Panic Room | Round 5

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Holey Dooley, it’s round five already. Time really flies when your team is crashing and burning and you don’t have enough trades to fix all the problems you have.

We have another Thursday night game, and despite the hatred it seems to get around the country, I for one am a fan of footy on a Thursday. Gives me something to do.

Anyway, let’s get straight into it.

Newz you can Uze

The big Oscar McInerney will return for Brisbane in the side’s Thursday night clash against the Pies. Darcy Fort was pretty good in his absence against Geelong, but the Big O is much better. Not really SuperCoach relevant when there’s two rucks in the side. Kai Lohmann will play his first game of AFL football after being selected for the Lions. A small forward, Lohmann is not super relevant at this stage but he’s been impressive in the VFL. Jordan de Goey, Jordan Roughead, Mason Cox, Nathan Kreuger and Taylor Adams have come into the Magpies outfit, replacing Brody Mihocek, Jack Ginnivan, Jamie Elliott, JOhn Noble, Oliver Henry and Trent Bianco.

When a heart break, it don’t breakeven

What am I s’posed to do, when the best part of me is owning you?

-91 – Brayden Preuss

-60 – Hugh Dixon

-54 – Nathan O’Driscoll

-40 – Willie Rioli

-40 – Nic Martin

-37 – Nick Daicos

-36 – Tom Dow

-30 – Neil Erasmus

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

235 – Sean Darcy

188 – Touk Miller

184 – Luke Parker

175 – Andy Brayshaw

168 – Christian Petracca

165 – Jack Ziebell

162 – Clayton Oliver

160 – Luke Ryan

Oh Captain my Captain

Lachie Neale is the most obvious vice-captaincy option on Thursday night. He is averaging 142.5 this season, is playing in his 200th, and has scored more than 120 in his last two milestone matches. Brodie Grundy scored 162 against Brisbane the last time they played each other and is coming off a 118, while Nick Daicos is a superstar and has played four games.

On Friday there are two games to choose from. The Dogs are taking on North Melbourne, so there should be a bounty of players to choose from. Jack Macrae is the obvious selection, averaging 131.3 this season and coming off a 158 last week and averages 113 in his last three against North Melbourne. Marcus Bontempelli dropped his first 110+ score of the year against the Tigers with a 136, but his form against North is poor, scoring 82, 83 and 55 in his past three. For me, Tim English is the pick of the bunch. He has only scored 85, 57 and 125 in his past three against North, but will ruck against Tristan Xerri most of the night and has scored 123, 99, 152 then 96 in his first four games this year. So he’s due for a 120+ score. Josh Dunkley is averaging 111.5 this year and dropped a 132 against the Kangaroos last year, so he could also go big. Too bad Josh Bruce is out, he would’ve been a lock.

Sydney is playing West Coast on Friday night, and only Callum Mills is a decent captaincy option (shhh I’ll get to him in a minute!). Mills averages 120 in his past two against West Coast, and has proven he can go big this year, dropping a 147 and 130 already. Isaac Heeney has been good this year, but with Buddy out I’m scared Longmire will play him more forward of the ball and he will bomb it. Called it.

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Tophawk

No Gibcus, No Hinge, No Stephens, and No Cripps. I will hold Cripps, but I need to make a call on Gibcus, Stephens, Hinge, Rowell, and Bowey. I am using two trades this week. Out of these 5 who do I punt? I am leaning to Bowey and Gibcus/Stephens. What are others contemplating?

Dab

Bowey and Gibcus. Stephens has lot more to make and will come back in eventually

Tophawk

I tend to agree with you Dab. With Vlastuin coming back into the team, chances are Gibcus will find himself on the sidelines for a while. Bowey must be taken to the abattoir for culling. Cheers. TH

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m keeping Bowey now that Gibcus and Hinge are out, prefer to trade out a player that isn’t getting a game.

Russty_

Bit of a tough break there John, wonder why Hinge was omitted when he had the injury, maybe they re just resting him cause his hip’s sore?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

It’s a bit odd about Hinge, he was injured, then they say he is right to go, but drop him and he’s an emergency. If O’Driscoll makes the cut, I’ll see how McCartin goes as my E, 65+ and I’ll keep Gibcus on field and trade Owens out for O’Driscoll, under 65 and I’ll trade O’Driscoll in for Gibcus.

Russty_

Good plan John, just hope McCartin doesn’t try to get his head knocked off again

Russty_

Hey TH, Vlastuin probs keeps Gibcus out of the side ay? may as well cull him but to who?
I punted David Bowey cause I didn’t like how little of the pill he got last week, he did his job though so no regrets, unless he scores 150 again hahah
If you went Gibcus and Hinge, who would you get for them?

Tophawk

Have not pulled any trades yet mate. O Driscoll via many DPP options for Gibcus is tasty. Put some love into the rooks and get me some more cash.

TheSir420

Thinking I’ll go Cripps to Keays, but unsure of who to trade between Ward and Gibcus for O’Driscoll… leaning towards Ward

Russty_

Gibcus

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Gibcus because he isn’t playing and Ward is.

holty01

Good luck everyone for the round. Who is trading Cripps?

Kat

I’m keeping him Have bench cover

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Holding, for now.

Russty_

Keeping him mate, one week out should be a hold me thinky.

demonsdelight

Trading to Gawn Mainly because this could linger a bir longer and does it affect his output plus I would only go sidewards or better and Gawn fits that

Russty_

Yowza mate!…that’s worth doing. I’m jealous

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Good move Neil, I was looking at the exact same trade until I decided to hold Cripps for now.

