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Saturday Footy Frenzy – Round 17

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The footy frenzy continues today with a big 3 game line-up on the cards with North taking on Fremantle, Port Adelaide facing Essendon and GWS going up against Melbourne. Your entire Saturday is set, from the early afternoon all the way through to the evening, you’ve got footy!

A few wrenches have been thrown in with these games with Irving Mosquito out due to his unfortunate knee injury, while Stephen Coniglio has been dropped and Jake Riccardi managed by GWS. Josh Kelly and Zac Williams are back for the Giants however, so not all is lost there while Peter Ladhams returns for the Power, who was coming off some good form prior to his suspension.

HIGH BREAKEVENS

Dyson Heppell 162

Clayton Oliver 161

Luke McDonald 158

Ryan Burton 152

Steven May 150

Lachie Whitfield 149

Shaun Higgins 146

LOW BREAKEVENS

Tobe Watson -28

Blake Acres -8

Flynn Perez -1

Mitchell Hibberd 6

Stephen Hill 12

Trent Rivers 14

Charlie Dixon 19

Jack Buckley 25

Mitchell Crowden 29

CAPTAINS

FREO VS NORTH

Not a lot of standout options in this one based on the 3 round average, with David Mundy the highest with a 115 3 round average and a score of 138 last week. Normally fairly reliable, Todd Goldstein has hit a bit of a dry spell, with a 3 round average of 84.7 with a score of 101 last week. Likewise Luke Ryan has gone a bit chilly compared to his earlier hot streak, with a score of 115 last week and a 3 round average of 95.3. Nat Fyfe had a score of 83 last week, with a 5 round avereage of 101.8. These guys aren’t all write-offs, because we all know how well they can score, but they’re VC options only given their recent form.

PORT VS ESSENDON

Two hot options here in Travis Boak and Zach Merrett. Boak is coming off a score of 149 last week with a 3 round average of 137.7, an absolutely fantastic option to take if you have him. Merrett scored 122 last week with a 3 round average of 130.7 is also there to be taken too. Ollie Wines scores 128 last week with a 3 round average of 122.3, Robbie Gray is almost identical with a score of 120 last week and a 122.3 3 round average.

GWS VS MELBOURNE

“Thanks very Max muchy good afternoon to you and to everyone.” Max Gawn is the obvious candidate here, he has a season average of 140.6, a 3 round average of 139.0 and scored 132 last week and his last 3 scores vs GWS have been 139, 156 and 160. All signs point to him being the best option you can take from this game. Lachie Whitfield is an option too with a 123.7 3 round average and coming off a score of 121 against Adelaide. Clayton Oliver and Christian Petracca are the left field options for Melbourne, Petracca scored 140 last week with a 3 round average of 116.9, Oliver scored 94 last week, but has a 3 round average of 125.3

NEW FACES

GWS are bringing in some new options this week with Connor Idun and Jack Buckley. Connor played the single game last year where he scored 33, but not enough to impact his average too much, but Buckley will be making his AFL debut. Idun is a DEF player costing $143,400 and Buckley is a FWD/MID costing $123,900. Flynn Perez is also an option down back for $117,300, he scored 50 last week while Tobe Watson returns for Freo. He’s $155,400 and has an average of 61 from the two games he’s played this year. We’ve also got Mitch Hibberd (MID), Steven Motlop (FWD), Brayden Ham (FWD/MID), Nick Larkey (FWD), Branden Zerk-Thatcher (DEF) and Kysaiah Pickett (FWD) all available for under $230K if you’re in desperate need of a trade in option with some cheaper options like Jacob Townsend (FWD) and Minairo Frederick (FWD) also available for under $200K. Lots of trade in options there if desperate times call for desperate measures.


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TelescopicCox

Thoughts on Draper to McQuinlan (D/F swing) as a F8? Gives me a warchest with 2 trades left, and the ability to swing Luko or Dawson fwd in case of emergency

Russty_

Sounds good TC

demondelights

At this stage a brilliant move go for it TC

Cliffy

Hey all, I need to do one defensive downgrade to generate some cash for a crucial upgrade with Cogs out this week, so my hand forced there.

Do I grab Perez, who you know 100% is playing and can fill in should Williams or Doch are a late out, or do I grab Greaves (despite Hawks side not being named until tonight)?

Thanks

Russty_

I’d get Greaves, great 1st score..can’t see him getting dropped.
Hope you didn’t get Perez..he’s zilch points at half time.

Last edited 6 days ago by Russty_
tommyc99

Any news on docherty? I’m assuming probably a game day decision

Russty_

AB wrote something about it in one of the other topics.

