Supercoach 2015 – Hugh Goddard
Goddard Returns to the Saints (well the name does)
The Saints will be delighted that somehow this top 10 KPP slipped down the draft order and they could snatch him up with #21. This is also good news for us Supercoachers as his price just went from being $180k+ down to around the $124k.
As a Melbourne Grammar boy and a product of the Geelong Falcons he oozes leadership and confidence. With an Athletic frame (196cm and 93kg) Hugh is a very versatile key position forward/defender who will most likely slot into the Saints backline plans with his ability to spoil and take intercept marks at a very high standard much like the player he models himself on, Harry Taylor. Last year in the TAC cup Goddard averaged almost seven marks a game.
Hugh is no stranger to the pressure that comes with being an AFL footballer. The cousin of Brendon, he has an insider’s knowledge of what it takes to make it in the game. He has also had to deal with his own pressures of been touted as a possible #1 draft pick over the last couple of years. He managed to keep his head out of the clouds and work hard on his craft even after a challenging 18mths, with indifferent form playing as a forward during the TAC cup and under 18s championships. He did manage to turn it all around and finished the year off strongly as a Defender.
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lways a risk with rookies. You never know how many games they will get before being rested or dropped from the side if they are selected to play round 1. However with a price tag of $124k (confirmed price $122,300) risk is minable.
Well like most 1st year players we would be looking at selecting Goddard as a cash cow who we’d send to the slaughter house around the byes and hopefully banking around $180k profit ($300k) provided he can average close to 60 Supercoach points from round 1 – 11.
- Averaged almost 7 marks a game at TAC cup level
- Won’t break the Bank @ $124k
- Could be a DPP DEF/FWD
- Booming kick for clearing defences or long shots at goal
- A KPP
- May find himself in and out of the young side while they work out their best structures
- Disposal Efficiency needs some work running around the low 60’s
The kid has talent, if he can build on his ability at ground level and improve his goal kicking technique then I can see him being a 200 game player. The saints are building for the future which he will be a big part of as a Henderson (Carlton) type that will be required to play at both ends of the ground.
Spewing the Bombers didn’t take him at pick #20
As for supercoach a cheap option down back is always a huge plus, if named round 1 he is a lock for me and should be able to get enough of the pill to make some coin for Maso’s Muppets.
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