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Site co-founder and all round SC tragic, Nick no longer writes too much these days but hosts the SC Report each week and looks after most of the site administration.

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    SupercoachGodsBeNice
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    Oooh now you know it’s getting closer to the start of the season when V2.0 is up lol

    DCE2011
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    TLT only a week away.

    CSI
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    Help needed have Fifita and Marty as FR
    Which would be best back up prop out of
    Lodge. / Vaughn. / Joe. O. /. J Wallace. / Lane. /. McQuire. / Alvero
    Thoughts please

    CQ Bulldog
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    I reckon Napa and Glasby can potentially score close to these if Glasby is playing lock. Lodge and Vaughn are the safest on that list in my opinion.

    DCE2011
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    Lodge for mine.

    Sherzza
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    Alvaro straight up no – will not increase in minutes now Paulo is back unless there is injury – still not sure if he makes it in the first grade squad – peni terepo, morera, nbrown, paulo, tim mannah I see are better players but I’m just a biased eels fan so he probably in there somewhere Lodge – not sure if there is much upside we have seen what he is capable of, how much more improvement in him is there? At 500k better options Joe O – probably the best of this bunch but how much can he… Read more »

    Sherzza
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    Didn’t mention vaughn I like him but I wouldnt be paying that awkward price on him – extra 10k you could get a milf – and moylan for less.

    Rizza
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    Lodge for me. I just think he improved all season and will step it up even more this year with McGuire, Sims & Thaiday all gone. Interesting stats for Lodge last year if you’re the type of person that looks for things like this. He played 24 games and if you break the season into thirds you get these juicy looking stats. Games 1-8: Points – 341, Ave – 42.63, Mins – 355, Ave Mins – 44.38, PPM – 0.96 Games 9-16: Points – 414, Ave – 51.75, Mins – 390, Ave Mins – 48.75, PPM – 1.06 Games 17-24:… Read more »

    TurkeySnow
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    the last 17-24 games a few of those Lodge came from the bench. Ala Bennett playing with the side. He still played bug min but could be due to tired defense??

    Rizza
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    You might be onto something there. I just went and made an “on the field” heat map for Lodge and all 3 tries came in games where he didn’t start. 2 tries were pretty much just after he came onto the field and the 3rd one was scored in the 79th minute. One thing I did notice though was that for the games where he started, most of the times when he was replaced it was by Jo O which meant that Jo was scoring points during the “tired defence” stage so it’ll be interesting to see how it affects… Read more »

    A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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    I’ve seen a lot of Lodge and Ofa mentions lately, how do we see the minutes being distributed throughout the pack (starting and bench)?

    At this stage, I’m thinking that all the Broncos middle forwards are W&S candidates until we have a fair idea of their minutes, particularly TPJ (if he’s eased back in or if he plays big minutes straight away and how that affects Lodge and Ofa).

    WeninRome
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    I think you’re right, but I’ll probably still take the punt on Joe O. He’s priced at a point that makes him easy to trade before Round 3 and the DPP is very handy.

    Bethany_B
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    plus I did some calculations I mentioned in another comment and it’s very likely Ofa gets at least 60 minutes, especially early on, as Gillett will likely not play 80 on the edge right away and Fifita doesn’t play 80 there anyway, necessitating Glenn to cover them both (or Fifita, if Glenn starts, Glenn looked really good in the trial).

    I’m all on board the Joe O Express.

    A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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    Ofa will be getting at least 60 minutes? Care to expound on these calculations.

    Fifita’s more than capable of playing 80, but in all likelihood, he won’t be starting in R1, and thus won’t have the opportunity to play 80. Su’A will be there to cover the edge/middle as well.

