Round 19 Supercoach Scouting Report

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VonCrow_smallHowdy folks and welcome to our Round 19 Supercoach Scouting Report.

Round 18 was one hell of a week with some absolutely massive scores being pumped out, with the highest being in the 2900 range I believe. It was our 2nd post Ablett week in Supercoach and once again there were more than a few familiar faces that let us down, with the likes of Pendlebury (110 Supercoach Points), JPK (105 Supercoach Points), Fyfe (102 Supercoach Points) and Liberatore (96 Supercoach Points) giving us poor Captains scores, but the increasingly popular Tom Rockliff (175 Supercoach Points) and Joel Selwood (147 Supercoach Points) managed to save more than a few (myself included) out there with some quality scores. Hopefully that roller coaster ride can end and we’ll see the Pendleburys and the Fyfes and the Liberatores and the JPK’s (classic Gary Ayers press lines there) get back to some high scores that we know they are capable of producing.

It’s another week of football though and the sins of the past can all be forgiven with a big game this round, so let’s get moving onto another Supercoach Scouting Report.

Also, remember to look out for the red and green Supercoach scores, RED = bad, GREEN = good which may help you out when it comes to picking your captains for the week

First up, our Top 10 Scorers of Round 18

Round 18
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An absolutely fantastic game from Hanley nets him the highest score of the round, along with two other Lions in Rockliff (popular C choice last week too!) and Dayne Zorko making the list. Carlisle had his 2nd big game in a row, booting a Santa sack sized bag of goals on his way to 188 Supercoach Points. It was a welcome return to the Top 10 list for Nick Riewoldt after his efforts in a terrific Saints win over Fremantle and the popular Catters in Selwood and Stevie J also make the list for the week.

And that will leave the Top 10 rankings for the year at

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Tommy Rockliff is still in 2nd place and now finds himself 10 points clear of the new 3rd placed Joel Selwood in the rankings, with the pair being the most consistent Captain choices over the past month, each making 3 appearances in the weekly Top 10 list in their last 4 games (Rockliff missed Round 17). Stevie J’s 1 point was enough to keep him in 10th spot, with Pearce Hanley now also occupying that slot with 20 points as well.

Now, onto the games!

 

Fremantle VS Carlton

Thursday, July 31st, 6:10pm @ Patersons Stadium

Last time they met: Round 19, 2013 – Fremantle BEAT Carlton – 116-80
Key scores: Nathan Fyfe 138, Kade Simpson 128, Heath Scotland 119, Nick Suban 111

Key players:

Nathan Fyfe

Price – $634,400 – Avg 121 – BE 152
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 19, 2013: 138, Rd 5, 2012: 98, Rd 21, 2011: 85
Total VS Carlton Averages: 5 games, 91.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 138
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 101.6 Supercoa ch Points, High Score of 164

Aaron Sandilands

Price – $502,300 – Avg 110 – BE 136
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 19, 2013: 88, Rd 21, 2011: 94, Rd 13, 2010: 157
Total VS Carlton Averages: 8 games, 103.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 161
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 97.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 163

David Mundy

Price – $502,100 – Avg 101 – BE 142
Last 3 VS Carlton: Rd 19, 2013: 94, Rd 5, 2012: 110, Rd 13, 2010: 70
Total VS Carlton Averages: 9 games, 87.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 110
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 92.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 154

Marc Murphy

Price – $547,300 – Avg 110 – BE 95
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 19, 2013: 51, Rd 5, 2012: 118, Rd 21, 2011: 118
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 8 games, 100.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 98.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137

Bryce Gibbs

Price – $528,500 – Avg 108 – BE 40
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 19, 2013: 73, Rd 5, 2012: 109, Rd 21, 2011: 123
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 8 games, 103.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 139
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 95.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 139

Chris Judd

Price – $484,200 – Avg 86 – BE 114
Last 3 VS Fremantle: Rd 19, 2013: 95, Rd 5, 2012: 87, Rd 21, 2011: 125
Total VS Fremantle Averages: 11 games, 117.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 165
@ Patersons Stadium Averages: 127.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 232

Captain Pick(s):

Marc Murphy got the Crowley shadow last time around, which lead to his very poor score of 51, but Gibbs has had two big games in a row (scores of 138 and 140), so maybe he’ll be the target this time ? Can’t forget that with Judd back also they may decide to go “old-school” and let him take the shadow for the game as well. Fyfe was disappointing last week, but the same could probably be said about the entire Fremantle team and he’s still an option, as he always is, for a VC in this early game. Sandilands could be an option too, especially if he comes up against Cameron Wood. If you’re one of the 1.5% of Supercoachers with Bryce Gibbs in your side, then you may consider him an VC option after his stellar form over the past fortnight.

