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Panic Room | Round Five

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Another Thursday, another Panic Room! I for one am a big fan of Thursday night football, gives me extra days of footy viewing and less days of no footy viewing.

However, this will be the last Thursday game for a while, so let’s panic on a Thursday while we still can!

Newz you can Uze

The Saints are playing the Tigers in what is sure to be a Thursday night thriller. Coaches are nervously awaiting news on Jacob Koschitzke, as Tom Highmore has been left out of the Saint Kilda lineup again. The Saints go into the clash unchanged, while Richmond have brought back Kamdyn McIntosh and Daniel Rioli. Josh Caddy, Will Martyn and Jack Ross have been omitted, with Caddy being the unused sub last week.

Finlay Macrae ($126k MID/FWD) will debut for Collingwood on Friday. The brother of Jack is also a natural ball winner, however is more lightly framed and may play predominantly on the forward flank or wing. Darcy Cameron and Mark Keane will also come in for Collingwood, with Mason Cox, Taylor Adams, Will Hoskin-Elliott and Brayden Sier all out. West Coast are debuting Alex Witherden, with Shannon Hurn out. Zac Langdon, Xavier O’Neill and Nathan Vardy come in for Liam Ryan, Jack Petrucelle, Isiah Winder and Jermaine Jones.

Jordan Sweet ($123k RUC) has been named to debut for the Bulldogs. He’s come in with Stefan Martin being managed, while Caleb Daniel and Pat Lipinski are also out, for suspension and omission. #FreePatLipinski anyone? Hayden Crozier has come into the Dogs lineup. Josh Corbett and Jy Farrar will both come into the Suns side, with Charlie Ballard, Sean Lemmons out injured and Sam Flanders dropped.

WIll Hayward comes in for his first game of the season, replacing Isaac Heeney. Lewis Melican comes in for Dane Rampe, who will miss 4 weeks with a busted finger. Sam Reid comes in for Matt Buntine for the Giants singular change.

Zac Williams will return for Carlton after a calf complaint, as does Tom Williamson. Mitch McGovern will come into the side for his first game of the season, with Paddy Dow, Luke Parks, Will Setterfield and Jack Silvagni all out of the side. Miles Bergman comes back into the side to play his third game, while Todd Marshall and Boyd Woodcock comes in as well. Zak Butters, Willem Drew, Xavier Duursma, and Peter Ladhams all come out for their own reasons.

Daniel McStay and Jaxon Prior are set to replace Tom Berry and Tom Fullarton for the Lions’ clash against Essendon. Zach Reid ($166k DEF) is debuting for the Bombers, with Brandon Zerk-Thatcher dropped for breaking Heeney’s hand… Mason Redman also comes in with Matt Guelfi coming out.

Breakevens

High Breakevens

  • 203 – Tom Rockliff
  • 193 – Sam Menegola
  • 186 – Andy Brayshaw
  • 181 – Steele Sidebottom
  • 174 – Michael Walters
  • 172 – Rowan Marshall
  • 168 – Lachie Neale
  • 166 – Tom Hawkins
  • 161 – Clayton Oliver
  • 159 – Caleb Daniel

Low Breakevens

  • -77 – Alec Waterman
  • -68 – Tom Highmore
  • -56 – Heath Chapman
  • -51 – Stefan Giro
  • -45 – Jake Stringer
  • -41 – Mitch Lewis
  • -41 – Nik Cox
  • -34 – Matt Flynn
  • -28 – Jack Ziebell
  • -23 – Chad Warner

Oh Captain my Captain

The two most obvious selections are Jack Macrae and Max Gawn. Macrae has a four-round average against Gold Coast of 151.3, with scores of 169, 139, 189 and 108 against the Suns. He’s also averaging 125 on the season, which is the benchmark for a VC loophole. Gawn is averaging 132 this season, and has a four-round average 148, including scores of 185, 127, 112 and 168.

If you don’t own either player, Luke Parker averages 118.5 over his last four against the Giants, who are missing (or not playing) their entire midfield. Zach Merrett averages 113.5 against Brisbane over his last four encounters, while Luke Ryan averages 120 against the Crows. Jack Steele is averaging 124 on the season, but has a four-game average of 87.3 against the Tigers.

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holty01

It’s time to panic. Maybe that’s why I’m considering Impey.

Lekdog

I must also be panicking then

Paul

I’m in the same boat.
Passed on Impey as he’s never averaged more than around 70odd.
But am considering Daniher to Impey.

Do we think he’s a legitimate top 10 fwd?

Hugh

Yes, plausibly a top 6 fwd because his role (HBF) is ideal.

The Jinx

Same here Holty!

Daniel, Kosi & Highmore in the backline
Flynn & Meek in the Ruck

Panicking all week of what I should do.

I have tried different ways on improving my team this week. Impey & Hickey seems to be only way I could think of.

Derek

fairly confident Flynn and Kosi play this week.

Meek should play if Lobb is given another week, but this will probably be the last time we see him.

I was going to trade Meek to Waterman, swing Fullerton to R3 to cover if Flynn doesn’t play, but Fullerton is no walk-up starter either.