    Bethany_B
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    240 mins between 5 players (8,10,13 and 2 bench middles, at least that’s what I’m 90% sure Seibold will run with since he’s got so many edge players) The bench middles are likely to get 25-30 mins each (at least until TPJ and Gillett are fully fit),, considering that it’s likely to be at least one rookie, plus a shoehorned edge forward like Su’A or Glenn (who is actually decent in the middle) Either way, they won’t get more than 55-60 mins combined. So let’s take their rotation. 8. Lodge – Likely 50 mins, let’s say he gets 55 mins… Read more »

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    I think TPJ even if fit for round 1 will find himself around the 50 minute mark for the most part. Gillett will build slowly too, especially if he’s now playing at lock only. I could see Lodge playing 55 and JoeO being 60 or even 65 initially, and dropping back slowly as TPJ, Gillett and Su’A build fitness. The edges though could be a bit of a mess… but we could have Glenn and Fifita starting initially. Wait and see is a very valid strat but I too will probably take a punt on JoeO as well for the… Read more »

    Sherzza
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    Hope you guys go well with it – although I am under the impression that TPJ would take more minutes than JoeO, (assumption that TPJ be at full fitness say rd 2-3), something else to consider alot of the predicted broncos lineups have staggs, sua and fifita on the bench however historically seibold carries 3 middles and 1 utility. I guess if seibold uses his bench differently with the broncos I can see a case for Joe O, but I can’t see him outplaying TPJ when both fit to steal more minutes

    Catfish
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    He’s asking Fifita and Su’A to play some minutes in the middle so I’d say he’s looking at getting Su’A, Fifita, Glenn, Gillett all in the mix with maybe Carrigan/Flegler (and probably Haas later). The fact that Gillett, TPJ, Su’A and even Glenn to a certain extent had a disrupted preseason should bode well for the minutes of Lodge, JoeO and Fifita in the opening rounds. Seibold had the twins and a not 100% fit Murray to handle last year through the middle and 2×80 min edge forwards. We all know the twins don’t have big motors, whereas Lodge and… Read more »

    Catfish
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    Oh, Seibold also confirms all those guys are basically in the top 17 in the post-match presser – https://www.broncos.com.au/news/2019/03/03/press-conference-broncos-trial/

    Sherzza
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    Awesome makes my job a bit easier at least with one team! thanks haha

    Bethany_B
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    The problem with that is that Seibold doesn’t have that many bench middles but has a LOT of bench edge players (Gillett, Fifita, Glenn, Su’A). In the calculations I did on the likely minutes, I assumed that one of the edge players will spell the middle for 20 mins and even that left a good 60 minutes for Ofa, and potentially more while Gillett and TPJ get to full fitness.

    Bethany_B
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    I did some calculations a while ago, and my guess is that Ofa gets 60 mins (he’s got the biggest motor out of him, Lodge and TPJ), Lodge gets 50, TPJ gets 60 when fit, and the 2 bench middles get 25 each, and that was accounting for either Glenn or Gillett playing 20 mins in the middle. Just remember, the Broncos lost Thaiday, McGuire and K Sims and haven’t signed any forwards, someone has to pick up the slack and Ofa by far looks the best in terms of having enough motor to play big minutes, neither Ofa or… Read more »

    TurkeySnow
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    I think they are watches as well. Read a comment saying maybe Gillett moves to 13 now, from Glen. Could force TPJ back to the bench and into that impact role. Dfaf/Syua could play decent min but I think that game showed Dfaf just not ready yet. In regards to Lodge and Jo, I think Lodge is the better pick due to his size and impact, also has a nice offload. Was great in the first hlf the other night. Jo is just a little to small to start at frf for me. But can play decent min. I think… Read more »

    WeninRome
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    Hopefully this speeds up the site for you all now. Please let us know via email if there are still issues.

    Guns-NRookies
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    I scrolled down the page & read the comments then when I logged in some comments disappeared

    Monty Burns
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    the site now automatically nests replies under each main post. You can see how many replies are under each post by the little green number and arrow on the RHS

    Time For Plan B
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    Let’s just hope he can see this comment

    Guns-NRookies
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    Haha worked it out

    WoolyScore
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    Hi guys, question for Android SC app owners. How does one trade a player and swap an existing dpp from my team into it. For example I want to trade drinkwater out and move my existing CTW of Allan into FB. Then choose a new CTW.
    Only way I can do it so far is drop both players and draft Allan back in.

    Rizza
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    It’s the same on the website. I remember it happening last year and the reason I got for it was because we have unlimited trades at the moment it’s not necessary to be able to swap players between positions. It’s annoying for the moment but it will revert to normality once the first lock out comes into effect.

