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Panic Room | Round 13

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Apologies to all who wanted to panic this morning, I’ve been locked in a room panicking myself silly with the prospect of fielding 10 players next week. I should’ve known we panic together, and I will try to be better in the future.

Newz you can Uze

Will Day will return to the Hawthorn lineup after missing a fair chunk of the season. He’ll join Jaeger O’Meara returning from injury, while mid-season recruit Jai Newcombe ($102k MID) will debut. James Cousins, Damon Greaves and Mitch Lewis have been forced out of the side. 

Fremantle have named two debutants for Saturday’s clash, with Brandon Walker and Joel Western running out against the Suns. Brett Bewley, Reece Conca and Alex Pearce will come into the side for Connor Blakely, Brennan Cox, Nat Fyfe, Griffin Logue and Nathan Wilson come out for a variety of reasons. Fyfe is expected to play after the bye, but he did dislocate his shoulder, so beware. Jack Bowes and Matt Rowell (goat) will come into the Suns’ lineup. Rory Atkins and Jy Farrar have been dropped for the clash.

Paul Hunter has been recalled, along with Jack Lonie and Ben Long, to take on the Crows. Oscar Clavarino has been dropped, while Tim Membrey, Seb Ross and Jarryn Geary will be ‘managed’. Tom Highmore survives. Josh Worrell will debut for Adelaide, while Sam Berry will come into the side as well. Ronin O’Connor and Lachie Scholl were dropped. Cop that Cass.

Jaidyn Stephenson and Robbie Tarrant have been named to return from their injuries for the GWS clash. Connor Menadue and Charlie Lazzaro have come out of the side. Matt Buntine and Jake Riccardi have been dropped, while Toby Greene and Matt de Boer will return for the Giants. Tanner Bruhn, Adam Kennedy and Jake Stein are in the extended squad. 

Riley Collier-Dawkins was dropped for Richmond’s Sunday clash, with Kane Lambert brought into the side. Oscar Allen and Josh Kennedy will return for West Coast as the only two changes so far. 

When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven

What am I s’posed to do, when Imma lose some cash from holding you:

198 – Patrick Dangerfield

197 – Matt Rowell

186 – Clayton Oliver

176 – Christian Salem

169 – Hugh McCluggage

What am I s’posed to say, when you’re making coin by scoring okay:

-102 – Callum Coleman-Jones

-98 – Ned Reeves

-84 – Trent Bianco

-32 – Josh Treacy

-23 – Harry Edwards

Oh Captain my Captain

Jake Lloyd (Average: 108.8)

The Swans defender hasn’t been as prolific as he has been in years gone by, but he has still been a top six defender lock this year. 

Lloyd has scored 157, 105 and 130 in his last three against Hawthorn, and with the Hawks unable to cleanly enter the forward 50 or apply pressure on rebounding defenders, expect Lloyd to mop up 30-40 touches.

Touk Miller (Average: 117.9)

Gold Coast will welcome back the prodigal son of football; Matt Rowell. I don’t think Rowell’s return for his second game in over 12 months will impact Miller’s role or influence on the game.

He hasn’t scored particularly well against Fremantle in the past, but his three round average is 133.7 points and would provide a real smoky option as a vice-captain.

Josh Kelly (Average: 103.7)

It seems as though every year Josh Kelly pumps out a 200+ score. This week is the week for him to do it. He’s up against North Melbourne, he’s averaging 118.7 over his last three, and he’s getting centre bounce attendances.

North Melbourne consistently leak the ball on the outside of the contest, which means Kelly should have plenty of opportunity to play damaging football in Tasmania. A great option if you own him.

Max Gawn (Average: 126.8)

We haven’t seen peak Gawn against a Grundy-less Collingwood before, so it is a bit of a mystery. Gawn typically scores well against Collingwood, with a 153 last season a good example. 

He’s the second-top scoring footballer in SuperCoach this season, and will overtake Macrae for the week after he cops the bye.

Clayton Oliver (Average: 124.5)

Collingwood hasn’t been great at stopping midfielders scoring well, and Oliver is in seriously good nick. He only managed 95 last weekend, but still played well in the win.

Oliver scored 137 and 114 in his last two against the Magpies, and both times was when they had some sort of depth in their midfield. Expect Gawn to dominate hit outs, Oliver to dominate clearances, and Melbourne to dominate on the scoreboard. He’s a great SuperCoach captain option on Monday.


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Lazza

With 3 trades and McCreery and Berry being selected I’m no longer panicking this week …. have 20 in play …. but I’m taking next week off.. will have 14 at best and not trading …

Damo

In a similar position, mate. Round 14 I’ll just be closing my eyes, turning my back. The extra trades ain’t helping me.

