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Panic Room | Round Eight

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It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down to panic on Fridayyyyy

Let’s not waste any time in the introduction, and let’s get straight into the panicking.

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Jordan Clark has been dropped again for Geelong’s clash against Richmond on Friday. No real surprises there. I can’t wait to see him playing for Fremantle next year. Gryan Miers fractured his leg and will miss a while, and Quinton Narkle is also out after being the sub. Shaun Higgins, Sam Simpson and Zach Guthrie come into the Cats side. Nick Vlastuin returns for Richmond this week, as does Dustin Martin. Dylan Grimes and Trent Cotchin were both injured last week and will miss, which means Rhyan Mansell and Riley Collier-Dawkins hold their spots this week.

No changes for either Gold Coast or St Kilda in the first game of Saturday, but GWS and Essendon both make a few. Tanner Bruhn, Daniel Lloyd and Zach Sproule come in for the Giants, with Matt Buntine, Brent Daniels, Jesse Hogan and Sam Reid coming out. Hogan and Reid were injured, Buntine and Daniels dropped. Aaron Francis and Andrew Phillips come in for the Bombers, while Nick Bryan and Matt Guelfi come out.

North Melbourne has dropped Will Phillips and Atu Bosenavulagi, with Luke Davies-Uniake returning from injury. Collingwood dropped the kids they became shit for, with Finlay Macrae and Jay Rantall out of the side for Tyler Brown and Oliver Henry. Absolute blockbuster on at 4:35pm on Saturday…

Melbourne has brought in Harrison Petty to replace Adam Tomlinson, while James Harmes comes in after missing six weeks with a fractured wrist. Oskar Baker comes out of the side. Robbie Fox, Lance Franklin and Dane Rampe all come into the Swans side for the Demons game, with Ryan Clarke, Isaac Heeney, Lewis Melican and Dylan Stephens coming out.

Both Travis Boak and Rory Sloane headline massive inclusions for a huge Showdown. Kane Farrell comes in for Port, with Ken Hinkley deciding he’d be difficult for us SuperCoaches, dropping Martin Frederick. Sam Mayes and Boyd Woodcock also come out, while Luke Brown and Will Hammill join Sloane in. Jackson Hately, Shane McAdam, Andrew McPherson, and Nick Murray come out of the Crows lineup.

Breakevens

High Breakevens

  • 223 – Max Gawn
  • 204 – Jordan Ridley
  • 171 – Shaun Higgins
  • 166 – Jack Steele
  • 159 – Nick Vlastuin

Low Breakevens

  • -88 – Martin Frederick
  • -68 – Tom Highmore
  • -49 – Stefan Giro
  • -39 – Nick Murray
  • -28 – Nathan Murphy

Oh Captain my Captain

Josh Kelly has finally moved back onto a wing in the last two weeks and scored pretty well last week. He has an average of 120.8 in his last four against Essendon, and may be a quiet smokey if you have him. Rowan Marshall has only played the Suns twice, but has scored 143 and 122 in those two matches.

Max Gawn had one of his worst games in recent memory, but hasn’t dropped below 113 in his last three against Sydney, including a 150 last time out. Tom Hickey will go up against Gawn, but Maxy will be keen to re-assert himself after last week. Marcus Bontempelli hasn’t dropped below 104 in his last four against the Blues, averaging 114 in that time, while Jack Macrae has scored 138 and 150 in his last two.

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Maverick

Clark being dropped really hurts! Had my trade plans all sorted and that has derailed them. Fingers crossed Highmore is named or I may be doubling down now with chappy and Clark too Murphy & Frederick. Sitting pretty on the overall so can’t afford donuts anymore.

Rick Grimes

Could he still end up med sub?

Maverick

he played last night Rick and had his own pill out there from reports. 160 odd supercoach points he was everywhere. Won’t be medical sub

WTF

Cheat sheet comment says Frederick is dropped

Lekdog

Yep Frederick dropped

Maverick

Yeah frederick dropped since posting this unfortunately. Working on a solution as we speak.

It’s an ugly solution but I may have to pull the trigger on May this week now

Joe_T

Assuming both are named this week, which is the preferred option:

  1. Gulden on field + $8k in the bank
  2. Rowe on field + 71k in the bank
holty01

Gulden

Lekdog

Agree

Rick Grimes

But there’s panic on the streets of Camberwell, Docklands, Dandenong, Heidleberg. I wonder to myself..

The Ranger

Burn down Ken Hinkley,
Hang the blessed team list,
Because the players that he constantly plays,
It says nothing to me about my team,
Hang the blessed team list,

Hang the team list, hang the team list, hang the team list…

etc to fade

Lekdog

:’D

Rick Grimes

Well played sir.

