After last night's announcement, Super coach will award coaches another 3 trades for the upcoming bye rounds. Then round 15 is a Supercoach bye as well. (No head to head competition) We can still be allowed to use 3 trades during this round. Then as of next week and the remaining rounds thereafter, we can use 2,3,3,3,2,2 trades. That is a total of 15 trades. It therefore means that coaches who still have 15 trades after round 12 (this round) can trade uninterrupted for the rest of the season. Coaches who have been uber discliplined and still have 16 or more trades left will leave unused trades come season end. I have 11 trades left going into the last 6 rounds. As such, I need to save 4 trades during this time. Personally, I am quite happy with my position amongst all this uncertainty. Is my assessment of the above correct? Or have I overlooked or misunderstood some aspects? Lastly, how are other coaches positioned (trade wise) for the final run home? Cheers. TH

Demons Delight

Yes TH I believe that;s correct My reading of 3 extra trades for 14,15,and 16 is not correct What it says is an extra trade for the 3 rounds/ It still is tough on those at the op imo.

TOPHAWK1

So what you are saying we will NOT receive 3 extra trades in addition to the 34 trades awarded so far.(Making 37) Instead, we can use 1 extra trade during the 3 bye rounds. That means Id only have 8 instead of 11 trades left. Have I got that right?

JohnDJ59

We get three extra trades for rounds 14-16, one for each round.

Shake n bake

3 more added to the seasons total Hawk

Holty01

I’m annoyed with this. We should have no extra trades and play round 15. Those who have played it smart will be fine. But those who have burnt through trades with no care are going to be rewarded. I have bought in premos over the last few weeks who have played their byes to be ready for this. If I knew this was happening, no way I would have bought in the likes of Yeo.

JohnDJ59

I don't mind the 3 extra trades, that's fair due to players being rested, but I don't believe the R15 non Head to Head is correct, it rewards teams that haven't been planning for the byes, I've only been bringing in players that already had their bye or were just about to.

JEL

They had to do something.
The options were to either add another SC H2H round, which would also be very unfair, or pick a round to have a bye.
The fairest way would be a round when everyone is playing so there is no advantage, ie 13 or 17 (18 was always going to be the GF) but I'm also not too upset with Rd15 considering at the season restart there were no byes scheduled.

Shake n bake

πŸ’―% Holty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Andy

Tossing up whether to do the following. What are other people’s opinions?

A) trade gawn to premo fwd (Walters/brayshaw/dusty) and run with D.Cameron and Draper at R2 and R3 with the plan of trading one of them up to a premo ruck in a few weeks.

B)trade gawn to premo ruck (thinking nic Nat atm with his breakeven and although condensed run of games, is against easy rucks), and I’ll have D.Cameron as my F6 for the time being.

Not sure if it makes much of a difference as D.Cameron will be on field regardless? Essentially premo ruck v premo fwd and whether Ill be able to upgrade to a premo ruck at the right time in a few weeks… Thoughts?

ST1974

Do I take Woodcock's score from last night and if so, who do I bench out of D Cameron, D Smith or Rankine. I also have the same dilemma in relation to Gawn, My plan was to trade Gawn to Nic Nat which would enable me to trade Rankine to Petracca/Waters or trade Hill/McKay to Maynard. I could also use Darcy Cameron at R3 to cover Gawn for another week via Xerri DPP but obviously would need to do this before the Roos play this afternoon. I am really stuck on which way to go and would appreciate any advice..

JohnDJ59

If you intended to do those trades, then go for it. Max to Nic Nat then either Rankine or D.Smith to Petracca, whoever you don't trade out bench and have Cameron on field. This is just my opinion, you don't have to act on it.