Russty_

14 next week sounds like luxury Laz, reckon I’ll have 10 or 11 lol

Lazza

😬… sheesh.. that’s scary Russty… after the Heeney and Impey performances this week I may as well have had 18 on the park this week anyway.. broke my ‘never-again-Heeney’ rule .. kicking myself … big win for those who went early on Newcomb.. if I’d only been in the know..

Jordan

Turn RCD into Josh Kelly this week or Zac Merret next week. Round 14 is hell.

TommyC99

Flip a coin. Merrett more durable. Depends how much you believe in the trend Merrett has followed last few years in having 1 half of the season very good and the other not so good.
I think merrett has more upside but also much more likely to be tagged

Jordan

Trade RCD this week for Josh Kelly or next week for Zac Merret. Thanks

Jordan

Trade RCD to Josh Kelly this week or Zac Merret next week. Thanks

Daz

Josh this week, more points.

Davo

Josh for points if you are happy to risk his injury history

kyle

is it worth trading brockman to CCJ this week or just holding a trade?

Davo

Probably better options to make money but if they don’t exist in your situation it’s still not a bad move.

Russty_

Absolutely mate…unless you’d rather pick him up next week for 80 grand more

Derek

I went Brookman to Newcombe. Just sick of waiting for him to get another game

TOPHAWK

Good call Derek. I traded Newcombe in as well last night. Very happy. Tackling machine, and loves the contest. JS safe as houses. Cheers. TH

holty01

Good luck all. Hopefully we get some big scores this week

Hedski

You to Holty, who knows how we’ll go (the Reeves news puts a dint in the score (maybe, can put Treacey on field)

Derek

only have 18 this week

TOPHAWK

Go well Holty! Maintain the rage! Cheers. TH

Greendale

Reeves a late out, rolled his ankle on Thursday and wasn’t able to prove his fitness.

Hedski

Faaaark

Kat

Bugger. Traded him in an hour ago hmmm

Lazza

Just read this … too late anyways.. but fortunately had Thilthorpe on the bench .. so still have 20 on the park so can un-panic 😁. Still don’t like that you can’t reverse trades before individuals have played .. a rule because the s/w ain’t up to it…

Shake n bake

If u trade back in the player u traded out im sure u can

john

Yes this definitely works, I originally traded Warner to Reeves through CCJ, I just reversed the trade and got my trade back-plus Warner ☹️ You do need a trade left though to do it.

Shake n bake

That’s right John.

Daniel

Thoughts on which forward to bring in this week, out of Hall (Mcdonald returning soon which could impact his role) and Toby Greene? (Injury/Suspension concerns) or do I hold a week and bring in Langford or Dale instead?

Russty_

I reckon Toby would be itching to get bags of goals after all that time off…Langford and Dale doing well lately also.

Derek

I bought in Toby. Should be fun

TommyC99

I also picked up toby. Originally decided on hall but Toby with his next 3 fixtures was hard to ignore

Hedski

Grundy to Reeves trade is looking awesome now…..
As long as he plays next week I’ll be happy, take a bit longer to get that cash gen now

holty01

Oh dear, just arrived home to realise Reeves isn’t playing. Well I guess that will teach me for trading him in early. 🤦

Russty_

Bad luck there bud, does Reeves keep a spot with Ceglar back and McEvoy there?

holty01

I would have said yes as they need to play the youth but Ceglar is playing a pretty good game until halftime so who really knows.

Russty_

Yeah true both big boy and Ceglar over 30 now so they have to think of the future, there’d be plenty of teams courting Reeves if he doesn’t get a decent run at it.

Derek

i went early as well

he will struggle to get his spot if Lewis is back next week

Hugh

No. Ceglar was fantastic (131 in Supercoach) & McEvoy is Captain & was very good (116 in Supercoach). Reeves now likely to play again only when one of the former 2 are injured. Not being a smart-arse, I’m a Hawks fan: I traded in Reeves (& Powell-Pepper).

dontblushbaby

I should have trusted my gut & put the VC on Titch

Russty_

He looks back to his best piggery, like the old days before the broken leg.

Hugh

Won’t matter. Gawn vs rubbish.

Josh

Thoughts on these trades??

Short (or zorko) and Fyfe to 2 of Miller, Kelly, Whitfield

I wouldn’t normally trade premos but with the extra trades plus currently only having 11 for round 14 due to the bye change I thought it would be a good opportunity to bite the bullet

JugHead

I’m not against it personally. Assuming Fyfe comes back quickly, you would think his output will be affected and he is a risk of needing more time out.. Its not for everyone, but the byes are an opportunity to get a leg up if it comes off. Ive gone all in.
Out- Zorko, Short, RCD, Brockman. In- Stewart, Whitfield, Hall, Newcombe.
Further trading next week gets me to 18 starters. My season takes off or crashes and burns in the next two weeks.

