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Captain / Emergency Loophole + other questions

People are going DT crazy! Take a deep breath and relax. There have been heaps of questions come in today… the big one is the Captain/Emergency loophole. Here is is explained for those too lazy to go into Calvin’s Captains to read it and instead email, tweet, text, or comment asking about how it works! + a few other FAQ’s.

How does the Captain and Emergency loophole work?

Didn’t you read Calvin’s Captains? It was explained there! Typical. Ok. Here goes… You need to unselect your captain. Do this by trading out the player who has the “C” attached to their name for anyone else, doesn’t matter who, and save your team. Then trade him back in for the player you just traded out. Now you only have a player with a VC. Make your “VC” (not C) someone from Carlton or Richmond. For me it will be Gibbs. Some are going with Deledio. If you don’t like his score, then click C on your desired Captain option (Swan, duh) and ride that puppy home. If you like your VC score and want it doubled, then do not put a C on anyone.

The emergency one works the same. What I’ll be doing is putting the E on Duigan. If he scores 80+ then I will put Stanley (Gold Coast) onto my ground for Lower. If he doesn’t, I will just leave Lower there.

These come with some risk because if there is an emergency needed, you will HAVE to take the Carlton/Richmond score and if for some reason your Captain is a late withdrawal, then you HAVE to take your VC score.

Do my trades count when the partial lockout is in effect?

Uh, no. They don’t. Put simply, your Carlton and Richmond players are LOCKED into where you have them as soon as 7:40pm ticks over. So if you have Deledio in your backline on the ground, that’s where he will stay. If Duigan is on your bench, that’s where he will stay. Every other player can be subbed, traded, etc. If a Carlton or Richmond player has a C, VC or E clicked on them, then they will be locked with those at 7:40pm and you won’t be able to change them. Be careful with that. You won’t be able to trade a Carlton or Richmond player out until after lockout anyway.

More questions might be posted here if people don’t get it!

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60 Comments

60 Comments

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    Dylan

    March 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

    first

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      dadsninjahole

      March 24, 2011 at 5:10 pm

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      868714

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        slickReynolds

        March 25, 2011 at 12:16 pm

        Lol, no friends

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    Benatration

    March 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    There aren’t too many late withdrawls in Rd1 generally. So these loopholes are worth the risk big time. VC loophole is Gibbs for me. Don’t forget people…you can use the EMG loophole 3 times! I’ll be using the EMG loophole on Yarran, Foley, Dugian. Yarran/Foley are in my best 22 but if they score shit then I don’t get that bad score. If they score well I’ll just put a GC player on the ground

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      TrueBLUE

      March 24, 2011 at 4:55 pm

      +1

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    Phoenix898

    March 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    hooray first comment :)

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      Phoenix898

      March 24, 2011 at 4:20 pm

      or not :(

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        Dylan

        March 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

        ha

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      TrueBLUE

      March 24, 2011 at 4:56 pm

      haha dumbass

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    Calvin

    March 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

    why wouldn’t you read calvin’s captains??

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      glyonschesthair

      March 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

      calvin can i ask how come your overlooking atley and wallis ? they are both guns

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        Warnie

        March 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

        Wallis won’t play.

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          glyonschesthair

          March 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

          how do you know ?

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        McScoundrel

        March 24, 2011 at 4:28 pm

        What’s that – are you gluing on chest hair?

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          glyonschesthair

          March 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

          great call mate

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        Benatration

        March 24, 2011 at 4:29 pm

        Because he wont play. He wasn’t selected in the 25 for the dogs last nab match and that sqaud was pretty close to full strength. No he wasn’t rested because instead he played an intra club match for williamstown. However libba was in that 25 squad and he is ahead of Wallis now. But I dont think he’ll play rd1 either

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          glyonschesthair

          March 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

          hes named on the field ?

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            Warnie

            March 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm

            What on the footy show?

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            Benatration

            March 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

            Libba is not. Wallis. He will be EMG for sure

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      Warnie

      March 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      There are heaps that haven’t obviously! I don’t know how many emails/tweets/questions in comments I have seen about it. Not that hard really. Oh boy. We should get medals for helping some of the less fortunate!

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        glyonschesthair

        March 24, 2011 at 4:27 pm

        warnie who would you start on the field out of these rooks bewick,wallis or atly?

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          O-Rangas-tang

          March 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

          Atley, already been told he will debut

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          Chook

          March 24, 2011 at 4:37 pm

          Bewick, mate. Atley is a massive chance to be a sub and Wallis is very unlikely to feature at all.

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            glyonschesthair

            March 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

            yeah im going to go bewick, i have d.swallow and harris and atley on the bench do you reckon take out atley for say irons or pittard ?

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      Lukes Legends

      March 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      Excatly!

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      Benatration

      March 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm

      simple – some people are idiots. Just because I know Swan will be my captain (Well unless Gibbs kills it he will) doesn’t mean I won’t stop reading Calvins captains!