AuroraBorealis

I’ll copy and paste it here for you Tommy:
An update, Teague was asked about Docherty’s injury and whether he’ll play in a press conference and he said that ‘he’s not sure at this stage’, will decide based on the training session today. But Teague said that he spoke to Docherty and Docherty ‘was adamant he’ll play’
So hopefully Docherty knows his body well, fingers crossed

Russty_

Last time Oliver played GWS he got severely Deboer’d…17 disposals and only 53 points, I was gonna captain him in my draft side but have changed it now just in case he gets shut down again.

AuroraBorealis

Really hoping this happens again, would get me over the line in my prelim against Shake im pretty sure

Russty_

Not happening by the looks of the 1st half AB…thought Theboar would’ve been tagging someone

JohnDJ59

They don’t need him to, they have Mummy going around smashing blokes, Oliver, Max and now Rivers.

Russty_

I think De boer was actually tagging Petracca from the 3rd quarter John, he still scored well.
Mummy is literally like a Mummy, he can’t jump for shit lol

JohnDJ59

Petracca has been my shining light this season. It’s great to start a player, that others are saying not to and it pays off.

AuroraBorealis

Who are you planning to get in for Cogs shake? Our game should be a close one mate, good luck

Shake n bake

Dunkley or Macrae

Derek

Dunkley is my pick

The Ranger

I look like losing all of my prelims so I’ve gone the Hail Mary and picked Pendles.
C’aarn the Pies!

Shake n bake

Hope pies win Ranger. I have you in 2 prelims. It’s hard for me as a Pies man l don’t have 1 pie in my side!! Good luck

JohnDJ59

Used my last trade that I was saving for next week, but since I might not be playing in any grand finals, I pulled the trigger, but not what I was planning. Was going Draper to Acres, moving Xerri to R3, but when I logged on the game had already been going 5min. So went with a ‘hail mary’, Riccardi to Rozee, hoping for a 90-110 score.

Russty_

He’s going alright for ya John, just gotta hope he doesn’t fall asleep now 🙂

JohnDJ59

95 in the end, could have been more, but happy with that score.

Russty_

Not bad for a spud that could barely crack 40 after his first 2 games, burned me this year.

JohnDJ59

I traded him out in round 5, was just hoping he’d found a bit of form after last week.

Derek

I grabbed Rozee in all my draft leagues this week. Port should have an easy win and he will do ok

Russty_

He’s going ok Derek, even though it’ pishin down, Ebert’s letting you down a bit.

Kat

To many hard decisions to make this week. Ended up taking a punt that Docherty plays with Scholl on the bench to cover him (if Scholl is named??) and traded Cogs to Macrae. One trade left for next week if I make it in any of my leagues. Lots of let down scores so far so not sure if Bring Back Banger will bring home the bacon this week but oh well. Been fun while it lasted.

Russty_

Doch’s a goer Kat

JohnDJ59

Hey Katrina, I’m up against you in my ‘TheSonsOfAnarchy’ league, could be a close one, hope you come back again next season, you’ve been one of the top teams most of the season.

Kat

Thanks John Yeah its going to be close, lots of good battles going on. Hoping I can scrape through in to at least one GF but who knows. Was really happy when you accepted me in your league and its been great playing against lots of the names I read that post here. Was just glad to be competitive, anything else is a bonus. Supercoach has certainly been a great distraction during lockdown.

JohnDJ59

Well you were certainly competitive Kat and with a rank in the top 500 you deserve all the success that comes your way.

Derek

Hey Kat, I’ve got a serious battle against you in 2 leagues this week. Could go either way

Shake n bake

I brought in Macrea for Cogs aswell just to hopefully counter a few teams and dogs last game of the year. You have definitely been a great team. I do play you in one prelim will be close. Good luck which ever way it falls.

Russty_

Looks like Doch’s playing, Jack Martin out injured, Jordan Dawson out too.

The Lost Boys

With Doch playing, do I gamble on him beating S.Hills 92 that I have on the bench, or take that using Gould to replace Doch?
While Doch has two 100+ in his past 3, prior to that he was pretty terrible…

Russty_

With only 5 tons from 15 games and his average for the other 10 games being 79, I reckon I’d play Doch in the hope that he jags one of his big tons.

JohnDJ59

I’d play it safe and take the 92.

Russty_

That’s probs the sensible thing to to…depends on how close his matchups are I guess.

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The Lost Boys

Think I’ll take Hills 92 as my close matchup also has Doch, so I’ll hope for a low score!

Russty_

Good call there Lost Boys, bird in hand and all that ! 🙂

The Lost Boys

Pretty happy with that call Russty – might give me a chance in the match I’m losing.
However doesn’t make up fro trading Ricardi to Acres just before the Freo game, and running out of time to get Acres on the field. Watching him score 117 on my bench (without the E) has been rather frustrating!