Shake n bake

Grundy you have lost how to play this game

Rick Grimes

Grundy to Pruess. Now that’s a shark move!

Shake n bake

Just does nothing around the ground. Might get a kick here and there in and around the ruck contest but otherwise is a shadow of himself

demonsdelight

Got ridiculed for saying that last week on another site and dumped him just looks lost Shake and Cameron and the Yank are not much better Are the pies interested in a slightly used ruckman cause Daw will be available soon

Russty_

I think those glasses of Mason Cox’s are painted black Neil, he looked like a blind man out there tonight.

demonsdelight

Not a good look mate always been a dud but a champion dude Hope Hayes gets a run now

Russty_

I think he’ll get a 2 week run for sure but not sure after that, until Ryder gets injured or retires. I’m having the E on Dixon fwd and Hayes E in Ruck. If Hayes had 2 good scores and one low it’d be a different story but he doesn’t.
Not sure there’s a permanent place there for Hayes with Max King improving this year.

Russty_

Until he knees an Umpire in the gnads or something similar.

Russty_

They should glue his manbun back on 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

What to do with Grundy, feels a bit late to trade him out, but he doesn’t seem the Grundy of old.

Russty_

If you’ve lost faith in him John, you could always go straight to English, Grundy will lose some serious coin this week.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, I can see him under 550k, that hurts. I could trade him out, bring in a premo in defence and have Dixon at R2 and Hayes R3, until I decide what to do.

demonsdelight

good thinking John cause that”’s what i am doing Might have been Holty playing Maximus Gawn What a great name and he returns to my team this week Give em hell MAXY

Rick Grimes

He’s gone from my team. Looked very bad. Pruess in and I’ll grab a premium in the midfield.

Tophawk

Brodie Grundy owners beware! The man bun is gone and so has his SC scoring!

Russty_

He’s actually started ok though, not great but ok 124, 101, 96, 118, should we dump premos after one bad game?…not sure. I think he’ll probably bounce back, could’ve just been an off week for him. He might’ve been suffering from a bit of hair envy 😉

demonsdelight

I dumped him last week Russty .He looks disinterested to me.English looks far better and i am not a fan of his Good to see young Hobbs get a game Seen him a few weeks back and he is something

Russty_

Fair enough bud I did 3 trades this week that are highly questionable to say the least! hahah, English is having his best year though and with Stef Martin not getting a game, he is THE MAN.
Good to see some new rooks coming through mate, even though Lohmann only got 44 on debut, he looked super keen and had 5 tackles, made a few stuff ups, gave away a couple of frees but liked his effort.

demonsdelight

Lohman did look keen and they have another kid who was good preseason name escapes me Brissy looking good like your mob too

demonsdelight

TUNSTILL

Russty_

Neale a bit underwhelming in the second half, was hoping for an easy VC this week, anyone taking that score or gambling on someone else?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m not because I didn’t have the VC on him, but if I did, I wouldn’t be taking it anyhow.

Russty_

Yeah it’s a bit low mate, hoping the 36 scaling points to come all go to Neale lol

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Has to be 120+ or you go with who you had as C.

Russty_

went up to 117, I’m thinking about it…….

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Macrae or Steele should beat that.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I just saw that we are playing each other Russty. I’ve changed my mind, 117 is close enough to 120, you should take it.

Russty_

Haha nice try mate but you know even if MaCrae scores 140, the difference between MaCrae and Neale as Captain is only 23 points, it’s almost worth taking the 117…almost 😉

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I lost to Kat by 12 pts last round because I thought Dow would score more than Rachele, I moved Dow to the fwd line and swung Rachele to the mid bench, the difference was 23 pts, in favor of Rachele.

Russty_

That’s a bit of a bitter pill there John, I got lucky with Rachele last week, I think I had to play him. These talented small forwards though, they can be feast or famine with points, I noticed last week, heaps of guys had Rachele off field after his 36 the previous week. It gave me a leg up in the Leagues for sure.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

What stung was it was the first time I’d put Rachele on the bench, plus if I hadn’t traded Stephens for Dow, I wouldn’t have been able to even do that move. Still glad I brought him in, but interesting how some things work out.

Russty_

Hey mate I think almost every season I’ve had in SC bar one, I’ve done things like that, that don’t work out for me. So much of this game is luck, it really is.

demonsdelight

not a fan of all the ads but those shopify ads have me wondering

Winko

Next week podcast heading ,
Cripps unHinged or Port loose again

Russty_

I like it Winko!

The Lost Boys

Hi Community – looking for some advise on who to trade to bring in O’driscol. One of D.Stevens, J.Ward or B.Hough, or alternatively pay up and trade my loophole player B.Uwland in defence? Cheers!

Steele

I’d go ward. Stevens will come back in and score decent but wars scoring isn’t great and will only make around 20k more

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Pick one of the non playing ones.

Steele

Great POD guys! Should I trade Darcy too Preuss this week? I have hayes who I can bring in and play for Preuss this week while he’s suspended. not sure whether too go too Gawn or English or get the cash and go Preuss. What are ur thoughts?

Tophawk

Hi Steele,

I will have Dixon on the bench with the E. If he goes close to a tonne or more, Gibcus will turn into Preuss via many DPPs. Get him early for next week and whack him on the field to get the Dixon tonne. But it remains to be seen if this plays out! Just an idea in case you also have Dixon or you can execute the same with Hayes who plays in the early game tomorrow. Good luck Steele! TH

ST1974

Who to Captain out of Macrae, Gawn or Steele?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

All should be good for the C. But why didn’t you put the VC on Macrae and have the C on Max or Steele as back up.

