# Around The Grounds – Round 15

Round 15 was a roller coaster it seems, we had some absolutely terrific performances from players such as Tom Mitchell, we also suffered some awful scores, with injuries hitting the likes of Isaac Heeney and Nat Fyfe and some just general poor play from guys like Tom McDonald. That Nat Fyfe injury in particular could be a BIG one for us, with a potential 4-6 week hamstring injury putting him our until Supercoach Finals time and if you’re playing for an overall rank, you just can’t afford to have that much cash sitting on the bench for that long. It looks like this years rookie crop still has a tiny bit of juice left in it though, so if you’re looking for downgrade options or waiting to see if your guy has a bit more life left in him, hopefully we can cover that off for you here.

**Around the Grounds**

**Victoria**

**Carlton**

Carlton challenged at various points of the game, but couldn’t keep up with Port Adelaide, going down 90-69. **Jarrod Garlett** had 17 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 62 SCPoints while **Paddy Dow **finished with 14 disposals, 2 tackles and a goal for 51 SCPoints and **Cameron Polson** had just 8 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 7 SCPoints.

In Round 13 of the VFL season the Northern Blues had a one goal loss to Footscray, going down 71-65. **Pat Kerr** kicked 2.1 with 13 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles, **Harry McKay** kicked 1 goal with 14 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles and **Cam O’Shea** had 16 disposals, 4 marks and 3 rebound 50’s.

**Collingwood**

Collinwood did the damage in the 2^{nd} with a 6 to 1 goal quarter that set up an easy 99-60 win against the Gold Coast Suns. **Brayden Sier** made his AFL debut and had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles for 83 SCPoints while **Ben Crocker** had 18 disposals, 9 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 94 SCPoints. **Josh Daicos** had 18 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles with 3 clearances for 60 SCPoints and **Brody Mihocek** had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 73 SCPoints. **Flynn Appleby** had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 47 SCPoints and what is looking like the favourite for the 2018 Rising Star, **Jaidyn Stephenson** had 13 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 3 goals for 63 SCPoints.

In the VFL Collingwood had a 91-61 loss to Williamstown. **Callum Brown** had an equal game high 31 disposals with 3 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals while **Sam Murray** had 25 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and a goal.

**Essendon**

It was a bit of a shootout for most of the game, but Essendon kept their finals chances alive with a 125-108 win against North Melbourne. **Matt Guelfi **had 14 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles with 3 behinds for 45 SCPoints. He failed to hit his BE and lost $3,600 and has a BE of 79 this week with a 5-round average of 65 SCPoints.

Essendon lost a close one to the Casey Demons in the VFL, losing 54-46. **Kobe Mutch** had 24 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles, **Dylan Clarke** had 23 disposals, 6 marks and 7 tackles and **Sam Draper** had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 30 hitouts.

**Geelong**

Harry Taylor had a chance to win it on the siren for the Cats, but kicked a behind and Geelong lost to the Western Bulldogs 103-101. **Tim Kelly **had a huge last quarter with 19 possessions to finish with 34 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 5 clearances with a goal for 95 SCPoints. He also had a game high 7 clangers as well. He lost $2,600 this week and has another high BE of 95 on the cards, coming off a 5-round average of 89.6 SCPoints with games against Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne over his next 3. **Quinton Narkle **made his AFL debut and was impressive with 14 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 2 goals for 73 SCPoints while **Lachlan Fogarty** had 13 disposals and 4 marks for 31 SCPoints. **Jack Henry** had 12 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles for 77 SCPoints, he just missed his BE and lost $2,600 and has a BE of 74 this week with a 5-round average of 66.2 SCPoints.

Geelong had a 16-point win in the VFL last week, defeating Werribee 88-72. **Sam Simpson** had 22 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles, **Zach Guthrie** had 19 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles and **Ryan Gardner **kicked 3 goals with 12 disposals and 6 marks.

**Hawthorn**

Hawthorn made a run in the last quarter, but fell just short of catching up to GWS, losing 95-84. They did not have any rookie priced players out on the field.

The Box Hill Hawks lost 95-48 to Richmond in Round 13 of the VFL season. **James Cousins **had 26 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles and a goal, **Kieran Lovell** had 22 disposals 4 marks and 3 tackles and **James Worpel** had 20 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and 2 goals.

**Melbourne**

Melbourne made a hell of an attempt to win this one in the last quarter, but fell just short, losing 119-117 to St Kilda. **Joel Smith** finished with 14 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 53 SCPoints, **Sam Weideman** had 7 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 6 hitouts for 45 SCPoints and **Harrison Petty** made his AFL debut and had 11 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 37 SCPoints.

