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Cheat Sheet | Round 23

Published by Statty Matty on

Well this “annus horribilis” is nearly over. Last week was very difficult with a huge number of SC relevant players missing through injury, but May, Mills, Brayshaw and Cripps should return this week. But then Jack Ziebell suffers a season ending injury (there’s only 1 game left in his season, so it’s technically true).

I know there’s not a lot of people still playing, and if they are, they don’t have a lot of trades left so I’m not going to drone on. Good luck to anyone vying for the $50k, those people playing in a cash league that will never get close to the 50k, and any of you still going just to get a new highest place. I hope the Fantasy Gods are in your favour.

It’s been a fun year for me playing SC. For me, it’s been a good season from a cash league perspective, but not great from an overall position. I’ve made some dumb trades and I might do a little bit of retrospective analysis once this week’s games are over.

So this is me signing off for the year. Thanks for all the support, and positive comments, Community. And I didn’t mind some of the negative ones either. Thanks to Lek and the boys at JR. You all have no idea how supportive they all are … absolute top shelf human beings.


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Max

one final trade in GF week. Obviously trading out Stewart, do i bring back in Mills or go Crisp?

Lazza

Thanks for the great effort this season Statty.. though it’s wasted on me this week .. rest up, need you back next year raring to go…

Kat

No trades left for me this week but thanks for all the work over the year

holty01

Good luck everyone who is playing in the grand final this week. Last week was not the best time to have my worst score since the byes and lost 5 out of the 9 Prelims I was in. But congratulations to those who beat me and in some cases gave me an absolute touch up (bloody Shake😩).

demonsdelight

Yeah good luck to all Great to see yourself Holty and Shake there in many but what a truly magnificent effort and well deserved by Trigg He is in 5 that I know of . Good luck to you Scott E Not only do you carry my lad’s full name but your team is so appropriately named also Give em hell RIGHT ON TRAC

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks NDD you’re a good man. I made 8 GFs but play holt in 3 so no chance as his pods keep pumping out 150’s. Dont finish around 100 rank unless u know a bit about this game and are a serious contender. Over to you TRAC – hopefully the cat desroyer. 😛

demonsdelight

great effort Last year i was in 9 and between Derek and Shake lost the lot

Shake n bake

One trade left Ziebell to go. Made 4 gf had one bad week aswell that knocked me out of a few. How are you looking?

holty01

I was out of trades a few weeks ago. Was going for overall and trying to sneak into the top 100. Was 130ish last week but now sitting 167. So failed for the overall and potentially failed in leagues as no more trades.🤦

Shake n bake

U had an awesome yr good luck this week. I’m bringing in Greene for Ziebell.

derek

No GF appearances for me this year. Sad i couldn’t defend my titles from last year, but i was coming from just too far back.

Good luck to all those in GF this week.

Special shout out to the 4 teams in the JR SURVIVOR GF and of course good luck to Snake & demonsdelight who are in the GF of the JR Mid-season Draft. (NDD has already made 4 changes to the team that got the win over the bunnies last week)

Russty_

Good luck to you and Shake in the JR Mega-league Grand Final this week Holty…great year mate.

Derek

Snake, not Shake!

Derek

The JR Mid Season Draft final has taken a turn for the worst for Snake.

in an interesting move by both players, the smacked their C choices on the two Big Dogs.

NDD went with the reliable Macrae and Snake went with The Bont.

long way to go, and every player is unique

Donavan (Snake)

A few twists and turns, in this final. NDD owned Friday night, I have had more lucky on Saturday.

Who knows what happens Sunday?

Russty_

Ok, good luck to Holty vs Snake N Bake then 😉

demonsdelight

Can’t get away from shakes or snakes. help

The Ranger

Thanks for all your efforts this season Statty, onya mate!

derek

JR SURVIVOR CHAMPIONS GROUP

The JR Survivor race has rounded the home turn and like the grand national steeple race, there have been many who have fallen or become lame.

As the remaining teams turn for home and the whips start cracking, lets see who has what it takes to finish strongly.

