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Panic Room | Round Seven

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Time to Panic everyone! It’s Friday, you still have Dusty, Dunkley and Neale in your side, and you don’t know what to do. That’s okay. I haven’t known what to do for years, and you still read this yarn!

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Richmond have named another debutant this week against the Bulldogs, with Riley Collier-Dawkins ($123,900 MID) getting his shot after three years in the system. Dustin Martin comes out due to that concussion and mid-season holiday to New Zealand. Mitch Hannan will play his first game for the Bulldogs, while Pat Lipinski, Josh Schache, and Rhylee West come into the side for Josh Dunkley, Tim English, Lin Jong, Lachie McNeil and Laitham Vandermeer.

Caleb Poulter ($ ) will debut for Collingwood on Saturday, while Jordan De Goey, Mark Keane and Chris Mayne have returned, with Tyler Brown, Will Kelly, Jack Madgen, Trey Ruscoe and Jay Rantall coming out of the side.

Sam Berry, Nick Murray and David Mackay come back for the Crows, with Darcy Fogarty, Will Hammill, Tom Lynch and Luke Brown out. Jesse Hogan will debut for the Giants, joining Shane Mumford, Lachie Whitfield and Sam Reid in. Matt Flynn, Jake Riccardi,Tanner Bruhn, Nick Haynes and Connor Stone will miss.

Saints have brought in Ryan Byrnes, Paddy Ryder and Jimmy Webster, with no return for Tom Highmore. Jake Carlisle, Ben Long and Dan McKenzie come out. Jack Gunston returns for Hawthorn, while Emerson Jeka ($ FWD) will debut after 19 goals in 4 VFL level matches.

James Madden ($ ) will make his Lions debut against Port Adelaide, with Rhys Mathieson also coming into the side. Lachie Neale goes out with Darcy Gardiner. Sam Powell-Pepper replaces Travis Boak, who misses with injury

Tom Hickey makes a miraculous, but suspicious, recovery from a PCL injury. Tom McCartin, Colin O’Riordan and Dylan Stephens comes in at the expense of Nick Blakey, Kaiden Brand, George Hewett and Sam Reid.

Breakevens

High Breakevens

  • 192 – Jordan Ridley
  • 180 – Hugh Greenwood
  • 175 – Stephen Coniglio
  • 171 – Luke Parker
  • 170 – Jack Steele

Low Breakevens

  • -68 – Tom Highmore
  • -50 – Stefan Giro
  • -48 – Jacob Koschitzke
  • -38 – Martin Frederick
  • -35 – Connor Menadue

Oh Captain my Captain

Jack Macrae is the best option for tonight’s loophole. He has a four round average against the Tigers of 137.3, and with Dunkley out there’s no chance Bevo will toss him. Brodie Grundy will face either Caleb Graham, Charlie Ballard, or an injured Zac Smith, and should score all 3300 points available.

Max Gawn scored 212 against North Melbourne the last time those two sides played, but if you wanted to go someone else in that match, Jack Ziebell is a great option after two 160+ scores in the past fortnight.

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The Ranger

Onya Foz.
I’ve been panicking for 5wks now, it’s exhausting and my team is still rubbish.

Might take a punt on B.Smith…surely he gets more time onball with Dunks out?
Zorko or Sidebum are safer options in that price range but…

Roge

Is there any update on Luke Ryan’s knee issue ?

Craig

Fitness test on a calf knock was mentioned at the presser today.

Eric

Someone help a brother out hahaha

I don’t have Gawn but run Grundy and Flynn in the rucks, with Hunter as my 3rd.

So I can trade Dunkley and Hunter,
And bring in Gawn and Deven Robertson Or go early on Riley Thilthrope?

Or — do I forget about Gawn and go

Dunkley and Gulden for Mitch Duncan and Sam Walsh??

Thoughts???

Jam

Similar pickle, but I need Grundy. I can bring in Brayshaw and Houston, $300 of Walsh… gets me two premiums. Next week Rowan Marshal can join the forwards and then be cover to swing in when if Flynn gets dropped. My concern is if I don’t get Grundy now, I may never get him…

The Lost Boys

I’d recommend bringing in Gawn and Robertson. Gawn is just punching out incredible scores and looks to be a must have in the ruck. While Duncan and Walsh are good, there are lots of midfield options so don’t think they are must haves. Thilthrope looked amazing but could be a one off.

Kangaz

I went Grundy, Robertson. Already have Gawn. Easy choice

Eric

Thanks for the help fellas. I knew Gawn would be the choice but I can’t say I wasn’t tempted to go the two midfielders! Let’s all pray that Gulden tons up this week and isn’t the sub!

