I, like many other would like to congratulate Shaun Johnson
on the arrival of his daughter Millah.. I just wish it could have happened
sooner than Friday!!
It was panic stations for my side at around 5.30pm on Friday
when word filtered through SJ was out. No problem I thought, I’ll just reverse
my trades and bring Luai back in…
That ladies and gentlemen is where yours truly learnt a very harsh and costly lesson. I learnt that you cannot reverse trades once the round kicks off. This might seem like old news to most and I’ve heard it mentioned in passing but what does it really mean?
It means Nick, that once kick-off occurs in the first game,
any trades you make are final. So don’t make any stupid trades like getting rid
of Luai for a Nuff (Josh Schuster) when you only have 15 active players. That
little dumb move cost me close to 130 points as I was forced to play Hamiso
Tabuai-Fidow and the great DPP Daine Laurie.
Of course I was aware of the inability to reverse trade
after initial lockout, but complacency and a severe lack of using my melon got
the better of me.
But like a scorned lover, even though I have been treated
like dirt by the SuperCoach Gods, I’ll come crawling back on Thursday, albeit
with a little better knowledge of how this beautiful beast works.
We are only one round away from head-to-head finals, so fingers crossed your side is shaping up to make a charge in the finals series. Let’s hope for no more injuries and some big names to return come team list Tuesday!
A good scoring game here SuperCoach wise despite the 14-0
scoreline. I’m a Paulo owner and former Matterson owner which has just taken
years off my life over the last couple of weeks.
What a player Matterson is! He must not like playing the
ball or something because he tries to offload every run.
He scored a massive 115 points to kick start a big weekend
for owners. He will drop in price but not much unfortunately for many who might
be looking to get him in.
Sivo could have scored more than his 69 if he didn’t spend
so much time milking for a penalty. If he can’t pick up a contract in the next
few years I’m sure Bega Cheese will make a play for him.
With the loss of Brandon Smith to a jaw injury it would appear likely that Cameron will return this week which will be a godsend for any who held onto him. I have no solid info on this, just a Cam Smith owner who needs him back more than Melbourne.
What a team this Panthers outfit are! Led by Cleary they
have points in them all across the park.
Four players went 99 or above with Mansour crossing for two
tries to score his first century of the year. As strange as this sounds, I’d be
trying to get as many Penrith players into your side as possible. For head-to-head
players they play the Cowboys then Bulldogs in the final two weeks of the
season, these being the preliminary finals and grand final. That could decide
The only downside to the game was an apparent calf injury to Koroisau who may miss a week or two. Hopefully Ivan doesn’t play silly buggers with us and either names him or not.
This was a matchup I thought Zac Lomax would have been
licking his lips for. Up against Jordan Kahu who has played about as much footy
as me in the last two years, he was a sneaky play for a captain choice but
unfortunately failed to deliver.
He was outscored by Ravalawa who appears to be the premier
Fijian winger at the moment with another 100+ score.
McInnes just gets through his work without fuss. I reckon he
is due for a try too so I’m calling for 100+ next week for him.
For Brisbane it was much the same where they appeared to be
in the game but failed to remember how to finish it off.
Carrigan was exceptional captaining the side and scoring 86.
He has been as solid as ever for them this year and even better for SuperCoach
owners with only two scores under 70 since Round 8.
Kotoni Staggs gave Euan Aitken a test of the surface of
Suncorp with an absolute belter of a fend and try.
He is the spark for Brisbane at the moment and a smoky for a
final spot in your 17 with a final round matchup against the Cowboys.
He did some damage to sides that didn’t have him at the back end of last year so keep that in mind.
Inside the first 20 minutes I thought we were set for a
Teddy masterclass. That’s about where it finished though as he finished the
night with 61.
Again disappointing but it’s someone you can’t do without I
believe. It would take a gutsy call for anyone to move him on, but SuperCoach
comps aren’t won on easy decisions.
SST owners would have been crowing with his output. 102 points
in the FRF position that is so volatile. Well volatile for me as a Papalii and
Paulo owner. What a player he is.
The Chooks may be starting to make a run and he looks like
the creator in the middle and is playing the entire 80 at the moment on certain
Brett Morris was also a welcome addition to the Chooks
outfit and will be about $630k come lockout ending. He knows his way to the
line and has a massive ceiling.
I’d be entertaining the thought of a straight swap for Nofoaluma. We all know how hard the Tigers draw is and although he ended the night on 68, if it wasn’t for that try in the 79th minute, he would have scored around 40.
I’m not paid enough to recount a game like this. In fact I’m
not paid at all!! The only positive I can take out of this match was the fact I
have quite a high ownership of South Sydney players, so when Latrell went huge,
Cook followed suit and Murray broke 70 it took the sting out of what was an
absolute thumping of my Sea Eagles.
Latrell is shaping as a nice POD heading into the finals
series. I’ve got the Rabbitohs as my dark horse to win and Latrell just needs a
game like that to spark him into gear.
Cam Murray on the edge still worries me. I can’t really move
him on so I’ll have to ride out his scores like a majority of us will.
For my wounded Eagles, it may be curtains for 2020. Although I’ve got them finishing as high as 5th on the NRL ladder predictor, that appears unlikely now, but I’ll stick with the mathematical possibilities. I’d be moving Jake Trbojevic on if you owned him along with DCE.
This was just an awful game to watch. I, like many others,
were hoping Ponga could produce a huge score as captain to round out a pretty
But Kurt Mann and Phoenix Crossland had other ideas. He must
have stolen their shoes or dropped in on them surfing during the week because
they did not want to pass him the ball!
The Knights had 55 tackles inside the Cowboys 20 and I
reckon Ponga touched the ball six times! It only took till the 78th
minute to work out passing the ball to Ponga equals points as he set up Tuala
with a magic cut out ball.
Klemmer was beast like as he played 67 minutes for his 81 points. If you have him for the run home well done because judging on this match up he will be playing similar minutes moving forward.
The injury to Taumalolo looks serious which is just what
everyone needs with five rounds to go and very little trades. With the Cowboys
season over I’d be moving him on straight away.