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Panic Room | Round 20

Published by Fozdaddy on

This panic room is dedicated to my main man Clarko. Not Clarky, whilst I love him dearly, but Clarko. Jeff Kennett has ruined Hawthorn, he will go down in history in a similar vein to Jerry Krause of the Chicago Bulls.

Anyway, is anyone still playing SuperCoach? I ran out of trades and motivation 3 weeks ago.

Newz you can Uze

Plenty of SuperCoach relevancy in the opening match of the weekend. Hunter Clark, Tom Highmore and Rowan Marshall all return for St Kilda, as does Jack Higgins. Oscar Clavarino, Nick Coffield, Paul HUnter and Cooper Sharman have been dropped, while Jack Sinclair is injured. Charlie Curnow will play his first game of AFL in 761 days, while Josh Honey, Harry McKay and Lochie O’Brien will join him. Eddie Betts, Matthew Cottrell, Marc Murphy, Sam Petrevski-Seton and Zac Williams will all miss.

Josh Dunkley has returned from quarantine, while Eason Wood will also make his reappearance for the Bulldogs, with Taylor Duryea, Alex Keath and Ed Richards all out. James Rowe and Nick Murray come in for Billy Frampton and Lachie Sholl.

Eddie Ford, Jack Mahony and Robbie Tarrant all return for North Melbourne’s clash with Geelong, with Ben Cunnington, Shaun Atley, Tarryn Thomas and Cam Zurhaar all out. Shaun Higgins comes back for the Cats, with Lachie Henderson and Gryan Miers out.

Gold Coast will ruin a 2022 rookie, with Joel Jeffrey making his debut. Darcy Macpherson, Jy Farrar and Zac Smith come in as well, with Rory Atkins, Caleb Graham, Oleg Markov and Izak Rankine all out. Melbourne also ruined a 2022 rookie with Jake Bowey debuting, while James Jordon has been rested.

Jeremy Howe will make a return, while Will Hoskin-Elliott, Chris Mayne and Josh Thomas also come in. Nathan Murphy, Scott Pendlebury, Caleb Poulter and Anton Tohill are out for a variety of reasons. Jack Redden and Petruccelle come in for Mark Hutchings and Liam Ryan.

Kyle Langford returns from that hamstring complaint, while Dylan Clarke and Aaron Francis also come in for BRayden Ham, Cale Hooker and David Zaharakis. Callum Mills and Harry Cunningham come back for Sydney, with James Rowbottom and Ben Ronke dropped.

James Cousins will miss with injury, while Brisbane hasn’t made any changes. Damon Greaves, Finn Maginness, COnnor Nash and Jai Newcombe will fight for Cousins’ spot.

Toby Greene will return for the Giants, while James Peatling has been confirmed to debut. Adam Kennedy is injured and will miss, while Port hasn’t made a change.

Richmond has managed its ruckman, with Marlion Pickett out. Callum Coleman-Jones and Dion Prestia are on the extended bench and one should come in. Nat Fyfe, Michael Walters and Alex Pearce will miss through injury, while Brett Bewley, Ethan Hughes, Nathan O’Driscoll, Josh Treacy, Tobe Watson and Joel Western have been brought into the extended squad.

When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven

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

  • 190 – Darcy Parish
  • 188 – Jeremy Howe
  • 178 – Brodie Grundy
  • 175 – Dayne Zorko
  • 174 – Sean Darcy

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

  • -65 – Connor West
  • -61 – Sam Durham
  • -44 – Matt Parker
  • -36 – Max Lynch
  • -30 – Trey Ruscoe

Oh Captain my Captain

Jack Steele and Sam Walsh are the two obvious vice-captaincy options for tonight’s game. Neither have long records of dominance against each other, but both are in exquisite form this season.

Jack Macrae has a good run against Adelaide, and just in life too. Why go against him? 118, 119 and 177 his last three against the Crows. Marcus Bontempelli also very elite, his last three are 199, 140 and 120 against the Crows. If you have both, go Bont, but pick either.

Jack Ziebell is set to take 30 kick-ins against Tasmania against Geelong. He scored 148 last time these two teams met. Tom Hawkins might kick 10 goals though, so he’s also a good option. He has three tons in his last four games against North Melbourne.