Qwerty

Frederick has been dropped!!

Joe_T

Trust the SC gods to drop something like this haha

Who do we think has better JS out of Murphy or Murray now?

Lekdog

Murphy

Joe_T

Or maybe even Parks?

Lekdog

Parks has good JS but won’t score

Lekdog

Hahaha god damn it

Rick Grimes

The only certainty in Super Coach is uncertainty. Confucius 466 BC

Jam

Wanting to go two up as no rookies let me get Rowe out. Moving tex and lachie Young from north (playing and a solid 60 odd I know) but that extra 13K allows me to bring in May and any midfielder in the 508k range rather than a maybe premium forward (the 3 forwards i want to fill the forward line are dusty, butters and Marshall or danger, why bring in a Zorko?). Currently Tom Mitchell is the choice, but Brayshaw, J Kelly also in consideration. Leaves me with J Clarke, Gulden and rowe that could all lose cash. I’d be fielding Rowe or F macrae too, but hopefully enough cash to address that with Dusty next week or a double down and Dusty the week after. Cash gen looking pretty bleak though. Thoughts?

Lekdog

I’d prefer to trade rookies than Tex and Young, you could also just hold fire.

How many trades you got?

Jam

20 trades. I just don’t see Tex as top 10 the rest of the way, especially the next four, could be bad! Wanting to trade tex makes it difficult to bring in may and another defender rookie while also moving on from Rowe. Surely next weeks rookies should be better? If I do the above trade leaves me 6 spots to upgrade, 7 if you include Daniher, but for now he will probably do as f6 at the end. Tarranto and titch, in m 5 and 6 and Jordan and Powell holding down the rest on the on field mids. Cover is thin, but moving Chapman next week solves that.

Lekdog

Tough to make a call without seeing your team so i’ll say, back your gut!

Jam

What’s the worse than can happen…….?

Lekdog

Looks at my team nervously

Jam

I think Patch has the crown this year

Jess

Murphy or murray for dg option?

Lekdog

Murphy

TRIGGA HAPPY

Campbell in for gulden who has a rest
Fredrick dropped
Highmore to play 3rd game

Lekdog

Frederick is dropped, are the other two facts?

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thats what ive heard
Could be a furphy or spot on. My mate is usually pretty good with his intel.
Guess we will know soon enough.

Maverick

Don’t tease me like this Trigg. The arousal levels below the waist is rapidly rising if Highmore is named

Rick Grimes

I really hope you are right.

david

Hahahaha
All totally wrong and I’m sure that you knew that

david

Cripps out Merrett in
That’s Carlton team for round 1 2022

Lekdog

:’D

Corey

I need some trade advice I have 271K in the bank
Stewart, Lloyd, Ridley, Mills, Daniel, Chapman (Highmore, Fyfe)
Macrae, Oliver, Laird, Taranto, Powell, Gulden, Jordan, Berry (Campbell, McNeil, Sharp)
Gawn, Grundy (Flynn)
Ziebell, Martin, Impey, Warner, Scott, Bergman (Rowe, Waterman)

Do I go Chapman to May? or stick with my original plan and upgrade to Walsh swinging Laird into the defence and trading out Chapman for Walsh?

Should I go early on Collier-Dawkins to remove Rowe who is continue to lose cash….

Lekdog

Trade out Chapman for Walsh or an underpriced premium mid.

Don’t go early on RCD

Corey

Is Josh Kelly or Tom Mitchell a better pick then Walsh or just lock and load on Walshy!

Maverick

IF Kelly and Mitchell can turn there form around there huge value. I’m sure they will but it’s just when? Right now Walsh will bank you points

Corey

Will cost me two trades to get to Walsh but one to go for Kelly or Mitchell

William

DEF: Laird, Short, HClark, CDaniel, JClark, Chapman (LJones Hughmore)

BANK: 135k AND 23 trades

Chapman & JClark -> NMurphy & May

Is may a great option? I can always go may/hunter too an uber down the track I have a nice amount of trades anyway.

Jam

If J Clark is not the sub he is probably not a must trade out for me. When he plays he is good for 70, but your cover will be dire.

Maverick

Clark played VFL last night he will not be the sub. I like this move will you have plenty of trades grab may cheap move Daniel or hunter Clark last as a luxury.

TommyC99

Clark played last night so he wont be the sub youd imagine

TommyC99

Does murphy keep his spot when howe returns? I reckon its either keane or him to make way now Moore has gone back. I’d be surprised if we pick 3 tall defenders plus howe so surely its keane to make way

Lekdog

I’ve been told yes, he is also named on a wing which is interesting

PeteB

Frederick out ! REVERSE TRADES ! REVERSE TRADES !!!

dontblushbaby

Port have 3 out, 2 in, Fred could be the Emergency and if he gets on field ?? !!!

