Panic Room | Round 4

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G’day all, Lekdog here in the drivers seat, this post will be updated as the weekend progresses!

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Thursday

Port Adelaide v Melbourne

Trent Dumont and Toby Bedford will be the subs.

Jake Lever returns for Melbourne so do we see some more freedom for Steven May or Jake Bowey? It doesn’t matter, the ball won’t be down there very much.

For Port, Sam Skinner has been dropped which is worrying given they have no tall defenders left!

With a late change, Miles Bergman enters the Port Adelaide team for Trent McKenzie who snapped his leg off in Round 1.

Friday

Geelong v Brisbane

Joel Selwood and Shaun Higgins will both miss for Geelong and the Cats will see the return of tagger Mark O’Connor who apparently will stop Lachie Neale this week.

Over at the Lions the only Supercoach relevant change will be Oscar McInerney missing due to suspension…luckily anyone who has him also has cover.

LATE OUTS

Tom Stewart and Esava Ratugolea are OUT for Quinton Narkle and Gryan Miers.
Zach Guthrie and Deven Robertson are the subs.

Saturday

Sydney v North Melbourne

From a Supercoach perspective it’s probably the omission of Dylan Stephens that will impact coaches out there. Plenty of coaches will be considering a trade to Thompson Dow or Nic Martin.

For North it’s a huge loss of Jared Polec who will be hurting Supercoach players everywhere but on the plus side they’ll get to pick up one of Luke Davies-Uniacke or Flynn Perez as a straight swap.

LATE OUTS

Sam Wicks is out for Sydney and will be replaced by Ben Ronke.

Collingwood v West Coast Eagles

Jordan De Goey will miss with suspension and Taylor Adams is out for H&S Protocols but both should probably be held by coaches.

For West Coast we see four changes but only really one that is Supercoach relevant. Andrew Gaff is out but Willie Rioli returns with a breakeven of -40.

Richmond v Western Bulldogs

Dion Prestia returns for Richmond alongside Ben Miller and Jack Riewoldt but it’s Thompson Dow who is exciting coaches everywhere. A breakeven of -31 coming off a Supercoach 100 is an impressive feat.

For the Dogs there’s nothing really of Supercoach note other than Bailey Williams has been named to play after two terrible scores and now has a breakeven of 213!

Fremantle v GWS

Praise the lord Sean Darcy has risen, the big man will play against the Giants this week and those who held him will be crying with joy.

Also returning to Fremantle is the best 45-year old in the game, David Mundy.

Jake Riccardi comes into the GWS team for Nick Haynes.

Sunday

Essendon v Adelaide

A clash of titans at Marvel Stadium sees some Sueprcoach relevance at the team sheet…but not much.

Jake Stringer will miss for Essendon with another hammy…or something, I’m not fact checking. The Bombers have also named Nic Martin on the bench so load up and bring him in for that sweet cash gen.

On the other side of the coin Adelaide have brought back Rory Sloane from injury and Taylor Walker from racism.

Hawthorn v St Kilda

Jarman Impey returns for Hawthorn while Chad Wingard and Finn Maginnes miss.

For the Saints we get to see debutante Marcus Windhager come into the side but it’s at the expense of popular selection Jack Hayes!

Gold Coast v Carlton

A bunch of nobodies got dropped by Gold Coast but we see the return of Malcolm Rosas ($130,600 FWD) who will be someone we can keep an eye on over the coming weeks.

For the Blues, Corey Durdin will miss with Covid, giving coaches an opportunity to loophole and/or downgrade to Martin.

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-124 Nic Martin

-48 Stephen Gonigliog

-48 Lachlan Gollant

-46 Jake Bowey

-42 Hugh Dixon

-40 Willie Rioli

-37 Mitchell Hinge

-36 Tristan Xerri

-31 Thomson Dow

What am I s’posed to say, when you’re losing cash when I have you stay?

213 Bailey Williams (WBD meme)

192 Luke Parker

191 Sean Darcy (only played one game)

190 Nic Nat

180 Tom Hawkins

177 Patrick Dangerfield

176 Tom Mitchell

175 Rowan Marshall

Oh Captain my Captain

Thursday

Max Gawn averages 110 against Port Adelaide and 126 at Adelaide Oval but hasn’t really fired against the Power in their last three clashes. Port have given up a lot of points in the ruck this year though.

Clayton Oliver is basically always good and with an average of 101 against Port and 138 at Adelaide Oval (thank you Crows), he’s primed for another big one.

Ollie Wines is likely the only Port Adelaide player you might slap the C on, he averages 105 against Melbourne and 103 at home.

Travis Boak is averaging 146 this year so if you have him, take the punt and slap a big old VC on him!


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vpongas

Go Blues!