Joe_T

Best combination of the below 3 options?

1. Zorko + Lyons
2. Zorko + Walsh
3. Sidey + Lyons

Kangaz

Book injured according to SC. Will he play?

Kangaz

Boak*. Damn spell check

Tophawk

No. Boak will miss this week. Slight groin strain.

holty01

If Highmore plays, who would you bring in between him and Atu? Job security is important as well.

Daz

Atu for job security, Highmore not getting a run and he’s place seems shaky if he does get in. Not sure on any rookies job security of late.

Daz

I’m going Grundy into Gawn but I’d consider MacRae VC if I had him.

David C

Campbell named to play VFL. J Clark not named. Berry named. Highmore named.

David C

Nicks also said Berry is ready to go, not sure whats going on there. Wait for teams I guess.

David C

Oh, and Flynn named in the ruck to play VFL.

The Ranger

Groan. It’s looking like another week of donut munching for me this week.

TommyC99

Gee whiz VC and C mighty tough this week. Gawn, grundy and Macrae all amazing picks. I think with no suns ruck grundy is a safe pick and ill get severe FOMO if i dont C Gawn. So at this stage i’m going to be watching tonights game partially behind a couch. Whats everyone else doing?

Derek

my whole season has been watched from behind the couch.

I’m almost hoping Flynn doesn’t get named so i have to get Gawn this week

Hedski

do it derek

Derek

easy choice in the end.

Kangaz

Almost crying on my VC on mcrae. Fingers crossed Gawn (C) smashes my roos 🙁

ST1974

Who is everyone bringing in for Dunkley and Neale ?

Dunkley – Sidebottom, Zorko or Walker
Neale – Macrae, Duncan or Walsh or do I move Neale to the bench for this week and trade Campbell or Gulden for Robertson for cash generation.

SamuraiPizzaCat

Out of those options I like Zorko and Macrae if you can do it. Macrae feels like a must have averaging 131 and Zorko has tonned up 4 out of 6 games and has a chance to improve with Neale out.

Personally I’m looking at value picks this week and thinking Dunkley and Gulden to Brayshaw and Hawkins pending team announcements. I think we may need to look for value this year as we might not have enough cash gen to get all of the best players in our teams.

Derek

Hawkins is very high on my watchlist. $464k looks juicy & a BE of 89.

Looking at Sidebottom because he looks to be getting most of the Adams’ bump and Zorko should get some of the Neale bump

Derek

I’ve been flipping between 3 options all week.

1) Straight trade Dunks to Macrae
2) Dunks & Gulden to Sidebottom & Zorko
3) Dunks & Flynn to Gawn & the other Macrae

First option is a like for like and save a trade for later in the weekend.

The second option is improving my team by getting another premium.

Third option is if Flynn isn’t named.

The Ranger

In a similar spot Derek.
If Flynn isn’t named (which is unlikely as he’s named in their VFL team) do I bring in Gawn and Brayshaw? Sidebottom and Zorko and munch a donut? ROB and Brayshaw and save 200K? Decisions, decisions…

The Ranger

Think I’m gonna go for Gawn and Sidey, it avoids the donut and just looking at Grawndy on the screen makes me feel better!

The Ranger

Remember when you used to have problems finding a loophole ‘cos all ya rookies had been given a game?
Happy days….

Derek

Flynn not named makes it easy choice. Option 3

Soothsayer

Dunks to MaCrae, you should have him as a VC option.

Derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

I’m starting to see the same teams at the top of the immunity list every week, starting to get boring guys (you know who i’m looking at).

Well done to the following coaches who are very good at supercoach.

Teams with immunity this week:

Div 1 – Osama (2391)

Div 2 – Donut forsake me (2395)

Div 3 – eggsmas (2343)

Div 4 – GrassyLane (2314)

Div 5 – Pig$ Ar$e (2409)

Div 6 – Greendale (2336)

Div 7 – Chungus Schmelling (2342)

Div 8 – Teal Point Thunder (2349)

Div 9 – Spartak Damo (2406) – Overall rank 10th

At the other end of the list (and if it wasn’t for me running this comp, i would have been eliminated in 8 of the divisions this week) are the following teams who have been eliminated:

BTW: we have lost our 2020 champion this week, bad luck Tommy. There will be a new name on the trophy in 2021.

Also, A minute silence for our beloved leader who didn’t make it through division 5 this week. Bad luck mate.

