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Finals Week One Review

How did you go in the first round of AFL Fantasy Finals? Get through to the preliminary final? Avoid elimination? Or was it something worse?

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Round 20 Scores:
Finals Wk 1 Result:
On the Chopping Block:

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    Team Name: Clayton Hewitt
    Round 20 Scores:
    Finals Wk 1 Result: Win (Qualifying final) straight to prelims :)
    Studs: Rocky (C), Gawn, Simmo, Hanners, Doch, Rooey, Dusty, Laird
    Duds: R. Gray, Naismith, Shaw, Vince, Collins, Steven, J. Selwood
    On the Chopping Block: Clay Smith, Sexton, Pendles, Mathieson
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Did ok to win considering the injuries I had this week. Could have fielded O’Brien over Naismith for a better score but quite minimal. I’ll take the 100 from Joey this week

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      August 7, 2016 at 7:12 pm

      Round 20 Score: 2100

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Team Name: Tapdog’s Dees
    Round 20 Scores: 2249
    Finals Wk 1 Result: WWLWW
    Studs: Kelly, Laird, Danger, Rocky, Sloane, Bont, Sidebum, Titch, Gawn, Dusty, Riewoldt, Montagna
    Duds: Same as everyone else I’m sure. Shaw, Bartel, Gray, Steven
    On the Chopping Block: ??? hoping shaw, Bartel and Steven bounce back next week but that’s 2 bad games in a row for Steven.
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Pretty happy, played Naismith on the field and kept Jacobs on the bench. Should have played my new rookie O’Brien but oh well. Also traded in Devon Smith which turned out pretty good.

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:21 pm

    40,44,55,62,72,75. I had three bench players who all beat these scores.AF dropped 900 places to 3200

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    Team Name: Gazzas Magpies
    Round 20 Scores:2176
    Finals Wk 1 Result: Loss (Qualifing Final)
    Studs:Parker, Rocky, Hanners, Simmo, Doch, Sloane, Gawn, Laird
    Duds:R.Gray, Naismith and Shaw
    On the Chopping Block:C.Smith
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: R.Gray and Naismith arguably cost me as I lost by 64 points. Opponent had C.Smith as well so no problem there. At least I finished top so get another chance next week.

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Pendles or Bartel to trade out?

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      August 7, 2016 at 7:43 pm


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    August 7, 2016 at 7:24 pm

    Team Name: westcoastwreckers
    Round 20 Scores: 2054
    Finals Wk 1 Result: elim win
    Studs: goldy, doc, the pig, dusty, Nroo, laird, a.smith, menegola
    Duds: c.smith, pendles, shaw, buddy, naismith, vince, hunter
    On the Chopping Block: c.smith, s.martin
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: nothing…….

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:27 pm

    Team Name: Sunnyjim’s Legends
    Round 20 Scores: 2092
    Finals Wk 1 Result: Lost QF now in semi final elimination
    Studs: Rocky, Hanna, Doch, Gawney, Grundy, Parker, Voldt, T Lynch(GC), B crouch, Gibbs, Joey
    Duds: Danger(C), thought he would be higher, Steven, Heater, Buddy, Gaff
    On the Chopping Block C Smith, Buddy, M Mcgovern
    Pretty annoyed with some players scores, but I did move up 1000 spots so can’t complain. Good on ya Shlongawn ur a gun.

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    true beavers

    August 7, 2016 at 7:29 pm

    TrueBeavers bow out to a stronger team but it’s been a long season and, not to take anything away from the opposition, there were just too many passengers on the day. Nonetheless True Beavers have had their best RDT season so far – highest score ever 2543, highest overall pos ever 652. We’ll take that into the preseason and build for next year.

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    Little Black Duck

    August 7, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    For 19 rounds my AFL fantasy team was chugging along quite nicely, with all the usual glitches along the way, but coping enough to get the double chance in 4 of the 5 leagues I am in and to finish 5 in the other league. Then came Round 20. It started on at Thursday’s selection take when, after 3 of my players were dropped, I finished with only 25 players playing. I had to abandon my plan to bring in Swan Kennedy to concentrate on my backs to make sure I had 6 playing. I tossed up between Boyd and Kelly and went for Boyd. That cost me 21 points. For captain I tossed up between Dangerfield and Rockliff. I went for Dangerfield and that cost me 22 points. These are really minor setbacks – all part of the wonderful world of fantasy.