Rick Grimes

I have a feeling the Suns might shine this weekend. There’s a win brewing.

Bagger Time

lol

Rick Grimes

We are the mighty Gold Coast Suns!

Matthew Bily

Stephens or rachele out for martin????

Tophawk

Probably Stephens, as he has been omitted. Rachele is playing and should make a little more cash.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Stephens unless you traded him in last week, may have to ditch him next week (or Ward) for Preuss anyway.

WillyO

Stephens is dropped is it that clear cut to axe him for Martin or is ward still the one too go? I definitely prefer stephens scoring power when he plays but when Is he recalled?

I have 40 min to decide cause this affects my VC loop.
Keeping Stephens means a get a better look than my Friday night loophole player..

Option 1: trade Stephens his not coming back
Option 2: trade ward he can’t score to save himself

Derek

Ward is close to a big score. Getting plenty of touches, most centre bounces for the Hawks, had 12 touches in the second quarter last week, just needs to put it all together like he did in the AAMI

Corey Blackledge

McGovern to Martin and Rachelle to English

Corey Blackledge

Martin and English in for McGovern and Rachelle

Derek

Both good trades

Matthew Bily

How about rachele to dow? Or worth saving the trade?

Jono

Tom Green thoughts Lek?

Tophawk

Trading out Gawn for Jackson. Robbing Peter to pay Paul. LOL

DishMaster

Depends on when you did it. If it was after round 2 there was a $270k cash gain which could have turned an under performer into a premo PLUS including tonight Jackson will have increased 60k so that’s a 330k cash generation in total. Hardly robbing Peter to pay Paul

Russty_

Hey mate, I traded out Gawny and Durdin for English and Jackson, not unhappy with that but seeing Gawn get 160 odd hurts a bit.

holty01

And he is a Captain option as well. I think however you are winning the trade right now

Russty_

Jacko got scaled up to 126 so not too shabby, I miss Gawny already though haha

DishMaster

You’re so Greedy Russty. Instead of lamenting Gawns 160 in his only good game this year add up the English & Jackson points since the trade and compare that.
English is a keeper on two lines and Jackson is also a keeper, max will yoyo all year as Jackson develops and Durdin is a small fwd. You are miles in front

Russty_

Yeah true that, Jackson’s gonna be an awesome player and English has been very solid this season…I’m happy 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Depended on what you did with the coin T.H. I also traded Max out for Jackson after round 2, but I was able to trade Ward up to Cripps, so I think I’m about even in the two trades, if not ahead. I also planned to get Max back once he found form and move Jackson into the fwd line, so that will be happening sooner than I planned.

Derek

Jackson was a good buy, the bit I saw tonight he looked like another midfielder.

holty01

Good luck all for the round. I have Butters for tonight’s game. 🤦

Russty_

I have him too mate, and Oliver and Bowey! ouch

holty01

Unlucky with Bowey. At least you had him from the start so been very good for you. I think a few that bought him in 2 weeks ago maybe starting to worry.

Russty_

I think he might’ve done better if they weren’t playing such a garbage team, imagine performing like that in front of your home crowd.

Kat

Maybe there is room in my team for both Jackson and Gawn

Russty_

I’m just playing him as a forward/ ruck backup Kat and he’s earning his keep so far 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

i’ll be moving Jackson to the fwd line next week, trading Butters out and getting Max back in. Sooner than I thought by a few weeks, but that was always the plan, except the Butters part that is.

Russty_

There must be something wrong with Hinkley not playing Butters in the mids enough, they are missing some players I guess…yikes though mate, 2 crap scores in a row from Butter bing butter boom, he’s gonna plummet now and make owners lose confidence in his scoring ability. Could hold but he could end up being a mediocre liablity stuck in the fwd line.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

He should only go down by about 10k, after going up 20k this week, so still ahead, I’m not prepared to take those type of scores from a midpricer. I still believe he will come good, but I can get Max back by doing that trade and someone always had to go, I just didn’t expect it to be Butters. I was thinking more along the lines of a maxed out rookie in three weeks time, but sometimes plans have to be adjusted to go with what is happening in the present.

Russty_

Any idea yet who you’d be getting in for Butters John? An in form rookie or midpricer?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’ll be trading out Butters, moving Jackson, who I have at R2 into the fwd line in Butters place at F2 and trade Max back in.

Russty_

Oh ok, I thought you might have to do 2 trades in order to do that, so you must have 140k in the bank or so?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sorry Russty, I should have also said that I will be trading out Stephens who has now been dropped to either Erasmus or McInnes.

Russty_

No worries mate, you could also consider O’Driscoll instead of Erasmus, save yourself some money and create a mid/def swinger.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, I thought about O’Driscoll and he is in their 22, I’d just have to do the trade this round though, since he is on the bubble and not get to see how the other two went. Either that or just accept he’s going to go up in price a bit and then choose between the three of them.

