Port Adelaide v Essendon NAB School worksheet

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Analysis of the Port Adelaide v Essendon game:

Essendon looked like they were gonna stomp a mudhole in Port early on, but couldn’t convert their chances, kicking 3.8 in the first quarter. The rest of the game was all Port Adelaide. Some notes from the game.

  • Justin Westhoff kicked 5.1 (also got a freebie from Baguley), but also moved down the ground. Ended with 14 possessions and 9 marks. Looked very good.
  • Jared Polec looked superb – Plenty of run and carry and a terrific kick on him too. Looking like he’ll be a midfield M6-7-8 (depending on your structures) for plenty of sides.
  • Matty Lobbe – Had 51% TOG – Was only good for 5 possessions, but had 18 hitouts.
  • Dyson Heppell – Plenty of the ball and 7 tackles. Would have no hesitation picking him if he was still DEF eligible.
  • Paul Chapman – Didn’t look out of place at all – Still worry about the “16 game” resting theory.
  • Tom Clurey – 14 possessions, 11 marks, 100% DE – If he plays Rd 1 he will likely earn a bench spot in my side.
  • Jarman Impey – Hard to judge – Played 47% TOG tonight, 63% against Adelaide – Defending small forwards (Jetta tonight) might limit his scores?
  • Zach Merrett – 34% TOG – 9 possies, 3 marks, 3 tackles, 2 Inside 50’s, 88.9% DE – Still on my radar

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thoughts on broadbent


Played well last night. For memory he has been used as a run with player in the past. He may go back to that in the H&A season.


With a first round over 2 weeks – how are you coping with this split round ??


Nice work!

SC scores:

Jasper Pittard 134

Kane Cornes 122

Jared Polec 115

Matthew Broadbent 108

Justin Westhoff 105

Robbie Gray 102

Dyson Heppell 94

Jobe Watson 94

Oliver Wines 92

Domenic Cassisi 90

Paul Chapman 87

Brad Ebert 84

Chad Wingard 78

Angus Monfries 76

Jack Hombsch 75

Patrick Ryder 75

Travis Colyer 74

Joe Daniher 72

Tom Clurey 70

Cameron O’Shea 70

Travis Boak 69

Brendon Goddard 69

Heath Hocking 68

Mark Baguley 66

Dustin Fletcher 65

Tayte Pears 63

Ben Howlett 58

Brent Stanton 57

Michael Hurley 55

Cale Hooker 55

Thomas Jonas 55

Martin Gleeson 52

Jason Winderlich 52

Paul Stewart 51

Jay Schulz 51

David Zaharakis 50

Aaron Young 48

Michael Hibberd 45

Brent Renouf 43

Hamish Hartlett 43

Zach Merrett 43

Matt White 41

Kyle Hardingham 40

Matthew Lobbe 38

John Butcher 31

Fraser Thurlow 31

Leroy Jetta 30

Ariel Steinberg 29

Jackson Merrett 25

Jason Ashby 22

Andrew Moore 21

Jarman Impey 17


A couple of things I noticed:

Wingard – 49% game time for 78 points is very good (12 disposals) I really love watching this kid. He will defiantly get more attention than last year but very close to slotting him in.

Hibberd – I have had him for a few weeks now. Subbed out with Hamstring tightness, Bomber said he will be fine. 35% game time for 45 points (9 disposals 89% eff).

Any thoughts on these?


I like both of them and have had Hibberd in from the start… he's never been cut from my initial draft of my team… so really hoping he gets up for round 1.

I'd love to pick Wingard but don't think I have the guts to do so until I see how he handles the increased attention.


I have Hibberd in at the moment. Hamstring tightness with Essendon's "history" makes me wary though (esp. being a Bombers supporter). Will have to work out a back up plan I reckon.

Kenny Powers

Will Wingard actually get that much more attention this season? By the middle of last year he was being spruiked as an All Australian and I'm sure he was heavily studied by the opposition as a result of that form. What happened last year in Port games was that their untagged play-makers/runners regularly got off the leash in such a way that the other team's tagger would have to be moved onto them which obviously freed up the previously tagged player. With that in mind, I'm not convinced he will get tagged out of too many games.


