PODCAST | Round 1 Is Upon Us, Let The Panic Ensue

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Damo and Patch take a look towards round 1 talking about the AAMI Series, the rookie situation and talk about some potential plans to combat the drawn out round 1 fixture and resulting annoying team announcements that will go with it.

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holty01

Excited to hear this. Hopefully listening to this will help complete my team

Derek

Interesting thoughts on Berry.

Will he get midfield time with all that talent at Lions?

If he doesn’t, he is a very expensive rookie

Tracey3Tits

I agree Derek and he’s not a 90+ player when at his best with maximum opportunities so why bother?

Rick Grimes

Except we’ve been told that some of the big guns aren’t going to play pure mid. So either that’s a red herring, or Berry is getting a bigger slice of the mid pie. So we have to base our decision on current performance, not historical data.

Rick Grimes

Moreover, a lot of people a pumping Chapman at a similar price. He’s got a career average of 56.

The Fyfedom

Chapman is amazing to watch and will be a gun one day.
However as you said I want some proof before I pick him at that price. He’s very versatile and could be made to lock down if the Dockers get injuries. I’m trying to keep all my risk in the FWD line and keep the rest pretty vanilla

The Ranger

Still really unsure of my starting team.
Got a Grawndy version with five premo mid keepers (Neale at M5) but this version only goes three deep + Answerth in def and three deep + Cogs in the fwd line.
Also got a mid priced version with Rowell and English that allows me to go deeper in fwd and def.
Hoping the POD will help but I think I’m gonna be leaving it right up until the last minute.

Russty_

I know what you mean Dex, can’t really plan a side without knowing the rookies who are locked. Holty’s philosophy is ringing in my ears, ‘limit the risk’.
Reckon I’ll be starting from scratch on selection night.

Kevan

Just an observation Ranger, you are saying you have 3-5-2-3, 13 premos which include Grundy and Gawn? PLUS Cogs and Answerth. So you have no rookies over 123k?

The Ranger

I shouldn’t have used the word premo Kevan, it’s too subjective. I should have just said keeper. And you’re right, that version gave me very little wriggle room with rookies.
Version 341B
Crisp Short Whitfield Answerth Gibcus Sinn De Koning Boyd
Macrae Miller Oliver Neale Rowell Daicos Ward Stephens MacDonald Soligo O’Driscoll
Grawndy + J.Hayes
Martin Degoey Heeney Cogs Rachelle McCartin Martin Parker
114K in the kitty and still plenty of time to get that 341 number up to somewhere in the low 400’s.

Kevan

I’ve got a very similar set-up with 13 keepers and a very light on fwd line. 95k in the kitty for rookie adjustments. Good luck for the season.

derek

Bumping this to the top…..

JR SURVIVOR is BACK

Back by popular demand is the JR SURVIVOR GROUPS

Everyone who has been involved over the last three years should know it works.

We start the season with a number of groups, with about 24 players in each group. Last year there was 9 groups, but this will all depend on how many want to play.

Each week TWO teams from each group will be eliminated.

The two teams eliminated will be the two lowest scores in each group for that round only.

In case of a tie (yes, this has happened a few times) the team with the worst overall rank will be the one eliminated.
However, the team with the HIGHEST score in each group for the round, will be rewarded with Immunity from elimination the following week (When the numbers get small, this is massive). When immunity is used, the next lowest team will be the one eliminated.

There won’t be any eliminations in Week 1.

Every week from Round 2 onward, there will be TWO teams from each group eliminated until there are only 4 teams left in each group.

We won’t play during the byes.

After the byes, the remaining teams will MERGE into the CHAMPIONS of CHAMPIONS GROUP (this is where it gets tough).
Depending on how many teams we have in the Champions Group, we will then have another TWO teams eliminated each week until the remaining teams go head to head in the Final Round of the year.
The winner will be crowned Survivor Champion of Champions.

Here are the GROUP CODES (Remember this is a GROUP, not a League, so you should have plenty of groups left to join) – only join ONE.

Div 1 Full
Div 2 678200
Div 3 Full (can 4 people move to one of the other groups)
Div 4 FULL
Div 5 FULL
Div 6 Full
Div 7 530290
Div 8 523610

Feel free to join any division. But only join ONE (last year we had some coaches join every division, if that happens i will just delete you from all the groups)
If you join and there are already 24 teams entered, just move onto the next division (last year we had 40 in one group)
I will be adding new divisions as they fill up.

thanks fellas

Lazza

Hi Derek, I’ve moved from Div 3 to Div 8.. all the others have more than 24 already Lazza (Raw Tigers)

Derek

Thanks Lazza

Pretty Average

Lucky enough to go all the way last year and looking forward to this. I never thanked you for all the hard work you put in Derek to run this for us. Thanks mate

TommyC99

For my D1 and M5
Lloyd and Berry
Or
Ridley and Rowell

Lekdog

Ridley Rowell

Tracey3Tits

Is Neale a keeper if his output only matches last year?
He’s not a great forward and the talk from Brisbane is that he will be spending more time in that part of the ground to ‘share the load’ in the middle. Bailey will get a lot more mid time, Rayner might get some as well then they also have their last years fleet plus Berry.
I have him but I am starting to think I should swap him for dunkley

Russty_

Not if he only averages 100 but I think that was affected by his injured body, can’t see him not being mostly an inside mid if he’s fit for it. Even if you do take Dunkley over Neale you’d still be moving Dunks fwd and have to get another mid eventually but I guess then you could jump on whoever’s running hot at the time.