Russty_

Oh I see, yeah McInnes from pies looked pretty good, could you offload Owens to O’Driscoll and keep Stephens?, he’ll play again.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’ll have to think on that one, I wasn’t really planning on trading Owens out since he is a handy loop in the midfield and I would be trading up money wise. I might just get Dow for Stephens and worry about next week then. Hayes might get dropped this week, though I hope not, since we have 4 weeks of cash generation still to come from him.

MAW Bullants

LOL – Do you have 350 trades or 35??

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

32 at the moment, which is more than some.

DishMaster

Reversed my trades and forgot to put the VC back on Oliver, geez I’ve been lucky this year now I can go Neale into Cripps

Russty_

Neale may be getting tagged by O’Connor this week. I VC’d Oliver so that’s a bust.

Derek

That’s what VC is about. Gives you two bites. I had VC Oliver. Think I’ll look at Steele as my C, Hawks are giving up a lot of points to opposite midfields

Russty_

Always nice to get the first bite right though, have the Hawks had any active taggers so far this year?

Derek

Hawks haven’t tagged this year. Howe did come on early last week as the medical sub, thought they might have put him on Cripps or Walsh but they didn’t.

DishMaster

Yeah I just read that the cats had bought in O’connor to blanket Neale. ATMO I am tossing up between Heeney or Green VC into Cripps. I like Heeney’s chances of 140SC in the daylight at SCG against a VFL team but Green on the wide open spaces of Optus might see a 700mtrs gained effort & 140SC. I might have to do some research.
With so much similarity between teams already I need to find a few rabbits in the Akubra to gain points on the field

adogga

Not a great night with Oliver and Butters in the team both sub 70.

Russty_

With a side dish of Bowey for me…include Jackson and I scored 298 from 4.
Not the ideal start.

Lazza

It is from my perspective 😁
Total crap game.. Gawn had no competition for a good part of the game.. so I wouldn’t be overly concerned with the Gawn trade Russty..
the weird thing is, this must be the first round in years that none of my opponents have Gawn ..

Russty_

Haha fair enough Laz, it still might be close mate! lol….One thing is different from the practice games and the one pre-season game, Gawn is clear number one Ruck and Jacko is fwd who backs him up…and future number one ruck.
Crap scores from your guys who have been doing well make you question yourself though, Bowey I think is an interceptor but Port were so crap they hardly had any meaningful pushes to the fwd line. They were just bombing it like blind men. I’ll probably get Gawn back in R1 or 2 it’ll probably be 2 with English and Witts will go out, maybe even next week haha

Derek

I didn’t see much of game, looks like May had a field day. Took 8 marks. How did Lever go? Not sure Bowey will get much of it going forward

Russty_

Not much from Lever, only 7 disposals for 30 points, played 87%

Derek

May is a serious option. I got him last year after he had a very low score that made his price drop, he was great

Russty_

Hey Kat, you and Rick Grimes only have 3 different players, are you sure you’re not the same person, or a couple?…lol

Kat

Haha nope definitely not. I haven’t looked at the matchups closely this week. Usually leave it til Sunday. but that isnt much of a difference is it? Seems like most teams this year are a little similar. There wasn’t a lot of choice with rookies especially at the start of the season and with the extra trades and the trade boost it seemed like it has been easier to trade those wrong choices and fix teams up to the performers and so we are all looking a little the same. I am not trading this week ,only 2 I don’t have that I would really like are Xerri and English but can’t have them all so will be content to sit back and watch this round

Rick Grimes

You were very quick on the no. Should I be offended. Haha

Kat

Whoops sorry Rick. Good luck this week

Rick Grimes

I’ve been fiddling with mine. Shuffling deckchairs on the titanic, really. There a tad more differential, depending on who’s score I loop.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Oliver VC, Butters, Bowey and Stephens who was traded in last week, what a way to start the round.
Trading Berry to T.Green or English so thats bound to go sideways too.

Russty_

Hey Dees, yep shitty start to the week for me also, I have the same chargers except I have Jackson instead of Stephens, I’d think English is more of a keeper than Green, hope your remaining players get you a decent score this week mate.

DEESNUTSRBIG

Yeah cheers good luck, good call on Jackson I was close to picking him but was super high on starting Witts at R2 which has worked out so far.

Russty_

I started Witts at R2 with Gawn but traded Gawn and Durdin out for English and Jackson after round 2. Here’s hoping for you and me our lads bounce back next week.

DishMaster

Don’t get English or Green this week mate, I need them both to go big and you appear to be in a ‘Karma deficit’ situation that could impact their output. Maybe grab a couple of popular ones that I don’t have instead. Giving some bad Karma to Preuss & Short will help me so bring them in 🙂

Weneverweaken

Putting Preuss on field so English moves forward.
Who to bench. Xerri Brodie or Martin
Rachelle is other bench player.
Should have benched Butters!!!!

