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The byes have returned to ruin all our lives. SuperCoach reverts to the best 18 format this week but you should have no problems fielding a pretty strong lineup this week with only Lachie Neale (owned by 56%) the major casualty. Rory Laird (24%) owners may also feel the pinch with backline rookies scarce and those that took a punt on the Big O alongside Sam Draper will be cursing their luck with Draper managed this week against Hawthorn. 

The Newz

Three changes each for the Hawks and Bombers this afternoon, headlined by Joe Daniher playing his first game in over a year. Andrew Phillips returns with Sam Draper (managed) and Tom Bellchambers (injured) both out. Jono Ceglar and Jack Gunston return for the Hawks, Shaun Burgoyne is amongst the outs.  

Richmond take on West Coast tonight at Metricon and both sides have made two changes. Thomson Dow makes his debut and Toby Nankervis returns to take on the inform Nic Nat. Mabior Chol gets a rest. West Coast are also unveiling a debutante in Bailey Williams. Mark Hutchings also returns for a probable shutdown role on Dusty Martin.

Teams news for tonights game between the Western Bulldogs and Geelong shouldn’t raise any concerns. The Dogs have replaced Ben Cavarra and Pat Lipinski with Tory Dickson and Will Hayes. Geelong gain some experienced heads in the form of Harry Taylor and Zach Tuohy. Esava Ratugolea and Jordan Clark are the ones to make way.

Breakevens

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

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

That’s all from me today. I’ll be back over the weekend as more team news drops.


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Bells

Is Conigliog a fallen Premo about to go on a run of 100+ scores – or a downhill skier with no heart in a soulless team?
Need a premo mid with only 521 to spend. He’s had his bye unlike other options.
Is Gawn back this week?

Casey Brown

I think a fallen premo, if you look at the stats 19 disposals with half contested and 1 goals you would pencil in a 100, but 8 clangers hurt him which he doesn’t do every week, if not Travis boak is great value and touk Miller is an option

Derek

im seriously looking at JPK. his price is crazy low. He usually rips the back part of the year apart.

scored 80+ last game coming off a few weeks out but only 64% TOG

Jess

J riccardi BE of -33. Comes with Frogurt

JohnDJ59

Yes he does, but he’s not playing tonight.

derek

he might not get a game if Finlayson is straight back in team

Nathan

This weeks trades, what do you guys think?

Trading Out
– Izak Rankine
– Chad Wingard
– Sam Simpson

Trading In
– Jake Riccardi
– Andrew Brayshaw
– Zach Merrett

Russty_

Like it Nathan!…Merrett for me too this week.
P.S Love your work Kev 🙂

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derek

Riccardi was only in because Finlayson was out. Can’t see him staying in the team if Finlayson comes back

Brayshaw might have a close encounter with debore if he come back

the Chad will go nuts, Essendon and Crows the next two, this is what us Chad owners have been waiting for. When hawks win games Chad scores 100+

JohnDJ59

Well done getting rid of Wingard and bringing in Merrett,

Derek

Ben Stratton out of today’s game, if anyone was thinking of getting him in this week

The Ranger

Bugger

Russty_

Is he being rested?…must be plum tuckered out from all the inspiring he does during games.

Steeeve

Hey guys, in a must-win cash league final so going all out. I can afford two premos but only have enough for $950k worth. Would love to hold off, downgrade and save a war chest for Neale but he’s useless the next two weeks and it’s now or never.
What do you think of:
OUT
Jake Aarts
John Noble
Andrew McPherson
IN
Jordan Ridley
Jack Martin
Irving Mosquito

Leaves me with $20,000

Russty_

Nice Steve, Ridley is a beast and Martin has really come along this year and has proven he can go fairly big, hopefully Mozzie has more js than the other bloke Riccardi

ST1974

Looking to trade out D Cameron, Ruscoe and either Hill or Mckay this week. My plan is to bring in either Mosquito or Riccardi for Cameron, however, Ruscoe is currently sitting on my DEF bench and as mentioned above, there are no defensive rookies unless I go with Bailey Williams who is debuting for the Eagles tonight and I am not sold on his JS. I can switch Rusoe with Rivers and trade Ruscoe to a MId Rookie ( either Bytel or Wicks – already have Close, Foot and Schoenberg. I would then trade Hill or Mckay to Maynard or Lukocious. My preference is to get Luke Ryan but don’t quite have enough cash.
Any thoughts or advice much appreciated.

