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Four games. FOUR GAMES. I can finally spend my entire Saturday on the couch watching footy. Good thing too because it’s wet and about -8 in Melbourne right now (we’re also not allowed to leave the house). There’s also 24 changes between the eight sides playing today, so we’ve got a ton of stuff to get through.

The Newz

Western Bulldogs and Melbourne begin our Saturday and the Dees, bless them, are unchanged. This means that there is no Max Gawn for another week though. Sad face. The changes at the kennel probably won’t hurt you in SuperCoach. Hayden Crozier and JJ come back into the side, as well as Laitham Vandermeer, who might be floating around on a MID / FWD bench or two. Sam Lloyd and Bailey Dale are among the outs.  

We then head south to Adelaide where Port have suspended Dan Houston and Peter Ladhams for a COVID breach and they’ve given Kane Farrell and Xavier Duursma a rest. Brad Ebert, Jarrod Lienart, The Hoff, and Riley Bonner all come into the side for Rocky’s 200th game. Former Bomber Michael Hartley will make his debut for the Hawks in 1 of 6 changes. They’ve been smashed by injuries the Hawks, Jack Gunston, James Sicily, Jaegar O’Meara, and James Frawley all join the injury list, Jono Patton will play his first game since round 6 and Tom Scully has been recalled.

Tonight we’re back at TIO Stadium for the Bombers v the Tigers. At the Tiges, Bachar Houli has will play his first game since 5, replacing Nathan Broad in their only change. The Bombers have made 6 changes as well with Conor McKenna the big name casualty. Dev Smith, Jake Stringer, and Tom Bellchambers are all back in. There’s also a debut for pick #38 from the 2018 draft, Irving Mosquito. I, for one, can’t wait for BT to commentate on this guy (assuming that he gets his name right)

For the final game of the day, Freo host Sydney at Optus where Liam Henry will make his long awaited debut. JPK is back for the Swans but Dane Rampe has been ruled out for the remainder of the season. 

For Monday’s game, the Pies have a whole swathe of changes but none – aside from Flynn Appleby‘s first game of 2020, have much fantasy relevant. Grundy’s still playing, with Darcy Cameron and Mason Cox in the line-up. Meanwhile, the near fantasy-irrelevant Roos have continued being irrelevant – and somehow Mason Wood hasn’t been dropped.

Breakevens

These players come with a free Frogurt (that’s good)

These players come with Potassium Benzoate (that’s bad)

That’s it, community. Good luck today. We’ll do it all again tomorrow.


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tommyc99

Trade Georgiades or Aarts to Foot?

Derek

Both rely on ball being in forward line. Port have much easier run of games ahead, id hold Georgie

WithAllDueRespect

Take Rankine’s 58 or Georgiades on ground?

Derek

Macrae, Bont and co are up and about early. For all those who gave them the VC

tophawk

Whacked it on Macrae. He is burning rubber out there. Happy with the Bont too. Petracca needs to clean up his act.

tophawk

Tim English is getting smashed by Brayden Pruess. English needs to have a long hard look in the mirror at half time. Ask himself if he really wants to be out there. What a pathetic half of footy by him.

holty01

If I was the Bulldogs or anyone else in need of a ruckman, I’d be after Preuss in the off season. Think how good the Bulldogs midfield would be if they had a dominant ruckman.

Russty_

He got totally smashed, early on it was 12 hitouts to bugger all, Bevo must’ve given him a huge spray before he effectively demoted him to the fwd line and let Bruce ruck.

hedski

Ah crap I broke Caleb 🤮

Russty_

Maybe his energizer bunny batteries wore out? 🙂

Dash

Just now sure who to trade in for Sicily, Ryan, Williams, Haynes

tbone19

Wondering the same Dash. I reckon I’ll go Williams. Like the price plus already had his bye

Mack

L.Ryan & Titch with $41,400 Left
or
Haynes & Titch with $96,800 Left
or
Haynes and Fyfe with $115,900 Left

tbone19

Haynes and Fyfe for me mate

ST1974

Are those who put the VC on Mcrae taking 134 as their captain’s score or are looking elsewhere. Not sure whether to take it or role the dice with Fyfe, Neale or Nic Nat. Thoughts?

tbone19

I think it’s scaled up to 141, definitely taking that

ST1974

Thanks T-bone 19, just saw his updated score and I think I will take it also.

cash_cows

Question on emergencies.
If I have both Rivers and Sholl with the E, since Rivers didn’t play, I’ll get Sholl’s points right?

Mav

that is correct

Mav

I missed Macrae today! Got busy 🙁 Who do I grab now.. I can afford Neale but his pricey and got a bye in R14. Should I go Josh Kelly or Fyfe? Which one? Other suggestions welcome . cheers!

cash_cows

Have those boys had their byes yet?
I’d say fyfe, bit cheaper and lower BE.
Can’t go wrong with either tho.