Josh

Cheers Jug! Which 2 would you pick out of Miller, Kelly and Whitfield?

JugHead

Haven’t got a strong opinion, but leaning toward Miller and Whitfield.

TommyC99

If you’ve got the trades I don’t see why not, but be wary longmuir hinted at fyfe being back straight after the bye

TommyC99

Gee Newcombe looked good last night. Brought him in super early to fund a second upgrade and he well and truely exceeded expectation. Played exclusively on ball and a nice TOG for a rookie. I’d Be surprised if he wasn’t the most traded in next week by a fair way

JugHead

Agree. Especially at 102k. If he can keep that form up, I think he gets an extended run. Outscored Kosi and Impey easily and has a nice role for SC.

ST1974

I am tossing up between Touk Miller and Josh Kelly as a replacement for Fyfe. Both have scored very well over the past 5 rounds. Miller is more expensive and has the higher average and will leave me less money to do trades next week, however, could be a good POD.
Thoughts?

dontblushbaby

I’ve gone off Miller now that Rowell is back,

Deafness (DM)

I’m probs just gonna hold Fyfe. They say he is a chance to come back after the bye and I don’t have many trades left

holty01

Thinking the same. Been all over Miller for the last few weeks but all of a sudden been thinking of Kelly. Every year he gets injured and is still to miss games this year. But yet I’m still considering. And all for only a $50k savings.

Derek

Fyfe night play but his shoulder is still broken

TelescopicCox

Reeves might not get his spot back next week!
Had planned on holding Grundy, but without Reeves, my upgrade plans are shot

Worth holding Flynn as cover and going Grundy out to CCJ? This will let me upgrade Murphy to Whitfield this week, and Rowe to Kelly

Hugh

Reeves might not get his spot back this year.

kyle

should i take Mitchell’s 134 vc score or will Gawn go massive this week?

Derek

If he got 135 I would say take it, but 134… I don’t know

Kat

Take it

Dan

I can’t decide between Max and Ugly for captain this week so I ran some alternative data to help me decide. If you also can’t decide it might help you as well. Obviously Ugly = Oliver
Best 3 mids V pies this year ave 327 = 109 each
Top scoring mid V pies this year ave 112 but that includes 73 from Roos, 100 from swans and 105 from blues
Top scoring mid from Top 8 teams V Pies this year ave 131.8

Max ave 126.8 this year
Max V. 2nd tier rucks ave 121.5 this year (93 v Meek, 137 V Hunter/Mckernan, 135 V Stanley, 120 V English)

I think I wasted the battery in my calculator by running this data.
Gut feeling is that Jackson will get a real good go against the Pies 2nd strings and Max will be given to opportunity to increase his career goals. based on that I think that the obvious captains choice is the ugliest bloke to never win a Brownlow

Big G

I bet you Clarry’s girl is better looking than you and mine

Dan

Maybe better looking than yours but I was quite wealthy before retiring and I married a New Yorker.
I do agree with you though that the PHG’s don’t care too much about the attractiveness of their vehicles but, they themselves are still only Aussie shielas and 90% of them would have to wait in line for an hour or more to get into an NYC club.

Hugh

& she’ll get a Brownlow invite

Big G

Bec Judd 2.0

holty01

I think I’m going Miller over Kelly………maybe.

dontblushbaby

Do you think Rowell might have an impact on his scoring ? not sure what the numbers were when they played together ? but don’t let me talk you out of Miller

Derek

Miller just had a 57pt second quarter for you

TRIGGA HAPPY

So Jelly or Whitfield?
If Whitfield will complete defence with laird in the guts.
Thinking Jelly?

Derek

I was thinking same. Seems a waste having Laird take a spot in the midfield

TRIGGA HAPPY

You should take Whitfield. Otherwise we will have no pods. 🤣

TRIGGA HAPPY

14! I repeat
14! Tackles for a first gamer. Geez Jai lookef at home in the AFL last night. Couldn’t bear looking at highmore anymore. So went early. Nice start.

TOPHAWK

I grabbed Newcombe last night as well Trigga. He averages 9.4 tackles a game in the VFL. Tackling beast. I replaced him with Harry Sharp who wont play again this year. Made 15K! LOL

Derek

I was at game. Go the Hawks. He runs hard as well, was doing a lot of work off the ball. Hawks might have found a good one.

GeoffK

Urrgghh
My only premo unique in the league that I have to win had a 40 point 1st qrtr YAY!!!!
Then he had a -7 point 2nd qrtr Booooo!