Lekdog

If he gets on late that’s worse than not at all probably

dontblushbaby

Yep, my point exactly

Russty_

What were we thinking ay?…that a rook who’s had 2 good games in a row wouldn’t just get dropped for no reason ala Tom Highmore, way to shatter your young lad’s confidence.

dontblushbaby

No Highmore, FFS

David C

as expected

Braido

Too early to jump on Whitfield? Or better off grabbing Ridley even though he’s bleeding cash?

Lekdog

Too early for both I reckon

PeteB

Have Chapman, Highmore and Jones all in my backline. Was replacing Chapman with Frederick but now he’s been dropped. I need some cash generation and would like to avoid the donut. Is Nathan Murray from the Pies worth a shot ?

PeteB

Or maybe Parks ??

PeteB

Aargh should have read oldest comments first. Don’t have much time for this on a Friday night with an unexpected twist. Can’t even think straight. How about Nathan Murphy instead of Murray haha !

Lekdog

Sort by new at the top, also I’m trading in Murphy

JugHead

Stop and take a breath Pete.
The ONLY thing you have to get settled before tonights game is your Richmond and Geelong players. That means having them all in their right positions. Also,it means deciding whether to take the plunge a week early on RCD. Personally, I’m not.
You can make trades after the game starts tonight, you just cant reverse them.
My dumbest trades have been made in a hurry.

Last edited 1 month ago by JugHead
PeteB

Yep I do my trades early but Fredericks surprise omission threw spanner into the works. Panic sets in. Reverse trades before the game starts and take deep breath but I know I’ll get distracted with life over the weekend. Check what times other games start, ok I’ve got until 4:35pm tomorrow to make my decision but maybe I should just do it now because I’m bound to get caught up doing other stuff. I could do the trade now but I can’t reverse if I change my mind argh !

david

is it safe to keep Jordon on field now that Harmes is back?
I can’t stomach another sub 50 in the middle

Rover

He’s a rookie can’t expect wonders

Lekdog

Was named on the ball, reckon harmes plays more in defence anyway

Derek

Harmes will take Brayshaws midfield minutes

david

Highmore onfield (hoping he doesn’t get the emergency vest) Mansell as emergency. If mansell gets another sub 50 I will have to trade highmore and give fantasia a reprieve and swing him back, probably for a 20 🙁 don’t know who to get for highmore in that instance. Can be mid or fwd
2nd trade is Cripps for that half eaten Dim Sim in row 30 at Marvel, at least that wont hurt my team

Russty_

Decent start from Mansell, not sure if Highmore gets another game?…Coach seems to prefer every other fringe spud on the list ,to him.

david

He must have done something to upset the selection committee mate, the bloke is starring at VFL level.

Russty_

Yeah maybe he shagged Ratts’ Daughter or something?…lol, he’s a good looking rooster.

david

The last thing we need is another scandal with saints players preying on school girls

david

CD must have got Mansell mixed up with somebody who can play footy. He’s on 32 with 7 disposals and 3 tackles I’ve only seen 2 tackles and a couple of clangers.
Not complaining though its about time things fell my way

Russty_

Haha, yeah Mansell looks really good at getting tackled.

Hedski

Carn the cattas!
Also good luck everyone this week

Russty_

Good luck to you too bud, cattas on the way back now….looking good, what a goal from Tomahawk.

Jordan

Who should I trade this week, Rowe or Campbell. Rowe is playing but could lose money, Campbell not playing, lower breakeven. Either will become a mid premo. Thanks

Russty_

I’d say keep Rowe cause he’s playing

holty01

Good luck everyone for this round

Russty_

You too the Holt

holty01

Wow, just looked at teams and WOW. No Highmore and Frederick’s which has hurt my plans. Then I see Macrae (Collingwood), Rantall and Atu dropped. I’ll have to pull something out of the hat this weekend.

Russty_

Don’t lose to me Holty…that’d be embarrassing lol, at least you still have Rowe

holty01

He was one I was going to drop. Guess I’ll hold him now

Russty_

I was planning on bringing in Frederick too, had to cover 2 injuries yet again this week, ended up going Chapman to Murphy and Flynn to Daniel.

Derek

Over 12k people brought Frederick in this week

Russty_

They’re the ones whose lives get in the way of SC but they still want to play anyway.

JohnDJ59

I was one of them, since I really don’t care anymore.