TelescopicCox

Who is better option to close out the season?

Gaff – M8
Shiel – M8
Ridley – D6

Leaning to Gaff given his pedigree, and I think Ridley could come in cheaper in a few weeks

Russty_

This year I’d say Ridley, Gaff ,Shiel in that order.

JohnDJ59

Ridley.

Bells

Hey JockR folks – no complaint but often your new articles/boards aren’t loaded onto the main page of the wesbsite – so hard to find. Must be an easy fix – would increase repeat traffic.
Someone talk me out of the ultimate burnman Rocky for next week. Looks a good option to score above his paygrade on SC for finals.

Russty_

It’s always been that way Bells, need to click the home and then refresh buttons.
It’d be very handy if the newest comments included replies to comments as well, and not just the original comment. It makes the timeline all disjointed the way it is now.
Hopefully Lek or one of the lads can adjust the settings please?

Shake n Bake

14 frees to 0 in the second half to Port

Derek

i am bias, so don’t listen to me, but there was a passage of Port players dropping the ball at least 3 times and finally receiving a head high tackle

port got away with one

Shake n Bake

Incorrect disposal has gone out of the window. Hows Worpel 4 touches and 2 tackles in the last and gets -2

Fearthebeard

Do I go early on close or Schoenberg or hold for another week and miss foot?

JohnDJ59

I have both Close and Schoenberg and I’m keeping both while they are making cash and getting a game, both are on field for me as F6 and M8.

Derek

looks like everyone will be getting Mozzie next week

JohnDJ59

Aarts to Mozzie for my F6/F7

Russty_

Hopefully you missed Foot

Grab Em Tigers

Devon Smith has tonne-d the F up – Finally booted the clown for Petracca (82 points) this week – I hate this game.

Shake n Bake

Good boy Draper

tophawk

Anybody else playing Caleb Serong at M8 tonight? What a performance by the next Lachie Neale.

hedski

Daniel and Parker in this week was a massive bust, hopefully they’ll come good.
At least the vc on Dusty seems to have worked out.

tophawk

That farking Luke Parker. I am not rubbing anything in here Hedski, but that prick I had a few years ago and he just shat and dumped turds all over the joint. I was scarred to the point where I promised myself I would NEVER look at him again. I was challenged by Neil (NDD) on Parker’s merits yesterday after the stellar year he was having which he has been having. But in the back of my mind I had this doubt and fear about this bloke. And right on cue he came out and dumped a 71 SC steaming turd onto Optus Stadium last night. I feel for you mate. If he does not bounce back next week just get rid of him and just chuck him on the never again list. Caleb Daniel will be fine. He just had a down game. Dusty was huge last night!! Nice VC play that one. Cheers mate. TH

hedski

I’m hoping it was just a down night TH, he’s been pretty consistent this year.
To take Dusty’s vc I’ll have to play Wicks’ 59 on field to get the loop.
Other option is to risk the C on Danger and play either Close or Bytel.
I think that is getting a bit greedy though and I’ll stick with Dusty/Wicks.
Cheers.

AuroraBorealis

Agreed TH, Parker burnt me bad two years ago after starting him, just cannot find a way to trust him.

AuroraBorealis

Pretty terrible conditions for Daniel this week Hedski, was blowing a gale at the game and really hard for a small intercept/spare defender to read the play. I traded him in this week as well, he’ll come good for sure

JugHead

Surely Draper just plays out the year as the Dons number one ruck now.
I know the weather didn’t help him, but Belch looks about done.

Dash

I need to trade Simpson to a mid below 600k in the remaining matches.
I could also trade down to a rookie. Best options?

Dash

T Kelly or Gaff?

K.Sinny

gaff for sure

JohnDJ59

I might have to reconsider getting in Fyfe next week, I was looking at Bont a few rounds back when he was only 513.8k, but he will have gone up over 100k since then. Merrett could be the go.

The Lost Boys

Reckon I should take Wicks 59, or gamble on either Bytel or Schoenberg scoring more? Can’t see Schoenberg doing so, but Bytel is a chance…

JohnDJ59

I’d take it if I could, I had the E on Wicks also, but can’t loop his score, since the Pies team won’t come out before the Saints and Crows games.so I won’t know if Ruscoe is playing or not. I have Schoenberg on field and Bytel on the bench.

JohnDJ59

Take Wicks 59. I’m now changing Bytel to on field over Schoenberg, I just hope it works out, since when I change my mind it tends to backfire.

JohnDJ59

At the moment Schoenberg, 42 at HT, would have been the go.

Kangaz

I dont understand. Gawn was on ground for me DYP and have draper as Emergency. But for some reason Foot from forward line emergency has taken the spot.

JohnDJ59

Why didn’t you just have Draper on field and Max on the bench.

Derek

Wish it was best 21 this week. Decided to put SHill on field instead of Aarts or Close

JohnDJ59

But you have Hill as a defender and Aarts is a fwd and Close is a mid/fwd.