    WoolyScore
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    Thanks for sharing that useful information @52297. I had an inkling that was the reason but thought it was just my own clumsiness at work. A bit annoying I agree.

    Sams seals
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    Thats the only way atm, once the seaosn starts it will work properly.

    auspng
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    Hey guys. Looking for a cheap FR reserve and I’ve narrowed my search down to two guys:

    TU Hetherington
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    TD Napa

    Both are (probably) starters for their respective teams and they both have similar prices. The way things look with my team, whoever I decide on will be in my 17. Who would y’all pick?

    Bethany_B
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    Neither, just go for a rookie like Carrigan or Kerr if they get named. Hetherington is a trap and I’m not sure Napa will get that many minutes, if the talk of moving RFM into the middle is true.

    A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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    Can confirm that RFM will be playing on an edge, and not likely to be rotating through the middle, at all. Napa’s looking for more minutes this season and he should get them.

    Even if Carrigan of Kerr get named, their minutes won’t be set, and neither will have strong job security, whereas as long as there aren’t any more sordid video leaks, Napa will start for as long as you need him to make a profit.

    Blottoland
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    How can you confirm ?

    A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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    Because Pay has stated so.

    Sherzza
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    I would pick Napa for security – but currently have 2 NPRs sitting on my front row bench (unless carrigan from the broncos plays)

    Sherzza
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    scrap that haas and NPR bench front row – rather spend that extra 90k on a ctw or 2nd row

    A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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    Napa, without question.

    He’s pretty much guaranteed to start all season, and one of the reasons why he moved to the Dogs was to take on more responsibility/more minutes, as he did hit a plateau at the Roosters (some would say he was on a downtrend). Whereas Hetherington will only start as long as Kikau’s out, and even then he has the likes of Fuimaono, Sele, and Ellis that could take minutes off him in the meantime.

    rooster1
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    Morning gentlemen. May i ask who was goal kicking for eels on Saturday night

    TurkeySnow
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    Moses

    Storm-in-a-teacup
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    I’ve currently got Guler in there.

    TurkeySnow
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    I am looking for peoples honest opinions on the following players, I have given my ressoning for each pick: 1. Sam Burgess – (20%, dual, priced at a 59av) – I feel in that tricky FRF spot Surgess being dual, playing close to 80min on an edge and middle each week, looking fit and eager for a new season under Bennett (who has mentored him playing for England and generally gets the best out of his forwards) without Angus and with Sutton yet another year older could be the main attacking forward in the side. Plus had a down year… Read more »

    Living on the edge
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    What would be the point of putting Lodge as your 4th FRF?

    TurkeySnow
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    Well he is my 3rd atm behind Tapow and Fifi, Sam, Lane and Ipap in 2rf atm

    Janty
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    Bennett saying Allen won’t play Round 1 after scoring a hat trick.

    TurkeySnow
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    Old news, Old Ploy, Same Bennett!!

    94Raiders
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    Bennett would say the World is flat if he thought it would help his team.

    Canary Yellow
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    Has there been any word on how long Lawrence is supposed to be out for?

    Thought Garner looked solid on the weekend.

    Canary Yellow
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    Woah! Never mind. Was hoping for an update on that minor injury that kept him out of the trial, now I see he has just broken his jaw at training.

    BunnyAllStars
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    10-12 weeks was early mail as bad break

    CSI
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    About 8 to 10 I think I read

    BT
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    Didn’t see much of the trials on the weekend. Seems that Allan (Wayne’s comments) and Drinkwater (injury) were the main casualties?

    Monty Burns
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    Wayne is just reducing hype on the kid. Expect him to line up. Wayne is using the media.

    BT
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    Really hope that’s right. As does everyone!

    A Flock Of Sea Eagles
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    I know that a lot of people think Wayne’s bluffing, but I wouldn’t be so sure.

    It makes sense for Burns to stay in first grade – he can play on the wing while GI eases his way back from injury in the centres, and then when he’s ready to move back to fullback, Johnston shifts to the wing and Burns moves back into the centres.

    I’m hoping I’m wrong and that Allan is named for R1, but I have a feeling that won’t be the case.

    BT
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    Hope you’re wrong too haha It’s going to be a mad reshuffle, even if only 2 of these cheapies fall by the wayside

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