TEAM JP had no worries in the world last week, he had the round off knowing they were safely into the final 4. And clearly they did have the week off, a very lazy score of 1,861 is just rubbing the remaining teams noses in it. He must have given the entire team the week off to rest up for the final, way to over-confident if you ask me (or just lucky to have immunity?)

At the other end of the track, and falling at the last hurdle were;
Peaches (the crowd favourite)
Pretty Average (winner of 4 immunity necklaces during the season) &
BriansBunch (flew under the radar all season)

Bad luck fellas, thanks for playing and see you next year.

THE FINAL FOUR

After starting with 275 teams, we now have the Final 4 Survivors:

Congratulations to the 4 worthy finalists:

CHAMPS
Greatfacthunt
Holt
TEAM JP

It is winner take all this week (remember it isn’t about the lowest scores, its all about the HIGHEST SCORE).

I’ll be keeping an eye on the progress and updating the community on the battle as it unfolds.

Last year’s winner Boris Bumblebees won the title by only 8pts from If it Ain’t Boak, with Banchang Barflys and Shake n Bake only 34 & 60pts away in 3rd and 4th. It was a final battle for the ages. Lets hope for something special this year.

best of luck fellas.

Nifty

Thanks again Derek for organising this.. One to go..

holty01

Awesome work again this season Derek. This is a fantastic thing you are doing. Keeps plenty entertained all season .

TEAMJP

Good evening all! Long time follower / player – first time poster!
I would like to thank Derek for running the survivor comp – it definitely creates a bit more interest. My team did have the week off! Lloyd, Stewart, May all out with no trades and no cover and a host of underperforming “premos” all conspired to my only sub 2k score apart from the dreaded rd14 bye. Good luck to the other 3 teams – although I feel I am now just making up the numbers.
I would also like to say thank you to all the regular contributors who have kept me entertained all season while providing some sound advice and making me question every trade and captain choice. It is great that there is a group of people willing to give their opinion and help others despite the chance they may be critisized.
I hope the SC gods are with you all for the final round and look forward to a new crack in 2022!
PS – Derek – at 52 I was very flattered by the young fella comment!!
PPS – Russty – I hope my grammar and spelling is not too bad??
Cheers
JP

demonsdelight

ballsy effort jp well done son

Derek

Cheers JP.

do you have cover for Stewart this week?

TEAMJP

Nope – thought Stewart was bulletproof! Will have to make it up elsewhere.

Russty_

Giday JP, nice to see you, you spelled criticized wrong but I’ll let it slide this time 😉 p.s, I vc’d Wines tonight …wahoo

TEAMJP

Hi Russty – had to throw one in there for you to find!! I also vc’d Wines – my only real POD in Survivor so had to give it a crack and he delivered… might not be dead yet??

Russty_

Good luck mate, it ain’t over until the last scaling is done.

demonsdelight

unless you are mas cox Russty you spelt Spelled wrong.though coming from the land as you know spelt is wheat. LOL

Russty_

Oh right you are old chum, haha, apparently spelled is more American English and spelt is more British English, maybe I was a Seppo in a past life?…lol

demonsdelight

Tally ho pip pip enjoy your cup o tea old chum as you check out the spelt in your field

Kat

Well done Russty, I flipped and flopped btw Bont and Wines all week as my VC, and true to this season’s form picking VC’s I chose Bont so a big decision now on who my captain will be. There is always an “if only “part to this game. Hope you’re last round is a good one. You are off to a good start

Russty_

Cheers Kat, yeah nice to get a few thing right, it’s to no avail though as I’m probably copping a few donuts as well with several of my rookies being “managed”…my fault for still having rookies onfield I guess.
Best of luck for your GFs this week Kat 🙂

Great fact hunt

Thanks for organising Derek. Been great to keep the interest going
cheers mate

Jon

Thanks for your awesome efforts Derek. Nice to see a consistent and reliable performer. Can always rely on you to see your post through to the end

This is it

Gained the upper hand in cash league gf last night. Could settle for Macrae, but recommendations for either:
mitchell, Oliver or danger?

Russty_

Titch is in some pretty good form, then Danger and Oliver for me, Oliver’s likely to bounce back with a 150 though

This is it

Stuck with Oliver, Rusty you were 100% spot on, lol.