Dash

I have $114k in bank.
I am looking at trading Georgiades, S Hill, Starcevic, S Hill
What would be your best 3 trade ins. I’ve got Laird down back also who isn’t playing.
Maybe Riccardi, Gould and L Ryan? Other thoughts?

ST1974

Really frustrating when we have less than half the team sheets available and I have 16 minutes to decide whether to go with Mosquito or Riccardi for D Cameron.

tommyc99

I think the safe play is mozzie. Lot of hype around him i think he keeps playing. I want to bring both in but riccardi a very good chance of being dropped

Russty_

I think his drink’s been spiked with insecticide

Rivo

Tight for cash, 8 trades and 2 off full premo. Thoughts on Cameron & Mackay to Riccardi & May? Completes the backline and only leaves F6 to finish the team

Russty_

Yeah you could, but Mckay’s been pretty good for a rook, a solid 65 average could provide a nice backup, if you mean Darcy Cameron, yeah he could go, May ain’t that attractive with an 87 average. You could go Cameron to Riccardi if you think he’ll keep his spot.

hedski

Great minds Gator 👍
Zerett doing good.

The Ranger

Zerrett – Good
Mozzie – Not So Much

gator59

Yeah pretty hard to ignore Hedski

Russty_

My VC this week bud, I might survive another week in my only league final. 🙂

Mav

Do we think he’d Anderson is a genuine selection he’s a contested bull and is finding the pill.. Or Dunkley but when’s he getting his 2019 role back? I’m chasing value or else I won’t get to full premo :/

Russty_

I think Jed or as you call him, (he’d) Anderson is turning into a bonafide beasty boy Mav 🙂 !
I pished Yeo off the other week for he’d in my draft squad and I haven’t looked back mate.
Yowza !!

Mav

Thanks for the input russty but I already pulled the trigger on dunks! Just need him to get that 2019 role back and he can explode.. Jed was probably the safer and smarter option haha

Russty_

Dunks is good too mate, you’ll be right 🙂

Mav

Second one while I have ya fellas. Playing for leagues. Mcdonald, Zac Williams or Stewart? Leaning toward williams

The Ranger

I’d go Williams Mav

Mav

Thanks ranger.
Got Haynes in the picture too now hopefully Davis returns

hedski

Putting the Captain on DogDog and not taking Titch VC is gonna haunt me….bye bye finals.
🤮🔫

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Shake n Bake

NIc Nat’s last 2 involvements in that qtr was 2 frees against one leading to a direct goal only lost 4 pts. Very lucky CD is Bullshit

Russty_

That’s rough mate, hope you survive to fight another week in some of your finals

JohnDJ59

After last week, I’m very tempted to take the 122 from Titch, even though it is under my cut off. I’d prefer to miss out on the potential extra points from a player scoring more than the 122, than having my C score less.

Russty_

The diff between a C scoring 150 and Titch scoring 122 as C is only 28 points total

Mav

Isn’t it 56 points total russty?
I’m in the same boat it’s under my threshold but I think I might take it.

Shake n Bake

Only 28

JohnDJ59

Yes I know Russty, it doesn’t even make up for the difference between Wingard’s and Aarts score.

JohnDJ59

After the two games tonight, I realize now that instead of trading out Aarts, who I had wanted to keep, but needed the cash for next week, I should have traded out Wingard instead. Then I would have been able to get Merrett in this week instead of next week. Chad is turning into a real problem for me, just floating around the fwd line, not getting the mid time, my rookies have been scoring better the last few weeks than him.

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Russty_

Hey John, pretty sure Wingard was on about 35 points after the 1st quarter, so what the hell happened after that?…lol, he played 87 % gametime.
How can someone go so missing for 3/4 of a game?

JohnDJ59

That makes it even worse Russty, I only looked in on the scores in the last Q to see how Titch was going. Then later on when I checked the Rich/WC game and saw Aarts had scored 33 more points than Chad, I wasn’t impressed. I had wanted to keep Aarts as a back up player since he is part of Rich 22, but 289k was a bit much to be on the bench, when I could use it to help fund an upgrade.

ST1974

Went the VC early on Dusty and it hasn’t come off. This seems to be a regular occurrence this season where every time someone else puts the VC or C on someone like Dusty (e.g. last week) or Mcrae or Grundy etc and I don’t, they always score big and it does not come off when i try it. Who should I put the C on this week out of Mcrae, Bont, Grundy, Steele or Lloyd.

