AROUND THE GROUNDS Round 18

Filed in Supercoach by on 24/07/2018 • views: 1561

Now that the Supercoach season is heading into Finals and the season is entering the last month or so we usually move on a bit to start previewing potential offers for 2019.

First up we’ll take a look at Will Setterfield, probably the forgotten man from GWS. He was the #5 pick back in the 2016 AFL draft, but due to various injuries has not managed to play much football at all in his few years at the Giants. He missed 10 weeks in 2017 with an ankle injury and managed a pair of AFL games before being dropped back down to the NEAFL for the end of the home and away season and the Giants run through the finals.

Unfortunately in pre-season training in February he ruptured his ACL in a practice match against Sydney and has missed the entire (so far) 2018 season. With the usual 12 month prognosis that would put him in line for lining up for the Giants in their pre-season games and whatever other AFLX type gimmicks we get.

For his 7 NEAFL games in 2017 he averaged 25 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles and a goal, while in his 2 AFL games he averaged 9 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles, 1 clearance and 44.5 SCPoints. He’s priced at $195,700 this year, so I suspect with an injury discount he may start 2019 priced around $150,000.

Champion Data ranked him as elite for disposals, contested possessions and tackles, while also ranking 1st for tackles per game in the NEAFL in 2017. He also ranked elite for tackles over his 2 AFL games that year also. It may be a bit much to expect him to line up in Round 1 in a potentially settled GWS outfit and coming off a knee reconstruction, but he looms as a definite upgrade option at worst at some point in the 2019 season.

Next up we’ll look at Charlie Constable from the Geelong Cats. Constable was the #36 pick in the 2017 AFL Draft and is the only one of their first 3 picks in the top 30 from that draft who hasn’t played an AFL game yet, with Tim Kelly and Lachlan Fogarty playing most of the year. He was getting close, with his early season form impressing Coach Scott, with him saying “We’re getting more and more confident that Charlie Constable is an AFL player,” Cats coach Chris Scott said. “He’s pressing his case pretty strongly.”. Looking at his VFL stats so far for this year, you can see why they were considering him after his first month of football.

Unfortunately, just as he was pressing his case for selection he suffered a concussion and missed a bit of time and has only just started to get back into the swing of things on the football field, being among the Cats best over the last 3 weeks. There’s still a chance he receives his AFL debut this year, with plenty of football left to go, and the Cats certainly aren’t afraid to give a young man a shot at playing, but if he does start next year as a $117,300 midfielder then he could be a very solid option.

Now, with a quick preview on some players for 2019 done, we’re still going to look at how all the rookies faired in their state league sides last week.

Around the Grounds

Victoria

Carlton

The Northern Blues had a 98-71 win over the Werribee Tigers last Sunday. Angus Schumacher had a career high 23 disposals, 6 marks, 4 inside 50’s, 6 rebound 50’s and a goal, Cam O’Shea had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 8 tackles while Jarrod Garlett finished with 13 disposals, 4 marks and 7 tackles. Kym Lebois had just the one touch after being injured in the first 10 minutes of the game.

Collingwood

Collingwood enjoyed a 98-72 win over Essendon in Round 16 of the VFL season. Callum Brown had 27 disposals, 6 tackles and 6 inside 50’s and Sam McLarty had 16 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 13 hitouts and a goal

Essendon

Essendon lost 98-72 in their VFL encounter against Collingwood. Kobe Mutch led the Bombers with 24 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles, 5 inside 50’s and 4 rebound 50’s. Dylan Clarke had 23 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles, Trent Mynott kicked a goal with 23 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles while Aaron Francis had a goal with 22 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles.

Geelong

Reversed fortunes in the VFL, with Casey kicking a goal in the 26th minute of the last quarter to get a 57-54 win over Geelong. Charlie Constable had 28 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles, Gryan Miers had 13 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal while Mark O’Connor finished with 13 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 2 rebound 50’s.

Hawthorn

The Box Hill Hawks had Round 16 off.

Melbourne

Casey had a fantastic 5 goal to 1 last quarter to get a 57-54 win over Geelong in the VFL. Tim Smith had 21 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 6 hitouts, while Oskar Baker had 18 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles and Sam Weideman booted 2 goals with 12 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 7 hitouts.

North Melbourne

The Roos had a big 113-55 win over the Frankston Dolphins, finally putting to bed the age-old question “Could a kangaroo beat a dolphin at football?”. Mitchell Hibberd had 23 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s, Will Waker booted 1.2 with 23 disposals, 3 marks and 7 tackles for 4 inside 50’s and Ben McKay had 13 disposals and 7 marks.

Richmond

Richmond defeated Sandringham 133-67 in their Round 16 VFL clash. Liam Baker had 3 goals with 19 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles, Tyson Stengle had 1 goal with 16 disposals and 5 tackles while Patrick Naish finished with 32 disposals and 10 marks and 2 tackles according to the Richmond website, or 27 disposals and 9 marks if you add up the stats from the crappy VFL website.