Derek

I swung Hill to defence when I traded Houston to Simpkin. Only did that once decided Hill was ok to be on field.

JugHead

If this policy of naming all teams 24hrs before the game continues next year, the SC trading rules will need a big overhaul.
There could be some dummy spitting tonight when Coll / Nth teams drop. Its like having to plan continuously for late outs.

tophawk

I agree Jughead. I spent most of yesterday afternoon positioning my players in such a way in my side so to prepare for the Sunday teams to drop. My trades were crucial to the outcome of the Sunday teams. Once I knew them at 4.30 pm (WAST) I had just over an hour to punt Sam Simpson for Tom Stewart via multiple DPP moves. (O Connor and Close needed to be moved into other lines to make this trade happen) It was hard work as there were so many moving variables to consider. Across a whole season, most coaches simply do not have the time/or discipline to have to trade like this with constant rolling team drops. Not sure how SC will address this, but something will need to be done.TH

Russty_

That’s been part of my problem this year, too much going on, not enough time to relax and concentrate on all this stuff, looking fwd to next season 🙂

Derek

I thought this week it was going to be normal weekend round, teams all named on thursday

JugHead

I get why they are doing it. With the tight schedule, the clubs need more time to see if a player has recovered enough or needs to be rested.
Its just that SC trading wasnt designed with that in mind.
I suspect the AFL will carry the same policy into next year.

tophawk

Top of the morning to the JR community!
Another Sunday morning rolls around and I am staring at my side feeling a little better than I did last week. Big tonnes to Macrae (VC-taken), Bontempelli, Dusty, The Ridler, Greenwood, Draper (On the bench-bugger), Crippa, and yes, Devon Smith!! I sometimes wonder why I still have you buddy, but nice to see you rested and hungry again.
There are a few shitstains to mention of course. Petracca 82 SC playing a lairising brand of footy yesterday, Connor Blakely 63SC who is merely a stepping stone to plug my defence after the Houston and Sicily debacles, and the Doc is quickly turning into the patient with another insipid 84SC on Friday night.
All in all, I am sitting on 1460 with Crisp, Zac Williams, Tom Stewart, Neale, Mc Cluggage, Coniglio, Grundy, Mc Inerney and Whitfield to come. I have no rookies playing from here so hopefully a little less stress (Touch wood) for the rest of the round. I am projected to go 2419. Hoping to nudge 2500 as some of the player projections seem a little low. How is everybody else going? Good luck to all for the rest of the round. Finals beckon next week! Cheers. TH

The Ranger

I had to choose two out of Mahoney, Close, Bytel, Bell and Foot.
Chose Bell and Foot.
D’oh!

Shake n Bake

I’m playing you Hawk in a league l need to win

Tophawk

Hi Shake. You will win easily mate. You fielding Draper at R2 was a masterstroke. I had Draper on the bench with the Big O on field. Draper will be moved to R2 but it’s a week later and it has cost me. Should end up with 2320 this week which is still solid. You will go close to 2500. Great win mate. Cheers, TH

One Touch Wonder

SHARK MOVES are paying off. Projected to score 2603 this week.

Great fact hunt

You are having an awesome season otw. I am in one of your leagues will get you in the finals hopefully good luck And hope you can finish with some chocolates.

Russty_

Doing well TH, you should beat me by at least 100 this week.

Tophawk

Hi Russty! Not so sure mate. Last time I looked we were neck and neck. I need a big one from Crisp tonight. Let’s see where the chips fall tonight. Cheers, TH

Pman

Hi Community can I please get yout thoughts on best Captaincy option out of Danger, Neale and Grundy? Are worries Neale will cop heavy tage from Neale and that Goldy will nullifyGrundy’s scoring so leaning towards Danger who averages 129 against the Crows. Thoughts???

gator59

I don’t think Neale will tag himself Pman , But would expect a heavy tag from Steele though or maybe Ross

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Pman

Sorry I did mean Steele! Thoughts on Danger or Grundy as Capt?

Derek

I was also thinking about Dangerfield. His TOG hasn’t been good, they are also resting him forward.

Russty_

Don’t think Neale’s being tagged at all, Steele isn’t really playing as a tagger anymore.
Oh I just noticed a bit later in the game Ross is tagging him now.

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Dash

Trade Simpson to Rookie Reid via Close or Trade Simpson to Gaff, T Kelly?

Kat

Rookie mistake this week. Didn’t pick up the the emergencies had reset when I tried a few different trades before lockout and so missed putting the E on Draper. Will be fine if Grundy and Goldy both play tomorrow but otherwise will get a donut with a 122 from Draper sitting on the bench. Ouch. FInger’s crossed the Supercoach gods are smiling..

Keenbutclueless

On your way to a big 2600+ score this week, Kat. Let’s hope that a rookie mistake like that doesn’t cost you, not only with this round, but the season you are having.