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    maxs gunss

    March 24, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    Hey the only dilemma in my whole team is that petrie wont be playing rd 1 in my rucks who do i cover him with?

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      O-Rangas-tang

      March 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

      Vickery is a decent option and could be an ok cash cow

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    O-Rangas-tang

    March 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

    Varcoe or Morton?

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      tkol

      March 24, 2011 at 4:44 pm

      Are you playing for bottom 8 finals?

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        TrueBLUE

        March 24, 2011 at 5:02 pm

        haha ouch

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        Phil Ken Sebben

        March 24, 2011 at 6:08 pm

        haha…nice burn!

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        JungleMuffin

        March 24, 2011 at 10:56 pm

        Oh man, you must be an absolute stud in the coaches box.

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    penlolbury

    March 24, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    a.swallow and batchelor or jack and otten. just scared batchelor might be the sub

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      swans2011

      March 24, 2011 at 5:22 pm

      Jack and Otten.
      Kangas have bye in finals, and Batchelor’s JS isn’t as strong as Otten.

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    glyonschesthair

    March 24, 2011 at 4:50 pm

    who else has gone fyfe ? hes playing mid this year and will only build from last year

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    Lukes Legends

    March 24, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    I will be doing the captain thing, but not the emergency thing… Too nervous.

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    Blue Steel

    March 24, 2011 at 4:54 pm

    Paul Chapman named emergency for Cats.

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    glyonschesthair

    March 24, 2011 at 5:01 pm

    886472

    just started a competitive league with my brother anyone welcome to join

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    penlolbury

    March 24, 2011 at 5:06 pm

    berwick or irons?

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    swans2011

    March 24, 2011 at 5:25 pm

    Irons or Pittard? Who do you reckon will string together more games?
    Or alternatively, Liba from WBD?

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    gusbus

    March 24, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Need a mid for 400k
    help?!

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    penlolbury

    March 24, 2011 at 6:21 pm

    HELP!!! quick question, a.swallow and batchelor, or jack and otten. HELPP!P!!

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    The Southside Way

    March 24, 2011 at 6:43 pm

    will didak play round 1?

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    Hawksman

    March 24, 2011 at 6:44 pm

    HELP! should i get Savage, Irons,Pittard or oshea

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    penlolbury

    March 24, 2011 at 7:08 pm

    HELP!!! who do i choose coad(have stanley and toy) or batchelor

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    ass2mouthcabbage

    March 24, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    Alright I have a problem… I selected a captain when I first made my team but now I want to do the loophole thing. But it wont let me not have a captain.

    Is there a way around this or am I fucked?

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      Shaun Dawgs

      March 24, 2011 at 7:33 pm

      trade out ur selected captain, trade someone else back in then trade ur dude u had as captain before and he will no longer be captain selected.

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        ass2mouthcabbage

        March 24, 2011 at 7:37 pm

        thanks alot :)

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    ass2mouthcabbage

    March 24, 2011 at 7:39 pm

    boom lockout!

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      Benatration

      March 24, 2011 at 7:43 pm

      partially atleast

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    Benatration

    March 24, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    416/3(inc captain):
    Gibbs 147
    Deledio 74
    Vickery 48

    Thank god I used the emg loophole on Foley/Yarran. Coulda been very ugly

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      JungleMuffin

      March 24, 2011 at 10:42 pm

      447/4

      Gibbs (C)
      Duigan
      Warnock

      Happy with Duigan. His job security looks to be better than alot of other Rooks, and his score wont hurt me too bad as alot of the top teams will probably have him.

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      slickReynolds

      March 25, 2011 at 12:18 am

      exactly the same as me.. but i dont have yarran or foley to worry about :P lower should smash duigans score. still wondering whether vickery over hale was a good choice or not…

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        CheeseBalls

        March 25, 2011 at 12:27 am

        4/602 (incl Gibbs as VC)

        Happy with Murphy (127) and Warnock (102)

        hopefully I haven’t blown my load too early though…

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      eeepobreci

      March 25, 2011 at 12:54 am

      508/4
      Gibbs 147,
      Murphy 127, VC
      Curnow 107,
      OR,
      381/3 withCapt Swanny to smash 150+, but most likely the 508/4, shit maybe not!!!
      Is going Swanny Capt Smart, Obvious, dumb, greedy, brilliant, risky, ballsy…….???
      I’m thinking all of the above minus dumb, actually! (-:

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        eeepobreci

        March 25, 2011 at 12:58 am

        if he scores 150, its 658/5 vs 681/5, answered that right there! (sorry Swanny)
        Official score thus far, 508/4!!!

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          RLGriffin

          March 25, 2011 at 1:08 am

          And if he scores 97?

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    Seadog

    March 25, 2011 at 6:21 am

    UK league: 526910

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    Seadog

    March 25, 2011 at 6:10 pm

    Hurry!

    526910

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