FTM Round 16 and 17 – Coach M.I.A

Coach M.I.A

So there I was, just walking down the hallways of Feed The Machine stadium when I bumped into Hunter.
‘Hey mate, did you know you look like our coach? I wonder where he is at the moment?’
‘But…I am your coach!’ I stammered, finally after he’d already walked on, too little, too late.

Interestingly while I’ve been M.I.A as coach for the last two rounds (and phoned in the one before that), it’s actually gone better than I’ve thought. If you count a 50% success rate in this Supercoach game something to brag about after clean forgetting the footy was on..

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FTM Round 15 – just phone it in

phone it in

Ugh, another bye round in the AFL that’s caused merry hell for team Feed the Machine. And come the Thursday just gone, I could either plan diligently or phone it in.

No money on which option I took. Although strangely that turned out to be the correct one..

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FTM Round 14 – who’s available in this AFL bye round?

AFL bye round

Glory be, it’s the 3rd week of the AFL bye round and it’s a big one: Adelaide out, Collingwood out, not to mention Essendon, Melbourne, West Coast and Hawthorne also having a break this round, possibly off to sun themselves somewhere nicer than wintery Australia.

Which while nice for all the players and coaching staff involved in reality, you can imagine the merry hell this causes for anyone playing AFL Supercoach at the moment, possibly wondering what to do with the gaping big holes suddenly formed in this week’s line up..

Well I was until I started to shuffle the deck chairs around on the titanic..

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FTM Round 12 – Supercoach team structure ‘PATCHY’

Supercoach team structure

I’m a day early for my usual ‘Oh god the footy starts again tonight, better hash together a semblance of a team’ usual Friday because for the next four weeks the AFL are doing Thursday night games again. Thanks to Ross Noble, I’ve got the brain power of a gutted slug – but luckily I made some sweeping changes across the week early that’ll hopefully will come good over the weekend.

And yes anytime I’ve emphasised hope before, it’s backfired spectacularly. So on that note, let’s continue to drive this team into the ground then!

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FTM Round 11 – Desperately seeking Supercoach points

In my fruitless quest for Supercoach points so far, I feel this classic Rocky quote is well overdue: But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!

11 rounds in and I’ve taken enough hits already, is it time to win again? To rack up some decent scores without anyone falling over? Please?

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FTM round 10 – Supercoach Squad danger zone

Look Supercoach Squad, as your coach I didn’t want to have to do this but you’ve left me no choice. In recent weeks there have been players who have dropped out last minute, not shown up because reasons, started on the interchange and never left there the entire game and all sorts of other random shenanigans including complete lack of effort that have helped evade victory for a very long time now.

So welcome to extreme rules week. Pray you’re not on the bottom of the list because if I get whiff of someone even a bee’s todger better than you in ability, then out you go..

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FTM round 9 – Catch me Supercoach fanfooty, I’m failing hard…

(This post is not sponsored by Supercoach Fanfooty – because they know what they’re doing and I’m the opposite)

Look I’ve checked this week. And I mean actually checked with my glasses on, making sure every player is present and accounted for and hasn’t suddenly found a new role painting the battered signs around the oval while a match is on.

Luckily I did, because one of my team came down the black plague during the week..

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FTM Round 08 – No leftover bolts in this risky wreck

Supercoach Herald Sun

So all team members this week are present and accounted for. None of them are starting off on the interchange and Captain Penders returns this week after an eye injury rubbed him out last round.

So all parts of the car are in back in place for Herald Sun Supercoach – but can they all work together to win this race finally? (I am probably asking a lot here..)

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FTM Round 07 – Smart Supercoach trading places

Supercoach trading

After last round’s down to the wire defeat, I made a joke about trading out Ward due to his low performance. And wouldn’t you know it, this week an offer came in to do just that! Yes in our first Supercoach Trading session it’s Ward out and a bloke called Nik in his place..

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