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213 Comments

213 Comments

  1. J

    May 18, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    482/3, with laird, Seedsman & macrae (c)

    • JungleMuffin

      May 19, 2018 at 12:02 am

      So 482/4…

      • Mr Burns

        Mr Burns

        May 19, 2018 at 12:13 am

        Well, no, because the captain score is doubled…

        • JungleMuffin

          May 19, 2018 at 1:18 am

          Well, no. The scoring player is x, which makes the captains score 2x, not x+y.

          Therefore, yes, 482/4.

        • JungleMuffin

          May 19, 2018 at 1:42 am

          Using your argument 482/2+C is a more accurate representation than 482/3+C, which is literally the least logical option of the 3, as you’re both alnowledging the captain as a single player, and more than a captain at the same time. That’s having a bet each way. Either way, you’re wrong.

          This was sorted like 5+ years ago.

          • clever tent

            May 19, 2018 at 1:52 am

            So… 482/3 ?

          • Mr Burns

            Mr Burns

            May 19, 2018 at 12:46 pm

            So your argument is you instead have 23 players, not 22 players? Are you perhaps just angry that you don’t have or didn’t captain Macrae and are taking it out on innocent people on the internet?

          • JungleMuffin

            May 19, 2018 at 4:11 pm

            Angry because I don’t have McRae as Captain and taking it out on people on the internet? Fck off Burns you w4nker.

          • Meh

            May 19, 2018 at 3:38 pm

            I understood J’s message perfectly. It made a lot more sense than the gibberish you’ve served up, including the captain being counted as two people. It’s not often you see a comment here that fails nature as well as logic.

          • JungleMuffin

            May 19, 2018 at 4:18 pm

            The only thing that lacks logic is a shorthand scoring system that over complicates it. That’s entirely counter intuitive to the purpose of it in the first place. But I’m not surprised that it’s beyond your ability to comprehend.

          • lizard-of-oz

            May 19, 2018 at 3:56 pm

            482/3*
            resolves the non issue

      • blimp on the radar

        May 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

        Does there NEED to be a F wit crapping on about this EVERY season?!??!

        • JungleMuffin

          May 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm

          Is it that hard to grasp?

  2. Marcus

    May 18, 2018 at 11:05 pm

    Well done J great start to the week for you mate.

    My team is doing ok but not that good as my score so far after one game is 352/4 Laird, Jacobs, E-Yolman and Doedee. I was thinking of Trading out Doedee, but I was happy with his score tonight. Just hope Mitchell doesn’t get taged as he is my Captain. Good Luck to all.

    • J

      May 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

      Despite the start, my ranking fell, suggesting others inside the top 1000 have a bigger start, and captained macrae

  3. Mr Burns

    Mr Burns

    May 19, 2018 at 12:04 am

    4/567. Macrae (C), Laird, Doedee and McLean. Probably my best ever start to a week.

  4. Matt

    May 19, 2018 at 12:25 am

    I can’t stand watching Macrae dominate and not be in my team. He’s going to get over 900k soon. Going to be hard to get.

    • tbd

      May 19, 2018 at 9:47 am

      Just a reminder he plays Collingwood next week who don’t tag. 170 coming up

  5. Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

    May 19, 2018 at 10:37 am

    I could’ve brought in Macrae this week but thought rocky and Daisy Thomas would’ve been a better choice for value and extra banked cash. Oh well, gotta hope another pig rises up

  6. Pezza

    May 19, 2018 at 10:43 am

    602 from Macrae (c), Gibbs, Laird, McLean. Glad I dumped Parker for Macrae a few weeks back

    • J

      May 19, 2018 at 11:05 am

      Awesome start pezza

  7. lizard-of-oz

    May 19, 2018 at 12:35 pm

    Pre season I did a team 2 team trade in draft.
    Kreuzer to Macrae…looked like unders at the time but [c]
    has been on Mcrae since.

  8. archie vivash

    May 19, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    Where’s my namesake? Seems there’s too many Oscars going round.

  9. The Cricket

    May 19, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Geez it’s a pretty small crowd at the Shanghai game. And it looks bizarre seeing so many umbrellas up at the footy :/
    On the bright side, Rocky’s doing well 🐷

  10. J

    May 19, 2018 at 4:47 pm

    Happy to bank away Rocky’s likely ton, even though he’s not playing next week. Points in the bank. Clarke will cover him next week. I don’t fully get the idea he should only have been brought in after the bye. What if there’s crazy carnage in 2 weeks that prevents that?