Russty_

Why wouldn’t Grundy and Goldy play?…you’ll be fine.

Shake n Bake

Nobody on here anymore??????

Russty_

Doesn’t seem like many these days Shake, maybe they don’t like the new format, not sure, I wish they’d just keep the text left aligned though, and find some way to include all comments in the ‘newest’ category…not just the original comment.

Shake n Bake

Yeah don’t know what to make of it. Not even hearing very regularly of the real regulars!

Russty_

I think a lot of comments are being missed by people because the replies don’t match the original comments in the timeline when ya click ‘newest’ comments.
I’ve mentioned this several times but no one else seems too fussed.

Demons Deelight

Fellas it’s a combination of the format and the lack of admin comment for mine . SCT has a similar format but much cleaner as russty said it should be more to the left but perhaps it just takes time to iron out the bugs that however says nothing about the lack of admin comment ,been ages since we seen patch here and not only does he add colour but knows his supercoach Only my opinion NDD

Shake n Bake

Your right Neil

Russty_

I think it’d be nice if there was a bit more colour in the site, and if it could remain consistent, all comments left aligned.
Also for admin to post some instructions so it’s easier for people to know how to create an account with wordpress and how to do a photo.

Demons Deelight

Now you’re talking Russty A lot of us are not overly tech savvy particularly seniors like Gator they need all the help they can get

Russty_

Nice Gator shot there Neil, I’m sure he’ll punch you in the arm really hard at your next card game lol

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gator59

Not sure how Neil has time to get on this site.. The nursing home he’s in usually have have him tucked away in bed by 6pm and that’s after he’s taken his meds

The Ranger

The new format def makes it more difficult to navigate the site which puts me off coming back to it so often.

tophawk

I like this Jake Riccardi! Good strong tall kid. He looks very good.

Russty_

Which one would you pick out of Riccardi and Mosquito TH?

Demons Deelight

Mossy probably will hang around more at least the [email protected]@krs do at phillip island

Russty_

Just gotta hope Mozzy’s opponents don’t wear citronella deodorant. 😉

Tophawk

Hi Russty, do you know what? Despite all the hype after the game mozzies played, I actually prefer Riccardi as a player and would select him ahead of the mosquito. The issue of JS is the contentious bit. Mozzies JS might be slightly better than Riccardi, but as a player, Riccardi showed some real quality. What do you reckon Russty?

JohnDJ59

Had two stuff ups today, one from changing my mind and taking Schoenberg off field and replacing him with Bytel. Then I was thinking of moving the C from Neale to Nic Nat, but didn’t because of how well Schoenberg did. Not sure if that makes sense, but that was how I was thinking today. At least I will still be playing in 7/10 finals even though I missed out on some top 4 finishes.

Russty_

Bummer about the C choice John but hey, 7 of 10 finals chances is great mate.
I’ll be making 0 out of 10 finals this year.

Shake n Bake

Our game is close Russty

Russty_

Only for a brief present moment Shake, until the reality kicks in haha You don’t have to try and make me feel better about kicking my ass 😉

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JohnDJ59

I was actually a bit depressed about it for a little while, which then turned into being very annoyed with myself since part of me had been saying don’t move Schoenberg, it will not end well and that I needed a POD for my C this round and that was Nic Nat. I had another look at the leagues and I hope to make three top 4 spots and three top 8. I could miss the 7th on %. Even though you have had a bad year Russty, your scores are getting better, we just had to be on the ball this season, with the games the way they were, only knowing the teams the night before has made it very hard.The one thing I have enjoyed is the amount of trades, not sure how I will cope going back to only 30 trades.

Russty_

I can see how you’d be upset with yourself John, people were saying Neale would be tagged by Steele. Turns out he wasn’t tagged by Steele but by Ross and only for about half the game if that, it wasn’t a hard tag, I saw Neale with plenty of room plenty of times. He just had an off day.
I got my vc right with Macrae so didn’t have to worry about C this week, it’s so important to give ourselves the best chance at a worthy vc score.
Although I’ve had a crap year and not made any finals, I’ve learned some valuable lessons…keep an open mind and believe some players can change / improve after several years of mediocre scoring.
If I had done that, I could’ve started with the likes of Petracca, Brayshaw, Greenwood etc and had a nice start.
Good luck in your finals John, even if you only get the choccies in one of them, it’s still a good year 🙂
As far as the 30 trade over 23 weeks thing goes, it’ll be more like a marathon again mate, not like a sprint as it was this year..a sprint through hostile territory.

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JohnDJ59

Thank’s for that Russty, I didn’t really think I was a chance, but I should have Derek covered this round and I gave TBone a good game and they are among the front runners this season.You are right about the VC choice Russty, that’s one thing that I have mainly got right this season and it takes the pressure off having to pick the right C. The funny thing about that this round is I didn’t have a loop I could use, unless I put the VC on Cripps, since the only player I had not playing was Rivers, even though I didn’t know that at the time.That’s the other problem with when they name the teams, we don’t know if our rookies are playing or not and if we can loop them. Good luck for the rest of the season Russty and see if you can improve you rank.