ST1974

Thanks John. Think I will stick with Macrae (not much between him and Gawn last week).
Decided to put the VC on Neale last night as I thought Collingwood doesn’t have a recognised tagger. It nearly worked except for the first quarter where Neale was ‘tagged’ by Pendles and kept to only 4 disposals.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

A lot of teams had the VC on Neale, so you weren’t the only one. Since I started Macrae for the first time, I’ve been trying to make the most of him by putting the VC on him whenever the Dogs have a early game. round three was the only time he’s let me down.

Russty_

That’s the good thing about Macrae John, usually a pretty safe VC or C…invaluable, was a bit worried in the first quarter he had scored bugger all half way through the first, then 5 minutes later he was on 30 odd.
McCartin had a good first quarter, bit slow in the 2nd, maybe too many Hamburger breaks 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, happy with the Macrae pick, now just waiting to see what McCartin scores so I can work out what trades to do, if any. I could end up doing anything from 0-3 trades this round, but will probably go with 2. Not sure what to do with Rowell, he seems to be their tagging player and not scoring very well because of it. His average is alright because of his first game, but I can’t see him making all that much more cash.

Russty_

It’s be a real shame if Dew continues to use him as a tagger, I’m just gonna leave him there for awhile, at least we know he’s capable of big scores.

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JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I really can’t understand their thinking, not like he did a good job against the Dees and he could be so damaging as an offensive player.

Russty_

I don’t get it either John, they could put Touk and Rowell against Oliver and Petracca without tagging anyone, just a healthy rivalry.

holty01

Well I may have been very lucky. Considered dropping Cripps and was looking to bring in possibly Bont or Hall. Maybe fortunate I held off

Russty_

Dodged one there with Hall Holty, what’s Bont’s story?…he was on fire in the first, and thank Buddha MacRae doesn’t have concussion.

TommyC99

Hinge, Gibcus or Stephens out for O’Driscoll?

Kat

Gibcus or Stephens for me

Tophawk

Punted Stephens tonight. He missed again and O Driscoll had to replace him for DPP purposes. Cheers, TH

Rick Grimes

Is Bailey Smith flying under the radar? Still cheap and absolutely killing it. Gets no attention at all and just runs amuck.

Russty_

He’s looking pretty good except for the 80 Rick, not sure if he’s a mid keeper though?

Russty_

Half time report:
Sydney Swans might win this game, my psychic powers are strong tonight.

Tophawk

The killer swans have landed and many eagles were found dead in the water.

Russty_

Hope Dixon can get his points-on and McCartin can stop fartin ;), close game between you and me this week bud, may the best bastard win!

Tophawk

TH loves slugfests! Not bastards.

Russty_

Are you referring to yourself in the third person?, I’m not sure Russty approves of this, lol

Tophawk

Hahahaha. Lets just say I referred to us both! A great battle going on in 2 of our leagues. You are in good shape with your unique players. Very strong line up. My Dixon-Preuss plan failed to Dixon’s turd can stay on the bench. Does Tophawk have another little plan up his sleeve? Father time will tell! Good luck for the rest of the round mate. TH

Russty_

hehe, I’m thinking you’ll probably leave Hinge where he is and take McCartin’s score so that means you’re gonna offload Ward to someone better? Russty wishes Tophawks luck too mate, a close game’s a good game 🙂

Derek

Had the day all to myself to watch some footy. Got to watch 2 of the worst games of the year.

Not much SC relevance either. At least Daniel gave me something to cheer about.

Haven’t even made a trade this week, wanted to trade out Stephens, but no-one worth trading in. Hopefully a few bubble boy rookies next week.

Up against Holty in 3 leagues, not looking good, should have put C in Macrae like everyone else

Russty_

You need Gawn to score over 150 at least, why not vc or c on Macrae?

Derek

I thought there was a chance Greenwood would restrict Macrae where Max has a pretty easy match up against Flynn.

Russty_

Hope Maxy comes through for you mate.

JuddWarneLoveChild

As if someone at Champion Data doesn’t have Heeney in their team. Last week he was on 92 points in minutes to go. He had 2 junk time kicks, the his last one was a goal with seconds to go (game was dusted) but ends up on 131 points! Today Heeney starts the 4th Q on 70 points, the game is completely over already with WC absolutely smashed. Yet Heeney, despite the entire Q being meaningless finished on 111 points. Tell me Heeney isn’t being favoured by Champion Data… their love child.

JuddWarneLoveChild

As if someone/multiple people at Champion Data don’t have Heeney in their team. Last week he was on 92 points with minutes to go. He had 2 junk time kicks, yes his last one was a goal but there were mere seconds left, the game was dusted but ends up on 131 points! Today Heeney starts the 4th Q on 70 points, the game is effectively over already with WC absolutely smashed. Yet Heeney, despite the entire Q being meaningless finished on 111 points. Tell me he isn’t being favoured by Champion Data… their love child.

Russty_

As if someone/multiple people at Champion Data don’t have Heeney in their team. Last week he was on 92 points with minutes to go. He had 2 junk time kicks, yes his last one was a goal but there were mere seconds left, the game was dusted but ends up on 131 points! Today Heeney starts the 4th Q on 70 points, the game is effectively over already with WC absolutely smashed. Yet Heeney, despite the entire Q being meaningless finished on 111 points. Tell me he isn’t being favoured by Champion Data… their love child.
I just thought I’d go with the flow 🙂

JuddWarneLoveChild

Not my fault JR editing is fubar

Russty_

As if someone/multiple people at Champion Data don’t have Heeney in their team. Last week he was on 92 points with minutes to go. He had 2 junk time kicks, yes his last one was a goal but there were mere seconds left, the game was dusted but ends up on 131 points! Today Heeney starts the 4th Q on 70 points, the game is effectively over already with WC absolutely smashed. Yet Heeney, despite the entire Q being meaningless finished on 111 points. Tell me he isn’t being favoured by Champion Data… their love child.