 

Sydney VS Essendon

Friday, August 1st, 7:50pm @ SCG

Last time they met: Round 9, 2014 – Sydney BEAT Essendon – 114-64
Key scores: Josh P. Kennedy 151, Craig Bird / Brendon Goddard 127, Lance Franklin 126, Kieren Jack 123

Key players:

Josh P. Kennedy

Price – $571,200 – Avg 119 – BE 98
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 9, 2013: 151, Rd 10, 2013: 126, Rd 11, 2012: 86
Total VS Essendon Averages: 7 games, 94.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 151
@ SCG Averages: 109.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 157

Lance Franklin

Price – $538,400 – Avg 96 – BE 109
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 9, 2014: 126, Rd 18, 2013: 119, Rd 6, 2010: 120
Total VS Essendon Averages: 8 games, 120.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 160
@ SCG Averages: 103.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 146

Jarrad McVeigh

Price – $520,000 – Avg 104 – BE 112
Last 3 VS Essendon: Rd 9, 2013: 92, Rd 10, 2013: 116, Rd 11, 2012: 108
Total VS Essendon Averages: 8 games, 76.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 116
@ SCG Averages: 90.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 158

Brendon Goddard

Price – $535,600 – Avg 104 – BE 157
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 9, 2014: 127, Rd 10, 2013: 79, Rd 9, 2012: 97
Total VS Sydney Averages: 10 games, 97.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 131
@ SCG Averages: 84.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 131

Jake Carlisle

Price – $458,400 – Avg 77 – BE -67
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 9, 2014: 27, Rd 10, 2013: 65, Rd 11, 2012: 39
Total VS Sydney Averages: 4 games, 55.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 89
@ SCG Averages: 65.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 65

Dyson Heppell

Price – $536,500 – Avg 106 – BE 86
Last 3 VS Sydney: Rd 9, 2014: 97, Rd 10, 2013: 107, Rd 11, 2012: 76
Total VS Sydney Averages: 5 games, 90.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 107
@ SCG Averages: 107.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 107

Captain Pick(s):

Carlisle is the hot player at the moment, with scores of 155 and 188 and has kicked 12 goals, with double figures in marks each game over the past fortnight. Is he capable of a big score 3 weeks in a row though? Jarryd Roughead scored his 3rd highest score of the year (120 Supercoach Points) off of 18 possessions, 7 marks and 4.4 against the Swans last week, with 4 goals being the highest tally kicked against the Swans this year (Jay Schulz and Matthew Pavlich have also kicked 4 goals VS Sydney). His game earlier in the year against Sydney was terrible, but his confidence, both from himself, his teammates and the coaching staff would be sky high right now, compared to how he was travelling earlier in the year. If you’re one of those looking for a bit of a boost to your overall rankings, he could be a ballsy VC pick if you feel confident in your Captain option for the week. It’s probably got more chance of backfiring than coming off since Sydney are a high quality side, but some may decide the risk is worth it.

For the Swans, I still have full confidence in JPK and he’s a fantastic choice for a VC pick this week. Franklin has some very nice and consistent (which can be rare for him) form against Essendon as well, but some may be scared off since his high score has only cracked the 130+ mark 3 times this year, but he’s another option to consider as well.

 

Adelaide VS West Coast

Saturday, August 2nd, 1:10pm @ Adelaide Oval

Last time they met: Round 23, 2013 – Adelaide BEAT West Coast – 129-43
Key scores: Dean Cox 151, Patrick Dangerfield 131, Matt Priddis / Scott Selwood 129, Scott Thompson / Rory Sloane 128

Key players:

Patrick Dangerfield

Price – $525,500 – Avg 108 – BE 40
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 23, 2013: 131, Rd 15, 2013: 136, Rd 17, 2012: 138
Total VS West Coast Averages: 6 games, 104.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 138
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 122.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 192

Rory Sloane

Price – $569,800 – Avg 111 – BE 159
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 23, 2013: 128, Rd 15, 2013: 112, Rd 17, 2012: 141
Total VS West Coast Averages: 6 games, 100.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 141
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 114.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 136

Sam Jacobs

Price – $604,100 – Avg 112 – BE 152
Last 3 VS West Coast: Rd 23, 2013: 75, Rd 15, 2013: 64, Rd 17, 2012: 95
Total VS West Coast Averages: 6 games, 70.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 95
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: 111.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 163

Matt Priddis

Price – $601,200 – Avg 113 – BE 104
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 23, 2013: 129, Rd 15, 2013: 129, Rd 17, 2012: 110
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 8 games, 98.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 129
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Shannon Hurn