    • lizard-of-oz

      May 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

      People get precious about what is and what aint correct policy..and the misinformation usually starts with the Ttraders.

      • Dulcify

        May 19, 2018 at 10:52 pm

        Rearrange the letters in the word traders to make a new word.

    • Billy

      May 19, 2018 at 5:50 pm

      what if there is carnage next week though and Clarke gets dropped (which is quite possible atm)

      • J

        May 19, 2018 at 6:41 pm

        Point is not really about Clarke, but FYI I don’t have him. Was planning to maybe for next week to replace waterman. If he doesn’t hold his spot I have options to bring in anyone else I want.

        BTW, this relates to another bit of silly advice I didn’t get – that is the traders advising to bring him first game. Why wouldn’t you spend one week having a look. Often fantastic VLF, WAFL, and NEAFL numbers don’t translate to fantasy because afl coaches often envision a different role for the player in the afl side compared to the state league side.

        • Bjorn

          May 19, 2018 at 7:22 pm

          The traders have always advised to wait a week on rookies, however as the season progresses and good downgrades become scarce sometimes you have to take a punt. Clarke ticked a lot of boxes so was a calculated punt. 46 in first afl game is not that bad in any case.

        • JungleMuffin

          May 19, 2018 at 10:37 pm

          Because why would you pay 210k for a player qhen you can pay 170k for them? Averaging 130 in the VFL is enough of a vouch towards a players ability to score. If 2 months of crushing it in the VFL isn’t enough to convince you, then nothing is, and you’re going to be paying a premium for every rookie you bring in.

          The people writing Clarke off after 1 week are hindsight prophets looking to backup their incorrect decision in not bringing him in. It’s not worth worrying about the opinions of morons.

          • j

            May 19, 2018 at 11:51 pm

            Your comment is clearly indicates you are riled up over this, so much so that you, like others, argue for a red herring point peripheral to the main point I raised (regarding Rocky, not Clarke). I’m certain that if I didn’t raise Clarke as part of that point, not as many would get their knickers in a knot: Go back and read properly, before taking the thread out of context.

            If I have to explain myself, with limited trades per week, I thinking before lockout was to choose between the options of either Rocky (I expected 100+) or Clarke (I was actually looking for a ~70). I choose Rocky because it made sense to back a good score for one week more than when most people would get him, and basically it OUTWEIGHED paying more for Clarke in 2 or 3 weeks.

            I’ve already explained why good state-level numbers in rookies don’t necessarily translate to them being instance fantasy piglets, for many different reasons. If we all followed your logic, we’d all be stacked with worthless NEAFL rookies in our sides that average 45 in the AFL. Muffin, we have different value systems, but you also are misrepresenting my argument. For rookies, I’d prefer to pay 170K, but if squeezed between paying basement price and 210K the next week if it means more points on ground in a given week as a result of other choices being available, I’d certainly prefer to pay more.

            I didn’t say anything about writing Clarke of after 1 week, if you intended to misrepresent me further than what you have.

          • JungleMuffin

            May 20, 2018 at 5:07 pm

            It’s not misrepresenting you at all, as you stated:

            “BTW, this relates to another bit of silly advice I didn’t get – that is the traders advising to bring him first game. Why wouldn’t you spend one week having a look. Often fantastic VLF, WAFL, and NEAFL numbers don’t translate to fantasy because afl coaches often envision a different role for the player in the afl side compared to the state league side.”

            You then reiterated that again while adding something about how if he goes big in the future then the hindsight heroes will no doubt say I told you so.

            That’s not misrepresenting you at all, they are explicit statements, you’re just trying backtrack and dig your way out of it like a littlr weasel.

            In fact the only person misrepresenting someone is you, with your bullshit strawman about having a team full of 45 point averaging NEAFL rookies. So yeah, get lost with your weasel words and gaslighting.

      • The Cricket

        May 19, 2018 at 8:02 pm

        I doubt if Clarke will be dropped. Watching the game he looked good – I’m sure Woosha will appreciate his five tackles and good pressure around the ball. His debut performance against the Cats’ midfield was impressive.

        Ridley had a terrific debut! I reckon I’ll be one of many coaches grabbing him next week.

    • Go West

      May 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm

      Clarke to cover next week lol. The guy is on 17 after 3 quarters…lol.