DishMaster

Can brodie be moved into the middle to replace JHF on field?

Rick Grimes

That crazy Butters! He looked a million bucks in the 4th quarter. Shame he got feck all points for the rest of the game.

Derek

i only saw the last quarter, Butters was everywhere, and Motlop looked BOG.

DishMaster

It was just a bit of Sympathy from the Demons

Curlyfries

Trade dilemma… stuck with mcinerney in the ruck.
Looking at going mcinerney straight swap to English and then McGovern to Dow.

Or the Big O to preuss at r2, McGovern out and Rachele back to the forward line and either Cripps/green?

Thoughts community?

Derek

English seems the better trade, and wait to see how Preuss goes this week and look at him at R2 next week and swing English to forward line

Curlyfries

And hold on to McGovern? Not sold on Dow but don’t want McGovern sitting there for too long

DishMaster

Dow wont make you much money. Oscar to Preuss seems a good move and McGovern to Cripps can’t go wrong

Derek

I didn’t realise Dow was $198k

Was going to go Stephen’s to Dow, but not much to gain. Will just hold trades again this week

DishMaster

241 from 3 thanks to a couple demons

Derek

JR SURVIVOR

Just a reminder, to be successful at Survivor, you don’t always need to be the BEST, you just don’t need to be the worst.

The following coaches went into Round 4 with supreme confidence, knowing they had hold of the all important Immunity necklace.

Div 1: BuildTheManAStatue
Div 2: BASSlenka
Div 3: Jack’s Giants
Div 4: Nuk Nuk
Div 5: Penske File
Div 6: Jaidyn Squeakinson
Div 7: flyers
Div 8: Athletico Dothraki
Div 9: Thewinningchoice

As it turned out, Jaidyn Squeakinson was able to dodge elimination this week by having their immunity. Just goes to show how important it is.

There are also some very good coaches like Nuk Nuk and Thewinningchoice who weren’t in any mood to give the immunity necklace back this week and have decide to hold onto it for another week.

Shount out to Nuk Nuk who is 33rd overall ranked.

This week there were 3 teams from each division that facing elimination;

Unfortunately, the following coaches have been eliminated this week:

Div 1: You B’stards, Patty’s Phatties & Aspect
Div 2: Jaeger Worpedo, LIL POWER HOUSE & Dirks Demolishers
Div 3: BROOKLET BENGALS,, like Butters baby & Pig$ Ar$e
Div 4: Toyko Joe, DAICOSTA FORTUNE, Chartomben
Div 5: Browncows, Rusty Nuts & Ringos Rocky Road
Div 6: Liverpool, Wacky Uniake & Jack attack
Div 7: Cracker Jacks, Greendale FC & DeezNutz
Div 8: Chippers Champs, Raw Tigers & Master Of Puppets
Div 9: ABT, Front ‘n’ Square & Darling Purebloods

The above teams have been eliminated from their Groups.

At the other end of the scale, there was a bunch of good coaches who are now the proud wearers of the IMMUNITY NECKLACE for round 4 and therefore it doesn’t matter how crappy they go this week, they can’t be eliminated.

Div 1: BorisBumblebees (2262) ****2020 CHAMPION****
Div 2: River (2274)
Div 3: SchittSangers (2287)
Div 4: Nuk Nuk (2322)
Div 5: Assassins (2315)
Div 6: Brayden’s Hams (2266)
Div 7: BellyButtonFluff (2350)
Div 8: BOQer juniors (2261)
Div 9: Thewinningchoice (2351)

Good luck everyone

*****3 ELIMINANTIONS THIS WEEK FOR EACH DIVISION*****

thanks fellas

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Great work Derek, considering you have 9 divisions to look after.

DishMaster

It is very good of you to run this comp.

holty01

Awesome Dezza

Derek

do the DPP position changes happen before round 6 or before round 7?

David C

In AF it’s before round 6, don’t know about Sc.

dontblushbaby

Positions get updated at Rounds 6, 12 & 18

Derek

Dbb, will they play round 6 in their new positions?

dontblushbaby

Player positions will be reviewed at regular intervals during the season, with dual-position status assigned to players if their on-field role changes. Expect updates at Rounds 6, 12 and 18. – Copy & Pasted from the Player Position Updates in Whats New in Season 2022

Derek

“At rounds 6”. Still not clear?

dontblushbaby

After R6 ,12 & 18

DishMaster

For the 3,663 coaches who have traded out Grundy this week it is not too late to reverse the trade
His venue average for Marvel is his highest for any venue that he has played more than 6 games at and it includes his career high and his injury affected career low. His only game so far this year at Marvel he knocked out 124 with 16 HTA V Marshall & Hayes.
This week he has NicNat & Dixon and NicNat only averages 66% ToG
He might not get his breakeven but 140+ wouldn’t be a strange outcome

Sully

isn’t it disappointing that Thomson Dows bubble price has come this week, would’ve loved for him to have done this in about two weeks rather than now, still considering him though!

gator59

Tom Stewart is a big out for the Cats

Kev 2 3

ouch, loop hole for Gawny coming up 🙂

Derek

Do I put DeKoning on field now, who gets the boost?