The Casey Demons had a 54-46 win over Essendon in the VFL. **Oskar Baker **had a game high 34 disposals with 9 marks, 3 tackles and 7 inside 50’s, **Tim Smith** had 20 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles and a goal and **Harley Balic** finished with 16 disposals, 4 marks and a goal.

**North Melbourne**

North fell out of the 8 this week after a tight 125-108 loss to Essendon on Sunday. **Paul Ahern** was a late in and had 22 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 80 SCPoints while **Tom Murphy** had 7 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for 20 SCPoints.

North Melbourne had an easy win in their VFL match, defeating Coburg 108-51. **Cameron Zurhaar **had 25 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles, **Mitch Hibberd **had 25 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 4 each of inside and rebound 50’s and **Tristian Xerri** kicked 2 goals with 7 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 9 hitouts.

**Richmond**

Richmond had the edge for most of the game and put the pedal down in the 4^{th} to defeat Sydney 93-67 last Thursday night. **Jack Higgins** had a big game with 20 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles for 109 SCPoints. His BE has been pushed down to 28 this week, with a current 3 round average of 76.3 SCPoints.

Richmond had a 95-48 win over the Box Hill Hawks in their VFL match on Saturday. **Corey Ellis** finished with a team high 26 disposals, with 4 marks and 2 tackles, **Shai Bolton** had 22 disposals, 3 marks, 6 tackles and a goal and **Callum Moore **kicked 2.4 with 16 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles.

**St Kilda**

St Kilda had a quality win on Sunday, narrowly defeating Melbourne 119-117. **Josh Battle** had 16 disposals, 7 marks and a goal for 73 SCPoints while **Hunter Clark **had 14 disposals, 2 marks and a goal for 76 SCPoints. **Darragh Joyce **made his AFL debut and had 10 disposals and 3 marks and **Bailey Rice** had 9 disposals and 1 mark for 40 SCPoints.

Sandringham had a convincing 134-79 win against Port Melbourne with **Ed Phillips** finishing with 20 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and a goal and **Nathan Wright** kicking 3 goals with 16 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles.

**Western Bulldogs**

The Bulldogs had a gutsy win on Friday, defeating Geelong 103-101 thanks in part to a missed shot on goal by Harry Taylor at the siren. **Patrick Lipinksi** had a great game with 25 disposals and 6 marks for 69 SCPoints, he had 20 uncontested possessions in there which probably accounts for the lower than expected score there. **Billy Gowers** was again impressive in front of goals, booting 2 with 19 disposals, 4 marks and 6 inside 50’s for 82 SCPoints. The game against Adelaide in which the Bulldogs only scored 26 in the pouring rain has been his only game where he has not kicked a goal this year. **Ed Richards** had 13 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and 3 goals for 90 SCPoints and **Aaron Naughton **finished with 7 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 32 SCPoints. **Roarke Smith **had 15 disposals and 4 marks for 52 SCPoints and **Brad Lynch** made his AFL debut and had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles with 3 rebound 50’s for 63 SCPoints.

Footscray had a 71-65 win over the Northern Blues in their VFL match. **Kieran Collins** had 15 disposals, 9 marks and 2 tackles.

**South Australia**

**Adelaide**

It took a 6-goal last quarter, but the Crows got back in the winners list with an 88-78 win against West Coast. **Tom Doedee** kicked the first goal of his AFL career with 22 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles for 109 SCPoints. His BE is 76 this week with a 5-round average of 86.4 SCPoints. **Myles Poholke** had 12 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 51 SCPoints, **Jordan Gallucci** had 10 disposals and 2 marks for 34 SCPoints and **Darcy Fogarty** had 8 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 31 SCPoints.

Adelaide had a 136-64 loss to Sturt in their SANFL match. **Patrick Wilson** had 32 disposals, 16 clearances, 7 rebound 50’s, 4 marks and 3 tackles, **Lachlan Murphy **had 10 disposals, 6 tackles and 4 marks while **Andrew McPherson** was injured early in the game and had just 2 disposals.

**Port Adelaide**

They were challenged at times, but Port Adelaide ended up running away in the 4^{th} quarter for a 90-69 win over Carlton. **Riley Bonner** had 18 disposals, 5 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 57 SCPoints. That was enough to just hit his BE, which sits at 77 this week with a 3-round average of 72.3 SCPoints. **Jack Trengove** played his first game for the Power and had 21 disposals, 9 marks and 4 tackles for 77 SCPoints. **Todd Marshall **had 5 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals for 49 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide lost to Norwood 88-60 in their SANFL match on Sunday. **Will Snelling** had 21 disposals, 5 marks and 9 tackles, **Jarrod Lienert** had 14 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles and **Dom Barry** only managed 11 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles.