Fair point Kenny, I hope he can be 100 point scorer again this year.


Thought's Lobbe is he still worth being R1
My team:

Apeness is my cover if Sandi gets injured or makes enough cash for upgrade to ???,.

Zorko, Dahlhaus, and Darling could go either Mitchell/Parker?Franklin/Gunston?Bruest who knows

Will bring Pendles in after R8 by upgrading 2 rooks to him + rookie

My main goal would be to bring in Pendle, GAJ, Minson and Martin in around the byes

Stacked my DEF/FWD with Prems/Midpricers
Rucks Lobbe Sandi 80% sure it will work
MIDS 4 rookies means 6 cash generators in the mid, also GAJ Fyfe Cotchin Murphy Thomas and Beams are all locks

To look at after nab cub games
Dal Santo???
T. Mitchell???
P. Ryder???

How could I manage picking up players like: PENDLES, Minson, Franklin, Ryder, Libba, Dal Santo, DELEDIO throughout the season??

Hope they drop in price: Pendlebury, Deledio, Minson, Hanely, and Libba

My team consists of 13 rookies, 9 Premiums, 8 Midpricers.

DEF: Hanley Mitchell, Grimes Enright, C, Suckling, McDonald. L, Langford, Georgiou. A, Clurey

Ablett, G, T, Cotchin, Murphy M, Beams,Thomas Polec,J , Crouch, M,. Fyfe Dunstan, L, Ellis, X

Hickey, Sandi, Thurlow, F, Derickx

Dangerfield, Parker J,Dahlhaus. L, Darling, J, Zorko, D, Kennedy-Harris, J, Kersten, S,Apeness

Round 8:8
Round 9:9
Round 10:13


I have L McDonald, G Rohan and now seemingly Polec in my side, too many 170-180k players? who should go? Like them for job security and consistent early points more than anything


I have all three myself.
I don't think any of them should go


I have all 3 as well. Don't think it's too many players in that bracket Philthy.

Last year or any other year I would of said yes, but this year with the new pricing structure things have changed. This is the first year of this new structure and we won't know what the best SC tactic is until later in the year.

I wouldn't worry mate


Nah, i'll be looking at a few 150-180k rookies 4/5/6 and then a few 117-123k ones myself im just staying away from a lot of these 200k-250k blokes…no mans land i reckon.

I don't like paying 175k for Rohan either but until a better option comes along it will have to do.
Its all about Job Security mate if i have to pay a touch more for it i don't mind.


Thanks guys, geez our sides are looking different this year!!

My midfield might have GAJ and then 5 X 480-550k, daisy, polec and 2 rooks.

Banking on a couple of the guys like Beams, Priddis, Shuey, Murphy, Dal, Prestia, Hanley, Dusty, Bennell etc. being potential keepers for the year without need for upgrading.

Think i'll be spreading my cash across most lines

DEF 2.5M, MID 3.5M, R 1M, FWD 3M


I'm iffy on rohan personally. His price rise will be a slow burn as he doesn't get much of it


*that should be up with Philthy's comment


True, at this point, im thrilled just to have a forward rookie who will get games


Super Coach on crack or regarding Clurey's score?

100% d/e + 11 marks. add 12 kicks and it shouldn't add up to 70 lol's


But were they junk time kicks across half back?


I did see that as well but that's the beauty of Super coach and why we love it. If Champion Data don't think the output of a player during the game influenced the result of that game, you don't get points.

So he may of got a lot of those disposals and marks in junk time when the game was over or his kicks where backwards etc.

Also he only had one contested disposal they may of had something to do with it as well.


i have impey in my squad but 4 possies for half a game? ?
im struggling for rookie forwards atm
no one is getting game time or playing well


I think we all are. Will just have to wait and see Rd1 teams. If Impey or any rookie is struggling to get game time in a NAB game, they are pretty much no hope in the H&A season.


am i correct in saying honeychurch hasn't had a run yet? (i haven't seen him)


Yeah, he hasn't played yet. hoping he does tonight.