Div 1 – Dream Killers, Rick Grimes, Team Daz & Chief bannana

Div 2 – Second22, Team MAYhem, One Point Five & If it Ain’t Boak

Div 3 – Liverpool, 007 Golden Guns, Cundalini & Rainman

Div 4 – Shielberight, The Green Shoots, Cappers Commandoes & waltzing materas

Div 5 – Lekdog’s Puppies, The Monks of Wrath, The Recidivists, Malteasers, 3Peat & Kookaburra’s

Div 6 – Foreskin Warriors, GOAT FC, Lord Farquaad & The Blacksheep

Div 7 – Watermelon Kreuzer, Mark’s United, Tony’s_Titans & Enshala

Div 8 – Hub-A-Bubba, Destroyer of Life, Captain Risky, Hoopleheads

Div 9 – Doc’s Dreamers

Bad luck to the eliminated and well done to those who have survived (some by very tiny margins)

thanks fellas,

holty01

Awesome work mate

S,C tragic

Phew!!!!!!

John Legend

Bont and Dev Robertson or Brayshaw and Sidebottom?
Trading out Dunks and Rowe

Damian

With Dunkley gone, I need a new forward. Can’t swing anyone in either, so needs to be a Fwd inclusion.
– Zorko?
– Sidebottom?
– Marshall?
– other…?

John Legend

depends what your bye structure is looking like. marshall might be handy for ruck cover but zorko is probably the best value play this week

dontblushbaby

Carnage with the Pies rookies getting dumped for anyone who bought them in, the only one I have isMcCreary and he’s named , phew !

TommyC99

Think he was a serious danger of being dropped if he didnt kick those 3 goals. Wasn’t sighted apart of that

Rover

Did his job as a fwd pocket I’d say

PeteB

Any chance Meek will play this week ?

JugHead

McNeil just been listed as the medical sub for the dogs. May be relevant for some.

Deafness (DM)

Who comes in for Dunkley, Macrae or Grundy? Have to go early on Thilthorpe either way to avoid the donut. Cheers

The Ranger

Macrae.

holty01

Good luck everyone for the round. I think we will need it

dontblushbaby

Yep, I’d take 2200 now , nailing the VC or C will be crucial

Hedski

You to Holty

The Ranger

Got four rookies onfield in the mids Hedski, gonna need a whole heap of luck!

Hedski

Oof, that’s tough Ranger, I’ll probably trade Gulden to Brayshaw today which will leave me playing 5 rookies on field total.
Pretty sure Waterman won’t be named so I’ll use him to bench Rowe and take Scott’s score.
Good luck mate!

Hedski

NDD or any other Demons out there, does Jordan play this week?

demonsdelight

Pretty sure it’s melksham and jones missing More likely than not mate

Hedski

Cheers Neil, not sure about having McNDD as back up if he is out, can loop Scott with Rowe in fwds now, as long as Waterman doesn’t play.

demonsdelight

lol

TommyC99

Field rowe or mccreery? Both heavily reliant on goals so its pretty much a raffle lol

JugHead

It could be worse…..you could be in my position and have them BOTH on field to get a full team LOL.

The Ranger

Snap Jughead, oh to have the luxury of choosing which players to put onfield!

JugHead

Jesse Hogan,Lachie Whitfield,Sam J. Reid,Shane Mumford all ins for GWS…..
Combined, that lot could generate……
500 points………or 20 weeks of long term injuries……..or 4weeks from the MRP…….

Maverick

Anyone jumping on Dev Robertson? 225k but was a super player at a junior level. Racked up an 85, 35 in windy Ballarat and 90. I’d be going Campbell to Robertson so not alot of $$$ made but a nice reliable onfield option til byes…

Maverick

Option 1: Campbell -> Robertson
Option 2 : Campbell -> zorko
380k in the kitty.
Option 1 is a stepping stone option 2 a keeper but uses alot of my bank that I hoped to grab Ridley/Mitchell with next week…

Soothsayer

He’s intriguing MAV. The if he only had his first and last score and was on the bubble, everyone would have him in this week.

Lazza

Treacy knee issue .. hoping they rest him and play Meek, otherwise I have a donut.
Upside, playing a mate who is top dog but has 9 outs so far including Dunkley, Boak and Martin.. has minimum 2 donuts this week..

Westy

My Flynn experiment is over. Bank the 150k and move on.

Derek

Same here.

I wish someone would have suggested I just start the season with Gawn and Grundy

TRIGGA HAPPY

Pay the price Derek. 😉

Russty_

Hey Derek if you want Hickey in draft you can have him for Ryder.

Hedski

Gone Dunks to Zorko the Magnificent with my first trade, hope it works out.