Derek

His TOG would have been less than 60% in the second quarter

With no Fyfe, thought he would play more

GeoffK

He is having a shocker Derek

GeoffK

Ended on 89 from 16kicks, 13hballs, 9marks, 5tackles, 7CP and a team high 6 clearances @ 72%de
Aish got 110 from 2 more kicks, 2 less marks, 1 less tackle, 2 less CP and 6 less clearances @ 77%de

Sometimes I believe the claims of SC being rigged either that or they just throw darts at a board to determine points for each scoring action

Derek

SC penalise players more than you think. Dropped marks etc can lose 4 points. Stats don’t always show the poor things they do.

Derek

Rowell will be under $400k in a few weeks, but no one will have any room for him

GeoffK

Only 57 from 73% TOG and a 3 game average of 23 and a 5 game ave of 65 🙂
I think I’ll pass on him and get Treacy instead

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Derek

He will need a couple more games to get his eye in. He is a gun and could easy average 100+ once he hits top gear

GeoffK

Did anybody hold treacy? Averaging 75 from last 3 and that includes a 40. His 2 game ave is 91
He might still be under 200k this week with R/F eligible he might be a sneaky left field pickup

Big G

Yes i did – goes into the Supercoach Hall of Fame with Menadue for going from junk to Hero during the bye weeks. I love that

Russty_

I did, unfortunately he’s on the bench

GeoffK

How can players possibly know what they can and can’t do on a footy field with the way the match review committee make decisions. It’s a crazy game of chance for players, if match review have low blood sugar you’re gone but if they’ve pigged out on the lollies and soft drink you can get away with anything

O’meara has no case to answer because he was contesting the ball when he made shoulder contact with a swan head, a couple of weeks ago a carlton player got 2 weeks for the same type of action against O’meara and at the start of the season Danger got weeks for the same thing, maybe Dangers was an intended bump but the 2 involving O’meara were almost identical except O’meara tried to bump.

Oh well maybe mclaughlin will get assassinated and our game will start to repair.

Jon

Can you just stick to the one persona. I get vertigo from your personality swings!

Jon

And ps, that last line of yours – just no!

GeoffK

get f’d troll. I can understand why people don’t comment here

Deafness (DM)

Highmore lmfao
I’m not complaining though

Russty_

Hahah wtf ay?…yep I’ll take it too 🙂

JugHead

Yep. Who knew we shoulda put the VC on Highmore instead of Steele…..lolol

GeoffK

I kept Highmore 🙂
I kept Hunter 🙁

holty01

Wow Highmore. I traded him last week as I didn’t trust he would play through the byes. Regretting it now. I thought he was in their best 22 but guess that doesn’t matter if his coaches don’t think he is. Good work to those who held him. As well as Treacy

Kat

I traded Highmore to Bianco last week. Was happy last week with Bianco and only time will tell if it was a good trade but he is doing well tonight. Also traded Clark to Whitfield so dodged that bullet

Russty_

Good job dodging that Clark bullet Kat, I almost did Clark to Whitfield this week but am seriously low on trades, I’ll just have to do it next week now.

Kat

The 2 extra trades meant I could take the risk otherwise I would have kept him but he was going to loose to much money after last weeks score so it was now or never. Also chose Petracca over Wines and stuff the Rnd 14 bye (my rank is terrible so don’t care, playing for a good team at the end and hope I get in a few finals) so will see if that was the right choice. Wines did well Friday.

Pman

So glad I wasn’t one of the 10,000+ that traded Highmore out this week…101 points at 3/4 time WTF?! Hopefully this is the game he needed to get his confidence and consolidate his position long term. Was going to trade him next week but no rush now.

Russty_

Hey Pman, yeah that was a nice surprise, especially as I happen to also own H.Clark whose jaw got broken. Way to go Saints snatching defeat from the jaws of victory.

demondsdelight

Feeling for you dude one that they shouldn’t have lost

holty01

Nice. I had the choice last week to either get rid of Highmore or Murphy for Bianco which allowed me to bring in Steele. I was honestly happy with the choice until quarter time in tonight’s game.😩

Keenbutclueless

Be interesting to see how they scale this match. At the moment it’s like1770 StKilda, 1513 for Adelaide. Surely with Adelaide winning we should see some StKilda scores deflate and some Adelaide scores rise.

demondsdelight

Gee the Saints were poor at the pointy end. Can’t understand why they defended that miserable lead.instead of attacking. These are the sort of wins that make a young team and deflate the losers. Highmore was good though and should now hold his place

Russty_

Poor, crappish, pathetic…all these words come to mind about the Saints tonight lol, very disappointing but I’m so used to it, it feels normal. We probably need half a dozen more A-graders in there to be any kind of chance.

Kat

Know what you mean Russty. We Saints supporters are used to failure and disappointment

Daz

I want Highmores E score. Should I bench either May or Short?
Thoughts

Russty_

Short has the worst record against opponent.

Daz

Thanks Rusty, gut feels May will be good against the Pie’s. Should of had the E on L Jones but who’d of thought Highmore would go bang.