I hope so Sarah. We need him to play well and get a Rd1 game. He is in the squad of 29 but 3 of those will still not play. No sign of Fuller either.


Not so sure about that. I count a few potential forward rookies: Merrett, Lloyd, JKH, McDonough, McCarthy (Cats)… it's the backline that's overly thin for rookies.
We need Fuller more than Honeychurch.


Just saw that JHK is not the the Dee's squad for the NAB game on Friday.


Saw that. Bit annoying but he did play NAB 1 and their intra-club practice match. I still think he'll be named Round 1. On a good note, Georgiou was named!


Reckon the Melbourne members would burn down the G if he doesn't play in the opening rounds.

Very likely he's just being managed in preparation for a huge season.


yeah i just saw that. plus side is there is prob a spot in cats fwd line with vardy going down. also H Mac is getting a run which is good


if HMac doesn't look good, I will have to restructure my entire team.


my D6 and F6 position is doing my head in currently.
hopefully a rookie will burst through in the last few games and give us some confidence
im hoping kennedy harris is that man lol


D6? McDonald? Or do you have him at D5?

JKH is the man currently for F6 hope that doesn't change cause there is not a lot of other options at the moment.


yeah d5 lol


Depending how the DEF rookies go you might need to re-structure your DEF and make him D6. Another mid-price player like R. Shaw


i am one of those weird people that don't have suckling, so if i need to re structure then he is my mid price fall back option


Mate i'm not sold on Suckling either but he is a better option than Shaw,don't know about Darley yet either and Docherty is injured…so i don't see any better options around 250-325k for D5.
Kinda like Rohan atm filling a void.


Pittard looked alright the other night. He is around Sucklings price.


Left field choice could by schoenmakers- coming back from injury, bulked up like crazy, Lake is suspended first 3 rounds


Been seriously looking at Yeo over Suckling. Liked a lot of his season last year and think he’ll improve with the Eagles. Less risk of breaking down but less likely to score in the same range – happy to roll the dice for now and review my structures once Rd1 hits.


Are there actually DEF Rookies this year? Who's actually inline to play?


McDonald, K. Kolod, Cutler, Langdon, Fuller, Clurey, Langford, Georgiou, J. Tippet, Cameron have all been mentioned throughout pre-season to play. Wait to see Rd1


PJ8 could u please give your thoughts on this team-
Def- Mitchell, Hanley, Everitt, Suckling, Kolodjashnij, McDonald
Def Bench-Langdon, Fuller
Mid-Ablett, Selwood, Rockliff, Fyfe, Beams,Thomas, Michie, Dunstan
Mid Bench-Ellis,Crouch
For- Dangerfield, Wingard, Mitchell,Zorko, Taylor, Kennedy-Harris
For Bench- Lennon,Honeychurch
Ruc- Lobbe,Sandilands
Ruc Bench-Nankervis, Thurlow

Still got 155,800 remaining, dont know who to upgrade to though


Def- Mitchell, Hanley, Everitt, Suckling, Kolodjashnij, McDonald
Def Bench-Langdon, Fuller
Mid-Ablett, Selwood, Rockliff, Fyfe, Beams,Thomas, Michie, Dunstan
Mid Bench-Ellis,Crouch
For- Dangerfield, Wingard, Mitchell,Zorko, Taylor, Kennedy-Harris
For Bench- Lennon,Honeychurch
Ruc- Lobbe,Sandilands
Ruc Bench-Nankervis, Thurlow


Lennon has been sent off for surgery mate. Won't play until mid year possibly


$155,800 remaining



That back line will give you serious heartburn Tom, use your cash left and turn Everitt into a Hurn or McKenzie, it means you have to put faith in Sandi but so will most others


yeah put mckenzie in, what do u think about Ellis to Polec or just leave it?


Ellis will break down for sure, not sure either will be used much but Polec has age on his side in a young team so i'd be going Polec


if not them should i go down to a cheaper rookie who will get some game time
, suggestions?