Price – $452,400 – Avg 89 – BE 81
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 17, 2012: 56, Rd 24, 2011: 79, Rd 12, 2011: 109
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 5 games, 75.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 109
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Nic Naitanui

Price – $480,200 – Avg 86 – BE 92
Last 3 VS Adelaide: Rd 15, 2013: 79, Rd 17, 2012: 111, Rd 12, 2011: 114
Total VS Adelaide Averages: 6 games, 87.17 Supercoach Points, High Score of 120
@ Adelaide Oval Averages: N/A

Captain Pick(s):

No HUGE scores from Dangerfield against West Coast, but a nice consistent stretch of scores in the 130’s, which would be a decent score to lock in and we definitely aren’t in a position to argue with Wayno and his time machine. The knee injury might scare off a few, but it’s not the first time Danger has gotten hurt and then come up with a big score the week after. I’m liking the look of him as a VC option here. Priddis also showed us last week what he can do when he gets going, however his scores were slightly inflated due to the 18 tackles he laid in the wet conditions, but he’s still an option since he can rack up plenty of contested possessions in a hurry.

Depending on whether Cox plays or not could have an impact on how Sauce Jacobs goes in the ruck for his 100th AFL game. He’s obviously struggled in the past taking on the Cox/Naitanui tag team, but could find himself facing Scott Lycett if Cox is out, someone he should have an easier time with in the ruck contests.

 

Richmond VS GWS Giants

Saturday, August 2nd, 7:40pm @ MCG

Last time they met: Round 10, 2014 – Richmond BEAT GWS – 154-41
Key scores: Jack Riewoldt 189, Matt Thomas 147, Brandon Ellis 144, Dustin Martin 134

Key players:

Trent Cotchin

Price – $563,500 – Avg 102 – BE 160
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 10, 2014: 93, Rd 22, 2013: 65, Rd 12, 2012: 99
Total VS GWS Averages: 3 games, 85.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 99
@ MCG Averages: 100.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 175

Jack Riewoldt

Price – $440,700 – Avg 86 – BE 75
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 10, 2014: 189, Rd 22, 2013: 67, Rd 12, 2012: 83
Total VS GWS Averages: 3 games, 113.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 189
@ MCG Averages: 79.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 217

Dustin Martin

Price – $534,200 – Avg 102 – BE 142
Last 3 VS GWS: Rd 10, 2014: 134, Rd 22, 2013: 137, Rd 12, 2012: 99
Total VS GWS Averages: 3 games, 123.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
@ MCG Averages: 88.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 148

Shane Mumford

Price – $533,300 – Avg 115 – BE 124
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 10, 2014: 40, Rd 18, 2013: 123, Rd 21, 2011: 123
Total VS Richmond Averages: 5 games, 97.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 123
@ MCG Averages: 91.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 140

Adam Treloar

Price – $499,900 – Avg 108 – BE 116
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 10, 2014: 106, Rd 22, 2013: 77, Rd 12, 2012: 7
Total VS Richmond Averages: 3 games, 63.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 106
@ MCG Averages: 80.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 129

Callan Ward

Price – $583,200 – Avg 116 – BE 93
Last 3 VS Richmond: Rd 10, 2014: 100, Rd 22, 2013: 88, Rd 12, 2012: 89
Total VS Richmond Averages: 6 games, 80.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 115
@ MCG Averages: 82.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 142

Captain Pick(s):

It might be a bit much to expect Riewoldt to kick 11 goals against the GWS again, but we’ve still got some options here with Callan Ward being the obvious choice, albeit a bit of a safer one with him showing the ability to pump out scores in the 120/130 range on a consistent basis, but not over that amount all that often.

 

GC Suns VS St Kilda

Saturday, August 2nd, 7:40pm @ Metricon Stadium

Last time they met: Round 9, 2014 – Gold Coast BEAT St Kilda – 125-87
Key scores: Gary Ablett 184, Jack Steven 131, Lenny Hayes / Jaeger O’Meara 122, David Swallow 116

Key players:

Harley Bennell

Price – $485,200 – Avg 92 – BE 164
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 9, 2014: 77, Rd 22, 2013: 106, Rd 1, 2013: 73
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 6 games, 76.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 106
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 91.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 167

David Swallow

Price – $534,000 – Avg 105 – BE 141
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 9, 2014: 116, Rd 1, 2013: 89, Rd 2, 2012: 117
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 4 games, 105.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 117
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 82.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 135

Dion Prestia

Price – $493,100 – Avg 106 – BE 121
Last 3 VS St Kilda: Rd 9, 2014: 103, Rd 22, 2013: 100, Rd 1, 2013: 70
Total VS St Kilda Averages: 5 games, 85.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 103
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 91.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 151

