For those who take it way too seriously

Move over Craig Hutchison, here at TooSerious we pull all the big names and this week we have managed to the grab the hottest name in SuperCoach, TooSerious own Lucas coach of Champange Footy 3, yes, the team that banged on a massive score of 2745 and picked up the weekly number one ranking and the lazy grand, pushing him to 5th overall. We ask him all the tough questions.

<p class="EC_MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif;">BrayDog: With
5 trades left, are there any weakness is your team worth trading out? Tredrea?

<p class="EC_MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif;">Lucas: Clear
weaknesses exist. In
the defence, Ibbotson. And maybe coaching strategies (ferrets). In
midfielders, Stanton and maybe Nick Stevens. In
forwards, Tredrea. In
rucks, Fraser/Kreuzer gives me some headaches as does the hot/cold Dean Cox

<p class="EC_MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif;">I
think Tredrea has been awesome value this year though and he has done well
since the start of the year. Much
like Bradshaw who I traded out for Brown this year, it will be done with a
heavy heart and gratitude, but ruthlessness as well.

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It would make sense that your go to captain is Ablett, but who is ya most
popular vice captain?

<p class="EC_MsoNormal">[span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma,sans-serif;">Probably
COOOON dog. It was hilarious at the footy dressed in my Collingwood gear
yelling out COON louder and more often and before most Doggies fans knew their
hero had got the ball. I just was tallying the points up and when it was
Gilbee to Coon to H Shaw contested ball it was wonderful stuff. Shame we didn’t
see Heater run down and kick the winning goal. In my dreams?

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Untaggable, unstoppable and un-selectable as captain - Gary Ablett. Scored 160s in consecutive weeks and is without peer in Supercoach stats. If you have him, youd probably have stopped reading by now. For those that dont, or are feeling a little speculative - trying to get the upper hand on the rest of their leagues when (if) Gaz does drop off Ill run through some other options to think about.

Joel Bowden

Huh? The bloke who was so far out of favour at the start of the
season and was heavily traded away has stormed back into SuperCoach form.
Second highest individual score this season and a return (hopefully) to
that floating, strolling, free running, unaccountable half back flanker
will prove SuperCoach gold for the latter half of the season. 223 last week and
Carlton to come this week - and 85 earlier this year when these two met
and a disappointing average of just less than 65 would lead this blog
to conclude that Bowden probably isnt your best bet this week. IMO all
it takes is for Carlton to have to make Bowden accountable and refuse
to allow him to play in front of Fevola and the 3rd man up all game and
his score will suffer. Definitely a speculative choice this week.

Adam Cooney

Never disappoints. Doggies head up to Darwin to take on the Power.
112 last time these two teams met up there and an overall average
against the Power of just over 80 leads him into calculations this
week. In the SuperCoach form hes currently in - Cooney is my best bet as your
VC this week - especially if youre going for a C thats playing in the
2nd half of the Round.

Brent Harvey

TooSerious pick as trade-in of the round last week didnt
disappoint, with a big score lodged against the Hawks. Averages 100+
against their opponents - the Saints this week. I reckon Boomer is in
with a big show this week, the Saints midfield is slow and struggling
for form at the moment - a big free flowing game from the Roos could
break the shackles of the...
Ill make this very quick, this week. Sorry, but I will do my best to whip up something worth reading during the week to make it up to you. But, some teams have had big ups this week, others have had big downs. Been quite an interesting one, and worth looking into. Well, it must be interesting if Tippett can score tons.

Saint Nick
hits some form on the wing which he has struggled to find all year, while Pav was in for a big one until a negative 16 final term. Mitchell finally puts on a really big score, also my Best Buy Boomer, shows everyone why he was the bargain of the year. Is Joel Bowden back? That question will be asked heaps this week, as will is McLeod back? Luke Power had a weekend high 40 touches. The whole Geelong team (Chapstick and Guess Who? were stand-outs) got peoples scores back, while the only Eagles that you be happy with is Cox and Embley. Festival Hall and Kirk were some more high scores. Nick Stevens showed why he is a keeper. Gilbee and Shaw hit up some good scoring after both having a below average season. COONEY and Cross never let you down, either.

