PANIC ROOM | Round 14

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Those pesky blue dots don’t have to come back for another year after this round. How good is that?!

NEWZ YOU CAN UZE

Sam Durdin debuts for Carlton after Caleb Marchbank’s unfortunate setback, and Tom Lynch comes back for the Tigers on Thursday night.

Hunter Clark and Jack Billings return to the St Kilda team for the Friday night clash against Essendon, while mid-season draftee Massimo D’Ambrosio will debut alongside the returning Andy McGrath.

Jacob Wehr has held onto his spot in the Giants team, while Nick Haynes, Braydon Preuss return alongside 2020 draftee Ryan Angwin who will finally debut. Josh Schache, Jamarra Ugle-Hagan and Jason Johannisen come into the Bulldogs side at the expense of Lachie McNeil, Bailey Smith and Buku Khamis.

Brynn Teakle will debut for Port Adelaide, while forgotten rookie Jackson Mead returns. Sydney have recalled Lance Franklin after his suspension.

West Coast have a whole host of names returning to their team, including debutant Rhett Bazzo, Dom Sheed, and Jeremy McGovern. Greg Clark has been omitted after struggling to perform in a position he’s never played before. (psst! Adam! He’s an inside mid!) Anyway, in other news, Sam Menegola makes his long awaited return to the Geelong side.

Elijah Hollands could (finally) debut after being named on the extended bench for Gold Coast, while Jeremy Sharp and Lachie Weller are the only players to make way so far. Adelaide have made no changes yet with Josh Rachele, Jordon Butts and Elliott Himmelberg named on the extended bench.

BREAKEVENS

The Money Makers
Harry Himmelberg -61
Jacob Wehr -27
Judson Clarke -17
Joel Jeffrey -12
Gryan Miers -7
Jed Bews 0
Malcolm Rosas 1
Jordan Boyd 2

The Crumby Shakers
Tom J. Lynch 175
Charlie Dixon 159
Sam Walsh 157
Tom Stewart 137
Jake Stringer 137
Marcus Bontempelli 132
Ed Richards 132
Callum Mills 130
Jack Macrae 128

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OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN

Richmond don’t tag so George Hewett, Sam Walsh and Patrick Cripps should all have decent nights. After Sam Docherty’s 139 against Essendon, we could see Jack Sinclair do the same sort of damage.

Josh Dunkley has scored 132, 128 and 169 in his last 3 against the Giants, while Jack Macrae has come away with scores of 140, 133 and 105.

Rory Laird has only two scores below 115 this season and should do well against Gold Coast on Sunday. Jarrod Witts should do well against Reilly O’Brien as well.

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Fearthebeard

Gday community, not long time left ! got caught up with a beer and a mate lol!
Thankfully pruess is in !

Gawn and Bailey a must sell now? 3-5 and 4 weeks?

looking at Witt’s and bont.

still unfortunately leaves me 1 premium short and 2 trades I didn’t wanna use.

left with 8 trades and 1 premium to get which is going to take 2 trades leaving me with 6 trades for injuries but full premium.

Russty_

Depends on where you stand and how many you can field this week Beardy, I traded Gawn out, for Preuss….yikes! lol
You couldn’t go wrong with Witts and Bont though.

TommyC99

I to am bringing pruess in as an upgrade this week russty!! (already done gawn – Witts)
Obviously hoping I can keep for the rest of the season but I’m hoping at worst he plays the next 3-4 weeks and I can upgrade him to a Darcy/gawn/Grundy if need be!

Derek

I’m getting English and Bont

only worry is Bont’s shoulder, hopefully the bye week has done it good

Deafness (DM)

Any ideas for a def rookie to bring in? Don’t need them to play this week so should I just go for a DPP one?

SamuraiPizzaCat

I’ve gone with D’Ambrosio. Pick 3 in mid season draft.

Russty_

Did you see the video of him calling his mum and dad?…was great

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I’m panicking because I have to pick a C for the second week running. Just didn’t know who to put the VC on. Had it on Doc (128), Sinclair, Hewett (103), but settled on a player that I hadn’t had the VC or C on all season, Cripps (79).

Russty_

Same John, shame it was wet cause there was lots of pressure and fumbling/clangers, hence his crap score. I’m thinking Witts at his home ground, maybe Laird, gotta check the weather this time though!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Witts or Touk for me. Will be happy to have Clarry and Neale back next week.