      • j

        May 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm

        Fine…. looks like I’ll get in McLean, or use DPP to get in a big dog mid/def to cover…..

        Lol

    • Demonetise

      May 19, 2018 at 11:46 pm

      It’s a trade off of $$$ for points. Get him in before the bye save some cash, but lose points in Rd 10 when you have an extra rook on field. Versus don’t have an extra rook on field, but lose some cash when you get him.

      If there’s carnage in Rd 10, you may wish you didn’t have him since he won’t be playing… so a 50/50 there depending on when the hypothetical carnage hits.

  11. Corn Pear

    May 19, 2018 at 6:29 pm

    Get Clarke they said, Hes a good scorer they said….

    • blimp on the radar

      May 19, 2018 at 8:05 pm

      Where’s Alan?

      • Alan J

        May 19, 2018 at 9:58 pm

        Right here mate.. I never said I was right, I just said don’t blame luck for your rookies not performing as well as you wanted too.
        Clarke obviously wasn’t as good a pick as his fellow first gamer, but I’ll wear that instead of blaming luck..

      • blimp on the radar

        May 20, 2018 at 9:24 am

        Righto message board hero.

  12. Bjorn

    May 19, 2018 at 7:21 pm

    The traders have always advised to wait a week on rookies, however as the season progresses and good downgrades become scarce sometimes you have to take a punt. Clarke ticked a lot of boxes so was a calculated punt. 46 in first afl game is not that bad in any case.

    • Bjorn

      May 19, 2018 at 7:23 pm

      Meant to reply to J above

    • j

      May 19, 2018 at 8:14 pm

      46 suits me fine. Means his price won’t go up much so I’ll still probably still get him next week if he holds his spot, but much cheaper than expected, but probably won’t play him on ground.

      But disagree about defending them on this point – did you not notice the hype around the double downgrade with Clarke being safe to bring in first game, on the back of vfl form?? (noticed you didn’t debate that aspect). Clarke may well come good in subsequent weeks, which would be awesome, and pretty sure the hindsighters will then say ‘told you so’.

      • JungleMuffin

        May 19, 2018 at 10:40 pm

        Would you be as chirpy if he smashed out a ton?

        • J

          May 19, 2018 at 10:48 pm

          Settle down muffin. I already mentioned why it makes sense to have a look first, and I was planning on getting him next week – so him putting out a ton has no bearing on the point I was making. But maybe now that I’ve seen his role and score, maybe I’ll go Ridley instead – a guy the experts were advocating avoiding.

          • JungleMuffin

            May 20, 2018 at 4:18 pm

            Congratulations, you pay 200k to bring him in when everyone else payed 170k, you outsmarted everyone, good job.

            If you’re planning on getting him, it makes sense that you do it at his lowest price. Either way ‘having a look’ makes no sense, as he either scores big and goes up a lot, scores low and goes up 30k+, or you wait another week by which point he’s gone up 70k. There is no circumstance where ‘having a look at’ a player you know you’re going to get in, is smart coaching, as you’re wasting cash by not paying the base price.

            You’re just trying to be a hindsight genius and sly bragging by acting as if it was the correct decision not to get him in this week, because he scored 50 instead of 100.

          • Dame

            May 20, 2018 at 4:30 pm

            ^ put a sock in it muffin. no one cares for your opinion.

          • JungleMuffin

            May 20, 2018 at 5:15 pm

            Dame, I don’t care if you care for my opinion.

          • Ned kelly

            May 20, 2018 at 4:32 pm

            Na, he will go up 10k if he stays in the side

          • j

            May 20, 2018 at 4:47 pm

            This muffin fool clearly can’t read. There’s no hindsight at play – how many f#$%en times do I have to explain the decision was between fielding Rocky’s potential score or Clarke’s potential score: all the rationale already explained was around making that choice there. Typical to see you’ve twisted and generalized this into point that no one is specifically arguing against – who the hell wouldn’t pick up a rookie at his cheapest, given no other limitations in trades?

            How’s that strategy of choosing VFL/NEAFL piglets straight of the bat working for your rank, muffin? The game isn’t about saving a measly 20 or 30K here and there – it’s about fielding the best scoring team. Clearly you’ve failed in this aspect, given all the whining you’ve done in the past two weeks about your own team going south. Are you so sour about that, that you’re trying to mislead and sabotage others now?