St Kilda

Sandringham went down to Richmond 133-67 in the VFL. Nicholas Coffield had 30 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles and Nathan Freeman had 29 disposals, 7 marks, 5 tackles and a goal.

Western Bulldogs

Footscray lost to Williamstown 81-71. Tim English had 20 disposals, 4 marks, 51 hitouts and 4 behinds while Fergus Greene had 11 disposals, 5 marks and 3 goals.

South Australia

Adelaide

A low scoring affair that will surely cause the SANFL to launch a full investigation into the state of the game, Central Districts defeated Adelaide 55-39 in Round 15 of the SANFL season. Myles Poholke had 23 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles, Paul Hunter returned from his ankle injury and had 16 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 36 hitouts and Elliot Himmelberg kicked 2 goals with 13 disposals, 6 marks and 7 hitouts.

Port Adelaide

Port Adelaide lost to Glenelg 103-68 last Saturday. Kane Farrell booted 3.1 with 12 disposals and 9 marks, Billy Frampton who may be in line for an AFL debut this week had 19 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles, 19 hitouts and kicked 2.2 and William Snelling finished with 29 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles.

Western Australia

Fremantle

The Peel Thunder defeated South Fremantle 90-66 in Round 16 of the WAFL season. Mitch Crowden led the Thunder with 27 disposals, 2 marks and 9 tackles, Sam Switkowski had 12 disposals, 5 marks and 7 tackles and my favourite Docker Luke Strnadica had 11 disposals, 4 marks, 6 tackles and 46 hitouts.

West Coast

East Perth couldn’t muster much in their WAFL game, losing to Claremont 49-25. Luke Partington had 26 disposals, 2 marks and 8 tackles, Ben Ainsworth finished with 25 disposals and 6 tackles while Matthew Allen kicked a goal with 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles.

New South Wales

GWS

The UWS Giants had a 99-99 draw with Brisbane in Round 16 of the NEAFL season. My recommendation they decide a winner via a Thunderdome Cage Match was ignored, so we’ll just have to live with a draw on this one I’m afraid. Aiden Bonar kicked 2 goals and also had an equal team high 22 disposals with 6 tackles and 6 inside 50’s. Isaac Cumming had 18 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles while Zachary Sproule booted 4 goals with 18 disposals, 9 marks, 3 tackles and 2 hitouts.

Sydney

In a double defeat, Sydney lost to the Gold Coast reserves 76-53. Jordan Dawson had 29 disposals, 9 marks, 3 goals and 23 tackles (that’s not the usual BVC typo there, folks. 23!). The other Jordan, Jordan Foote had 26 disposals, 2 marks and 11 tackles and Alex Johnson finished with 22 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.

Queensland

Brisbane

Brisbane had a 99-99 draw with the UWS Giants in the NEAFL. Corey Lyons had 22 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles.

Gold Coast

The Suns had a rare double win on the weekend, defeating Sydney in the NEAFL 76-53. I think it was mostly due to Michael Barlow, Jacob Dawson and Brayden Fiorini having 134 disposals between the 3 of them. Anyway, Jack Scrimshaw also lent a hand with 28 disposals, 5 marks and 4 rebound 50’ while Jack Scheer had 23 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles.

Top 5 under 200K

DEF

  1. Colin O’Riordan – $123,900 – 82.5 SCPoints
  2. Jarrod Lienert – $123,900 – 92 SCPoints
  3. Jacob Heron – $155,000 – 46.5 SCPoints
  4. Alex Morgan – $123,900 – 46.5 SCPoints
  5. Lachlan Keefe – $169,200 – 43.5 SCPoints

MID

  1. James Worpel – $182,100 – 59.7 SCPoints
  2. Brent Daniels – $151,500 – 49.6 SCPoints
  3. Will Powell – $168,500 – 44 SCPoints
  4. Matt Shaw – $180,300 – 47 SCPoints
  5. Quinton Narkle – $178,400 – 50 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Darcy Cameron – $123,900 – 25 SCPoints

FWD

  1. Brent Daniels – $151,500 – 49.6 SCPoints
  2. Will Powell – $168,500 – 44 SCPoints
  3. Daniel Venables – $182,000 – 42.2 SCPoints
  4. Kayne Turner – $197,500 – 46.5 SCPoints
  5. Cameron Polson – $138,200 – 32 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!

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  1. TBone_9 says:

    Hey guys, worth getting rid of Doedee finally for Witherden or TMac? Got 5 trades and 102k in the bank and no other issues in the team atm. Cheers 🙂

    • Kanga says:

      With 5 trades yes. I only have 2 and will be holding unless BONT is out.

      • Russty_ says:

        Bont will be in Kanga but Doedee is recovering slower then Murphy with his concussion, as Beez said, he's in doubt.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah I reckon so TBone…this week determines your spot in the finals ladder and Doedee's coming off concussion and will lose 30 grand or so this week, scoring's been a bit up and down too.