😉

Derek

For some reason I can’t get into the Groups on SC. Anyone else having the same problem? Can’t up date the JR Survivor

demonsdelight

Tried but same result Looks like you did better with the two parker trades He was one of my very early pick ups after his 5 yr deal Good trade just hoping for Prestia now

Kat

I just had a look and I cant get in either Derek.

Russty_

Yeah same, click on the group and it doesn’t open, surely it’s only temporary, otherwise maybe email them?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You really need to do it a bit earlier in the week Derek. Then this type of thing won’t happen.

Russty_

I’m sure I looked at the groups during the week John, you can look at rounds one to three now but round four isn’t there, someone at HS has stuffed something up.

Steele

Hey community! Dow or odriscoll too bring in for ward? Thanks boys

Russty_

Hi Steele, do you have a mid/def swing? O’Driscoll could end up averaging the same as Dow and for 83k less if he keeps his spot.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I don’t normally look at my league match ups until the second last game of the round and now I know why. I just looked and I am going to bomb out this round, only looking at one win after having six wins in each of the last two rounds.

Russty_

As long as you finish well strong mate, that’s what matters in Leagues, just make the top 8 and anything can happen from there, it’s tough being in Leagues with so many good coaches though.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

In some top leagues for sure Russty, the range is, rank 141 – 877. I need to conserve trades as well, Derek has the right idea, with only one trade used so far.

Russty_

Yep he’ll be coming home strong for sure, slow and steady 🙂

tbone19

Gday DJ, don’t worry about that mate. Keep keeping on with your strategy to get to full premo. Don’t sacrifice your cash gen to get fake premos now, target the guys you want when they get to a discount (Lloyd, Petracca, Oliver). Cheers mate 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Hi tbone, good advice there, sometimes it pays to not look at the leagues and rank for that matter and just concentrate on building your team and the rest will look after itself.

Kat

I have been going Ok as well so far but this week not predicted to win one. Got to stick to plans though and not trade to someone who wasnt in your plans just to try and win one week. Need those rookies to keep fattening before I can trade. Hopefully next week can do an uppgrade

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

You have been going very well Kat, you must be up against some top teams this round. I added to my bad round by not going with my gut regarding my trading. I did exactly what you said not to do, traded to someone who wasn’t in my plans. Was just going to trade Rowell and Gibcus, for Max and O’Driscoll. Had that planned on Thursday, then I doubted myself, didn’t trade Rowell, panicked and traded Bowey out for Short. Then realized I didn’t have enough cash to get Max, so traded Cripps, who I was going to hold. It would have to be one of my worst ever trading rounds. I need to go back to the old days when I did my trades on the Friday and didn’t think about them again.

Kat

Good teams and lots of my on-field rookies, along with Grundy have scored < 60’s. Got Hayes score sitting on the bench as well. Happens sometimes. I was tempted to get Sinclair this week and may regret that but wanted to get a big name mid next week while a couple had big BE’s. Was thinking I could get Sinclair at a later date but gee he played well again today Just not sure of the impact when Jones Clark etc return. Short should still be a good pickup for you. Luckily Rowell wont loose much so is still there to be traded next week. I too kept him though hoping he might make a few more $ but watching today he seems to be getting the tagging role. Very happy with my Saints again today though

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

The Saints are definitely marching into September Kat, being my second team, I am nearly excited as you and Russty. Yes, Sinclair has been in my watchlist from round one, but I keep passing on him for some reason and he keeps going up in price.

tbone19

Hey guys, I’m back after a busy few months to start the footy season. Already did NOD in for Dylan Stephens. Think I hold and look to turn Bowey and Berry into Trac next week or week after. Can understand those wanting to trade Bowey, but at the same time could easily ton up this week. Cheers 🙂

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m a bit torn about what to do with Bowey. It was between him and Rowell and I couldn’t decide, thinking whoever I chose to trade out would be the wrong one. Looks like I was right after the way Rowell is going at the moment, will be lucky to get to his BE.

Daniel

Docherty or Hewett in for Cripps this week?

Russty_

Reckon either would be great pickups Daniel but are you sure you want to trade Cripps out if he’s only missing one week?

Good Player

Hewett will get more expensive the longer that you wait but you need both if you want to win

owell

Rowell continuing his terrible scoring, should have traded him like I was going to, but I decided to give him one more chance. Hope he improves, otherwise he will be going next week.

Westy

Rowell to Green seems like a reasonable option.
I think I may need to do something about Davies too.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

That’s one that I am looking at, I should have traded him in three weeks ago when I said I preferred him over Cripps, now he’s gone up over 100k. It will be him or Brayshaw, just depends on who else I trade out on whether I can afford it or not.

owell

I took my Macrae 158 VC score, but Steele who I had as C, is giving him a run for his money.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I might end up trading Cripps after saying I wouldn’t.

ST1974

Gibcus to O’Driscoll and Bowey to Daniel Rioli/Riley Bonner or just the first trade.

Thoughts?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just the first trade.

Good Player

Do both Bowey is a yo-yo rioli is a 2 lines keeper

Good Player

I dumped two 1-game-wonders Bowey & Rowell for Sinclair and Gresham. My oh my that has turned out well so far

Kat

Well done They played well today

Russty_

Bowey did ok, got ripped off with some points, for what he cost initially, he’s been good.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

It was good to start with him, I think if I had my time again, I wouldn’t have traded him out today, still might be a good D7 come seasons end, but I guess we started him as an expensive cash cow and the cash was about to dry up, so in that respect it was time for him to go. I just wish I’d picked a better player to trade him to.

