is one way to ruin a good weekend it’s fluffing your captaincy choice and
watching your new acquisitions absolutely bomb.
can do that to you. A few weeks back I went back to back 1480s and had sent
resumes into NRL Supercoach hoping for a gig as an expert analyst.
Now I’m struggling to reach 1,200 and watch every game with a sense of regret thinking ‘Why didn’t I bring him in’ or ‘Please don’t go left’ or my personal favourite, ‘If he can grab a quick two tries he might finish with 70 odd.’ Hindsight at its best.
therein lies the beauty of SuperCoach. Although I have bombed out in the last
few weeks, come Thursday afternoon I’m looking at my side with a feeling of
anticipation, wonder and confidence.
You just need to ride the highs and do as much gloating as you can when you are on top, because, case in point, it doesn’t last long!
where art thou? And for that matter the rest of the Chooks outfit?
Roosters were totally outplayed and outclassed by a Cameron-less Melbourne side
with not one player from the Roosters side breaking 70.
was compounded by injuries to Lam, Aubusson and more importantly for
SuperCoaches Keary who looks set for a long stint on the sideline and is a
Keary out I have massive fears for Tedesco and his attacking ability.
to think we could be trading him out with six weeks to play. They desperately
need Cordner and Crichton back.
without the Cameron’s, Melbourne were clinical. A lot of their attack is now
focused around Jarome Hughes who could be a big POD play for the next few
Papenhuyzen was unlucky not to score more than his 59 but seems to rely heavily on attacking stats rather than tackle busts due to his frame. I reckon the Spy would have bigger arms than him!
Warriors v Panthers
Cleary had most of the smart SuperCoaches hopes on his back with 17% putting
the captaincy on him.
smart because I went against it and when he looped a ball over to Naden to
score the first try I feared for the worst.
in everything, but the Warriors are a different side to what they were six weeks
gutsy and defend a lot better through the middle. Cleary still was able to
finish with 92 and was ably assisted by Koroisau who notched up 89 and now has
a three round average of 81.
usually one for trading back players after I have rissoled them, but may have
to make an exception. He is on fire!
sake of all of us owners of Tevaga I’ve reached out to @Toddpayten on Twitter
to see if we can increase his minutes!!
He is a PPM beast but when he only gets 50 odd minutes it makes it hard for him to break 70 and put himself in that elite field of back-rowers. It’s even worse knowing it’s Adam Blair taking up all those minutes.
death riding Lomax – I’m looking at you Tim Williams – can keep doing it
because he keeps delivering for owners!
69 isn’t exactly record breaking, he is as consistent as they come.
Dragons do look a little more threatening than they have in the past and take
on Brisbane, Cowboys and Titans in the next three weeks.
be time for non-owners to swallow their pride and get on board.
return was four weeks coming for those who held onto him. He banged out 60 in
base stats and should be around that $585k mark for those looking to add him
back in next week. Murray to Matterson looks a safe trade.
I’ll be hoping for a dry match next week for the Eels as a Paulo owner. Wet weather footy and ball playing front rowers just don’t mix!
Sharks v Titans
team that puts 30 on the Titans, you would assume that SJ had a massive part to
play in that. Unfortunately that wasn’t the case as he left the field with a
groin complaint and, judging by his reaction after the Kevin Proctor incident,
the loss of his right arm.
Fingers crossed the groin was just precaution and he is fit for next week because I don’t think I could cope with him being out.
overall SuperCoach attitude relied heavily on this matchup as I placed the C on
Cook and traded in Latrell at the last minute against a Cowboys side who have
already started organising their Mad Monday.
about 20 minutes to go I was looking at the deactivate team button but
thankfully Latrell was able to set a late try up to finish with 49 which shows
how desperate I was thinking 49 was a good score.
a lot of work in the middle but just doesn’t seem to run the ball as much
Cam Murray won’t enjoy the video review I’ll be undertaking with them. The pair
could be cutting oranges for me this week.
The Hammer took flight scoring a sensational try. And that’s about where his points for the night stopped. If you can, I’d be cashing out on him now. He is an AE nightmare.
trying to find some positives out of this match as an owner of J Papalii. Having
played just 45 minutes I feel like I should be asking for my money back!
dominated the early parts of the game, was taken off and not seen again.
just about sums up my week. While I’m in despair over Papalii, Overlord Tim
Williams is a John Bateman owner and he goes ballistic scoring a try and
setting one up to finish the night with 95.
done to anyone that brought him in over the last few weeks as he has gone 88,
56 and now 95.
absolute mess that is Brisbane, thankfully Carrigan’s minutes were up as he
notched up 73 and looks to be a hold for the remainder of the year.
Haas however has done the unthinkable for us owners and likely gotten himself
disastrous for Brisbane as him and Carrigan seem to be the only two that make
tackles in the middle.
Haas is set to miss two weeks if he takes the early plea meaning I and many others may have about 1.4 million on the bench for the next couple of weeks with Munster and Smith likely still a couple away.