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The Ranger

Keep up the good work Foz, some of us still playing!
4 trades and 128K in the bank. Still two off full(ish) premo.
Sharp, Bianco, Henry and Brockman the only rooks still playing and making money.
I should just hold eh? Durham is tempting me just to get a bit more in the kitty.

Hedski

Playing you in The Rat Pack Ranger good luck!
I’d get creative with not much cash gen or playing rookies, you’ve got 4 trades, Grundy to Marshall and Briggs to a Fiorini/Schoenberg type, gets Henry/Brockman off field but keep as back up, 2 trades for injury is 2 more than a lot of people.
Still tossing my last trade for Dusty between Marshall and McCluggage, your thoughts?

Hedski

Hmm Paddy Ryder late out makes Marshall more attractive

Lekdog

Marshall very attractive

The Ranger

Marshall def the way to go there Hedski.

The Ranger

Normally when I “get creative” something bad happens…

Hedski

Yeah that’s “ART” for ya

The Ranger

Sod it.
Grundy – Marshall.
Briggs – Heeney.
Bang !! Bang!!
Good luck to all.

Hedski

Balls of steel Ranger, love it

Derek

Crazy stuff

The Ranger

Channeling my inner Pyanamese Derek!

holty01

Good luck everyone. Hopefully you all have some finals this week

Hedski

don’t play you this week Holty….lucky me

Shake n bake

I’m sure we play each other Holty. Good luck for the rd. And good luck to the other team may the Sc gods be with you!!

Derek

Thanks Shake.

Managed to make 6 finals this year, all Sudden death

dontblushbaby

Yes mate, you too, hope we all nail our Captains

Hedski

Cheers Foz, good luck this week everyone

dontblushbaby

I have a feeling Curnow might tag Steele ?

Lekdog

We’ve been playing him up forward but anything is possible

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

About to do my last trade, Dusty to Marshall, $99,700 left in the bank, what a waste.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Or should I get Hall and use some of that cash.

UnderWaterHaze

Get Hall

Hedski

Can’t spend more on a mid like Lyons?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I was going to get Rich in and move Laird to the mids, but I was looking at a donut in the fwd line, so had to get a fwd player.

Russty_

Hi John,…hope you got Marshall?, just a lazy 150 odd 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes I did, even though leaving $99,700 on the table hurt, the 158 pts made up for it.

UnderWaterHaze

Marshall, Sidey or Smith this week?

Dunks next week for full premo into 2nd well of finals!

Hedski

Faaaark it I’ve gone Marshall and chucked the VC on him….all in.
Enjoy the beers and footy this first week of finals fellas.

Hedski

Smart move would have been to leave the VC on Steele…
Never claimed to be smart.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Thought I would double down on my VC/C mistake last week, so took the VC off Steele and put it on Bont. Only in one final, so doesn’t matter as much as last week.

Kat

Good move so far Hedski

Russty_

Nice move mate, I whacked it on Steele so A.Fyfe is EL Capitano this week.

Hedski

Before I forget, good luck Russsty in Jungle Land, Derek will be hard to beat next week.

Russty_

Cheers mate, you couldn’t want a better start than having the VC on Steele.
I had some serious under-performers last week so fingers crossed this week, good luck to you too bud, whichever way it goes, it’s been fun.

Derek

Teams look pretty even. I’ll be watching from the grandstands with interest.

Will be interesting how you swing the VC loophole

Peter

Tonights game has shown me 3 things.
1. Hitouts to advantage are the most over rated stat in the supercoach rule book and should only be worth 0.25 points each at the most. Marshall 110 points at 3qrtr time and virtually no impact on the game at all except for a lucky goal.
2. Brett Ratten still loves Carlton
3.Champion data loves Max King, compare his stats and score to Mckay and you’d think that different scoring parameters apply to specific players

Derek

People who got Marshall this week love hit outs to advantage.

Marshall wouldn’t have ever had an easier game.

I had the cash, but didn’t want to use the trade, will hurt as 3/5 opponents have Marshall

The Ranger

Steele with the vc – tick
Marshall – tick
Walsh – tick

…cracks beer…

holty01

Hi Ranger. Am I against U in the JR Mega League?

The Ranger

Nah, I’m down the bottom against Southern Tigers.
I think that’s Trigga you’re playing.

