The Sunday evening knee-jerk – round 20

It’s the finals!! Can you hear that? Can you hear that music? Have a listen!! ‘you’re the best… around…nothings ever gunna keep you down…’ That’s right! You’re Daniel Larusso in the all valley Karate Championships… The thugs from the Cobra Dojo are doing their best to beat you up but the teachings of Miyagi are working! Johnny Lawrence beat you up a couple of times during the year but its different now. It’s the finals! Nobody has trades left… its man vs man, no holds barred.  Johnny asks for advice from his sensei who tells him to ‘Sweep the leg’… ‘Take away Swan’ It’s a dog like act to a man who is already hobbling. Mercy is for the weak…. But it brings out your secret weapon….. As you stand there about to bring out your big gun somebody screams “get him a body big yeahh!” That won’t be necessary mate; I think I’ve got this covered… The crowd hushes….. Miyagi nods…. Johnny attacks……………. How did you go? Did your DT have a secret weapon? Could you cover Swan? This was your moment!  Let us know how you went..lets knee jerk!

The Legend

Cometh the hour, Cometh the man. Old mate Dean Cox wound back the clock with 45 hitouts, 23 disposals, 3 goals and a lazy 147 DT points. Its like acid coming off my tounge even saying this… I was up against him in my first final. I knew it was going to sting, being up against BigO on Big subiaco was always going to end in Big Tears for me. Credit where its due though… Coxy was hobbling about last week and looked for all intents and purposes a cooked duck. I even harboured secret thoughts that he may be a late out… he sure showed me for doubting him. More about Big Cox in ‘why this game shits me’ …special mention must go to the continually awesome Adam Treloar (112) he may even be pushing himself into peoples lists for next year at this rate!

The Sunday chop

Welcome back to the spuds list Travis Cloke.. come on dowwwwwwwn. I’ll be honest here, the Collingwood game hasnt even finished yet as i type this, the clock reads 28.56 in the third quarter and Cloke is sitting on 28 points. He may well go and dominate the last quarter and make me look a dick… but i’ll wear that. I played the plonker on the bench this week, There was no way in hell i was going to risk him v Sydney. If i had a trade left he would be first out, but seeing as i dont…. bench it is. I find it a huge source of amusment that for every further club that puts a bid in for him… he plays one rung worse the next week.. What is this, the freaking bizarro world? We have Richmond, Freo, Adelaide, GWS … there may be more but i’m not totally over this ins and outs, All i know is we are going to run out of rungs soon. The big question is…. who will pick him up from the start last year at a dirt cheap price? Any maniacs out there? Must have? Will be interesting thats for sure.

The Clown

I could call the umpires clowns for giving over 70 free kicks in one match on Friday night.. but whats the point? they are only following directions. The clown has to go to Adrian Anderson… apparently he waltzed into a meeting last week and said, there are too many stoppages, we need to make the game flow a bit more…. so it was decided that anything going over the boundary line would be called deliberate. Since this moment free kicks for deliberate have gone up 450%!!.. but the worst thing is not one club or player was notified of this change, they just rocked upto the ground one day and the rules had changed. Adrian… i know Big Vlad is away at the Olympics but it dosent give you the right to have a party while he was away! Pull your head in.

The Why this game shits me

Why does this game shit me? Well i’ll start with a little confession….I have had zero trades left for 5 weeks… i’ve been riding my luck ever since, I do luckily have solid cover on all lines with dpp’s so it has not been an issue yet. Infact this week i had double cover back, mid, ruck and one in the fwds… its a christmas miracle really, the alternative dosent bear thinking if it had have gone bad for me… anyway I had the big final in the cash leage, me 1st vs the mailman 4th. We verbally jousted all week… a spread sheet was made , we have 5 differences total in our teams. In essence it was my Jacobs (80) and Griffin (72) vs his Cox (147) and Minson(59)… with a few others in between. Friday night passes… Cox 147… but its ok, i’m still alive.. its still good, its still good. Then I realise Jacobs is playing directly on Griffin… GREAT! Play wide of each other boys… pleaseeee. Needless to say that when the game was done the pair of them barley passed Cox combined. What was to be a nailbiting fnal spent by the computer fizzled into a dead contest by Saturday arvo…. I hoisted the white flag Saturday at 6pm….. Now i have to go to work on monday and face the music…. after all my gloating it will be bad..

