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STARS.
It was a long time ago now, but Roughnut, the bloke with a face that only a Mother can be proud of banged on 160. Last years Rhys Plamer in Priddis had an amazing 45 touches, he is cheaper than a Frankson prostitute. Bowden backs up his 200+ game with a 155, but heard rumours he might be getting dropped again. Dont panic, only rumours. Nick Stevens starred with 140. St. Kildas twin towers actually both played well with Saint Nick getting 144, and Kosi wanging on 167. Speaking of twin towers, Browndawg got a nice score of 140, for all those 'hes playing Melbourne, lets put him captain' people. Green with 159 deserves a mention. Pavlova was a strong choice for captain aswell, and just managed to get up to 115 with a Cross-like last quarter. Lukey Power powered on 167.&nbsp; McLean played on with a season-ending injury, what courage, what a star. Shame he only got 45. Jimster Bartel finally got over the 100 for 116. My man Bock Choy was hot with 106. Enright was alright with an Ablett-like 164. Kirk continues his sensational form and the only swan that tried all night for 160. Cloke was the best Pie with 149 and Shaw thing broke a tag. Woah.

FLOPS.
Buddy couldnt join Roughy, and he keeps giving away free kicks. Only 79. Birchall got the pill, but not the points for 67. Nath Brown was quite for only 62. Nicky Dal below average with 80. Robert Murphy had a rare game, for only 81. Brisbanes popular running backs in The Drum and Old Mac both struggled. McLean on one leg could only manage 45. Come on, mate. Cox can still get 100s on one leg. Ablett and Enright swapped roles, and Jesus only got 91. Oh, no. The years best back only got 74 in Boner. The Birdman is looking old...
but to make it a little better, well give you all a little somethin something to 'celebrate' the split round, Ive developed some new features for TooSerious.

Namely, new columns. And the ability to show, or hide, whichever columns you would like too see. Just click on the Account tab to have a look.

A quick run-down of your new options are as follows:

Total Points - This will show or hide the Total Points column.
Movement - This will show or hide the Movement column.
YTD Movement - This will show or hide the Year to date Movement column.
Points - This will show or hide the Points column.
Salary Movement (Overall) - Displays salary movements based on the overall average. This also controls the Break even columns.
3 Week Display - Displays a 3 week average and associated salary movements (as above, but for a 3 week average)
5 Week Display - Displays a 5 week average and associated salary movements (as above, but for a 5 week average)
TS Ratios - Essentially, this is a formula to assist you in figuring out a players worth. Its worked out as ((Overall or Average points)/ Current Price) To work out a price ratio.
Real Values - This uses the salary formulas to determine what a players salary *should* be for his average, his 3 and 5 week averages as well as his total score for the year.

Also, to assist those of you who *must* display everything, theres a new field to change the width of the display. 300 is the default.

A word of note though, the more columns you display, the slower everything will run for you.

So there you go, we now have a system set up for me to add additional columns. If anyone has any suggestions on what else they might like to see, let me know!

Cheers.
Ok, we have alot picked the backline, and now we are on too the centers and unlike the defence, the highest averaging players are no surprises. Lets get into it...

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Like I said off the top, none of these players are very surprising but before we start running off the team, we must say these players were close, but couldnt sneak in. Scott Pendlebury with an average of 110, is actually the 7th highest scorer all year and is the real surprise packet. Mr Never-scores-under-90, has done so the last two weeks which pushed his average down and Simon Black just missed at spot at number 8. Then is followed by the likes of Boomer, Marshmallow, Judd, Cross even the under preforming Bartel aint far behind.

Do I even need to say who number one is? Probably not, but we will talk about him, anyway.

1. Gary 'Jesus' Ablett Jnr.
Wow wee, as the great BT would say, this bloke has been amazing all year, only once scoring below 115. Making his average 148. Ive been jealous all year, just waiting for a bad game, but I dont think he will ever have one, if you missed the boat dont bother jumping on now cause even if he does continue his average, his value for money is pretty low.

2. Adam 'Ghost' Cooney.
The only white Coon-ey in the world and the only other player left in the Brownlow medal race, if he continues his awesome form which has seen him average 121 SuperCoach points. This bloke might be worth buying being about 150k cheaper than Jesus and still capable of huge scores. Really has stepped up this year with West being out with injury and is most likely leading the clearances this year, cause they dont call him the Clearance King Coon for no reason.

3. Brett 'Captain' Kirk
And, if you have been picking him as captain you would be pretty happy with his average of 115. Always been a high scorer averaging well over 100 every year since SuperCoach started in 2005. And,...
Oh, we are all bloody bored this week with no trades, captian selections or anything to worry about. So, hopefully I keep you interested with an exciting series of blogs, going through the team of the year. Today we will start with the backline and hopefully get a couple more done during the week.

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At the start of the year if you were offered these two backlines, which would you take?

