PODCAST | Down, down, doubling down!

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Lekdog, Damo and Patch sit around and talk about rookies, premiums, Supercoach and – shockingly – some football analysis with all three boys coming off wins. 

Lek brings in someone he never thought he would, Damo gives us some quickfire yes or no keeper questions and Patch is… also there, I guess. 

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Shake n bake

I think Gawn misses more than 1

Rick Grimes

Will just run with Pruess and Hayes. They need 2 weeks to fatten right up, anyway.

Derek

Thinking Gawn to Darcy, get Gawn back once he is fit and Hayes has maxed out his price.

Rick Grimes

That’s a sneaky option. I’m just concerned Darcy is liable to break at any moment. Not sure he’s a season long proposition.

Derek

I’ve been saving trades, 27 left before any trades this week

My early week thinking
OUT: Gawn, Butters & MacDonald
IN: Darcy, Petracca, Rioli

Rick Grimes

Ah nice one. You can afford to burn a couple.

Streaka

Yep Butters is on a knives edge with me also.

harryhoudinis

I like your thinking on Petracca. I keep saying every week I want him in the team and this is a good week to pull the trigger. He and Rioli I’m on board with this week. My only question is to also go Carroll or even Ben Hobbs isn’t out of the question with Essendon saying they want to give him more mid time

Shake n bake

Gawn given all clear to train.

demonsdelight

They could still rest him though shake West coast don’t have any rucks jackson and weideman can handle that

Russty_

Let’s hope Gawny has himself in his SC team and plays.

Shake n bake

I think ur right Neil

demonsdelight

gawn cleared

Rick Grimes

Great podcast gents. Top drawer.

Lekdog

Cheers Rick

Keenbutclueless

I am the Preuss Goose (or how to stuff your SC season)

I was a Gawn Grundy owner.

In round 5, Grundy drops a turd of 53, is about to plummet from his 587k price, and simultaneously Preuss has played 2 games and about to make serious cash. Sam Hayes played one game and looking like a genuine R3. So I passed on Preuss, sticking with Grundy and Grawn and deciding on Hayes as R3.

Round 6. Grundy back on track with 129. Preuss 117 and Hayes 117. Still feeling ok with the decision. Then news of Grundys injury. Still not too late for Preuss at 298k, but decide that Hayes can be R2 because he was better onfield than Ward, McDonald etc

Round 7, Hayes drops a 53. Preuss 109.

Ok, the Hayes experiment at R2 has failed, bring in Pruess at 368k. Missed 164k in price rises, but still value for a guy cracking the ton each time he steps on the park. Done

First game Round 8, Hayes pops out 98. Reverse Preuss trade. Get Hayes on field.

Gawn injured.

Options Round 9. Preuss now 419k. I guess some value. Or it’s Brayshaw for Ward and Strndica for Dixon. Am leaning towards Strndica.

So this is how I went from Grundy and Gawn to Hayes and Strndica. Oh how I suck at SC! And it all comes from not choosing Preuss. Not just once, but at almost every conceivable stage. Hence I am the Preuss Goose in 2022. Roll on 2023.

Russty_

I’m also a Preuss Goose Keen, thought he’d get injured or knock someone’s head off after one game. Maybe you could change your name to GoosebutPruessless? 😉

Keenbutclueless

That’s gold, Russty

Derek

I was all over Starting Pruess Round 1. I had dreams about it and it was perfect in line with my traditional risky R2 strategy.

He goes and gets suspended for round 1. I decide after all my years to finally go the set n forget ruck.

Even when Pruess was on the bubble, like you i decided to wait a week and get Hayes.

If Gawn doesn’t play, i’m trading to Darcy. stuff it.

harryhoudinis

Haha that’s a great story. I’m glad to say Preuss was one call I got right this season and I started with him, choosing to ride the first week’s suspension.
However I’ll probably have my own story soon, perhaps later in the year. It will go with something like…. Every week I went to trade out Whitfield and Butters but something else always came up so I held on. So I kept backing them in to turn it around. And they….. (you know how it ends)

Derek

ah yes, that story. I had the Cripps chapter last year

Russty_

I’m thinking the 5 extra trades we got this year were 5 extra sideways trades lol

Lekdog

You walked so we could run!