Russty_

Hey ST, bad luck with the Dusty thing, I would opt for the guy with the 147… 3 round average, Macrae, he’s had ten tons in a row and some of them were huge!

Shake n Bake

To capt Cripps or keep Titch 🤔

Russty_

I’d probably take Titch’s score Shake cause Crippa has really only passed 120 once with any significance.

Shake n Bake

I think I’ll keep it

Hoppy

Can’t decide between J Martin or Greenwood for my last Forward what’s everyone’s thoughts.

Noel

Learnt a lesson last night. My opponent had the VC on Mitchell but obviously hadn’t made up their mind on who to choose as Captain as they had left the C on Neale. He must have got one heck of a shock when the system immediately started doubling Mitchell’s score!

jel

They can still change the C. I’ve done the same thing.
SC is smart enough to know that Neale isn’t playing so it activates the VC.
The bye player is locked out at the start of the final game of the round.

David C

Port changes:
Xavier Duursma returns, while Ryan Burton (quad), Connor Rozee (heel), Todd Marshall (thumb) and Cam Sutcliffe are all back in the side.
Out are Sam Mayes, Jarrod Lienert, Boyd Woodcock, Mitch Georgiades and out-of-favour veteran Steven Motlop.

Russty_

Thanks Dave and…bugger!

Jess

I’ll admit to everyone here, lockdown has gotten to me and my supercoach addiction has been consuming a fair portion of my time. Being ranked in the top 100 is stressing me out and I’ve been getting abnormally upset if my players aren’t performing well. I know I’m taking it too seriously and the possibility of winning is somewhat out of my control, but I’m finding it tough regardless. Does anybody else feel this way or do i have a problem?

Kat

I’m with you Jess. All this time on our hands means much more time to research etc which in turn means we are much more invested this year. I got to my best ever ranking of 350 the other week and was very annoyed when a poor captains choice and a few low scores from normal guns saw me go from a potential awesome score on Sat to losing games Sunday and plummet down the ranks. Have to decided to be happy I got that high in the rankings and concentrate on leagues now and whatever will be will be. However hard not to be annoyed with decisions made. Hindsight is a wonderful thing. Was tossing up getting Merrett this week and decided to wait and keep a trade up my sleeve and that wasn’t a good one looking at last nights scores but time will tell in the long run. Good luck with it all cause int he end luck does play a part.

Russty_

Hi Jess I’ve never been ranked that highly, it must be a fair bit of pressure though I imagine. You can’t be good at this game unless you are serious about it and also have the time to put in for the research and for making changes etc as needed.
I’m normally pretty serious about it myself but this year has broken me somewhat, just too much other stuff happening to fully focus on this, anyways, what I’m trying to say is..try to enjoy it for what it is, a game that’s fun.
You’re doing really well and you can’t do anything about things out of your control…just the best that you can, good luck ! 🙂

Jess

Thanks guys. I think that since I’ve lost my job due to covid supercoach has been my escape to spend time on. Think i just need to step back and try not to care so much. I really appreciate the replies guys, all the best x

Russty_

Know what that’s like Jess, our business closed down after 20 years, had to sell my house and am now moving to a quieter cheaper town, at least Supercoach is a bit of a relief in between all the chaos.

Jess

Very sorry to hear that Rusty. Take care

JohnDJ59

Nothing wrong with taking it seriously Jess, if we want to do well in this game we have to. I’m only ranked 10,821, my best this year was 5,151, but I still take it seriously. I don’t get to upset about players not scoring as well as I would like, but I do get annoyed with myself if I stuff up a trade or get my VC/C decision wrong, like last week, luckily that hasn’t happened too often this season. If I was as high up in the rankings as you Jess, I would be very pleased with myself, but also stressing out, I think that would be a very natural situation. Good luck to you for the rest of the season.