Russty_

Zorks is still the goods mate, I did Dunks and Neale to Gawn and Aliir to the Aliir this week.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Cant believe all you.guys started without gawn?? 🙄
With ruckman going down he had a dream run not facing one of the big boys till now and even then punched out 200 against goldy last time.
Was first picked for me. Worth every cent.

Russty_

Yep it was silly in hindsight and I don’t think I’ll be doing it again, if I play again, this season is ripping me a new one and I’m not enjoying it.

JugHead

All these points from the Tiges giving lotsa play on kick ins from Daniel 🙂

TommyC99

Cox – Daniel for 120 odd thousand a lock next week for me!

Russty_

Hey Tommy, yeah I’ll probably pick him up next week for my possible next premo injury Ryan.

God

Umpire influence on that 3rd quarter was disgusting. I have never seen so many one sided interpretations in an entire game let alone a single quarter.
I was sure I saw a female umpire calling multiple dodgy frees for the tigers and ignoring obvious throws dropping the ball and holding frees against them but when I checked the official AFL umpires for the game no shiela’s were listed.

NO way this game result wasn’t decided before the first bounce

Mick

I agree about the influential umpiring, but there’s no need to turn poor umpiring into sexist comments.

Teague Train

Nothing sexiest about his comments and to fair, she isnt fit to umpire to an AFL standard.

If it wasnt for the PC brigade, she wouldnt be getting a gig every week

Russty_

You had the power to change things, why didn’t you Lordy lord?

David C

I really get sick of people blaming umpires for a loss. Get over it.

Lazza

Shame you didn’t see the blokey non-decisions in the first half.. you’d have felt blessed.
Last night’s game was similar to last week v Melb .. some poor umpiring but the better team on the night won nonetheless.

Russty_

Nice Debut from Collier Dawkins, should make a bit of moolah if he keeps his spot.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Will watch the team sheets with interest next 2 weeks.
Scotty will have just about maxed out by then…
Nearly brought in bolton tonight. He is a smooth cat. Will definately consider next week in the fwd line shuffle see how the others go …

Maverick

RCD is going to be a nice little cow for us russty just in time too move on a Jordan gulden or Scott.
Just worried about boltons job role when Prestia and Martin return he’s the first out of that midfield rotation. But what did catch do tonight, subbed out? May help Bolton for coming weeks trigg

Russty_

Not sure why he was subbed out, maybe just resting his old ass?

JugHead

Cotch had hamstring tightness. Scott went off late too, but the sub wasn’t activated. Hope its nothing serious.

demonsdelight

injured mate

Lazza

According to Dimma in his post game presso , Cotch will be out for a few weeks.

Maverick

Option 1: Campbell -> Robertson
Option 2 : Campbell -> zorko
380k in the kitty.

Option 1 is a stepping stone option 2 a keeper but uses alot of my bank that I hoped to grab Ridley/Mitchell with next week…

Russty_

2 really solid scores in there Mav, I’d be tempted to get Robbo in for Campbell if I didn’t have to do other things. You’ll need to have Ridley at the end.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Really depends on if you are looking at the here and now or to the future? Once you decide makes the decision easy ..

Maverick

Took zorko fellas. I hope with Neale out he can AVG 107+ for the next couple months at an absolute worse 98ish. Russty I see I have you this week in the JR mega league. Good luck mate

Russty_

Mate I’m an easybeat this year, 2 donuts this week, no chance.

Shake n bake

Went Dunkley to Macrae then reversed 5 mins before the bounce. Coin is just to hard to gain so went Brayshaw for nearly $200k less. This is my only way fwd.

gator59

Made the same move Shake

Derek

My bank took a big hit and got Gawn this week.

means I’m going to look for a few bargains. Looking at May next week and Heeney week after.

also got Tim Kelly this week.

Russty_

I’m sorry I ever started with Kelly, he can barely even manage 70% D/E most weeks

Derek

I looked at Tim Kelly all preseason but went with Adams instead. I watched him round 1 and he looked fantastic but havnt really watched any WCE games this year.

he seems underpriced for what he can do, especially at home. Getting Gawn I needed to find a fallen premium

Russty_

I don’t think he’s a very smart footballer, he gets the ball and doesn’t think about what to do with it.

Shake n bake

Cash generation is to hard this year. And u will run out of trades before you’ll get the uber premos u want. Inj has crippled so many. so just trying to get a consistent player that l think is under priced

Lazza

Very happy that I bought Bolton in tonight. Still facing a donut if Meek doesn’t replace Treacy.
Who to play in DEF this week … Kosi or Frederick?

holty01

Nice. I did consider him but I have to many other issues to deal with this week.

