The Teams R21 – Finals are finally here

Written by Big Sexy on August 11 2011

St Kilda v Collingwood
ES – Fri Aug 12, 7:40pm

St Kilda
B: Sam Gilbert, Zac Dawson, Raphael Clarke
HB: Brendon Goddard, Sam Fisher, Farren Ray
C: David Armitage, Nick Dal Santo, Jason Gram
HF: Brett Peake, Nick Riewoldt, Adam Schneider
F: Stephen Milne, Justin Koschitzke, Jack Steven
Foll: Ben McEvoy, Clinton Jones, Leigh Montagna
I/C: Jason Blake, Jarryn Geary, Sean Dempster, Dean Polo
Emg: Steven Baker, Tom Simpkin, Ryan Gamble
In: Zac Dawson
Out: Ryan Gamble

Collingwood
B: Leon Davis, Ben Reid, Heritier O’Brien
HB: Ben Johnson, Nick Maxwell, Tyson Goldsack
C: Dane Swan, Dale Thomas, Alan Didak
HF: Jarryd Blair, Chris Tarrant, Andrew Krakouer
F: Steele Sidebottom, Travis Cloke, Leigh Brown
Foll: Darren Jolly, Scott Pendlebury, Luke Ball
I/C: Sharrod Wellingham, Dayne Beams, Luke Rounds, Alex Fasolo
Emg: Cameron Wood, Josh Thomas, Simon Buckley
In: Heritier O’Brien, Sharrod Wellingham
Out: Cameron Wood, Simon Buckley

Hawthorn v Port Adelaide
MCG – Sat Aug 13, 2:10pm

Hawthorn
B: Paul Puopolo, Josh Gibson, Thomas Murphy
HB: Brent Guerra, Ryan Schoenmakers, Grant Birchall
C: Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell, Isaac Smith
HF: Chance Bateman, Lance Franklin, Shaun Burgoyne
F: Cyril Rioli, David Hale, Luke Breust
Foll: Max Bailey, Luke Hodge, Brad Sewell
I/C: Brendan Whitecross, Liam Shiels, Matt Suckling, Cameron Bruce
Emg: Jordan Lisle, Shane Savage, Kyle Cheney
In: Chance Bateman, Ryan Schoenmakers, Cameron Bruce
Out: Rick Ladson (Soreness), Michael Osborne (Soreness), Kyle Cheney

Port Adelaide
B: Nick Salter, Alipate Carlile, Jackson Trengove
HB: Ben Jacobs, Troy Chaplin, Thomas Jonas
C: Kane Cornes, Travis Boak, Steven Salopek
HF: Danyle Pearce, Jay Schulz, Matthew Broadbent
F: John Butcher, Justin Westhoff, Cameron Hitchcock
Foll: Matthew Lobbe, Domenic Cassisi, Robert Gray
I/C: Jacob Surjan, Matt Thomas, David Rodan, Mitchell Banner
Emg: Brett Ebert, Daniel Stewart, Cameron O’Shea
In: Alipate Carlile, Troy Chaplin, Jacob Surjan, Matt Thomas, David Rodan, Jay Schulz, John Butcher, Thomas Jonas
Out: Chad Cornes (Retired), Brett Ebert, Michael Pettigrew, Hamish Hartlett (Shoulder), Jason Davenport, Daniel Stewart, Jasper Pittard (Glute), Cameron O’Shea
New: John Butcher (Maffra/Gippsland Power), Thomas Jonas (Norwood)
Milestones: Jay Schulz – 100 games

Fremantle v Carlton
PS – Sat Aug 13, 1:10pm

Fremantle
B: Paul Duffield, Luke McPharlin, Antoni Grover
HB: Stephen Hill, Alex Silvagni, Tendai Mzungu
C: Nick Suban, Christopher Mayne, Michael Barlow
HF: Nathan Fyfe, Michael Johnson, Garrick Ibbotson
F: Aaron Sandilands, Matthew Pavlich, Hayden Ballantyne
Foll: Zachary Clarke, Greg Broughton, Nick Lower
I/C: Ryan Crowley, Clayton Hinkley, Clancee Pearce, Peter Faulks
Emg: Byron Schammer, Jonathon Griffin, Jayden Pitt
In: Ryan Crowley, Aaron Sandilands, Peter Faulks
Out: Kepler Bradley (Groin), Dylan Roberton, Adam McPhee (Suspension)
New: Peter Faulks (Williamstown (VFL))
Milestones: Greg Broughton – 50 games

Carlton
B: Marcus Davies, Bret Thornton, Zach Tuohy
HB: Aaron Joseph, Jeremy Laidler, Nick Duigan
C: Kade Simpson, Chris Judd, Heath Scotland
HF: David Ellard, Lachlan Henderson, Bryce Gibbs
F: Christopher Yarran, Matthew Kreuzer, Andrew Walker
Foll: Robert Warnock, Mitch Robinson, Marc Murphy
I/C: Eddie Betts, Andrew Carrazzo, Dennis Armfield, Jeffrey Garlett
Emg: Brock McLean, Kane Lucas, Rohan Kerr
In: Andrew Carrazzo, Dennis Armfield
Out: Ryan Houlihan, Brock McLean
Milestones: Jeffrey Garlett – 50 games