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Keenbutclueless

I have been an Addict for a few years now with SuperCoach. In many ways, being quite crap at it despite being so addicted is a bit grounding. Even then, 50/50 decisions where you pull the wrong rein have led to sleepless nights, even with a 10k ranking. My mood around family can vary, depending on how my SC team is going. So I understand well how this can intensify when you are going well. Every trade decision, every bs CD scoring farce, every coach’s positional change of a player starts to feel like a personal measure of your self worth. What I am trying to convince myself if, and I suggest you consider is that whilst some players are consistently in the top 1000 year after year, they are few and far between. And in many ways they are like people who always seem to win at the casino. Just luckier than us. Therefore, what is success in SC? If you are in the top 10%, surely we should be happy with that, right? Anything better is luck and a bonus. Ride it and enjoy it, but see it for what it is. Top 10% is a 16k rank. The other thing I am settling in my mind is to be more satisfied if I a make a good plan, even if it doesn’t come off. Right now I have made a plan for rounds 14-16 that I am super happy with. I have a notebook and that plan alone is 12 pages of notes. I will implement it. But I am trying to direct my happiness to whether it is a good plan, not judging the plan on whether it works. That part I can’t control. There might be bad luck, an injury, bad CD scoring anything. I can’t control that. So I am trying to convince myself that now it doesn’t matter if the plan works. Be happy and satisfied now.
Don’t let SC be a measure of your life. I don’t know how to cure an addiction, but I am learning to separate that addiction from other parts of my life. Good luck for the rest of the season and stay well.

JohnDJ59

Good to see your post finally came through Keen and a good write up as well. I think you hit the nail on the head when you said we should be happy with a top 10% finish in the rankings. I try to be around the 10k mark in the ranking by seasons end, but apart from 2017 when I managed a 1,501 finish, I tend to end up in the 15k to 25k range, so this season is going alright for me at the moment.Finals are also a must, doesn’t matter how many as long as I make a few, so getting to 7 this season is also a good result. The next stage is to do well, a premiership would be nice, but I don’t think my team is good enough for that, so to make it to a few prelims would do me.

Joe_T

Hey community! Probably need to make up about 50-60 pts somehow against my opponent this week, elimination final. Is Titch’s 122 good to take and then back my premos + difference in captains to make up those points? Or should I put the C on someone like Macrae?
My opponent will either take Titch 122 or put the C on Oliver.

JohnDJ59

I’ll be taking Titch, but I don’t have Macrae.

The Lost Boys

I’ve trying to make that decision as well – take the 122 or gamble on Macrea. Looking like a close round for my matches as well. Honestly not sure – will probably decide a few minutes before the bounce!

Joe_T

Very tough call eh! Stats would suggest Macrae especially at Metricon, but I reckon my matchup is going to come down to the wire so I need every point difference I can get. Still unsure which way to go.

derek

I think all matches will be very close this week, with best 18 (plus it’s going to be hard to keep track of how the matches are going). decision like C will make or break a lot of teams. I going with VC on Macrae to ‘cover’ a lot of other opponents, but got Grundy against Pittonet pencilled as my C.
Grundy did ok last week, but he was up against Goldy and they nullified each other. he came out on top in the end against one of the best ruckmen going around, Pittonet will feel like a walk in the park this week.
my left-field hail mary C would be Whitfield on the wide open spaces of optus oval

if I had titch i’d be thinking 122 isn’t a Captains score in the first week of finals.

The Ranger

No way I’d be taking 122, 130 minimum every time.

Joe_T

This aged well 🙁 macraes lowest score since round 5. Gonna need a bit of a miracle now!

JohnDJ59

Taking the 122 from Titch was the safe move, but you could also say that about putting the C on Macrae, instead of Bont or Lloyd, hard to pick another player since I don’t know your team. Sometimes safe doesn’t work, I took the safe option last week, instead of going with my gut and it was about the only time this season that the VC or C didn’t work out for me. Looking at the scores so far this round, only a few have gone large. So anyone who has a VC score around the 120-125, I’d be taking it.

Derek

I wasn’t over keen on VC Macrae, but 5 of my opponents had him as C, so I was covering them.

JohnDJ59

You will be laughing then Derek.

Joe_T

Yeah i had the same problem last week too John where taking the safe option cost me points. Which is why I felt more inclined to go macrae C this week

I’m going to have to trade Neale or Laird to the best available scoring option this round. Thinking either Luke Ryan or Steele?

Derek

Went Neale to Jelly

Decided Grundy better C than Whitfield

JohnDJ59

I was wondering if you put the C on Whitfield Derek, that would have just about won you all your games.

Joe_T

Unlucky with Jelly Derek! He was on track for a huge score otherwise. I went Neale to Steele which has given me a little sniff at a win.

Keenbutclueless

Any reason my comment is still under review and not being posted?