Derek

regarding the new DPP position players.

For the round 12 changes, is it data for the whole year to date or is it just the data for rounds 6 to 11? that will determine if a player gets DPP?

Last few weeks, Both Tom Mitchell and the Bont must be getting close if you only look at the rounds 6 onwards.

dontblushbaby

A minimum of 6 games prior to R12 and must have played 35% in a position to have DPP added, Bont,D.Cameron.MComb,Hobbs are a big chance ,Marshall, Max might also be a long shot from R18 having spent approx 27% in the FWD ? Also Short for Def/Mid is a chance

Derek

So if someone has played all the games they need to have averaged 35% forward for all the games, not just for the period after round 5?

Russty_

To me it looks like just the 6 games before rd 12, not all games.

Derek

if that is the case, Bont is almost a certainly and Titch won’t be far away.

dontblushbaby

Copied & Pasted —————– A minimum of six games is required to be considered for DPP before Round 12. Players must play at least 35 per cent in a position to have DPP added.

Streaker

What about Heath Chapmans 136 for cover hey old Patchy boy…

Lekdog

oh baby!

Shake n bake

English to miss due to illness

The Ranger

Noooooo!!!
I’ve held him for three weeks already!!

demonsdelight

You have had a run from hell mate

Russty_

Hope he gets straight back into the elite scoring for you when he gets back Ranger, he’s a wait and see for me, with Martin there and he might be a bit cold on form. I do really want him in my fwd line to finish the season.

Lazza

How important is it to get fresh rookies now? Are there more on the horizon?
Over the next 2 weeks I had planned to rid myself of Dixon, Ward and McDonald except that it presents a massive hole for R12. Only Clark is a R12 rookie, well a rookie worth getting.
There’s an option to swap Daicos for Dawson and go early on Clark who also plays R12.
I have 6 money making rookies all playing.. do I really need to top up now 🤔
Or do I just forfeit R12 and make certain of R13 and R14 🤔

Russty_

H Laz, I’m thinking double down this week to Rioli and Hamilton, leaves me with 13 out for round 12.
Already had some cash in the bank so those moves leave me with 600k to bring in the likes of Dawson, Laird, Clark, English over the next few weeks, and that should even out the spread over the byes. I think it is important to turn the rookies over when they’re close to maxed and new ones are available otherwise new ones might not be there when you need em.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m doing a triple downgrade, JHF>Carroll, MacDonald>Rioli, Dixon>Stmadica/Hamilton and just accepting that I won’t be winning any league games this round and there will be the posibility that I won’t survive another week in Derek’s Survivor Div 1.

Lekdog

I’m cooked for Round 12 but trying to hold rookies who are playing that week where I can

demonsdelight

We should really cull Noddy and Daics but i am the same as you lek keeping both for numbers

Russty_

I’ve cut Nod but am reluctant to cull Daicos, McCartin and DeKoning just yet…they’re all so handy.
Dixon is gone this week.

Last edited 2 months ago by Russty_
Derek

i’m looking at culling Dixon & Gibcus this week and holding Daicos, SDK & McCartin for a few more weeks. Hoping there will be a decent DEF rookie in the next few weeks

Russty_

Cleary is debuting this week.

demonsdelight

did he play for coburb ?

Lazza

And coached them too..

Derek

i will need to be at my best this week. I have match ups against Lazza, Russty, NDD & Shake

First match against Russty for the year

Managed a couple of close wins against Shake (1pt & 69pts)

But i’m batting 0-2 against Neil and 0-1 against Lazza so far this season

Heading down to Melbourne to watch a couple of games, Friday night’s game plus the Hawks vs Tigers on saturday.

Can’t decide between Petracca or Libba to join my team this week?

