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Wenin is one of the founding fathers of the NRLSCTalk website who's Tuesday Teams Analysis has been a feature post on the site for close to a decade. He also loves a good steak bet!

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Shlapper

Trades? Trades? What are these mystical items we are here to talk about? I shall tirade about trades,

If I had a trade though, AJ Brimson is looking like a possible contender for next week (vs NZ however is at home for the warriors).

Last edited 5 months ago by Shlapper
DCE2011

I share your pain, Shlapper. Being out of trades isn’t fun. Kudos to those who took a punt on AJ Brimson.

Last edited 5 months ago by DCE2011
Shlapper

Only 20 teams of the top 1000 overall teams had him coming into this week so any of those that picked him up as a POD will be jumping for joy.

Hynes just got a little boost for what it’s worth.

Shlapper

Haha, an old player in one of my leagues (ranked ~200 overall) is currently on 1355 and counting – Brimson ftw. He should have 6 players scoring 100+ this round post updates. He had C on Hynes. Could be top score I reckon in the top 500 overall teams.

Last edited 5 months ago by Shlapper
The Fact Hunt

I was about to ask that?

Shlapper

LOL hi mate, didn’t want to give you away but I think you have that wrapped up. Great score! Brimson was just a legend move.

Wishing you a huge rush up the ranks! My 1214 I am expecting to push me up but then I have had a horrid year (just under 10k overall).

Last edited 5 months ago by Shlapper
kegs kings

I saw a 1390

bulldogs808

Should see a good jump. I landed 1380 from 43rd, hoping to be around 20th at open

Shlapper

So back to trades for Round 25. The requirement will be mainly around ensuring you can field a good 17, being last game pre finals you can guarantee will be a host of restings. For what it’s worth my guesses for player resting patterns for round 25 are: Panthers will rest the majority of their players who have played all season (locked into 1st no matter what). I think we’re guaranteed that the following players will be rested for r25: Api (100%), Yeo (100%), Tago (75%), Edwards (75%), Kikau (50%), JFH (40%) and To’o (30%), Cowboys will not rest anyone… Read more »

zooperdooper32

why won’t sharks and cowboys rest players? they’re versing eachother in week1?? What’s so good about 2nd instead of 3rd??

Bozzin8r

Home final

Shlapper

Simplez – this ^

NostraSportus

Got me a single trade left, but possibly looking at a bunch of restings I reckon. Plus the fact D Fifi can’t be trusted now. Lucky he got a try in the first half. I wonder if he got yanked for the try Newy scored when he wasn’t onside at marker??? Final Round possibilities… IF Cowboys don’t win against a Penrith team that will rest players then Cronulla can also rest players as they’ll have 2nd spot wrapped up. If Broncos lose then Canberra can also pull a few players and take a chance to not lose by too much.… Read more »

polarbear

NFL Dream Team (sportsdeck.com)
League 136055 – 8 spots left
League 520471 – 6 spots left

NostraSportus

Stupid Loz on Matty Johns show earlier said the Cowboys were 2 bucks 60 agains the Panthers. Bloody rushed to jump on that due to Panthers restings but they got it wrong! it’s the Panthers who are 2.60 and Cowboys 1.50. Thanks for nuttin’ Loz! haha.

Rowdy

There’s a team in one of my leagues with 1462 and he didn’t play J Hughes
Anyone seen bigger?

luigi

not bigger but captain hynes gets me to 1400,ironically my top score for 2022

trentmark

Looking to finish strong with 0 trades available the past couple of weeks. Still only had the 2 NPRs this week. Nice healthy depth.
Be a few guys with a stack of Nuffs in their team that will be running 12 players this week

Bluegoose

Yes… I didn’t nuff but Tupou, Tago, To’o & Anderson all likely outs leaves me a CTW down. Going D Fifi for his “big late season ton” over Fermor DPP looks a silly call now.

Will be looking for a good loop this week. 1155 dropped me 110 place to 489th. Well done to all the H2H champs out there!

Bluegoose

Just scanned the handful of VC & C options I have that match up well P2P.
Munster (58/60 L half/FB)
Angus 61
Murray 63
Hynes 59
Mulitalo (68/64… L /R)
Drinkwater (53 L half but B grade panthers)

As is often the case it looks like it will be hard not to C Hynes with the crowd…

kegs kings

Yep
Vc Brimson
Capt hynes I think

Bluegoose

A happy Brimson owner!

kegs kings

Yeah sold Garrick to him a few weeks back

Trade-a-holic

VC on Latrell for me as I think he fires up for the clash with the Rorters. C on Hynes.

Trade-a-holic

The magic number for calculating breakevens has increased from 8509 to 8535 making breakevens easier to attain.

To calculate a breakeven use the following formula

BE = ((Players salary/magic number) x 3) – last two scores
e.g. Latrell Mitchell = (($873,500 / 8535) x 3) -76 -105 = 126

Credit to Sally M for providing this formula throughout the season.

POD

Haas played 80mins, scored 53

Shlapper

Yeah was bad but you have to give him some leeway given that game. The Bronco’s were just damn horrid. 46% possession with 74% completion rate means he was starved of his normal ball. Plus as a weapon like he is you could see he was just down and not into the pathetic effort that the team was putting out. I would go and hide under my desk too with that scoreline movement. Hope though he plays this week with big mins, last ditch effort to make the finals (not counting on the other requirements meaning they will make it… Read more »

kegs kings

Moving forward next year I like carrigan in sc more

Shlapper

100%

swampie3838

The only worry about cap hynes is if cowboys lose. He will be rested.