    • Beezneez says:

      Doedee in doubt according to news tonight.

    • Lekdog says:

      I like Witherden as an option

      • TBone_9 says:

        Cheers for the replies guys. I feel with 5 trades left it’s worth doing, he’s been a useful rookie but he’s served his purpose. Witherden’s floor scares me a bit, but love how Brisbane have been going about it the last month! If they can keep this sort of form up until the end of the year, then I’m sure he’ll score well. Also more of a POD than TMac too

  2. Kanga says:

    BONT??? is he back this week???

    Will J.Battle hold his spot?

    • Russty_ says:

      In the mix on afl.com.au says Bont is expected to return this week, not sure on Battle, wait for thurs night teams.

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Hoping he is forgiven for a quiet game up forward against Richmond

    • SteveC says:

      They brought Battle straight in after the eye injury. He plays for the rest of the season. Good cover for those that have him

  3. Rabbits16 says:

    3 trades left. sicily to heeney and preserve my remaining 2 trades?

  4. PeteB says:

    Three trades left with $62k in the bank. Want to offload Richards who’s on my bench for some cash and upgrade Fritsch who’s onfield. Timing is everything. Do I go now and get rid of Richards before he loses more cash or do I hold trades in case of injuries ? On top in one league and 7th in the other and confident of easy wins this week.

  5. dontblushbaby says:

    I hope Mark O'Connor doesn't get called up now for the Cats, I've had him since the first round , he's been great as my DPP loophole , anyway what will be ,will be

  6. Cisco says:

    Me the same, not sure what hes been doin, he has been a handy swing option & captain loop hole but personally the more playing bench options the better especially with supercoach finals coming up. I did see he went ok in the magoos on the weekend but tough team to break into.

  7. Lazza says:

    Having 2 bench options means money wasted that could have been used elsewhere. Only need 1 and a non-playing cheap loop-hole, preferably with DPP. I’m bringing in $102k DPP Swan – Jake Brown this week up forward.. will give me cash to upgrade any non performing Premo or upgrade a rookie.

    • Ahmad rubas says:

      Would you spend 15k more to get a west coast DPP option instead of a Sydney one

      • Jace says:

        Yeh your right West Coast have mostly late games for the rest of the year!!

        • Ahmad rubas says:

          Haven't looked into it properly but without knowing round 23 fixtures jack petrucelle looks like the best mid/fwd donut to bring in

          • Lazza says:

            I looked at JPet a couple of weeks ago, but I was worried he may get a game … has already played 2.

            Actually, Melbourne has the most Sunday games over the finals, followed by Freo and West Coast and Doggies.

      • Lazza says:

        Yeh, but don’t need to .. did that for my DPP BAK… N Murphy (Pies)..

  8. red5 says:

    Thanks Baron
    Any news on Liam Ryan ?
    Hopefully Tim Smith is picked!!

  9. Gazman says:

    Keep or trade Rance as he is going through a dry spell. Also interested in thoughts on Rhys Stanley as a forward, he is the quiet achiever and scoring consistently the last 5 rounds.

  10. VicBritta says:

    Do i look at bringing in Adam Kennedy from GWS def/mid dpp for Tim Smith melb which will allow ahern/spargo dpp and kennedy/j.smith dpp? Current bench is JSmith Ridley/ Ahern Spargo Giro/ Olango/ TSmith Battle

  11. Oliver says:

    Article on AFL website stating that Oliver experienced a tight quad during training. Still expected to play, but might be worth keeping an eye on him in case he is a late out. Hogan also missed training due to illness but is expected to play.

    • dontblushbaby says:

      Hip Flexor is the rumour , thats from the trainers at training

  12. The Ranger says:

    Love ya work Barron, thanks mate.
    I've seen Constable in the VFL, fingers crossed he doesn't get a game this year.
    (Sorry Charlie)

  13. The Ranger says:

    Trialling rule changes in games this season!!
    How does that affect the Brownlow, the ladder positions and therefore the draft next year, the Coleman, those that have season long bets in play etc etc etc
    FFS leave the game alone AFL!!

    • neil demons delght says:

      Couldn't agree more Only have to look at GEELONG -DEES. Though two rules cost the dees the game the coaches will fix it.

      • Cobee Bear says:

        We've had that many close cracking games since the byes! Why fix something that ain't broke. The only players who want the changers are Danger and FWD players who stand to benefit by being one out in the goal square more.

  14. Ja191 says:

    crippa signed on. Good on him, could have easily left but stayed loyal

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Poor old media will be left with no one else to speculate on aside from Lynch and maybe Gaff

      • Kev says:

        I barrack for The Demons, but why would Gaff want to leave such a strong club?

        • Cobee Bear says:

          I think he is from Vic, so maybe a bigger contract and family. But I'd like to think he stays, it's a nice change seeing players commit to their club and fans

    • DavidC says:

      That photo of him that they always use on his articles is really creapy.

  15. Lekdog says:

    Cripps. I love you. Pls cuddle me.