Nick Riewoldt

Price – $439,200 – Avg 91 – BE -5
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 9, 2014: 72, Rd 22, 2013: 155, Rd 1, 2013: 99
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 5 games, 120.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 159
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 126.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 159

Leigh Montagna

Price – $400,200 – Avg 95 – BE 51
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 9, 2014: 48, Rd 22, 2013: 154, Rd 1, 2013: 81
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 5 games, 89.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 154
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 103.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 146

Shane Savage

Price – $440,800 – Avg 70 – BE 56
Last 3 VS Gold Coast: Rd 21, 2012: 79, Rd 23, 2011: 74, Rd 13, 2011: 165
Total VS Gold Coast Averages: 3 games, 106 Supercoach Points, High Score of 165
@ Metricon Stadium Averages: 74.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 74

Captain Pick(s):

The Suns have been struggling big time since Gary Ablett went down, especially their midfielders. This could be a perfect opportunity for the Saints to win 2 in a row and more importantly for our Supercoach sides, a real opportunity for one of the Saints mids like Leigh Montagna or Lenny Hayes or even Nick Riewoldt to post some really good scores for us.

Shane Savage is an interesting one, he has been putting up scores that we were hoping he’d be capable of at the start of the year and belted out a 136 against Freo last week. The 165 in 2011 might be on a few peoples minds there, but that was with a top notch Hawks outfit. Still, he could have another big game in the 130/140 range if the Saints get going. Another risky pick.

 

Nth Melbourne VS Geelong

Saturday, August 2nd, 7:40pm @ Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Round 10, 2014 – North Melbourne LOST TO Geelong – 91-111
Key scores: Jimmy Bartel 156, Tom Hawkins 139, Levi Greenwood 137, Joel Selwood 113 / Jack Ziebell 113

Key players:

Nick Dal Santo

Price – $556,800 – Avg 111 – BE 123
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 10, 2014: 94, Rd 18, 2013: 98, Rd 21, 2012: 75
Total VS Geelong Averages: 10 games, 104.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 149
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 111.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 178

Todd Goldstein

Price – $585,900 – Avg 103 – BE 55
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 10, 2014: 74, Rd 19, 2013: 82, Rd 2, 2013: 105
Total VS Geelong Averages: 7 games, 77.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 105
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 95.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 166

Brent Harvey

Price – $566,600 – Avg 111 – BE 97
Last 3 VS Geelong: Rd 10, 2014: 98, Rd 19, 2013: 130, Rd 3, 2012: 106
Total VS Geelong Averages: 9 games, 99.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 137
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 102.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 179

Joel Selwood

Price – $584,200 – Avg 118 – BE 60
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 10, 2014: 113, Rd 19, 2013: 103, Rd 2, 2013: 140
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 9 games, 112.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 140
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 103.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 154

Steven Johnson

Price – $549,500 – Avg 119.88 – BE 92
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: Rd 19, 2013: 106, Rd 3, 2012: 56, Rd 8, 2009: 100
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: 6 games, 85.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 129
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: N/A

Jimmy Bartel

Price – $494,900 – Avg 102 – BE 164
Last 3 VS North Melbourne: N/A
Total VS North Melbourne Averages: N/A
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: N/A

Captain Pick(s):

After a slowish start to the year that saw Goldstein average 86 over his first 10 games, with a high score of 101, Goldy has started producing more of his 2013 form, with a Round 12 to 18 average of 126, including two scores of 166 and a 131 last week. It would be slightly worrisome that he’s never scored higher than 105 against the Cats, but his recent form suggests that he could go big if you want to take a risk with your VC pick.

And on the Cats side we’ve got both Stevie J and Joel Selwood to pick from, with 2 scores of 140+ in a row coming from Selwood and scores of 135 and 141 for Stevie J. Bartel is an interesting choice too. He’s had 2 bad weeks in a row, but this isn’t the first time that’s happened this year. Rounds 2 and 3 he scored 83 and 96, then popped up for a 129 against West Coast. Rd 6 against Port was an 81, followed by a 126 against Richmond. Against Fremantle he scored 82, then followed it up with his 157 against North. Sydney and Carlton saw him with scores of 96 and 80, then a score of 152 against St Kilda. Then a 78 against the GC Suns followed by a 123 against Essendon.