    But what happened to the many of my players is something else.
    Clay Smith Season average 80 Round 20 score 5 (on field, of course)
    Robbie Gray Season average 99 Round 20 score 40
    Jackson Trengrove Season average 71 Round 20 score 44
    Bernie Vince Season average 94 Round 20 score 79
    Lachy Hunter Season average 107 Round 20 score 75
    Heath Shaw Season average 104 Round 20 score 68
    Jack Steven Season average 108 Round 20 score 64; and to finish off
    Andrew Gaff Season average 94 Round 20 score 46

    I finished the round with a score of 2008, losing all 5 finals. If these 8 players had scored their average I would have scored 2333. I know that players score below their average (roughly in half their games) but 50 or 60 points below is ridiculous. After all we almost never have players scoring 60 above their average?

    Why do we do this to ourselves?

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      true beavers

      August 7, 2016 at 7:36 pm

      Thanks, I was moaning about my underperforming uniques but looking at your result I now feel so much better

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        Little Black Duck

        August 7, 2016 at 7:59 pm

        Good on you true beavers. I am still in it in 4 leagues because I had the double chance (at least I think I did), but geez, it’s painful.

        And sorry for the lousy formatting of my post above. Before pressing the Submit Comment button it looked fine. Sort of in the spirit of my team.

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:31 pm

    Team Name: Rubitonurnets
    Round 20 Scores: 2345
    Finals Wk 1 Result: W W
    Studs: 100+ Simpson, Parker, Rockliff, Hannebery, T Mitchell, Laird, Martin, Treloar, B Crouch, Goldstein
    Duds: Walters, Franklin, H Shaw
    On the Chopping Block: Walters
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Walters will need to go now

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Team Name: The Deathly Swallows
    Round 20 Scores: 2142
    Studs: Rocky (c), Hanners, Titchell, Doc, Laird, Voldt & Dusty
    Duds: C Smith!!, Pendles, Steven, Shaw,
    On the Chopping Block: Pendles and C Smith both injured. Hoping to avoid any carnage :/
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Went down in ranking. Poo week. Not much money in the bank and inevitable carnage to follow. Delete.

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      August 7, 2016 at 9:58 pm

      HEY you beat me..what,s to complain about?

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:51 pm

    Can’t split JPK and Sloane.

    JPK big POD in my league, but I like Sloane’s run. However Sloane plays PA in Rd 22( my leagues GF) whom he scored 67 against earlier in the year.

    Also, worth trading Vince to JJ? (I have spare trades) Do you guys think JJ will score more than Vince in the next two rounds?

    Really appreciate guys!

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      August 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

      Would definitely recommend ditching Vince, his form is very ugly

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:52 pm

    Team Name: The Spudtaculars
    Round 20 Scores: 2193
    Finals Wk 1 Result: WWWW
    Studs: Rocky (C), Doc, Laird, Hanners, Titchell, Gawn and Voldt
    Duds: Shaw, Bartel, Jelwood, Pendles, Hunter, Gaff, Gray
    On the Chopping Block: KK and Mathieson
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Some pretty shit scores this weekend especially Gaff and Gray. Thanks Rocky for outscoring Danger who I am looking to get in this week.

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    August 7, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Team Name: Fyfe for Fighting
    Round 20 Score: 2201
    Studs: Hanners, Simpson, Docherty, Voldt, Rocky, Maxy
    Duds: Pendles, Gray, Bartel, Naismith, Hunter, Steven, Danger (C)
    Chopping block: Pendles-> Mitchell/Treloar/Neale and Stef-> Grunt
    Vent: Went from 19th to 26th overall

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    August 7, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Team Name: Cobra Kai FC
    Round 20 Scores: 2288
    Finals Wk 1 Result: Into the Prelim in all my leagues
    Studs: Rockliff, Parker, Docherty, Simpson, Hannebery, Gawn
    Duds: Shaw, Hunter, Pendlebury, Gray, Vince
    On the Chopping Block: Clay Smith
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Crept up 4 spots to 27th overall.

