Gary Ablett has made the decision around who to select as your captain pretty bloody easy in recent times.

We’ve been spoilt. We’ve gone soft around the guts in regard to this part of the great game. And now the great man seems to be staggering in the arse end of this season and suddenly… out of the blue… at the pointy end of the season… many of us are in unfamiliar ground.

If we can’t rely on Gary anymore.. what do we do? Who can we turn to in faith that they’ll smack out a solid 120+ on the weekend? Has Gary just had a temporary dose of the staggers.. can we keep the “C” locked in on him or is it time to consider someone else?

As we have seen in recent weeks Captain choice (and ability to manage the loophole) is a critical game play factor in the run home….

What do you reckon…

You have to whack the C on one man... who would it be this weekend?

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56 Comments

TC · 21/08/2013 at 13:53

Patty D will go large!!!

    jockreynolds · 21/08/2013 at 13:58

    Sure to dine out on Melbourne. I'm still keen on the Little Master myself

      Mark · 22/08/2013 at 08:31

      Could Gary maybe be carrying an injury Jock, I’m going Pendles into Selwood this week. But knowing my luck the week I don’t pick Ablett he will go massive. $350 up for grabs if I make into the finals.

    nick · 22/08/2013 at 11:06

    be careful mate as he'll get the jordie mckenzie tag and we all saw what he did to ablett…….fair or foul!!!

bout7 · 21/08/2013 at 13:54

I'm liking the look of Tambling this weekend. Hard to go past the fact he's playing Melbourne.
HOWEVER, very reluctantly and only because of his form I think I'm going to have to go J Selwood.

    jockreynolds · 21/08/2013 at 13:55

    Yes Tambling has potential to deliver a score of monolithic proportions this weekend – no doubts there. Wonder if he'll just take the foot off the pedal though V Melbourne…

      bout7 · 21/08/2013 at 14:03

      Yea that could be an issue. I was more worried about him being rested though. Since Adelaide aren't really contending for a finals spot any more there's always the possibility they might rest their superstars for the easy games…

        jockreynolds · 21/08/2013 at 14:09

        Well there's another issue and a valid consideration. I'll counter that though by suggesting that Sanderson – while he will be keen to blood some kids – will want Richard out there in some kind of mentoring/teaching/instructional capacity for the young ones. Like an on-field general

          bout7 · 21/08/2013 at 15:10

          Yea I can definitely see what you're saying…
          I think I might just lock him in after all that. If he plays I reckon he's a safe 130 at least (By half time)

      Super_Freak · 21/08/2013 at 17:07

      Reckon you are on to something there Jock. Lots of gun players have posted sub par scores against lower sides this season. Swan is a pretty safe bet. My smokie would be Rockliff, but I am a biased Brisbane man.

    FrontPocket · 21/08/2013 at 16:09

    Richard 'Kramer' Tambling. He has been unlucky in missing out on playing 85% of this season. With the Crows standard midfield crew of Thomson, Sloane, Crouch, Dangerfield, Vince, and McKay there's obviously some kind of personal issue between Sando and Tambling as he'd be a walk-up start into anyone's midfield.

    I particularly liked his first three possessions in one of his games. I think he fumbled the first two and gave it up to the opposition the third time. He did play a decent game after that though; by his standards.

    Props to Jock for promoting healthy discussion by putting young Tambling on the list of potential Captains

Marty · 21/08/2013 at 13:56

I'd have to go Griffen, Pendles or Sellingwood

All in killer form, and should be able to produce solid scores for captaincy, especially in week 3 of finals

David · 21/08/2013 at 15:18

Barlow as VC

I also reckon everyone who has Joel Selwood has to put the VC on him.

The C should not be forgotten with Montagna.

    Super_Freak · 21/08/2013 at 17:10

    Wish I had Selwood (took Deledio instead many months ago). He's been smashing it for a while now.

James · 21/08/2013 at 15:48

Jason Blake loophole with Richard tambling. Both of those boys will explode this week and smash out a 200, guaranteed.