 

Melbourne VS Brisbane

Sunday, August 3rd, 1:10pm @ Etihad Stadium

Last time they met: Round 17, 2013 – Melbourne LOST TO Brisbane – 75-94
Key scores: Tom Rockliff 128, Matthew Leuenberger 117, Jack Redden 116, Brent Staker 114

Key players:

Nathan Jones

Price – $505,700 – Avg 107 – BE 88
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 17, 2013: 78, Rd 5, 2013: 72, Rd 1, 2012: 64
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 8 games, 80.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 112
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 92.11 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147

Bernie Vince

Price – $487,800 – Avg 93 – BE 134
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 2, 2013: 48, Rd 21, 2012: 75, Rd 20, 2011: 70
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 6 games, 51.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 83
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 79.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 145

Lynden Dunn

Price – $430,300 – Avg 91 – BE 151
Last 3 VS Brisbane: Rd 17, 2013: 78, Rd 14, 2012: 64, Rd 3, 2011: 50
Total VS Brisbane Averages: 6 games, 64.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 80
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 78.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 113

Tom Rockliff

Price – $665,300 – Avg 128 – BE 84
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 17, 2013: 128, Rd 5, 2013: 113, Rd 1, 2012: 139
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 7 games, 114.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 163
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 96.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147

Pearce Hanley

Price – $548,400 – Avg 101 – BE 77
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 17, 2013: 113, Rd 14, 2012: 124, Rd 1, 2012: 104
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 5 games, 103.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 124
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 84.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 151

Dayne Zorko

Price – $496,600 – Avg 96 – BE 45
Last 3 VS Melbourne: Rd 17, 2013: 81, Rd 5, 2013: 151, Rd 14, 2012: 85
Total VS Melbourne Averages: 3 games, 105.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 151
@ Etihad Stadium Averages: 85.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 124

Captain Pick(s):

Rockliff is the man in form in Supercoach at the moment with a 3 round average of 147 and a 5 round average of 134. The question will be how badly will Paul Roo’s tag the inform pair of Rockliff and Hanley and how will they go with the attention. We’ve seen in the last 5 games that Hanley usually struggles when tagged, with scores of 50 and 62 to his name against the Western sides when they tagged him, but also backed in with huge scores of 160 and 191 in there too. Rockliff has scores of 91 (St Kilda with Curren), 104 (Western Bulldogs with Mitch Wallis) and GWS (74 with Dylan Shiel) while being tagged, so he’s not immune either.

I’ll be backing in Rockliff this week however, and he will be under serious consideration for my side, but with Collingwood having the 2nd Sunday game again, it means we can play it a bit safe and use Rocky or Hanley as VC picks this week.

 

Hawthorn VS Western Bulldogs

Sunday, August 3rd, 3:20pm @ Aurora Stadium

Last time they met: Round 17, 2013 – Hawthorn BEAT Western Bulldogs – 95-76
Key scores: Adam Cooney 141, Ryan Griffen / David Hale 140, Daniel Giansiracusa 131, Tom Liberatore 120

Key players:

Jarryd Roughead

Price – $443,100 – Avg 91 – BE 78
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 17, 2013: 69, Rd 16, 2012: 113, Rd 10, 2011: 118
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 9 games, 80.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 118
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 78.3 Supercoach Points, High Score of 184

Luke Hodge

Price – $487,100 – Avg 92 – BE 90
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 17, 2013: 110, Rd 23, 2011: 119, Rd 10, 2011: 152
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 9 games, 135.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 196
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 108.9 Supercoach Points, High Score of 163

Sam Mitchell

Price – $413,700 – Avg 88 – BE 75
Last 3 VS Western Bulldogs: Rd 16, 2012: 158, Rd 10, 2011: 125, Rd 3, 2010: 59
Total VS Western Bulldogs Averages: 8 games, 109.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 158
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 108.7 Supercoach Points, High Score of 147

Tom Liberatore

Price – $542,700 – Avg 112 – BE 129
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 17, 2013: 120, Rd 16, 2012: 76, Rd 10, 2011: 26
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 4 games, 72.5 Supercoach Points, High Score of 120
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 120.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 120

Ryan Griffen

Price – $453,700 – Avg 91 – BE 43
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 17, 2013: 140, Rd 16, 2012: 118, Rd 10, 2011: 113
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 9 games, 109.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 140
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 140.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 140

Luke Dahlhaus

Price – $484,100 – Avg 96 – BE 83
Last 3 VS Hawthorn: Rd 17, 2013: 45, Rd 16, 2012: 68, Rd 23, 2011: 55
Total VS Hawthorn Averages: 3 games, 56.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 68
@ Aurora Stadium Averages: 45.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 45

Captain Pick(s):

Tom Liberatore has hit a bit of a cold streak again, with a 5 round average sitting at 97 Supercoach Points. His history against the Hawks hasn’t been fantastic, with only the 1 score above 100 to his name, although a score in the 120’s isn’t anything to sneeze at. Sammy Mitchell is 3 games back from his injury and has 2 scores in the 70’s to his name, so his form hasn’t been all that great either and I probably wouldn’t consider him this week.