Derek

70 – 11 hit outs !!

Derek

JR SURVIVOR GROUP

two more teams found the going a bit tough in the HR Survivors Champions Group last round.

Slam Dunkley & Jagerbombs run has come to an end and we’re unfortunately eliminated last week

this leave just 12 teams in the running to be the ultimate Survivor.

there will be TWO more teams eliminated this week,

but definitely not Chartombem who scored a trouser stretching 2568 last week and will have the immunity necklace for this week.

good luck the the final 12

holty01

Awesome work again mate.

Corey

Yeah I decided to throw last week and just trade Dusty to Dunkley and keep Marshall and Mills sticking to the plan for league finals was hoping I might pull off a miracle with only 20 players but Zerrett as captain killed me

Lekdog

Well then…what now?

Corey

Best 18?

holty01

Think the AFL should have a bye next week for those that play this week and play the 3 games next week that were cancelled. Would be ideal for SC as it wouldn’t affect it.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Possible 5 game super Sunday set for tomorrow after Queensland games cancelled this weekend.
Melb-GC, Ess-Syd, Port-GWS games are being moved.
MCG, Marvel, Mars are all available.
No games were scheduled for Queensland next week.
Ess-WB Friday night next week being moved to Sat.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Melbourne-GC game cancelled, Dees flying straight to Perth – what a c0(k up.

Derek

I think all 3 QLD games are off

Greendale

Forgot to take the C off Macrae after having the VC on Walsh. Really hoping this doesn’t cost me a final

Russty_

Only ten points in it mate but yeah, every point counts at Finals time…good luck.

BJSO

Where do you see SuperCoach mid game progress scores?

AuroraBorealis

Fanfooty mate

BJSO

Cheers

holty01

Anyone heard what is happening this round?

AuroraBorealis

According to Circle on FF, matches will be played on Sunday in Vic

holty01

Thanks mate.

Lazza

Watching AFL fixture movements -SuperCoach rules won’t change unless a game is called off. Lockout for today’s affected games (eg Melb v GC) will be moved forward to midnight Monday until game times are locked in…. Al Paton Supercoach

DEESNUTSRBIG

Sunday August 1
Gold Coast v Melbourne (Marvel) 12.10pm, Fox
Hawthorn v Brisbane (UTAS Stadium) 2.10pm, Fox
Essendon v Sydney (MCG) 3.10pm, 7mate
Fremantle v Richmond (Optus Stadium) 5.10pm, Fox
GWS Giants v Port Adelaide (Marvel) 6.10pm, Fox

Hedski

Dunno if I should stick a second E on Bianco in the mids now just in case other players are out and it’s best 18.
The way my teams set up makes it hard to second guess what’s gonna happen this week.

AuroraBorealis

Rd should run as normal Hedski

Hedski

OK thanks AB, been out of the loop

ST1974

I put the VC on Macrae. Do I take his score or do I roll the dice with Oliver, Gawn or Merrett. One of my opponents put the VC on Steele ( I don’t have him) while another has put the C on Parish.
Any thoughts or advice much appreciated.

Kat

131 is pretty good and I personally would take it but depends on how you are looking in your matches and if need to taker a chance to win. However a warning, I never seem to make the right call with my VC/C choices

holty01

Gee community, what is everyone doing tonight with no footy on? And how we all going this round? Danger has been the only one that has let me down but can’t really complain with a 88.
Trigga and I have a massive battle brewing right now. I’m 1426/10/Steele
Trigga 1280/9/Steele.

Derek

Danger finished strong to get his 88.

Same as Cripps on Friday. I have Cripps in bench and has just done enough to take his score instead of fielding Brambles.

my only decision this week is around F6. I have Macrae jnr on bench, I can take his score or play Madden or Fullerton?

I missed opportunity to trade Brambles to Marshall or Sidebottom (macrae was my swinger and now he has played)

only 1 trade left so was hoping A better score from Macrae.

or I have cash to go Madden to Heeney?

take Macrae’s 60, play either Madden or Fullerton or use last trade and get Heeney

i am in 6 finals, but all sudden death!

holty01

That’s a tough one. I personally wouldn’t ever go Heeney again but he was very impressive last week. If you can wait for next week, I would.
Also, seems SC scoring has changed a bit now with the rule changes. I thought Cripps’ game deserved more points and think he would have gotten more points any other year. Thought his impact on the game was far more then others. But hey, what would I know.