Lazza

No worries.. the umps are doing their best to fill the void …

Russty_

Shocking in the back from Hawkins not paid to Andrews 7 mins to go in the last…. goal result, terrible umpiring there. That Ump will be under review.

Last edited 1 month ago by Russty_
JohnDJ59.Black Flag

What is it with Geelong v Brisbane games, bit of a rivalry building there.

ST1974

Great work Lekdog. Looking at the following options:
1) Marshall to Preuss or Witts. Move Hayes to bench and put Dixon on field.
2) Trade Hayes to Gollant and Marshall to English.
Thoughts?
Thanks Community!!!

DishMaster

Get English

DishMaster

@GMHBA Hawkins could King-Hit his opponent and the opponent would get reported for headbutting Hawkins’ fist

S C tragic

Hawkins is the luckiest SOB, if there is a dicey free concerning him for or against it always goes his way. Not happy.!!!!!

joe444

Actually, he used to get crucified (remember the jumper punch suspension?); even last year he only got 14 frees (v 36 against)
But he’s definitely exploiting the fact that the hands in the back interpretation has faded away.

demonsdelight

Hawkins would have to end up top 6 forwards maybe even no.1

demonsdelight

Hawkins would have to be top 6 forwards now

holty01

Every year he is mate but we don’t pick him for some reason.

Russty_

It’s the KPF allergy, we all want out fwds to be dpp’s these days.

Kat

The trouble is has can have some pretty low scores, like his 33 this year If his low scores were a little higher he would be more appealing

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I couldn’t pick him just because of who he is.

AndyP7

Would you do the following?
Stephens & Hayes to Brodie & Gollant/O’Driscoll

Derek

I guess you can’t do just Stephens to Brodie.

Seems not much gain for TWO trades. Trades become very valuable later in season.

Both Hayes and Stephens could be back next week, if you don’t think they will be, it’s probably a good idea to trade them both now.

I have all 4 in my team already, keeping Stephens, think he will bounce back, but Hayes will go the Preuss next week at R3

joe444

I’d do neither as I don’t see much upside to Gollant or O’Driscoll. Hayes will be back so I’d hold unless you’re trading in Dow.

Last edited 1 month ago by joe444
K.Sinny

Trade out Ward, McDonald or Hayes to get Martin?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Ward.

Derek

Hayes is the obvious one because he isn’t playing this week, and might not next week.

I would keep MacDonald because he can still make good cash, not as much as Martin, but enough to be happy not to use trade.

I’d keep Ward because he looks the one likely to have a big score like he did in the AAMI. I guess if you don’t have him in your field you might think about taking him

Russty_

What’s worse is Hayes could be the medical sub, but even if he gets on for half a quarter and scores something, he’ll still make a bit more cash before being moved on for Preuss next week.

holty01

Hi community. Sorry haven’t been around much lately, been flat out at work. How is everyone’s rounds going? Anyone making sideways trades or are we holding?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just the one trade this week, Stephens to Dow. Not sure how I’m going, will have a better idea tonight, currently on 426 pts with 5 having played.

holty01

That is the 2nd one I’m considering in Dow. Just need to decide if I want to trade Stephens out.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

We don’t know when Stephens will be back, could be next week, or in five, I’m not going to have 200k sitting on the bench doing nothing, Dow should make 150k in five rounds if he scores in the 70-80 pts range.

Kat

I’m holding this week although it was tempting to get O’Driscoll in for his DPP in the mids. Had VC on Oliver and Butters so score not looking that great but still a way to go

holty01

I have Butters also but first year for a while I didn’t start Oliver. O’Driscoll is tempting but I’m thinking he will be a slow burn. Having said that he could smash out a 90 today and I’ll look quite the fool.

holty01

Did you end up getting O’Driscoll?

Kat

No I didn’t but wish I had. Could have traded Magginess maybe but his DPP is handy as well and hadn’t really made much cash yet and all the rest of my rookies were going OK. Hindsight is a wonderful thing.