Russty_

Ouch!…that’s a tough pill to swallow mate.

JohnDJ59

Is Haynes injured, only on 6 halfway through the 2ndQ.

Russty_

Not injured John just hasn’t seen much of it, him and Williams a bit quiet, hope Haynes isn’t a Coach killer effort for you tonight.

JohnDJ59

Could be, most of my opponents don’t have him. Add to that, Max slowing down and Oliver getting hit by Mummy hasn’t helped.

Russty_

Gawny will probs go 130 + and Oliver is tough as nails so reckon he’ll have a big 2nd half…hope Haynes gets into the game for you.

JohnDJ59

Yes Max and Clarry came through as usual, but Haynes, along with Danger have just about ruined my finals campaign.

JohnDJ59

Even if Petracca is a mid only next year, I think if he keeps up this type of form, I will be starting with him again. I’ll just have to break my one player per team, per line rule, since Clarry will be there as well.

demondelights

Not me John Macrae. Bont Neale and Clarry are ubers Nearly impossible to start Tracca as well Walsh will be value and a few MID PRICERS will pop up. Rowell and Anderson heading them

JohnDJ59

Neale, Clarry, Titch will be my first 3 picked in the mids. After that I will see where we are playing Petracca. If Green gets games for GWS, he could be good value.

demondelights

yeah John -GREEN is really developing

AuroraBorealis

What a week for Lycett and Devon Smith to have games of their lives! Should get you over the line Shake, well played

Russty_

Very gracious of you AB…Shake took a few risks there and they’ve paid off, he might steamroll everyone in his path this week.
The exact week I traded that bludging punk Smith out…he started scoring decent scores every week, this game can bloody frustrate one!…LOL

JohnDJ59

I gave up on him after his 49 in round 8, he’s been alright since then, could have kept him as a F6 and still had one trade left. Had a look at my match ups after coming off my high from the Dees win and it’s not looking good. Out of the six prelims, I’m looking at 4 loses and 2 will go down to the line.

AuroraBorealis

Classic supercoach isnt it Russty

Shake n bake

💯% not over!! For me the fat lady hasn’t started to sing.

AuroraBorealis

With Doch out for the game on 10 points, I can hear an obese lady warming up her vocal chords

Russty_

I have Doch and Fisher in this game lol, both injured for a grand total of bugger all points.

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Shake n bake

That helps

AuroraBorealis

certainly does shake, good call playing Rivers

Russty_

Rivers was on 78 before that goal.
To that mutt who had a go at Neil a few weeks back about Rivers not being any good, suck it!

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demondelights

Water off a duck’s back mate We are all entitled to an opinion Wouldn’t be surprised if he developes into a Fritsch type capable at both defence and attack We haven’t seen his short link up game yet which he is brilliant at

JohnDJ59

Rivers you bloody beauty

dontblushbaby

Yes, well done Mr.Rivers, I will loop and take your 112

Derek

Who are you looping out? Lloyd 😉

I’ll decided between Docherty or Lukodious.

dontblushbaby

Lukious , at least I know Docherty is playing at this stage anyway

dontblushbaby

Decided to leave out Doc,my opposing player in a $100 cash league has Lukosius and I should beat him, just want to cancel him out

demondelights

Always said he was the dees best pick and future captain

Shake n bake

Take a seat Doch.

Russty_

Great stuff John DJ and Neil NDD, Dees are in the 8…dare to dream fellas, who knows what could happen from here…I mean Richmond won a few flags lol

Derek

Good game of footy

Shake n bake

Was a good one to watch. Glad the demons got up

JohnDJ59

Feeling really great Russty, over the moon, I was screaming with deelight when the siren went, put Rivers on field just before the start of the game and he goes and kicks the winning goal. We are in the eight, but we still have to beat Essendon next round, at least we have given ourselves a chance.

Russty_

Hopefully your blokes will smash Essendon John cause they’re playing garbage footy lately, your lads will be highly motivated to win big next week.

JohnDJ59

After the Bulldogs win today, I think that might be it for us, I still hope we beat Essendon though, so we can finish on a winning note.

demondelights

A long shot Russty and really wouldn’t deserve it,but do gws doggies or maggies deserve it? even your saints

The Unsullied

Does anyone if Troy Ruscoe is expected to play. Not sure if he played in a scratch over the weekend.

JohnDJ59

I can’t see him playing.

The Unsullied

Thanks

JohnDJ59

There’s talk that he might be selected now, I was looking to use him as a loop for Sholl’s score, but won’t know in time.

