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Panic Room | Round 17

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If you’re reading this, then well done, you haven’t given up on SuperCoach just yet.

Or maybe you have, and you just want to hurt yourself further.

Either way, glad you’re riding along with us on this one, makes the pain more bearable.

Newz you can Uze

Marty Gleeson has come in to replace Dyson Heppell for the Bombers, who will miss this week. Elliott Himmelberg and Lachlan Murphy return for Adelaide. Taylor Walker will miss through injury, as will Luke Brown.

Hawthorn will bring back Tyler Brockman after missing most of the season, along with Emerson Jeka and Denver Grainger-Barrass. Damon Greave, Ollie Hanrahan and Jai Newcombe have been dropped for the Fremantle clash, who has brought back Bailey Banfield to replace the injured Brett Bewley.

Carlton has selected Zac Williams, who has come in after his suspension to replace Tom Williamson. Geelong has swung a bevy of changes, with Esava Ratugolea, Mark O’Connor and Shaun Higgins all returning to replace Jeremy Cameron, Luke Dahlhaus and Joel Selwood.

Lachie Neale has returned from that one-week calf injury, while James Madden is also back in the line-up. Jarrod Berry and Rhys Mathieson will miss. Zak Jones comes back after a long absence for Josh Battle, who was dropped by the Saints.

Jack Buckley will miss the rest of the season and most of next year with an ACL injury, with Jesse Hogan set to replace him in the GWS line-up. Xavier O’Halloran, Sam Taylor and Matt de Boer have been named in the extended squad. Josh Corbett is out this week for the Suns through concussion, with Caleb Graham, Hugh Greenwood, Zac Smith and Rory Atkins named in the extended squad. There should be a few more changes coming for Gold Coast.

Patrick Lipinski has been dropped for the umpteenth time, and I really can’t wait to see him traded to the Hawks for a future fourth round pick. Toby McLean and Aaron Naughton will also miss, paving the way for Jamarra Ugle-Hagan to debut just in time to ruin his 2022 price when he’s also at Hawthorn. Two of Hayden Crozier, Lachie McNeil, Ed Richards, Josh Schache and Jordan Sweet will also come into the side. Sydney has not made any changes.

Callum Coleman-Jones will miss this week, as will Bachar Houli and Shane Edwards. Richmond will debut Matthew Parker, who played a number of games for St Kilda.Toby Nankervis will also play, along with one of Rhyan Mansell, Will Martyn, Daniel Rioli and Sydney Stack. Collingwood has swung two changes so far, with Caleb Poulter dropped and Josh Daicos injured. Callum Brown, Jack Ginnivan, Ollie Henry, Trey Ruscoe and Will Kelly have been named in the squad.

Andrew Gaff will return from his thumb (TBC) injury this week, while Liam Ryan and Josh Rotham are also set to come back into the Eagles line-up. Jamaine Jones, Jack Redden and Alex Witherden are all out injured. North Melbourne is yet to name changes.

When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven

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

  • 168 – Marcus Bontempelli
  • 167 – Shai Bolton
  • 162 – Cam Guthrie
  • 159 – Clayton Oliver
  • 154 – Nat Fyfe

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

  • -99 – Ned Reeves
  • -72 – Jeremy Sharp
  • -36 – Max Lynch
  • -34 – Lachie Bramble
  • -26 – Riley Garcia

Oh Captain my Captain

Marcus Bontempelli

Despite the disappointing score last week, Bont has been dominant this season. His last two against Sydney (166 and 158) were nothing short of outstanding performances, and with one score under 107 since round 5, he’s a pretty safe bet.

Jack Macrae

If you don’t have one, captain the other. Macrae is just as good an option as Bontempelli, and has just one score of 97 that sits below the ton line. His last three against Sydney aren’t as impressive (92, 132, 103) but he’s a ball-winning machine that pumps out great SuperCoach scores.