Russty_

I think that’s another valuable lesson John, retain a reliable loop at the death of the season, otherwise you can get caught out bad. I actually think one on each line is handy or at least 2 total.

JohnDJ59

I’ve always had a non playing ruck at R3 for my loop, even started one this season, but when Pittonet and then Draper came along, I took the chance since I had plenty of non playing rookies on other lines. It just happens that at the moment the ones I have are getting games.

Derek

Hey Russty, you could still finish 8th in TRIG’s league

Russty_

Oh wow thanks derek I just noticed that, Trigga has to lose to Tophawk and I obviously have to win my game, it’ll come down to percentage if Trig loses.
I’ll feel terrible if I get in the 8 and Trig drops out though and misses out on the finals in his own league.
If that does happen I apologise in advance Trig !

JohnDJ59

It will take getting used to again, having trades to do what we need and want to do has been the best thing about this season, I still feel they need to increase the amount to at least 35, it would make it more enjoyable. Then again I was very good at cross country at school and no good at sprints.

AuroraBorealis

Wow what a dumpster fire of a round this turned into! Sucky Sundays back at it again. The two week Taranto experiment is now over, and he will immediately be making way for somebody else when lockout ends.
That is the last time i pick someone before actually watching them play, going off solely SC scores is never a good idea…
How is everyone else travelling this week?

Russty_

You were obviously going for a unique pod AB and it may not have paid off but kudos for trying it on mate…Taranto is a gun but probably won’t really show that again until next year and he’ll want to have had a great pre-season for me to consider him as a starter then.
Only mistake you probably made was going for such a pod, over someone 100% reliable for the same price, reliability is what we all need at this time of year.

JohnDJ59

looking at a 2,350 score and 5/10 wins, which after the C Neale stuff up I’m quite happy with.

The Ranger

Not a great round AB. Cogs stunk it up again and I buggered up my rookie selections.
Be lucky to make 2250. Had a good year but I’m limping into finals.

Derek

sounds like my weekend. went with SHill on the field, Neale as C and found myself screaming at the TV on Sunday evening as Cogs looked lost.

will limp to about 2250 and loose some rank

The Ranger

My cash generation just got stuck a few weeks back and I’ve been unable to make up any ground. Been a fun year tho, looking forward to seeing if I can stay in the top 1K and win a few finals.

cash_cows

god damn it.
Ultimately my fault but so annoyed as these late team line ups.
Didn’t realise simpson isn’t playing and I have all my emergencies locked in as I also messed up with rivers so had to double E on defence.
Got ruscoe to put the E on but I can’t have more than 4.
So annoyed. There goes top 4 in cash league.

Russty_

Know what ya mean CC and I feel the pain, this game wears ya down this year, and if you don’t always have the time to bloody double check everything, and have no social life, then you forget or don’t have time to make the necessary adjustments.
It’s easy to get caught out, last week in afl fantasy, I had to wear Xerri’s score as captain LOL…made me go from 8th to 9th in my league and miss finals, cause I wasn’t there to change or check it.

cash_cows

yeah it’s a tough one this year thats for sure, more ways than one.
We move on. Bad luck about your finals hopes though. Xerri would have been tough to swallow but least it’s just fantasy.
Double upgrade next week for elimination finals, lets go.

Russty_

Yeah too right I don’t really care about fantasy, cause the scoring is crap but I like to give myself alternatives in case Supercoach goes superbad, point was…unless you were all over it this year, like someone who had plenty of time on their hands, it was hard to do well by making all the necessary calls.

Demons Deelight

I was like John tossing up with Neale and N N for the C Went the wrong way and lost but the next time may be right . Been an unusual year with so much research being put in just to see it lost by luck or bad CD calls NDD

Russty_

I think you’ll still fare ok this week Neil, how many finals will you make?

Demons Deelight

all ten mate The one that gave me the most satisfaction was SCT that i snuck into and until that Neale / NicNac captains mistake was on top Still 2nd with a chance to win is good Would have been nice to end up on top. sort of representing JR but they are a great bunch of dedicated coaches many are in the top 100. Just hope i have done enough to be welcomed back Always a task to win CAZALY and a sneaky ambition to nab TRIGGS who does so much for the site and supercoach I still value a piece of advice you gave me last year regarding trades mate let’s hope next year is not compromised and CD performs more fairly cheers ndd

Russty_

To make all ten finals s a great achievement Neil, be proud…don’t worry about what anyone thinks, proves your year was a good one and you made mostly good decisions about all of it.