TelescopicCox

Apparently played in the scratch match so might not play

I think it will be Phillips, Lynch and Stephenson out for Treloar, De Goey and Varcoe

ST1974

I have Rivers on my midfield bench with an E and can use Foot to take his score. Question is who do I bench out of Titch or Cripps. Leaning towards Cripps or just leaving Rivers on the bench since both Titch and Cripps are capable of scoring more than 107. Thoughts?

JohnDJ59

Glad to see you kept Rivers ST1974, probably not a lot of difference in the end. I’d probably just leave him there in case of a late out. But if I was going to do it, I’d pick Cripps to bench.

ST1974

Thanks JohnDJ59. I took your advice and traded Schoenberg via Rivers and brought in Greaves and traded Riccardi to Walters which has worked a treat (thank you). My only mistake was that I left Greaves on the field instead of Watson and I don’t have anyone to loophole and get his score so I going to have to hope he can replicate his score of last week. I think I will leave Rivers on the bench as my opponent also has him on the bench.

JohnDJ59

Glad it all worked out for you ST1974 and the difference between Greaves and Watson was only 15pts, so no harm there and Cripps nearly got to Rivers score after a slow start.

Jimmy

Please help! Question about multiple emergencies in a line. I know if two emergencies play then only the lower score is counted. What about if two are selected but one plays. Do I get the playing emergency’s score or the donut emergency?

dontblushbaby

Scoring player mate

Jimmy

Thanks pal!

glenn

Who’s the best Def to finish off?
Crisp
Maynard
C.Daniel

glenn

Or Laird, if I trade in Lyons instead of Neale in the Mid’s?

JohnDJ59

Laird has been outstanding since moving to the midfield, he’s always my first or second picked in the back line.

Derek

ZWilliams 101 from 61% TOG. That was a bonus.

Seemed to be getting plenty of midfield time with no Cogs.

dontblushbaby

2 goals helped, his first 1/4 was poor, think Cogs will be back ? I traded Cogs to Dunkley , now I’m not sure who to VC Macrae or Dunkley ?

Derek

I would have been better to hold Cogs and take Shoenberg. Looks on track for 100

Shake n bake

Crouch just ok

Derek

I got BCrouch only because it left me enough cash to go Rankine to Dunkley.

But then I decided to hold my last trade. Watch Dunkley smash it now

Shake n bake

Should have went for glory. You never know with Rankine think Maynard will play on and off him we’re he can.

Derek

I think you have got me Shake. Second week in a row. Don’t think even Dunkley would have helped.

NDD might have me as well. I need Lukosious and Rankine to score 203 between them. Never know, I’m temped to go Rankine to Greenwood with my last trade, but it looks like I’ll be in 6 GF next week, so want to have my last trade for next week

Derek

Looking ahead, we might be head to head in 3 grand finals next week

With quite a few POD’s your’re a hard team to match up against

Shake n bake

I think you need 370 with Grundy and ur 2 Gold Coast boys to win.

Derek

my perfect result would be Lukosious and Rankine score 102 each (jump ahead of NDD) and Grundy scores a lazy 167. easy.

gator59

F&(k you Docherty

Shake n bake

Put him on the pine just as l finished work at 1pm to get Rivers score!! 🥵

gator59

Well done Shake I should’ve started him on the pine with talk of him being out and put Greaves on ground

Shake n bake

You definitely win some and lose some!

Derek

Switched at last minute and put Lukosious on field instead of Doch. Dodged that bullet

JohnDJ59

The frustration of having rookies on the bench with the E on them, ( Schoenberg and Sholl), who are scoring better than some of the on field players from earlier games, (Danger and Haynes) and you can’t even loop them because your non playing rookies team played early (Bytel) or you don’t know if they are playing (Ruscoe).

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JohnDJ59

I think not taking the chance that Ruscoe wasn’t going to play and looping the 110 from Sholl for Scrimshaw is going to cost me my last few close games.

Russty_

That’s bloody painful John, all those points on the bench, no way of planning for that though.

JohnDJ59

I was looking at the seconds ticking down, I really wanted to move Ruscoe on field for Scrimshaw, since he wasn’t going to score 110, but because I didn’t know for sure that Ruscoe wasn’t playing, I just couldn’t do it. As it worked out, he isn’t and I missed out on 64pts. A few of my games are going to be decided by less than 50pts, ‘who dares wins’ I didn’t dare to win.

TelescopicCox

Who scores more? Lukosius or Daniel?

Thinking of going Luko to Daniel this week, then Draper to Rookie and Doc to premo next week

Didn’t move Draper earlier as Dawson, doc and Williams we’re all under an injury cloud

tbone19

Well good luck in the grand final Derek. Looping to get Rivers E score and putting Doch on the bench seems to have been the perfect move ya lucky b#stard hahaha. Hope everyone is having a good scoring weekend so far

Derek

It ended up being a double benefit. 5 mins before start of game I had Doch on field and Lukosious on bench, but did a quick switcharoo

Not over yet. I have the Chad

Shake n bake

Chad was always going to be the downfall! When the going get tough!