Russty_

I always feel huge relief when the byes are over with, I know some coaches like it but I’d really refer if there was just one bye round with all teams having a week off.
Touk I’d be tempted by because of his big ceiling, just gotta hope Crows don’t hard tag him though.

Last edited 12 days ago by Russty_
JohnDJ59.Black Flag

The byes have destroyed the amount of trades I have left. If we just had the one week off I’d have 4 more trades left than I do now. I’ve used a total of 8 trades over the bye rounds, 4 were the normal downgrade/upgrade trades, but the other 4 were only done to get players onfield and wouldn’t have been used in non bye rounds. I look at my team and apart from Doc and Touk, I haven’t improved it much, the other trades if anything have weakened it overall.

Russty_

Same John re: trades I’m running on the bare minimum now, but I did get Preuss, English Doch and Teakle in this week so that helps.

Shake n bake

Love bye rds..

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

They are handy if you play them right, a chance to move up the ranks, but I feel we get a bit caught up in them and loose sight of the long game, at least I have this season. I usually don’t worry about them and try and save trades while everbody is using theirs, but this has been one of my worst seasons, rank and league wise, so I found myself trying to just keep up, which in the long run has just made things even worse.

Last edited 11 days ago by JohnDJ59
Shake n bake

I definitely don’t look at who I’m playing. I try and prepare for them a long way out so it doesn’t matter who l come up against. But your right with teams using there trades.

SPARTAN

I’m looking at trading out gawn and zorko. Do I go safe and bring in Tim English and Whitfield or go out on a limb and bring in a preuss so i can then afford jack Sinclair? What’s preuss’s job security like will he be the Giants #1 ruckman for the rest of the year? He hasn’t scored under a 100 this year.

Russty_

Don’t think Whitfield is a safe trade, he has an ongoing ankle issue that needs to be managed.

SPARTAN

So you think preuss & Sinclair is a better option or Tim English and another defender that’s not Whitfield?

Russty_

I think English is the priority to have until the end, Sinclair too Preuss probably third, Preuss could be real good though and has been when he’s playing, you need reliability now though. I’d go English and a defender. I’ve traded Preuss and English in this week so I’m banking on Preuss lasting the rest of the year but I also have Witts Cameron and Teakle

Neita

Gawn-English is a given but is it worth going Owens-Teakle as well?
Owens will struggle to get back in I reckon with Steele/Billings/Clark coming back, and Teakle provides an extra player this week as well as the flexibility to swap English around.

Russty_

Makes sense, sounds like good trades.

Maverick

Yeah not a bad move if you get DPP with English. I wouldn’t be bringing him in though to just make $30k on the downgrade though and hope he lasts 3 rounds.

Maverick

Gee I’ve really let myself go the past two weeks whilst being on holidays. Slipped up horribly in leagues and overall rank from not concentrating at all and missed multiple vital trades.

This week I think I’ll be going Baz -> English or Bont. Cogs is so tempting to save myself 80-100k…
Secondly it’ll be Clarke -> mills/laird.

I’ll get two of English, cogs and Bont in the next two weeks. What does everyone think about cogs.. I know he went huge against eagles & norfff who are easy beats but that 85 v Brisbane could have been 120+ he was on about 70 at HT.

Maverick

Got another one for Yas..

I need 1 mid and 1 forward this week.
So it’s
Bont or cogs + 80k?
And
Laird or keays +70k?

Personally I think cogs and keays are within 10pts of their match til seasons end yet you bank big $$$ to help with luxury trading butters, short or Brayshaw, tracca or Cripps…

What combination would Yas take?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Cogs and Keays, mainly because you have spare cash for future upgrades.

Maverick

Yeah I think I’m almost leaning towards bont & keays. Purely for the peace of mind that Bont will give me most weeks with his scoring. Cogs still worries me but that $70k will help the anxiety haha I don’t think keays will be far behind laird from here on they both get the same cushy fixture.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I can understand you getting Bont, I brought him in round 11, started with Cogs, it would be hard to pay up nearly 500k, but he only has a BE of 29, so still good value. One thing, did you not start with Cogs, I thought just about everbody did, or did you trade him out in round 10. I guess with Bont he is a fallen premium, down 68k, while Cogs was a midpricer that’s turned into a keeper.