Demons Deelight

Hey russty just checking the one league where i am 8th Guess what Your league MEGA Get this I did the maths 7th is HOLTY 101 4 8TH HEDSKI 101 3 and now 9th DEMONS DELIGHT 101.04 I am playing Gator and lead by 3 so not home yet but behind both hedski and Holty The hope I have is derek to beat Holty by 20 more then i scrape in Another twist derek has GRUNDY Holty has Goldy left both are scoring around 120. Your league has dished up a mighty close interesting finish between holty hedski and myself just hope grundy goes nuts be Holty doesn’t cheers bud

Derek

I’m not having a good Sunday. C on Neale was bad enough after having the C on NicNat all weekend, but Cogs was aweful and will cost me a few league games.

I think Holty has me easy covered once he get Draper’s score off the bench

You have me easy beat in A graders

Demons Deelight

Didn’t see Draper John is safe with a game lead but deary me I look like missing to Hedski by .3 This is what we play for . Last year i tipped TH out by percentage playing the last game against a quitter.i hated that good luck to those that make it NDD

JohnDJ59

I have a game lead at the moment because I am currently winning my game, but Graham has more players playing tonight, so he will win easily. That’s where it will come down to %, it will be close, between you, hedski and me for the 7th and 8th spot.

JohnDJ59

You should get in Neil, I’m 5th at the moment in the JR MEGA league, started the round in 6th. That’s the one I expect to miss out on %.I’m winning currently, but I will lose.

Russty_

Good to see there are some close ones coming up in the Mega-league Neil, I won’t be there this time but will be an interested spectator.

Shake n Bake

I think l should get in 10 finals with 10 trades left hope that leaves me in sort of a good position. I’m 10th in one league with Trigga 9th who I’m playing and have already beat. The teams 7th and 8th on the same pts just hoping 1 of them lose.

Demons Deelight

my reply disappeared you will be ok shake TH looks likely to go down to Gat It’s AGRADERS my league see you in the finals NDD

Shake n Bake

In a graders ive had to put in some good scores to win because the pts against in this league for me are thru the roof Neil. I got in Worpel this week who had 27 posies 12 contested 6 tackles with Omeara out played purely in the guts but only got 87. Have to fix my ruck but waiting for Gawn to come back and hopefully bring him in rd 16. I like he plays ess last rd.

Derek

The last few weeks you have been scoring well. You’ll be tough to beat in finals

Derek

Finals will be tough this year with best 18 first two weeks. Anyone can beat anyone.

Looks like I’ll get a double chance in all my leagues, will need it.

Demons Deelight

double chances in s/c dont really mean a great deal

One Touch Wonder

Double chance. Win first week straight through to best 22 rounds.

Demons Deelight

but you can still lose players

Kat

Feel your pain NDD. Was looking at a really good score in the the mid 2500’s this week and then Sunday came along. Decided to keep the C on Neale (my VC in Oliver didn’t go so well) and then Lyons and Cog’s had poor games and all of a sudden I am in tight battles to try and win games. Its never over til its over.

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One Touch Wonder

I’m done for round. No players from pies or kangas. Finished 2397. Had C on Neale kicking myself. Was such a shoal move to give him the C. Happy with Merrett and Hawkins joining team this week. Should move up rankings. Currently 435th.

Russty_

Still a very good score OTW, don’t beat yourself up over the Neale thing, nice moves with Merrett and Tomahawk, congrats on the ranking this year,inside top 1000 is awesome.

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TRIGGA HAPPY

Close on in the happy place hawk.
Nothing in it
Simpkin v Crisp.

Who wins? 🥊

Shake n Bake

Had to beat you in a graders Trigga!! One league l kept a close eye on.

TRIGGA HAPPY

You got me easy mate.
Got a so so team this year. Just couldn’t generate enough cash.
Don’t get me started on rucks. Think nic Nat is my 6th change!

JohnDJ59

I started with Grundy R1, Gawn R2, Xerri R3. Brought in Pittonet round 3 at R3, moved Xerri to fwd bench, traded out Rittonet round 8. Brought Draper in round 10 at R3 and traded Max out for Nic Nat round 12.

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Russty_

That’s a lot of ruck swappies there mate, at least the Draper and Nicnat thing is paying off.

JohnDJ59

Hey Russty it looks a lot, but I kept the Grundy and Gawn combo until Max was injured and the other trades at R3 were for cash generation and to have cover in case one of the main rucks had a week off.

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Demons Deelight

I did the exact swaps John .Hard as it was to dump Maxy Draper was a no brainer

Shake n Bake

Your still always hard to beat but in this league it was winner to probably make finals. I have a pretty full side at the moment, not the best but full. Got Draper as R2 happy with that for now but l still want to bring Gawn in because his last game is against ess.