There were plenty this week: Buddy, Simmonds, Bock Choy, Brown, Bartel, Juddy, Didak, Aker, Chadwick, Peter Burgoyne, Deledio, Black, Nath Jones, Goodes, BJ and ROK. But, the only one we care about at TooSerious is Scott bloody-no-one-ever-tags-me Thompson. Grrr.
Ok, basically tell us how us how your team is going. I will update this with the good, the bad and ugly after every game.

I would imagine alot of peoples weekends would have been saved by captain Gablett, while those you went for Thompson, Buddy, Brown are shattered. Please tell me your having a bad weekend too.
This is a must read before hitting those C and T buttons.

1. Dont touch Brown as captain this week, even in Brisbane. He hates the crows averaging 64 in his last three. And, the Bock Choy is his likely opponent. I had that written down all week, then bloody Kevin Sheedy said it in todays Sun, I reckon he has read my notes.

2. The only rookie this week is Callan Ward get him for Palmer and that will bring you a nice chunk of greenbacks. Valenti missed out again.

3. Buddy has Banana Firitto who is actually leading the reserve-Coleman Medal with Brown, Mooney and Pav dominating on him in previous weeks. But, dont be fooled Kangaroos have double teamed in the past.

4. Buddy too big of a risk? I think so, definitely take the safer option of a midfielder - Ablett vs. West Coast and Goodes vs. Melbourne are the stand outs. Scott Thompson is in some fine nick and Brisbane hardly ever tag. Cooney is in the same boat, but might get Rhyce Shaw who kept Juddy quite.

5. Oh, god Nicky Dal has been told to Nick off, put him on the bench and give your rookie a run. Definitely dont trade.&nbsp;
First things first.

The Eliminator.

I got so amazingly lucky this week. 1954 - and made it though.

Mind you, the efforts of McIntosh, Shaw, Macdonald and my favorite, Captain Franklin, tried their darnest to sink me, while on the other side, we saw smashing efforts by Hille, Osborne and Murphy, I managed to squeek through by 50 odd points because he wore a Jake King donut in the backline.


Now, you may have seen me say - McIntosh. OUCH.

but what to do... Sadly, Im feeling that the answer to that is: Something crazy.

So heres the plan.

Im going to field Kruezer... and downgrade McIntosh.

However, there is method to this madness... my final upgrade that I really needed to do was Jack. (Yes, I still have Jack on the field! How am I in the eliminator?? :D)

By downgrading McIntosh (Ave: 70), and fielding Kruezer (Ave: 50), Ill be able to upgrade Jack (Ave: 62) to Gablett (Ave: 117).

This would net me an extra 35 points per week, but also sure up my Captain...

Yeah, crazy... like a FOX!

So, if youre in the Eliminator this week, give us a shout out! Theres only 1000 of us left!
Sorry guys, I wont have time to enter in the teams tonight.

It seems I have prior obligations with Paintball.

But you can all rest assured, that while youre cursing me out for not getting the teams up, Ill be getting pinged in the back at close range. and hopefully will have the bruises to prove it.

Cheers all, and Ill try my darnest to get the squads up first thing tomorrow morning.
I normally keep you in the loop of all the best buys that are coming up but one bloke has snuck under my radar and is probably one of the best buys you will find all year. He is so cheap but has never got a score under 76. Some say he is out of form, but really is 76 out of form or just a bad game? If McLeod is too big of a risk, this bloke is ya man. Want to know who it is and find some other beauties? Read on.

Brent Harvey

Price: 480k. Average: 107.75. Change in Price: -107k. Breakeven: 86.
Like I said off the top, this is a sensational buy. Ive been talking up Chappy over the last couple of weeks cause he averaged 100+ but was under 500k. But, bloody hell, thats nothing compared to Boomer. Averaging 107 points but priced at 20k below that same mark. What a bargain. Some might be questioning that he is in a form slump? Well, he has averaged 87.4 in the past 5 weeks. But, thats more than what Brad Johnson has averaged for the year. He also picked up a 111 when he was clinged by Ling, not many out-of-form players can do that. With an average of 122 in the first 7 rounds, if North start winning again - look out. He still has a BE of 86 and the Hawks this week, so if you want to wait one more week, you shouldnt see a huge jump in his price.