 

Collingwood VS Pt Adelaide

Sunday, August 3rd, 4:40pm @ MCG

Last time they met: Round 14, 2013 – Collingwood LOST TO Port Adelaide – 51-86
Key scores: Brad Ebert 130, Paul Seedsman 119, Oliver Wines 116, Scott Pendlebury 112

Key players: 

Scott Pendlebury

Price – $610,600 – Avg 126 – BE 164
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 14, 2013: 112, Rd 4, 2012: 134, Rd 1, 2011: 120
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 7 games, 119.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 134
@ MCG Averages: 111.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 170

Dayne Beams

Price – $546,200 – Avg 117 – BE 60
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 4, 2012: 106, Rd 1, 2011: 79, Rd 20, 2011: 179
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 4 games, 115.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 179
@ MCG Averages: 99.4 Supercoach Points, High Score of 162

Steele Sidebottom

Price – $568,700 – Avg 110 – BE 119
Last 3 VS Port Adelaide: Rd 14, 2013: 79, Rd 4, 2012: 113, Rd 1, 2011: 56
Total VS Port Adelaide Averages: 6 games, 77.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 113
@ MCG Averages: 97.2 Supercoach Points, High Score of 178

Travis Boak

Price – $549,400 – Avg 105 – BE 108
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 14, 2013: 96, Rd 4, 2012: 119, Rd 1, 2011: 85
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 6 games, 92.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 119
@ MCG Averages: 92.1 Supercoach Points, High Score of 126

Brad Ebert

Price – $413,600 – Avg 96 – BE 128
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 14, 2013: 130, Rd 4, 2012: 90, Rd 1, 2011: 47
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 5 games, 80.8 Supercoach Points, High Score of 130
@ MCG Averages: 78.6 Supercoach Points, High Score of 119

Chad Wingard

Price – $370,700 – Avg 79 – BE 77
Last 3 VS Collingwood: Rd 14, 2013: 89, Rd 4, 2012: 17
Total VS Collingwood Averages: 2 games, 53.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 89
@ MCG Averages: 81.0 Supercoach Points, High Score of 87

Captain Pick(s):

Pendlebury had a 101 against Port in their Elimination Final last year, along with Beams scoring a 141. On Ports side Cornes, Logan and Ebert scored in the 120’s, with Lobbe scoring a 118 in that Elimination Final as well.

Pendlebury has had 2 crap (for him) games in a row, with scores of 93 and 110, but I’m backing him in here, he’s too good not to bounce back and the Pies will want to have a big game against Port after losing 5 of their last 6 in order to keep their final chances alive.

BARRON VON CROWS CAPTAIN SELECETION(S):

Wayno has already assured us that Dangerfield will go large against the Eagles and with his form line backing it up I will be locking in Patrick Dangerfield as my Vice Captain choice. Scott Pendlebury gets my Captains vest for the third week in a row and even though the Pies have been struggling I have too much faith in Pendles to skip him again.

I’ve also been considering Sandilands, JPK and Rockliff as my VC picks. Roos makes me slightly nervous with Rocky, so I’ll be skipping him this week, but I still think he’s capable of knocking out a big score and have no worries about JPK’s score of 105 from last week at all.

So who are you guys thinking of making VC/C this week? Anyone going for a left field risky pick in the hopes of it paying off bigtime? Or will you be playing it safe? Let us know in the comments below, or hit us up on the Twitters at @BarronVonCrow.

 

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  1. Crowmagnon says:

    Thanks Barron. Insightful as always! Rocky into Pendles for me.

    • Crowmagnon says:

      Have to retract that. Won't have a non-player to work with. Fyfe into rocky and to hell with Roos!

  2. BCHawks says:

    Selwood VC and Pendles C for me.

  3. Lloyd says:

    VC Fyfe ( assuming carrazzo is out) C Pendles

  4. Itchy Nuts Pieman says:

    Great stuff Barron. It was a pleasure knocking some pints over with ya. Fantastic you made the journey! See you again soon

  5. Liam says:

    thanks Baron. i need some advice re a crows player, Luke Thompson. will he continue to get games? i only have 4 trades left and hibberd has gone down but i also need to upgrade a couple of midfielders. i would prefer to put a lower player like Thompson on the ground in defense making money so i can put a decent player into the midfield. appreciate the feedback, Liam

    • Have a look at Brodie Smith from Adelaide for a mid-priced defender.

      He's a risk, but in my opinion less of a risk than Thompson.

      • Liam says:

        thanks intense, shall do

      • Garglesnarf FC says:

        Nice call T.I.P Smith is looking like a very good pick

      • Yep, had Smithers since earlier in the year, been a nice POD type pick for me. Had a 140 point game off of 24 possessions and ran at 100% DE last week. His only issue is that he can't break a tag, so if they decide to put some pressure on him he'll probably put out a score in the 50/60 range.