Russty_

Onya Tbone, very gracious in defeat mate..you’re always a good sport.

Last edited 3 days ago by Russty_
JohnDJ59

Well done on your win TBone, you conceded to early, now we meet in the granny.

Joe_T

Match my opponent with Gawn’s 150 and then hope that Greenwood scores less than 75? Or back Neale as captain and hope he closes the gap?

All my uniques are done and my opponent has Greenwood left, so I’m not sure whether I should match with Gawn C and hope for Greenwood to stay quiet, or put the C on Neale to gain a few extra pts

Joe_T

Actually just realised I can simplify it. What’s more likely?

1. Greenwood scores less than 75
2. Neale scores more than 150

JohnDJ59

I can see Greenwood scoring more than 75 and Neale getting something around 140-150.

Russty_

Was that 40-50 John?….I thought I had Derek covered in our draft match but I have the C on Neale lol

JohnDJ59

He really can’t handle the tag, one of the reasons I didn’t start with him this season, but not enough teams bother to do it.

Derek

I think you still might have me in draft, but it makes it interesting

If I had put JPK on field instead of Zorko I might even be in front, but not to be.

Russty_

Definitely Derek and if Adams scored his usual ton or over, he just had a down game. Must be frustrating to see a big ton go begging in jk, I did that plenty of times this season.

dontblushbaby

I thought TMitch might have had a better game , 67 points is his lowest score for the year

Shake n bake

Only 12 touches 8 handballs

Derek

Not sure what happened

He was on 46 at half time

Russty_

Doesn’t seem to have ever gotten back to what he was, strange year though and maybe he’s still sore?

Kat

I’m waving the white flag. With Docherty, Dangerfield, Simpkin and Haynes all scoring 60’s or less and Mitchell, Martin, Oliver and Brayshaw 70/80’s I have spectacularly crashed and burned this weekend. Hurts more when your bench players have scored more than your premos and you can’t loop but thats SC. Well done to all those who win this weekend and best of luck for your GF’s. I will lick my wounds and see what I can do with my one trade and a bit of cash left next weekend to save my rank. Thanks for a great year everyone and for all the advice on this site.

Shake n bake

Hopefully you will want an invite into my league next year. Up there cazaly.

Kat

Sounds great Thankyou

demondelights

put that in your little black book. sorry shake black and white book need quality in Cazaly makes the game better

Shake n bake

Tnx Neil.

Russty_

Well done Kat you’ve had a great year, and yes it all takes a bit of luck in the end, a couple of scores in my team destroyed any chance of winning this week also, stick around for Trigga’s happy ending though…it’s his homegrown final’s series of SC exclusive to JR.

demondelights

looking forward to the happy ending russty always great fun. NDD

TRIGGA HAPPY

How do we feel about the HAPPY ending final series coupled with the song for the grand final!

Can’t wait to release both.
Two weeks fellas.

Season cooked in SC in the proper season time for redemption in finals. 💪

demondelights

Beam it up scotty

TRIGGA HAPPY

Is that comment based on the latest release NDD?

IF not that is an amazing coincidence as our latest song is a parody of the cult classic

Star Trekkin’

Our is called Virus Spreadin’

Its about as out there as you could possibly get!

The ISOlators.
As the hatted one says:

Do yourself a favour. 🤣

demondelights

pyscic mr spock

Russty_

Where do we hear that one Trig?…no new topics on here since Saturday’s one.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Only post the AFL ones on here rust. Though this one has a verse on the AFL.

Go online look up The ISOlators we are the little dude saying stuck home on a pink background.

We r releasing one a week.

Is our there. 😀

Shake n bake

I did take the cake 1 Year in your happy ending Trigg. I’ll keep my eyes 👀 peeled

TRIGGA HAPPY

Always tough to beat mate but I’ll give it a shake. 😀

gator59

Sounds good to me Trigga

JohnDJ59

You are still in with a chance against me Kat, once your Gawn VC score kicks in after the Coll v GCS game, it will all come down to Greenwood v Crisp tomorrow night. I’ve already conceded in my other prelims, ours is my last chance for a GF.

Russty_

I think you’re a good chance of winning in the Holy grail John.

JohnDJ59

I don’t count the bottom eight finals Russty, you know that, in fact I haven’t even looked at it.

JohnDJ59

I just had a look at it Russty and I’ll probably lose that one as well, T.Adams only has to score 104. Glad I don’t count those ones, or I’d be looking at some kind of record for the amount of Preliminary finals loses in a season.