James · 21/08/2013 at 15:49

Tommy is another great option Jock. He's average in the last 5 rounds is 127 sc points

    James · 22/08/2013 at 08:14

    Tommy Rockliff that is

    BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 20:02

    With Black out not a bad choice at all.

blake · 21/08/2013 at 16:27

I’m personally chucking the vc on ayce cordy and put the c on Mr.reliable jimmy toumpas

CashCows · 21/08/2013 at 17:02

VC will def be going on either Pend or swan. Swan has been been my go to guy over the past few weeks, but i think scooter will get the job on him, so pendles i think, actually maybe swan

Could always have a roughie VC on Shallot werringham, coming up against the old side on the G…my smokie VC if you have him and are definitely sticking with Baldy and the big C

Danger could break some records.
Maybe Martin or cotch as the big C against GWS?

endless possibilities

    Rocksta · 21/08/2013 at 19:22

    The tag will go on Pendles.
    Swanny runs too hard to be tagged

    BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 20:01

    We are blessed with option galore Cashcows. Nailing the right one is the hard part. People in a dogfight have to think outside the square. VC Dangerman loop to Selwood , Ablett for me. Best of luck this weekend Cashcows.

Remy · 21/08/2013 at 17:15

VC on Joel Selwood, and call me crazy but the C on Jack Steven over Ablett…. Good move?

    jockreynolds · 21/08/2013 at 19:41

    BALLSY I like it!

    BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 19:56

    This time of the year we must cook up different recipes. Not the worst suggestion by any means of the imagination. No balls no glory as they say. Best of luck Remy

Jake · 21/08/2013 at 17:53

I think too many people are overlooking jarryn geary,

jas · 21/08/2013 at 18:18

VC Gaz see how he is going a 3/4 time with GWS non player ready at the fore
C on Giffen or Rocklobster if Gaz stinks up with another sub hundy.

If you VC those playing before Gaz you dont get the option to see how he is going.

Fabian · 21/08/2013 at 18:47

VC on cox v Collingwood. Capt Dusty. Don't think he will be please with his efforts against the blues. expecting him to feast on GWS.

Shaun · 21/08/2013 at 19:02

VC loophole with Swannie on Friday night….

medadsson · 21/08/2013 at 19:04

Relton Roberts anyone?

Rocksta · 21/08/2013 at 19:15

Captains choice is easy for me this week as I will have 1 doughnut to overcome as no trades left:
Anybody my opponent doesn't have!
He doesn't have Jelwood or JPK and as such either of those 2 will be my Captain. He won't be able to trade them in either as he has the same backline carnage as myself ( but 2 trades to use for it)
I'm going to put the VC on Swanny in the hope that he puts it on Pendles.
The SC gods have hit me that hard with injuries this week that it is try anything/everything time.

    BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 19:52

    Feeling your pain Rocksta, i have just crawled out of my dark hole from last weeks carnage. Very lucky to still have trades in the sky rocket. To overcome your doughnut your VC loophole will be critical. Analise your opponent and push the envelope mate. Hope you manage to go big and pull of the Big V.
    All the Best Rocksta

      Rocksta · 23/08/2013 at 06:24

      Thanks BCE.
      You truly are an asset and inspiration to this Community

        BestCoastEagles · 23/08/2013 at 13:10

        Back at ya King !!

Bob · 21/08/2013 at 19:23

St K wont bother tagging Ablett this week. They ahve put teh cue in the rack.

Steve J. as captain · 21/08/2013 at 19:47

STEVIE J.

He has not scored below 92 and his only other score below one hundred was 94!

    Mitch · 21/08/2013 at 19:48

    Yeah he is averaging the most out of any dream team player this year

Watto · 21/08/2013 at 20:36

8 out of the last ten matches selwood has gone 130+ the only score below 100 was against Crowley.
Ablett only gone over 120 once in the past 7.
Selwood has to be given at least the VC if you have him. In amazing form and scored 163 last time he met Sudney earlier in the year.