Russty_

Good stuff mate, he’s gotta be a walk up start again next year, so consistent usually.

Hedski

Thanks to the JR team for your tireless work again this season, cheers to you all 🍻.
Good luck in your GF’s everyone, I only made one (work cash league, so happy there).
Ran out of trades weeks ago but can field a full side with Bianco, Bramble and Treacey covering Stewart, Langford and Ziebell.
My opponent seems to be one player short but I’m not sure yet if he is foxing and still has a trade left.
Anyway off to a good start last night with Quadzilla as VC, hopefully it doesn’t all tall apart from here.

Hedski

Fall not tall…lol

Russty_

Great start there mate with Quadzilla, he was going alright in the last and then he got that ripper goal, nice win by Port too, Doggies would be a bit worried lately with the current fading at the pointy end.

demonsdelight

Can’t wish you ood luck tonight Heedski in fact the opposite.but may the best team win as long as they wear red and blue..cheers NDD

demonsdelight

The dees forwards are killing me in the mid season draft. With the Lions winning I reckon they would prefer a beatable Port – Tanking ? nah Gawn has chased a few and stopped Many are completely missing Fritsch Mcdonald Jackson Spargo all very poor Bring on port

demonsdelight

wow did I JUST SEE THAT and it had to be Max Still loosing the draft but hey think I will take it.. Would I prefer port ? Even money now Tasste here we come Go dees NDD

TRIGGA HAPPY

Must have nearly brought a tear to your eye. U can see how much it meant to the players. One team Believe

demonsdelight

It did for me Trac 44pts down and to come back reminded me of Barassi in 1970 Maybe an omen.

Derek

It was one for the ages. As a Hawks fan I love seeing Geelong beaten, and my Grandfather played for Melbourne, I love seeing the Dees do well.

im on the bandwagon

demonsdelight

what was his name derek

Derek

Leo Nolan (jumper number 1)
He only played a handful of senior games in the 1930’s before he got crook. He played in a VFL reserves GF win. He later became the captain/coach of Wangaratta for many years.

demonsdelight

Pretty sure another Nolan ,mick came from there and of course bobby rose. Wonder if he was related to the galloping gasometer?

Derek

My very first game of VFL was watching cousin Mick play the Hawks. Up against Don Scott that day. Hawks won and I’ve followed the Hawks ever since.

my Grandfather had 2 brothers who played for Norf as well.

demonsdelight

wow that’s golden Derek only mentioned it ,on the fly MICK NOLAN was a monster and brilliant

Derek

I’ll be cheering the Fuchsias home this year

Derek

your Forward line was always going to be your problem, but I didn’t think they could be that bad

demonsdelight

i actually knew that a month ago but all the good ones were taken Gator told me you wanted Gawn for Danger and another great fwd. I would have done that .Is it a keeper league? Great concept

David C

Cerra out replaced by Acres, must be concentrating on his move back to vic.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Holt 👏
Shake 👏
Congrats on a gr8 year.
Well done lads too good.🏆

holty01

Cheers Trigg, U2 mate. Had you in 3 of my 4 finals and had Shake in the other. Nice to get 1 back on Shake after last week.

Kat

Well done to you Trigg in A Graders. Too good for me. After Bont let me down there was a very faint hope for Sidebottom and Bianco to score 130 odd combined but no luck. Congratulations and thanks to all those I have played against this year and have been on this site, it’s been great fun. Look forward to catching up in 2022

holty01

Well done Kat for knocking me off in one of our matches last week.

Kat

Thanks Holt but to be honest I think I got you on your one bad week. You have had a great year

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks Kat. When you get to the finals there are only a handful of players who are pods who can either put on a show and win you a final or put in a stinkers and sink your chances. As we know Bont has potential to go HUGE any game but unfortunately it wasn’t his night Friday night.

Lekdog

Absolute jets, as always thanks for being here Trigga!