Russty_

I think it’s cause you have the word Butt in your name 😉

Keenbutclueless

Who knows Russty. All I can say is that I took some time to draft a thoughtful response to the thread with Jess, Kat you and John. Posted it more than 2 hours ago. Still awaiting approval. Didn’t say anything controversial, I don’t think. It sort of feels less relevant now a few hours later. Takes away some interest in posting have to say

Russty_

Oh sorry to hear that Keen, the same thing happened to me the other day, not sure why, I didn’t say anything untoward either. Hopefully Lek and co see this and can have a go at sorting it out for you, he said the other day when Intense Debate ended and this WordPress format started that too many comments on Intense Debate were being flagged as spam..maybe that’s still happening with your comments here.

derek

matt de Boer is back. god help some poor fremantle soul this weekend.

Russty_

Who do you think it’ll be Derek?

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Derek

Walters or Brayshaw

Fyfe probably play too much forward

TRIGGA HAPPY

Good ol alabama

TommyC99

Loop Close into Wicks

Or Close into riccardi?

The Lost Boys

I’d go Close into Riccardi – he looked really good last week. More potential to go high than Wicks.

JohnDJ59

Not getting Bont in round 10-11 is killing me, what a stuff up.Was looking at him as a value trade at 514k, he’s done nothing but score great and go up in price ever since.

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Russty_

Hi John yeah that would’ve been the time, he was only averaging 99 up until then, as I recall, you had a ton of injuries to deal with didn’t ya?

JohnDJ59

A few injuries and non playing rookies, I was more worried about the non cash generation at the time. I was looking at 2 downgrades and the one upgrade in Bont, with only 2k left over, asked the Q on here what people thought of Bont, it was very negative. In the end it was my decision, Bont had been a bit up and down, I wasn’t that convinced myself. If I’d known they were going to start giving him more mid time, I wouldn’t have hesitated.

Russty_

He was having a very up and down season up until round 10, wasn’t scoring like a proper premo, I traded him out after round 1 for some reason lol, that was a blunder, ya gotta back your premo picks in unless they cop an injury.

Derek

I thought Dunkley coming back would have hurt Bont, but it hasn’t

What about Dunkley tonight, 71 at quarter time

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Shake n Bake

Got him and Titch in rd 9 for Gawn when he 790k not knowing Gawn would go out rd 10. I bit the bullet there but that’s the sort of season it’s been!

JohnDJ59

A very good trade Shake and what great timing.You got top dollar as well. Still a ballsy move since Max was about the form player at that stage. I waited till round 12 when his injury wasn’t looking any good.

Derek

My R2 has been

Jacobs>Naismith>Pittonet>Gawn>NicNat

And most likely Gawn next round.

NicNat to Gawn next week might only be $60k

NicNat will rest for sure

JohnDJ59

I started with Grundy and Gawn, only changed Max to NicNat due to injury. Most of my action has been at R3. Xerri > Pittonet > Draper. I still have Xerri, but at F8.

Russty_

Wow some steaming piles are being dropped tonight, almost 3/4 time and Macrae is on 70 odd, Duncan on 38, I have English in my draft side and the spud’s on about 35…mucho dissappointo!

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tbone19

Yeah definitely noticed the 38 at 3QT for Duncan, can’t believe he’s that low! He hasn’t been that bad at all. Hopefully a nice big last quarter for all the gun players

Russty_

I think Duncan lost 20 points in one quarter.

10-year-member

Lol. Mitch Duncan is my main POD

10-year-member

and Jack mcRae is my captain

Russty_

The Duncan score really hurts cause it probs won’t even make our best 18
Edit, well he redeemed himself a bit, 78 now…not terrible and not great.

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10-year-member

Nah it was terrible

10-year-member

Cousins scored 90 and parish scored 91 Duncan shat the bed for me.

Russty_

This is the week to remember…the guys who let you down bigtime and lost you your shot at glory…the premos who were supposed to deliver gold but instead, gave you a roughly wrapped turd.
Only the end of the round will tell us who the culprits were, those with the double chance don’t have to feel the pain this week but this week could be the last for some of us…and some blame will need to be laid! LOL

JohnDJ59

Nothing major so far for me Russty, Nic Nat 98, Dusty 97 could have been better, Wingard 41 was about what I expect of him now, I might as well put him on the bench with the E. I have the double chance in a few Russty and I will feel the pain in any that I lose, which at the moment could be most of them.

Derek

There will be some harsh exit meetings.

Bailey Smith. I finally weakened 2 weeks ago and bought him in, same week as Ridley. Seemed like I needed them just in case they hurt me in the run home.

Watch Simpkin do the same who I got last week

JohnDJ59

Yes B.Smith, I forgot about him, his 71 was below par, I expect a 80-90 from him.

The Ranger

I have the C on Macraes 96. That’s prob gonna lose me a few games.