Western Bulldogs v Essendon
ES – Sat Aug 13, 7:10pm

Western Bulldogs
B: Easton Wood, Dale Morris, Ryan Hargrave
HB: Shaun Higgins, Lukas Markovic, Robert Murphy
C: Christian Howard, Matthew Boyd, Daniel Cross
HF: Callan Ward, Liam Jones, Luke Dahlhaus
F: Nathan Djerrkura, Barry Hall, Daniel Giansiracusa
Foll: Ben Hudson, Ryan Griffen, Liam Picken
I/C: Brennan Stack, Jordan Roughead, Thomas Liberatore, Jayden Schofield
Emg: James Mulligan, Ayce Cordy, Ed Barlow
In: Shaun Higgins, Dale Morris, Christian Howard, Lukas Markovic, Nathan Djerrkura
Out: Tom L. Williams (Foot), James Mulligan, Andrew Hooper, Justin Sherman (Foot), Ed Barlow

Essendon
B: Mark McVeigh, Jake Carlisle, Dustin Fletcher
HB: Ricky Dyson, David Myers, Tayte Pears
C: Jake Melksham, Jobe Watson, Dyson Heppell
HF: Alwyn Davey, Michael Hurley, David Zaharakis
F: Stewart Crameri, Patrick Ryder, Leroy Jetta
Foll: David Hille, Brent Stanton, Heath Hocking
I/C: Angus Monfries, Kyle Reimers, Kyle Hardingham, Ben Howlett
Emg: Andrew Welsh, Tom Bellchambers, Michael Ross
In: Tayte Pears
Out: Michael Ross
Milestones: David Zaharakis – 50 games

Brisbane Lions v Gold Coast Suns
G – Sat Aug 13, 7:10pm

Brisbane Lions
B: Ashley McGrath, Matt Maguire, Cheynee Stiller
HB: Brent Staker, Niall McKeever, Jed Adcock
C: Tom Rockliff, Andrew Raines, Pearce Hanley
HF: James Polkinghorne, Mitchell Clark, Sam Sheldon
F: James Hawksley, Aaron Cornelius, Todd Banfield
Foll: Matthew Leuenberger, Simon Black, Jack Redden
I/C: Josh Drummond, Luke Power, Mitchell Golby, Patrick Karnezis
Emg: Amon Buchanan, Ryan Harwood, Rohan Bewick
In: Josh Drummond, Matt Maguire, Mitchell Golby
Out: Joel Patfull (Hand), Amon Buchanan, Josh Dyson

Gold Coast Suns
B: Jarrod Harbrow, Steven May, Seb Tape
HB: Joel Wilkinson, Nathan Bock, Joseph Daye
C: Matt Shaw, Gary Ablett, Maverick Weller
HF: Daniel Stanley, Tom Lynch, Jared Brennan
F: Harley Bennell, Charlie Dixon, Zac Smith
Foll: Josh Fraser, Trent McKenzie, Michael Rischitelli
I/C: Nathan Krakouer, Sam Iles, Dion Prestia, David Swallow
Emg: Hayden Jolly, Tom Hickey, Liam Patrick
In: Gary Ablett, Joseph Daye, Charlie Dixon, Matt Shaw, Dion Prestia
Out: Hayden Jolly, Rory Thompson (Illness), Daniel Harris (Groin), Campbell Brown (Pelvis), Jeremy Taylor (Groin)

Melbourne v West Coast Eagles
ES – Sun Aug 14, 1:10pm

Melbourne
B: Luke Tapscott, James Frawley, Clint Bartram
HB: Colin Garland, Jared Rivers, Joel Macdonald
C: Jack Trengove, Lynden Dunn, Aaron Davey
HF: Brad Green, Jeremy Howe, Tom Scully
F: Colin Sylvia, Mark Jamar, Jack Watts
Foll: Stefan Martin, Brent Moloney, Nathan Jones
I/C: Ricky Petterd, Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Jordie McKenzie, Max Gawn, Tom McDonald, Daniel Nicholson
In: Mark Jamar, Colin Sylvia, Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Tom McDonald, Daniel Nicholson
Out: Matthew Bate, James Strauss (Leg), Jordan Gysberts (Schapoid)
New: Tom McDonald (North Ballarat)

West Coast Eagles
B: Shannon Hurn, Eric Mackenzie, Will Schofield
HB: Ashley Smith, Mitch Brown, Scott Selwood
C: Bradley Ebert, Matthew Priddis, Andrew Embley
HF: Mark Nicoski, Josh Kennedy, Andrew Gaff
F: Mark LeCras, Quinten Lynch, Nic Naitanui
Foll: Dean Cox, Daniel Kerr, Adam Selwood
I/C: Chris Masten, Luke Shuey, Patrick McGinnity, Bradd Dalziell, Brad Sheppard, Ashton Hams, Jack Darling
In: Eric Mackenzie, Josh Kennedy, Bradd Dalziell, Brad Sheppard, Ashton Hams
Out: Darren Glass (Soreness), Matthew Rosa (Knee)