Russty_

Bowey to Short is a good trade John, mine was Bowey to Rioli, maybe not so good if Vlastuin was the cause of his 64, Short will be a keeper…not so sure about Rioli yet.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

56. They said he was stuck on the bench a bit as well, so that wouldn’t have helped.

Russty_

Yeah 64 for Rioli, 56 for Short, someone needs to take Vlastuin out! LOL

Weneverweaken

I have Grundy, English, Preuss, Hayes and Xerri.
Hayes and Xerri on my forward bench.
Very tempted to trade butters to a cheap never playing Ruck/Fwd.
Gets Hayes score. Gives me cash so next week I can go Rowell to Sinclair. Or Doc, or somebody
And let’s me do looping between all my Ruck/Fwds for the rest of the year. Sick of benching the wrong ruck each week.
Thoughts

Russty_

Yeah why not…Benning might be the one.

Good Player

Predicted is 2413
12 already played including Macrae as captain for 1479 Witts and Daicos the only scores below 100. Still have Oliver, Docherty, Hewett, Sicily, Green, Jackson, Coniglio, Brodie,Martin, O’driscoll to play.

How is everybody else going

Kat

Nowhere near as well as you, I will be lucky to break 2100

Lazza

Didn’t think I’d be trading Grundy and Rowell by R6 .. it’s happening

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’ve stuffed my trades this round, was looking at trading Rowell, but gave him one more chance, so upgraded Bowey to Short instead. I could have gone to Doc or Stewart, so it kind of hurts that Bowey will probably out score Short.

Lazza

Similar for me John.. traded out Ryan for Rioli.. 🙄

Russty_

I traded Bowey for Rioli lol, gotta love this game.

Tophawk

And I traded out Bowey for Sicily. It aint looking good for the “Sic”!! He will probably overdose on chocolate today. LOL

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JohnDJ59.Black Flag

That isn’t such a bad trade TH, I looked at that one myself.

Kat

Short has tonned up every week until now so hopefully comes good again next week.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I remember playing against all these teams with short and not having him. It was the main reason I traded him in, after not being in my plans.

Russty_

Always the way mate, I traded Bowey also only to see him outscore my trade-in

demonsdelight

Short’s disposal let him down

Russty_

Short is a keeper John but Bowey probably isn’t, was a bit of a worry how low Short went though, Short had 17 kicks so I’d assume not that many of them were effective. Haven’t watched the game yet.
Wonder how much having Vlastuin back affected Short’s score?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

That was exactly it, I think Russty. I was mucking around just before the Rich game, looking at different trades. Did the Bowey to Short trade, then looked at the teams and wondered if Vlastuin coming in for Gibcus would change things for Short. I decided to get Bowey back, but I was still in the middle of changing it back, when I ran out of time. It was the first time I’d tried it, so wasn’t sure how it worked. I used to laugh at people who said they did this type of thing, thinking I would never do that. It really wasn’t one of my best days. I’ll just write this one off and try to forget about it. Looking at 2/10 league wins and my team doesn’t seem any better after using 3 trades.

Russty_

Know how you feel mate, I’m having a rather mediocre week myself, don’t know why I didn’t start Hayes onfield over Dixon but I didn’t and I’ll probs lose most of my League matchups this week also.
It’s a long game though bud, can come home real strong if you don’t run out of trades.
I need to sit on my hands for awhile and just let it ride. Lots of under-performers for me this week so just have to trust that they’ll bounce back.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I had Hayes at F7 with the E to start with, but I swung him with Dixon to R3 for some reason that doesn’t come to mind, just to add to my bad decisions today. I’ll probably do two trades next week, Rowell will be leaving my team, a week late, but that’s how it goes.

Russty_

What were the other 2 trades you did John?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Gibcus to O’Driscoll and Cripps to Max, on top of the Bowey to Short. I had planned to only do two trades. Gibcus to O’Driscoll and Rowell to Max.

Russty_

Oh so you got Maxy back…I don’t think you stuffed up your trades at all John, Rowell you could go to Gresham next week, or a rookie.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Getting Max back was really good, I missed him, but where I stuffed up was trading out Bowey, when I planned not to and by doing so, had to use three trades and Cripps, who I planned to hold, to bring Max in. So in the wash up, I have Max which is a plus, but I would have anyway and I no longer have Cripps, who I was happy to hold after bringing him in. Gibcus to O’Driscoll and Rowell to Max was a nice clean two trades and I should have stuck with that, instead of mucking around experimenting just before a game started.

Tophawk

Exactly my thoughts too Russty. Short had a terrible DE yesterday but his overall output was way down. He did not get a pozzie in the last quarter after sitting on the bench for the first half of it. I fear Vlastuin coming back has had an impact on him. Hopefully its just temporary.

demonsdelight

Bit rough on Bowey Intercept mark and brilliant goal for 7 points really?

Russty_

I saw that, it showed on fanfooty that he went up by +12 but it didn’t happen.
Nice win by the Dees Neil, they killed em in the third.

demonsdelight

saints / dees granny Russty how good

Russty_

Don’t think we’re quite there yet mate to get to the Dee’s standard, we still lack star power, although Gresham, King and Sinclair’s improvement is encouraging at least for the future. Happy to win 4 in a row though, hopefully finals this year.

Kat

I was at the game today Russty and while not as good as the Richmond win they had some great patches of play. They were lucky for most of the third quarter, were under pressure for a long time with the ball spending a lot of time in our defensive third but GC’s poor disposal and kicking for goal let us off the hook and meant it wasn’t a lot closer. Nice to see a few wins live this year.