ST1974

Out – Woodcock, D Cameron, Ruscoe
In – Riccardi, Jack Martin and Wicks (or other Mid Rookie)

or

Out – D Cameron, McKay and Ruscoe
In – Riccardi, Maynard and Wicks

In terms of MId rookies, I already have Schoenberg and Foot who are not playing.

Thoughts?

Joe_T

The first one, but Wicks in at this stage isn’t a great idea. Why not bring in a cheaper rookie and keep the extra cash?

Tommyc99

Wouldn’t be gojng wicks myself. Feel he could get dropped any week

ST1974

Thanks Joe and Tommy. I don’t want to bring Wicks in but I couldn’t find any other mid rookies who are playing and I missed O’Neill from WC. I might leave the last trade and see if there are any rookies named tonight in the teams for tomorrow. Cheers.

JohnDJ59

Option 2

Ralph_07

In a bit of a pickle for the big C after Nic Nat spudded it. Thinking one of Steele, Jelly or Grundy but can’t for the life me make the call. What are your thoughts community?

Russty_

I’ll say Kelly Ralphy

Tommyc99

Take close’s 57 or go riccardi?

JohnDJ59

Riccardi.

Derek

Will 57 be in your best 18?

JohnDJ59

I have Close on the fwd bench with the E, but won’t count since all my fwds are playing. If he was on field the 57 wouldn’t be in the best 18 at the moment.

Jughead

My rucks are Grundy (R16 bye), Goldy (R15 bye) and Xerri.
I don’t really care about H2H, just trying to improve my rank.
Thinking about doing the following trades……..
R15…. Out- Goldy….In-Draper
R16…. Out- Grundy…. In- Goldy
R17…. Out- Draper…. In- Grundy
Is this strategy-

  1. A good way to maintain my scoring through the byes, or
  2. A waste of trades for little benefit. Use them elsewhere..
JohnDJ59

Depends how many trades you have left, anything under 8, not worth it.

Jughead

8 left after the current round. Its tight.
I could use Gawn or Nic Nat instead of Draper. Should score higher, but if they got rested…. it blows up on me. Nearly all the other good ruckmen have R15/16 byes.
There is a possibility of Draper going up a bit in value during those 2 weeks also.

JohnDJ59

You would expect Draper to be back next round, after his rest, NicNat is due for a rest. I’d see how Max goes tonight, if he gets through it alright, go with him.

Derek

Round 16 you shouldn’t have too many out. I’d hold Grundy.

Goldy to Gawn next week

JugHead

Makes sense. A lot of people will be watching Gawn closely tonight.

tommyc99

Grundy, Oliver or Adams skipper?
My main league im down and both of us have Cs on Grundy, but im prioritizing rank a little more.
Could saints tag Oliver?

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Russty_

Hey Tommy, yeah they could but it’d be Ross I reckon and not Steele.

tommyc99

hmmm ross did a pretty good job tagging neale last week, which turns me off clarry slightly

Harry

Haynes or Zilliams?

Also do I take titches VC of 122 or role the dice on Grundy v carlton

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Pman

Haynes and roll the dice! Grudy should destroy Carltons 2nd string Rucks.

Pman

Hi Community, I had the VC on Macrae last night as I’m sure many did and were disappointed with his score but are having a hard time deciding who to put the C on out of Ryan, Steele, Grundy or Gawn? Am probably leaning towards Grundy given Carlton’s Ruck woes but would appreciate your thoughts on wh is the best Captain option?

Russty_

Hi mate, I think Ryan’s been the most reliable lately, tough call though cause Grundy could dominate Shittonet

Pman

I chickened out on Ryan (spewing too as he’s on 41 at Qtr time) so now it’s down to Steele or Grundy and most likely will give the C to Grundy as he should go big.

Russty_

Lucky you did..he’s on 33 at half time, haven’t watched so don’t know why, Grundy should be ok.

Derek

Lloyd finally in team. Feels very comfy

JugHead

Yep. Comes into VC/C calculations at times as well, which makes him extra valuable.

Derek

Even better. Traded SHill to Lloyd.