Rick Grimes

Trac will score 150 this week.

demonsdelight

good luck mate enjoy the dees sorry melbourne

Russty_

Good luck this week mate and enjoy your Melb trip, you’ve pretty much outscored me the last 2 weeks so it should be a close one.

Lazza

Good luck Derek, before trades it seems we only have 6 on field differences. Will be close, we’ll should be.
Libba has been best performed over the last month.. but I’d be more inclined to go with Trac.. but only if you can’t afford Brayshaw that is 🤔

Derek

I have Neale, Macrae, Oliver, Cripps, Steele & Miller already who i think are fairly safe top 8 midfielders and most people will have

The next group of Brayshaw, Petracca, Laird, Merrett, Parish, Titch, Walsh, Bont to fill the other two places will be what separates the teams in the run home. There might not be much between them, but one of them might just pop and one might fail (we already know Titch is headed there)

Petracca is cheap and has a couple of very nice games. he will be my pick this week, never though much about Brayshaw, but he can certainly play.

Derek

Laird is the other one i’ll probably get, mainly because of the Crows run from round 12 onwards and the SC Finals.

Derek

i left out my boy Mills who was locked into my starting team when SC opened but i wasn’t going to risk his injury, what a player!

demonsdelight

green maybe derek ?

Derek

I missed boat on Green

Russty_

He only really had the 2 good scores, the rest were quite average for a mid.

daniel

Unsure whether to trade:
– Hinge + Butters to –> Sicily (via SDK into FWD) + Rioli Jnr
or
– Hinge + Butters to –> Goldstein + Rioli Jnr ($148,000 left in bank)

Cobba

Sicily for sure.
You would think once Xerri comes back Goldy’s scores will drop significantly.

Russty_

For sure

Lazza

What he said .. 👆

Shake n bake

Gawn to play

Shake n bake

Gibcus to miss

Russty_

oh well that helps me to make up my mind about him, out he goes!

Derek

i was trading him and Dixon anyway

demonsdelight

dixon may be handy with english

Derek

I got no one else ready to trade out, need the cash this week to upgrade.

Derek

JR SURVIVOR ROUND 8

We are starting to see the importance of having immunity.

This week we had 3 teams have to use immunity this week to survive. This has a flow on effect, meaning a team who might have thought they had survived another week, gets unexpected elimination.

ELIMINATIONS

The following teams have been eliminated this week

Div 1: Dannyboy, Freelancers & bob’s dogs
Div 2: Rusty’s Bears, SPECKY McGEES & BigBangKickers
Div 3: Bala’s BitcoinBoys, Topgun & The Big Reds
Div 4: Class On Grass, Finnally & The Reaper (Wombats with Immunity)
Div 5: BringBackBanger, POWERPLAY & The Instagator
Div 6: Macca’s Magic, ThunderBuddies & Donut Foresake Me
Div 7: Sheeds, BigKevsBoys & malt.teaser
Div 8: The Fishermen, Bandar Pygmies, Sleeveless Pies & Bass to Mouth (Stoopid Llamas with Immunity)
Div 9: RoughheadNSwallow, 88 MPH & Flying Dutchman (The PeoplesChampion with Immunity)

IMMUNITY

It must feel great to be wearing the Immunity necklace at the start of a round, sleep well all weekend.

The following teams will have immunity from elimination this week;

Div 1: EAGLE POWER (2345)
Div 2: HawkaMania (2436)
Div 3: SchittSangers (2387)
Div 4: Nuk Nuk (2406)
Div 5: Same Olds (2315)
Div 6: Dam Dogs (2458)
Div 7: FyfeIsLyf (2393)
Div 8: FunkHouser (2358)
Div 9: Vlaustin Time (2409)

Thanks fellas

Russty_

Thanks Derek, survived another week, it’s getting towards the pointy end though. Bad luck to Kat and Gator going out of Div 5 this week, well played guys.

demonsdelight

yeah real great coaches pity good luck guys

Lazza

Go you good thing ..