The Ranger

Crap start – 374 from 5.
Didn’t want to trade but couldn’t resist getting Martin in.

holty01

Martin is the certainty for me as well mate. I’ve only had 2 play so hard to say if I’m going well or not right now. Have Butters and the vc on Neale. Might take the vc score but I have a feeling MacRae will go huge today against Richmond’s midfield

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You take a 125+ most of the time surely.

holty01

Always John, 120+ I’m happy with.

The Ranger

Can’t decide between Macrae and Cripps for the C

holty01

I think MacRae is the safe option Ranger

Derek

Holding all trades this week. Only made one trade this season that was Mead to Stephens last week, so keeping Stephens.

Already got O’Driscoll & Martin.

Thought about Rachelle to Xerri, but seems sideways and happy to keep Rachelle.

Another week without Cripps & Hewett. Daniel gets another chance.

Just sitting back holding trades and enjoying the footy this week

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Rachele to Xerri would have been silly anyway Derek, since you had already missed out on a weeks cash generation

Russty_

And he’s scoring like a proper rookie this week.

Derek

Works out ok. Dixon loopholes Rachelle to bench

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Well done.

Josh

Who do I trade out for nic Martin??

Stephens
Rachelle
Durdin
Hayes

holty01

Maybe Stephens out of that list

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Durdin.

jonooo

Absolute Durdin. And im a Carlton fan who loves Durds

Josh

Durdin comes straight back in next week after covid but who knows when stephens will be back!!

ST1974

I put the VC on Oliver. So, who to captain out of Macrae or Steele as I don’t have Cripps.

Russty_

Macca

Derek

I’m going Steele against Hawks.

jonooo

Geez im feeling daring and going to go Cripps with the C. Other option is Macrae which is probably more sensible, someone talk me out of Crippa

Russty_

Choose Macrae, lol

DishMaster

969 from 10 sadly I have Dixon on ruck bench so I can’t get his score 🙁
Docherty, Hewett, Sicily, Green, Macrae, Cripps, rowell, Brodie, Witts, English coniglio and Martin to play.
Green VC into Cripps
Predicted is 2328- Looks like I will be Lion Tamer again next week 🙂

Russty_

Same here with Dixon, and add O’Driscoll, at least Brodie’s score lessens your pain a bit.

Baggy Pants

What’s the chance of Hayes being the medical sub?

Matty C

That’s what I’m wondering too. He is the only way to get McCrae’s VC score for me. I can switch to Cripps as C if he is but would then be stuck with him on field ahead of Nic Martin as the Essendon game is earlier. Worth the risk?

Russty_

Hey Matty, so if Hayes is the sub and he only gets 20 or 0, does that men you miss out on Martin’s and Dixon’s scores? I’d be a bit worried cause generally the 1st emergency is the medisub, if not the AFL site needs to stop misleading us.

Matty C

Yeah I might not take the risk as if he is the sub and scores very little and Martin has a good score, then I’d miss out on it.

David C

Sandringham play at 12, see if takes the field. If he does he won’t be sub. If he doesn’t play then look out.

David C

Of the 4 Emergencies, 3 are named on the VFL interchange bench. Highmore is listed as an emergency which suggests he is being held for the AFL sub. That was Friday’s data.

David C

VFL team just listed (15 minutes before kickoff). Highmore and Connolly listed to play. Hayes and Byrnes are not.

Derek

I actually thought I had O’Driscoll on field instead of Gibcus, obvious choice really. But I must have only dreamed it.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I thought it was a later start for some reason and didn’t move my loop player (Voss) on field for Gibcus, to get the McCartin (55) score. 65 is usually my cut off, but I didn’t have a lot of confidence in Gibcus and it was more for if McCartin was injured or scored under 50. Hopefully there won’t be a lot of difference in the scores.

Russty_

That kid you have in your backline is going ok this week 🙂

Derek

Had O’Driscoll from start, had him in field last week, just didn’t think about the game. Use to only one game Saturday night, forgot about the Freo game

Will cost me about 60 pts

Russty_

I actually meant Daniel mate but yeah bummer about O.D, I missed his score too, brought him in this week to get some dead wood off the mid bench and create a swing.

Derek

Daniel is quite a POD.

Has big first halves and fades away

Russty_

Something’s wrong with his team too, they’re not playing well, especially goal kicking, but go Jmac English and Dunks! 🙂

holty01

Well I starting to think I should of been brave and trusted my instinct and put the C on MacRae. I knew he would go huge tonight.

The Ranger

I had the C on Cripps and 5mins before the game started one of my kids said, Dad don’t be an idiot, just put the C on Macrae. Looks like I owe him one.

holty01

Nice

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Last season my cut off score for the C loop was 125+, I never took a score under. Most of the time, the player that was going to be my C scored better when I took my VC score, but when I didn’t take it, my C went even worse.

holty01

In the end, I can’t be unhappy with 128.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Not after last week.