Zach Merrett

The slightly less prolific Bomber has had a very productive season, and has good history against the Crows. In his last two, he has pumped out a 135 and a 120, and has one score under 107 in the last six weeks. We all know he’s got a major ceiling too, he can go big when he wants to.

Jack Steele

This man is on a tear at the moment. Steele is averaging 141.2 over his last five games, and the last time out against the Lions he scored 167. He’s a major ball winner, from his days of tagging he’s developed a strong tackling game, and he’s got the tank to run out games. He hasn’t dipped below 90 this season, and only three scores sub-100.

Jarryd Lyons

Another model of absolute consistency, Lyons has been dominant this season. His history against St Kilda isn’t the best, but to be fair on him he wasn’t a dominant SuperCoach option two years ago. Just one score under 100 this season, with that 82 in round 11 the only score under 119 since round six.


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Joe_T

Hawkins or Dale as my F6?

Damo

I’d personally go Dale but not much will separate them.

dontblushbaby

I can add Marshall to that list , can’t decide who is going to give the best output, I was deadset on Marshall early in the week, dunno ???

Red

Wait a week and pick up Tommy Mac.

cotch

I need some advice
2 trades left and I have to replace my R2 (CCJ) also have Heppell at M8 and with a busted thumb he might miss 3 or more.
I will have to play either Highmore or Bianco to cover Heppell (via moving Laird dpp) which one is most likely to score well?

To replace R2
200k in the bank
A. CCJ for Marshall
B. Poulter to marshall and keep CCJ
C. Poulter to Sharp (GC) & CCJ to Grundy
D.Heppell to Wood & Poulter to Grundy

I’m leaning towards option C

Damo

Agreed. Go for option C.

cotch

OR
I could go Poulter to Ceglar I have Reeves R3 so if Ceglar gets injured I will have cover
and also Heppell to Danger
or
Poulter to Marshall and Heppell to danger

is CCJ likely to get a game when Nank comes back?

Keenbutclueless

Interesting to me that I have some opponents this week projected at more than 2500 (one more than 2600). Two of them have 2 rookies onfield and two have one rookie onfield.

Has made me consider whether a sub premo team with no rookies is better than full premo but a couple of rookies.

Last week I also got flogged by similar teams. Even by a team with CCJ.

Starting to think that some of these sub premos may not be worth it. I think Laird and Highmore might be a better combination than May and Houston. Or at least equal.

I was pretty happy to buy cheap and get the rookies off the field. Maybe but actually wasn’t the best strategy.

I know premos can have off days, but I think if you have sub-premos, you are actually lucky if at least 2 of them don’t have an off day.

I started Houston and Heeney, so I have been having to accept their crapness. I also started Lloyd and Daniel over Laird and Mills because of my unfulfilled belief that defenders would be the new monster scorers. So starting lineup again.

My buys this year have been

May
ROB
Martin
Hawkins
Taranto
Cerra
Titch

Injury traded
Dunkley – Nank – Gawn
Butters – Bolton
Rowell – Brayshaw
Impey – Danger

I used our two bonus trades to unload round 14 bye players and get more onfield. Not necessarily dissatisfied, but just a points grab

Short – Whitfield
Cerra – Simpkin

Lesson learned for me is that you do need more big boys. Not having Steele, Lyons, Parish, Macrae or Miller hurts. The emerging kids I have are ok, but not VC/C material. Probably could run with 1-2, but 3 is too many (4 if you count Wash) It’s left my options too few, and has been costly. Bont last week burned a few, but many avoided it because they had a decent VC.

The week before I had ROB, with a mediocre 90 odd. I was hoping for a big one against DeKoning for Carlton (like Darcy did!). But the point is, that these sort of punts will only come off some of the times.

So, the main thing I would recommend is to not just bargain hunt fallen premos, or more accurately, sub-premos. You do need to pay up for more big scorers, even if you don’t hit full premium.

Bring on 2022!

Derek

Starting the most expensive players didn’t work out to good this year.

Lloyd, Neale, Gawn and Danger have all lost a lot of coin.