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    August 7, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Team Name: Ravalle
    Round 20 Scores:2308
    Finals Wk 1 Result: Won all 3…2 were sudden death whilst the other straight through to prelim now…Go you good thang!!
    Studs: Simpson, Docherty, Laird, Danger(c), Rocky, Parker, Treloar, Gawn, Goldy, Dusty, NRoo & Montagna
    Duds: Shaw, Vince, Hunter, Steven & ROBBIE GRAY!!
    On the Chopping Block: All duds should be nervous the coach is on the warpath!!!
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Overall ranking improved 161 spots to be sitting exactly at 400 overall….Very happy with the score considering I did have quite a few below par scores from some players this week…

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    August 7, 2016 at 9:19 pm

    Tom Lynch lost 3 points a day late, a bloody day late. Because of that I drew with my opponent, and because they finished higher by less than a percent I lose. FML

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    August 7, 2016 at 9:23 pm

    August 7, 2016 ↔ 21 comments
    Finals Week One Review
    Team Name: Absolute Muppets
    Round 20 Scores: 2136
    Finals Wk 1 Result: L
    Studs: Simmo, Doc, Rocky, Kelly, Titch, Goldy, Dusty, Voldt
    Duds: Everyone else, especially Robbie Gray
    On the Chopping Block: Pendles
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Shit week ?

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    August 7, 2016 at 9:33 pm

    Score: 2260
    Won all leagues
    Studs: Hanners, titch,parker,bont,a.smith,dusty,simpson
    Duds: R.Gray,,silvagni,vince
    Trades: downgrade currie and upgrade hams to premo fwd

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    August 7, 2016 at 9:56 pm

    Team Name:James Hird for Prime Minister
    Round 20 Scores:2233
    Finals Wk 1 Result: Won both leagues, into 2 prelims
    Studs: Titchell, Gawn, A. Smith, Laird, Doc, Rocky, Parker
    Duds:R.Gray, Zerrett, Buddy, Zorko, Hunter, Neale, Heater, Bartel
    On the Chopping Block: Stef Martin’s scoring output could see him get traded this week, and very disappointed in Hunter lately
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: is Stefan Martin to Grundy/Goldy a good idea and if yes which one should I pick up??

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      August 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

      you should give it away if you,re grizzling about slightly sub 100 scores.

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        August 7, 2016 at 10:35 pm

        Not grizzling, just annoyed that someone as good as Hunter has a 3-round average of 87, that’s all. Also nothing else exciting to talk about, so ended up scraping the bottom of the barrel

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    August 7, 2016 at 10:03 pm

    Need to trade Walters but haven’t got much cash. Has Isacc heeneys role changed, he’s scored well the last two weeks?

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      August 11, 2016 at 10:25 am

      Would be a massive POD I’m guessing, and probably low-risk considering his breakeven if he spuds it up

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    August 7, 2016 at 10:51 pm

    Team Name: Insideghe floodzone
    Round 20 Scores: 2321
    Finals Wk 1 Result: won main league g/f (played opponents during byes – boy that was a killer!)
    Studs: Simpson, laird, Enright, Doc, Rocky, Gawn, Greene, Martin, Dangerfield, Mitchell, Parker, Sloane.
    Duds: Shaw, Hunter, Steven
    On the Chopping Block: nil
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: round rank 585 and up to 2203 over all. Very happy to win main league with the week off after a win in the other by 600 odd points.

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    August 8, 2016 at 12:05 am

    2329, could’ve been better without Danger as captain and Hunter,Stevens crap !!

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    August 8, 2016 at 12:32 pm

    Team Name: tempus fugit
    Round 20 Scores: 2221
    Finals Wk 1 Result: W (main league – through to Prelim), Bye, L
    Studs: Gawn, Laird, B Smith, Dusty, Rocky, Parker – and thanks to James Kelly
    Duds: Danger (c) tho I shouldn’t really complain, Heater, Franklin, Zerret, C Smith (poor block)
    On the Chopping Block: … not certain – depends on team. Still strive for overall ranking, but have week off in main league. at 4893. Maybe Menegola/C Smith up and down grade to Dahlhaus…?
    Vent/Brag/Whatever: Started round at 5309th. I was 5302nd for the round, but went up 416 places to 4893. Lotsa teams above me must have had a rubbish round…

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    Odell Herms

    August 25, 2016 at 5:27 am

    Going into the half-time break with a 1-0 lead, after a clinical finish from Zac Barbatano, saw the boys needing only to consolidate for the final 20 minutes and build upon their lead whilst continuing their solid defensive efforts. This they did, aside from a lapse in a 5 minute period during which the Majik boys were able to slot home a quick fire two goals. Try as they may, the Boomerangs boys could not score a second to at least take the game into over time, and their season ended after just 40 minutes of finals futsal.

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    December 5, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    You get a lot of respect from me for writing these helpful arlitces.

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