Last edited 21 days ago by Derek
David C

McStay could be back this week which would be the end of Fullarton.

Hugh

Meek to J Sweet?

Hugh

Kosi will most likely play & play well. Treacy or Jordan Sweet (dogs debut announced) for Meek. CJ for Daniel if nervous about Kosi.

Paul

I’m in the same boat.
Passed on Impey as he’s never averaged more than around 70odd.
But am considering Daniher to Impey.

Do we think he’s a legitimate top 10 fwd?

josh

Daniher only averaged over 70 once in his career so if you were happy enough to start him i see no reason you wouldn’t go to impey

Paul

the difference is picking Daniher in my starting squad at 240ish k was only ever with the mindset of him being a stepping stone.
Bringing in Impey now at 370odd k has to be with the mindset that he is then a keeper.
So that’s not really the same thing.

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Russty_

The difference is what they’ve both done so far this year, Daniher still looks like a spud but Impey looks like he could be a keeper with 3 tons in a row.

Paul

Exactly, so to bring him in has to be with the mindset that he is a top 10 fwd, otherwise it’s useless.

Hugh

No

Rick Grimes

What a crazy (for want of a more forceful word) that after 5 rounds we’d be saying Impey, Zeibs and Tex are our SC saviours!

Hugh

don’t forget CJ

James

Will Flynn get named? I’m panicking on this with my one premium, 2 rookie ruck structure. Also praying that Paul Hunter comes in for Marshall tonight.

The Mighty Wokkas

I’m really hoping he does as I have Grundy, Flynn and meek. I don’t want to use any trades in ruck apart from upgrading to Gawn so I might have to go 1 or 2 weeks a man down in ruck if both don’t play over the next 2 or 3 weeks.

Rick Grimes

That’s my main panic. I reckon Flynn is 50% chance and Meek 20%. If they are both out I’ll have to toss the little man.

Derek

I’m quite confident both Flynn & Meek play this week

The Jinx

How confident are you Derek.
I’ve been looking through the website for any signs Flynn will be playing so I can bring in Steele and Chapman in.

I’m worried they’ll rest him one more week to get his Ankle right, and Briggs gets the gig this week either playing with Mummy or resting him

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Derek

i didn’t know there was an problem with his ankle

The Jinx

He rolled it two weeks before Rnd1 that’s why he didn’t play in AAMI community series. They had to keep re-strapping his Ankle for 3 rounds, first two games, there were concerns that he was gonna be sub out. But he keeps coming back in and play out the game.

Derek

I watched the pressy with the GWS coach. he said Flynn was really good round 1 and got a bit tired round 2 and 3 and needed the rest. the ankle might have been an issue as well.

hopefully he only needed a 1 week rest

Derek

i just thought Mummy was cooked in the last quarter last week.

I don’t expect him to be ready to play another game 7 days later

The Jinx

Yeah I don’t see Mummy string a couple of games in a row. But Briggs is also in the picture, who played well in AAMI community series in the absence of Flynn.

I’m pondering Wether I should take a gamble bringing in Steele & Chapman and hope for the best for Flynn or Meek plays this week. If they don’t, oh well! Just gonna have to accept a donut in the Ruck.

Should I take the gamble?

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Hugh

Mummy & Briggs is ok. Briggs is versatile. Flynn & Mummy no.

Hugh

23 yo $123 k J Sweet (R) is a definite starter vs a ruckman-less Suns

Hugh

Briggs in, no Flynn

The Jinx

Where did you hear that?

Hugh

Adelaide Advertiser’s Phantom’s Lair (I think). They were quoting the GWS coach, who was speaking in likelihoods… So not definitive. Bulldogs have said (AFL website) that with no Witts or other ruckman fit for The Suns, they will definitely debut excellent 23 yo $123 k ruck Jordan Sweet. I saw Stefan Martin play live in Ballarat last Saturday: he did look a bit weary rucking in cold cold Mars stadium, so likely needs a rest.

Hugh

Daniel mighta played shit because he was cold (too)!

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Hugh

murmers from GWS are that Briggs will ruck solo. Dogs have said they are giving a debut to Jordan Sweet @ $123k & play GCS who are in ruck crisis

Lachie

What about T Highmore and Koschitzke, cost me points this week as I was a man down because neither played. Who should I trade of the two?

Rick Grimes

Kosc might play this week but score stuff all. Surely Highmore comes back soon and will make good cash.

Paul

it’s a hard one!
Way more cash to be made from Highmoore and far greater scoring capacity …. but hasn’t even been named in the St Kilda emergencies and may not be back for a long time.
Whereas Kosi, on a whole will score far less and make less cash, but may be back and playing again far sooner than Highmoore.

I’d trade highmoore on the chance Kosi comes back earlier and can act as cover, but that’s just my thought. It’s a tough one!

Lachie

Cheers for the feedback, been rattling my brain for a week

Russty_

Keep Highmore, Webster went down with a groin tonight.