Russty_

So you missed out on Hill’s 20 ?… LOL Big money needed to ponied up for that Derek, I’m surprised Hill was worth 286k still, he scores like he’s worth 100k
Congrats on dumping a true spud and picking up the mega-seagull, Lloydy loves his chips 🙂

JohnDJ59

Started with Titch (122) into Lloyd (141). Took the C off Lloyd while I thought about taking the 122, so 19pts lost. Not a lot, but it could cost me a few close games.

dontblushbaby

de Boar tagging Fyfe

Derek

Traded Neale to Jelly this week

Looked good up to half time

Russty_

Very unlucky Derek, even worse to be taken out by his own team mate.

dontblushbaby

That’s rotten luck Derek , I contemplated doing the same but pulled out , he will probably lose approx 20k also

Tony

Lol, Derek. Never trade a premium unless he is injured, rookie mistake. Understand you were chasing points

JohnDJ59

I’m not worried about the VC/C now, I think Whitfield just lost me most of my games.

Russty_

Same with Ryan I think for a lot John, I had the C on Ryan in both my Draft games lol

JohnDJ59

I just had a look at all my match ups and everyone of them have Whitfield. At least they didn’t have the C on him. I decided not to get either of Ryan or Williams in this week, so that was a win of sorts.

JohnDJ59

My one major success for the year, starting Petracca, when most doubted him.

Russty_

I feel the same about Steele John, although I brought him in round 6, he’s been great since he’s been a free roamer and not just a tagger…Both are going pretty nicely at half time 🙂

JohnDJ59

If it wasn’t for the byes, I would be getting Steele in next week. Wingard > Steele, Viney > Merrett.

Demons Deelight

Gawn is looking ok 20k short to get him. Don’t want 2 trades

JohnDJ59

Max should be about 680k next week.

Russty_

Hey Neil I think Clarry might be a double agent…he keeps trying to hand us goals LOL

Derek

Oliver goes massive last quarter

JohnDJ59

One of my opponents has the C on Steele and another kept Max and has the C on him. So that’s two games I don’t need to look at again.

Russty_

Bummer John, although Steele has done bugger all in the 3rd, Gawny’s looking like going 150 +, are they double chance games?

JohnDJ59

Both double chance games, so that’s something I guess.

JohnDJ59

Bloody hell, I looked at May as a defence POD this week, but didn’t want to do three trades, I think it might have been worth it.

Russty_

He was a colossus tonight John, smashed King to pieces, could be a good solid option for next year too.
Congrats on the Dees win, bloody 2 close losses for us in a row now, not good.

JohnDJ59

He’s still cheap for what he’s scoring as well, if I had more trades I’d be getting him in. That second half turned into a nail biter, nothing in it. At least you are still in the 8 Russty and we just joined you.

Demons Deelight

great game only because of the closeness As Ratten said saints field kicking was bad but ask Jones about that Dees was equally as poor

JohnDJ59

Looks like Wingard and Viney will be the ones to drop not only out of my team, but out of my best 18.

Russty_

Bloody hell Viney’s hard tagging Steele now, I was hoping for a huge score from him.
You must be disappointed with Wingard, he could’ve scores tons the other day and fell asleep instead.

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JohnDJ59

I thought Viney might go to Steele from the first bounce, since he used to do the tagging role a while back. Yes I’ve just about had enough of Chad, I thought playing on his old home ground he would have done something. 70-80 scores I can take, but that 41 is about the last straw, I’ll either be trading him out next round or put him on the bench with the E on him.

Russty_

I’m feeling the same way about Angus Brayshaw since I brought him in he’s been rubbish lol..never again.

JohnDJ59

I looked at Angus, but I already had Oliver and Viney in my mids.

JohnDJ59

Viney managed to stay in the best 18 with his 73. The three to go out will be Wingard 41, Wicks 68, Rivers 68.

Bells

Did Gawn get shot in the 3rd quarter?? 88 at half-time and only added 30 to it? Grrrr

Russty_

Ended up with 135 Bells, not bad considering he was out 3 weeks, he’s a beast.

Derek

I think Gawn was about 130 at 3/4 time.

dontblushbaby

Yep, lost 20 points in 5 seconds early in the last 1/4 for some reason ???

Derek

Racking up a lot of below average scores this week.

William, Ridley, BSmith, Jelly, Rivers all scoring around the 70

Don’t want to talk about Chad.

Going to be close in most of my matches, will come down to C on Grundy or Lukiosious to drag me over the line.

Looking at my leagues this week there are close matches everywhere

Derek

7 of my matches the prediction is less than 20 pts.

NDD is predicted ahead by 40 and Ranger predicted ahead by 50.

dontblushbaby

Is the prediction based on best 18 ?Trying to work out best 18 v your opponent is hard !