Derek

He won’t be far away from top 6 forwards if Tigers keep winning

i looked at him but still like the look of Heeney in a couple of weeks

Lazza

Hiya Derek, yep.. Heeney likely to be my “next” FWD too.. unless Cameron tons up today..

Derek

Heeney was looking so good the day he broke his hand

will be under $400k soon

Russty_

I don’t think I’ll go there again with Heeney, he seems to very unlucky with injuries, like tonight for example, and all the other things all the other times.

tiger

Who do you guys reckon will make more money in the long run, Robertson or Macrae?

holty01

Tough to say. You are probably better trying to work out what you think they will average. Based on price, Robertson will need to average 20 points more then Macrae to break even with cash flow. Do you think that’s possible?

TommyC99

Rantall didn’t play VFL last night, so for anyone who actually has him, prepare for him to be the sub today

holty01

Thanks for the heads up Tommy. He was my loophole for Scott. Guess Macrae will have to be onfield now

Hedski

Spot on Tommy, Rantall is the pies sub.
Anyone know if there is any doubt over Ziebell recovering from his knock last week?
Haven’t heard anything to suggest he won’t play, but I want to bench Rowe to take Scott’s score, won’t know if Ziebs plays or not until it’s to late.

holty01

Gee lovely start Macrae. Wanted to take Scott’s score on the bench but with Rantall being selected, had to go with Macrae. 4 touches, 3 turnovers. Ouch. I guess the positive is he is getting his hands on it. Tidy up the disposal and hopefully he gets to 30.

Hedski

I ended up playing Rowe on field instead of taking Scott’s score Holty, hopefully he can match it or get close (9 at QTR time not looking good) but wanted to keep Scott there as back up in case Ziebell is out, I’ll most likely lose 20 or 30 points but better to be safe I suppose.

holty01

Good call mate. Always that risk he doesn’t play.

Rover

Kelly looking good

Rover

Grimes did you bring ROB in?

Rick Grimes

No, Grundy. Couldn’t follow any action so didn’t realise Hickey was playing. Farkin spewing.

Hedski

Crows players are killing me.
Tex Laird and Rowe 🤮

Russty_

Looks like Tex is back to normal lol, he made some nice money though.

The Lost Boys

So do I take Grundys 144, or gamble on Gawn? My opponent will probably be taking Gawn (they had VC on Macrae). Hmm.

Tundro

I’ve got exactly the same conundrum. I’m taking Grundy’s 144.

The Lost Boys

Yeah think I’ll do the same. While Gawn might go mad, he and Goldy might also negate each other.

Maverick

Crazy not to take a 144. Bank it and enjoy! Gawn may beat it but it’s not worth the risk for another 10 points.

dontblushbaby

Yep, I’m banking the 144, if Max goes larger so be it , I’ll still get his score , however if you are in big cash leagues you may consider who you playing head to head

Josh

Should I go Doch, Mills or Brayshaw? I like doch for his consistency and I’m worried with Fyfe and Mundy playing well Brayshaw is missing points there

Russty_

Sounds like Doch is a good call then Josh.

JugHead

Does anyone know what time the sunday teams drop?

DEESNUTSRBIG

afl website – teams-blues-double-blow-milestone-demon-dumped-eagles-record-on-hold

JugHead

Ty….. obviously the afl can’t be effed updating their team line up page.

The Lost Boys

Or announce the subs for tonights games..

DEESNUTSRBIG

They just updated them – last name of the 5 interchange players (from the 4 initial emergencies): R.Clarke, Z.Guthrie, S.Mayes, T.Berry. another line or (s) indicating sub would be helpful, too much to except obviously.

Shake n bake

with Ryan now out l don’t have 1 player on the pine playing don’t think im enjoying this especially having to wait till now to see if there selected.

JugHead

Yep, injuries have turned plans upside down and left benches bare.
I’m reminded of the Mike Tyson quote-
“Everyone has a plan, ’till they’re punched in the mouth.”

Shake n bake

Ryan Dusty Dunkley Flynn out just this week only 2 trades give up.

Russty_

Are we having fun yet Shake?

Shake n bake

No fun no fun no fun😩😩😩😩

Russty_

It’s a bit more like being stuck in a torture chamber this year, with no escape lol

holty01

It is a stupid rule not naming teams the night before. I could of had 2 premos bought in this week but opted to being in a rookie who I think has JS so at least I have bench cover. It’s been a tough year so far

Shake n bake

I think l get information pretty quick but don’t know everything. Having to wait to see if Ryan was playing is just to late. Even if you were waiting on any player to see if there in or out on Sunday it’s to late to do anything anyway

PeteB

Wow what a horrible round. All my premos underperforming so far. My forecast easy victories now neck and neck.