Not necessarily mate, As sure as Wayno getting blind this Friday night a cheaper rook will pop up in Rd1 teams and either Ellis or Polec will get a vest if you pick them! your decision will be made for you in about 16 days time!! Hold fire!!


Will do!! What do think of Kolodjashnij in the back line hasent played a game yet and think of pulling the trigger, thought mabey Tom Clurey or another to fill, thoughts?


leave KK until certain not picked Rd1, you can only save $ trading him down rather than finding $ to get him in


KK has hamstring injury. Very doubtful for Rd1.


Great Worksheet from the Barron. Still not sure who I'll pick out of Polec and Ellis.
Both around 170k who will rise the most in price?
Love to hear everyone's thoughts


both top 5 draft picks…….

86 games in 8 years vs.16 games in 3 years……

toss a coin


I've got both.
Rather have them than Any of the first year Rookies on the field


Have both ATM, with ellis on the bench and have claye beams on field with polec


Team at the moment: $39,700 left over.
DEF – Mitchell, Simpson, Swallow, Suckling, R Shaw, L McDonald (T Clurey?, T Langdon?)
MID – Ablett, Watson, Cotchin, D Beams, D Thomas, Polec, D Sheed, Ellis, (Michie?, M Crouch?
RUC – H Mac, Sandilands, (Dericks?, Thurlow?)
FOR – Dangerfield, Wingard, Mitchell, Gray, Pavlich, Porplyzia (L Taylor?, JKH)


Question mark for me over hmac. Will be managed over the course of the year. Coupled with Sandi and you could be heading for a world of pain there.


Agree with Kev, could be a great POD but is a massive huge quantum risk. If you have big balls go for it.


I can't see how the risk has overall helped your team, lots of risk on all lines, looks like way too many future trades, ask yourself how many you see being in your team at year end


Dools, throttle finger, jimbotraralgon, scaddict, John bruyen to all you supercoach legends if you guys have a spare league I would enjoy having you company in my league πŸ™‚ if anyone else wants to come into this too they are welcome.


Dools, throttle finger, jimbotraralgon, scaddict, John bruyen to all you supercoach legends if you guys have a spare league I would enjoy having you company in my league πŸ™‚ if anyone else wants to come into this too they are welcome.


Watson didn't even look like he was trying and had a few clangers and still knocked up 94 points.


If you had to pick one.. Would you choose Lobbe or Ryder?


after last night Ryder all day long.


I dont wanna use young lads language like Wayno but geeeees……….. sandi- that mutha fuc#er is a lock!!!!!!!


I’m upset sandi and Pav played so well tonight. They have been in my team from the start, now more people will be climbing onto the bandwagon


I've had Lobbe in as R1 for a while, but I'm a bit concerned that Renouf might be part of Port's plans for two ruckman. They played a half each with similar possessions and 18 and 16 hit outs respectively. Any thoughts?


I have been having the same concern regarding Lobbe. I want my R1 to be a sole ruckman for there team and play 80%+ game time in the ruck. Looking at last year, Port did this with Lobbe and he scored well therefore me selecting Lobbe pretty early this pre-season. But after the NAB games I am too worried about Renouf playing as well.

I don't think Port will play 2 ruck's (more hopeful). All teams have been playing 2 ruck's in NAB. Even WB and North. Campbell has been helping Minson and Currie helping Goldstein.


Renouf was a premiership ruckman at hawks in 2008. He is good.


lol nah they give game time to blokes who won't see any during the season..like D.Curry last year….disregard NAB


I've read it as they DON'T want to have to play Renouf in the actual H&A season, so why risk an injury to Lobbe during the NAB Cup? Redden is out with an LTI, and if Lobbe goes down in a nothing game then that's a big blow.


IMO they were seeing if Renouf was the best option in case lobbe breakdown and redden not recover, i.e. was he still up to it or should we find someone else.

I reckon he'll be managed in SANFL to ensure that he's ready to fill a spot whenever required, either to give Lobbe a rest or to enable Lobbe to counter another mobile ruckman/midfielder. Lobbe has NicNat potential.