Derek

We are matched up again this week in A Graders. I really need a win.
You beat me by 20 last week in Cazaly, should be another good match this week Holty

holty01

Let’s hope we both smash out some big scores and make it a close one

JugHead

Trivial fact at half time…..
Lynch and Riewolt have a combined 53 pts
Cameron and Hawkins have a combined 114pts.
Richmond leading anyway.

david

Lynch 3 kicks 2 of them clangers, Riewaldt 2 kicks and 25 sooky actions CD being very generous to Tigers tonight

david

Tigers will struggle to make the finals this year. 50-50 win loss 8 games in and they’ve only played against 2 finals contenders.
Cats showing them how to play pressure footy and put your head over the ball. Tigers look scared of damaging their photo opportunity’s on Mothers Day

Russty_

They did look a bit like “ninthmond” in that last quarter but I think the Cats blew them away with rapid shock and awe. They didn’t know what hit em.

PeteB

Tigers were 9th with 4 wins after Round 8 last year

dontblushbaby

Yep, and I took the $19 ,cha ching

David C

Lol, they start every year like this and come home like a steam train.

DEESNUTSRBIG

I know Dusty Martin plays the downhill skier role but he is still allowed to tackle right?

Russty_

Nah mate it’s in his contract, he only has to tackle in the finals if they make it.

dontblushbaby

Every club would love to have Dusty ? Does anyone disagree ? As far as describing him as his as a downhill skier, I believe you are delusional !

DEESNUTSRBIG

No he plays that role (better than anyone really) no need to be defensive. Not happy I brought him into my team after round 2, not even 1 ton yet. Have you seen him attempt to tackle tonight?

Rover

He’s got a sore foot, can’t tackle

Russty_

Note to self: Don’t play Dustin Martin onfield the week after he gets back from visiting his Dad in NZ, he’s probably still dodgy after pulling non stop cones with the family…and then the subsequent mega-munchies afterwards.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russty_
JugHead

I still think there is scope for the medical sub to be manipulated. Neck and neck until half time, then……
Simpson (a fringe player) doesn’t come out after half time with an unspecified “lower body injury”.
Narkle (a speedster) comes on with fresh legs for the second half.
Later, Ratugolea goes off for a concussion test, then comes back on.
Probably all above board, but its not a good look.

Greendale

Hawkins you good thing. Very nice bargain pickup.

Russty_

Got him in at the right time!

JugHead

Those who got Bolton should be pretty happy too.

david

Aarts and Houli can still hold their heads up they have hearts and complete games with good attacking skills and very good defensive skills both of them deserve a lot more than tigers give them.
Dusty very over rated he doesn’t know how to defend and tonight his opponents exposed him ruthlessly, he is actually a weakness in the team that a lot of teams will start taking advantage of. Almost as slow as Cripps and when dimma said “Chase Dustin Chase” he booked an uber to the shopping centre in Forest Hills.

Derek

We all said and knew this is what Dusty does.

But when Danger and Dunkley go down he becomes a must get.

He’s in 59% of teams

Russty_

Ziebell is a must get, ranked 4 in the competition at round 8, who would’ve thought that?…not sure Dusty is a must have anymore but then again fwds are slim pickings this year.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russty_
Kat

Yep you’re right Russty. My biggest mistake this year is not starting him. A keeper under $300k is such a huge bonus especially with good rookies being so scarce. I didn’t jump on him early thinking he wouldn’t keep his scoring up and he is now nearly to dear to grab and I pay for that mistake every week

Russty_

No biggy Kat, you could still get him in at some point, when one of your regulars goes down and you have some unexpected cash, I had him from day dot but my team still sucks big Gorilla balls.

David C

Aarts is a good average footballer, you a welcome to have him.

david

Bloody Mansell 19 pts 1st qrtr then aved 8.6 p qrtr after that in a Dow like performance.
Lucky I didn’t fall into the Collier-Dawk trap almost swapped rowe for him and reckon I dodged a bullet there. He’s got a fantastic set of ears and a face cartoonists dream of but he aint an AFL footballer yet, maybe another two years in the VFL will improve him?

Rover

Tbh Mansell has shown his ceiling is low, not sure what you were thinking would happen

david

Trouble was that he didn’t show that he had a low ceiling before I bought him in to prevent a donut a coupleof weeks ago.
We don’t all have crystal balls to see into the future Rover, maybe you can tell us all who is going to score well in the coming week rather than keeping that info to yourself

Rover

But you weren’t expecting it now? I feel like all you do is complain about stuff on here. And this was a pretty silly thing to complain about

david

I can either take Mansells score or trade highmore and swing Fantasia back for what will probably be the same.
Only 39k in bank. Is there a fwd or mid for under 157k worth having?

Also have Pat Craps to offload any 480k mids who will ave more than his 70?