Swans
MCG – Sun Aug 14, 2:10pm

Richmond
B: Bachar Houli, Alex Rance, Jake Batchelor
HB: Brett Deledio, Jayden Post, Matt Dea
C: Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin, Shaun Grigg
HF: Daniel Jackson, Tyrone Vickery, Shane Edwards
F: Robin Nahas, Jack Riewoldt, Jake King
Foll: Angus Graham, Shane Tuck, Nathan Foley
I/C: Luke McGuane, Will Thursfield, Matthew White, Mitch Morton, Mitchell Farmer, Jeromey Webberley, Brad Miller
In: Matthew White, Jayden Post, Jeromey Webberley, Jake Batchelor
Out: Reece Conca (Leg)

Sydney Swans
B: Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Alex Johnson
HB: Martin Mattner, Heath Grundy, Nicholas Smith
C: Josh P. Kennedy, Adam Goodes, Jarrad McVeigh
HF: Ryan O’Keefe, Sam Reid, Lewis Jetta
F: Daniel Hannebery, Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Ben McGlynn
Foll: Shane Mumford, Jude Bolton, Kieren Jack
I/C: Paul Bevan, Tadhg Kennelly, Brett Meredith, Craig Bird, Mark Seaby, Trent Dennis-Lane, Luke Parker
In: Paul Bevan, Jarrad McVeigh, Brett Meredith, Mark Seaby
Out: Nick Malceski

Adelaide v Geelong Cats
AS – Sun Aug 14, 4:10pm

Adelaide
B: Graham Johncock, Ben Rutten, Andy Otten
HB: Michael Doughty, Daniel Talia, Brent Reilly
C: Brodie Smith, Scott Thompson, Bernie Vince
HF: Jared Petrenko, Patrick Dangerfield, Chris Knights
F: Jack Gunston, Taylor Walker, Matthew Wright
Foll: Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane, Nathan van Berlo
I/C: Ivan Maric, Tony Armstrong, Shaun McKernan, Ricky Henderson, Aidan Riley, Luke Thompson, Richard Tambling
In: Shaun McKernan, Luke Thompson, Richard Tambling

Geelong Cats
B: Josh Hunt, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright
HB: Daniel Menzel, Harry Taylor, David Wojcinski
C: Cameron Ling, Jimmy Bartel, Allen Christensen
HF: Mathew Stokes, Cameron Mooney, Steve Johnson
F: Mitch Duncan, James Podsiadly, Nathan Vardy
Foll: Brad Ottens, Joel Selwood, James Kelly
I/C: Shannon Byrnes, Paul Chapman, Joel Corey, Andrew Mackie, Travis Varcoe, Trent West, Steven Motlop
In: Shannon Byrnes, Corey Enright, Brad Ottens, Steven Motlop, Daniel Menzel, Nathan Vardy
Out: Darren Milburn (Achilles), Matthew Scarlett (Knee), Tom Hawkins (Calf)
Milestones: Jimmy Bartel – 200 games

Come on Sylvia, Yablett, Enright, Cox and Zac Smith…… come on in, or stay inย for the BS…. please!

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191 thoughts on “The Teams R21 – Finals are finally here”

  1. I’m sure a lot of people will cop a donut if Cox doesn’t come up! I know I will!

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  2. Quick poll now if that is alright ๐Ÿ™‚
    Who to bring in for Newman

    Bock- Thumbs up

    Birchal- Thumbs down

    Suckling- Comment

    I will let SCT decide this one!
    Thanks guys ๐Ÿ™‚

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  3. BACKS: Deano PA Catta
    CHB: gimme guitars Yiorgakis Omen
    MIDS: Barry Kraft Juddy Cam – FKaC
    CHF: The No Judds Max Happy Go Lucky
    FWD’s: D Mac Rustee Bender

    RUCK:Mike FOLLOWERS: Leo Messi BB

    BENCH: Scatts, Matteo, Bazza (SUB: Gbaz500)

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  4. Some r21 Ins โ€“Carrazzo,Higgins,Ablett, Oโ€™Brien, Jamar,Sylvia, Enright, Ottens,Sandilands,Bruce, Carlile

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  5. Good day to you all,

    A quick selection quandry. As Duffield has been struggling lately, I’m wondering whether to play Stanley over him in D7.

    Thumbs UP for Duffield
    Thumbs DOWN for Stanley

    Thanks in advance, and good luck to all (except my opponent, he he).