Maverick

Unfortunately I traded him when he had that 144BE John, yup ouch. Then he got an easy fixture for 3 weeks and went bang! Now I’m thinking about getting him back now he’s a full time mid under McVeigh. Just not sure if cogs is back or it was that easy fixture. But he was absolutely dominating the lions til HT then they tagged him from memory.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I can see Bont and Cogs scoring around the same from here, I’d save the cash if you have a use for it.

demonsdelight

Laird and Keays are the most reliable but tempted with Cogs I have cogs but would gladly swap for Keays NDD

Maverick

Appreciate the reply NDD,
But I need one of Bont or cogs as my forward and one of laird and keays as my midfielder. Cheers

Russty_

Hi Mav, Bont and Laird for me

Maverick

Best two options aren’t they for the points, russty. Banking the $$$ is just so tempting to probably fix up a few leaky premiums.

demonsdelight

bont and laird in that case both have a high ceiling

Deafness (DM)

lmao rosas out guess I’m taking a donut

Jordan

Was originally trading Khamis and McCartin out for English and Judson Clark, stick with that or reverse Khamis back in and trade out Rosas and Hinge instead now they aren’t playing, keep McCartin.

Maverick

Judson played last night though.. Now what will your plans be?

I’d hold McCartin if you can. Could be handy F7/D7 cover if ya don’t need his cash.

Jordan

Yeah I know he played, can still bring Khamis back in for Hinge. I tried it, it works, don’t use an extra trade. Yeah McCartin definitely a good bench option, will have to turn either him or Daicos into Stewart down the track, Rosas not a bad bench player either.

Kat

Dam Hinge is out now. Don’t really want to trade to the new defence rookies without them playing their 2nd game

Maverick

Have you Got 18 warm bodies this week?

Kat

Not now but really don’t want to trade just to get an extra rookie body on the field.

David C

Ambrosio is supposedly playing off halfback so if you do trade he’d be the one to get imo. Not much time. Good luck whatever you decide.

Kat

Thanks David. Think I’m going to play the long game and save my trade and see how Ambrosio goes and keep my fingers crossed Hinge or Hamilton is a late inclusion. Probably cost me a win but going to try and stick with my plans.

Harry

Option 1:
Out: Baz Clarke Daicos durdin
In: English laird Bont d’ambrassio
(Lose Daicos as D7/M9 cover)

Option 2:
Out: Baz Clarke Stephens durdin
In: English cogs keays d’ambrassio
(Keep Daicos as great cover)

Maverick

Hmm Probably option 1 for me. Points onfield

David C

Probably 1 for me as well. Just not sure Cogs keeps that role when Taranto comes back and hopper after that.

demonsdelight

Option 2 for me Daicos cover and swing seals it

ST1974

I thought that I had enough players on the field and could get away with not trading this week, however, the SC gods had other ideas. Now with Rosas, Khamis and Owens out I am left with 17 unless Khamis and Hamilton are last minute inclusions or elevated to the medi-sub. I have 12 trades left and only $27k in the bank. Do I stick with my plan not to trade and just accept this week as a wipe out or do I make a trade. In terms of a trade I am thinking of trading Brodie to Touk, Dawson or any other mid or DPP under $572K. I just think that Fyfe back, Brodie is no longer a walk up start in the Freemantle midfield and may not produce the scores he was when Fyfe was out injured.
Appreciate any thoughts or advice.

Maverick

Hmm personally I’d be trying too field 18 if ya playing for OA but I don’t believe trading Brodie’s the solution. But if that’s the way you wanna go I think to touk is a good move he is 100kncheapernthan the start of the season.

Chris

I don’t honestly think all of this rhetoric around Fyfe affecting Brodie is valid to be honest. Fyfe will split 50/50 in mid/fwd and Brodie gets maximum 70% game time week on week. Fyfe is a bit more versatile than Brodie who will simply continue with his in and under role at Freo. That’s not to say Brodie to Touk is a bad move, simply that there is no body of evidence to suggest that Fyfe back = Brodie crap.

David C

Brodie’s role didn’t change last week. I’d pick someone else to trade if that’s what you want to do.