Russty_

You said it Pete, I’ve got 2 donuts and not one single bench player playing.

PeteB

Tex Jiath Impey Laird Macrae Steele Bont all well down plus a donut in the ruck.

Russty_

Tex Jiath and Impey I understand them running out of puff at some point, didn’t expect Zac Jones to outshine Steele by so much, F.Macrae has struggled to score much, I think when he gets dropped we might not see him again for awhile.

PeteB

Running out of rooks making cash too. Trades in short supply. Didn’t get F Macrae thankfully.

Russty_

Oh my bad, at least you have the good Macrae, he’ll probs get 150 next week.

Derek

Had to play both Macrae JNR and Rowe on field this week

demonsdelight

Cat supporters can certainly feel robbed there .Not once but twice Rowbottom lucky Cameron not so Great game though

Russty_

I found that “not 15, play on” call a bit hard to swallow when they frequently and repeatedly get it wrong on the short side. The sliding door would’ve been an easy Cats goal and the win.
Big call from the Ump there.

dontblushbaby

They had their chances earlier, never should have been that close, the Cats are the classic down hill skiers

demonsdelight

Karma Russty for the brissy game

What Bear

Yep. Sydney should give the 4 points to the lions

TOPHAWK

This game has a way of evening itself out over time. Geelong got very lucky in round 2 against Brisbane. Brisbane should have been awarded a clear free kick in front of goal late in the last quarter. The umpire decided not to pay it. Geelong won by a point. Last night, Geelong felt robbed after the umpiring went against them. You win some and lose some. Cheers. TH

JugHead

Well….the end of the Swans/Cats game was a clusterf*ck of bad umpiring……
Did the ball travel 15m to Cameron?
Cameron just drops the ball when grabbed by the swans player. Swans free.
No attempt at disposal from the swan lying on the ball when the siren went. Cats free.

I think I’ll just call it even for the win against Brisbane that was also due to an umpiring mistake.

Shake n bake

Thought the same there was a swans player that didn’t here a call for play on got tackled by Duncan dropping the ball. Cameron thought it was a mark didn’t here the play on call no dropping the ball

JugHead

Yep. The earlier one, Darcy and Richo were kind of saying they should just ball it up. No way. If they start doing that, players will start being deaf when taking marks that were touched off the boot.

Russty_

In about 20 years I can see AFL games being umpired by drones with robotic voices, the upside of that is, we’ll never have to listen to Umps like Razor Ray again with their attention seeking antics.

Flex305

Slap me, For some idiot reason I thought Hickey was injured. So I kept Neale and traded hickey to Obrien (all could afford). Then check and he is playing it at doing really well. I good spanking is required.

David C

Same here, traded him only to find out he had a bionic leg. I will be surprised if he lasts more than a couple of games but I wasted a trade I could have held.

holty01

How we all going this week? I think I’ll be struggling to reach 2200. Currently 1113/11 and Grundy as C

Hedski

Will be lucky to get to 2200 also.
I’m 1091/12, ten players to go today with Gawn captain.

holty01

How many rookies still to play?

Hedski

Chapman, Jordan and Powell, then have Max captain, Ridley, Lever, Zerrett, Cripps, Ziebs and Brayshaw.

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holty01

Nice you kept hold of Jordon. One of my mistakes this year was dropping him early as well as Kosi. It has left me very empty in some positions

Hedski

I actually traded Jordan in after round 2, missed him at the start.
I dropped Kosi too

JugHead

Looking ok at 1428/15 with captain max still to come (although his projected 178 is a bit unrealistic). Late trade in of Selwood helped.

holty01

Nice. A big score by Max should get you a big score

Derek

You have Selwood. Wow, turning back the clock.

JugHead

Yep, a definite pod pick. I reckon he picks up a few of Danger’s points.
Has started the year well, and (touch wood) is durable.
He will be in the cats starting 22 every week unless he has a leg cut off.

JugHead

He might even play with only one leg. Without Danger, he will be out there if the runner has to push him around in a wheelchair.

TOPHAWK

Currently sitting on 1273 with Gawn (C), The Doc, Chapman, Zerrett, Walsh, Powell, Jordon, and Ziebell to come. Gawn is the key to get me to 2200. Huge day today. Cheers. TH

holty01

Should turn out pretty good for you mate. Even like your rookies still to play.