Kat

Its called Murphys Law haha

Kat

120+ is usually my cutoff

Tophawk

I am taking Neale’s 128. Not going to get greedy. I already own Macrae so his 158 means that I am only down 30 points. Not worth risking my whole round over that. 256 from Neale will do.

Tophawk

Unless Hayes is named the medical sub. Then I will move the C to Cripps and hope he does not get activated so I still get Dixon’s score. If he is, He will probably get 20 and I forfeit 70 points. Next week Hayes to Preuss.

Russty_

Hope it works out for you mate, it sucks for all of us not knowing, I hate medical subs. I opted to play it safe which now has me betting Rachele will score more than McCartin….hopefully Rachele can bag a few snags this week.
Good luck mate

Tophawk

Tell me about it. Hayes plays for Sandringham they will take to the field in less than an hour. Final teams should come through any minute. If Hayes is not in the team, then its time to hide under the bed. LOL I am taking a few more risks this year to get my team firing sooner rather than later give the extra trades.

holty01

Doesn’t seem to have hurt that much. Thought he was going 170+ for a bit

Derek

Macrae will get 160 after scaling. Great score in a losing team.

Steele has much to do

Derek

I thought my boy Daniel was in for a big score tonight. 43pt at 1/4 time, 83 at half. Didn’t even get to 100 by full time. Second week in a row that has happened, was in 58pt at half time last week

Russty_

99’s pretty close 🙂 I had Dixon and O’driscoll’s scores on the bench
Edit!..he got to 113 for ya , noice

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Derek

Take that

holty01

Ouch Will Brodie. Starting him would of meant starting a cheaper premo but I’m very envious to those who have him

Russty_

Same here Holty, he’s been very handy for owners, and will have a nice increase this week….almost worth a sidewaysy, I’m looking at you Butters!

Tophawk

Hi Russty, Butters will be in the gun for sure if he drops another stink bomb next week. I have Brodie, so I could start planning to punt Butters if his scheize form continuess for someone like Taranto, de Goey or even that prick Heeney. LOL

Russty_

Hi mate, he’s a frustrating lil punk to own lol, but I think it might be Hinkley’s fault too, not playing him in the midfield enough? Don’t need a keeper with yoyo scores like that…but I’ll give him a chance to bounce back.

Derek

Butters particular hurts, wasn’t a fan all preseason (ask John about it) wanted Taranto at F2, but somehow I started Butters for his price and his AAMI game. He hasn’t had things go his way last two weeks, so he should bounce back

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I got rid of the wrong player in my fwd line a week before round one, should have kept Heeney instead of Butters, they were around the same price.

Derek

I wasn’t big on Heeney, otherwise I would have him instead of Butters for same price.

I liked Taranto, but I think it was the fact Greene was out for 6 and Taranto looking like playing as a forward.

JHF and Daicos both should get DPP in round 6, meaning there is room in midfield for some upgrades.

VossTheBoss

Pretty happy, started both Brodie and Chapman

David C

x2. Chappie had me worried and almost traded him but 2 tons in a row. Brodie won’t get dropped now even when Fyfe comes back.

Tophawk

Grabbing Will Brodie two weeks ago has been fantastic. He was everywhere last night. Eases the pain of trading out Gawn. Now that was stupid!

Derek

Brodie got kissed, no Fyfe or Mundy (much). Brayshaw getting ALL the attention.

he has low TOG, but he can ONLY play inside mid, so when he is on field he is always in the centre of the action.

easy my best pick of the season

holty01

Good luck for today community. How we all tracking? I’ll be happy with 2300+. Shout out to Tom (Idun Know) who I have in 2 leagues. Looks like he is going HUGE this week.

Tophawk

Hi Holty,

I dont really know how I am going this week. If Hayes is named the medical sub Id probably be lucky to get 2250, if he is not, 2400 is on the cards. Cheers. TH

holty01

Let’s hope Hayes isn’t named for you then. I’d be shocked if he was as the sub is usually a smaller running player

Tophawk

Thats exactly what I am hoping for. My money is on Ryan Byrnes. Hayes might have been given the week off to rest up. Surely the Saints dont need Hayes when they have Ryder and Marshall up against Reeves and Nash. Fingers crossed.

Kat

Just a middle-of-the-road 2230ish score for me. Not horrific but not great. Looks like there are a few 2400+ scores out there though so good luck to those teams.

Russty_

Giday Holty, high 2200’s is possibly on the cards for me if everything goes ok, left some serious points on the bench this week with O’Driscoll and Dixon, good luck mate.

Derek

my week will depend on Steele as my C, anything near Macrae’s score will be nice. I should be around 2300 but it hurt having Gibcus in field instead of O’Driscoll (could have sworn I had O’D on field)

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Looking at a 2,100-2,200 range, might win 5/10 league games if I’m lucky.