TommyC99

I personally wouldn’t trade Brodie until we see 2-3 weeks of evidence to suggest fyfe will affect him

demonsdelight

I agree with all these comments below Brodie is way too good to be a sideward trade It should be a gain of 30 points to be worthwhile Tout is great but 30 more than Brodie to the end? no way Hosey Find another way son NDD

ST1974

Thank you all for your comments, much appreciated. I think I will take your advice and keep Brodie. Just going to have to find out where I could make a trade to get 18 on field. Don’t have enough cash to upgrade a non playing rookie to a premium and not sure which other rookies are worth bringing in.

Russty_

Do you have Teakle ST?…you could punt Rosas or Hamilton to him.

ST1974

I don’t have Teakle, Ruusty. He might be worth the punt. Just not sure on his job security and who has to come back for Port and take his spot.

Russty_

Well Lycett is still 4-5 weeks away and the other option is Hayes so he took Haye’s spot but they could play both…there’s not much js this time of year, rookies gettin dropped left right and centre.

Lachie

Himmelberg going to play in backline?
I know he’s named CHF but he has been the past 3 weeks too…

Chris

My feeling is he may well go forward again, Dogs are not tall in attack and with Haynes back in he will only play defence. Giants may well send him forward to test the height of the Dogs defence given they might well themselves then be troubled by the height and marking power of the tall Giants attack….but hey, it’s all theory until the day!

Lachie

Hope your wrong Chris haha he Can make 100k in two weeks with scores of two 90s. If he’s HB he could go well past. Worth the risk?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I might have to put Ridley on the bench with the E next week.

Russty_

Looks like he’s playing shutdown on King, Merrett spudding it too and with no Parish there he should be on 70

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Yes the shutdown job, when the teams came out it looked like that would happen. At least Sinclair is going alright. To think I looked at Doc, Sinclair and Cripps for the VC last night. You would think the odds of picking the right one were in my favour.

Russty_

Yep that’s the last time I pick Cripps for vc this year, and maybe at all ever again haha

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

As you know I’m not a fan Russty, so this was just him rubbing salt into my wounded side.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

St.Kilda need to pull their finger out, they are playing for a top 4 spot.

Russty_

We’ll be lucky to make the 8 mate playing like this garbage

Kat

They certainly arent playing like a top 4 side

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

They must have seen yours and Russty’s post. Much better since half time.

Russty_

I’m a bit happier now john, scores just tied…go Saintssss!

Russty_

Actually, nope back to garbage again.

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

It was like getting back to even tired them out. Not looking good now.

Kat

Yeah you can’t let teams get so far ahead It just takes too much effort to come back. All that effort and we were only even

Kat

To make things worse I bought in Sinclair this week

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Sinclair should get 100+, so that’s alright. I hope in a macarbre way that he doesn’t get to 120.

Russty_

The best thing about this game John is, I’ll be watching the U.S Open straight after, LOL

demonsdelight

The bombers look good Patch would be happy

Maverick

What do we reckon of the following trades Community.

OUT: Stephens, Clarke & BAZ
IN: English, himmelberg & keays.

Could hold off Stephens too keays this week and do Durdin -> laird next week.

Russty_

Yeah Mav but I’d prefer Laird over Keays, Himmelberg should be a great pickup if he stays in defence. the uncertainty is what made me gut out of getting him this week.

Rick Grimes

Am i the only one who thinks this De Goey scandal is BS? He was given permission to go. The club knew he was going to get on the beers. Who cares. They are trying to turn it into some sort of sexual assault when one doesn’t exist. If he turns up to training on time and ready to go, what’s the issue. I hope he has a massive game next week and gives all the wowsers a big middle finger (and an awkward licky licky jesture).

Russty_

It didn’t look like there was much in it, they both looked quite drunk and she seemed pretty taken with him giving him a kiss on the cheek while getting piggy backed by him. Someone probably sent a journo to follow him on his trip to get something on him so a bit of fun now becomes a blown up scandal. You can’t really even tell if that’s his hand or not touching the woman. If it went to court I think the evidence would be inconclusive.

Shake n bake

He’s Dumb, let the club down. Could go on but I’ll stop there.

Russty_

Yeah well, he’s not exactly being on his best behaviour after the other incidents, not the sharpest tool in the shed.

demonsdelight

Pretty hard for a dee to comment but I think shake and yourself summed it up

Derek

Bringing in my F6, who?

all other Hawthorn supporters please forgive me, but I’m looking at one of the Geelong forwards. Either Cameron, Hawkins or Duncan.

instant reward this week.

originally had penciled in Bont, but his shoulder injury worries me, plus the Geelong boys are significantly cheaper.

hawkins is always a strong finisher to season, classic ‘Buffalo Bounce’ but he seems to be playing second fiddle to Jezza. Duncan is an injury worry but can’t be overlooked at his price.

any thoughts?