Derek

holty and OTW is my only opponents who have C on Grundy. Rest went with Gawn

holty01

Wasn’t going to risk 144

Derek

I was using Highmore as my loop. At end of game Grundy was 129 and the saints game was about to start. Scaling came through just in time to 144

johnno1987

I don’t think my other comment worked, however if it did, apologies for the double up.

I would love to know who is deciding the scaling at Champion Data at the moment.

To me, Hickey was one of, if not the main reason Sydney won last night. 20 touches, a goal, and the leading clearance winner on the ground.

How does a bloke who had such an impact on the game get downscaled from 113 to 110?

In contrast, Jake Lloyd goes from 95 to 109 from scaling?

Genuinely just don’t get it.

johnno1987

I do not have Hickey or Lloyd in my team

david

Yeah it’s very poor Johnno I sincereley doubt the integrity of the SC competition the way that they chop and change how they score players. Max had his best 1st quarter for the year but CD only gave him actual points and didn’t give him the usual 30 for walking on to the ground or the usual 3 points he gets for every sharked tap.

They should advise SC players when they decide to score a player according to output

Derek

Hickey was easy BOG

Shake n bake

Viney late out

Rover

Viney out carnage continues

Rover

Did Kelly finish the game sore yesterday? Was at the pub and saw him holding wrist but no sound so wasn’t sure

Kat

Praying that Maxxy goes OK today. Went to take Grundys VC score this morning (have been away for the weekend and no internet access) and realised I have no one to take off the field to put Waterman on. Have taken the VC scores every week recently playing it safe and have missed out on Maxys bigger score regularly and can just see Murphys law having Max have a bad game the one team I don’t. Could potentially ruin my first respectable score for the year and a couple of league wins. Fingers crossed he goes OK

Hedski

You broke my captain Kat -4 last I looked 🤣

Kat

I’m so sorry Heski. I just knew it would happen. WIll probably make Russtys day though and give him another win over me for the season haha.

Hedski

ha ha, Russty having a fun season

david

I bought in Gawn for Dunkley. CD must have known I did it and have decided to score Max according to his actual game influence…. Aaaaaarrrrggghhh! another sub 50 from a premo coming up.

Despite CD conspiring against me it’s good to see the Dees finally playing like the traditional Melbourne and getting towelled up by the worst in the comp

Rover

Classic negative comment from Dave

Pman

Just logged onto SC and see Gawn (whi my Captain) on 25 points at half time….WTAF??? Is he injured or just being towelled up?

Rover

Not injured

Derek

I got him in this week. Still waiting for that warm and fuzzy feeling of owning him

6 of my opponents do have him as their C

PeteB

What’s going on with Gawn ? Incredible round with nearly every one of my premos failing. Went into this round with a forecast win of 250 points but now probably will lose by 150. How is that even possible ??

david

FFS I bring in Max and make him Captain (rejecting the score from the comps best ruck) and he lays a great big stinking James Hird on my SC team

Maverick

Wow Maxy has hurt alot of teams this weekend. Hope those that VCd Grundy took his score and didn’t get greedy on Gawn.

holty01

Chapman down in first few minutes of the game with dislocated shoulder. Just keeps getting better.

Rover

Surely we get 2 free trades for that

Derek

I played Chapman in field ahead of Kosi thinking Freo defenders would be seeing plenty of the ball

maybe he can still beat Rowe and Macrae jnr

Kat

At least we have Frederick to bring in next week to replace Chapman and have some cash left over. I desperately need some playing rookies and make some money for upgrades later on. Highmore you may get a reprieve for another week and stay in my team. Surely he will get a third game soon

PeteB

Forecast score 2,419. Actual score 1,842.
Nearly every player below forecast, many well below and Gawn as captain.
Wake me up from this nightmare !!!

JugHead

And a couple of half fattened rookies injured as well. Hurry back Dusty.

holty01

Been out most of the day so haven’t seen any SC scores. I scored 2068 and went to look at my league results hoping to have maybe won a league game. I ended up winning 8 of 9 games. WTF happened today?

dontblushbaby

As Tony Greig said , Absolute Caarnage , everyone should forget about this round and move onto Round 8,

holty01

Just looked at some scores. Gawn would have crippled many with the C. I think your right, forget about this round and bring on Rd 8

TOPHAWK

The round from hell Holty. Thats what happened today. It has taken no prisoners. It was farking brutal. I was projected to go 2290 this morning only to come crashing down in flames to deliver a 2025. Having said that, I am grateful my score still had a 2 in front of it and somehow managing to get up in 8/9 league match ups. Can there ever be a worse time to bring in Gawn and to whack the C on him in a round? Thats what TH did this week. Time to lick the wounds and get on with it. Cheers. TH

Derek

2041 for me, too good Holty.