Russty_

You could take a punt on Heppell or maybe Cunnington, T.Kelly but his D/E sucks, with the former question there’s Poulter but he’s only a 1 gamer.

david

I got Heppell after his 2nd game it was one of my few wins for the year but that win was easily negated last week by paying full price for Gawn when he started to properly share with Jackson (I hope that stops immediately)

With all of the injury carnage on every line I have been unable to trade out Moore. that might also turn into a win now that he’s gone back to defence and is only in 0.6% of teams.

Derek

I’ve got bigger problems than Crips, but I did bring in Tim Kelly last week. Should go ok in Perth as Eagles score well when they play at Optus.

It is their away games I worry about, like their efforts against cats.

WCE away games for the rest of the season are Hawks, GWS, Carlton, swans, crows and collingwood. Don’t mind them and Kelly might score ok

Russty_

When I told my mate Paneer Paneer last week that I brought Aliir Aliir into my side he kind of gave me a leer a leer, so I said to him, “what’s with the leer the leer Paneer Paneer? and he kinda just gave me a sneer a sneer.
I said to him after Aliir Aliir scored 106 last week I gave him a cheer a cheer. He said to celebrate we should go have a beer a beer. Paneer Paneer’s a chef so I said I fancied some Venison so he said you’d better go grab a Deer a Deer then.
I said after our celebratory meal and Beer that if it wasn’t for Aliir Aliir, I wouldn’t be drinking a beer a beer, eating a Deer a Deer and having an almighty cheer a cheer.

WTF

Hear hear

TommyC99

Field Berry or Rowe?

Derek

Rowe is a small forward against a team that won’t give up too many goals

Berry hopefully will lay plenty of tackles (will need to) and raise his score that way. Although he does have fairly low TOG

I think Berry will go ok

TommyC99

Also, cox or Murphy on field?

ST1974

My trade options are as follows:

1) Rowe or Campbell to Poulter or Owies and Chapman to May, H Clark or Saad.
2) Chapman to Murphy and Campbell to a mid under $473k.
3) Chapman to Murphy and Rowe to Daniher, Hind or a forward under $473k
4) Chapman to Murphy and Rowe to Thilthorpe and look to do upgrades next week.

Really appreciate any thoughts or advice as I am not really sold on any of them but need to get rid of Chapman to avoid a 🍩 in defence.

Derek

For what it’s worth, I’m going Campbell to Poulter and Chapman to May

was $20k short going Chapman to May

ST1974

Thanks Derek. I think I might just do the same although I am tempted to go to Hunter Clark.

Derek

Poulter has been good

Derek

Let’s me take Poulter score and put Rowe on bench

JugHead

Seb Ross a late out for the Saints. Mason Wood comes in with Lonie as the medical sub.
I’ve been a patient Highmore owner until now, but when you can’t get in ahead of a journeyman spud like Wood, you are not on the coach’s radar. Gunna have to consider trading him out before the byes

ST1974

Chapman to Murphy and Campbell to T Kelly
or
Campbell to Poulter and Chapman to May
Help – 30 minutes to decide

holty01

Murphy on 40+ at half time and I’m locking my lips thinking, finally have a cash cow. Halfway through the 3rd gets knocked out. Looks like I’ll have another non playing rookie sitting on the bench next week. Unbelievable.

Hedski

Bad luck Holty, hopefully JZ shoulder isn’t bad also.

Kat

Feel your pain Holty. Had to decide whether to get May and just not worrying about backline rookies anymore but then I don’t have many playing rookies to make some cash so went Murphy and the rest is history . I now have another non playing rookie and a backline spot to fix up again

DEESNUTSRBIG

Yeah its getting unbelievable alright.
D6/D7/D8 : Murphy, Frederick, Highmore.
Just need 1 of them to play next week.

TommyC99

Gawn or Macrae skipper?

JugHead

I’m wondering the same thing. Leaning toward Gawn, but with no real confidence.

dontblushbaby

I’m going MaCrae, Max didn’t attend a lot of CB’s last week hence his poor score, may do this week, dunno, Dogs got beat last week and they play the Blues, just my take

david

Yep this sharing with Jacko is killing him as a viable SC option

dontblushbaby

Fred the Sub, Seriously ?

JugHead

And Rowe leading the Crows scoring on 28, 12 minutes into the game.
Those SC gods have a sense of humour…….

Russty_

I wonder how many of the 12000 who kept him made him their El Capitano?…lol

Derek

Amazing that 12k traded him in

Deafness (DM)

Traded out Rowe this week lmao

Russty_

As long a you got someone in who scored 25….that’s what makes it all worth it !

Last edited 1 month ago by Russty_
Derek

Rowe actually looked good. His JS is very solid.