Daz

Have the VC on Steele. He literally stopped in the last quarter. Show’s points heavily favoured the attacking team.

Russty_

Didn’t help that the rain started again and he got stuck on the bench for about 8 minutes.

Derek

Had VC in him as well. Check the half time score and was patting myself on the back. Didn’t see the game, did he get a tag in second half?

Daz

Not really, just Adelaide had most of the play.

holty01

Think he lost points in the last quarter. Gave away a few free kicks in the last as well.

Derek

I see de Boer is back

There will be some nervous Carlton, Hawthorn, Melbourne, Swans, Suns, Essendon, Port, Cats and Tigers players

The Lost Boys

So do I take Steeles 126 VC score, or gamble on one of Gawn or Oliver?

Daz

Both should go higher so worth the risk. Gawn will have an easier opponent and Oliver will benefit from this. Should be safe with either. 126 isn’t terrible so if this wins league games take it.

holty01

I’ve been quietly happy through these bye rounds thinking I can get some good teams on the field. Hadn’t really looked at my round 14 bye for a week but had 16 onfield. But reality has just hit me with not realising I won’t have Zorko and potentially Reeves next week. I maybe in the s..t like plenty of us trying to fill a full side next week.

Daz

Personally I’ve wrote off rd 14 so happy days if your playing me.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

The ups and downs of trading. Last week I traded out H.Clark for Lloyd and Highmore for Bianco. The H.Clark trade was very good timing with him losing cash last round and now the heavy hit. The Highmore trade was wise at the time with him being the sub, but with hindsight it was a waste of a trade that I couldn’t really afford.

JugHead

The only ones that saw Highmore’s score coming were the SC gods. He was lucky to be in the team. If the saints get any more injuries Ratts will be pulling the boots back on himself.
Luck plays a big part. I was literally 30 seconds away from trading Reeves in before I found out he was a late out and grabbed Newcombe instead.

Last edited 8 days ago by JugHead
JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I was also sick of seeing Highmore in my team, so there was that. I was one of the teams that traded Flynn to Reeves. I really hate Thursday night games, it was the first time that I have traded in a player before the final teams one hour before the games.I waited until Friday around 5pm, not thinking he could be a late out.

Kat

I did the same John with Reeves. Waited for Sunday teams on Friday then made trade. Hopefully he plays next week when I need him

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, if he plays next week all will be forgiven, if not it’s going to be ugly, looking at only 12 playing at the moment and with trades as they are, I can only afford to do 1 trade next round.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m up against you in ”TheSonsOfAnarchy” league, looking at 0/10 wins this round after 10/10 last week. Thought I might be a chance in a few with 18 playing, but not to be.

Kat

Still in with a chance. I have been known to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory quite often 😂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I think you are safe Kat, not many different players on field so easy to see who has the advantage.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Might just do one trade next week and that will have to be it. A sideways trade, Green to Greene. My rookies are going alright in the midfield, so one more on field won’t hurt, two out of Jordon, Byrnes, Bianco and Robertson. Having Greene in my fwd line will leave me with only one rookie on field there, out of Poulter, Weightman and CCJ.

Russty_

At least you’ve got most of the best rookies in there John so best chance at decent ongoing scores. I had done 4 trades this week before I reversed 15 minutes before bouncedown.
I did Clark to Whitfield, RCD to Wines, Rowe to Bianco and Highmore to someone I can’t remember but I ended up just doing RCD to Bianco. At least it leaves me a few extra trades to get Newcombe in next week so I have some backup in the mids. A few well chosen trades and I might at least be able to salvage a little dignity from this season by finishing well.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Well done on only doing one trade Russty, although getting Wines in and Clark out wouldn’t have hurt your team. I was lucky I traded Clark out last week for Lloyd, only because he was about to loose a load of cash and wasn’t scoring all that well, couldn’t have guessed what was about to happen. I think the one that really hurt me this week was Flynn to Reeves, I really didn’t need to do it, Rowe to Whitfield made sense, it was just that I also considered Hall and just chose the wrong one. In hindsight I should have just done no trades this round, would have been better off overall.

Russty_

Yeah only reason I didn’t get Reeves was cause I got Ladhams and CCJ in the week before when I offloaded Grundy, yep in hindsight I wish I had of got Wines in now but no matter what I do now, nothing’s gonna save me from a crap score this week, will probably only have 10 or 11.
Whitfield should be ok for you John and hopefully Reeves gets a game this week.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You would expect Whitfield to do better than what he dished up yesterday, I was trying to go with a value pick plus a player coming off their bye, I would have preferred Mills, but he was more expensive and had his bye in R14. I really hope Reeves gets back in, but at the moment I can’t see it happening and that will just add salt into the wound. Looking at 12 players on field this week, which I knew was coming, I just didn’t expect this round to go so badly, I’m dropping 5-6 places in most leagues, will only be in one top 8 after this.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

My Flynn to Reeves and Rowe to Whitfield is working out a treat at the moment. A no trade round might have been the go.