Equally, it is almost impossible to know who will be the Miller or Parish each year. I took a punt in Tim Kelly that didn’t work out.

The old ‘will they be in best 8 for their position?’ is a thing, just not the most expensive. Looking down the list is where we should start and look to pick up the more expensive when they are cheaper

Keenbutclueless

I agree Derek. What I didn’t say very well was that maybe instead of targeting cheaper sub premo during the year, better to identify the big scorers you didn’t have, even if it means keeping rookies on the field.

So instead of targeting a Cerra/Taranto/Simpkin type, it might be better to run Lyons or Steele and still have a rookie F6 or D6.

Under priced premos on the forward and defensive lines, but no cribbing in the guts or in the ruck.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

My premium trade ins this season: Bont R6 $590,200 Petracca R7 $598,300 May R8 $408,600 Zorko R10 $511,100 Steele R12 $576,900 Whitfield R13 $503,600 Titch R14 $559,000 Danger R16 $495,300. I am one of those teams with rookies on field, three in fact. Decided a while back, before the bye rounds, that was going to have to be the case due to my low trades situation.

Keenbutclueless

Agree with your approach John. Pay the price for premo mids and shop in the bargain basement for defenders and forwards. If you need rookies on field, then best if they are F6/D6.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, mine are Jordon M8, Robertson F5, Weightman F6. I was happy with that setup, but it looks like Robertson has had a bad one tonight. Madden sitting on the back bench with the E is doing better.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thats always the risk with rooks. Could have a quiet day or tire after a long season. Or could get rested as run out of gas.

Russty_

Also, as the year goes on and you can see clearly who the best rookies are for scoring consistency, you can make a call to keep a couple and get better quality premos instead of fallens or up and comers, you can pick the high scoring reliable ones.

john

Of course I started all 4 of them! Funny thing is it’s the first year for a very longtime I’ve targeted the big boys to start with, usually I grab the second tiers and a smokey or 2, my problem has always been the timing for getting the big boys in, I’m always short of cash or have other problems to deal with, hindsight with Neale and Danger under injury clouds in the preseason should of been my red light but I was so hell bent on getting them in to start with and not having to deal with trying to get them in later even if they dropped 100k or more, Lloyd and Gawn have been 2 less headaches this season so far despite losing cash, so what I’ll take away from this season is if there’s any top tier hindered preseason next season I’ll start without them as Neale and Danger have proved.

TRIGGA HAPPY

My two cents.

Somehow managed to get a to a full team with no rookies on deck, with a few trades up my sleeve? Miracle? Maybe.

I havent had as many injuries as someone like Rusty but had my fare share.

Havent traded a premo if under performimg only if injured.

My plan this year is target premos 2 rounds after they have an off day but this involves often shipping off a rook 1-2 weeks b4 they have maxed out.

All about timing.
Didnt worry about byes 14 was a shocker but as not going for overall didnt matter. 1200 rd 14, 2400 rd 15. 🤣

One thing that has stood out this year is most rooks have provided plenty of moo and coin.

Weakest link is probably Heeney at F6 as a bit inconsistent, was looking to trade to butters on eve of finals but may have to revisit that one. 😪

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You are doing well again this season Trigga, in the top 8 in every league that I am in with you. Well done getting to full premo, it was never going to happen for me, too many injuries in the first eight rounds made sure of that. I didn’t trade out any premiums unless injured or suspended for more than three weeks. Also didn’t worry about the bye rounds, 1,399 R14 and then 2,469 R15. Will be playing finals in my ”Won’t Back Down” league where I am 4th and hope to make it in my ”Jolly Roger” league where I am 8th. Also hanging in there just outside the 8 in ”Up There Cazaly” and ”The Rat Pack”, so not all is lost.

holty01

Good luck all for the round. Already looks like some big scores this round especially all who has Tracca.