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  6. Melbourne
    B: Luke Tapscott, James Frawley, Clint Bartram
    HB: Colin Garland, Jared Rivers, Joel Macdonald
    C: Jack Trengove, Lynden Dunn, Aaron Davey
    HF: Brad Green, Jeremy Howe, Tom Scully
    F: Colin Sylvia, Mark Jamar, Jack Watts
    FOLL: Stef Martin, Brent Moloney, Nathan Jones
    I/C (from): Cale Morton, Jordie McKenzie, Ricky Petterd, Max Gawn, Tom McDonald, Sam Blease, Daniel Nicholson
    IN: Mark Jamar, Colin Sylvia, Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Tom McDonald, Daniel Nicholson
    OUT: James Strauss (leg), Jordan Gysberts (scaphoid), Matthew Bate
    NEW: Tom McDonal

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  7. Melbourne v West Coast Eagles

    ES – Sun Aug 14, 1:10pm

    Tickets | TV & Radio

    No Late Changes
    Melbourne

    B: Luke Tapscott, James Frawley, Clint Bartram

    HB: Colin Garland, Jared Rivers, Joel Macdonald

    C: Jack Trengove, Lynden Dunn, Aaron Davey

    HF: Brad Green, Jeremy Howe, Tom Scully

    F: Colin Sylvia, Mark Jamar, Jack Watts

    Foll: Stefan Martin, Brent Moloney, Nathan Jones

    I/C: Ricky Petterd, Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Jordie McKenzie, Max Gawn, Tom McDonald, Daniel Nicholson

    In: Mark Jamar, Colin Sylvia, Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Tom McDonald, Daniel Nicholson

    Out: Matthew Bate, James Strauss (Leg), Jordan Gysberts (Schapoid)

    New: Tom McDonald (North Ballarat)
    West Coast Eagles

    B: Shannon Hurn, Eric Mackenzie, Will Schofield

    HB: Ashley Smith, Mitch Brown, Scott Selwood

    C: Bradley Ebert, Matthew Priddis, Andrew Embley

    HF: Mark Nicoski, Josh Kennedy, Andrew Gaff

    F: Mark LeCras, Quinten Lynch, Nic Naitanui

    Foll: Dean Cox, Daniel Kerr, Adam Selwood

    I/C: Chris Masten, Luke Shuey, Patrick McGinnity, Bradd Dalziell, Brad Sheppard, Ashton Hams, Jack Darling

    In: Eric Mackenzie, Josh Kennedy, Bradd Dalziell, Brad Sheppard, Ashton Hams

    Out: Darren Glass (Soreness), Matthew Rosa (Knee)

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  8. Hi guys , need some assistance

    Who to play on the ground this week

    Thumbs up – Sylvia

    Thumbs down – Yarran

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  9. hi guys. Lady luck not shining down on me this week but a little help from the experts might change my luck.

    Thumbs up – mzungu
    Thumbs down -Dustin Martin

    I know I shouldn’t have Martin by now!

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  10. Also I have 5 trades left. My team is at 100% capacity with only Mzungu, I smith and Lower non premiums playing. I have $143 000
    Thumbs up- Trade 1 player in
    Thumbs down- Don’t trade

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  11. Long time reader first time poster.

    2 trades – 150k in the bank

    Def: Gibbs, Goddard, Fisher, Lids, Birchall, Broughton, Bob Murph
    Puopolo, Otten, Talia

    Mids: Pendles, Priddis, Swan, Bartel, Hodge, Joey
    Kennedy, Bewick (bastard), Callinan

    Rucks: Cox, Mummy
    Keefe, Tippet J

    Fwds: Pav, ROK, Franklin, Sylvia, NROO, JROO, Rioli
    Petrie, Mckernan, Dahlhaus

    Was thinking of trading out Dalhaus and bringing in say J.Brennan (MPP) as a POD for forward cover.

    Or Spend it all on Kennedy and upgrade to best available midfielder or MPP and leave one trade just it case?

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  12. Top 4 so double chance. 5 trades & 196K. Current team of: –
    Gibbs, God, Lids, Brough, Fish, +cock, B Murph- Lower(e), Hepp, L.Thomp
    Swan, Mitchell, Boyd, S.Thompson, Goodes, Mzunga- I.Smith (e), A.Krak & Jacobs
    Cox, Hale, Z.Smith (e??), Derickx
    Pav, Buddy, Stevie J, ROK, Rioli, N.Roo, Sylvia- Knights(e), Talia & Petrie
    Trade?? – Based on team above i’m looking at bringing in Priddis for A.Krak with Mzunga then hitting bench.
    Thumbs UP – Yep, Get Priddis in there Thumbs DOWN – No

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  13. Good old up/down poll time. Who would you start?

    Nick Lower v Carl @ PS (Up)
    Or
    Danny Stanley v Bris @ Gabba (Down)

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  14. Okay guys I desperately need help!!!! im getting rid of Zac Smith as he is dropping so much in price and is producing crap scores atm and I cant have that going into the finals I already have Cox as my 1st ruck with Smith and Lobbe but he is playing in my forward line due to the absence of Petrie. I have 2 trades remaining and 220k in the bank. Im already upgrading Heppell so I only have about 140k to upgrade Smith. But to who?? The most expensive ruck I could get would be Leuenberger but there is Jacobs, Nic Nat, Ottens, Jolly and Hale. So which one would be best?