Russty_

Nice Kat getting to see the Saints play live and win!, It did look like a bit of a grind that game, good that we toughed it out, Gold Coast aren’t pushovers anymore. Was Rowell tagging the whole game?

Kat

I would more say he was head to head with Steele and Steele easily won that battle

Tophawk

How good was Tom Green tonight in a losing side. Superb performance. Get onboard the Green train before it leaves the station!

Russty_

He’s going alright Tommy boy, good to see another wranger doing well.

demonsdelight

got him a few weeks ago very happy just in the wrong team GWS has a lot of players past their best whereas the Dees are in their prime and ,dare I say, their best is still to come Weideman remains a weakness however Brown is better in all facets . Would be good to see melbourne blood VAN ROOYEN a real talent just waiting

Russty_

When’s your curlytops wranger coming back into the side Neil, you know the one with the 48 metre run-up?…lol

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Next week, I would think.

demonsdelight

this week I hope

VossTheBoss

1717 with Docherty, Ridley, Brodie, Chapman, Hewett and Martin left

I dont want chocolate today, i want some tons!!

Good Player

you’re going well and should be 2300+ at the end but who can say which Ridley & Brodie turn up

SchittSangers

Nice score Vossy what is your predicted? I see an extra 416 plus whatever the prediction is for Ridley & Chapman

SchittSangers

Ouch. I’ve copped a few potatoe bombs this round with Grundy and Jacko taking a scoring holiday and then having to put JHF on field to cover for Cripps. Also had Hayes on the Ruck pine with no way to loop his score but, I finally got my Captain right!

1760 from 16 – Predicted is 2339

I assume that will keep me in the Survivor league for another week but I can’t check the standings due to a glitch at Supercoach site.

Still have Docherty (120), Hewett(117), Sicily(104), O’Driscoll(57), Brodie(91) & Martin(90) to play. Brodie & Martin probably wont get their predictions but I might still scrape home with 2300 if the others play a full game

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Just lost my game in ”Jolly Jockers” to CHAMPS, by 4pts, will be the only league that I won’t have won a game, but considering he is 1st in the league, my first win can’t be too far away. Will only win one game this round, with a score around 2,100.

Nifty

Sorry John, thought you had me with yr C on Macrae.. close game though..

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes it was a bit up and down Nifty, each time I looked, I was contemplating a different outcome. When Max and Oliver got going I thought I might be a chance and Hewett nearly got me over the line. I was looking good at quarter time in the Carlton game, but not to be. I think for the sake of my blood pressure I need to go back to not looking at the match ups until the end of the round, looking at them won’t change the result.

Derek

I don’t look at my match ups until the last game, too many moving parts to worry about.

I knew I was up against Holty in 3 leagues this week, will be struggling in them with Grundy, Short not going good and playing Rachelle over Hayes (again)

Russty_

That’s a super close one John, well done to Nifty and bad luck to you mate, I’m also having a shitey week, 3, maybe 4 league wins if I’m lucky, (one of them being you in Holy Grail)…sorry about that, most have my number this week due to bad on field choices or bad trading choices lol.
Good news is, there’s still plenty of time to get our sh*t together and fix our teams 🙂
P.S Jolly Jockers is the League I’m doing the worst in also!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I seem to have at least one close one each week Russty and at the moment I’m very much in the negative. There were a few things that I could have done differently that would have given me a few extra wins, including our game, but you could say exactly the same thing. I’ll be doing two trades early this week and then not looking at my team until after the Dogs play next Saturday afternoon and I won’t be looking at my match ups until the the last game of the round, so that I’m not tempted to do anything stupid. I can’t afford to burn any extra trades like I did this round.

SchittSangers

2232 with only Sicily left to play. I might get the 2339 predicted or I could end up sub 2300 either way it looks like a good score based on other scores in my leagues

Tophawk

Good score Schitt……I am on 2137 with Ward and Sicily to come. Oh how I pray Ward finally delivers a score which reflects his draft pick tomorrow. Cheers TH

SchittSangers

Thank TH, I’m having a good start to the season after a couple of real shockers where I finished outside the first 30k!
This year I decided to go back to my old ways and do a proper preseason putting in the research hard yards myself rather than rely on the opinions of the revered or the outspoken public.
As a result I started with Hewett, English, Cripps, Heeney, Witts, Brodie, & Sicily plus 7 ‘Premos’ It helps when you have 7 players that everybody tells you aren’t keepers or are ‘massive risks’ averaging 100+ after the first 4 and, the cash saved enabled me to jump on Docherty, Jackson, Sinclair & Gresham early to put me in a position where only 2 of my onfield squad ave less than 85 (Xerri,NOD) and this week I’ll trade Grundy to Preuss and Durdin to butters so that NOD is my only onfield player with a sub 90 average.
I had the C on Cripps last week 🙁 if I had put it on Macrae I would ranked 6th, instead I’m ranked 629. Hopefully this week I can pull back a few more points and get a bit closer to the pointy end. Every year that I’ve finished top 500 I have been outside the top 10,000 up until bye time so I’m feeling confident about getting some cash from rupert this year

Russty_

Well done this week, I was ranked 700 odd last week, won’t be this week though haha…early days though, it’s the last third of the season that’s the business end.

SchittSangers

I agree mate, the only time that I ever finished top 100 I was ranked 20k+ at this stage. Although I believe that if you want to have any chance at the big prize you have to be within 600 points by the time the byes are over.