Tim Kelly flying home at the end made it a bit closer.

Putting Chapman in field instead of Kosi lost it for me.

You are having a good season mate

JohnDJ59

2047 for me in a bad round. 7/10 wins.

Derek

Living in NSW, it’s always fun to see who’s postcode I scored each week.

Balmain was the winner this week!

JohnDJ59

It was one of my lowest scores this season and I win more than 50% of my games for only the second time this season.Only managed to get a score over 2,200 once this season and that was in round 2, before the injuries started to have an effect on the team. Going to be a long season.

The Ranger

Brought in Gawn and put the C on him which nicely sums up my year so far. Just keep stumbling from one disaster to the next.

PeteB

Wow, what an awful round. I need to get some cash generation into my team as I have no cash and too many non scoring rooks on my bench and others on field who have pretty much maxed out. Who’s out there ? I only see Frederick. What’s his JS like and is there anyone else ? Probably only one viable trade this week (Frederick) and I can see my team starting to flounder after a good start.

Derek

I’m $20k short doing a straight Chapman to May trade this week.

Thought I’d be ok, but May goes massive and Chapman get injured.

May at $408k still looks very good value

dontblushbaby

Yep,at this stage I’m painting the fence in my backline with Frederick & May

Rover

Who you dropping?

dontblushbaby

L.Young & H.Chapman, both have made a 100k and done their job

Rover

Yeah good moves. I managed gulden and Rowe this week for May and Fredrick.

Derek

Chapman & Kosi were my D6 & D7. So May will complete my defence

Peter

Im culling gulden and chapman for fredrick and May. Will swing Clark into mids. Will leave fredrick/kosi at d6/d7. Possibly upgrade Kosi to Ridley/whitfield in a few weeks

PeteB

Will Thilthorpe get many games ? Could help solve my donut in the ruck issues and switch forward option could be handy, or just make some cash.

Derek

Highmore had 30 touches and 14 marks in VFL

Rover

St Kilda will go in unchanged

David C

Derek, I need you to trade Highmore out so he can get a game.

Derek

I’ll trade him to Gould

Russty_

Zac Dawson maybe making a comeback.

The pointser

Josh Kelly at $500k is tempting, worth a punt? I can’t talk myself out of it.

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Rover

100%

Rover

I’d do it but I locked in a trade with even more value weeks ago

FIGJAM

I’d wait one more week to see if he backs it up.
He hasn’t had back to back tons all year.
His B/E is 105 so shouldn’t go up in price too much.

Deafness (DM)

Boak at 550k a big value this week?

holty01

So May seems to be value. My issue is i already have 6 premo defenders with Laird in the midfield. Really considering leaving Laird in the mids for rest of year. There is plenty of value coming these next few weeks as well so maybe saving a bit on May this week will help the future plans. 🤔

Derek

I was thinking same. May will be my D6. What if Whitfield or someone else becomes a must have?

Even though rookie cash generation is low this year, the premiums aren’t exactly smashing it either, so there is going to be cheap fallen premiums all over the place in a few weeks. Heeney will be under $300k in a few weeks.

Bit annoyed that Flynn missed last week and I had to spend all my war chest to get Gawn

But I picked up Tim Kelly for $420k and he smashed it.

There will be value around the $400k this year

JugHead

I think May is good value, but not a must have, especially if you have a packed backline with 6 starters every week. Kosi’s JS is looking a bit better too, which helps.
For those that don’t have Ridley, he is 540k with a BE of 204. I wouldn’t be in a hurry to grab May if it means missing out on Ridley in a week or two. If he gets under 500k he is a steal.
In my case, I played Rowe and McCreery onfield. My forward line could blow up anytime, and thats where I need to upgrade.

Teague Train

Agreed, im going Chapman to Fredrick and Gulden to Collier Dawkins early, with Cotchin going down, i think he will be around for atleast 3 weeks, its a risk worth taking for me, gives me 360k to double upgrade next week

Rover

Who are you double upgrading with 360k

TRIGGA HAPPY

bought in clarry for dunks – tick, was close to going walsh – don’t think you could go wrong with either
vc on macrae as couldn’t loop grundy – went ok but not enough for capt
capt – gawn – first time he has let me down – got some massive scores previously as Capt so cant complain too much
probably should have started kosi on ground (highmore as a loop was useless) but figured chapman as a def would score more as kosi dependent on goals got injured early – trade this week to Fredrick.
my plan this year was to always to go the three peat in the demons. Had the big 3 in the draft last year and they they were fantastic. See how they go from here on in., They are allowed one bad game.

demonsdelight

wise man