Has a round 14 bye, thinking I’ll hold him until then

Although the Crows next 3 don’t look good for a small forward

Lazza

Gotta laugh .. Dees have 19 players on field .. umps terrible ..

demonsdelight

17 to 15 sydney’s way sounds about even

Lazza

No problem with the paid frees Neil, they’re generally right, It’s the unpaid frees that irritate… it has been a problem in many games this year. The main issues IMO are incorrect disposal, holding the ball and the plain fact that umps don’t seem to know how far 15 metres actually is..

david

LoL.
AFL not even bothering to disguise their desire for Melbourne to play in the finals this year, no wonder the umpire coach quit he couldn’t morally continue in an environment of deliberate misinterpretation of the rules to achieve the AFL desired result.
So many umpire decisions that are totally wrong but one team only seems to get a negative result from ‘umpire errors’ and the other always gets a positive result from the same umpire making the same error.
It’s not only Melbourne that is always on the positive side but they are never on the negative side. such as advantage called and player chooses to play on but after the kick is identified as not being a goal the ump calls it back so that they get another chance. Similar occurrences have resulted in players being called for HTB when all they’ve done is take a single step before putting their hand up.
That on top of no penalty for a hit that would have gotten Danger 3 weeks and Toby 10 weeks and I am seriously losing intrest in the AFL. It is becoming an event with a pre ordained result and is no longer a fair competition.

demonsdelight

sounds like sour grapes to me .Put a sock in it

DEESNUTSRBIG

Thats it!
I guess he missed how Buddy Franklin was favored by the umpires, gets away with anything – holding on to May’s jumper like a bull rider all night.

Derek

When it pours it rains

Took Poulters 81 score over Rowe on field. And Rowe bumps out a nice 81 as well. The rookie roulette is a tough game to play

Russty_

Problem I wouldn’t mind having…I brought N.Murphy in this week. Every single week, I have one or two injuries to deal with.

Derek

Poulter played ok. Was on the wing and half back flank and when they went wide he always seemed to get a touch or two. Uses this left foot real nice.

He should be a few more games, has DPP and only $117k

Russty_

Yeah I might get him in this week, just so I have 1 playing rookie lol

Derek

I see collingwood are going to try and get the AFL to clear Murphy for next week because he passed the concussion test

Russty_

Oh that’d be handy cause I still don’t know if Ryan’s playing this week yet.

Derek

It is a bit strange only having Macrea, Brookman and Highmore not playing this week.

Even Sweet at R3 gets a game

TOPHAWK

Game on folks! Tophawk is back in da house!

Russty_

🙂 I’d get rid of Tex dude, for a rookie and cash out while he’s still worth something.

TOPHAWK

Morning Russty. I agree mate. Tex is gone after the reopen tonight. He is a sheit stain in my side now. Using just one trade this round. And it is happening this morning. Chapman needs to be replaced by a defender rook. Enter Buku Khamis. There is obvious risk in getting in a player we have not even seen yet at AFL level, but have you seen this bloke? He is built like a brick shithouse who loves to take big intercept marks and kicks the footy. Looks like a very friendly supercoach scorer. Cheers. TH

Derek

Shades of Travis Cloke and the Bruen manoeuvre

john

CJ & Tex out this week for Murphy 😬 & Walsh, not quite sure yet whether it’s a success or not.

Russty_

I haven’t seen him mate but good luck with him, what do you think his JS is like?

Lekdog

Wow, didn’t realise Tex on had 29 and kicked 0.1

Derek

Crows next 3 are tough

Brett

Hey team … quick question , with 2 selected emergencies in the same position ( Lachie Jones DNP and kosi ) with Jones being locked out , will the second players score be applied , not the zero 

Derek

Yes. Non players don’t count

You’ll be ok

Derek

Did anyone else decide to not take Grundy’s VC score of 115, only to find out after the Melbourne game had started he was scaled up to 128?

8 of my opponents had VC Grundy and not one of them took it. 7 went to Gawn like me and 1 to Macrea.

Knowing he scored 128 would have been an interesting decision.

Merret was scaled similar. About 112 at end of game it became 131

Last edited 1 month ago by Derek
Lekdog

Yep, so annoying. Same thing happened to Tim Michell with Jay Farrar

john

Yep did exactly that, it was looking like last week all over again at one stage there.

Kat

Yep me Derek. Had a look and decided to go with Gawn only to see Grundy had been scaled up later. Lucky it did not cost me too many points but would have definitely taken the 128 if they had have done the scaling before the Melbourne game started

Derek

It seems all week there has been quite significant scalings

JohnDJ59

Hey Derek did you do a write up on the JR Survivor groups this week, or did I miss it.