Last weeks Bargain of the week, in McLeod is still cheap as chips, and as mentioned by VQ did pick up 66 points in the first term and showed some signs of hitting form. At 358k and a BE of 76, you cant go wrong. Gilbee and Milburn are still both below 480k if you have that bit more money and dont trust Macca yet. Down forward there isnt alot on offer Brad Johnson is probably the pick of the crop with a price of 444k and a 121 last week. Also, Saint Nick with a breakeven of 117 which he could beat this week cause he is due for a bag, is priced at 466k. If you...
Guys, I spend hours working out who I trade every week, but this week Ive just no idea. I think its your turn to give me some advice. Ive set it all up for you, all youve gotta do is make the call.

My team currently looks like this.

Backs:&nbsp; Stiffy Johncock, Bock Choy, Sam Fisher, Marty Mattner, Heath Shaw, Linds Gilbee, Grant Birchall.
Mids: Scotty Thompson, Chris Judd, Jimmy Bartel, Dan Cross, Nick Stevens, Brent Stanton.
Rucks: Dean Big Cox, Troy Simmonds.
Forwards: Buddy Franklin, Matthew Richoman, Matty Pavlich, Johnno Brown, Saint Nick Riewoldt, Paul Chapman, Cyril Rioli.


OUT: Brent Stanton (85)
IN: Brent Harvey (107)
Brent for Brent? Thats roughly a gain of 22 points per week, and only costing me 45k. Stanton cant handle a tag, but with two hundreds in a row, is he worth holding on to until Nicky Dal goes down again? Harvs is in a so-call form slump, but still only has 3 scores below 90 all year which are all in the 70s. I reckon he will start firing again, big time.

Cyril Rioli (80)
IN: Brad Johnson (87)
This will finish off my forward line and what a forward line it is. But, going by the yearly average it is only a gain of 7 points for nearly 113k. But, if you look at the last 3 weeks - Sizzling Cyril has got me 42 points per week, while BJ has wanged on 95. Thats 53 points more per week. Not bad. Can Rioli regain a bit of that early season form to push him back up to the 400k mark?

Troy Simmonds (66)
Darren Jolly (81)
This trade will nearly cost be every cent but a rise of 15 points looks nice. This one is all but canceled out at the moment. Cause Jolly is no White or Sandilands. I definitely want to upgrade Simmonds in the future, Ottens, maybe.

With 7 trades, and 118k in the bank. Do I just leave my team as is? Both...
<div>This is a question which i havent been able to answer over the past month. Your not worth your DreamTeam salt if you also havent been keeping one eye on Andrew McLeod. In a year of major DreamTeam backline woes a McLeod worth $230k has to grab your attention, even if his form inst great.

Well he responded this week with a solid 81 points. The kinda score that my backline craves. This means he has basically bottomed out in price. After a slight increase this week and a low BE for nexts week game he should rise again. So does this mean he is back? Should you jump on board.

Well that obviously depends on the specific position and needs of your team, but in case you didnt see the might Adelaide Dockers last quarter loss to the Hawks on the weekend let me throw a couple of things out there.

The Crows not only found a way to lose they also developed a new game plan that involved the 'multi' switch of play. Not content to switch play once the Crows decided that continual movement around the backline was the best bet.

This meant that Bocky had the most possies, racking up 151 DreamTeam points, Stiffy Johncock wasnt far behind and even full back Ben Rutten got to 106! So what can you read into Andrew McLeods 81?

<div>[span style="font-size: 1.0em;">Well, lets put it this way. The average DreamTeam score for the entire 22 Adelaide players was 81.45. Remove
Nathan Bassets injured score of 2 and first gamer Andy Ottens score of 9 and that team
average rises to 89. Get rid of the forward / ruck combo of Tippett and Griffin
and the average of the reaming 17 players pushes up to 97!!

If the team (minus some newbies, injuries and
ruckmen) can average 97 what the hell was McLeod doing only racking up
81? Macca is going to need to do more before i am convinced.