Rick Grimes

Duncan.

Derek

Went left field. Toby.

John

Wow! Great pick 👍 I was just happy to nail my C for a change (Macrae)

Chris

For those that have him, Greg Clark is NOT playing in the WAFL so one assumes he will either be the medi sub or a potential late in for the Eagles.

Rick Grimes

Adding Butters to the never again list. Far too fragile.

Deafness (DM)

Gonna bleed enough cash to the point where I can’t afford Witts next week with 1 trade. What a disaster

Chris

His own worst enemy, does he ever go a game without some kind of injury, he’s just full on Kamikaze all the time. He has the ability to be a Ferrari but he seems to think he’s a Mack Truck

ST1974

Flynn a late out for GWS. I brought him in last week for Preuss and now it looks like I should not have even bothered. Not sure whether to bring Preuss back in or just forgot about it. Can this round get any worse.

Chris

ST……it can (and usually does) get worse, panic trades more often than not go horribly wrong and you end up asking yourself “why”……”why”…….”WHYYYYY”……

ST1974

Very true Chris. I am now wondering whether to make another panic (corrective) trade or just raise the white flag.

Chris

Well don’t take my advice I just ‘panic traded’ Caleb Daniel into my side simply hoping he gets close to 100 pts, which will then give me enough cash next week to trade him straight out to Tom Stewart….dumb I know, but it’s what happens when you panic!!!

ST1974

Yep, I know. Hope Daniel does well for you. I just panic traded Preuss back in as I will need two ruckman next week anyway with Gawn out.

Russty_

Turns out it could get worse, I traded him in this week too…and Teakle

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

My SuperCoach season is done, these byes (stupid trades) and injuries have ruined my team. All my fault, got caught up in trying to field 18 each round and didn’t think about the bigger picture. End result, my team is now worse than it was before the bye rounds and that’s not counting the injuries to Max and Butters. Will stuggle on, but won’t be expecting to win many more league games from here.

Derek

How many trades left John?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

6

Derek

MID SEASON DRAFT

reminder for teams in the Mid-season Draft.

draft night tomorrow (Monday) 8pm
Random draft order has been done
its going to be very interesting who will go #1 and where Grundy and Gawn will be taken

Derek

Draft order

Gator
Shake
JP
Speak
Bunnies
JRussel
NDD
FBI

Shake n bake

I know who my 1 or 2 will be? Let’s see who Gator goes for.

demonsdelight

in a shake ,sorry snake draw, so keen to beat the dude, my position is ideal No 7 gets me 2 very early picks A ruck will be one and the best mid Bring it on NDD

Derek

I have no idea who number 1 would be

Derek

Probably take Oliver just ahead of Neale

Shake n bake

👍

demonsdelight

Oliver or Mills then english Derek question The last draft i held things up not knowing what to do when i have my choice locked in . I just waited for the 60 secs to wind down Often i had my pick in 5 secs but wound the clock down Maybe Gat or Shake?

Derek

Once you select your player, you also need to select their position.

It’s odd thing you have to do because most players are non-DPP, but you still need to.

So if you select Oliver, you still need to click on position – MID

One draft I did on my phone, so I couldn’t see the second position option for the DPP players.

Should be interesting

I think my top 10 would be: Oliver, Neale, English, Sicily, Macrea, Mills, Dunkley, Bont, Laird, Stewart

Not sure where Steele, Gawn, Parish, Grundy should go.

Shake n bake

Neale then Oliver for me. Just will wait on Gator.maybe Gator has other ideas.

demonsdelight

Wouldn’t surprise me if he chose MacRAE

Russty_

Here’s me thinking you’d fallen asleep haha, you should’ve just told us at the time mate. We could’ve helped.