And thats why this game shits me.

So that’s about it for the knee jerk this week, we are one step closer to the Grand final, let’s hope we can get some of our big names back! I’ve scored about 2200 this week how about you? Got any clowns, legends, chops or reasons why this game shits you? Get it out now!

@adzman78

31 Comments

  • Great work as always Adz!

  • Soooo sick of Rockliff. About time you disowned him Roy, he needs a rocket.

  • What was the go with Mitch Robinson only getting 48? First game back in a while, was he showing lack of fitness or getting the heavy tag?

    • Mitch robinson, tagged?

      Get real.

      • didn’t see the game as was busy and seen no reports mentioning him at all. Was just wondering?

        • na mate he wasn’t. Guessing he just wasnt up to the intensity on his return.

        • He was tagged by Wrigley and then had a headclash with Merrett in the last qtr…wasnt really expecting him to score that well coming back from a calf injury aswell.

  • Fuck yeah getting Watson in for Swan helped me just get over the line this week. Hopefully no teams are resting any of my fucken players this week, better not be shit cunts!

  • No trades left for that long?
    Doesn’t that really mean you don’t know how to play?
    Just asking.

    • no… he’s a trade addict! :P

    • finished first in three leagues, have taken 1 donut since the byes…. just cause i had none left dosent mean i didnt use them wisley!

  • Smith and gibson are great cover up’s, regret choosing stanton over watson earlier in the year!

  • Don’t even get me started on my clowns for past few weeks, these are the ones for this week:
    Thompson, pavlich, MJ, zorko, hanley, maric, goodes, waters, hurn, robinson, baguely, jacobs.
    They combined for a total of 743!!!! Not even half of my total!!!!

    All were absolutely disgraceful, lost me two of my games this week

    why cant all premos just score well for one week, then i will be happy.

  • 2336 decent score this week and that’s with Swan & Buddy on the pine. I’ve had some rough weeks but to get into the Prelim in my league 1st season dt’ing has been great. What made this week better was I went Chappy – Danger (instead of Fyfe) and my opp went porp – fyfe with no fwd cover…. Also i had to play Z.Skinner (only 2nd time i’ve put him on the field this season) so i counted that as a doughtnut till he popped up with 60 odd to beat Pav.

    So a week off and i can now reassess Robbo & Buddy. I have 2 trades and 50k to spend – also all my future opponents have got rid of Swan, so looking forward to having him back as a unique.

  • Great write up Adzman.

    Rocky has joined Gregory Broughton on my never again list. The problem is, if I trade him now I know he will pump out big scores for the rest of the season.

    Spurr has been decent as my 7th DEF last couple of weeks and I might hold him until the GF. Gibson was awesome in the fat pig’s absence!

    • Lukey pull the trigger now before he is worthless – i got rid of him last week for watson

      best decision i’ve made all year.

      Rocky is also on my never again list, after copping spankings from him for the past couple of years i finally get him in and he serves up this sh*t…

  • Love it adz!

    Quick question finished 2nd and beat 3rd, now what’s the go from here?

  • On Friday when I subbed Swanny on to the bench I accidentally left the C on Gibson instead of putting it on Ablett – the fine line between tactical genius and insanity…

  • the scoring system is what shits me about this game .. in my match this week there were 2 players that both had 100% disposal efficiency with almost identical stats yet one (a high profile player) scored double what the other (unheralded) player did .. cost me a prelim berth ..