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  15. Im thinking Z Smith for Mumford and then Prestia for Rioli or Mzungu for Chapman. My thinking is my opponent in qf has both these two and they play adel and port so could get very high scores. Preference is to trade Prestia and chapman is named as emergency but he should play? It also allows me to keep Petrie as ruck cover and also f7 next week if I lose and can then move okeefe etc to cover Bartel if I lose this week. Thumbs up rioli thumbs down chapman

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  16. My team is:
    B Goddard Gibbs Deledio Fisher Broughton Adcock Birchall (Puopolo McKeever Jacobs)
    C Swan Pendlebury Boyd Bartel Ablett Moloney (Mzungu McKenzie Rounds)
    R Cox Z Smith (Keefe J Tippet)
    F BUddy Pav Goodes ROK T Cloke N Roo Prestia (Petrie Krakouer C Richo)

    I have finished 4th and hope to win to get thru to the prelim. I have 6 trades left and 280 k. I am thinking Prestia out and Rioli in or another option like Lecras Slyvia etc. Options like Chapman who have the bye coming up are not an option as I want to keep Petrie to allow me to cover Bartel if I have to play a final next week. So he would be an extra prem forward. Also my opponent has him this week and hawks should destroy port. Any thoughts or any other options. Didak would be a thought maybe for Cam R but doesnt quite add up and hes not match fit yet. Thumbs up Rioli, thumbs down Slyvia

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  17. Hi guys. Good luck for the upcoming round. I have a dilemma do I play mzungu at home to
    Carlton or Gaff away to Melbourne. Thanks

    Thumbs up – mzungu
    Thumbs down – Gaff

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  18. 2 spots in my forward line to fill…the contenders are the Frenchman Mark Lecras, The GU Tendai Mzungu…and Colin Sylvia….big choice

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  19. Good morning to all,

    With the major ruck issues this week (and the risk of a late withdrawl from Cox), my thoughts go to whether or not it would be a good idea to use one of the 3 emergencies on the RUCK bench (in my case, it would be Zac Smith covering Cox & Mumford).

    If so, which of the DEF, MID or FWD would be best to leave without an emergency?

    Thumbs UP for RUCK emergency
    Thumbs DOWN to leave as per usual

    If Thumbs UP, thoughts below for which bench to leave empty.

    Thanks in advance.

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  20. Trading out Z. Smith this week.
    Finished 4th in my league so I get a double chance but would still realllllly love the win this week.
    With pretty solid bench cover across the whole team and 2 trades left do I:
    Use both trades and get McEvoy or Mummy (Thumbs Up)
    Keep one trade spare for possible LTI’s and get Jamar (Thumbs Down)
    Fire away!

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  21. can you please help 1st time writer all the time reader.
    ive finished 8th and need to win.
    my side is
    gibbs goddard deledio enright broughton fisher heppel eme:jacobs
    judd boyd swan hodge bartel montanya emer:didak
    cox jamar emer:petrie
    franklin pav chapman syilva n.riewolt goodes mzungu emer: j riewolt

    need help would anyone thing its a dumb move to play jack instead of nick this week? and who should i captain!! need the win so bad!!

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  22. I wonder if the blues will go Gibbs on Fyfe and they cancel each other out ….Gibbs is a good match up for Fyfe as he can follow him everywhere but might cost some sc teams points at both ends this weekend

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  23. Hi Guys
    I have to win this week , i finished 5th in my league so no 2nd chances, can you fellas help get me over the line.

    Need some advice , heres my team

    gibbs, deledio, broughton, adcock, suckling, fisher, enright. (heppell,mckernan, jacobs)

    swan, penders, goddard, bartel, hodge, ablett (montagna, callinan, schnider)

    cox, kruzer

    goodes, pavlich, fyfe, okeefe, franklin, murphy, n riedwolt( j roo, mzungu, petrie)

    thats my starting team at the mo. 2 questions from me???

    should i play montagna vs pies and drop goddard to defence for either suckling or adcock?

    should i play mzungu instead of nic riedwolt.

    thanks lads, please help!!!!

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  24. Found this diss on the Too Serious web site from one finalist to another

    “Originally, I had planned on looking through the results of the past few years to see if there is a difference this year- outside of the obvious duuuh, it’s Geelong and Collingwood and they’re awesome and pounded Port and the GC into the ground.

    However, time has gotten the better of me and it’s going to have to wait until next week- however, were I to take a guess, I reckon the effect of the 3 man bench is taking it’s toll on the younger teams more than it has in the past.

    Instead of that article however, I’ve got a dude, sitting 6th on his ladder, sending a little pre-weekend psychout message to 7th. Enjoy

    Dear Mick,

    We both knew it would end like this.

    So I had a closer look at your lineup today in preparation for the Elimination Final. You are in trouble fella.

    Let’s start with your lifelines.

