(Written & Created By Roo Bloke)
Since we’re down to the crème de la crème of the SC world I thought that I’d step it up. No longer am I providing just the insights but much like the Monday footy shows I’m looking behind the scenes to try and provide some real insight into what’s happening. I’ve included where each coach is currently ranked in the SCT Group plus I’ve included coach’s top 5 and bottom 5 from their starting 22.
(1) Griggsy FC 7th 2220 TRAILS (16) Dougys Diggers@SCT 116th 2231 by 11pts
Top 5 – Danger, Bont, S Martin, Greenwood, Macrae … Gray, Danger, JPK, Greene, Rance
Bottom 5 – Scooter, Nank, Shaw, Lynch, Selwood … Wallis, Priddis, Nank, T Stewart, Lynch
Well well! Griggsy has been passed by Power rangers in the rankings and Dougy is taking it up to our #1 seed in this H2H. Selwood’s head knock was a major difference in H2H 1 as was Gray’s day out at the ‘G.
TIP – Griggsy by 100pts
(2) Power rangers 5th 2327 LEADS (15) DashingDonkeys@SCT 121st 2000 by 327pts
Top 5 – Danger, Merrett, Bont, Greenwood, Macrae … Danger, Greene, JPK, Macrae, Dusty
Bottom 5 – Roberton, Scooter, Laird, Nank, Lynch … Roughy, Stewart, Lynch, Bolton, Selwood
DashingDonkeys JUST cracked the 2K mark this week which is simply not enough at this stage of the competition. Selwood’s 3 hurt big time but Dashing’s side isn’t near to full premo yet whereas Power rangers look like they’re almost there.
TIP – Power rangers by 600pts
(3) WeDoNotForgive@SCT 8th 2264 TRAILS (14) Merky’s Premiers 55th 2322 by 58pts
Top 5 – Danger, S Martin, Greenwood, Greene, JPK … Danger, Bont, Greenwood, JPK, Howe
Bottom 5 – Murphy, Laird, Shaw, Swallow, Selwood … SPP, Laird, Scooter, Zorko, Lynch
Merky’s flying. Simple as that! His bottom 5 had 3 guns in it so his score this round could’ve been enormous. Plus WeDoNotForgive could have a Selwood enforced trade/doughnut if the Cats skipper doesn’t get up.
TIP – Merky by 155pts
(4) Bunchakhuuunts 15th 2286 LEADS (13) Star Stuff 75th 2145 by 141pts
Top 5 – Danger, Bont, Greenwood, JPK, Macrae … Danger, Bont, Greenwood, Macrae, Doch
Bottom 5 – Sloane, Laird, Shaw, T Stewart, Lynch … Nank, Shaw, Heppell, Bolton, Selwood
Buncha has some serious star quality in the bottom 5. Once again this is a tale of Selwood’s KO. Add 100 back into this score and the contest tightens up greatly. Some things you just can’t control as a SC.
TIP – Buncha by 200pts
(5) Bustling Barrys 27th 2192 TRAILS (12) JC@SCT 63rd 2205 by 13pts
Top 5 – Danger, Bont, Macrae, Doch, Heeney … Danger, S Martin, Greenwood, Macrae, Oliver
Bottom 5 – Laird, Scooter, Nank, T Stewart, Lynch … Laird, Scooter, Nank, Barrett, Beams
Our closest contest at the ½ way mark, this one could all come down to JC’s replacement for Beams. If she has cash to burn and can pick anyone she could snare a missing star (doesn’t have Doch, Bont, Dusty, Zach) but if she has $0 kitty the options are still there but it might require some creative thinking.
TIP – JC by 50pts
(6) MaccasMaulersSCT 28th 2271 LEADS (11) Hired Goons 57th 2242 by 29pts
Top 5 – Danger, Bont, S Martin, Greenwood, Macrae … Danger, Bont, S Martin, JPK, Greenwood
Bottom 5 – Sloane, Laird, Nank, T Stewart, Selwood … Laird, Nank, Williams, Lynch, Selwood
I feel your pain Goons. I too am on the Zac Williams rollercoaster. It’s a heck of a ride. Top 5’s are similar as are the bottom 5’s. This one could come down to the captain’s choice. Get it right and you’re through. Get it wrong and you’re Cup run will be over.
TIP – TIE. Macca wins on countback.
(7) The Phat Side @SCT 37th 2249 TRAILS (10) Katfish 39th 2306 by 57pts
Top 5 – Danger, Merrett, Greenwood, JPK, Macrae … Danger, Greenwood, JPK, Macrae, Dusty
Bottom 5 – Simpson, Laird, Nank, Shaw, Selwood … Buddy, SPP, Laird, Nank, Pickett
Yes, Pickett. You read it right. Pickett. Not sure the story here but Nank’s in the ruck for Katfish so I reckon this could be the net result of covering a 211 sized hole. Yiorgakis probably has the best bottom 5 you could find too!! If Selwood plays Yiorgakis has the definite advantage. If Selwood doesn’t play does he burn a trade on a one week concussion? Probably not. Wonder what’s on his bench. I could ‘rat’ on him as I can see his full 30 ‘cause I’m in his league but that wouldn’t be fair. Can’t tip a team with Pickett in it! Picket!! Wow!!
TIP – Phat Side by 210pts
(8) All Stars 22 68th 2094 TRAILS (9) Rockliff_Nroll@SCT 49th 2257 by 163pts
Top 5 – Danger, S Martin, Greenwood, Greene, Macrae … Danger, S Martin, Greenwood, Howe, Macrae
Bottom 5 – Tuohy, Laird, Nank, Zorko, Selwood … Simpson, Nank, Zorko, Lynch, Barrett
All Stars Bottom five is probably better than I can muster for my top 5! This contest is still alive but if Selwood hadn’t got concusses and Zorko and Laird didn’t have stinkers this would’ve been a blow out result in H2H 1. Rockliff_Nroll will need to nail the captaincy to give themselves any chance.
TIP – All Stars by 360pts
** Love the added analysis for the last 16 teams! Thanks, Roo Bloke! – Schwarzwalder **
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