Derek

JR SURVIVOR CHAMPIONS DIVISION
the final eliminations occurred in round 11, therefore if you are still in a JR Survivor Division, that means you have SURVIVED to be part of the merger into the Champion of Champions Division
Eliminations will start from ROUND 15
Depending on how many teams get the memo and jump into the Champions Group will ultimately determine how many eliminations we have each week until there are the FINAL 4 remaining for the Grand Final in Round 23.
THE FOLLOWING TEAMS REMAIN – PLEASE JOIN CODE 510219
The Dependlebles
Robbocops
The Kookaburra
Fugg Nuggles
YoungPups
King Maximus
BkKahShouttheBar
HakaMania
BASSlenka
Baby Bombers
SchittSangers
Heeney in a Bottle
ShinBONERS
Can’t kickers
GUNNERS
Wombats
Vaxxed to the Max
Nuk Nuk
VPONGAS
Strawed Berries
B- Town Saints
Shake n bake
Red&Black
Timo
jungle jim
Dam Dogs
the wabs
QFC
Jaidyn Squeakinson
Frotter
FyfeIsLyf
The Shanaz Package
WTF
Curlyfries
I Hate SC
What is A Bender
Dawson’s Creek
Watermelon Kreuzer
BONECRUSHER
Wah Wah F.C.
Lethal Enforcers
Thewinningchoice
Misty Pieman
Captain Risky
GTRAIN
Muellers Maestros
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thanks fellas

holty01

Hi mate, did I miss out last round? Must have been big scores in that last round. Good luck to all and thanks again Derek for running it.

Russty_

Check your survivor group mate for round 11, looks like you scored a 2442, that should’ve been safe?

holty01

Thanks mate. Seems my survivor group has either been deleted or I’ve been removed from it.

Derek

If Laird and Miller have quiet days I should go close in most my leagues

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Laird killing it, Touk not so much.

Derek

Even though I have Touk, I need him to score less than 98

Russty_

Good onya Witts, the one time I put the C on the big doofus and he’s taking a giant crap.

One Touch Wonder

Same. Was heading for 2075 if Witts got his projection with my C.

demonsdelight

bought him in with 2 mins left Choice was easy witts for ruck cover or Rowell for mid plus 220k . Still think I went right great tussle Russty

Russty_

Well done mate good win.

Kat

Better than having Pruess in your team like I did. Disaster of a round. Embarrassing score and lost all 10 games. Back to the drawing board

Russty_

He was my R2 that I brought in this week Kat, I lost 6 out of 10 this week, bounce back strong next week mate.

demonsdelight

still could prove to be value- hold tight

Russty_

Now suspended and injured, I shouldn’t have gone there, he’ll always be one dumb move away from getting rubbed out.

Kat

At least Preuss was already in my team so made his cash and I traded Hayes for Teakle in a few weeks ago for his DPP so those trades weren’t done this week and were a complete waste. Teakle will still be there to use Jackson as a swing which was my initial plan. Any games played were a bonus. I just had a bad round with some low scores and players being dropped who I had hoped would play. Not sure if I will regret not bringing in Bont last week but waiting for rookies to make more cash. It cost me one or 2 games but was trying to think long-term.

Russty_

Already having Jackson works out ok Kat…are you holding Preuss? I’m not sure what to do with him. I had Preuss and Teakle onfield but didn’t end up with their scores, after that run of luck I should’ve played it safe and went Laird C but chose Witts instead.

Kat

Think I am going to trade Pruess to maybe a Bont. Was holding to make that extra bit of cash and was probably going to trade to a Witts anyway at a later date if possible. Might depend on how long his ankle injury is going to keep him out. I need to start winning some league games to make finals so can’t afford rookies on-field if possible. Jackson is going to be handy. Have had him from the start of the season as a speculative break-out player and liked his ruck DPP. He has been a disappointment all season but I have held him and he may now earn his keep Fingers crossed.

Russty_

How’d you all go over the byes Ladies and Gents?
I averaged 1837 over the 3 rounds, not too bad but not great.
Dropped 283 places overall to 525, need a few good weeks to head north again.
So glad that 3 weeks is over.

holty01

Averaged about 1818 mate. Before trades round 13 I only had 12 onfield with 3 players being dropped so that hurt. You are still having a great season mate, keep up the great work

Russty_

Thanks Holty, my best year so far, hopefully can keep it going, noticed you’re sneaking up the ladder in the Leagues and up the rankings as well, having a very solid year yourself mate.