Derek

The Chad would have been the perfect POD.

I held my trade and it’s going to be very close in all my matches

Comes down to Zorko. All my opponents have him and I have gulp, Daniher.

demonsdelight

Harmesy you have a lot to live up to wearing the number 4 Vale John Lord one of our greats in that premiership era of the 50’s and early 60’s. NDD

Russty_

Watch out Neil Gold Coast could come back and win this in the last 😉 Clarrie’s going ok, can you give Salem a call and tell him to wake up.

demonsdelight

Doubt that mate It’s not the saints playing.Gator’s polishing his gumboots up ready for a call up maybe Kent’s spot.

Russty_

We’ll be right mate, just need to delist about 20 players.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Having the C on Clarry has made up for my decision to move the VC from Steele to Bont, should end up with around the same score as if I kept the VC on Steele.

Russty_

Worked out ok for you John, especially if you only win your final by a couple of points 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

It would be nice if I could Russty, but at the moment my opponent has me covered, just glad I have the double chance, being a 4th v 1st game.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m looking at getting my best score of the season, 2,500+ and looking at a 50+ loss.

holty01

Ummm, am I reading it correctly that Rich has 16 possies at quarter time?

Russty_

Jeez Holt…I just noticed your prediction is now over 2800…that’s epic mate !
On the right Trac also over 2700…huge

holty01

Won’t be getting there if Zorko and Neale don’t lift their games.

Russty_

Yeah bit of a shock they’re both still in the 30’s..Neale must have a sore scone too, good luck posting a big one this week.

holty01

Ridley??? Where are you?

The Ranger

Jeez there’s gonna be some big scores this week!
Bowes and Sharp might cost me a final despite being on track for above 2600.

derek

its all unravelling for the Bunnies today.

Daniher, Ridley, Bolton & Greene were never A graders, but i was hoping better than D grade efforts today.

3/6 of my opponents have A Brayshaw as a POD, that will hurt my chances to get past the first week of finals.

Only chance now is if Whitfield has a quite day…

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Not looking good for you Derek with Whitfield on 43 just after quarter time.

Derek

Bradshaw heading for 200

And this week I’m against him in 3 matches

holty01

Tell me about it. Was looking at winning all 9 of my finals to give me the bye next week but Bradshaw’s score may change a fair bit.

Russty_

Surely you won em all with that score Holty?

holty01

In the end I did. I’m amazed I scored so well when I had Ridley, Neale, and to a lesser extent Danger and Zorko.

Russty_

Great score mate , I mean really great, yeah Ridley was extremely disappointing, you should rank up a fair bit with that huge score…well done.

Derek

Brayshaw was too good and Toby was too bad

Lost 4 (by 20-45pts) and won 2

TRIGGA HAPPY

Amazing day for the Aussies at the olympics. Theres gold in them there hills called Mount Fuji. And 5 games of footy on a Sunday, nothing on Sat night!
Different world. 😱
Massive scores out there with Brayshaw lookin at the double. 😲

Russty_

That BMX dude really smashed it with some great tricks.

TRIGGA HAPPY

I was in awe at what u can now do on a bmx. 🙉

Russty_

And what can happen to your balls if you miss the pedals lol

The Ranger

Gonna go down to the wire in my only top eight final.
I’m 80pts up with just Boak to come and my opponent has Jelly and Bad Toby.
C’mon Travis!

Hedski

I reckon you’ve got me covered Ranger…big balls big win!!

The Ranger

Thanks for the advice mate!

Hedski

Holty going ballistic just quietly

TRIGGA HAPPY

Well and truly kicked my A$$!
Awesome score Holt.
2800 👏

holty01

Come on Haynes, please scale up by 1 point. 🤞

The Ranger

Haha! Massive score mate, well done.

holty01

Thanks mate. Would of been nice to reach that magic number however. Only done it once before. Certainly not complaining though. How did you go and what’s your team name?

The Ranger

2637 for me despite a 27 and a 42. I see the top score was 2916! Bonkers round.

The Ranger

And it’s Coolburg Rangers.