Russty_

Well mate, a win’s a win haha I would’ve taken that this week lol, the only thing I still have a chance in is one draft league final next week.

The Ranger

Me too Kat. Neale spudding up sums up my round.Think I might lose seven prelims, is that a record?!

Kat

Think I trump you on that one Ranger Looking like I lose 9 out of my 10. A miracle might make it 8 /10 but would require an injury in first quarter to opposition team player and wouldn’t wish that.

The Ranger

My cash generation just ground to a halt a few weeks back and although I opted to trade hard thru the byes to maintain rank I kinda knew it might cost me come finals. Can’t complain, had a good year all up.

demondelights

A great year by you both ,time to be proud no doubt luck plays a part but some players are just never going to be in my sights 2021 Heeney Cogs Doc Viney Sicilt jelly Hurn thanks for the great battles cheers NDD

gator59

Definately Cogs,Jelly and Doch

gator59

You also need a 168 point miracle tonight off Grundy.. Good luck

JohnDJ59

If the AFL go with the 28 rounds next season, like they are talking about, we better get at least 40 trades or SC will be unworkable.

Russty_

28 rounds why?…regular season’s already too long I reckon.

JohnDJ59

I have no idea Russty, something about shorter quarters and more bye rounds, a bit like this season in a way. I’d prefer just 17 rounds with everyone playing each other once.

JohnDJ59

I really hope you beat me by more than 64pts Derek, otherwise my not putting Ruscoe on field to get the 110 score from Sholl will have cost me big time.

JohnDJ59

Only 27pts at HT.

Derek

Don’t know what I was thinking keeping Rankine.

I blame the weeks of best 18

Only had one trade left and $170k, should have traded him to Dunkley like I had planned, but wanted to have one trade left for GF week

Russty_

Dude’s a bloody yoyo, he’s either on or he’s doing bugger all, how many GF’s did you still make Derek?

Derek

Wheels fell off tonight. Thought I was safe in a few. Lost out in theSonsIfAnarchy by 7 after Rankine scored 28 and Crips got 138, didn’t see that coming. Was that you TBone?

Made 5 GF’s

Knocked Patch over in the Elite of the Elite was my highlight.

Think I’ve got Shake in a couple of GF’s next week.

Russty_

5 is a great result for a strange-ass year Derek, if you win one a season, it’s a good year I think…wish I’d believed less in players this year who were “on the way up”…lol, not the case, better off believing in players who, have proven their case.

JohnDJ59

Yes it was TBone, we face off in TheSonsOfAnarchy league GF. Which should be a good one, but I think he has me covered.

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tbone19

Great match up Derek, I couldn’t believe what I was seeing in that last game. Didn’t even check our match up until just before coz I thought you had it all wrapped up. Bloody rankine and lukosius, couldn’t believe how low their scores were. Only one grand final this week up against DJ in Sons of Anarchy. Good luck all!

JohnDJ59

Should be a good match TBone, well done on getting there.

demondelights

great effort John Thought you might have got him great game and that’s what it’s about scholl cost big time

Russty_

How’d you go this week Neil?..make a few GF’s mate?

demondelights

6 mate including one with SCT against their top shelf coaches

JohnDJ59

I’m shattered Neil and it’s all my own doing, not moving Ruscoe on field to get the 110 from Sholl. I was watching the seconds count down, my gut was saying do it, but just couldn’t be sure he wasn’t playing. Up There Cazaly was one I really wanted to make the GF in.

demondelights

we all have our favourites and Cazaly is mine also you were so unlucky but such a great year .Next year you will move right up A worthy finalist just stiff

Russty_

Well done Dion looks like you got me by 20 odd points in Jock’s Jungleland Draft, good luck against Derek in the GF next week.

demondelights

should have a playoff 3 and 4

Russty_

Noice win over Patch in Trig’s happy place this week Col, by 4 points, good luck beating Shake next week mate, you might need a bit 😉

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gator59

Will give it my best shot mate.. A couple of big aces left up the sleeve yet to play

Russty_

Looking forward to witnessing the clash of the titans mate

demondelights

membrey and Kent? aces or a?ces

gator59

Viney and the Weid should do the trick

Russty_

You wish you had Kent back Neil…lol

demondelights

NO You guys are so ungrateful. what about 2 naccas for a steele

demondelights

Remember 2000 essendon vs melbourne well i reckon Gat is representing the dees and Shake the bombers Take a peptide gat ,you will need them against Shake good luck to you though hope he crashes as i play him also NDD

Shake n bake

Looking back I’ve knocked you and Derek out of 2 leagues each these finals. Now l play you both in 3 GFs. Only fair you both win them

Russty_

Ok so you’ll be throwing those games then…it’s settled 😉

demondelights

Believe me we are well aware of that and SURVIVORS? This is making me play in a manner much like The General would be Great for 2021

Russty_

Kudos to Shake N bake (Dave) in A-Graders for coming from 7th and is in the GF next week against Derek, massive score this week from Shake, will be hard to beat.
Also kudos to big D, both pretty bloody decent coaches.
Bad luck to Ranger and Kat who went down this week.