Kat

Averaged 1801 with the last round really dragging that average down. Tried to plan for the byes and should have had 18 playing each week at the start of them but didn’t pan out.

demonsdelight

1847 an ok result now to try to finish

Russty_

I had 10,10 and 10 missing Kat and still had to do 7 trades with all the outs. Well done getting over 1800

Derek

managed an average of 1875, but it took 9 trades just to field 19/19/18 players.

holty01

Hi mate, can you check the survivor series for me and check I’m still in? Responded to you below.

Derek

No prob Holty. I do remember you might have been knocked out a couple of rounds ago as i recall writing somthing about we lost our 2020 champion one week and our 2021 champion the next. But I’ll check it all out and let you know, the posts should all be saved somewhere

holty01

Round 9 I was lucky as I was equal 3rd last but got through as I was higher ranked. Round 10 and 11 scores were 2417 and 2442 in those rounds if that helps.

holty01

Just looked back and I saw the write up in the cheat sheet round 12. So 2442 was my score for round 11 so if I got knocked out then well the others in my league just way too good. Either way, fantastic work again for running this again mate

Derek

I just checked, you were so unlucky, any other division you would still be in. 2495 was the 5th score in your div for round 11.

holty01

Cheers mate. Thanks for following up. Apologies for not checking sooner.

Russty_

Good effort mate, nice 3 round average. How many ranking spots did you advance?
P.S sorry about the 6 point win, I didn’t deserve it picking Witts as C

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Derek

Struggling again this year. Moved up ranks from about 26k to 14k.

Have a few trades left, might be able to finish strong as the injuries start to hit other teams

Butters and English to deal with this week

Russty_

I’ll be keeping English but Preuss can go F#*% himself, traded him out to Massimo!

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Not too bad regarding points and league wins, but terrible trade wise. scores: 1,836, 1,922, 1,706 = 5,464 > av 1,821. League wins: 5, 10, 3 = 18 > av 6. Trades: 3, 3, 2. = 8. Only 6 trades left and Butters and English to miss games. Will trade Butters to Heeney and take the donut for English. Only one realistic chance of a finals berth in Colin’s league ”The Rat Pack”, most of the others I’m in the bottom 5.

Russty_

Keep fighting mate, one chance is better than no chance, so what the F happened to English?…I literally traded in English, Preuss and Teakle in all before last round lol, this is ridiculous!

Kat

Wow that’s unlucky, you got the trifecta Russty. I have them all but all were in my team earlier than last week

Russty_

Guess I’ve been pretty lucky up until now Kat, while others have been suffering..it must be my turn now lol

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

We can blame Preuss, English had delayed concussion from a Preuss tackle. Will be out for 1or 2 weeks.

Russty_

I should’ve known better than to trade that clumsy bull in a china shop thug into my side.

Shake n bake

English out maybe just a week

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

2 weeks by the look of it.

Shake n bake

I think it would be more than a week

Derek

Dogs play Thursday next week, shorter period, I think he misses 2.

Just bought him in, but thinking I will trade him out.

Have a few trades up my sleeve

Shake n bake

Didn’t go with English, l thought about it. I waited for this week to pick up Jackson.

demonsdelight

None left now even majac is out

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

Butters might not be out for as long as we first thought, so I’m just going to put him on the bench for now.

demonsdelight

My bench needs a good carpenter to extend it ,Gator? English Butters Voss R3 too many

gator59

$200 an hour

Russty_

He means for carpentry Col, not for sex 😉

demonsdelight

might need a bigger toolbox to charge that much.more like 2 $

Russty_

Hehehe

Lazza

Might only be 1 week.. minor medial strain.. I’ll have to hold him anyways as I need 2 new rucks that I wasn’t ready for ..

harryhoudinis

I’m torn with this one. I feel like it might end up being 2 weeks. I’m considering a swap to Duncan with 10 trades left as Butters has been up and down all season and I feel like Duncan may be peaking. What do you think?

JohnDJ59.Black Flag

I like Heeney.