Shlapper

Correct! But can’t see Cowboys losing that game against Panthers. At home and they will be pushing out their best to give a chance for 2nd place, and the Panthers will probably be fielding a team from the Penrith Chess Club as they rest everyone they can.

Now I am NOT implying that the Penrith Chess Club do not have a potential good NRL player or similar, but I am simply alluding to the fact that it is relatively ‘unlikely’.

DCE2011

Penrith team a complete wipe-out this week. 🙁

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Temple Guard

Somewhat expected but yes it will be painful for SC’s

DCE2011

I didn’t expect that many. 🙂 Drinkwater, Holmes and Nanai owners will be rejoicing though. VC Holmes for me.

Last edited 5 months ago by DCE2011
Temple Guard

I be watching Latemail closely that is for sure

kegs kings

For sure
Latrell still not 100% either

SkiddMarx

Be careful, the way my bench is I can’t loop drinkwater because I don’t have any bench players in the last game

DCE2011

I’ve just realised that looping Holmes (potentially) wouldn’t work for me either.

polarbear

Who for VC?
TU: Brimson
TD: Nanai

kegs kings

A few bargains to start with next year with some good sc players going backwards the last few weeks
A small positive for those who had a bad year like me

Trade-a-holic

Massive news with Jarome Hughes ruled out for the Storm tomorrow night and Cooper Johns to start at halfback in his absence.

SkiddMarx

That puts me down to the bare 17 this week…. Hopefully no more restings!

swampie3838

Watch out for Munster tonight. Could be a late out.

NostraSportus

Hughes is already out. Where your info coming from? Unless he’s injured and Melb been hiding it, I can’t see him being scratched. I guess we are lucky it’s the first game and won’t affect teams apart from losing a player.

swampie3838

A little birdie told me he is in doubt

NostraSportus

Interesting. If you’re right, it’s bloody massive news. Now we just need the upset of the 21st century to happen with the Pennies beating NQ and Cronulla will rest Nico and maybe Macca or even Talakai along with the Roosters playing last minute silly buggers and we might see some teams with only 10 players! Could throw the top 10~1000 into totally disarray! Personally I’m wary of Teddy playing tomorrow night… or even worse both Teddy and Manu sitting out. I’m basing that purely on the reserves as they stand. There are 3 backs on the bench. Tonight at 6:55pm… Read more »

birdman

There’s one reason. Sualli now out

Temple Guard
DCE2011

Sugar! Down to 15 now. 🙁

Temple Guard

That suxs…. I am down to 1 AE…. but I would think more outs to come…. subject to results in the earlier games

DCE2011

Don’t say that. 😉

DCE2011

Who’s this little birdie you speak of? – do you know someone in the Storm setup?

Trav80

Just want to shout out the team who beat me in the final of the “SC Talk Young” league… The team currently sitting 19th overall, so best of luck in the final round to Ed and his Penriffied Bulldogs!

macnameed

I’ve got 1 trade left, will trade out Garrick for a CTW or 2RF via duals. Have currently got Manu, AJ, Holmes, Lomax and Koula in CTW and Lane, Crichton, DFif, Ola in 2RF. I’ve got $665k to play with. Thinking:
TU: Doueihi
TD: Addo-Carr as a POD
Comments: open to other suggestions. Not quite enough for Murray, so could be Tino, Hudson Young, Keon Kolo etc.

Thoughts?

NostraSportus

Come on the Cowboys! Not only for SuperCoach to force Cronulla to play our SC stars but also as I’ve got most of this year’s winnings riding on a multitude of try scorers in that game. Hoping to go out with a bang! Bookies were a bit slow to react to the entire Penrith starting team being rested so picked up some juicy odds on Tuesday. Gamble responsibly folks!

Boomer

NoTrades, No Talk. Haven’t even gone over 1 page on gameday !!
With h2h finals done, there’s not much left to talk about except restings…possible restings that may come after the early games.
Shoukd be fun. If your up near the pointy end good luck , could be a good round too jump a few spots

NostraSportus

Yep. The fault in this version of the game. I know many on here don’t like it, but the way to fix it somewhat is the have 2 trades every week so trades are important right to the last round. All the Pods are based on who to trade in or out. Imagine if everybody had two trades this week. This forum would be chockers. The Pods would be must listen for Overall players. Advertisers would be happier as well. This is a game made for marketing and advertising. Moving the GF to R24 was a fantastic move. The other… Read more »

DCE2011

Maybe give everyone a bonus trade in the last round as a reward.

Jeremy WJ

Just outside Top 100 overall, would love to crack it. One trade left. Would you:
TU: Use it to nuff out Hosking (my only big AE risk), to both allow a possible loop as well as cover me if I have a late out (ie if Tapine gets rested on Sunday); or
TD: Use it to trade D.Brown > Brimson/Drinkwater?

DCE2011

Transfer your trade to me. 😉

Seriously, Brimson and Drinkwater should score well this week. Just bear in mind that Brown is opposite Cooper Johns (not Hughes) tonight. Good luck and congrats on the rank.

Trade-a-holic

Although I think both Brimson and Drinky score well this round I also think Dylan Brown scores okay so not sure how much you gain by making that trade. I think it comes down to when your VC plays. If before Broncos game you will know if the loop is on or not so if the loop isn’t on no harm in holding Hosking and using your last trade to try to boost your score later in the round (assuming of course you will have some NPRs available to trade out at that stage of the round). With Cowboys, Sharks… Read more »