nick1085

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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    Marstermind
    Marstermind (@marstermind)
    11 months ago

    Hey lads. Tail end of the season and sitting on a juicy ranking on 230
    TU: Keary V Knights
    TD: SJ V Warriors
    Comments appreciated

    stormers
    stormers (@pete)
    Keeper
    Reply to  Marstermind
    11 months ago

    Anyone know how Hughes goes in the halves?

    uncledami
    uncledami (@uncledami)
    Gun
    Reply to  stormers
    11 months ago

    nrlsupercoachstats does

    Wayne's World S04E06
    Wayne's World S04E06 (@upbeatthisweek)
    Gun
    Reply to  Marstermind
    11 months ago

    A lot of people have SJ within the top end so Keary could pay off for you if the weather impacts SJ game or not imo. It’s risky but Rooters need a win big time, I personally expect to see a good showing from Keary and the Roosters.

    Marstermind
    Marstermind (@marstermind)
    11 months ago

    Another dilemma
    Sell Xerri or Nikora to the smiling assassin Manu Mau??

    Garden Chair
    Garden Chair (@greybeard)
    Sleeper
    Reply to  Marstermind
    11 months ago

    Xerri

    APayneInTheHaas
    APayneInTheHaas (@apayneinthehaas)
    Gun
    Reply to  Marstermind
    11 months ago

    Nikora. I would keep xerri on matchups and his ceiling is massive, already shown he can go big.

    The Myth
    The Myth (@the-myth)
    Gun
    Reply to  APayneInTheHaas
    11 months ago

    This.

    One of the important qualities of a matchup ctw is a high ceiling. Xerri has that, Nikora doesn’t.

    Marstermind
    Marstermind (@marstermind)
    Reply to  The Myth
    11 months ago

    I agree but sharks dont have too many favourable matchups imo

    Monty Burns
    Monty Burns (@mackeydevils)
    Gun
    Reply to  Marstermind
    11 months ago

    NQ, Dragons and Warriors all at home.

    Note that Sharks also play every single game after this round in Sydney – so no flights and much better recovery between games = less fatigue on those short turnaround games

    Team B
    Team B (@team-b)
    Gun
    Reply to  APayneInTheHaas
    11 months ago

    Keep in mind Xerri does have a high ceiling but with his run home I can only see maybe 2 games I would definitely play him. He has cracked 100 twice has 3 scores of 60+ and 8 scores under 50. One of those is injury effected but he scores under 50 60% of the time.

    The Myth
    The Myth (@the-myth)
    Gun
    Reply to  Team B
    11 months ago

    Warriors and Tigers at home in day games are excellent fixtures.

    Dragons and Cowboys are good fixtures.

    Panthers are an alright fixture.

    So that’s 4/5 maximum to play him in. That’s more than enough. Most will have 2/3 centres playing week in week out (e.g. Bateman) and then another 3/4 rotating through the other 1/2 spots.

    If I had to play Xerri/nikora in those 5 games, I’d rather Xerri every day of the week.

    Team B
    Team B (@team-b)
    Gun
    Reply to  The Myth
    11 months ago

    Tigers and Dragons are the only ones I’d 100% play him. Cowboys it would depend what side, but they don’t let many points in down the left. Warriors average 56 to right 2RF (Nikora) and Cowboys avg 67. Both those games I would choose Nikora over Xerri.

    But to each their own, gotta workout your own strategy.

    The Myth
    The Myth (@the-myth)
    Gun
    Reply to  Team B
    11 months ago

    Absolutely.

    Those matchups look good for Nikora but one score above 60 since round 9 isn’t pretty reading.

    auspng
    auspng (@auspng)
    Gun
    11 months ago

    AFB only with 9000 owners – I was a bit surprised when I saw that. 66 Average (2nd overall for a FRF), why is his ownership so low?

    APayneInTheHaas
    APayneInTheHaas (@apayneinthehaas)
    Gun
    Reply to  auspng
    11 months ago

    Because most people just stick with tapau, Fifi and haas as FRF. Plus the owners would’ve jumped on him early when he was fairly cheap

    The First XIII
    The First XIII (@the-first-xiii)
    Gun
    Reply to  auspng
    11 months ago

    Never mind that, the real question is why aren’t I playing him this weekend?
    *checks team to see who I can leave out instead of AFB*

    Doose
    Doose (@doose)
    Gun
    Reply to  auspng
    11 months ago

    He’s owned by 34 of the top 100. Realistically an 18th-20th man for most of those teams I would think

    The Myth
    The Myth (@the-myth)
    Gun
    Reply to  auspng
    11 months ago

    His big score came in round 10. Which meant 2 rounds to get him in for the bye. People may have preference others, and if you didn’t get him in then the boat had sailed.

    steamedham
    steamedham (@steamedham)
    Borderline keeper
    Reply to  auspng
    11 months ago

    I own him and happily play him a lot of weeks. But he has a lot of middling scores between 50-60 with the odd massive score to pump his average. I think he is clearly a tier below Fifita and Haas

    perrin_07
    perrin_07 (@perrin_07)
    Gun
    Reply to  steamedham
    11 months ago

    Afb has 5 games under 60. Fifita has 7. One was injury so 6.