Derek

I did, but it came up waiting approval. I’ll try posting it again.

JohnDJ59

Thanks Derek, I had a look through the posts and couldn’t see it, happy to have made it to round 8 so far, had plenty below my scores most weeks, even though mine haven’t been very good, it will be a lot more difficult from now on.

Derek

Tim Kelly at $452k looks a good option.

He is NicNats main tap option. When Kelly’s not their he just grabs it himself.

WCE don’t travel too good but their away games for the rest of the season are GWS, Carlton, Swans, Crows & Collingwood

Got him last week

Rover

Nice, decent bye too

Derek

They are showing today what they can do against weaker teams away from Perth. But the Cats showed what can happen against the better teams.

WCE have most of their harder games at home from here on

JohnDJ59

I’ll be getting Titch in this week and that will be my midfield done, happy to keep Jordon as my M8.

Derek

Kelly had the 4th quarter off. One disposal.

holty01

He will be a decent pick for the price. I wouldn’t expect more then 105 average but with this season, 100-105 average for a m6-m8 might be good enough

Derek

I got him last week so have been watching him close. NicNat looks for him every time

Rover

Daniel is playing CHF for anyone not watching

Kat

Hey Russty just wondering if you traded Daniel in this week and that is the reason he is playing so badly 😂

Rover

His role is cooked

Derek

It looks like he is playing as a forward

Derek

How did he get to 100. I stopped watching. What did he do?

dontblushbaby

Played forward , why who knows?? then moved to his correct role after 1/2 time

Rover

Actually only moved there in the 4th and played insane. Intercept marks and everything. Scored 60 in that quarter alone

Derek

he was 38 at 3/4 time

Russty_

Hi Kat, wouldn’t be surprised, the way my year’s going lol, I’m already looking fwd to next season.

Rover

After watching this game I think Dale is an option

Russty_

Hind is also quite reliable, seems to score decently week in week out.

Kat

I agree Russty He is one on my radar if need a cheap Fwd. Not high scores but solid (also a ex saint so has that bonus)

holty01

Normally I ask on a Saturday night how we are all going but as I was enjoying a night on the turps for my wife’s birthday, I honestly couldn’t be bothered.🤭 Anyway, how we all going today? Any nice/poor trades made? What are we looking to score?

JugHead

Traded out Rowe along with a lot of others. Not too fazed about it. His role could mean back to scoring 25 next week.
Should just scrape over 2100. In a downgrade week, I’m OK with that. Hopefully enough to not slide too far in ranks.

holty01

I tend to agree with the downgrade reasoning of yours. Can’t expect too much. 2100 not a bad score when your not upgrading anyone.

JohnDJ59

Hi Holty, not my best week trade wise, decided to do them mid week and didn’t look at them until Saturday, you can guess who I traded in. I also stuffed up today, had the VC on Grundy and the C on Bont all week, decided to take the 128 this afternoon, cost me 27 pts and a few close games. Looking at something like a 2,200 score.

holty01

I think 2200 will win most leagues mate. Good score. I had the big C on Gawn. I wouldn’t be to upset taking Grundy’s score. I would have done the same although I don’t have Bont. I guess bringing in Frederick means a chance he will play next week. I got Murphy so this may mean I will have to make another trade next week to cover the 🍩

JohnDJ59

Ended up with 2,229 won 6/10, lost two close games to Tophawk by 6 pts in Mega league and to Shake by 9 pts in A Graders league.

JohnDJ59

Take 2, I only lost one close one, I got the Shake one wrong by 100 pts.

Russty_

Good stuff John, I’m on the verge of giving it up this year, the injuries are relentless and have killed my season, I won’t give up as I don’t wanna be Debby Downer…but I have bugger all trades left

Kat

Hang in there Russty. I suspect many people are in the same boat as you and don’t have many trades left. Your luck is bound to turn soon. Don’t forget you have had 2 wins at least against me haha

Russty_

Thanks Kat, yeah they might be some of the only wins I’ll get this season lol, always next year ay 🙂

JohnDJ59

Hi Russty, thanks for the support, Bont really saved my round even though I took the C off him. The amount of trades left is my problem as well, first it was injuries, then rookies getting dropped the week after I brought them in. I did my trades mid week, which I don’t normally do, since I’d had enough of the whole situation and then didn’t look at them until Saturday afternoon for the same reason and of cause I’d traded Frederick in. I’ll just have to battle on, at least I’m back under the 20,000 ranking and doing alright in Derek’s JR Survivor group, I think it’s the longest I’ve lasted.

Russty_

Good call mate getting the Bont in, delivered nicely for ya this week :), well done also still being in survivor.