    Salary cap
    We both know you haven’t got much in the tank. A quick look at your bench tells a sorry tale: Smith, Mzungu, Richardson, Harris, Toy, Jacobs, Hibberd, Talia, Vardy, Heppell, Moran. In other words, you’ve spent the past 20 weeks stockpiling every high-capacity, low-priced rookie you could get your hands on and you’re now realising that you don’t have the time to trade them all down to realise their value. You’ve been perfecting your dance moves in the corner all night and now the music’s stopped and the all cheerleaders have gone home with the footballers who got straight to the point. Unlucky.

    Trades
    Judging by your roster, on which I’ve previously seen some real plonkers, you couldn’t have more than two left. Can you really afford to blow them now in the naรฏve hope that Malthouse won’t rest Pendlebury and Swan at least once between now and September? I think not. But of course, this week poses trading problems for you that are not so hypothetical. They are nightmarishly real.

    The List

    Petrie
    Surely must be traded since you made the certifiably insane decision to have no backup ruckmen. But traded to whom?

    Sandilands? Still not playing.
    Goldstein? Bugger, plays for Petrie’s team.
    McEvoy? Well overdue for a quiet week, and you just know he’ll have one as soon as you pick him.
    Mumford? Aside from two explicable good weeks, hasn’t fired a triple figure shot since Round 6.

    Regardless of the paucity of good choices, you have to pick one. Or will you have to pick two?

    Cox still may not play.

    Oh the humanity.

    Chapman
    Two good weeks against inferior opposition at Kardinia Park got you excited didn’t they? But the three lean weeks before that are the real Paul Chapman circa 2011 and deep down in your petrified little heart, you know it.

    He heads to Adelaide this week, where he averages a depressing 16 touches and, wait for it, 0.92 goals per game – roughly equal to his frees against average at AAMI Stadium. Number like that will keep a Supercoach up at night won’t they, mate? Chappy has forgotten what it’s like to play on a direct opponent and now he’ll probably line up on my man Johncock who will have him for breakfast. And in your wildest fantasies about progressing to the Semi Finals, you of course recognise that he won’t be playing next week.

    Trade bait? Oh that’s right, you’ve got that sick and sorry ruck division to attend to. He will not clear 80 this week and that’s going to make your already painful Ruck deficiency just become busted-tib-and-fib-excruuuuciating.

    So do you sub him?

    For Mzungu perhaps? But his brief will be simple: Stop Judd. He’ll sacrifice position and possessions just to achieve that, could give away 5 free kicks and will probably get Juddy’s index finger stuck in his jugular at some point. Just so very risky.

    But probably not as risky as playing Chappy at AAMI Stadium.

    Montagna.
    The bloke couldn’t get an effective kick in a streetfight. Now he has to face the might of the Collingwood midfield, two of whom you have on your list. Goddard will surely play in the guts, so you’d have 4 directly competing midfielders on Friday night if you played Leigh. Not ideal is it Mickey?

    But do you have the minerals to switch in Heppell for Montagna because the Bombers have an easy Etihad win on the cards against the struggling, apathetic Bulldogs? Of course you don’t. And that’s why your money was placed in the donation pile at the start of the season.

    Broughton
    58? The honeymoon is over sweetheart. Barlow back in the lineup means Broughton returns to the backline where he belongs. Any mug can post 120s in the guts (except Leigh Montagna). The backline’s a different dance. Now he’s going to be playing on a Carlton forward who’ll be taking deliveries from Judd, Gibbs and Murphy. Wouldn’t expect too many marks off opposition kicks this week. And last time out against Carlton, how many kicks did Greg get? What’s that? 8? Eight kicks in a winning team. You may as well play Talia. At least he’ll see plenty of the ball down back this weekend against the Cats.

    So buddy, you’re carrying a devastated ruck division and at least three very shaky premium players. To say nothing of Andy Otten as your seventh defender. Even accounting for your myopic incapacity for footballing self-reflection, you must realise that you’re in more trouble than a pregnant nun. You cannot possibly hope to roll The Weary Driver with that lineup.

    To save you from a spike in blood pressure as you stare into destiny’s dark abyss, I suggest you spend the remainder of the morning weighing up the Van Persie/Rooney dichotomy over at Barclay’s HQ. You can start with a clean slate over there and try to predict how the positional dominoes will fall if Tevez and Fabregas jump ship. Put your resources where they’ll do the most good, my friend. Only 275 sleeps, give or take a couple, til you can have another crack at it in Season 2012.

    God speed,

    Hazza.

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  25. This is for everyone who traded out Newman in the last 48 hours ๐Ÿ˜€

    “RICHMOND captain Chris Newman could make a surprise return as early as next weekend from a potentially season-ending knee injury.
    Newman was subbed off just minutes into the Tigers’ Round 18 match against Geelong and scans revealed a PCL injury.

    Asked this morning if he was done for the year, Newman said: “I hope not.”