Derek

Div 5 is tough

Derek

Mind you Div 2 is a tough. There are 10 teams left ranked 8,500 or better, where Div 8 has 4 teams still remaining who are ranked worse than 40k. go figure.

Kat

Thanks Russty. Was fun while it lasted but I wasn’t good enough last week. Good luck to everyone going forward and thanks to Derek for running it. I’m just glad I lasted a few weeks

demonsdelight

Same olds has won immunity a few times in div 5

Russty_

I would’ve got it easy last week if I didn’t pick Gawn as C.

Nifty

Yeah, beat my score by 22 points to get immunity.. ouch

John

Sorry mate, I’m sure your time will come 👍

Nifty

Ah cheers John, I might struggle now. ☹️

Last edited 2 months ago by Nifty
John

Cheers DD, yes I’ve been very lucky against the big names in Div5 the last few weeks, first timer in Survivor as well, always watched from afar over the last few seasons but thought I’d give it a crack this one. Thanks Derek for putting the time and effort into it, life can throw lots of curve balls at you and something like this can become a chore but you handle it well 👍

demonsdelight

great to hear from you John You’re going super well wish you well for the remainder great name SameOlds cheers

Shake n bake

Odriscall JHF to also miss

Russty_

Cheers mate, good timing with the trading this week then.

Lazza

Early trading finally working out for me … a lot of Rookies out this week ..
Ginnivan.. never had him
Ward.. traded this week
MacDonald… this week’s loophole, will be Clark next week
JHF.. traded a couple of weeks back
Gollant .. traded out last week
NOD … traded out a couple of weeks back

Only have two not playing this week… could be one if I swap the Dixon trade to MacDonald … not likely to reverse that as I need the loopholes.

Russty_

Hi Laz, just keep your eye on McDonald not being named as Medi-sub though.

Lazza

😳

Lazza

I read somewhere on here that someone last week reversed a trade for a player who had already played (bought back in) and one that hadn’t.. basically trading back in a fixed score or loophole … is that a thing, or did I misinterpret 🤔

Russty_

I couldn’t tell you mate, somehow doesn’t seem fair if that is the case though.

Lazza

Problem solved … I reversed the trade and traded out Macdonald and reinstated Ward as my loophole .. till he becomes Clark next week.
Thanks Russty..

Russty_

Oh good stuff Laz, probably better off than risking the other scenario…Murphy’s Law and all that jazz.

Lazza

And having already been caught out in R2 .. cost me 180 pts ..

Lazza

BTW – apropos my pathetic Capt record… I said I’d give fair warning…
This week I currently have Macrae into Oliver..

Russty_

I think you’ll be pretty safe there mate, especially Oliver against the Eagles

Kat

Bugger that is who I have gone. Do I risk keeping it the same haha?

Lazza

😬

demonsdelight

thanks just changed to neale

Lazza

😁

holty01

Well I haven’t worked this week out well. All my rookies ready for culling are all defenders and none who are on the bubble are defenders. What to do? 🤔

Russty_

Hi Holty, you could trade Gibcus and O’Driscoll out for a premo and Cleary, and maybe also Hough out for Rioli Carroll or Hamilton. ..but you have 6 defenders playing so you don’t really have to do anything.

Last edited 2 months ago by Russty_
holty01

Cheers mate. Will wait I think for the premo defenders I want. Both should decrease in value a fair bit over next few weeks. I think Rosas and McDonald will go for 2 of those you mentioned. Will be Rioli and not sure on the other.

Derek

Does anyone know much about Begg (Collingwood RUC)? Will he get a few more games or will Cox take his place very soon.

I need to trade out Dixon to get some cash to get Petracca this week.

Dixon is handy with his DPP, but Petracca is more than handy.

Alternative I can trade one if either Daicos, McCartin or SDK to a defence rookie.

I could replace Dixon with a spud DPP, but having Begg make some coin is always nice

Russty_

Not sure what their plans are but If I was coach I’d leave unco Cox where he is and play the young fella.

Lazza

Pendlebury a late out