Greendale

Did the same with Flynn to Reeves. Huge turning point for the worse. Especially since Ceglar will now probably keep his spot for next week, meaning Reeves will be a donut next week.

Derek

I went crazy this round. The 2 extra trades were burning a hole in my pocket. Did 4 trades. Probably look at 4 next week as well

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Think I’ll just stop trading after what has happened this round, don’t have enough trades anyway, so the team I have now will have to do. Not expecting to make any finals anyway, well maybe one, but you get the point.

Deafness (DM)

Almost did Flynn to Reeves as well. Waited for some reason even though I usually don’t luckily

holty01

I went Miller over Kelly. Can’t be too upset with the decision but if Kelly doesn’t go down injured in the next month (which was the main reason I went Miller due to Kelly’s injury history), I may start questioning this trade.

Derek

I didn’t think I would do it, but I jumped in both Toby and JKelly this week. I felt like I’m just asking for trouble

Derek

So far so good

JugHead

No matter how it turns out, I think it is the right time for rank players to go onto the attack with trading.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

This will be the round to end my season, a wasted trade (Flynn to Reeves), picked the wrong player to bring in (Rowe to Whitfield instead of Hall or Greene), didn’t do a trade I should have (Green to Kelly) due to being injury history shy. With only a handful of trades left, it’s time to shut up shop.

Russty_

Know how you feel mate, I won’t be making any finals and my rank is horrendous so I’m just going through the motions really, I won’t give up but I’m already looking fwd to next season lol

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Still undecided about next season Russty, apart from a few surprising weeks, I haven’t enjoyed SC all that much this season. Will just be putting my team out each week from here on, might make one change next week, Green to Greene, if he’s going to be giving me rookie scores I might as well have a rookie on field instead.

Russty_

I hope you keep coming back John cause this place is richer with your presence, I’ve had I think my worst year ever, just injury after injury with no letup but hey, maybe I angered the Gods somehow?….lol fk knows but I have to come back next year and try to do better…couldn’t do much worse!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

All the injuries in the first eight rounds just ruined my season and I have been hanging on by a thread ever since, this round has put me over the cliff, no coming back from this I’m afraid. I just looked at my starting team and I only have 10 players left from then, that’s one hell of a turn over, rookies fair enough, once they have maxed out they have to go, it’s the ones that you hope are going to be keepers that hurt.

Russty_

Yep it’s been a case of just replacing injuries for like players and not improving the side whilst others without the injuries can stick with their plans and get towards full premo, I reckon this year I’ll still have 4 rookies onfield at the end. Maybe I’ll try Trig’s firesale team strategy next year and just pick the cheaper but more durable players to start.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes the injuries had a double sword effect, not only couldn’t we improve our teams, we were going through trades that we wouldn’t otherwise be using.

demonsdelight

That’s the key why we have to come back fellas .No season could be as injury prone as this.Just a bit of HEENEY/SICILY LESS selecting i think . Even the Garden Goblins has shut up shop dont see him around here much now which can be a blessing.

Russty_

Yeah mate hopefully they increase the number of interchanges next year and do something to sort out those grounds where the surfaces are too hard also.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

That’s what makes my injuries even worse Neil, I tried to stay away from the players with a history of injuries and ones with a limited pre-season. Didn’t pick Neale, Cripps, Fyfe, Heeney etc and still copped it. I don’t think any amount of planning could have saved us, if you dodged the injury crisis it was more by luck than anything else.

demonsdelight

Mine all started with Danger ,just a stupid pick really GO DEES

What Bear

What has happened to Impey? Seemed to be playing on half back, but couldn’t touch the ball. Is he a must trade now? I figure that it’s a straight swap to somebidy that can average 90.

JugHead

Hawks play next week, so I’d hold for now. The problem is there are not a lot of stand out upgrades. Maybe Danger after his price drops?…….although Danger is starting to look like the next Fyfe. Great scoring potential, but always fighting injuries.

PeteB

Traded in JKelly this week 👍.
Traded out Flynn and Highmore 👎

The Ranger

I forgot to loophole Highmore and now got Jones 43.
I could take Higmores 111 by looping Crisp or May out but the SC gods frown upon that kinda move generally…

PeteB

What happened to Steele ? Had the VC on him and he was on track for 150 plus but basically scored nothing for the last quarter and a half. Have Oliver and Gawn tomorrow. Seriously considering leaving the C on Oliver.

Russty_

Hey Pete, he gave away a couple of frees and got stuck on the bench for several minutes, also it started raining again and the most important thing…the Saints suck!