Derek

So far so good

Tracca, Gawn, May, Oliver, Ridley, Laird and Merrett (C)

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I have all of them, but didn’t have the VC/C on Merrett.

Russty_

Looks like you’re finishing off the year ok John…good to see mate, my whole deal was a trainwreck this year so onwards and upwards, I still have a chance to win my Draft GF haha

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Hi Russty, good to see the Saints going well again for you. I was a bit worried I might have missed the boat regarding the VC with all my other premiums scoring well, but Steele has come through for me. Still hanging in there Russty, my last two rounds have been very good and this one is turning out alright as well. Not sure if it will be enough to make many finals, but I’ll keep trying even if I don’t. I’m still to make my mind up about next year, still think they need to make some changes.

Russty_

Gotta keep plugging away mate, I’d miss it too much if I just didn’t play. I haven’t had the time or opportunity to watch many games this year or do the kind of research I used to be able to do, because of moving to land ,and Covid etc, a new world!…but I still can’t see myself quitting…haha
Hope you make a final or 2 John, It’s always good to have hope of getting the League win.
I’ll tell ya what though, it doesn’t help to have your Leagues full of really good players haha, I’m stinking it up this year and not even making the top 16 LOL

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JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Being in most of the top leagues does make it hard Russty. I was 9th in ”Up There Cazaly” last week, won my game and was still 9th. As Trigga said, lots of good teams in the top 8, hard to break into.

john

It’s been a long horrible season but this week the planets have lined up somewhat, 2324 with JZ,Hall and Hurn to go, projected for 2656, still looking at losing to a longtime rival by 20 odd pts so I’m hoping Hurn can pull out a 150 and save the day! If I was being picky I buggered up the C with Bont, had it on Grundy pretty much all week and only changed it because rival had his C on him so used Bont as a unique between us, also gave new boy Danger a crack as VC but it wasn’t to be, nice having Highmore, Bramble and Madden on the bench moving fwd as trades remaining can now be counted on 2 fingers!

Brodie

Is Fyfe worth getting out for a better midfielder?
I have enough money for Touk or Lyons. Which would you pick?

Russty_

Maybe keep him if he’s still on the park and knocking out tons, unless you have a ton of trades left?

K.Sinny

Who’s the best rookie to get this week for CCJ? Doesn’t have to be playing but I do need to make as much coin as possible for an upgrade soon.

ja191

Sharp

Rick

Take Waterman 66 or stick with Weightman?

K.Sinny

I’m having the same problem 😂 well 4 times he’s scores above that this year and 3 times below so I think I’m gonna go for it after his great game last week, surely he’s got a but of confidence.

Russty_

I’d go for weightman having another decent score and beating that.

ja191

Can get any forward out of Bolton, Hawkins, dale – thinking Bolton who does everyone think?

Hedski

Tomahawk with Cameron out and cats building for finals

Hedski

Well that was a shit call at half time

Russty_

Haha can’t get em all right mate, I woulda said Dale, Tomahawk a bit up and down this year. Dale slightly more consistent of late.

Hedski

Gonna take Brambles score and bench Taranto I think.
Tempted to bench Heeney and take Treacys 73 but I’ll back him in.
Might go Danger captain.

Derek

I just put Cripps on bench to get Brambles score,

you know what will happen now!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I think that is a safe move Derek, Cripps has been terrible for his owners this season. Glad I’m not one of them.

Derek

Cripps 60 at half time.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Not watching, but I still doubt Cripps will score over 120.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Only two scores over 100 for the season, it was the right move.

Russty_

I thankfully offloaded him early John, he was one of my few sideways trades I was able to do for the year. What a disappointment he’s turned out to be.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

So glad I didn’t start him Russty, you did well getting rid of him early, a lot didn’t.

