Supercoach 2015 – Shane Mumford
Before you start reading this article grab a pen and paper and write down what you think his supercoach average was last year and from how many games.
Then write down the same stats for 2013, 2012, 2011 and 2010 to the best of your recollection. This will be relevant later.
Having commenced his career at Geelong, Mummy was more renowned for putting away more sausages in a single sitting than Linda Lovelace than he was for his football prowess.
Rookie listed in 2008 he played 3 games in his first year with the cats as the third string behind Ottens and Blake. In 2009 he played 18 games at 53.2 but the improvement was there, enough for the Swans to offer him a very lucrative $1.2 million dollar deal and from there he hasn’t looked back, the cats got pick number 28.
These are the Mummy’s actual stats from 2010 onwards:
Now if you are like me, you will be very surprised that his SC average is so high and for 2014 and that he has pumped out solid to elite supercoach scores since 2010. I was amazed that he was the number two ruckman based on supercoach average in the competition in 2014 in his first year as a Giant.
The move to the Giants was supercoach gold, as like all ruckman he doesn’t like to share the rucking duties and supercoach scoring suffers when he has to share the burden. Look at his 2013 and 2012 numbers when he shared with Mike Pyke. His 2013 is slightly distorted though as he started the season with an average of a smidge over 80 from his first 13 games before being awarded more time in the middle coming home with a 102.5 average.
In 2014, Mummy went bang as the lone ranger in the ruck department up in hitouts, disposals, and tackles. The big fella loves a cuddle and the contested style of play which is a massive plus in supercoach terms and whilst he doesn’t get as much of the pill as some of his counterparts more than 65% of his touches are contested.
If you got on him early in 2014 at $496K having pumped out three scores of 132, 158 and 164 you would think yourself lucky, Yes?? ……NO!!! Mummy is more fragile than the ASADA case and has never played a full season of 22, his best return is 19 in 2010 and 2013. In 2014 after his first three games he went on to miss the next six and returned with an “eased into it” 40. Before getting back to tonning it up, by then, most that had him had traded him out picking up the coin on the run through and was too risky to trade back in at $565K.
So what will 2015 bring?
|Games last season:||17|
|Average last season:||114.2|
|100+ games last season:||12 (6 at 120+)|
|Sub 80 games last season:||2|
|Price range last season:||$496K – $579K|
|Missed games last season:||6 all injured|
|Significant history:||B&F at the Giants 2014
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Have I mentioned that this big unit enjoys time off through injury? If not I must remind you that Mummy gets injured a lot and misses blocks of games not just one here and there. That price……need I say more.
You would only select him as an upgrade target, potentially after he returns from an early injury or after that monster price returns to a more acceptable level. Or average out your ruck spend by having Kruezer as your R2. There is no doubt Mummy will be a POD and will pump out some monsters with scores of 165, 164, 158 and 152 in 2014 and a career high of 175. If you intend to start with him make sure you have coverage, perhaps via a swing set with Mitch Clark.
- Will likely play every game he is not injured
- Even sharing the ruck has not gone below 90.9 average since 2010
- Will pump out monster scores
- Will be a POD
- Round 13 bye
- Is likely to get injured
- The price
- Has not played a full season ever
- Will drop in a stinker or two amongst the monster scores
The Mummy is a big man that can pump out big supercoach scores on a regular basis and almost as regularly gets injured. At his starting price I cannot recommend that you start as there he is comparable in price to the big sauce bottle whom has rarely missed a game in the last three years and had a better 2014. However I have a bit of a soft spot for Mummy and personally I may just try and squeeze him in if I can find a R3 DPP to provide the coverage I need. Those big scores are very tempting.
NO – is my recommendation, but I may not heed my own advice.
What’s your call on the Mummy in 2015?
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