    • LT is probably a 50/50 prospect from here. Rutten will still probably be given a couple more games this year and Thompson will be the one to be dropped if that happens.

  6. MightyDonsFC says:

    Selwood into Rocky for me

  7. I'm thinking of the VC on Goldmember, and depending on how my games play out over the weekend, the C will go on Beams or Pendles. I'm leaning towards Beams due to my need to go big this week.

  8. Liam says:

    sorry for the dumb question guys and gals, but in the supercoach finals, which position plays each other in the top eight? eg is it 1v8 then 2v7 or 1v4 2v3 with second chances to the higher based loser?
    thanks Liam

  9. Nathan says:

    Rocky into Beams for me

  10. peter says:

    kade simpson or sam mitchell please

    • Tony says:

      I’m in same boat Peter, I’ve traded in Simpson but second guessing myself with Mitchell. His comment of not kicking with right foot worries me, but like the hawks run home better than Carlton. Is it a flip of the coin. ?

      • Peter says:

        i wouldve thought that the same tony, i know mitchell plays consideradely more in the mids then simpson, i am struggling to pick. Im also thinking of michael johnson as well

    • big aggots says:

      Mitchell. He still got it 32 times against the Swans and won't be under that pressure getting rid of it from now on. Can see him handballing more. Simpson worries me – 7 scores in a row under 100 before last round.

  11. GarglesnarfFC says:

    Fyfe or Carlisle as VC for me with Rocky as C, given he gets a tag most weeks i'm not too concerned about Melbournes taggers keeping him quiet.

    • Harrison says:

      I'm playing you this week. Good Luck! BTW congrats on ranking 5th in this round

      Tough one:
      You have: Carlisle and H. Shaw in DEF Fyfe Ward Tyson and Murphy MID Mumford RUC Gray N,Riewoldt WIngard and McGovern
      I have: Malceski and Simpson in DEF Sloane Libba Miles and O. WInes MID Minson RUC Parker Zorko S.Martin D.Martin

      Who's gonna win?

      • Garglesnarf FC says:

        No idea!! but goodluck! Looks like close one

        Which league? I’ll keep a close eye on that one.

        I’m hoping for 3000 this week as I have Sandi and HShaw back which puts McGovern/Pav & McDonald on the pine. Hopefully Lloyd gets dropped so I can loophole Pav.

  12. Ty S says:

    Is there a podcast tonight?

  13. throttlefinger says:

    Mind says JPK and Pendles but feel the need to go off brand this round. Two guys who tend to put up big in the later rounds. Sloane (vc) and Selwood (c). Ride 'em cowboy!

  14. Kyle says:

    Hi community I’m stuck on who to bring in out of Simpson or B. Smith for hibberd. Who will be the better option as I only have 3 trades left. Who looks more promising heading into finals?

    Thoughts on any other defenders??

    Thanks guys ;)

  15. Rocksta says:

    JPK into Selwood for me

  16. Porcelain says:

    Need community thoughts, please.
    I am 2nd in league and playing 4th place. A loss will mean I drop to 4th or 5th.
    After bringing in JPK there is only 1 trade left this week, $500k + traded player $$ available.
    The opponent and I have several different in MID & DEF to decide the match result, but our FWD is only 1 different in the premo's – L Parker, Franklin, Dangerfield, D Martin, S Martin, Lloyd, (L Taylor and McGovern), and he has Harvey instead of Lloyd.
    I was thinking Robbie Gray for Lloyd. Or should I bring in Harvey to match him, or someone else.

    • Gilly says:

      I think it depends a bit on the strength of the unique players you already have. If you think you have the edge then I would be tempted to match him, Harvey has had a couple of quieter weeks so is probably due. I think probably best to look long term though, who is going to be the best for you going forward. Boomer plays Melbourne GF week whereas Gray has Freo away.

      I am mulling over a similar trade (see below), but I think you have the pick of them in mind. For what it's worth Gray has better consistency, Boomer higher ceiling.

      Good luck

  17. Having a crack says:

    With only 4 trades left, I’m happy with me forward’n back lines, but am doing me head in with me mids. Still feel I need to upgrade miles, Andrew swallow & griffin. In finals in 4 leagues with $360k in the kicker. While these boys can play, they ain’t going big, so I’m feeling the time to move on, with the rest of’m being pendles, Libba, bartel, beams & selwood who should I pick?

    • Garglesnarf FC says:

      Bartel is cheap, and possibly even cheaper next week and Pendles is Pendles so I dont think you can go wrong there. Also consider Adelaide players, as they have THE powder puff draw through the finals, Sloane, and BSmith come to mind.