**Western Australia**

**Fremantle**

Fremantle had a disappointing loss at home, going down to Brisbane 110-64. **Stefan Giro** had 15 disposals, 2 marks, 5 tackles and a goal for 63 SCPoints, **Michael Apeness** had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 26 hitouts and a goal for 97 SCPoints and **Bailey Banfield** had 9 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles for 45 SCPoints while **Adam Cerra** had 13 disposals.

The Peel Thunder defeated Swan Districts 78-60 in the WAFL last Saturday. **Taylin Duman **had 31 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles and a goal and **Mitch Crowden** finished with 16 disposals, 3 marks and 6 tackles.** **

**West Coast**

The Eagles were obviously lacking some firepower up forward, but did well with the chances they did get, but still lost to Adelaide 88-78. **Brayden Ainsworth** had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 45 SCPoints, **Jake Waterman **had 11 disposals and 5 marks for 49 SCPoints, **Tom Cole** finished with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 55 SCPoints and **Willie Rioli** had 10 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles for 44 SCPoints. **Liam Ryan **managed just the 5 disposals with 1 mark, 1 tackle and 1 goal for 37 SCPoints. He’s now running on a 3-round average of 37.7 SCPoints with a BE of 78 this week.

East Perth lost 105-84 to South Fremantle in Round 13 of the WAFL season. **Hamish Brayshaw **played his first WAFL match and had 16 disposals, 5 marks and a goal, while our favourite Captains loophole **Tony Olango** also played his first WAFL match and had 5 disposals, 3 tackles, 5 hitouts and a goal.

**New South Wales**

**GWS**

GWS won their 4^{th} in a row and have well and truly got their season back on track, defeating Hawthorn 95-84. **Jeremy Finlayson** had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 5 clangers for 49 SCPoints while **Sam Taylor** had 10 disposals and 3 marks for 36 SCPoints and **Zac Langdon** had 7 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for 31 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants had an easy enough win against Aspley, taking the game 100-60.** Nick Shipley** kicked 3.2 with 26 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles, **Matthew Flynn** had 25 disposals, 7 marks and 39 hitouts and **Zach Sproule** kicked 3 goals with 15 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles.

**Sydney**

The Swans kept up with Richmond for most of the game, but fell short in the last quarter, losing 93-67. **Aliir Aliir** had 15 disposals, 5 marks and 6 rebound 50’s for 64 SCPoints, he is now priced at $241,800 this week and has a BE of -7. Won’t make you the most cash in the world if you downgrade him, but he might have some solid job security going forward. **Ben Ronke** had 14 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals for 71 SCPoints, his BE is 46 this week, which he should achieve based on a 3-round average of 69 SCPoints. **Tom McCartin** finished with 11 disposals and 5 marks for 46 SCPoints and **James Rose** played his first AFL game of 2018 and had 7 disposals and 6 tackles for 38 SCPoints. He has seasons of playing 2, 5, 1 and now 1 game, so his job security might be questionable at this stage.

Sydney’s NEAFL team defeated Brisbane 80-51. **Jordan Foote** had 25 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles, **Colin O’Riordan** had 21 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles and **Darcy Cameron** had 16 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 46 hitouts.

** ****Queensland**

**Brisbane**

Brisbane had their 2^{nd} win of the year with an easy 119-64 win against Fremantle in Perth. **Cam Ranyer **had a big game with 19 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals for 104 SCPoints while **Oscar McInerney** had 9 disposals, 7 marks, 10 hitouts and 2 goals for 62 SCPoints.

Brisbane lost to Sydney in their NEAFL match 80-51. **Corey Lyons** had 19 disposals, 6 marks and 6 tackles and **Brandon Starcevich** kicked 1.1 with 11 disposals and 7 tackles.

**Gold Coast**

The Suns never really challenged Collingwood past the 1^{st} quarter and eventually lost 99-60 on Saturday night. **Nic Holman** had 18 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals for 85 SCPoints. His BE is 86 this week with a current 3-round average of 71.3 SCPoints. **Joshua Schoenfeld **had 17 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 56 SCPoints while **Jacob Dawson** had 17 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 59 SCPoints. **Wil Powell** had 10 disposals, 4 marks and a goal for 39 SCPoints, **Brayden Crossley** had 9 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 5 hitouts and a goal for 59 SCPoints and **Charlie Ballard** had 6 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 39 SCPoints.