Shake n bake

Jordan will play

Russty_

But will he suck again…that is the question?. 🙂

JohnDJ59

Who’s Jordan ?, there is a Jordon who plays for the Dees and will play his 5th game this round.

Derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

There were some very nervous coaches when the final scores for last round dropped on Sunday night. Nervous to see if they had survived in the JR Survivor leagues.

As you know, there are 4 teams from each division (plus 6 in Div 5 and 1 from Div 9) who are eliminated each week, unless they are holding the immunity necklace from the previous week.

Unfortunately, the following teams have been eliminated this week.

Div 1 – Cigi D’Worm, Coolburg Rangers, EAGLE POWER, Southport Stars

Div 2 – Bangers, 8.4 Goals Grenfell, Covd 21 & Howie

Div 3 – Bangers (don’t know how he snuck into two divisions), Half-Witts, Ellis Fc & The Fisherman

Div 4 – Noirlust, Singapore Flyers, FLAYD & Multiple Scorgasms

Div 5 – Toothless Tigers, Emmsy’s Elite, Fish ‘n’ Cripps, SnortLinesFK9’s, Tiger Boys, & Byron Bay Marlions

Div 6 – Crowmagnon, CARRAMROD, Rockburner & The Brotherhood

Div 7 – Ball Fondlers, Sons of Plunder, DaBombers & Deam Stars

Div 8 – fake news, Bundy Tigers, sledgehammers & Mediocre

Div 9 – Garden Goblins

The above teams have been eliminated from their groups.

There were a few really good coaches who had a rough week and were eliminated. Singapore Flyers and Coolburg Rangers made the Champion of Champions Group last year, but were both eliminated this week, bad luck fellas.

Immunity This week goes to:

Div 1 – Gawn till Dusk (2261)

Div 2 – Dam Dogs (2243)

Div 3 – Crams Crappers (2204)

Div 4 – Holt (2230 – you should get a special prize for scoring my postcode)

Div 5 – GoNads (2206)

Div 6 – Hall of Fame (2203)

Div 7 – BOMBERBLITZ (2242)

Div 8 – WTF (2216)

Div 9 – Spartak Damo (2215)

The cream is starting to rise to the top. Last week we had 3 teams go back 2 back with Immunity, this week we had another two teams (Holt & Spartak Damo) manage the same feat. Well done fellas.

Talking about the ‘cream’ at the top. Special shout out to Hall of Fame who is currently 12th Overall and Dam Dogs who is 69th (hehe)

Thanks fellas.

dontblushbaby

Excellent work mate

holty01

Nice work again with this

Russty_

I got through by the hair of my chinny chin chin.

Dean

Hi derek my team deans stars in div 7 of jr survivors group scored 2365 in rd 3.l had the immunity necklace. In round 5 1961 was the 5th worst score in div 7 thanks Dean.

Derek

Thanks Dean, don’t know how i missed that you had the immunity. Well done mate.

You did have the 4th lowest score because i’m the ‘Bundeena Bunnies’ who had the 4th worst, but i don’t count.

So ‘Mark’s United’ will unfortunately be the 4th team eliminated from Div 7 this week

Mr Pink

Cheers Derek…. love your work! Some necessary trades for the Dam Dogs this week so here’s hoping I can maintain the rank

josh

No hunter named and maybe no Flynn leaves me with another possible 0 again. Is trading out hunter, swinging fullarton and trading in impey then a good idea? I figure impey could still make as much money as hunter would make if he played all the while potentially scoring me 100 points every week.. just at the cost of most of my 300k in the bank.

Grant Lewis

Hunter late in.

Cameron

Butters & Daniher to Jiath & Heppell? I’ve got $390k to get someone other than Heppell in the Mid or Fwd. Already have Impey

Russty_

Heppell’s probably the go, maybe Nick Cox?

Hedski

Jeez I’m in a pickle this week fellas, not sure which way to go.
I have Heeney and Daniel (no def coverage, Highmore and Fyfe).
I’ve narrowed it down to 4 options.

1-Hold both, Jordan to Chapman.
2-Jordan to L.Jones (not keen on going early) and Heeney to Tobias.
3-Heeney and Daniel to CJ and Bowes, swing Clark to mids.
4-Heeney and Daniel to Chapman and Steele, leaves me with $60k.

I’m liking 4 the most then cut Jordan to L.Jones next week to boost the bank and give def coverage.

Any help appreciated community, cheers.

The Jinx

Wish I had the cash and didn’t have an issue in the Ruck. Would definitely do the Steele & Chapman trade.

Hedski

I only have $3800 in the bank before trades so it would be nice to keep that $60k handy if I go option 4 Jinx.

The Jinx

I have 111K I can actually afford Steele & Chapman, just worried if Flynn and Meek don’t play this week.

Impey & Hickey will be only option they fit my structure and plan.

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Hedski

Hopefully Flynn is back in this week mate, Big Mummy probably been stuck in an ice bath all week.
Need Flynn to keep making some cash (have him at R3)

The Jinx

Hope so Hedski, I need him to play this week. After this week don’t give a stuff he plays odd games here and there.