Russty_

Yeah he was a steady decrease of crap this year, Derek did the right thing this week.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Got 120 sitting on the with the E and cant use it. 🙄

Hedski

Hmmmm, should have benched Hawkins for Treacys score 🤔

Kat

Good move Doubt he would score too much more than 120 if he has a good game

Derek

I think they started tagging Crips and Walsh went crazy

Russty_

When I looked at the fan footy site after the game Cripps had a padlock and a band-aid next to his name…injury and a tag

Julian

Moving CCJ out (last rookie upgrade). Should I be picking up De Goey as my F6 or wait a week on Bolton? Thanks!

Russty_

I think DeGoey and Bolton have both had role changes, Degoey for the better and Bolton for the worse.

Julian

Thanks a ton! Wasn’t too sure about Bolton’s role.

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Russty_

No worries mate, maybe just confirm that though cause I’m too busy these days to do much research like I used to. You can go into the archives in Fan Footy and check where guys were playing on the field and how much gametime etc, what their effieciency was etc. 🙂

TRIGGA HAPPY

Meatball has really impacted bolts mid time.
Now injured again expect that to increase.

De goey last 2 weeks undeundert harvey has gone from 20% in.the guts to over 60% in the guts…

David C

Darcy on debut … wish I put the VC on him.

Russty_

Yeah what a couple of weeks for him ay?…could be one of the new top two big men by next year.

Pman

Have to play one of either Highmore or Madden on ground but can’t decide who? Highmore has scored a 100+ and 90 odd in recent weeks and probably has higher ceiling than Madden who needs a big game to cement his place in the team. Any thoughts on who the best choice is? Also take Brockman’s 60 or back Daniher to beat it? Thanks..

Russty_

Too late now but I woulda said Highmore and I would’ve thought Daniher will beat that, he’s almost there.

Pman

Luckily I backed Highmore in who is proving to be a great find for both for SC and the Saints.

Kat

Becoming very nervous about my choice of Bont as C tomorrow. So many of my other uber players are having good games and getting big scores that the law of averages means it’s becoming more and more likely that Bont will be the one that has a quiet game. I’m in lots of close contests and the C score could be crucial.

Russty_

I reckon you’ll be ok Kat, Bont’s too good to spud up again, he went over 150 the last 2 times they played Swans.
I’m hoping Steele can deliver for me in this game, he’s stalled a bit half way through the 3rd Quarter.

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Kat

Hope you are right Russty. Loving watching the Saints tonight. We may rue that loss to Adelaide and the loss to Swans when Higgins missed those shots at the end of the game. Steele was going gangbusters but only 10 points that quarter Hopefully will pick up again for you.

Russty_

Yeah they’re looking good now with a 4 goal gap, hope they can finish it off!…Jacky boy has improved with that nice goal too, I have Steele, Zork and Marshall this game…and Highmore so pretty happy 🙂

Kat

He’s finishing well now Russty

Russty_

We might even have a bit of finals hope Kat?…go Sainters!…they’ve looked strong after half time.

Kat

Hoping to see them next week so fingers crossed they play well again and make it worth the trip to Melbourne. Think our bad percentage will cost us but who knows what might happen. There is still hope, I just liked us being competitive

Russty_

Dunstan and Marshall back in is a good thing, and Jones did some useful things too, hope the road trip’s worth it for ya 🙂

PeteB

So I had Highmore in my team from Round 1 to Round 13 and then traded him out 🤦‍♂️

Derek

I think we all did

dontblushbaby

I put A.Fyfe on field and benched Cumming who will be LLoyd next week

Russty_

I just had him rotting on the bench while I was replacing at least 1 injury every week, was able to loop him this week so that’s a bonus 🙂

TRIGGA HAPPY

Flicked Laird into defence and traded him to Steele.

Russty_

Nice Power-trade there Trigga, always nice to make a big money move that week and get rewarded for it with a 140+ score

PeteB

VC on Steele. Cmon Jack make my decision easy.

Russty_

145 as of now Pete I’d be taking that mate.