Deafness (DM)

Wouldn’t have picked up Hurn last week if he wasn’t brought to my attention because of the cheat sheet. Feeling pretty good about that so thanks for spotting that one community

Russty_

Good pickup mate, looks like he’s getting back to his earlier season form.

demonsdelight

looked at him closely but it spoils my Bont chances r 14

S C tragic

I know this round isn’t over yet, but, I’m already panicking about next week. Surely won’t be best 18, struggling to get 10 and they certainly ain’t best 10, 4 trades hardly helps apart from depleted trades available. Stonking season of supercoach injury wise.

TOPHAWK

It will be best 18 SCT. That is why we got 2 extra trades to compensate for next week’s 5 match round. All coaches will be feeling the pinch next week. Its just about minimizing the damage. Cheers. TH

Russty_

If you’re low on trades( like me), you might be better off just writing this week off and saving the trades for the run home. There isn’t really anything worse than being out of trades in the last 3 to 4 weeks and then you cop the inevitable injuries.

Rick Grimes

Very few will field 18. I’m looking at maybe 16 or 17 if lucky.

Keenbutclueless

I am a chance to get to 18. Thought I was really clever. So I traded out Highmore this week and used one of our bonus trades to swap Whitfield for Short. So traded out a nice 230 points all for next week. It’s a fickle game.

holty01

I think we all are mate. I had been planning for these byes a month ago. Was shaping up really nicely until the Eagles/Tigers game was moved. Can’t do much about it and can’t blame the SC people who make the rules. They are just trying to make the best of the situation.

holty01

How we all going this round community? I don’t want to hear about next week though because it just makes me depressed! 😩

dontblushbaby

Hoping to get to 2050. will need Max to go large though Holty

holty01

Same mate. 135 should hopefully get me there

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Looking at only 1,800 this round and one win at the most. Unlike last week when most of my premiums and rookies scored really well, this round has been the opposite.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

1,722 in the end, lost all 10 league games, as you would expect with that score. Thought I might be a chance against ”BringBackBanger”(Katrina) in ”TheSonsOfAnarchy” league, when Clarry, Kat’s C wasn’t doing that well in the first quarter, but he scored alright in the end, so went down in a close one by six points.

Kat

Sorry, John. Just limped over the line. Not a great week for me with a measly 1728 points and very lucky to get 3 wins. Flipped the coin and brought in Petracca and Whitfield over Wines and Ryan which didn’t work out this week but fingers crossed they were the better choice over the next few games. Trading Flynn out for Reeves didn’t help, missing out on his big score, but hoping Reeves plays next week and Flynn was always going to be traded out to help fund an upgrade. Not looking forward to next week with only 11-12 playing.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Nothing to be sorry about Kat, I wasn’t expecting to win anyway, it was only when Clarry started off slowly that I thought I might be a chance. I’ve accepted my fate, looking at just one finals series this year. R14 was always going to be a write off for me, only 12 playing as well.

The Lost Boys

So who to captain – Gawn or Oliver? I’m flipping between them every 5 minutes

demonsdelight

yep only following who i play Holty Shake and Russty bet they change OLIVER

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m taking the 126 from my VC Steele, no point being greedy.

holty01

Smart move John, stupidity on my behalf and went Gawn. And I knew he is not that dominant HTA ruck without Viney in that side.

The Lost Boys

Yep Smart move – i ended up choosing Oliver, and my opponent went Gawn. The result – we ended up drawing both on 1998!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I would have gone Clarry if I didn’t have the Steele VC 126 score, at least you didn’t lose.

demonsdelight

Good luck Shake went to the club today and most are not super confident never know it’s happened plenty before with the DEES particularly in games like this NDD

Shake n bake

Was talking to Mark Williams. He’d was saying about Melbournes record in these queens birthday games which haven’t been good. I hope Melbourne don’t stagnated I’ve been on there’s bandwagon just not today.

demonsdelight

and you did me in cazaly grr

Shake n bake

I always plan for the byes. You would know that Neil. I only used 2 trades last 2 weeks. If only Zorko was not suspended next rd!!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Go Jordon, rookie of the year and my M8.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

JJ has slowed down since the above post, but still my best rookie.

Russty_

Cool mate, how long have you been mates with Jordon?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just think he’s the best rookie this year, in SC and on the footy field, probably won’t win the rising star, but he’s been bloody consistent. Apart from three games he’s scored between 76-99.