Mummy is not the only worries me that will keep Flynn out. There is also Briggs

holty01

You need Steele mate. I don’t have him but I really need him in my team

The Jinx

🥺😔😭Decision! Decision!

Steele & Chapman possible donut if Flynn and Meek don’t play.
Or
Hickey & Impey

Please SCGods be good. You’ve answered my calls in the last two games. Please do this one last time please🙏

Hedski

Yeah I’m going option 4 Holty, Steele and Chapman in, good luck this week!

david

Injuries are a major concern already this year so I wouldn’t be trading out Daniel yet.
Why not go Heeney to CJ clarke to mids? pocket 50k + points. Forward options are many but defenders are scarce.
You could also do the jordon to chapman and really strengthen your backline or Jordon to Parks to pocket some extra $ immediately

Hedski

Bit late for that ha ha.
Needed to strengthen my mids a bit was only batting 4 deep after I ditched Rowell for Tex a few weeks back, happy with how it’s looking now, cheers David.

Maverick

Daniel is gone.

Ridley is the no brainer but 150k, wow that hurts the pocket!

Daniels not finishing top 6 defenders.

Russty_

It’s not real money Mav 😉 yeah Bowes and Jiath ight be in there for a top 6 chance

Last edited 20 days ago by Russty_
Russty_

ight with an M

Shake n bake

Lobb only had to get thru 1 more training session to play.

Grovesy

Trade out Brockman or dow. Probably getting Jones or waterman

Russty_

With Dow at least you end up with a bit more dosh out of the deal.

Shake n bake

Fritch out for 2 weeks

Russty_

His 775 owners will be distraught.

Derek

need a replacement for Adams.

Looking at Titch or Steele.

Titch is $80k cheaper, but has a BE of 143

Maverick

I really like titch he has a Nice looking run of fixtures too. And 140 is certainly not out of Mitchell’s reach.
Steele is a serious jet but so is titch let’s not forget about his Brownlow year.

Rick Grimes

Titch concerned me with near 40 touches and struggled to ton up. Steele for me. Could be t the no1 come season end.

Derek

The Hawthorn Bias makes me go Titch

Russty_

How about Dunks into the mids so you can bring in…..The Chad! 🙂

Derek

the Chad will eventually end up in my team, he always does.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Taylor Walker was managed at training but Nicks was “confident he’ll be fine to play”.
“There will be a time when we manage the more experienced players,” Nicks said.
“At the moment the management (for Walker) was done for a main training session.
“And like everyone, you get a month in the season and players get sore.
“We’re just keeping an eye on the group.”

Russty_

Who ever thought anyone would ever care whether or not Tex Walker would get up to play that week.

S C tragic

Is Joe Daniher to Impey a wasted trade or a smart move. ????

Russty_

Smart move.

Deafness (DM)

Who to bring in for Heeney? I have Dunkley and Dusty

Maverick

Tobias greene

Deafness (DM)

Yeah that’s who I was leaning to as well

gator59

Nobody needs to jump on my pod in Tobias. lol

dontblushbaby

I might take a punt via DDP and bring Brad Crouch in the Mids or go Knobhead Greene? I was also contemplating holding Heeney ?

heeeney

Anyone else holding Heeney? I am, unless you can tell me otherwise? But no doubting myself…

heeeney

*now

One Touch Wonder

I’m going Heeney to Dangerfield

Derek

Going early on Dangerfield is a shark move OTW

Russty_

Wingard is only owned by 463 people

Derek

the Chad is seeing a lot of center bounces

DEESNUTSRBIG

Marshall and Jones out!

DEESNUTSRBIG

Hunter and Dunstan in.

The Jinx

Two late change for the Saints
Dunstan & Hunter to play
Marshall & Zak Jones out

Russty_

3 of those 4 names suck, that’s our problem.

The Jinx

Oh Well!!! Let’s see what happens this weekend.

Steele & Chapman welcome in my team.

SCGods🙏let Flynn or Meek play this week. Any points from either of them helps.

Goodluck to me & and to everyone this week.

Russty_

I reckon Flynn will play this week Jinxy unless Mummy received a fresh dose of formaldehyde to preserve him a bit longer.

Josh

Am I crazy to be thinking Butters and Daniel to Impey and Jiath??

If they both finish top 8 then I’m making $300ish k but if they slow down their scoring then I’ll have to burn another 2 trades upgrading them later (currently have tex and ziebell too)

Does anyone have other suggestions or should I back the hawks boys in?

Russty_

Yes you are indeed crazy sir, but it just might work! 😉

Donavan

Back the Hawk boys, Clarko will play both every week, and I think most weeks the ball is going to be in the Hawks backline a lot. Both are getting plenty of the ball, and use it pretty well.

Derek

they are both having a great start to the year and benefiting that Day is out injured. Scrimshaw is one who i was half keen on this year thinking he would be the benefit of Sicily out, but it has been Impey, CJ and Hardwick.