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demonsdelight

Great effort by the saints Russty Amazing what the inclusion of Kent did Hope they make it

Russty_

Thanks mate, haha Kent was there I guess lol, Marshall was good, Jones did some good things, Dunstan is the real plus to get back though and Marshall, Steele is such a gun, we were lucky to snag him. Gives us a bit of hope for finals to beat the Lions at this stage of the year.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Zac Jones and Marshall getting better every game made a huge difference.

Saints a different team with Ryder and Marshall.

Russty_

Dunstan too Bro, he’s been well missed for quite awhile.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Yeah he has been massive, pretty much last roll of the dice for him made every post a winner.

Redemption.

Jordan

Dilemma. Take Highmores score over Shorten or do what I was originally doing by trading out CCJ for Sharp via multi ddp which means I can’t take Highmores score. Still have 7 trades, still need 2 upgrades and sitting comfortably at top of my league so the win isn’t a must. Cheers

K.Sinny

Bont, MacRae, Grundy or Kelly as captain today?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Grundy or Bont.

Kat

Looks like lots of big scores this week. I’m predicted to score around the 2500 mark, which is easily a best for me, but potentially could still lose quite a few head to heads. A lot is riding on Bont as my captain choice.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I was going to put the C on Bont if Steele hadn’t worked out Kat, I would also consider Grundy as a Captain choice.

Derek

I’m estimated at 2613, should win me a few of my must win games

Hedski

Shit lost Greenwood 5 minutes in for my draft team, now looks like Whitfield could be out too (have him in draft and classic)

Derek

Holty had same problem with his draft team in the JR Midseason draft. Scored a donut and I might just scrape a close win. Very very rough

TOPHAWK

So. Whitfield has just PASSED the concussion test. And yet, Whitfield decides to put the cue in the rack. I mean seriously!!! He passed the test! You just play on dont you? He is as weak as p-iss. Bloody soft.

Hedski

Hopefully he plays next week TH.
Nearly time to do possibly my most satisfying trade of the season, CCJ to Grundy.

TOPHAWK

I am sure he will play as he passed the test. I still reckon he should have kept playing. His absence cost GWS the game. CCJ to Grundy is a super tasty trade. You havent considered Sean Darcy?

Hedski

Considered Darcy a couple of weeks ago.
I’ve killed Grundy by halftime apparently…

Derek

Yep. Thought about getting Marshall this week, but I stuck with CCJ to Grundy.

Derek

Wow what a second half from Grundy. Welcome back

holty01

Especially that last quarter, WOW

holty01

Big scores this week community. How we all going? My biggest issue was swapping the vc from Steele to Neale at the last minute and then put the C on Macrae which cost me 30odd points. Can’t really complain about the rest though.

Derek

2524 with Ziebell yet to play.

holty01

Nice

holty01

Possible win in all leagues?

Russty_

Good score this week Derek.

The Ranger

2482 with Ziebell to come.
Bit late to be hitting my straps and I still have two rookies onfield but jeez it feels good to get a decent score for once!

holty01

Awesome work. Any trades left to get to full premium?

The Ranger

6 left Holty but bugger all cash. Might make it to full premo for Rd22!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Well done having six trades left at this stage of the season Ranger.

Daniel

2478 with Ziebell and Hall to come, had Grundy as captain and only 4 scores under 100
(Daniher 57, Dusty 73, Heeney 95 and Danger 97)

holty01

Huge score mate. Very similar to my score except you have picked the C far better than me. Well done.

Keenbutclueless

Another shitty Sunday. I suck at this game. No rookies onfield, but won’t crack 2300.

holty01

Wow no rookies and struggling to crack 2300. You must of had some unfortunate happenings this round?

Keenbutclueless

Houston 48,Whitfield 32, Taranto 64, Martin 74, Hawkins 70. I would honestly expect that group of 5 to score between 450-500. They racked up 288 between the 5 of them. 200 points gone just there. I think there is always going to be 1-2, or even 3 that spud it up on any given week. 5 tips it over the edge to a nasty week.