Russty_

Absolutely bud, I’ll be keeping him onfield to the end I reckon, he’s too good to trade.

john

Imagine what he (JJ) could of scored if he had more time on the ground, according to FF site he had the least time 57% on the ground bar the sub!

demonsdelight

Jackson for mine

holty01

Well Ive been watching Gawn of late and he has not been impressive. In fact, ever since Viney went down, it seems the entire clearance work is out of sync between Gawn and their midfield. Lynch has dominated him in the ruck so far but when Gawn does win the tap, there is no Melbourne midfielder nearby. I honestly thought I had been reading to much in to it of late so thought I’d put the C on Gawn as he is coming up against a 3rd game player. Maybe I was right. LIFT GAWN. You can’t expect Petracca and Oliver to keep carrying that midfield.

holty01

And yes, my vc rule is 125 and had it on Steele so stupidity so far on my behalf

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

It’s a matter of points isn’t it holty, my cut off is 125 as well, if Steele had scored a 120, I probably would have put the C on Clarry.

holty01

The rocket helped. 😂 Still would love to see some HTA. That 50 point quarter was work around the ground.

demonsdelight

Wow Congrats to all at collingwood .Not that it means much bbut they are the best we have played. Winners all round Pendles maynard and even Sidebottom came good Well done NDD

Russty_

Bit of a shock mate the Pies knocking the Dees off, maybe they felt sympathetic towards Buck’s last game.

demonsdelight

dont think weeds got a kick got to go

S C tragic

AAHH view my happy face, how sweet it is, even though it will achieve O. Pleased Bucks had a winning farewell.

PeteB

What’s the go with Ridley ? Looking at him and Ryan for the final piece in my backline. Ridley looks like such good value but will he return to his pre concussion. scoring or has his role permanently changed ?

dontblushbaby

I don’t believe that Ridley is doing not the kick ins anymore which has effected his scoring, I have in my team

dontblushbaby

Only scored 1920 , however my overall rank didn’t change much to be at 907 , team value is at $13,026, 400 compared to the leader who is $13,328,900.

I believe 1500 will be a score next week imo ?

dontblushbaby

# a good score

Russty_

Not sure about that dbb, those that are anywhere near fielding 18 though will get a huge leg up.

demonsdelight

Only 15 next week could have one more tough week

holty01

Well done DBB, you pipped me by 3 in our league game.

Derek

They are good numbers. Team value is good, I’m down around $12.6 and my rank shows it.

Although my 2 last scores of 2000 & 1964 have moved me from 23k rank to 14k, so going in the right direction

I used 4 trades last week and probably another 4 this week, trying to be aggressive over the bye rounds. If I can get 18 on field this week, I might get another bump

holty01

Well Ive been planning to bring in the Bont this week but doing so will probably destroy any chance of being full premium with a few trades left over. There seems to be great value as well right now in the mids so although I doubt they will score as consistently as The Bont, that 100k+ savings maybe worth it in the long run home. Community, do we think Bont is a must have?

demonsdelight
  1. Same idea Holty. He is in my team at present and only F5 and F 6 remain shared by Poulter CCJ Treacy and Madden as well as a few mid swings . My humble outlook is that f 5 and f 6 can be served ok by these as a premium forward will only nett at best 30 more points about the same as BONT to a lesser mid omo MIDS BONT CLARRY MACRAE MILLER WINES BOLTON and BOAK FORWARDS ZIEBELL MARTIN INPEY TEX CCJ TREACY A solid defence 2 best rucks great mids and ok forward is going to do but like yourself Holty that extra 100 could give me a Zorko once the rookies fatten A tough call NDD
holty01

My mids are almost set.
Just need the one more. Plenty to select from and I’m not to sure if Bont will score that many more for that extra 100k.
Macrae, Clarry, Miller, Walsh, Titch, Steele and Merrett are my current mids.
I will need to trade back Grundy however. What I thought was brilliant bye planning has ended up costing me a wasted trade as I bought in Reeves for him. Hopefully he plays this week.

demonsdelight

just checked WALSH TICH and MERRETT’s prices 120k saving on bont could be handy later but which one thinking Tich.

Derek

I did the Grundy/Reeves move as well.

Really hope Reeves plays this week

fuzzy

Yes need Reeves this week, on another matter ” Trades can be reversed right up until the start of the FIRST match of each round. Once the round and rolling lockout is under way, you can no longer reverse any trades.” This apparentley is not the case.

David C

The reverse trades button is locked out, that is all.

fuzzy

Thanks Dave. I’ve been told that after the round has commenced if you have a trade left and you want to reverse a trade you did that round as long as neither player has played yet you just do the reverse of your original trade and you get your trade back.

David C

That is correct. And you can take it further as well. Sometimes you have to make an early trade out because a team is playing on a Thursday night but you don’t know who to trade too. I just trade to a player in a late game then wait for teams to be finalized. Then you can trade out the traded in player to the player you really want without burning another trade. Just always keep a trade free.

Shake n bake

That’s right

Derek

Really! I didn’t know that.

So if I had traded Reeves back to Grundy when I knew he was out, it wouldn’t have counted as a trade?

David C

Correct, it would give you your trade back.