Grand Final Day 2010. Brendon James Goddard soars high above the pack. The ball slaps perfectly into his mits. He falls to the ground. Time stops. Everything is frozen, still.
Jock Reynolds is 30cm airborne. His hands are pointing to the heavens and his stylish moustache obscures a maniacal triumphant bellow of complete bloody joy. Strangers in Red White and Black embrace. In the stands, at BBQs and in living rooms around the world passionate Collingwood fans sit dumbfounded, faint and heartbroken. In the corporate stands and inside the slacks of Edward MaGuire a little bit of wee comes out.
For Goddard, the Saints, for Me, for Supercoach and Dreamteamers this single moment is as good as it gets. Some would argue that the events of the next few minutes would be the catalyst for a drop in Fantasy Footy fortunes for Brendon Goddard in season 2011.
However folks Im here to tell you to forget about Goddard’s early 2011 form slump. What you will see in season 2012 on the park and on your Supercoach and Dreamteam score-sheets will be the reemergence of the most dangerous and damaging player in the AFL. Ross the boss is gone. Watters is here and fresh wind has revitalised the joint. Brendon will be released. The results will be beautiful to watch. You will see a Back line eligible player racking up at least as many points as the most prolific midfielders. I’ll put that out there and see if time can prove me wrong. It rarely does kids.
Besides all this carry on the stats themselves speak loudly enough.
- Durable – has played 20+ games for the past 4 seasons
- A scoring beast – Supercoach averages of 103, 116, 130 and 108 in past 4 seasons
- Peaking – is 26 and makin hay
- Backliner – Do I need to say any more? You really need him in the backline if you are fair dinkum
- Price – pretty high (will be 575k in Sc and 435k in DT) but he has proven that his ceiling is higher than this
What do you reckon folks – will you be locking Brendon ‘Lamb of’ Goddard into your 2012 Supercoach and Dreamteam teams? Matt Priddis, Scott Pendlebury, Bretty Deledio are Jocks 1st four picked for 2012.