SchittSangers

1521 from 15
Cripps (C), Docherty, Hewett, Rowell, Witts, Sicily & Martin to play
Predicted is 2368 how does that compare?
Oliver, McCartin, Xerri and Bowey all under 70 with Dixon & JHF unloopable on the bench

Kat

Doubt it will win but sounds pretty good to me. I’d happily take it. Good luck for today

SchittSangers

Thanks Kat, I don’t expect it to win anything other than my leagues but hoping that it will progress my ranking.
It’s currently the highest projected in my 5 leagues and I’m just wondering how it compares to others

Tophawk

Hi community,

Any news on Preuss? Will that whack to Mundy’s head see him rubbed out AGAIN, or was there nothing in it? What about his knee. How bad is that looking? I did not see the Freo-GWS game last night. Any intel greatly appreciated! TH

Derek

One thing for sure, GWS will have 2 rucks next week

SchittSangers

I hope that he gets at least 1-week for the hit or injury. I want O’Driscoll, Dow/Erasmus and Rioli this week but if Preuss plays I might have to miss out on Dow/Erasmus

JugHead

Preuss is becoming an important part of the ruck jigsaw. If Max gets fwd DPP in a couple of weeks, he gets moved straight into my forward line. Those that traded Gawn out could have some headaches coming up.

SchittSangers

I think that you’re allowed to trade him back in even if he is 100k cheaper and has DPP

Russty_

Looked pretty bad TH, like a Bull in a China shop with Mundy’s head being the China shop.
Don’t see him getting away with that.

Shake n bake

Hayes looks like he’s playing for Sandi

David C

I don’t see his name in the player stats on the VFL app. Are you watching?

Shake n bake

I thought l seen his name on the team sheet

David C

Hayes and Byrnes are not playing VFL for Sandringham. Expect one of them to be the sub.

Kat

Anyone have any idea if Magginess will be sub today? Would like him to be out so I can loop Dixon score in my forward line. Might take the risk and keep my fingers crossed. Its not a captains score so not taking that risk

Russty_

Phillips and Kosi are playing VFL Kat so it could be Finn…just don’t know yet

Kat

Thanks Russty. Yeah just looked, Magginess is either sub or on the bench. Loops never seem to work for me. Now have to leave Horne Francis’s score on the bench in mids and take Ward’s score today. Use Long to get Dixon’s bench score. I should never try to be too clever. Hopefully Ward gets a decent score. Can’t risk Magginess coming on as sub for a quarter

Russty_

Fingers crossed for you Kat re:Ward, I played safe with Hayes and missed Dixon’s 96 but English got 96 anyway, if Rachele can get anywhere near 96 for me I’ll be happy. I brought O’Driscoll in this week into the mids but he has no place there haha I think my mids are aready full, good for looping and swinging though O.D

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just had a look at your side Kat, we are playing each other, why didn’t you just keep Rachele on field in the fwd line instead of all the mucking around.

Kat

Yeah was trying to be too smart. Had looped Horne Francis cause I could and then I got Dixon’s good score on the bench in the fwd line and thought I could get both scores. Trouble was, I didn’t find out the Hawks’ final teams until the Adelaide game had already started. Rachelle can be up and down and could have been a low score but as luck would have it it’s a good one so who knew and Dixon’s score was higher than JHF’s. Didn’t work out for me but you live and learn. Could cost me a few close games though. Will all depend on how Ward goes to see how it worked out.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You should get the win against me Kat, I could have done a few things, like swing Dixon to the fwd bench for Hayes and then loop his score by swinging De Koning and Voss between the def/fwd lines and not swing Rachele to the mid bench for Dow. But that is all in hindsight, so we have to live with our decisions, going to cost me at least 4 games this round.

Kat

To rub salt in the wounds Magginess comes on in the third quarter and looks like he will overtake Ward’s score. You have to laugh. Lucky it’s only a game

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You made the right decision Kat, Ward should still score more.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Well done Kat you beat me by 12 pts, having Ward on field, over Maginness was the difference.

Kat

Thanks John, a got a bit lucky. Got away with having Rachelle and JHF scores on the bench and Ward scored just enough. He has been a little disappointing as a rookie, I really thought he might have had a least one decent score by now but he hasn’t done much so far as an expensive rookie.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I traded Ward out in round 3 for Cripps, not my best moment, never wanted Cripps, was just chasing points. I still think it was time for Ward to go, just picked the wrong player to trade up to.

Russty_

Pretty quiet first half for Ridley, 22 points.

Derek

There is always one defender each week has a rough score.

Russty_

Has picked things up a bit now., almost doubled his score

Russty_

Bad luck for Hinge owners, subbed out 3qt with a hip issue