Rick Grimes

Berry scored 82 SC points. Not sure you can expect much more for a $260k player. If he averages that you can make an easy step to a fallen premo in 6-8 weeks time. That’s SC gold in my book.

derek

At the end of the 2021 season i posted the following quick 5 min survey to those who were still around. Thought i’d post the responses, just for a laugh…….

Before everyone heads off on the end-of-season trip, bit of a quick 5 minute survey:
What players did you have for the whole year?
Who was your best starting premium?
Who was your worse starting premium?
Who did you trade out that you should have kept?
When did you run out of trades?
Silverware won in 2021 (league/draft victories)?
First chosen premium in 2022?
Early 2022 smokie?
thanks fellas.

derek

Keenbutclueless

Kept 9 all year (ziebell went out rd 23 and Stewart rd 22, so would have been 11.
worst starting premium – not counting injuries- I think Lloyd over Laird and Heeney
traded out Short for Whitfield for the third bye week. Would have scored more keeping Short
I still had one trade left at the end. Saved trades and put up with rubbish. It meant that getting rid of Bolton etc was going to take 2 trades because I held them so long they were sub 400
first premium will be Oliver I think he’s rolled SC Gold
early Smokey- tarryn thomas, Zac Bailey and Isaac cumming

derek

TRIGGA HAPPY

Sure I’ll play along
players who lasted the distance – trac, zerrett, macrae, gawn, daniel, ziebell, short, laird, zorko
Best starting premo – Macrae
Worst starting premo – Neale
Trade out – tarranto to whitfield or lloyd in rd 22 but did get me into a couple of GF’s but then lloyd cost me a GF win?
Used last trade on lloyd rd 22
Silverware – 4 GF wins, 4 GF runner ups, Draft runner up
1st premo rd 22 – usual suspects Macrae, steele, Clarry or Trac
2020 Smokie – Hayden Young
Before you all head off for the end of season trip keep an eye out for the 2021 SC HAPPY Ending Final series.

derek

The Ranger

Injuries killed me this year so I only managed to keep 6 for the year, Laird, Macrae, Walsh, Oliver, Gawn, Ziebell
Best premo – Hard to go past a 116av from a defender so Laird
Worst premo – I know he’s battled injury but Neale has had a very ordinary year. Sidebum was a terrible pick too.
No real regrets on trade outs, they were all either injured or topped out rookies. N.Cox maybe. Went too early on him.
I ran out of trades after the prelims.
Zero silverware this year.
First premo will be Macrae again (Neale at $474K will be the second pick!)
Early smokie…Rowell

derek

derek

What players did you have for the whole year? I kept 10 from start to finish. Shows how my season was with Ziebell, Cripps and Daniher being there for the whole year. Laird, Lloyd, Daniel, Oliver, Merrett, Cripps, Grundy, Ziebell, Daniher, Fullarton
Who was your best starting premium? Oliver was my first picked.
Who was your worse starting premium? Cripps. I was sucked in by his price.
Who did you trade out that you should have kept? I probably could have kept Flynn and Highmore a bit longer.
When did you run out of trades? I had one trade left in Round 22. However i only had 2 left after round 17 and relied on some bench cover to limp home.
Silverware won in 2021 (league/draft victories)? manged to defend my title in Jocks Jungleland Draft keeper league.
First chosen premium in 2022? If Dunkley is FWD, Tom Mitchell
Early 2022 smokie? Daicos
Cheapies: Coniglio, Sicily, Caldwell, Whitfield, Preuss, Witts, MCrouch, Rayner, Milera, Treloar

derek

Lekdog
Author

What players did you have for the whole year?
Laird, Short, Stewart
Macrae, Oliver, Merrett, Boak
Gawn, Grundy
Zorko
Who was your best starting premium?
Zorko for his POD status and all the abuse I copped haha
Who was your worse starting premium?
Probably Dusty in the end, pretty crazy to think about
Who did you trade out that you should have kept?
Caleb Daniel
When did you run out of trades?
Round 21
Silverware won in 2021 (league/draft victories)?
Nada, lost in finals in all my drafts and classic…we don’t talk about that
First chosen premium in 2022?
Probably Jack Macrae
Early 2022 smokie?
Zac Bailey