With a Monday game, can’t even rage trade tonight and reverse it during the week!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

2,489 to finish the round, very happy with that. Got my VC right this week with Steele, but after Grundy went close it wouldn’t have made much difference. Should win 6/10 league games and it looks like I might end up in the eight at the end of this round in ”Up There Cazaly” and ”The Rat Pack”.

holty01

2 good leagues there John

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sure are Holty, very hard to get into the eight, let alone stay there, making a bit of a late run since the bye rounds.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Curently on 2272 with ziebell to play 2mrw night.

Kat

2438 for me with no one in tomorrow’s game. Bit of an underwhelming Sunday with Bont as C not failing but not going big either and Whitfield, Taranto and Greene all having low scores. Hoping to win a few leagues but well done to those who are going to score super well this week

Hedski

2314 Ziebell to go Holty.
Danger captain and Whitfield hurt, saved a few points taking Bramble and benching Taranto🍻

TOPHAWK

Me too. Just Ziebell to come. Not sure what Perth looks like tomorrow. A massive cold front is sitting off the WA coast. Tomorrow will be interesting.

TOPHAWK

2382 with Ziebell to come. Wont beat you Holt. You are too tough like Derek the Bundeena bunnies! Great seasons by you both. I will hang in there and maybe pull one last trick out of my hat in 2021.

Derek

Holty is having a great year. Thought I was doing good this week, I look over and seems like Holty will beat me again

Joe_T

2334 with Hall and Ziebell left, pretty happy as I nailed Steele VC and got Highmore + Bramble. Downside was low scores from Lyons and Whitfield.

Derek

Keep those behinds coming West Coast.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Is it just me or is it a tad weird having a game late on a Monday night? 🤔

dontblushbaby

Yep, prefer Thursday with 4.40pm Sunday game so SC opens up that night , then we can have a quick analyse ect ,just my take

Russty_

It’s more than a bit weird, it’s like uuuurgh just get it over with already lol, especially after that game, the Eagles are really unravelling this season, think Simmo’s days are numbered.

Jon

Read somewhere that Simmo had his contract extended and is there for another three years. Don’t think even the weagles can afford to pay that out

Russty_

Oh, my bad Jon…guess they’re stuck with him then, hopefully he can steer them out of this latest low.

Jon

They’re not looking good are they, but surely they can’t be that bad?? Guessing they may be reviewing that decision to extend right about now but hope they stick fast. Think coaches get moved on before others should be

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just had a look to see how I was going and am going to loose a few games by only a few points that I thought I would win. It might not be a bad thing if I make this my last season, I thought I might miss it, but on nights like this, probably not.

Russty_

It’s a bit disappointing when that happens mate, especially when we’ve had to wait this bloody long for the week to end, highlight of my week is a win in my main draft league and a big score in afl fantasy.
Good score for you this week John, hope you don’t quit next year, well done this week to Scotty Trigga almost 2700, and Holty 2668…huuuge fellas.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m a bit old school in that I really dislike Thursday night and Monday night football. Friday night to Sunday afternoon would be good enough.

Russty_

Same here mate…but I think it’s just the Covid scheduling stuffing things up at the moment.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes that is true, I guess I should just be happy they are playing.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks Rust. All clicked this weekend..

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I probably shouldn’t have posted that straight after looking at the scores, but when your opponents last two unique players score 129 &124 and you have no one playing in the last game and you end up losing by 3 pts, it’s pretty frustrating.

Russty_

Yeah that sure is a swift kick in the goolies, never under-estimate the possibility of getting your ass kicked in this game hahha, I’m well used to it this season.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

If it had been in a league where I am near the bottom, I wouldn’t have worried about it, but it was in the ”Jolly Roger” league, where I was in with a chance for finals 8th v 7th. Win I would be 6th, I lost so went down to 10th spot and am now a game out, so I don’t think I will be getting back in.

Derek

How many weeks to go to finals?