Denver should get a game in a few weeks, will see what happens then

holty01

Good luck for the round everyone

gator59

Same to you too Holty

Russty_

You don’t need luck Holt, You’re The Holt 🙂

Derek

I’m up against the might of “Holt” this week in the Rat Pack. i’ll have a lot of work to do against one of the form teams.

Russty_

I blame you for me picking Tim Kelly this year, he just can’t get a good score no matter how many possies he gets.

Shake n bake

Reid to debut

Hedski

Looks like we broke Steele Jinx.

dontblushbaby

Having a better 1/4 now

Hedski

Yeah think he needed that niggle from me DBB 😉

dontblushbaby

I have the VC on him, also bought in B.Crouch, he had huge first 1/4 but poor 2nd, looking at him being an M8 / 9,

Hedski

I got the VC on him too, 68 point first half

Hedski

My bad 57, looked at DT

Russty_

I VC’d him too, now he can stay that way… Saints garbage tonight!

Kat

Very disappointing Russty after last week’s performance. Looked like they gave up in the last quarter. Only good thing was Hunter Clark scored well for us

Russty_

Yeah Clarky’s going alright the last few weeks Kat, he does make a lot of errors though, but don’t care if he scores well. 🙂

The Jinx

Not overly concerned with his score or stressed he didn’t get higher score as long he keeps pumping 100+ each week, I’m happy with that. Mainly concern if Flynn or Meek doesn’t play, need the extra points I can every week.

I took the gamble and accept the consequences.

Russty_

Come on mate, when you fork out 650 for a dude you expect at least 120 every week if not 130, he was a bit disappointing tonight but the whole team sucked really.

The Jinx

You’ve just answered your own expectation Russty. The whole team sucked last night and he still managed 107.

That’s the difference you and I, You’ve never seen me complain when any of my player score sheyt, or boasting they score massive. Great expectation, great disappointing.

Cheers

The Jinx

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Rover

Well said Jinx

The Jinx

Hehehe woulda been well said if I spelled disappointment right.

Russty_

The difference you and I? I thought this was a forum for like minded Supercoaches to discuss subjects like when their chargers do well and or lament ones who don’t perform. I don’t see it as “complaining or “boasting” and I don’t really appreciate being labelled as that. It’s just like minded people with normal human emotions discussing their Supercoach exploits for the week. Steele’s 104 was a bit disappointing for me as I’m sure it was for many who brought him in that week, doesn’t mean you’re a complainer just because you mention it.

JohnDJ59

Not sure what Jinx was talking about really.

The Jinx

Oh! So it’s become to being Racial now! Has it?

So what if English is not my first language.

That’s the trouble with some people these days. Racism has to be brought up.

The Jinx

I really thought, you were a better man than that Russty.

I take that as offence.

The Jinx

How often have you boasted when a player scores big. Taylor Adams for one, boasting when he scored big and then complaining how syet was the week after. Mate you picked that player, so be disappointed with yourself for picking him not because he score crap.

dontblushbaby

Highmore should be back in next week for the ones held

Russty_

Should be plenty of available spots next week after this week’s effort.

JugHead

Marshall out really hurt. When an opposition team has the luxury of sending a player like Pickett to take centre ball-ups, its telling you that they have no respect for your ruck set-up at all. Even if the game is basically over.

Russty_

Very disappointing effort tonight Jugs, Hunter is a bit of a hack, but guys like Hill, Billings, Ross all scoring garbage, fk all goals scored, Saints are in trouble again this year and I don’t hold out much hope.

demonsdelight

will Kent play??

Russty_

No we mailed him back to MFC in exchange for a wheel of Cheese.

Hugh

Despite an 83 in a losing team, tonight: I think those who grabbed B Crouch on the bubble won’t regret it. Next 3 rounds promising.

Russty_

I regret barracking for the Saints at all.

Kat

Come on Russty we are used to this unfortunately

Rover

I’d rather wait a couple weeks and get Brayshaw for the same price

DEESNUTSRBIG

Anyone feeling bad about their team I probably got you covered.
Traded May and Daniel to Short (74) and Waterman this week.
Still have Heeney on the bench too with plenty of dud and non playing rookies.
Brought in downhill skier Dusty after round 2.
7 players traded out so far: Rowell, Caldwell, Neale, Doh, Shitzke, Daniel, May.
Only thing I got right all season was Neale to Walker after round 2.
Hopefully Z.Williams and L.Young are playing or its a donut in the backline.

Derek

I saw Heeney is listed to be out for 4 weeks. he could be back sooner

TommyC99

Hey lads, I asked this on the podcast forum but am still really really torn so would like some thoughts. Only got 519k to trade adams so its a little tricky. What would you guys go with? I’ve essentially already done Adams – Waterman!

Daniher – Macrae
Bergman – Bowes
Brockman/Scott – Houston/Bowes

Donavan

Get Macrae, definite keeper, captain output.

JugHead

Assuming you have 6 playing defenders, its Daniher to Macrae for me. Not only do you get a scoring uplift, Macrae has a big ceiling which makes him a reliable VC / C option most weeks.
He is a top 3 mid and you will want him at some point. The sooner you can start booking his scores the better.