derek

Kat

Kept 9 players all year Lloyd, Daniel, Stewart, Oliver, Merret, Bont, Taranto, Gawn & Grundy, interestingly not one of my forwards made it to the end. Dunkley was my premo pick at the start.
Best starting premium would have to be Oliver
Worst starting premium was Neale although I did trade him out before losing money and my biggest mistake was picking Caldwell over Ziebell. I liked Caldwells DPP status but not having Ziebell all year cost me dearly in points.
No real regrets in trading out any players (maybe Highmore but got a premo so ??) Maybe biggest trade regret was getting RIdley and Martin at their highest prices and not trading Hunter Clark sooner and so losing money in waiting.
Had one trade left for finals and used it in round 21
No Silverware for me but runner up in A Graders and a terrible ranking 11,936. Took some rookie scores and a donut or two during byes to save trades
Jack Steele will be my first premo picked, very consistent and plays for Saints so can enjoy his scores. Also Oliver and Macrae.
Zac Bailey will be my 2022 smokey, was looking at picking him up all year and paid the price for choosing Sidebottom over him as my last upgrade

Kat

Interesting to look back. Still wanted Bailey in my team this year but he’s not there as couldn’t afford him, needed the $$$’s so have Butters instead. WIll be interesting to see if I regret it

Russty_

Just find a way to get him in Kat, but it’ll probably depend on what rookies are starting.

derek

Shake n bake

Laird Short Daniel Ridley Steele Merrett Oliver Nic nat Gawn started
Best premo Nic nat av 116 started over Grundy and played every game!!!! Finished with a 163.
Worst Dusty
Run out of trades last rd
brought in stringer for Ziebell.
Steele Oliver lock.
Smokie Tom Green

The Ranger

I like the Tom Green mention, if Ward goes back and Taranto is covering for Bad Toby then someone has to pick up points in the middle and I’ve read a couple of mentions of how good a pre-season Green has had. I won’t be picking him but he def could break out this year.

derek

holty01

What players did you have for the whole year? Macrae, Gawn, Oliver, Merrett, Stewart, Ziebell, Short, Laird, Zorko and Lloyd.
Who was your best starting premium? Zorko
Who was your worse starting premium? Cripps
Who did you trade out that you should have kept? Jordon, Highmore and Koschitske.

When did you run out of trades? Round 19#
Silverware won in 2021 (league/draft victories)? 4 League wins
First chosen premium in 2022? Macrae
Early 2022 smokie? Stringer.

derek

Russty_

What players did you have for the whole year?
Highmore, Stewart, Ridley, Laird, Oliver, Steele, Ziebell , Martin.
Who was your best starting premium?
Steele, closely followed by Clarry
Who was your worse starting premium?
T.Adams or Cripps.
Who did you trade out that you should have kept?
Grundy
When did you run out of trades?
Round 20
Silverware won in 2021 (league/draft victories)?
ZILCH < best result was coming runner up to you in Jungleland Draft final losing by 8 points.
First chosen premium in 2022?
Oliver and Steele
Early 2022 smokie?
Tarryn Thomas, some FNG lol

derek

Lazza

10 players for whole year were: Laird, Stewart, Daniel, Short, Macrae, Oliver, Bont, Merrett, Gawn and Ziebell.
Worst Starter: Danger/Martin Combo.. traded Danger to Dusty in R2.
Traded out Daniher in R3.
Used my last 2 trades in R22.
First 2022 Premium will be Steele.
Early Smoke: Jordon Butts

Jezza

any spare league can join pls

TGS

anyone welcome in 701208

Tracey3Tits

What happens in supercoach when a team uses a top up player to replace a covid victim? Do we have the option of taking the topup players score for our infected player?

Lekdog

We aren’t sure yet!

sean

nice! SC draft league all welcome 426809

theblacksheep1967

Is there no Rat Pack league this year?

Lazza

Hi BS, there is, I just chkd and it’s full..
Colin ‘The Instigator’ sent the invite out back in January.. 🤷

theblacksheep1967

Oh bugger. Must of missed that one.

dontblushbaby

K.Baldwin from the Bombers to debut , 124k FWD

Maverick

English named the starting ruck.. worth getting excited about? I believe he’s the value has a decent potential does alot around the ground and would allow me to look for my final R2 before swing Timmy to the forward line to finish as a top 6 forward.

It just gives me slight anxiety not starting G&G or Darcy.

Everyone’s thoughts?

Last edited 2 months ago by Maverick
The Ranger

I had English for a while but I’ve gone back to Grawndy.
With Bruce out surely English has to play more time fwd? Not saying he’s not a viable selection but I’ve decided against it.

Maverick

That’s what I am nervous about ranger. The 150k down from Grundy too English really hadn’t strengthened my side hell of a lot either. Not as much as I hoped. I might just run gawndy myself yet.

wmd

10 spots to fill

League code

488702

Stringy

Was locked out of the SC website prior to the game tonight and couldn’t take the C of Gawn and give him the VC.
Think I’ll give up SC after the first game. Murdoch pile of shite anyways.

sean

still spaces. league starting round 3. all welcome SC – The Big League 283284

Bucks

joined