Kat

2568 for me, so fairly happy with my score but only won me 5/10 of my finals, some close but beaten by a couple of big scores in a few. Bolton, Taranto, and choosing to keep trades for injury and so keeping Madden cost me a few games

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

2,553 for Black Flag, lost my only final by 73, but had the double chance 4th v 1st. Moved up 357 places to 11,803 ranking, but my hope of finishing in the top 10,000 seems gone.

Russty_

Nice scores last week you two…I actually won both of the two leagues game I’m still in, in the bottom 8 lol, better than nothing I guess, and I’m in the Jungle Land draft final this week against Derek.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Well done Russty, I’m afraid that I will be going out next week and not with a bang, Langford being injured means I’m looking at a donut in the fwd line after using my final trade last round.

Russty_

Yeah mate it’s disappointing to be out of trades before finals even start, like I was and you are now. Reckon SC could’ve thrown us a few more trades with all the carnage this season, it’ easy to lose interest when you’re behind the 8-Ball from the get go.
I think I’ve had at least 3 rookies onfield the last 3 weeks lol, I have Poulter to swing with Brockman

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes I pretty much lost interest 4-5 weeks ago, if they don’t want to give us some injury trades they could look at 4-6 trades that only kick in come the finals rounds, then people who have just about given up, would get a new lease of life.

Keenbutclueless

Similar. Taranto Bolton and Houston scoring only 150 odd between them was costly. Could have had 2700 if they performed. Was surprised that 2540 saw me lose 100 positions when I was ranked around 8.3k.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Well done on the score Keen, I thought a score around the 2,550 mark was alright, but there were some huge scores out there.

Shake n bake

Feel a bit ripped off, only made 1 trade this week sideways traded Taranto to Bont oh well. Was going to trade Daniher but supposed to be playing at the Gabba in 27 deg l thought I’d stick with him 1 more week against Hawks. Then what do you know it plays in tassie 11deg and gets 40. Just wish games were cancelled earlier 🤬

Russty_

Bad luck there Shake, Easy to get caught out with stuff like that in a Covid world unless you can manage to attend to it all full time, which isn’t the case with most people because they have to earn a crust and have families etc…life gets in the way.

Lazza

Reeves .. so much value in the lad .. I’m sure it’s going to bite me before the finals are done… another week without Grundy pays off..
Pretty happy advancing to the prelim in my money league .. and a 1 point win in the Jock Straps elimination final.. and got through another week in Derek’s Survivor League too — woohoo .. nowhere near Holty though .. a ‘Brayshaw’ away..,

Russty_

One point win is a nice get out of jail free card Laz…woohoo, good luck with the rest of Survivor, it’d be nice to see a one two finish with you and the Holternator.

Russty_

Good luck in our Jocks Jungle land Draft final this week Derek, had to make a few changes last few weeks and this week with Thomas, Heppell and Cunnington out,….hope it’s a close one at least, if my VC doesn’t perform I’ll be whacking the C on Oliver, best of luck mate.

demonsdelight

can you keep us also rans up to date Russty if it’s no trouble. Love to see the outcome and progressive tallys Good luck to both of you

Russty_

No worries bud will do.

Hedski

Good win on the weekend Russty, first time I haven’t made the Granny, hope you and Derek have a cracking contest.

Russty_

Thanks mate and sorry about that, Clarry really came through for me after you started off with Steele’s big score. It’s good to still have a bit of hope for something this SC year haha

Derek

Good Luck Russty

Bunnies have a few tough decisions to make, there might be a few hard luck stories at the selection table this week.

Nank or English to ruck?

Will I risk playing Buddy? And will Coniglio be fit to play?

Howe made a good return from injury last week and should join Rich, Houston and Hurn in a pretty set backline. Only room for one of either Lukiousous or Harmes, decision won’t be made until just before the kick offs.

VC and C will be a tough choice. I have Danger, Neale, Macrae, Merrett or even Winnes as good options

Should be a cracker

Russty_

Yeah Buddy’s a tough call, could make or break your week, Draft matches are a bit like that…just who performs on the day and who craps the bed determines the result.
However it turns out, it’s been a fun year Derek….AFL site says Gongigliogs will miss with his toe thing, I started with him and Howe in my first round squads. Conigs is not what he used to be, I was happy to see the back of him., also Houston’s 4 out of 5 last games have been garbagio!