JohnDJ59

Best 18 as far as I know, but I just do it myself. Add up your scores so far, take away the lowest ones not in the 18, add what the ones still to play might score and there you have it.

Russty_

Would you really put the c on Lukosius Derek ?

Derek

Lukosious my only real POD left, you never know? Desperate times.

JohnDJ59

A bust of a weekend for me, was hoping I might win 3 or 4 of my 7 finals, but it looks like I’ll only win 1 , all fairly close, but I can see the writing on the wall.( loser)

AuroraBorealis

Good luck this week Derek, it’s beyond me to calculate scores with best 18 but ours will go down to the wire. I think?

Derek

I’m not confident against you AB. I might be in a bit of trouble there

AuroraBorealis

I think Rankine is a fair chance to go absolutely ballistic against the Kangas, i’m a bit nervous about that

ST1974

Who do I bring in out of Jack Martin, Lukocious, Greenwood or Simpkin? Martin appears the obvious choice as he has already had his bye, however, apart from his score last week (which was against GC), his scoring hasn’t been that good. The others all have the bye next week, however, as I am playing for leagues and not overall rank this does not bother me. I bought Simpkin in earlier in the season the week he got injured and then proceded to produce three sub par scores before I got rid of him. However, he seems to be back to form over the past few weeks.

Appreciate any advice. Thanks.

Russty_

Hi St I reckon Lukosius, I just think he’s good cause he’s a cool cucumber and does very good things with the ball and makes good decisions under pressure.

Derek

Lukosious has got better as Suns have got worse. The ball has been in Suns defence a lot last couple of games, he is a good intercept Mark with his height, and a great kick so he is the main way for the suns to get out of defenders.

He takes most of the kick ins and always runs out of the goal square. Last week Carlton kicked 18 behinds, hope kangas don’t kick straight tomorrow

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JohnDJ59

Greenwood.

Russty_

Sitting on 1591 from 13 players so far, pretty happy with that. Still have Cripps, Doch, Simpkin, Grundy, Lukosius, Goldy and McKay, so 20 playing this week and so far my 2 lowest scores are 57 and 66. Hoping for mostly wins, but I’m only in one top 8 chance.
Maybe I’ll live another week..gotta keep trying I guess 🙂

JohnDJ59

You should get a good score with that amount of players still to play Russty. I’ve had a few good scoring players in Lloyd 141, Oliver 134, Danger 132, Petracca 127, Titch 122, Brayshaw 115, but that’s it. I have three left to play Grundy, Cripps, Greenwood. I’m sitting on 1,750, I have 21 players, take out the three lowest scores, 41,68,68 (177-) = 1,573, my three players score 305, plus the VC 122 score kicks in, will give me a score of 2,000. Just not good enough for finals.

Demons Deelight

Russty if any afl club could pick 2 of TRACCA CLARRY BONT or MACRAE which two mine would be BONT and TRACCA who’s yours?

Russty_

I’d go Bont and Clarry cause they were both really good really young plus Clarry’s a wranger so he has more to prove.

Demons Deelight

Would they all get a game at the saints?

Russty_

Definitely mate!…we’ve only really got 2 or so A graders in the whole team, Steele and Marshall, all the rest are B grade at best.

JohnDJ59

Petracca and Oliver for me, wouldn’t want them playing for any other club.

Tony

Captain grundy or cripps?

dontblushbaby

I’ve gone Grundy because it ensures me a win in a 2 cash leagues where they have the same with no one else to Captain, however Cripps could go big , he’s due for it

TRIGGA HAPPY

Went with a bit of a left fielder and chucked the C on tracca. Looking like an inspired choice at 1/4 time!
Finished 127 couple of frees against on the last hurt his score but I’ll take the points banked.

tbone19

Gday Trigga, Tracca captain choice worked out pretty well in the end! Thought he was going for a 200 score at quarter time haha. I ended up taking Titch’s 122 instead of Macrae just to play it safe

TRIGGA HAPPY

Coulda been anything tbone but we all know tracca is a scoring 🎢

Demons Deelight

A smokey for Charlie TRIGG

TRIGGA HAPPY

More than a Smokey mate. 😉

AuroraBorealis

Traded in Steele this week and very happy with my choice. Just a little disappointed he didn’t go as big as he could’ve, was on 107 at HT, was thinking he might be on for the double ton

Russty_

He was copping a hard tag from Viney in the second half AB, otherwise he would’ve double tonned I reckon.

AuroraBorealis

Ah thanks for that Rusty, I wasn’t watching the game