    Maybe in years gone he may have been but he’s showing keeper scores with the ability to hit 100s

    Doose
    Doose (@doose)
    Gun
    11 months ago

    Fun Fact:

    The top 100 teams contain 21 Bulldogs players –

    20 x Jared Anderson
    1 x CHN (unfortunately me this week!)

    SupercoachGodsBeNice
    SupercoachGodsBeNice (@supercoachgodsbenice)
    Gun
    Reply to  Doose
    11 months ago

    😆 😆

    Monty Burns
    Monty Burns (@mackeydevils)
    Gun
    Reply to  Doose
    11 months ago

    another fun fact, Dogs are one of the worst teams for a nuff in terms of when they play in each round through to r25.

    Only play 1 Sunday game; and only play twice on the late Saturday game

    Surgebuster
    Surgebuster (@surgebuster)
    Editor
    Gun
    Reply to  Monty Burns
    11 months ago

    Unfortunately Anderson is the only viable CTW/2RF nuff. The VC is just going to have to be a Thursday/Friday player every week…

    Dezz
    Dezz (@dezz)
    Gun
    11 months ago

    Who to play this week:
    TU: SJ
    TD: Moses
    Comment: play both and bench tevaga

    Nepal Donkeys
    Nepal Donkeys (@nepal-donkeys)
    Keeper
    Reply to  Dezz
    11 months ago

    If I was in your position and protecting a lead I’d be playing it safe with Jazz as both SJ (wet track) and Moses (playing Manly @ lottoland) could flop this week.

    But tough decision mate

    MyYfH8sSC
    MyYfH8sSC (@tigers-for-15th)
    Gun
    Reply to  Nepal Donkeys
    11 months ago

    God I hope not -I’m playing them both!

    Doose
    Doose (@doose)
    Gun
    Reply to  Dezz
    11 months ago

    Good to see you are also torturing yourself over this one…

    I assume you played TPJ last night?

    Dezz
    Dezz (@dezz)
    Gun
    Reply to  Doose
    11 months ago

    I did, even though I knew the Thursday curse would strike with a HIA

    Doose
    Doose (@doose)
    Gun
    Reply to  Dezz
    11 months ago

    Yep, 90 would have been much nicer than 75 given teams 2, 3 and 4 don’t have him

    Marstermind
    Marstermind (@marstermind)
    Reply to  Doose
    11 months ago

    Hope TPJ stays on that edge for 80 in future rounds !

    Doose
    Doose (@doose)
    Gun
    Reply to  Dezz
    11 months ago

    Good luck mate. I’m boarding a flight from San Fran to Sydney now so I’m going dark for 16 hours. Killing me given I’m death riding a stack of players tonight..

    TurkeySnow
    TurkeySnow (@turkeysnow)
    Gun
    11 months ago

    Anyone know the weather in nzl?

    tk
    tk (@tk)
    Keeper
    Reply to  TurkeySnow
    11 months ago

    Apparently very wet

    mrots
    mrots (@mrots)
    Borderline keeper
    Reply to  TurkeySnow
    11 months ago

    cold and wet… but i’m guessing 😉

    uncledami
    uncledami (@uncledami)
    Gun
    Reply to  TurkeySnow
    11 months ago

    Google says 49% chance rain

    Shanky
    Shanky (@ianlamb79)
    Gun
    11 months ago

    Pick 2 from xeri, too, gutho

    The Pretender
    The Pretender (@the-pretender)
    Gun
    Reply to  Shanky
    11 months ago

    To’o is against the Dragons so hes almost a must. I have Gutho against his old team SLIGHTLY ahead of Xerri playing away in NZ.

    Shanky
    Shanky (@ianlamb79)
    Gun
    Reply to  The Pretender
    11 months ago

    And as stated above terrible weather in nz………… this has me re thinking much of my team/reserves……………

    tk
    tk (@tk)
    Keeper
    11 months ago

    With Maumalo out do I play:
    TU Nikora
    TD Gutho

    mrots
    mrots (@mrots)
    Borderline keeper
    Reply to  tk
    11 months ago

    Nikora for a safeish 40-60, Guth for the ceiling and 20-100… Depends what you are after.

    I’m playing Nikora out of necessity this week FWIW, so I hope he goes well.

    APayneInTheHaas
    APayneInTheHaas (@apayneinthehaas)
    Gun
    11 months ago

    Banner is out

    Nepal Donkeys
    Nepal Donkeys (@nepal-donkeys)
    Keeper
    Reply to  APayneInTheHaas
    11 months ago

    Finally a non owner of the Banner player haha
    Watch him ton up this weekend

    Franco7
    Franco7 (@franco7)
    11 months ago

    Really struggling with who to play this week what do you guys think nikora or simonsson?

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