Derek

I have the task of taking on Shake in 3 GF’s this week

Russty_

At least you still have a trade up your sleeve, trade well young man! 🙂

demondelights

So do i derek it’s tough

Shake n bake

Had to win 6 in a row just to make the finals in a graders was 11 coming into the last rd. The scores against me in that league we’re the most. Just hope for no surprises at the selection table! Made 9 GFs but might in the end mean nothing.

demondelights

derek and myself play you 3 times each mate Sorry but a big in for me one i have hated in the past but might get me past you. ROCKY

Russty_

Wondering if the lads ate a giant slurpee and had a collective brain freeze over the weekend?…no new topics since Saturday..hope everyone’s ok.
I thought, just the panic room and maybe the cheet sheet would’ve been enough to keep us going, the amount of threads posted so close together was actually probably unnecessary as it was confusing as to where to post…the way it is now, the most recent comments don’t go to the top of the page when they’re a reply to a previous comment…this discourages people from posting.
This is damaging the popularity of the site I feel…the most recent comments need to go to the top of the page whether they’re original comments or replies to old comments, that’s how it used to be under intense debate and that’s how it should stay I think.
I’m not meaning to be a nit picker, I’m just trying to help…if anyone’s listening.

demondelights

quite right Russty ,we need them at the top and some system that let’s us know where people commented recently The left side line up is much better i comment on SCT as well as JR though JR is my preferred site ,,,,they have the previous 10 or so comments by coaches as well as the topics -works well I can go straight to Gator’s silly comment bagging the dees or me and have a belly laugh By the way gat congrats on that granny appearance well done/. Lek and the guys deserve all the kudos for their collective efforts in a trying year. NDD

gator59

Cheers mate we gotta have a laugh in these trying times

Russty_

Can anyone explain why Lukosius has gone so shit in the last 2 games?…so disappointed, his last 6 games before that were over 80
I’ll leave that with ya…and reply in about 18 hours lol.

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dontblushbaby

I didn’t see tonights game, he use to do all the kick ins which gave him a lot of points , not sure if thats changed ?

demondelights

had him most of the year ,like most youngsters tired badly

Russty_

I think Lukosius has been atrocious

Lazza (Raw Tiger)

Believe it or not, I actually made a GF.. not in the same stratosphere as the JR comps .. Tiger supporter group comp.. anyways, I have one trade to replace one of my DNPs.. options are: Stewart, ZWilliams, Caleb Daniel, Houston, Dusty, TKelly, Walters, Acres, Parker or JPK.
Thoughts appreciated..

demondelights

great effort to make the granny Laz HAave a similar problem daniels ,for reliability good luck bud NDD

Lazza

Thanks Neil, good luck to you too. And the General… wooppee.. go you good thing … Caleb would likely get me a ton, but might need a player who can go really big.. he’s definitely in my sights .. cheers..

Derek

Have a look at eagles who are playing Kangas. Their midfield is a bit light. TKelly or Gaff are worth a thought

Lazza

Thanks Derek.. certainly on my minds .. cheers

demondelights

AND THE GENERAL TAKES THE LEAD good on ya general soreness all at JR are behind you NDD

The Ranger

Holy crap! The General is in the lead! Woohoo!

Dan

Did I see correctly that Shake n Bake won round 17?
If so, massive congratulations!

demondelights

big congrats if so well deserved NDD

demondelights

975 pity

Shake n bake

Definitely not. I didn’t thou win the $3000 weekly prize once before. It was posted in the hearld sun. I’ll look for it and post the team

demondelights

To get me over the line in 3 GF’s against shake i need to choose one of FYFE DUNKLEY or ROCKY Rocky could be an out rested . Maybe Dunks but then i have 4 doggies mids. Tough one. NDD

JohnDJ59

Fyfe is life.

demondelights

he is in at present John Shake is a tough oponent and really need this call to be right

Russty_

I like Fyfe too Neil, last 3 times he’s played Bulldogs, he’s averaged 127

Derek

I’m in same boat. 3 grannies against Shake.

I’m looking at the match ups and thinking about teams that must win.

Port and Lions don’t have much to play for, having said that, will that mean Neale and Lyon have a lazy one and Zorko is let off the chain.