Russty_

I just usually play for Leagues, winning the whole thing is never something I thought I had the time or skill for haha, but it wouldn’t take much this year for me to be better than last year, last season was terrible.

SchittSangers

It seemed like an unusually high number of injuries happened last year I had my worst total score ever.
This year I would have been top 10 since week 2 if I got my captains right and Cripps my only injury

Tophawk

Thats awesome mate. Doing good research yourself before any season is the way to go. At the same time you can participate in these forums and from time to time pick up some really good intel too. Because of my decent rank early, I am trading aggressively given the 5 extra trades. This Covid hysteria is slowly abating with only premo in Isaac Cummings removed from a team as a covid protocol precaution this week. My goal is to be at full premo ASAP with all trades from here closely considered to suit the byes. Then come the byes, almost at full premo it is then time to start pulling back on the trades and coast for a while. Then finish the team off for the run home. Thats the plan! Will it work? Only the SC gods can answer that. Cheers, TH

SchittSangers

Good Luck!
I hope to be full premo at the byes also, at least 18 premos playing in first week traditionally the scores seem to be lower that round and I think that I might be able move forwards in rank with that strategy.
Injuries and suspensions are the only thing that can cause problems for me atmo, Sicily my only real suspension risk but with Cripps, Heeney, Gresham and Coniglio injuries are a constant worry. Mid price investment was a great strategy this year (and last year) and atmo appears to be a better way of making cash than the expensive rookies except Daicos.
DPP changes will deliver some new premos to defence and fwd so I’m waiting for those changes before i cash in Daicos, Xerri, Brodie, Coniglio, Witts. I should be able to turn each of them into the best players that I don’t have by getting rid of rookies for cheap dpps and just running with 3 bench players to provide 80 ave cover on all 4 lines.
That’s the plan but all good plans can easily unravel

Russty_

You should get in some better leagues next year Dave, I’ve got plenty of scores over 2300 in mine that make my 2191 look like garbage lol

SchittSangers

I’m only in 4. Two that I’ve been running for a few years where the others have been great in previous years but are struggling this year and two random codes that I grabbed from this forum a couple of days before things started.
When I posted my progress here and nobody responded in kind I assumed that I must be going well 🙂

Russty_

I think you are going pretty well, top 500 easy, probably better…. this panic room used to have 700+ posts per week, it’s dropped off a fair bit, a shame really.

SchittSangers

Yeah last week I was only high 2200’s coz of having the C on Cripps but I went from 1280 something to 629, if I had have put C on Macrae I would have been ranked =6th even with the Cripps score.
I added Sinclair & Gresham this week for Bowey & Rowell but stinkers from Grundy and JHF who covered for Cripps plus a sub par game from Doch have probably negated the extra points that they gave me

Derek

You have started great. Seems like really aggressive trading as well, how many trades have you used?

you can’t win SuperCoach in the first 5 weeks, but you can set yourself up for a decent shot.

Derek

I play far to conservative. Every year I say I’ll trade more aggressively, but end up wimping out.

made 1 trade so far

Russty_

Hey, if you hold out early like you are, you’ll be able to make 2 trades a week up to round 22 from now on, nothing wrong with that.

SchittSangers

Sometimes you need to back yourself and remember that it is a luck based game that is free to play so, you can’t lose anything but you can win something. When your luck is good you need to push it to the limit and when it’s bad just accept the fact and wait for next year

SchittSangers

Bailey Smith & Butters are 2 players that I don’t have that are still relatively cheap and look like top 10 players in their positions. I want them both this week but I also want Preuss so I might use another boost and offload Grundy, JHF and McCartin.
I have english, Jackson, Xerri & Hayes to cover for Preuss so his high risk is mitigated and at some stage soon I will also turn Witts into Gawn. Hopefully Preuss will appreciate in value quickly and I can move english to R1 and trade Preuss plus a rookie for the best FWD that I don’t have.
I expect to come out of the byes with 24 players averaging 100+ and at least 10 trades left for injury cover

SchittSangers

I’ve traded every week I think 🙂 I have 27 left and I used a boost one week BUT I got the mid pricers right at the start and only traded out 1 Premo (steele after round 2) and I used the cash to get Docherty & Jackson.
The only positions where I dont have 100+ averages are D6, M8 Daicos and F4,5,6 where the lowest ave is Xerri at 81.5 before this week now his ave is 86.
Based on that it looks very easy to have 22 onfield averaging 100+ from 27 trades especially when you consider that the players that I will need to upgrade will all be 400k+ and my bench rookies will be between 270k and 350k.
I think that you can win it in the first 5 weeks if you have a bit of luck and keep faith

Srixi

Anyone have any DPP predictions that could make for interesting trade ins?

I’m thinking Zorko, Pendels for defence, will be nice to slot daicos back too.

Hopeful for a few fwds Gawn would be nice Josh Kelly isn’t looking too likely

I have another POD in mind but might keep that to myself

Russty_

Sinclair should get it.

Srixi

Sinclair will 100%

I have my eye on Parker

Derek

I’ve invested in Parker and Libba in most of my draft teams thinking both might get FWD

SchittSangers

Xerri, Heeney, Silvagni, Butters

demonsdelight

Barracking for the underdog sorry Hedski where ever you are Go Hawkers give em hell NDD

Derek

Any win is a good win, but boy are the wins against Cats sweeter than most

Tophawk

Go the baby hawks!!!

demonsdelight

They are playing well but still have a few defensive holes and a ruck problem

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sliding door moment on Saturday, wondering if I should trade Bowey out or not, looking at Sicily/Sinclair/Short. Of cause I chose the wrong one.
I shouldn’t have even traded him, but I could have at least picked the right player to trade him to when I did.