1. Sammy Fisher, Lindsay Gilbee, Peter Burgoyne, Chadwick Cornes, Darren Milburn, Andrew McLeod and Nathan Bock.

2. Graham Johncock, Joel MacDonald, Chris Newman, Joel Bowden, Goddard, Daniel Pratt, Jarred Waite.

I reckon 99.99% would have gone for number 1, but believe it not number 2 is actually the group of the highest averaging backs all year. Wonder why, those bottom on have increased 74 points on the their average, thats 10 points per player including Bowden drop from 117 last year. Joel Bowden is lucky to sneak in with his 225, and only playing 9 games. So, instead will put in the player with the next highest average in the actual team of the year. Guess who? Heath Shaw. I think you guys gotta stop knocking his low scores cause he actually doing better than most ya other backmen.

This is also something I found interesting, that there is only two players that average over 100, Stiffy (101) and MacDonald (100). There is the same amount of rucks that average of the ton. Unbelievable.

Lets go through player by player...

Graham 'Boner' Johncock.
This bloke hasnt averaged 100+ since 2005 and last year only managing an average of 86. And now he the highest scoring back of the year, quite an achievement. Why the change? Crows gameplan. I havent seen alot of the Crows this year, but what I have seen is alot of chipping around the backline, and I hate to hear the stat on Stiffy to Bock Choy passes, The Choy is actually the 6th highest total points of the year, but just missed out in the...
Read <a href="http://tooserious.typepad.com/tooserious_sc/2008/06/your-scores---2.html">this[/url] for all ya details from the round so far and just drop a comment on how ya going. Are you going to win ya league game? How many players left? Projected total? Or brag about Brown or Pav being a great captain. We want to hear about it. But, a quick hint of who might feature in the stars and flops. And, read on to win a prize.

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The stars might include: Browndawgg, Roughnut, Stevo, Kornes, Bowden and most likely JESUS.

The flops might include: Church, RICHOMAN, Old Macdonald, Drummond and most likely Scott Thompson being shut out by Cling.

Oh, and I need an idea for a nickname for Scott Thompson, if I say Thompson it could be anyone and Scott you would have no idea. Post any ideas. The winner I will give free access to membership features on TooSerious and if your already got them I will think of something else.
Oh, something new at TooSerious. Instead of my boring, quick normal
'How your boys going?' reviews, Im refreshing it up. I will now be
giving every game a full review as soon as I can after every game. Let me know what ya think of it, and brag about how ya team is going.

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Hawthorn vs West Coast.
The story of the night goes to Roughnut, just the lazy 6 goals and 4 behinds to bang on 160 points. While Buddy although banging on 5, he gave away 4 free kicks and only managed 79. A couple of you were talking about Osbourne, hope you didnt. Priddis
is going to have a sore fist, after using the ball by hand a whooping
30 time, plus 15 kicks and 137 points, although alot was cheap touches
with 31 handball receives. But, he wasnt alone 17 other Eagles
handballed more than kicked to put on a record 240 handpasses for the
game. The one-legged-beast in Cox ripped it up for a nice 128, another bloke with a sore leg in Hodge got 110. Birchall despite 27 touches only got 67. Why didnt I trade Rioli? Bloody only 65 aint good enough. Kerr might be hitting some form 40 touches and 125.

Injuries: There was a couple tonight, the first being Lewis got a corked thigh and will be fine after the break, Crawf had a sore left knee and missed the whole last qtr will struggled to get back after the break and Brad Ebert will be fine with an injury to his abs, as will Hodge with his sore leg that kept him off for Q3.Update: Saturday morning at West Coasts recovery session Daniel Kerr was stabbed by a stingray. But, he is fine. <a href="http://www.news.com.au/heraldsun/sport/afl/story/0,26576,23939070-19742,00.html">Link.[/url]

Richmond vs Carlton
Ive been out golfing so I didnt see or hear the game, so Im just going off what FanFooty is telling me. Joel Bowden backs up his 200+ game with a 155. Is he back? Nick...
This is seriously my best ever Last Minute Check, an interesting read before hitting those T and C buttons at around 7pm tonight.

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1. You Ablett-less? Pav must be your captain this week with an average of 147 in his last 4 games against the Bombers, plus he is in some ripping form averaging 130 in his last 3 games. Also, only once this year he scored below 89 and that was against the great Rutten/BockChoy backline.

2. Dont believe any of the rumours over Heath Shaw and Simon Goodwin. Theyll play. Just in case have a EMG ready, though.

3. VALENTI IS IN. Want some money? Definitely get on this boy. Also, Nick Lower from Port will be the popular downgrade this week. My boy, Callan Ward was dropped. Shattered.