    “I was thinking that way early on. It has progressed really well and surprised a few. I did a bit of running yesterday and pulled up really well today, that was always going to be the test.

    “So hopefully, maybe, I can start playing from next weekend.”

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  26. I finnished top in 3 leagues and second in 2
    who to play in the last 3 forward spots Slyvia,N Roo,J Roo
    Mzungu or Smith need to win want the week off

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  27. Hey SCT coaches, need your solid opinion on my F7 decision

    Thumbs up………..Mzungu v Blues at Paterson Stadium
    Thumbs down…….Krakouer v Saints at Etihad Stadium

    Thanks in advance for your thoughts!

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  28. Lobbe out for

    Mummy thumbs up
    Mcevoy thumbs down

    or comment if you think I should wight till next week and put in Goldstein

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  29. ok guys, i usually try to avoid posting these thumbs up thumbs down questions.. i generally try to look through other peoples questions and piece together what i should do. but today, im stuck.

    my situation: i have 2 trades left. bout 200k in the bank. and i finished top of 3 of my leagues, and 4th and 5th in the other two that im not too fussed about.

    i cannot decide from upgrading my ruck division, or finishing off my final backline spot.

    backline is gibbs, godd, deledio, brough, adcock, heppell, duigan with jacobs hibberd and thompson on bench.

    i could upgrade to bock, getting rid of hibberd and releasing one of my carlton defenders for their bye, and finishing off my backline of 90+ averages… i would have 3 playing backmen in case. just not awesome ones.

    or

    i could upgrade smith, as everyone is seeming to do in a panic.. to mumford. mcevoy has a harder run home, and is due for a soft week. i think mummy will be more consistent over the next 3. that would leave me with

    Cox, Mumford, and jacobs, tippet as bench, and petrie playing in my forward line. ๐Ÿ˜€

    both have their benifits.. backline would add me about 25 points, and help me out in the bye in rnd 23…… the rucks would give me about 25-30 points more. and if someone got dropped, i would still have good cover on the bench. this would give me petrie as a playing forward too. completing that line of 90+ averages as well…

    sorry for the long post. anyone who took the time to read all this, thanks heaps.

    for everyone else.

    Rucks upgrade Smith >>>>> Mumford thumbs up
    Backs upgrade Hibberd >>>>> Bock thumbs down

    thanks guys

    remps

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  30. Hi MJ my FPL team is
    Given(Ruddy)
    Lescott,Kompany,Orr(Bramble,Simpson)
    Malouda,Moses,Silva,Zogbia(Sinclair)
    Rooney,Carroll,Holt
    Rooney(C),Malouda(VC)

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  31. Hi all,

    Quick poll, any help much appreciated.

    Thumbs up: trade Mitchell in for Cross (M6), leaving me with two trades and $25,000.
    Or thumbs down: sit tight.

    Thanks!

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  32. Sunday’s Final Line-ups

    Melbourne v West Coast Eagles

    ES – Sun Aug 14, 1:10pm

    Tickets | TV & Radio

    No Late Changes
    Melbourne

    B: Luke Tapscott, James Frawley, Clint Bartram

    HB: Colin Garland, Jared Rivers, Joel Macdonald

    C: Jack Trengove, Lynden Dunn, Aaron Davey

    HF: Brad Green, Jeremy Howe, Tom Scully

    F: Colin Sylvia, Mark Jamar, Jack Watts

    Foll: Stefan Martin, Brent Moloney, Nathan Jones

    I/C: Ricky Petterd, Cale Morton, Sam Blease, Jordie McKenzie

    Emg: Max Gawn, Tom McDonald, Daniel Nicholson

    In: Mark Jamar, Colin Sylvia, Cale Morton, Sam Blease

    Out: Matthew Bate, James Strauss (Leg), Jordan Gysberts (Schapoid), Max Gawn
    West Coast Eagles

    B: Shannon Hurn, Eric Mackenzie, Will Schofield

    HB: Ashley Smith, Mitch Brown, Scott Selwood

    C: Bradley Ebert, Matthew Priddis, Andrew Embley

    HF: Mark Nicoski, Josh Kennedy, Andrew Gaff

    F: Mark LeCras, Quinten Lynch, Nic Naitanui

    Foll: Dean Cox, Daniel Kerr, Adam Selwood

    I/C: Luke Shuey, Patrick McGinnity, Ashton Hams, Jack Darling

    Emg: Chris Masten, Bradd Dalziell, Brad Sheppard

    In: Eric Mackenzie, Josh Kennedy, Ashton Hams

    Out: Darren Glass (Soreness), Matthew Rosa (Knee), Chris Masten
    Richmond v Sydney Swans