Glenn · 21/08/2013 at 20:38

Kieran Jack gets a look for mine, a small bump in the road last week might be just what he needs to fire up again in what’s been a very impressive year.

Watto · 21/08/2013 at 20:39

Selwood has reached the 130 in 8 of his last 10 games, with his only sub 100 score being Crowley and injury affected in the past ten.
Ablett has only gone over 120 once in the past 7.
Selwood has to be given the VC or a captain backup if Swanny or Pendles fails.

Watto · 21/08/2013 at 20:40

Selwood has reached the 130 in 8 of his last 10 games, with his only sub 100 score being Crowley and injury affected in the past ten.
Ablett has only gone over 120 once in the past 7.
Selwood has to be given the VC or a captain backup if Swanny or Pendles fails.

    Watto · 21/08/2013 at 20:41

    Sorry it's posted like 3 times

    Rocksta · 21/08/2013 at 20:51

    swanny and Pendles play on Friday night and thus impossible to have the VC on Selwood?
    Put the C on him if the other 2 get less than 120 I reckon.

Tom · 21/08/2013 at 20:51

probably going to loophole with pendlebury and selwood but dont know if i should loophole selwood with either gazza or griff since their playing on sunday. But gazz and griff have quite bad weeks last week so not 100% sure.

    nick · 21/08/2013 at 22:26

    tom go selwood he is kicking bags of goals at the moment and getting 30 plus postion and when he played Sydney he scored 145 back in round 4 2 goals and 31 pos always pick selwood now on he is on fire and also a brown low chance

nick · 21/08/2013 at 22:02

all you people are fools if you going pick abblett he is over rated and no good anymore for the c the big c should always go on joel selwood he is a big gun player and the last 4 weeks he has proven he is worth having the c on better then abblett guy is running out of steam and watch selwood this week and next week he will score 150 maybe 160 next week when they play brisbane

    BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 19:44

    Over Rated Ablett ??? i must be missing something. Ablett has had a forgettable few weeks but the little General is the best footballer in the last 30 years. Selwood is a gun and he is crunching some big numbers but to dismiss the little General at your peril. I have gone VC Dangerman loop to Selwwod toss the coin Ablett. Best of luck this week Nick

ShinbonerSpirit · 21/08/2013 at 22:25

Nah, not Danger. McKenzie's tagged some big names since his return. But VC couldn't hurt.

Daniel · 22/08/2013 at 12:04

I voted Dane Swan but after I thought that the Freo Trio shouldn't be forgotten about as Kane Cornes can't tag them all.

Rick Grimes · 22/08/2013 at 12:43

Please footy gods, let Blayne Wilson or Jackson Thurlow (haha, yea right) get a game this weekend……

    BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 19:46

    Blane Wilson has been named Rick. Best of luck mate.

Mitcg · 22/08/2013 at 17:02

Jock, what about Chris mayne

BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 19:35

Dangerman VC loop to Selwood, Ablett for me. Best of luck this weekend community.

Skintip · 22/08/2013 at 19:42

WOW- cant believe people are going GAJ C… he is done for the year I reckon, Has scored his average score only twice in 9 weeks and is def sore and unmotivated. Still the best player in the league by far but so long GAJ- you are being traded out for Jelwood- and my POD- is not having GAJ!

BestCoastEagles · 22/08/2013 at 20:28

This is just a mere suggestion. If people are going to experience doughnuts on your team you have to think outside the square and push the envelope.
I will cop flack over this but Lance Franklin VC loop could be a hail Mary pass of some sorts. He plays Kangaroos without Scott D Thompson & Grimes.
Franklin has not had the season that many would expect but he is in only a handful of players that can go huge. When i say huge i mean 170+. Food for thought Buddy 13

BestCoastEagles · 23/08/2013 at 02:58

Mick the Mad Irishman has come out of the trenches and gives the community a great insight into your Captain choices. His post gives great reading and stats into all the front runners make sure you have a read.

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