The name rhymes with “score” & “galore”
Greetings from County of Kings, Brooklyn, NYC!
As a board-certified Yank and lover of all things footy, I’m often asked since I didn’t grow up in the land of the centre bounce, what team do I barrack for?
Well, good ol’ Throtts has been watching since 2010 Grand Final (Sorry Jock. <insert sad fiddle>). And I liked a lot of teams. But as a lifelong fan of Cleveland sports teams, I didn’t feel right jumping on any team’s bandwagon. Those type of fans are the curry fart of sports…a bad stench that takes a shampoo or two to get out of your hair.
Only logical choice? The new team coming in…GWS. And I have been a member of the club every since. (No shitting ya. Have the guernsey and membership card to prove it.)
This coming-of-footy-age blather dovetails nicely into discussing the play of young Adam Treloar. As a fan of the club since inception, I’ve watched many GWS games. Most of the early year games were like watching a bunch of tequila-fueled Marines stomp on school crossing guards. Yet, the bright spot has been witnessing a team of immensely talented youngsters come into their own.
Especially the one I call The Babyface Assassin. As Barron Von Crow said of Treloar in his 2014 review of the Giants: “…don’t let the fact that he looks like a 12-year-old schoolboy fool you, this kid can play.”
And play his ass off he did. Whaddayasay we put on our SuperCoach swim trunks and take a quick dip into the info pool…
|Games last season:||20|
|Average last season:||107.5|
|100+ games last season:||14|
|Sub 80 games last season:||2|
|Price range last season:||$470k-$560k|
|Missed games last season:||2 games rounds 8 (ankle) and 17 (groin)|
|Significant history:||Averaged 87 in 2013, 83 in 2012
2013 averaged a team-high 24 possessions across his 20 games
Interviewed his hero The Rock for the Australian premiere of Hercules. (Did OK. Would’ve asked at least one Undertaker question)
There’s alotta tasty Supercoach meat on that bone, my friends. That his game improved wasn’t a surprise. That Treloar would turn into Dr. Hot Nuts with the pill and boost his SC average by 20 points was a delicious surprise.
What did he do differently in 2014? Most noticeably, Treloar upped his tackling. Had 68 in 2013 that ballooned to 111 takedowns. Shows the kid has the potential to be a wrap star (Get it? Off rap? Holler if you hear me! Anyone? Mommy?)
Disposal-wise, Treloar favors the hand over the foot (15/game vs 12.6/game). Us coaches prefer our mids to be more kick-happy, yet when the disposal average jumps from 24 to 27, that becomes less of a sticking point. And to add some caramel to his 3rd year sundae, The Babyface Assassin also pumped up those valuable clearances from 2.9 to 5.8 and inside 50s from 2.5 to 4.1 a game.
- The concerns for Treloar are pretty straightforward. Due to the physically demanding centre position and still growing body, he can be counted on to miss a game or two with an injury. Back-to-back 20 game seasons is the proof in that puddin’. Also he’s been known to get hurt in the preseason. The hope is that his body will grow stronger and be able to take a full season.
- Other risk is playing for a (perceived) bottom dweller. GWS has shown improvement but are still a couple years away from reaching the finals. On the brighter side Treloar only went sub 80 twice this season and they weren’t in blowout losses (72 & 74 in a win and a competitive loss).
- There are plenty o’ premium mids to choose from for the same price that carry more experience and SC credibility. Here’s what to mull over when considering The Babyface Assassin.
- With Callan Ward being the #1 midfielder on GWS, rarely will Treloar get the Crowley treatment. That gets one HUGE Throttlehellyeah! Plus at 21, his game hasn’t nearly hit its potential.
- With the talented mix of old and young talent on the Giants, Treloar could have the ingredients to bake ton cake for his coaches every round.
- Tends to go big early…when prices are the most bloated. His two highest scores (176 & 154) were in his first and third games. Steady 100s in-between.
- Again, injuries to ankle and groin took him out two games, so may expect to throw him on the bench at some point.
Treloar can now be considered a premium mid. Given his age and team, his price may cause a bit of agita. But his talent is unmistakable. And potential for phat daddy SC scores undeniable. In fact, I feel he could push his average to 110 this season.
Whether you play it safe and bring him after the byes or throw a saddle and ride him the whole 22, I think The Babyface Assassin could well be the POD premium selection of the year.
So community, what say you?
|THE 2015 SUPERCOACH OFF SEASON SERIES.
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