I like Bowes and Houston, but they are not as important in our final structure.

TommyC99

Thanks for the reply man! I guess i was seeing him as im paying a pretty hefty price for him, but youre right he is pretty much a lock for top 3 mid and an essential option.

I do definitely plan on getting one of houston or bowes before the bye, but houston you’re pretty much paying premium, and bowes we don’t have a bigger sample size yet!

The Jinx

I would say Macrae, but that depends on how you’ve structured yourself for the bye Round. In Round 13 I have 7 premos out, if you don’t have more than 7. Sure grab Macrae otherwise I’d look grabbing him after his bye

demonsdelight

Houston and Bowes Both potential keepers and pods

Derek

i’m waiting for the Lukosious on the wing experiment to finish and for him go back and start taking the kick ins

Shake n bake

Spoke to S Dew today about his role!

Rover

And???!!

Shake n bake

Told him he got more drive with Lukosious playing deeper in defence. He told me he needs to get up the ground. Just not finishing his work cleanly so far like last year because of the more pressure playing in and around the ball

Rick Grimes

One thing for sure, unless Rowan Marshall’s foot has actually fallen off, he’ll be back next week and no1 ruckman. Give it a couple weeks and you’ll be able to pick him up for a song.

JugHead

St Kilda medical dept solution to the ruck problem….
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uqJadT9o_Us

Hugh

yes, an attractive song-bird

Derek

what is the story with Ryder. he must be close?

Russty_

They said he’d need two weeks of training when he got back last week

TRIGGA HAPPY

Butternut snap.
Ankle – gone.
Another injury. Spose gotta trade 4 plus weeks out.
Options are:
1 trade – Doch or rich.
2 trades.
Butters – Danger. Campbell waterman.

Butters- waterman. Trade in anyone.
Thinking clarry or dpp clark to lloyd.
Puts waterman, Bergman or rowe in at F6 but means jordon or berry becomes clarry or lloyd. So Big win there. 😉
Gonna see how mcrae goes tonight as could become f6 when on bubble.

Hugh

Butters – Waterman. Trade in CJ for your choice. I’d think Hawks will tag Clarry (with Shiels or Worpel), so he’ll be $40 k cheaper next week.

Shake n bake

Sweet to debut

David C

Sweet.

Hugh

Sweet & plays ok

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david

He has been around for a very long time and unable to get a game. he was so poor that the dogs scavved Stef Martin from the tip.
What I mean is, it might take him all season to play 3 games

Hugh

Jordan Sweet (on debut as a $123k ruck) can play & is definitely playing tomoz vs GCS (no Witts, no other rucks to speak of).

Hugh

To my mind, it’s possible Jordan Sweet will give Martin a rest this week & English a rest next week… Beyond that, it’ll be form-dependent in The Bulldogs ruck division. He’s 23 & has been very capable @ VFL level & close to selection for years.

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Keenbutclueless

Was bad enough choosing Stef over Hickey for R1. Now it looks like he will get a rest just when he has his best chance of actually posting score for me.
martin, Flynn, Meek
could be staring at ruck donuts this week.

will go well with my defence donuts of Daniel, Highmore and Kosi. And who knows if Clark will be selected.

up forward have Butters and Heeney. At least I have Rowe and Dow as cover.
this is going to be painful.

Derek

That Hickey selection for round 1 would have been legendary

Keenbutclueless

You are right! I did think about Hickey, but it was probably more like an 80/20 decision, rather than a 50/50. I really thought Hickey might last 2 rubbish games and be replaced by Sinclair, whereas I thought Martin’s role should see him be a nice 75 average consistently until I was ready to trade him. Who knew Hickey would be this good? Although, when you look at his last season, there was reason to think Stef might be this bad.

Derek

i talked him up all preseason, only to bring Flynn in at the last minute

demonsdelight

is it time for a clean out at STKILDA? The swans are soaring on the back of good recruiting and playing those kids whereas the saints insist on rejects .Must be hard for saints supporters .Gator and Russty have been saying it for the last two years and they are right Some are good ordinary footballers but most are crap Why is a potential long term payer like Highmore not getting played ? send him to the Dees and he will –he will leave anyway feel for you guys

Russty_

Yep it’s looking a bit like that mate, Bradley Hill really irks me with his lack of effort, I’d think Highmore will play next week after Webster went down with the groin issue, it sends the wrong message to a young rookie after playing two good games to drop him, just for the sake of more senior guys, it should all be based on form.

