Well, it’s here – Grand Final weekend. Months of hard work and dedication come down to 3 days. It’s the biggest weekend on the SuperCoach calendar, but also the saddest.
Come Sunday night, it will be time to say goodbye for the summer and our seasons will be over. Before we continue on, just want to say what a season it’s been and I’ve enjoyed every minute of it. You’re a sensational bunch and without doubt the best community in the land.
Anyway, this weekend is all about glory and decisions made can be difference between a win and a loss. This edition is all about finding that one player who will put on your team on their shoulders and drag you across the line. Every team will need their Stuart Dew movement. Lets find yours.
“GET HIM IN”LEIGH MONTAGNA (STK) MID – $506,800 DT/$569,100 SC - Last Game: FRE (H) - Recent Scores: 122, 128, 129, 80, 154
In a season where many thought the St Kilda veterans were on the slide, Leigh Montagna has been at his vintage best – averaging career-high disposals at 28.7. He’s had a big month too, with disposal tallies of 35, 34, 28, 35, 32 and 33.
Of course, he does come up against a rabid Fremantle, who will take no risks in taking foot off peddle so close to finals. However, last time they met, Leigh collected 31 touches, 7 marks and 5 I50s. Leigh could be the Hail Mary throw that wins you a premiership. In sensational form, and if you’ve got 1 trade to burn, he could be the man.LYNDEN DUNN (MELB) DEF/FWD – $325,600 DT/$447,400 SC - Last Game: WBD (A) - Recent Scores: 113, 56, 87, 119, 129
This trade will be for those who have the biggest set of plums going around. If you have the balls to trade in Lynden Dunn, you have bragging rights for the rest of you’re life. However, it’s not as crazy as it may seem.
In his last 2 games against Adelaide and Fremantle, he’s collected 24 touches in both games, and had 6 tackles. Against the Western Bulldogs and playing for his career, he’s in good form and should see another performance similar to his past 2. If you’re for a Stuart Dew player, here he is.LACHIE NEALE (FRE) MID – $387,900 DT/$457,900 SC - Last Game: STK (A) - Recent Scores: 104, 95, 120, 113, 127
I mentioned him last week, but after a solid 127 on the weekend, he gets another run. Lachie is in sensational form right now, and have benefited not just from finding a role in Ross Lyon’s side, but also due to Fremantle playing aggressive football right up to finals time.
He’s also flying under the radar of sides too, who are busy trying to tag Barlow, Fyfe, Mundy and Hill. Form is everything, and with an average of 26.8 touches over his past 5, I wouldn’t hesitate to get Lachie in to win you a grand final.MATTHEW STOKES (GEE) FWD – $429,400 DT/$454,100 SC - Last Game: BRIS (H) - Recent Scores: 72, 104, 56, 135, 141
Another one hitting form at the right time, Matthew Stokes is coming off the back of a 37-disposal game against the Swans down in Geelong. He also had 7 tackles and 5 I50s go with his complete display. 2 weeks of 135+ scores has brought Stokes into grand final selection calculations.
Last they he met Brisbane; Stokes had 31 touches, 11 marks (116 SC). Owned by 5.83% of teams, it’s worth jumping on Matthew Stokes if you’ve got the $$$ and trades left. Could run wild against the Brisbane Lions and win you the premiership.
“GET HIM OUT”DANIEL HANNEBERY (SYD) MID – $3460,00 DT/$406,700 SC - Last Game: OUT - Recent Scores: Doesn’t matter.
Out this week, the heartbreak story of this year’s finals for SuperCoaches. Get him out if you have him.
Here is the burning question from coaches right in with a sniff for glory. The pub will be shutting down for the summer come Sunday night, so a big thank you for the questions this season – been a big success!
ANSWER: Tough one, but I’d probably go Mitchell myself. Will be playing for a spot in that week 1 finals side, and if you take out games against GWS and Bulldogs at home, Zorko hasn’t been all that convincing. Mitchell for mine.
ANSWER: It’s between Simpson and Fyfe for mine. Simpson’s form has been slightly better, but Fyfe is still turning out 120+ scores. Even opposition, I’d go for Fyfe over Simpson this week. Ross last season didn’t take foot off peddle in final rounds, and was key reason for them shocking Geelong in that first final. Will be like a dress rehearsal for Fremantle, while Carlton will be playing for their lives on Saturday. Between the 2, Fyfe for me.
Ok community, all the very best for those playing for premierships, rankings or simply want to finish the season on a high.
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