Maybe the Port mids have a rest and Houston is back in the guts?

Dogs have a lot to play for, I can’t afford Macrae or Bont, but does Dunkley get pushed out? Maybe Libba?

Eagles have a nice easy game, but I’ve already got TKelly, and you have Gaff.

Duncan and Menagola are big PODs but will Ablett and Selwood get the midfield minutes?

Still got a few days to mull it over, and send out a few more false flags for Shake 😉

Shake n bake

If all named l won’t be changing my mids. Just going to go with what I’ve got.

Russty_

If I was in your shoes I think I’d go for Dunkley.

demondelights

My thoughts as well and i have been checking WCE out .We need to try everything to beat him I like Lyons as a second pick

FearTheBeard

Best defender to bring in to replace Doch? Only have the 1 trade and 450kish.

Thinking Rich 😐

I have Greaves on the bench so maybe him 😐

Derek

Houston is worth a look. Well rested.

Won’t be surprised to see the Port miss have low TOG, saving themselves, could see Houston back in the guts were he was a bit earlier in the year.

Russty_

Can’t argue against Rich’s last 3 scores mate, also don’t mind the Houston pick.

JohnDJ59

Now that I am over the disappointment of losing to Derek in a close one, I have looked at how I went overall on the weekend. Was in 6 prelims for 2 wins, the two leagues I was hoping to win in, Sons and Cazaly, ended up as 1 win,1 lose. Rank wise I moved up 158 places to 6,705, so looking at my best finish since 2017. Looking at the GF in Sons, I think I would have had a better chance against Derek since we are 2-2 this season, while TBone has won both our matches, one was close,19pts, the other I was never in it,53pts. While I’m here, a call out to Scorpions FC (Grayson) in Cazaly and Patch in Elite, bad luck on not making the grand finals, you have both been the trend setters in those leagues.

Russty_

Well done John, to make any GF’s is an achievement, think I made it to 7 in one year and only got the choccies in 1, good luck I hope you get home in 1 of them.

JohnDJ59

Yeah, thanks Russty, really hoping I can win in TheSonsOfAnarchy, but I think Tbone has the better team, plus I was kind of barracking for him to do well, so feel a bit conflicted. The other one I’m in I didn’t even pay any attention to during the season, until I realized I was in the semi final. If I come back next season I might have to cut back on the amount of leagues I’m in,10 is just to many, I really only kept an eye on about 5 of them.

Russty_

I don’t think it really matters how many leagues you’re in, it’s about how good your team is, which translates into league wins usually. I just like to enter the maximum cause it’s just more chances to get a win , you don’t really need to keep an eye on leagues, just the trades you do and having enough at the end.
Someone having a seemingly better team that week depends on that week mate, Derek was supposed to defeat me by 100 in our draft semifinal, and I ended up winning by 40 or so…and we both chose crap captains haha..so anything can happen.

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David

If they ever give an award for the Fairest, Best and most courageous player to play 300 games they should call it “The Kade”.
181cm of pure heart and not a malicious hair on his body.
There have been smaller players, faster players and more skilled players than Simmo but there has never been and probably never will be a player as fair, brave and likeable.
I will miss him.

demondelights

Jim Stynes comes to mind but yeah been an absolute champ happy retirement. NDD

David

Jim was good but he was almost twice the size of Simmo and I have no memory of him ever running face first into a pack of players much larger than him to mark a ball or backing into a pack of players much larger than him to mark a ball. I don’t think Jim ever did those two acts against players much smaller than him either.
Nice bloke but comparing Jim’s courage to simmos is like comparing marshmallows to bricks. Plus Jim played about 100 games less

Russty_

Simmo was an easy SC choice for many years as a solid defensive premo, great career from Kade, shame time has to catch up with all the greats but it gets em all in the end.
I was still playing cricket at 35 but jeez it hurt lol, there’s a price to pay when you’re in your 30’s and still playing sports..he’s had a career to be proud of for sure.

JohnDJ59

Which two do we think will score better on the weekend, Rivers, Schoenberg or Rozee. In other words who should I leave on the bench.

Russty_

It’s a bit of a tough choice John but i think Use Rivers and Rozee, Rivers has really been growing in confidence, and I reckon Port will want to smash the pies as a statement going into finals…which means Rozee steps up and delivers again.
I think the Crows will get smooshed by Richmond. Can you loop and hedge your bets?

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JohnDJ59

Same problem as last round, Bytel/stk and Xerri/nth play early and Ruscoe/col to late. I agree with your choice, I had Rivers and Rozee on field last round and Schoenberg on the bench with the E, but no way to loop him. So just trying to pick the best 22 and put them out there.