Tophawk

It’s a slugfest Trigga! On paper Simpkin is likely to score more as he is in the guts. However, Jack Crisp is an x factor player. If he is on tonight it will be very very close. Should be a ripper! I was ranked 110,000th after my worst starting team/round ever. Since then, I have been trading very strategically and steadily recovering and am now ranked around 10K. So if I play in a few major finals series I will be very happy. Good luck tonight Trigga. Go well Crispy!! 🤣😅 TH

Russty_

I’m barracking for you TH..hopefully I can slip the light fantastic into 8th spot if all goes well 😉

TRIGGA HAPPY

Hope u mean this TH rust. 🤣

tophawk

Hey Russty. Might still do it on my own steam. Crisp 48 SC and Simpkin on 53 SC at half time. I trail Trigga by 19 SC with a half to go. Go pies!! Smash em. LOL

Demons Deelight

It’s all about nailing that initial squad TH This is an odd year though and CD has made it a mockery really.Round 3 was a tragic that shouldn’t have happened You have done well to climb back good luck in the finals NDD

tophawk

Thanks mate. You too. You have a superb team. My starting team was very very poor. I just had to go back to basics and trade smart. Luckily here we are at the pointy end of the season, and I am still a sneaky chance to play in a couple of major finals series against the best coaches in the land. You are one of them alright. Go well mate! Cheers. TH

Russty_

I will understandable be ‘lurking’ around in the background waiting to see what happens there mate.

Demons Deelight

Onward and upwards for 2021 mate It would be interesting to see where coaches went wrong mine was R3 and selecting houston to start

S C tragic

Once again I let 140 ish VC pass to wait on Neal’s C. Shame on me, sometimes a lesson finally sinks in. Blast.

Russty_

Ouch that is indeed ‘tragic’ mate, don’t forget this next time you’re feeling a bit greedy 🙂

S C tragic

Why are my posts rejected ??

Russty_

Same thing happened to me the other day, admin had to approve it…it took about 4 hours lol, think it’s probably just some teething problems.

JohnDJ59

I’m looking at three huge match ups in the 1st week of the finals. I’ll be playing Shake n Bake in Up There Cazaly and there could be a repeat of two games from this round, Derek in Elite of the Elite and TBone in TheSonsOfAnarchy. The Derek match up could change if Patch takes top spot from Derek. I hope to put up a better contest than I did this week, even though most of my players scored very well, I made some bad errors regarding rookies on field and with my VC and C selection, which until this week I had done fairly well with. That was one thing about having Max in your team, always a reliable VC/C pick.

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derek

I might just hold onto top spot ahead of Patch if Goldy doesn’t beat Grundy by more than 44 points.

derek

I’ll be looking for revenge after you touched me up this week (unless Simpkin can beat Noble by 108 points tonight ;))

What are you going to do if NicNat has a rest? WCE play again on Thursday, i’m doubting he backs up.
Just asking 😉

JohnDJ59

I have Draper at R3.

JohnDJ59

I had a closer look Derek and I think Patch will take top spot, he still has his VC score to kick in. So we are currently 2-1 in my favor in match ups so far this season. You won in R11 in the Rat Pack league and I won in R8 in the Up There Cazaly and I should win this round in Elite of the Elite. Depending on how we go next week, we could still end up playing each other in Cazaly and Elite leagues later on in the finals.

Russty_

Good luck lads, may the best legend win 🙂

Demons Deelight

going to be some epic clashes

10-year-member

The Blues have done it again! The same gurus that sacked the team building genius of Ratten to employ the confidence destroying madness of malthouse have topped even that tactic.
For season 2021 rather than reward those members who stood by them this year with a discount they have decided to offer free memberships to opposition supporters instead! That’s right Blues supporters rather than thank us for our loyalty they want to sit a pies or bombers fan next to us for free so that he or she can ridicule us for paying for something that carlton gave them for free.
Pure genius Carlton, if genius is a synonym for utter contempt.

Russty_

If you’re not already in the Carlton administration, you should be…you’re very passionate about it all.
That whole membership thing they’re doing does sound a bit nutty!

10-year-member

Yes Sir I am a bit passionate about it and emotional enough to ‘do a Jezza’ and leave the blues for the saints.
The truly contemptuous element about their strategy is that Blues are likely to make finals in 2021 and the admin is effectively trying to halve the chances of members who supported them this year getting finals tickets next year!
They are offering as many free memberships as they have members for 2020 just so that they can say “Wow look at us we doubled our membership.” The memberships are also at equal level so, some people who have never contributed a cent to the club will get free top level membership with priority access to finals tickets whilst battlers who’ve been buying memberships for decades will be almost guaranteed of not getting a finals ticket.
That’s book learned marketing for you, dishonour the business that you have to generate potential future business. Australian business degrees aren’t worth the paper that they’re forged on.

Mitch is Back

Question to the community. In the bye rounds, what happens if your captain’s score isn’t in the top 18?
If this week had a bye in it, I have 18 scores better than Lachie Neale’s.

Keenbutclueless

I think it’s whether the double points are in top 18. So if your captain scored 75, then it would count if 150 was in your top 18.

JugHead

Why do I have this suspicion we won’t see Grundy, Cameron and Cox ALL take the field for the Pies tonight…………………..