The Suns reserves side defeated Redland 101-74 in their NEAFL match. **Will Brodie** had 31 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, **Jacob Heron** had 20 disposals and 7 marks and **Jack Scrimshaw **had 18 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles.

**Top 5 under 200K**

**DEF**

**Brody Mihocek – $194,600 – 67.3 SCPoints****Brad Lynch – $123,900 – 63 SCPoints****Joel Smith – $190,100 – 59.3 SCPoints****Roarke Smith – $198,000 – 48.4 SCPoints****Harrison Petty – $117,300 – 37.0 SCPoints**

**MID**

**Brayden Sier – $123,900 – 83 SCPoints****Quinton Narkle – $123,900 – 73 SCPoints****Jack Trengove – $162,700 – 77 SCPoints****Jacob Dawson – $102,400 – 55 SCPoints****Stefan Giro – $194,600 – 57.8 SCPoints**

**RUC**

**Brayden Crossley – $173,500 – 51.8 SCPoints**

**FWD**

**Josh Battle – $185,300 – 71.3 SCPoints****Wil Powell – $121,800 – 39 SCPoints****James Rose – $127,500 – 38 SCPoints****Jarrod Garlett – $190,400 – 45.7 SCPoints****Sam Weideman – $181,000 – 43.2 SCPoints**

And that’s it from me this week. As usual, you can either leave a comment in the section below, or hit me up on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!

Thanks Barro for your great work once again.

Surely Ross the Toss will play Duman this week?

Thanks Moose!

You'd think he'd be a chance to play this week.

fyfe to higgins and shaw to hurley ??? sick of shaw atm and it actually hurts to watch him play.

i'm so glad that i can say i was at Cyril's last game (vs melb)….. what a superstar.

Cyril a star of the game I wish him well in Darwin with his family

last year it was Zac Dawson, this year Cyril.

🙁

Adams, crouch or beams the best value under 500k?

The cash made will allow me to fix my rocky or hibberd debacle.

Crouch out of those

Certainly all three worth a look but I think Beams is starting to look like he is enjoying his footy…..if that is a legitimate reason to decide & got a high ceiling

Nice work Barron. Do we persist with Austin or is it time to upgrade that final D6?

Wait and see if he's named first!

Hey community,

Hope you went well last week. I'm just a bit confused on my team at this rate…. Scored 2400 and don't know what trades to make.

Thinking of holding Fyfe for now but not sure. My backline is in desperate need but have no generation. Need the communities help.. if u can lol

Bank of 83,400, Trades = 5

DEF: Sicily, Simpson, Laird, Savage, Howe, J. Smith (Langlands, Redman)

MID: Mitchell, Cripps, Danger, Duncan, Bont, Conglio, Fyfe, E. Curnow (Ahern, Giro, Brown)

RCK: Gawn, Martin (Cameron)

FWD: M. Robinson, Westhoff, Gray, Franklin, D. Smith, Mclean (T. Smith, J. Battle)

Cheers community!

Like your fwd line.

I'd hold, try and get some cash generation this week to get Yeo or Lloyd in next week.

If desperate this week you could go Hurn

Looking for some thoughts:

7 Trades, Rank 722, 14k Bank

Def: Laird, Howe, Hurley, Simo, Sicily, Yeo – Austin, Smith

Mid: Titch, Kelly, Danger, Oliver, Coniglio,Crouch, Dusty, Rocky – Fyfe,Phillips, Ahern

Ruck : Gawn, Nank – Cameron

Fwd:The Hoff, Gray, Smith, McLean,Billings, Heeney – Guelfi, Ryan

I had Rocky as bench cover in mids. Now thinking left field with Menegola for Fyfe to loophole off the bench (Cats have 3 Early games in the run home as do Dons – hence keeping Guelfi)

Am well in front most leagues and 1,140 pts from top spot for the 50k. Am I dreaming to average the 140 a round to win the whole thing?? Should I just concentrate on winning my cash league!?

140 per week is a lot to make up each week over the top team.

That said if your purely in it for cash return, then focus on the cash league, otherwise I would focus on a top 100 finish which may be possible, which would likely see you win the league anyhow.

What's this talk about Matt Crouch being injured? I haven't seen it anywhere except BVC on Twitter…

Also LOL just noticed Jarrod Garlett is still under 200k what a cash cow

He was the must-have preseason, how far we've come.

Is ridley close to a call up barron?

Isn't he injured?

can go M Crouch, Pendles for…

Fyfe, Holman

good trades??

Like

wingard or the hoff?

Hoff

Lek you've put the R17 text here in R15 mate