          • JungleMuffin

            May 20, 2018 at 5:29 pm

            Accuses you of misrepresenting and twisting an argument while twisting misrepresenting an argument. Ok j.

            And I personally don’t feel I was whining, seeing how I’m still ranked above the vast majority of people around here. I thought it would help losers like you to feel better about yourselves by not pointing out week after week how awesomely my team is going, and how much better of a player I am than you, by instead highlighting some other aspects, you know, just to help your fragile self esteem for being such a shit player. I guess I’ll just go back to rubbing your nose in your own mediocrity.

            Yeah, my team’s still going pretty good actually. Top 300 pre lockout and should still score over 2100 this round. How bout you, what’s your rank? How does it feel being ranked below someone like me?

          • lizard-of-oz

            May 20, 2018 at 7:53 pm

            Bring back the biffo.

  13. The Cricket

    May 19, 2018 at 8:24 pm

    Fyfe wtf?! Injured, tagged?

    • j

      May 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

      Not 100%. Came close to missing the game. Only playing because he’s currently in Brownlow contentionr

      • The Cricket

        May 19, 2018 at 9:23 pm

        Fair enough. What’s his problem specifically?

        • Mr Burns

          Mr Burns

          May 19, 2018 at 9:35 pm

          I think the injury rumour was either ankle or knee. Something lower leg.

          • The Cricket

            May 19, 2018 at 11:18 pm

            Thanks for that.
            Well, he seems to have come good anyway and produced a respectable enough score :) I actually have a theory that he doesn’t like being pipped by Neale for fantasy points

    • Demonetise

      May 19, 2018 at 11:48 pm

      Tagged by Hewett for some of the match at least.

      • The Cricket

        May 20, 2018 at 3:05 pm

        Hewett’s becoming quite a tagger isn’t he? He did a good job of shutting down Titch last week too if I remember correctly.
        I bloody hate taggers lol

  14. Bomber Thompson

    May 19, 2018 at 10:06 pm

    1761 with Sicily, Titch, Gawn and Stef to go, bit worried…

    • j

      May 19, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Worried? More like worried you’re heading for a good score! Reckon you’re well placed there

    • Mr Burns

      Mr Burns

      May 19, 2018 at 10:22 pm

      Yeah, that is pretty solid with the remaining players all being more than capable of 100+

  15. Zach

    May 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm

    1405 with 9 left. About par for this round?

    • Bomber Thompson

      May 19, 2018 at 10:42 pm

      jesus christ

    • J

      May 19, 2018 at 10:50 pm

      well done Zach – sounds like you’re heading for a promising score

    • clever tent

      May 19, 2018 at 11:01 pm

      1334 with 6 to to play haha

    • Demonetise

      May 19, 2018 at 11:52 pm

      1318 with 8* for me (including Titch C and only one rook – Fritsch)

      C played Zach? Above par regardless.

    • j

      May 19, 2018 at 11:56 pm

      1500 with 7 to come myself. But two of those are Spargo and O’Shea, so I think I will drop a bit of rank. Heading for something like 2050–2150.

  16. Another Arctic Flying wombat Panda of Doom named Drowning fish

    May 20, 2018 at 2:05 am

    So many salty dumb c u n ts blaming the traders for following their “advice” when in reality, when lockout arrives, you can only blame yourself for bad decisions. Gotta follow your gut instead of relying off other peoples opinions.

    Muffin, you’re a perfect example, same with half the people on this site. Give advice but only you can alter your team.

    • Bomber Thompson

      May 20, 2018 at 10:58 am

      amen

    • JungleMuffin

      May 20, 2018 at 4:22 pm

      What are you actually on about, muppet? I haven’t blamed the Traders for anything, and haven’t whinged about selection. I’m

      Give yourself an uppercut peanut.

  17. Chubby Rain

    May 20, 2018 at 6:48 am

    1801 with 4 to play, Yeo, Titch, Gawn, Fritsch. Clarke really junked up Q4 to save a low score

    • Ned kelly

      May 20, 2018 at 10:04 am

      Parish omitted , mutch rested and clarke in, this explains itself. Always try before u buy i reckon,

  18. Admiral Tug Benson

    May 20, 2018 at 10:03 am

    If you could make a fantasy with all the commentators I would choose James brayshaw as my set and forget captain. I love his broadcast and think he is top notch

    • CJ

      May 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Jason Dunstall for me. His command of the language and footy analysis are on point. But Brayshaw goes alright.