JugHead

Dow out. That will make some decisions easier for many.

david

Finally he will be useful…as the looper

Derek

deep breath everyone

Derek

No Flynn or Fullerton

david

Good thing Hunter had a career best game last night

Teague Train

Ive got Meek and Flynn, do i risk it and hope Meek gets selected or do i just do the trade and bring in someone other the Grundy, can get anyone but im 50k short on Grundy

Rick Grimes

I don’t trust Meek to score even if he plays. I’ll probably have to go Daniel to Chapman and Meek to Hickey. Not ideal.
Other choice is Daniel to Jones and Meek to ROB. That would be a punt on ROB having turned a corner.
I’m loathed to lose Flynn with his imminent cash generation.

david

Daniel to Chapman and Meek to Hickey is a Great trade. Hickey is the #3 ruck averaging 107 and he’s predicted to increase by another 100k over the next 3 weeks, Meek wont make anywhere near that even if he plays.
I was going to go Flynn to Hickey until Hunter broke through the 50 barrier last night. Now instead of Daniel to Jones Flynn to Hickey I can go Daniel to Jiath Campbell to Impey

Rick Grimes

Yea on paper seems good to go. I’m still wary of Hickey long term, but surely he has earned his place, barring injury.

Hugh

Sweet

Crazy John

Ridley or Macrae?

david

Suns have no ruck and greenwood will go to Bont. Jack could easily spit out a 170+
Lions are rubbish at kicking goals so Ridley could have 20 kickouts and score 150 without doing anymore than he did 2weeks ago
Both are brilliant choices and neither could be considered the wrong choice.
If you could only have 1 of them for the rest of the year who would it be? I’d take Jack in that scenario

Rick Grimes

I’m VCing Dunkley who will be off the leash entirely.

ST1974

Do I trade:
Butters to Dunkley – leaves me 14k and not enough to do a second trade unless I downgrade Jordon or Brockman or
Butters to Walker and Sharp to L Jones which leaves me with $120k.
VC – Grundy or Dunkley
Which two out of Rowe, Waterman and Bergman do I field in the forward line.
Thanks Community.

TommyC99

Feels like youve missed the boat on tex unless youre picking him to be a keeper. Not going to make enough money to be a player you flip for the cash. So i’d probably do the butters – dunks trade.

As for which to field, i have same dilemma except ive only gotta pick 1. Waterman has the best average but due to rain in brisbane and thats putting me off slightly. At this stage i’m going bergman but will be following the replies to your comment and seeing what others pick!

Hedski

I agree with Tommy, get Dunks.
I’d field Waterman and Rowe.

ST1974

Thanks Tommy and Hedski. Dunks is definitely coming in for Butters and agree with Waterman and Rowe on the field
Took the VC off Grundy and as usual he is dominating and has already passed his score from last week and it is not even half time – aaarh!!

JugHead

Ok….I’m calling it…. the Meek / Flynn experiment is over. It was fun while it lasted.
Flynn is clearly not a walk up start each week (ankle issue or not).
Meeks scoring and JS looks lower with Treacy in.

If Grundy gets towelled up a bit by Nic Nat (entirely possible), he will be cheaper next week, and I think thats the time to get him.

Rick Grimes

Yep, keep Flynn but you need a Meek replacement. Imo

JugHead

Agree. Flynn still has plenty of cash to make.

Hugh

Sweet

dontblushbaby

Treacy & Darcy on the plane to Adelaide ,but no Meek

Derek

That is not the news I wanted to hear.

is Sweet worth bringing in ?

dontblushbaby

Imo,I wouldn’t, Stefan Martin will be back in next week, Dogs are playing the Suns and should win easy, also they play GWS on Friday night is probs the reason why Martin is managed.

dontblushbaby

Alex Witherden will be on everyones watch list, nearly bought him this week, not sure what happened and why he left Brisbane though??

Russty_

He was out of favour for a lot of last year only played the 6 games.

Hugh

because a new recruit 4 time premiership player played 15/17 games on the HBF & was (is) in football terms (not Supercoach terms) much better than Alex Witherden

ST1974

I had him in my initial team but took him out when he wasn’t named in Round 2. He played a similar role at Brisbane and scored well from the limited opportunities he was given.

Hugh

Alex Witherden just wasn’t as good as Grant Birchall. & lacked patience.

Derek

Hurn comes back it will change for him

Lazza

Anyone think Grundy had a 134 game 🤔

Russty_

Not sure Laz I didn’t see the first quarter and a half but I think he was 86 at half time so he fell away score-wise in the 2nd half.

Derek

He was 70 at quarter time and deserved every point

William Baker

Is it worth using a trade be trading meek to sweet in order to field 22 players this week

Derek

I have same question.

my plan B was to trade Meek to waterman and swing Fullerton to R3, but Fullerton get omitted as well

plan C was Meek to Hickey, but I’m $4k short after already going Adams to Titch

i don’t think Sweet will get many games, nor will Tracy when Lobb comes back.

think I’ll just cop a donut

Hugh

yes, i think sweet will play multiple games +

Derek

do you like Sweets JS?

I thought he was just giving Stef a rest

Hugh

It seems Errol is a lot more in than Flynn.

Rick Grimes

Two onfield out of these champions:
Jordan
Powell
Scott
Berry

Russty_

Powell and Berry I reckon Rick. Scott’s a bit of a yoyo and Jordon’s latest scores are a bit of a worry.

JugHead

Jordons time on ground has dropped. Looks like his workload is being managed a bit.

JugHead

Time on ground percentages from round 1-4.
73%, 65%, 66%, 56%.