Russty_

19 rounds normally, is the regular season.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Two more rounds, so I would need to win both and hope one of 6th, 7th, 8th, lose one of their games and I get in on%.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

lose not loose.

holty01

Well the bad C choice has cost me a 2700 round. And ultimately lost me a league match. Nice work to ‘On the right trac’ with 2685. That C selection of Steele was too good for me.

Russty_

Not really much in it The Holt…well done to the both of your high scoring asses!

Derek

And he had Brambles on the bench

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You weren’t far behind Derek, well done on your score as well.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Looking through the leagues I’m in there are some huge scores, most over 2,500 but anyone scoring over 2,650 will be moving up the rankings big time. Well done Holty and Trigga.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks John all clicked on the weekend.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sure did and you are now in the top 5k Trigga, well done on getting there, that is some achievement for someone who plays for leagues and not overall.

TRIGGA HAPPY

One each Holt..reckon u beat me by about that much last weekend. 😉

holty01

Nice mate. Didn’t realise you are ‘on the right trac’.

TRIGGA HAPPY

You know me I’m not one to gloat but I may just take a moment to mention I finished top 500 for the round – scored 2685 (just missed the everest of 2700) which is the first time for a long time that has happened.
Every player (except Tarranto) clicked this week and punched out LARGE scores.
Definately on the right TRAC but we all know things can change quickly and you are only as good as your last game.
Brief pause to reflect……

Then back to it. 👍

Kat

Well done Trigga, that’s an awesome score. It’s nice when everything falls into place so enjoy cause yep we all know that things can turn around, an injury affected score to a gun a bad C choice and your round can turn bad very quickly. Hopefully you can back it up

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks Kat and so true.
You need everything to go right to post a big one and if u r lucky may get one a season.

Back to reality after that 🙉

derek

its a good feeling.

What is your personal best?

I managed to PB this week, beat my Round 19 2015 score by 3pts.

Shake n bake

I got the highest score of the rd one year. And won $3000 l don’t know the exact score but that’s when nearly a whole page in the herald put your team in the paper. I’ve still got it I’ll find it and post the team and score it was the second highest for that year. Wish l could put a photo on here.

derek

that is very cool

My best claim to fame was: Overall #1 in NSW in 2015.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Way kewl shake.

TRIGGA HAPPY

2695

So close to the white whale

demonsdelight

having a great year mate congrats NDD

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks mate, yeah built up the team nicely this year.

demonsdelight

Trig you must have a high opinion of Trac is he that good ? He seems to be a lot more consistent now and plays well in both positions. Some of the things he did against port were first class NDD

TRIGGA HAPPY

You tell me NDD. 😉
Much more consistent and team player these days.

Way i see him is 100-110 player but when he kicks a couple of snags puts him into uber premo 120-130.
Then he can tear the game a new one like he did in the weekend.

PeteB

Trading out Thilthorpe this week and have just enough cash to get Goldstein. The question is if it is worth taking a punt on Marshall and keeping the cash to put towards a future upgrade ? Actually any ruckman between Marshall’s price of $438k and Goldstein’s of $564k is an option.

PeteB

Scrap that. My maths is not good. I’m $9k short 🤦‍♂️

derek

i thought long and hard about getting Marshall last week instead of Grundy. The extra $170k cash would be very useful.

I was thinking Marshall could swing to forward line and bring Grundy in a few weeks.

In the end, the injury risk that Marshall is and my very few trades left, meant i went with Grundy.

I forgot Goldy was still relevant, until i got beat by 8pts in a critical Draft game last week when my opponent had Goldy in last game and he was 32 at half time and managed to score 125

Marshall if you have a ‘spare’ trade incase of injury

PeteB

Turned out I’m $9k short of Goldy. Below him I’m not convinced other choices will produce more than Marshall for the remainder of the season. Saving cash on Marshall could end up saving me a trade or allow me to upgrade further on other lines.

demonsdelight

Shake I seen Ginnevan play on the w/e and he looks good/ Any chance of a call up? NDD

demonsdelight

I see he made the bench They should try as many kids as possible