  18. Having a crack says:

    Also all swing sets are in place, I every year seem to go into finals with 4 trades left and find I need’m so maybe hold wile they are on the park?

  19. Gilly says:

    Seeking some help wonderful community, I have 6 trades and 170k left. Currently at my best overall ranking of 8 219, would like to keep chasing my best overall posy but I am in the top 4 of the leagues I am after a few titles as well

    My team
    Backs – Bartel, McVeigh, H.Shaw, Burgoyne, Swallow, Hanley (Langdon,Georgiou)
    Mids – Pendles, Beams, Ward, Jelwood, Libba, Fyfe, Sloane, Miles (Honeychurch, Obrien)
    Rucks – Mummy, Sandi, (Currie,King)
    Fwds – Danger, Parker, Roughie, Dahlhouse, Zorko, Pav (Shenton,Cameron)

    The plan for the last few weeks has been to fatten up Miles and turn him into Josh Kennedy, but Miles keeps going up and Kennedy has continued to fall/plateau.

    I am thinking that maybe I should look at turning Pav into ???? Thinking Robbie Gray or either of the Martins this hopefully increases my output by probably 20-30 points and leaves me 70-100k to put with Miles week 1 or 2 of the finals to turn into Kennedy or maybe Boomer or Dal santo.

    Worst Case I can swap Gray/Dusty into mids and bring in another fwd if the above mids get out of my price range.

    Any thoughts?
    Any thoughts?

    • General Soreness says:

      You have plenty of trades and are in a great position, nice work.

      Could go Pav into Boomer right now, you have the swingset with Honey so you can make him a mid if required. You will have 27K left + 5 trades, so you can trade bench to non player then Miles into whomever you please next week.

      • General Soreness says:

        Gilly, I hope you managed to pull the trigger on Pav!

        • Porcelain says:

          Hope you did the Pav trade.
          Thanks for your idea on my trade above. I will not do Gray, but will trade in Harvey to match his team.
          I had Fyfe and he didn't, (now +70 on him), so will try to match his scores rather than risk losing my lead.

        • Gilly says:

          Hi General, yep Pav into Robbie Gray at 7pm. Only just makes up for taking the vc off Fyfe cause he hasn’t delivered the last two weeks. Guess can’t win them all!

  20. The Mullet says:

    Any opinions on Towers? I like what I've seen with his limited game time as sub. I'm considering getting rid of Shenton to generate some cash and bringing Towers onto my mid bench.
    But he is probably the most likely swan to get flicked when Hannebury is ready to come back. Is there another $125k mid with better job security?

  21. General Soreness says:

    Community,

    Need some sage advice and assistance.

    I can go Lewis Taylor into whomever I please, however if I go Fyfe or Rocky I will have 100K and 2 trades remaining.

    If I go Jelwood and Stevie J or similar I obviously have more $$ to either fix future injuries or luxury upgrades at the deathknock.

    Questions

    1. do I go top shelf price wise or squirrel some $$ to allow for injury / luxury upgrades?
    2. based on your opinion at 1. who is the pick of the bunch (not just confined to those mentioned)?

    • Mozz says:

      I would trade in based on the final 4 games and who is playing who. For this reason i've traded in North and Adelaide players (ie. Dal Santo, Sloane, Goldy, Harvey, Jacobs, Danger). If you would be tactical, do for players in these teams. They won't rest players either because they aren't top 4. I'm worried about resting for Fyfe/JPK/ Selwood & Johnson also because they seem to be carrying little injuries.

    • Garglesnarf FC says:

      Based on some past personal pain, such as buying Reiwoldt at 570k in round 6. Paying top $$$ for any player tends to result in disappointment and what if’s as the player tends to drop in value and scores less than you expect him to.

      My good trades came when buying on the cheap, i.e. Carlisle 269k rnd 12, & Selwood 549k in rnd 10.

      Based on this experience I would go option 2.

    • Gilly says:

      Thanks for the advice above general, I am with Gargle and would favour option 2. With limited trades you don't want to have to burn one to generate cash.

      That's why I was favouring Robbie Gray, saves about 40k and while I have trades fast running out of killable cows.

      Also agree with Mozz and think the likes of Harvey, Dal Santo and Sloane are worth a look due to their upcoming games.

      • General Soreness says:

        Thanks for the feedback gents

        Might roll the dice with Boomer, DPP opens up swing sets and has a high ceiling. Really like sloane for his consistency but I have plenty of consistency (consistently rubbish) in my side, need a bit of flair.

  22. dimma says:

    im going a tad left field, but based on his past games i guess its not all that left field
    goldy vc and beams c

  23. Dutch Life says:

    Buddy into Pendels?