Kat

I would say you will only know if it was a good or bad trade after a few weeks. Sicily having a good game today but who knows next week and while Sinclair has been having a great season and I wish I had him, I’m sure he will have a bad week like Short did this week at some time and his role may change when Jones, Clark and maybe Hanneberry (although who knows if he ever plays again) come back into the team. Give it a few weeks before you will know for sure. It’s frustrating this game sometimes though and really is a lot of luck mixed with a bit of knoweledge and skill

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

That is true Kat, one game doesn’t make a season, just frustrating that I feel I wasted a trade. I also looked at Stewart and Doc, so there were a few ways I could have gone, just annoying that any of them would have been a better outcome. Also a bit worried that it might have been more than just a bad game, whether Vaistuin coming into the team made a difference or not. Will be interesting to see how it plays out.

Derek

As a Hawks fan, I was cheering every one of his 10 interceptions in the first half alone. Didn’t care that he was causing me to lose a number of my leagues. Great game.

demonsdelight

Rowell out Sis in hate it and the flog’s never been in any of my sides but it will be hard at that price to ignore same as Parker

Tophawk

Hi John, You need a bit of luck when bringing in premos and get them to fire straight away. I already had Short and traded Bowey too. I brought in Sicily because of his very friendly price tag. He scored 126 today and also copped the Short turd. Next week Short will probably bounce back and Sicily have a down game. Just have to take the good with the bad in this caper. Cheers, TH

Russty_

Too early to say it was the wrong one John, for this week it was for sure, but Short was averaging 116 before this week. I don’t think Bowey was ever a keeper, you can still get Sicily.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Very wise words Russty, yes I can still get Sicily, something to ponder, though just about everyone will be jumping on him now, so maybe I’ll look at May or Sinclair, just to be different.

Russty_

Sinclair I jumped on last week for 526, still very low ownership, May even lower. You know how you regretted what you did last week?…well I traded out Butters to Brodie. I also traded Whitfield out for Sinclair and Bowey out for Rioli.
I do believe it will be the better trade in the long run because when Wines comes back in, Butters could drop 50’s again. Brodie has been consistent even with his low T.O.G.
Not sure how the Rioli one is gonna work out yet, haha.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Oh shit, I didn’t realize Russty, Butters to Brodie was a little bit sideways, but Brodie has been great, glad I started him. Whitfield to Sinclair was a really good trade, you should be rapt about that one. I think we could have both held Bowey, not like he was a disaster or anything and looked at our options in the coming weeks, but what is done is done. I just did three rage trades just for fun, got rid of three players I wasn’t happy about this round. Short to Sicily, Rowell to Hobbs, Grundy to Brayshaw. I know, Short, but boy do I feel a whole lot better, haha.

Russty_

Yeah it was very sideways John as I think all 3 were really but I’m happy to see the back end of Whitfield, if Bowey drops another 40 and Rioli tons up again I’ll feel very vindicated about that one 🙂
Your rage trades sounded like fun, although I think Short will outscore Sicily by the end of the season.
Rowell to Rosas might be a better trade this week and if I were you mate, I’d go Grundy straight to English.
He’s currently the 2nd best fwd and the best ruck in the game.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes, Rowell to Rosas was one that I had put down to do, just not sure how long he will be in the team though, while Hobbs looks like he will be given a run. I might have to get English in, even though I keep expecting him to drop a bad score, it hasn’t really happened yet, 96 being his worst.

Russty_

Hobbs will be given a run for sure but I’d like to see him back up first, and he’s in a very crap team, it’s interesting looking at Players and Ruck filter, 2 of the top 3 rucks are English and Witts, no one would’ve expected that.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Went with Rowell to Gresham and Grundy to English. That will most probably change, but at the moment, not having English could hurt my team.

Russty_

He’s really come along as a Ruckman/Fwd , he’s more solid in the body, more confident and can do more good things than previous years, he was a skinny rookie type player before who lacked oomph.
He’s got the weight, the age and the experience now to dominate.

demonsdelight

Holty u r are blessed one lousy point in the draft and 330 left on the pine Hard to beat this guy NND

Shake n bake

I had mccrae as vc in our draft league so l put T Greene on with the capt and McKay on the bench but for a some reason l didn’t get McKay pts. I would have won. Not sure why.

Derek

I thought I was beat.

you only can use 1 emergency player.

Derek

Already had Adam’s come on as emergency

Shake n bake

But l had a full midfield that’s why l put McKay on the pine with the vc on Greene in the fwd line. I was short in def with Cummins and McGovern out. Such shit luck with both our due to Covid. I just thought if had put a non playing fwd on I’d get a fwds score. I would have put the capt on McGovern otherwise and left McKay on.

Russty_

Did you only have one bench player who scored Shake?
Only the single LOWEST score on your bench counts as an emergency, and it can be from any position.

demonsdelight

Scaled up 1 point so I drew with the champ

Russty_

The Holt is a force of nature mate, he has a keen sense for this game and seems to make the right choices instinctively. I on the other hand, am a battler but am at least having a decent start to the season, it sure is fun this game if you’re going ok.
I’ve experienced enough of the alternative to last a lifetime!

Matty C

You can get an early look at some of the DPP changes by clicking on players and filtering DPP only. Parker and Libba fwd and Zorko, Pendles defence stood out early.

Daz

DPP are allocated. Anywhere you can see a full list?

Shake n bake

There is 19 changes to Daicos Xerri Pendals Sinclair butters Zorko brayshaw Ziebel MacDonald Martin Libba Parker Hill Lipinski balta Houston C MacDonald Goldstein