Shake n bake

Until next yr!! Cheers all. Like Trigg says back to my happy place.

demonsdelight

Congrats to trigg winning Agraders and great effort by kat epic Hope you all come back 2022 cheers coaches NDD

Kat

Close but no cigar for me. Thanks for letting me be part of it and looking forward to next season

Russty_

Very close Kat…only 25 odd points or so, great year this year.

TRIGGA HAPPY

Thanks mate, now time to defend my title in The HAPPY Ending.

Russty_

Yay!…can’t wait mate, much appreciated.
P.S congrats on the GF win!

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Russty_

Bad luck going down in the Midseason draft GF Neil, those Demons slackers really let you down 😉

demonsdelight

Thanks Russty Another lesson learn’t something about heart and head ..We finished 200 apart around 30k but still it was a fun year and the dees are a chance.Next year for us both

holty01

Well my goal just after the byes was trying to make top 100. I would have made it if I played Waterman on field but got scared as Shake was close in one of our league matches so decided to keep CCJs score. Congratulations to all finalists and especially to those who won any of them. Great shoutout to all the tireless work the staff on here put in and to all the regulars that keep coming back posting on this page. You all must be doing something right as I’m very easily bored but I keep coming back every year.

Russty_

Great effort and result this year Brad, and I second the motion to thank you very much to all the staff giving up their time to do it again in very trying times.

Lekdog

Great year Holty!

Keenbutclueless

Congrats to all for a trying but good season. Hope to see everyone back next year. Sad to say that I have put my first side together for 2022, based on Brice Mitchell’s projections. When does the first rate my team thread open?

holty01

Know what you mean. I’ve got a little list of all the mistakes I made this season and vow never to do them again. I’ve also got my starting 10 as well. 😂

Russty_

Well done this year the Holt, I saw you got up in 2 grand finals,any others?…. next year I’m just copying your starting team haha

holty01

4 mate. 3 against Trig and 1 against Shake

Lekdog

Who are your locks!?!

Keenbutclueless

Big 5 in midfield – steele, Miller, Oliver, Zerrett, Walsh (but will look for room for Bont). J Berry will be many people’s M6. Grundy Witts in ruck. W Rioli will be rookie priced at 208k in F5. I like Milera for D5. Looking at emerging Dale and Cumming in defence (not locked) and T Thomas Z Bailey up forward (also not locked).

holty01

No Macrae Keen? He is my #1 but Steele, Miller, Oliver and Walsh will be seriously looked at

Keenbutclueless

Macrae has gone 127 in 2018, 123 in 2018, 121 in 2020. So I was actually surprised he pushed back up to 128 this year. I saw more of 118-120. He’s now played 181 games across 10 seasons. With Bevo having to find space for B Smith, Treloar and Dunkley in the midfield next year, I wouldn’t be surprised if Macrae goes back slightly next year. For me, Steele, Miller, Walsh and Oliver will have clear roles. Throw a blanket over Zerrett, Titch, Macrae and Bont for the 5th spot. I can find small queries in that lot, but the top 4 look bullet proof. You could also consider Neale at 536k as a cheaper M5.

Derek

What price will Matt Rowell be next year? He will bounce back.

Keenbutclueless

He will be 338 according to Brice Mitchell. He would therefore have to average 90 to make 150k. I saw him a few times when he came back, and I didn’t see enough to suggest he can. But you may be right. He’s a possibility at this stage. I will need to look at structure based on rookie availability to line him up against Witts, Rayner and Budarik. I think Berry at 265k is a much better choice than Rowell. It may come down to whether there is room for both

Keenbutclueless

Brice Mitchell just put Shiel’s price at 356k. Might have Shiel ahead of Rowell also

Russty_

Well done to Holty and WTF (David) in JR Mega-League and Jolly Jockers this year, you guys proved to be the best of the best. Holty finished number 1 on the ladder but Dave came from 4th to get the choccies, well done lads.

holty01

In my Lek & Patch’s Rabble league, Kotaredrew took on Shake & Bake in the Grand Finale. Kotaredrew was far to good for me last week with a easy victory but different story in the Grand with Shake taking home the bacon. Great work to the both of you on a great season.

Shake n bake

Didn’t know that was your league thanks for letting me being a part of it. Well l won your league you won mine!!