Fantasy Footy Radar 2013 – Brendon Goddard
You’ve broken on old bastard’s heart Brendon. Simple as that.
Fair to say a considerable amount of murky water has passed under the bridge since I wrote this about ya last year;
“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.”
Well hasn’t it all gone bloody pear shaped since then.
However folks, Jock Reynolds has not scaled the lofty heights of Supercoach and Dreamteam elitehood without being able to assess a bloke on his fantasy footy merits with emotion swept under the rug. Lets have a look at Goddard’s 2012:
|2012 high score||147 (rd 2)|
- Has averaged over 100 in each of the past 5 seasons. For a bloke with Supercoach and DT backline eligibility that’s top notch in anyone’s books
- Will be on his absolute best behavior. Should be displaying full plumage to his new team mates and King Hird to prove himself and earn mates.
- I’ve heard him bang on about wanting more time in the midfield whenever he gets the chance.. and though Gentleman Jim will deny this sure as my muzza pulls chicks he will have been given an indication that he can expect some more midfield time next to Jobe and Stent. With his long kicking, attacking game this all feels very good.
- Must be noted that his average has gone south since 2010. He averaged 130 in 2010, 108 in 2011 then 101 in 2012.
- The whole league knows how bloody damaging this bloke is and all pay him close attention. Was 2010 the last of BJ’s footloose and fancy free days?
- Look back over the past 2 seasons you would have done well to lay off him in your starting team and snag him mid-late season. In Supercoach 2011 he opened at $633,700 and you would have picked him up by round 12 for just $420,000. And last year he opened up at $584,700 and you would have snagged him round 18 for $430,000 odd…
- At 28… being of your bigger variety for a potential midfielder… being closely checked… could Goddard have already played his best footy at St Kilda?
At this stage he’ll be in my team…. but I’m wary folks.
Righto righto maybe I’ve got the old y fronts in a twist at him having taken my St Kilda heart and ripped it to bloody shreds. Pitting him up against the other backs that will be available in 2013 it will be only those of excessively heavy aggot that overlook him. But I’ll tell you what I reckon? I reckon he’ll kill em preseason but have another slow start to the year while he finds his feet at Bomber land. My finely tuned instincts also tell me that his best footy is behind him.
What do you reckon?