4. Having trouble with ya backline? Your not alone look at all these names which will miss this weekend. Brett Jones, David Wirrpanda, Dennis Armfield, Peter Burgoyne, Chad Cornes, Micheal Johnson and Andrew McLeod are all out. Jake King, Brad Symes are still both expected to miss. Waters is gone for the season. Albert Proud, Scott Thompson and Scott Selwood still aint getting a game. There is still some doubt over Daniel Bradshaw getting up and now an ankle injury to Heath Shaw. That is a total of 445,843 selections. Yes, you heard, every team in SuperCoach has on average two of those players. Next time your bricklayer friend starts whinging about his back, just tell him to get a SuperCoach.

5.&nbsp; Continuing on from point number 4, you are going to want to trade couple of out. There are cheap backs every where from Milburn to Bowden, Birchall to Gilbee. The pick of the bunch would be the doubtful Heath Shaw though at below 400k.

6. <a...
Valenti is back!!! Which will relieve some supercoachers. Hawthorn welcome back Croad and Crawf. St kilda welcome back 3 key players in Dal Santo, Kosi and Milne, while Hayes will miss due to a hammy. Skipper Johnson comes back for the Tigers while the blues lose Armfield with a finger injury. Port welcome back 7 players but lose big names including P.Burgoyne, Salopek and Cornes through injury, while Lade and Wilson have been dropped. And in Sundays games Melbourne lose McDonald through injury, Brisbane will regain Bradshaw and Johnstone while Fremantle will rest Michael Johnson with a an ankle injury

HAWTHORN v WEST COAST


Hawthorn

B:
Brent Guerra, Stephen Gilham, Campbell Brown

HB: Grant Birchall, Trent Croad, Rick Ladson

C: Jordan Lewis, Sam Mitchell, Clinton Young

HF: Cyril Rioli, Lance Franklin, Shane Crawford

F: Mark Williams, Jarryd Roughead, Michael Osborne

Foll: Robert Campbell, Luke Hodge, Xavier Ellis

I/C: Thomas Murphy, Stuart Dew, Jarryd Morton, Brent Renouf

EMG: Tim Clarke, Travis Tuck, Brendan Whitecross
In: Crawford, Croad

Out: Travis Tuck, Tim Boyle
West Coast Eagles

B:
Jaymie Graham, Darren Glass, Mark Nicoski

HB: Andrew Embley, Beau Wilkes, Adam Selwood

C: Brad Ebert, Daniel Kerr, Tim Houlihan

HF: Steven Armstrong, Ashley Hansen, Ben McKinley

F: Mark LeCras, Adam Hunter, Quinten Lynch

Foll: Dean Cox, Matt Priddis, Jamie McNamara

I/C: Ryan Davis, Will Schofield, Brent Staker, Tyson Stenglein

EMG: Michael Braun, Eric Mackenzie, James Thomson
In: Armstrong, Davis, Graham, McNamara, Staker

Out: David Wirrpanda (back), Sam Butler (groin), Brett Jones (knee), Michael Braun, Chad Fletcher
RICHMOND v CARLTON
Richmond

B: Chris...
Im
tired, hungover and just want to go bed after enjoying Sams return to
the Footy Show, but because I was too busy sinking piss last night,
this is my last chance to get something up before late tomorrow and no
one wants to be tossing over trades then. And my lazy team mates have
gave you guys nothing this week. Where are you VQ and Sizza? Plus, no one has trades left, so no one is
actually reading this. In short: Ive got commitment. Just forgive any
spelling mistakes or badly worded sentences.

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BARGAIN OF THE WEEK.
Brent Harvey.

Price: 500k. BE: 75. Ave: 109.
You have to be bloody cheap to pick up this honour two weeks running, but the great Boomer has done it. Want the 9th highest scoring midfielder at the 25th most expensive price? Who said I was buggere, pulling out stats like that. What about this? Every point he gets you will cost you 4.59 thousand. Compared to if you buy Jesus who will cost you 5.18 grand for each point. All interesting stuff, but Boomer is still a booming good buy, even if he coached by Dean Never-Been-Laidley. Which has nothing to do with anything I just had to get that in there somewhere.

BEST BUYS
I say it every week, but Brad Johnson is still bloody cheap. If he averages what is expected of him getting past the BE of 65 will be done by half time. Still spewing I missed that trade for Cyril last week, now I cant afford it. So, Im sitting on Rioli - for those who care. Very stiff not to get the Bargain of the Week was Heater Shaw back into some form with a 158. At 397k, he averaeges a respectable 97. He only costs you 4.09k per point, thats even lower than Boomer. But, the only reason he missed the gig cause every Tom, Dick and Harry has him, but if your name isnt Tom, Dick or Harry, you must buy him now. Especially with Chadwick, McLeod and others falling down in defence. Actually, come to think of it, he probably does deserve...
Need your help again this week, should I jump off Rioli? I am going to do a Gamble to Valenti trade lift my funds, that means I will be able to afford anyone. Should I go a cheap one like BJ? Or waste most by money on someone like ROK? This is bloody tough.

Help the man, that helps you.