JohnDJ59

I thought so to, but there are no late changes. Was hoping Grundy was a late out so I could use the 122 from Draper.

Keenbutclueless

And Goldy would go bigger. At the moment I wouldn’t be surprised if they only got 170 between them. If Grundy was out, 270 would not be out of the question

Keenbutclueless

Was thinking the same. Teams are apparently unchanged. Must say I am surprised by that

Russty_

Having Cox on the field is like letting some dude from the crowd play.

hedski

Yeah, Mason Cox

Demons Deelight

hoping for a big game from cameron

The Ranger

He has the wrists of a frail, 4yr old girl.

JugHead

While standing on a pair of stilts….

Russty_

hahahaha

Russty_

If Mason Cox wanted to get more involved in the gameplay, he could always get a job as a goalpost.

Russty_

Hey Kev?…is Frogurt like yoghurt made out of mashed Frogs…is that some kind of new health fad I’m not aware of ? …I’d be interested to know and also….
Can all future Panic Rooms be left Text aligned please?..just for the sake of consistency, I’d really appreciate it mate.

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Demons Deelight

Looks like Gator beat me by 7 in mega good luck to the lads left in this league well played NDD

gator59

You was unlucky Neil with Cameron getting banged up and with the big dick playing did’nt help either.. Plus a bad Captains choice too

Shake n Bake

You both scored well

Demons Deelight

As long as we learn from the errors Shake Should have let the dees game go as the vc and also Neale with his tag which didn’t happen

Demons Deelight

appreciated mate Cameron was always a problem

Shake n Bake

How on earth did Simpkin get 19pts in the last with 3 frees against

gator59

So true Shake

Shake n Bake

It’s Pethetic!

gator59

Yep

JohnDJ59

A good result in the end for me, scored 2309 won 5/10 when at one stage after the Neale C I didn’t think I would win any, made 7/10 finals, 5 top 4 and 2 top 8. The main ones I will be playing next week from here are Patch in Elite of the Elite, Shake n Bake in Up There Cazaly, TBone in TheSonsOfAnarchy and Trigga in JR MEGA-League. Some very tough match ups there, I hope to at least make it interesting.

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Shake n Bake

Good luck John I’m sure you’ll give yourself a great chance.

JohnDJ59

Good luck to you to Shake, it’s going to be tough, everyone I’m up against is having a really good season, if I somehow manage to win 50% of my games, I will be over the moon, at least most of them come with the double chance, so will still be alive the next round.

Russty_

Good luck for the final John, I actually made a top 8 in my Jolly Jockers league, by the skin of my teeth, Trig’s happy place I just missed out but at least I made 1 so that’s something.

JohnDJ59

That’s great Russty, gives you something to play for, I actually won a premiership from 8th once, I was the form team going into the finals and I just kept going, having trades in hand helped as well, so you never know Russty, just ride your luck from getting there.

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Russty_

Cheers mate, don’t think I’ll have the firepower to go all the way but I’ll give it a crack for sure 🙂

tbone19

Great game DJ! Goldy spudding up so hard had me worried haha. Will be interesting to play you again this week in finals mate. May the best 18 win haha

JohnDJ59

Hey TBone, it was a close one, under 20pts, I didn’t think I had a chance come the last game, I had our game marked down as a loss, but yes Goldy made it interesting. Ladder wise, it didn’t make a lot of difference, we were both going to end up 2nd and 3rd, with the winner getting the higher place. I liked the fact we had a hit out just before the finals, the only time I look at other teams is when I play them, so I know what I’m up against next week. Good luck in the finals TBone, you’ve been up in the top 4 in Sons all season, so you deserve to do well.

derek

you’ve got a pretty solid team, you’ll be hard to beat. hopefully the Chad will come good, hawks have a reasonable run home

JohnDJ59

Thanks Derek, I’m fairly happy with where the team is at, but probably not good enough to beat the top 2 or 3 teams above me in the finals, but I must be doing something right, since I’ve been able to win 2 out of 3 times against you this season and you’re in the top 4 in every league that I’m in with you. Good luck in the finals Derek, I think you should do well and we might even meet up down the line.

JohnDJ59

Yes Chad has been a bit of a disappointment the last few weeks, although he’s been playing mainly in the fwd line, missing out on that mid time that we hoped he would be getting, you would think he should play well against Ess and Adel on his old home ground in the next two rounds.

Bells

Damn you Gunners! Beat me by 7. In two separate leagues !

Derek

My initial thoughts are Neale to JKelly this week and Macrae to Neale next week

Got extra trades, May as well use them

Russty_

That’s what I’m thinking too Derek, I made 1 top 8 so no sense dying wondering if I could’ve gotten to the next round if I hadn’t traded this week.

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derek

which league did you make finals Russty?

Russty_

The second league I created, it’s called Jolly Jockers

The Ranger

Tempting isn’t it?