Derek

Last week I finally got a few of the rookies right by doing the opposite of what I thought.

so I think Powell and Jordon.

JohnDJ59

I have Powell and Berry on field and Jordon and Scott on the bench.

JugHead

Its interesting to me that although Flynn is out for the second week in a row……this week he is listed as an emergency. Last week he wasn’t on the team sheet at all.
Should I read into that that Mummy might not back up from last week? No idea. But I won’t be leaving the “E” off Flynn…….

Derek

Good point

david

I also thought it strange that he’s named as an emergency. If Mummy feels great an hour before the game Flynn wont play but if Mummy is even a little bit stiff I reckon Flynn will play

Grant Lewis

Flynn on ground with emergency on Treacy. I have the same thoughts (hope :)) on Mummy not getting up..

Paul

Flynn is playing in the VFL today…

Johnno

Plan was no trades this week.
Now I’m considering an Andrew Brayshaw & Paddy Dow to Jack Macrae and Treacy. Then when it comes time to trade Flynn, I can swing Treacy to the ruck pine, and it doesn’t matter too much if he gets games.
My midfield feels a lot better with Macrae in it, but trades will become precious. I just can’t believe how poorly Brayshaw is coping with the tag, and that it’s so noticeable that it affects him, why would teams not do it?

Rover

Tbh I’m looking at picking him up as an m8. He’s shown good scoring potential and you’d think the serious teams are going to need to tag Fyfe going forward

Mr Pink

I reckon you’d be better off looking at Cerra for the reasons stated. Take the 56 (which was against the Blues where his team was deplorable and the standard of umpiring was worse) out of his scores and he’s averaging 121. Fyfe and Brayshaw will cop the tags and he will roam unattended. Has a potential big contract from a Vic club suitor for motivation and games against the Kangas and depleted Eagles coming up after this week… Needs serious consideration I think…

Rover

Yeah worth looking at. Not sure what his price will be with that avg

David C

Kosi might not play, Jeka a chance to debut for Hawthorn.

Rover

Not sure what people were expecting going with the rookie ruck strategy. Gawn and Grundy have been proven over a number of years. The top midfielders are always changing year in year out so saving money in the ruck department to dump into mids doesn’t seem the smartest. And even with the likes of Eroll this year rookie cash gen would never allow for an early upgrade to Gawn or Grundy

Rick Grimes

Grundy was trash last week. And the same for 3 quarters this week.

Rover

But he will still be a top 2 ruckman and has not lost any cash despite having a trash week? Also 30 points in the last quarter can hardly be considered trash. Pretty sure you’re the bloke that traded out Oliver last week right?

Rick Grimes

No, considered it but kept Oliver. That’s the difference between us. I look at making plays rather than follow the pack. Grawndy….yawn.

JugHead

Injured premos and luck comes into it as well though.
I traded out Neale last week and used the cash to upgrade Meek to Grundy. Does that make me a genius? No. Just lucky with my timing.

Rover

No jug what you’re saying proved my point. You started with a rookie ruck to over spend in your mids and then have just ended up trading out a guy that has lost you a heap of cash for someone you should have started with

Keenbutclueless

I went for rookie ruck. What I was expecting was that the rule changes meant that there were less stoppages and less points for rucks. I expected to be able to pick up the top 2 rucks for mid 500k at some point. I used the funds saved in defence, not mids. I thought Lloyd was perma captain, and I had Houston at D5. Clark D6. I also had a great forward line – Dunkley, Butters, Heeney, Ziebell, Impey and Warner.
but I was wrong. It hasn’t worked out at all.
ideally, I think the best structure would have been Derek’s original Grundy, Hickey Flynn. But hindsight is wonderful.
so I understand why people think it was a dumb decision to go rookie rucks. But please don’t presume there was no thought process, or that it was only about one strategy

david

Hickey will be an easy trade to Gawn or Grundy in 2-3 weeks and is averaging 107.
Gawn, Hickey, Flynn – Ridley has scored 100’s more points than Gawn Grundy Flynn – Kosistche

I reckon that those who only started 1 of the ultra expensive rucks with Hickey,Flynn,Ridley are very chuffed with the way things have turned out.

Maverick

hey legends..
Who do we move on for LJones to cover my daniel donut.
assuming Brockman is named it between him or Jordan?
Looking to hold the one with better JS for a continual slow burn
Need to make the call before hawks team sheet drops I have AFyfe playing at 4:30 to swing to mids

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JohnDJ59

Brockman, but only because we won’t know if he is playing at 4:30pm and the Dees have said that Jordon is playing.

GJS

Do we feel that Wasterman is a must have this week? Will leave me with a donut in defence though his cash generation is appealing

holty01

Not for the sake of a 🍩. I’d wait and pick up Young next week.

GJS

Thanks mate, though there’s no forward line “Youngs” ?

holty01

Sorry you mentioned a 🍩 in defence. I’d try patching that up first. Maybe go Young a week early?

holty01

Sorry GJS, I meant Jones. Don’t know what I was thinking.

Rover

Thoughts on sidebottom?