JohnDJ59

Yes, Bont joined my team in round 6 and he is in some kind of form, very happy with him. Going really well in the Division 5 group, haven’t been close to going out, this week only 6 had higher scores than me out of 27 teams. Hoping to last a few more weeks, but it will get harder with every round as the group gets smaller and I’m currently ranked 20 out of the 27. Still thinking this will be my last season if SC don’t give us extra trades to account for injuries next year, just 5 more would make a huge difference.

Russty_

Yeah I think something will need to change for me next year too, at least with the new “stand” rule…restore the amount of interchanges that there used to be so there aren’t so many damn injuries! I agree at least 5 more would allow a better finish to our seasons.

Derek

holty was too good again, 2 weeks in a row.

was the only league I lost. same as last week Holty, your having a great year.

holty01

Dropped Gulden to Titch this week which worked nicely. Bought in Murphy and was hoping to hold trades for a few weeks but with him getting concussed, I may have to burn another trade.

TOPHAWK

Hi Holt. 2235 this week with 7 league wins and I think 2 league ties with the Instagator. Just one trade this week. Chapman to Buku Khamis. Not sure if that punt is going to pay dividends, but he looks OK at AFL level. Cheers mate. TH

Hedski

Hey Holty, happy bday to the Boss.
Nice score for you by the way, 2188 for me, went Chapman and Flynn to May and Treacey, looking at booting Tex to Marshall and getting in Poulter this week maybe.
Won 4/8 so, so so.

Lazza

With r8 passed, I’m not going that well with the byes approaching.. my squad is looking sick … with so many DNP rookies it will be tough getting 18 on the pitch each round .. might be looking at loading up on two and cop a hiding on the others .. especially for the money leagues.

Pman

Scored 2233 this week which was good enough to win in all my 7 leagues however noted a top score of 2480 which will be interesting to see where that ranks, anyone’s leagues feature any such big scores?

holty01

Hell no, that’s huge. Did they have a strange looking team or simply all their players fired?

JugHead

Agree. Thats a massive score this week. I haven’t seen many reach 2300.

Pman

Other than Oleg Markov and having The Bont as Captain there team looks pretty normal. Just good scores all round despite them copping Kosi’s 38 as well.

Rover

Tich or jelly

Russty_

Titch…5 out of 8 tons.

Rover

Thanks for the reply seems like most others only reply to a select few on here. Not sure what they view a community as

david

Could be that a lot your reply’s are borderline insults Rover. Not many people like engaging smartar$se know-alls.

holty01

I grabbed Titch this week so Titch for me. I also look at durability with my selections. There is a very good chance Jelly will miss games this year.

Lazza

Of those two I’d be going with Titch. Kelly hasn’t hit his normal heights and injury prone..

Kat

I’m looking at TItch or Marshall this week. Know Marshall could drop a little more but my forward line needs help and often other things come up. Might depend if Murphy gets a game again

TommyC99

As a titch owner,it has been very frustrating watching him because he consistently gets 35 touches for 90pts. Hoping yesterday was him turning the corner. The slow start is understanble coming off shoulder surgery in the off season as a player who thrives on contested ball. Jelly always seems to get injured at some point so i’d say titch

Rover

Thanks guys!

Team would then look like
Stewart Laird Ridley
Bowes Short May

Macrea Oliver
Merrett Steele Tich
Brayshaw Jordan Poulter/McNeil loop

Grundy Gawn
Ziebell Zorko Impey
Warner Scott Rowe/McCreery loop

Kat

Looks good to me. Your team looks to have the high scoring mids with Jordan being a handy M8 for the time being so just forward to upgrade WIsh my team looked like that

Rover

Tbh I’ll probably get Dusty next week. Just trying to pick off the cheap guys. Fine with Warner at f6 until his bye. Then look to bring in Whitfield and Lyons around bye time

PeteB

Big decision to be made on Taylor Walker this week. Trade or hold ?

Russty_

I’d trade, it looks like his supply of NZT-48 has run out 😉

holty01

Can’t drop anyone else? I’m seriously considering keeping him until the byes. I’m actually considering sideways trading a non playing rookie to Poulter to simply give me a extra warm body on my bench.

Kat

I had 6 DNP’s this week and thinking the same. Can only hold them so long thinking they will get another game. I need some cash generation

holty01

Sorry Pete, ignore my response, was meant for someone else, sorry mate

david

Cash him in Pete. 29 in a showdown is like 3 in a normal game.

PeteB

2239 this week and pretty happy with that. Still on the lookout for cash generation. Is it time to say goodbye to Chad Warner and bring in Caleb Poulter ?

Russty_

Maybe Pete, would be a nice cash up