    MCG – Sun Aug 14, 2:10pm

    Tickets | TV & Radio

    No Late Changes
    Richmond

    B: Bachar Houli, Alex Rance, Jake Batchelor

    HB: Brett Deledio, Jayden Post, Matt Dea

    C: Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin, Shaun Grigg

    HF: Daniel Jackson, Tyrone Vickery, Shane Edwards

    F: Robin Nahas, Jack Riewoldt, Jake King

    Foll: Angus Graham, Shane Tuck, Nathan Foley

    I/C: Will Thursfield, Mitch Morton, Mitchell Farmer, Brad Miller

    Emg: Luke McGuane, Matthew White, Jeromey Webberley

    In: Jayden Post, Jake Batchelor

    Out: Luke McGuane, Reece Conca (Leg)
    Sydney Swans

    B: Rhyce Shaw, Ted Richards, Alex Johnson

    HB: Martin Mattner, Heath Grundy, Nicholas Smith

    C: Josh P. Kennedy, Adam Goodes, Jarrad McVeigh

    HF: Ryan O’Keefe, Sam Reid, Lewis Jetta

    F: Daniel Hannebery, Lewis Roberts-Thomson, Ben McGlynn

    Foll: Shane Mumford, Jude Bolton, Kieren Jack

    I/C: Tadhg Kennelly, Brett Meredith, Craig Bird, Luke Parker

    Emg: Paul Bevan, Mark Seaby, Trent Dennis-Lane

    In: Jarrad McVeigh, Brett Meredith

    Out: Nick Malceski, Trent Dennis-Lane
    Adelaide v Geelong Cats

    AS – Sun Aug 14, 4:10pm

    Tickets | TV & Radio

    No Late Changes
    Adelaide

    B: Graham Johncock, Ben Rutten, Andy Otten

    HB: Michael Doughty, Daniel Talia, Brent Reilly

    C: Brodie Smith, Scott Thompson, Bernie Vince

    HF: Jared Petrenko, Patrick Dangerfield, Chris Knights

    F: Jack Gunston, Taylor Walker, Matthew Wright

    Foll: Sam Jacobs, Rory Sloane, Nathan van Berlo

    I/C: Ivan Maric, Tony Armstrong, Ricky Henderson, Aidan Riley

    Emg: Shaun McKernan, Luke Thompson, Richard Tambling
    Geelong Cats

    B: Josh Hunt, Tom Lonergan, Corey Enright

    HB: Daniel Menzel, Harry Taylor, David Wojcinski

    C: Cameron Ling, Jimmy Bartel, Allen Christensen

    HF: Mathew Stokes, Cameron Mooney, Steve Johnson

    F: Mitch Duncan, James Podsiadly, Nathan Vardy

    Foll: Brad Ottens, Joel Selwood, James Kelly

    I/C: Paul Chapman, Joel Corey, Andrew Mackie, Travis Varcoe

    Emg: Shannon Byrnes, Trent West, Steven Motlop

    In: Corey Enright, Brad Ottens, Daniel Menzel, Nathan Vardy

    Out: Darren Milburn (Achilles), Matthew Scarlett (Knee), Tom Hawkins (Calf), Trent West

    Milestones: Jimmy Bartel – 200 games

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  33. im running real low on trades(2 trades) and Im wondering if I should get rid of Zac Smith??? there are other upgrades that I need to make so I’m not sure if I desperaetly need to get him out….if I dont then I wont be able to trade him out because I wont have the money as he will drop to much in price. So he will have to be my 2nd ruck for the finals which im not so sure of. He has been getting crap scores so will he come good during finals?

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  34. My team is set for the first week of finals. Versing deano in a qualifying final. Good luck deano!! May the best team progress to the prelim!

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  35. heath shaw for who?
    i already have bj, fisher, broughten, lids, enright, gibbs and heppel

    also j roo or dangerfield 7th starting spot in fwd

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  36. Final Team (Finals)

    GUTS & GLORY

    B- Deledio, Gibbs, Enright, Goddard(C), Adcock, Gilbert, Hurn
    (Duffield(EMER), Howard, Otten)

    C- Swan, Ablett, Pendlebury(VC), Boyd, Hodge, Cotchin
    (Jacobs, Mzungu(EMER), Callinan)

    R- Cox, Jolly
    (Tippett, Moran)

    F- Franklin, Pavlich, Chapman, Goodes, O’Keefe, Sylvia, N.Riewoldt
    (Petrie, Dahlhaus(EMER), Richardson)

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  37. The machine for week one of finals:

    Goddard gibbs deledio fisher enright broughton birchall (Stanley(e) toy wilkinson)

    Swan(C) dal santo pendles hodge Murphy ablett (mzungu(e) Jacobs callinan)

    Cox mumford (keefe tippet)

    Pavlich Franklin goodes okeefe riewoldt riewoldt chapman (Petrie tapscott(e) talia)

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  38. About to get Reimered Finals Team wk1

    Goddard Gibbs Delidio Fisher Broughton Adcock Heppell (Lower(e) Thompson Watson)

    Pendles Ablett Priddis(VC) Boyd Selwood(C) Thompson (Didak(e) Krak Hibbered)

    Cox Lobbe (Tippet Bathie)

    Pavlich Fyfe Goodes Stevie J Franklin ISmith Mzungu (J Roo(e) N Roo Petrie)

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