Kat

Wow, my Rucks have taken a hit over the past few weeks. Gawn, Hayes, Preuss, Teakle and English all have been or are in my team, not to mention previously having Grundy and the other Hayes as well. Jackson is the last man standing

Russty_

Haha it’s pretty crazy Kat, I had all those guys, except for Grundy.

demonsdelight

funny for me too I had all bar Teakle

Lazza

I started with Darcy, Grundy, Hayes, then bought in Jackson for Darcy , Gawn for Grundy, Hayes for Hayes, Xerri for Stephens, Steele for Xerri🙄, Preuss for Jackson, Teakle for Hayes, English for Gawn .. I currently have no playing rucks available this week.
That’s 7 RUC related trades and to avoid a donut or two it will total 9 this week.🤷🏼‍♂️

harryhoudinis

Yep rucks have been a shocker. I’ve had Xerri, J Hayes and Grundy go; Preuss only playing half the time; got Gawn in 2 weeks ago and he gets injured; Witts in last week and made him C and he gets his worst score for the year; Teakle gone (to be fair him playing was a bonus). Haven’t had English yet but he’s my last planned upgrade to complete my team

demonsdelight

mid season draft completed until english went down he was my no.2 chose the extra mid (brayshaw) and content to pick up goldy and darcy instead. Very happy and competitive with a top defence as well Took a risk with Tex as I think he will go big now like Rowell Good luch fellas let it begin

Derek

One day we will have a draft where everyone turns up.

Couple of teams ended up with a few too many injured players which will make it hard.

demonsdelight

Once again you have killed it Derek Last pick a gem

Russty_

Did you figure out how to push those new fangled buttons this time so you didn’t torture the bloke after you?…lol

demonsdelight

Had it all planned mate My 5 year old neighbour showed me .lol this type of league adds interest for the alsorans great idea.

Derek

I thought Mills at 12 was to good to be true.

My last 3 were; Serong, Lynch & Swallow. Very happy.

gator59

Good luck mate

demonsdelight

Same to your my friend Clarry was a brilliant first pick I just dont like opening Position 7 is my ideal posy easy to plan and you still get a nice mid ,walsh, plus the pick of the rest .You got me on Doc but with 6 posies behind you he would have gone great team also

Shake n bake

Doch went 1 pick before l went to pick him up couldn’t believe it. Went Dale after that

Derek

Once I got Macrea and Mills with my first 2 picks, I went heavy in the forwards as usual (Parker, Libba, Duncan, BSmith, Dusty, Taranto & Lynch). Pretty happy overall, not sure about ROB as my ruck.

Shake n bake

Happy with Neale Tracca Laird Green . Def not to bad with Stewart Dale Cumming Vlastuin May. Fwds again l struggled. I picked Heeney gamble with Butters De Goey

demonsdelight

That def is really something 4 prems plus may on the bench plus 3 top 8 mids .Gonna be hard to stop yourself or Derek

Derek

Tex, Toby & Hawkins as a forward line is go big or go home. Good luck NDD

demonsdelight

I had 2 lists to work on the 2nd was the one I thought coaches would ignore Two fwds were in that field Rucks is tough that’s why I chose Goldy as a back up and forward His last 6 have been good since xerry faded It will be a great comp Who played finals last year?

Derek

I know I didn’t play finals. I mustn’t be a sprinter.

demonsdelight

Pretty sure I was one probably against Shake

demonsdelight

That;s where gawn would be a liability ,out for 4 in a 8 game sprint even Smith is suss

demonsdelight

Derek YOU have really got me thinking about the trade but Short is so vital Thinking mate thinking Just find it hard to give the main contender a leg up so your two trades have to be value in the short version which they may well be An answer today

Derek

Sorry NDD, I was able to do a trade with FBI. Lynch for Lloyd.

holty01

What a great weekend to finally be around home. All the top 8 are playing each other. Great weekend for footy

HolyNorf

Thinking about going English to L. Jackson then Mitchell to Oliver, original plan was Gresham to Bont, G. Clark to J. Clark and T. Mitchell to Petracca, only issue with the English trade is I probably won’t be able to bring him back with very few trades left, so have to stick with L. Jackson for the season, which isn’t ideal.

HolyNorf

Actually nevermind, changed the trade to G. Clark to J. Clarke and moved J. Clarke forward through C. Macdonald, then went Gresham to Darcy and moved English forward, looking to use J. Clarke as cover for English while he’s injured.

Derek

G Clark to Jackson? One trade.

Monkeyman

Thoughts on this trade: Preuss for Bailey J Williams leaving me with $716100.
Then I can swing Williams to the forward line for English. E is on Jamieson to cover English this week(once again, I’m happy to hold English). Forward line: Rosas as E for Butters. Get rid of Butters next week for Dunkley after a price drop this week.
Barring some late outs this gives me a field of 22 even if some are low scorers.