  19. Admiral Tug Benson

    May 20, 2018 at 10:07 am

    To all Collingwood supporters,

    Could someone please explain to me what Mick Malthouse was taking about here please???

    In my opinion I think he was either good mates with bomber Thompson or he was an escapee from a menta institution … thanks in advance , please see 23 second clip below.

    https://youtu.be/pQZQLgpuBVI

  20. hijacker

    May 20, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    Captained Hogan over Titch :( Titch’s score after one quarter is already as much as Hogan’s score for the entire match. When Melbourne kicks 25 goals you expect at least five of them to be from their key forward (Hogan). Hogan is very lucky he kicked his first goal in the last minute of the match, otherwise he’d be an instant rage trade.

    • Gregga

      May 20, 2018 at 4:06 pm

      You belong in a rusty old shed you useless ninkumpoop

  21. j

    May 20, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    BTW, well done to all the folks who have both Macrae and Mitchell but had the balls to CHOOSE to captain Mitchell.

    • JungleMuffin

      May 20, 2018 at 5:14 pm

      Anyone that has Mitchell as Captain has CHOSEN to do so.

      • j

        May 20, 2018 at 6:50 pm

        1. Easy “choice” for you to make Muffin – Mitchell’s probably your only decent player averaging above 100, among 21 other rookies you’ve picked in your team based on VFL/NEAFL hype.

        2. My congrats doesn’t apply to a hack like you Muffin – read carefully: it’s only for the guys you have both Macrae and Mitchell. You’re just a sour grumpy baby with dirty diapers because you don’t have Macrae. Back in your crib.

        • Ned kelly

          May 20, 2018 at 7:21 pm

          Your on drugs if you think it takes balls to capt mitchell

        • JungleMuffin

          May 20, 2018 at 7:25 pm

          Yeah, ranked 300 odd with 1 good player and still higher than you.

          And I know who your passive agressive comment was directed at, because you’re salty. Set and forget is a strategy well above your level, because you haven’t got the minerals. You’re just another mut that chases hub caps. The only bloke that’s a sour jelly baby about things is you.

          Good luck for 2019, because you’ve got no hope this year.

        • boris

          May 20, 2018 at 7:25 pm

          Tried to tell people that JungleMuffin was a pri-k, but no one would listen to me. Now you know for sure. He’s a filthy moron.

          • JungleMuffin

            May 20, 2018 at 7:30 pm

            Oh look, boris signed up abother account!

            How come boris? Looking to have another rage at Warnie? What’s it like down at rank 80,000? Have they elected you king of the ghost ships yet?

            Keep sooking it up you little fairy.

          • boris

            May 20, 2018 at 8:24 pm

            JungleMuffin, I know who I am, do you really know who you are?

            I can tell you, if you like:
            You are a fat, self-interested sad guy, who has never had a real partner, no family who really love you, and you are someone who will die a sad lonely death with no one there to see you off.

  22. Go West

    May 20, 2018 at 6:16 pm

    Junglemuffin call me. I’m s@xually attracted to you.

    • JungleMuffin

      May 20, 2018 at 7:33 pm

      I told you, I only date people ranked inside the top 1k. Everyone else is pleb with poor DT genetics.

  23. Alex

    May 20, 2018 at 6:40 pm

    2150 with Yeo and Nicnat still in, and the gods smiling on me (relatively for once).

    Not that Billings to Sicily was much good.

    How is everyone going? I reckon I am a shade above par

    • Alan J

      May 20, 2018 at 7:15 pm

      2114, so a bit below I’d say.. Although I was shocked to see Mirra named, and even more shocked when he outscored every DEF not named Laird..

      • Ned kelly

        May 20, 2018 at 7:20 pm

        2139 , make mirra capt next week al i think

        • Alan J

          May 20, 2018 at 7:44 pm

          Ned, I might swing Sicily to F5 just to get Mirra on at D6 the way he’s going :P

          • Ned kelly

            May 20, 2018 at 7:48 pm

            Im gonna upgrade dusty to him i think

          • Alan J

            May 20, 2018 at 8:40 pm

            Upgrade scoring while filling the Warne chest, solid plan!!

  24. CJ

    May 20, 2018 at 6:46 pm

    #FLYEAGLESFLY

  25. Jono

    May 20, 2018 at 8:25 pm

    Who goes between Gowers and Ratugolea for Ridley??

    And should create a warne chest for the upcoming bye rounds or spend what I got??

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