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NAB Supercoach Significance Report – SYD v FRE

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TG Footy Tracgic - DexterIt was hard to gauge this game. Fremantle effectively played their reserves team, having 9 of their best 22 out; while Swans were missing 5.

What began on a windy afternoon in Wodonga, the match stared very sloppy. There were plenty of missed kicks and marks from both sides. Eventually the Swans began to overcome the Dockers and kicked three straight goals to close out the first quarter.

Fremantle worked their way back in the second term through sheer persistence – finally getting a few goals on the board. Quarter three opened up with a massive rainstorm that pretty much turned the game into a wet-weather game. An immediate effect of this saw disposal efficiency drop. By the end of the third the Swans eventually tightened the screws and starved the Fremantle forward half of the footy, keeping them scoreless for the term. Quarter four saw Fremantle come out all guns blazing, charging back into contention and ultimately falling short by 9 points.

Absent Best 22 Players

Sydney: McVeigh, Reid, Tippett, McGlynn, Lloyd.

Fremantle: Sandilands, McPharlin, Crowley, Spurr, Dawson, Duffield, D Pearce, Taberner, Barlow.


Noteworthy Performances:

  • Clancee Pearce (DEF, $278,900) – Without Crowley, it seems Ross Lyon’s lovechild has become Fremantle’s tagger. He spent a majority of the afternoon running off Kieran Jack. I’m saying it now – If Crowley isn’t selected round 1; Clancee will NOT line up in my team. 7 touches, 2 clearances and a tackle. 68% TOG and 30SC. Nope.
  • Lachie Neale (MID, $468,900) – Had it on a string in the first half and finished the game with 33 touches at 66.7% efficiency, 6 marks, 9 clearances, 8 tackles and 3 inside 50’s – and 153 SC. Yes, there was no Barlow, but he looks like being a solid midprice option (if that’s what you’re looking for this year).
  • Josh P. Kennedy (MID, $612,200) –Wet and windy game, ball in dispute – JPK in his element. Did what he does best – smashes into packs for the pill. Yes, he had too many handballs; but he still got it 33 times at 66.7% efficiency. Finished with 154 SC. Solid Keeper option.
  • Michael Johnson (DEF, $468,500) –17 touches, 5 marks and 10 rebound 50’s. Disposal efficiency sat at 70.6% – considering the wet-weather aspect of the match was good. Ran off half-back and intercepted the ball well. If fit, a solid pick down back this year.
  • Dane Rampe (DEF, $408,800) – Seems to be the better Malceski replacement. Ran off half back, and considering it was wet and windy, he used it very well. 17 touches at 76.5% efficiency, 2 marks, 5 R50’s and 2 I50’s.
  • Tom Mitchell (FWD/MID, $405,600) – Played wing/forward flank. 17 touches at 82.4% efficiency, 3 marks, 4 clearances and 4 tackles for 78SC from 71% TOG. Played OK. I’m not falling over myself to select him.
  • Lance Franklin (FWD, $537,200) – Granted it was wet and windy; but he had a turd of a game. He had 6 touches, 3 frees against and a goal. Had a typical KPF day. Subbed out at 3QT.
  • Isaac Heeney (MID, $137,300) – Had it 13 times, had 2 tackles, kicked a goal & set up a few more. Played mostly off the forward flank, and for $137k – if he can shirk the vest, he will be a nice bench option. Efficiency at 38.5% wasn’t that great. Didn’t unpick himself from my team.
  • Luke Parker (MID, $583,000) – Played in the guts, kicked a supergoal. Did nothing to make you think about not running him this year. 26 ouches at 57.7% efficiency, 6 clearances, 8 tackles & 3 inside 50’s. Finished with 144 SC. Solid game. 
  • Stephen Hill (MID, $516,600) – Barely sighted. Had the ball 7 times at 57.1% efficiency, 2 clearances and 2 R50’s. Was he injured?
  • Brandon Jack (FWD, $150,500) – 1 ineffective kick to half time (a behind), finished with 4 touches at 75% efficiency. Don’t think he can break into the Swans outfit barring injury. Better options up forward at his price. 39% TOG
  • Gary Rohan (MID/FWD, $272,100) – Did some nice things, didn’t want to attack the ball and get in and tackle. Hesitated. Finished with 12 touches at 75% efficiency, 4 marks, 3 R50’s and 2 I50’s.
  • Garrick Ibbotson (DEF, $342,) – Fremantle’s 4th highest possession getter, having 15 touches. Good efficiency (80%) and 3 R50’s and 2 I50’s. 73SC from 71% TOG. Not horrible.
  • Nat Fyfe (MID, $657,800) – Only got 16 touches, but his presence around ground did the talking. Took some nice marks and kicked some great goals. 75% disposal efficiency, 4 marks, 7 hitouts, 3 clearances and 2.1. Solid game. 132 SC from 70% TOG.

 Alright, folks, that’ll be it from me. For those who watched the games, did any other performances stand out to you as significant? Or see anything that completely put you off a player? Let us know in the comments below!



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Ibbo Lock for me
Pearce out.


You think Ibbo will average 90+ this year?


close too. I think he might recapture some of that 2013 form – was a beauty (92.3 avg.)
If freo's KP FB stay fit and in the side, he will relish as a +1 in defense


Mitchell too risky for me. He’ll have his 120 point games this year, but also a few dnp after a sub par game or two. Damn, going to have to rejig the team AGAIN.


Yeah ive been keen on him from the get go
But slowly but surely hes now out


it was in drummoyne


What player would you pick with 406,000 left over for the 1 player

sam siddall

Daniel wells


what line Simon?


Any line as can move dpp


Except ruck


After twoing and frowing I think i'm going to take a punt on Bontempelli this year over Tom Mitchell. I have swapped them endless times being a similar price but I feel Bont has more upside, especially now with Libba gone. Could bite me but I will take the risk.


Could be a great selection if he goes boonta this year mate

seaford scouse

Based on what I've seen Rocco that's a solid choice, the Bont looked great yesterday when he stepped up the gears, great run, good penetration and knows how to find a man and the goals, Mitchell has looked average. Way more opportunities in the doggies line-up too. Wouldn't surprise me to see Mitchell start on the bench atm and the Bont has no chance of that happening.

cow roll

I view Bont as the next Jarrod Roughead.


Is that good or bad???


Thoughts on clancee Pearce?

sam siddall

What dex said if crowley plays pick him if crowley doesnt dont


Hopefully Crowley comes back and Clancee begins to average 85+ as he is a vital component of my structure


Crowley suspended for banned substance


If only this was the real stuff have Parker fyfe and neale


Tossing up between Daniel RIch and Lachie Neal for M6. Rich is cheaper and should still score consistently but Neal has had massive scores 2 weeks in a row and still should score consistently. Still is nab cup but Neal locks super fit. Both are going to be 4th in row for the tag. Not sure who to take


I don't reckon Rich is 4th in line for tag, I'd say he would be 1st or 2nd because he doesn't handle it that well. I'd have Neale 5th in line also, behind Fyfe, Hill, Barlow & Mundy, although he could overtake old boy Mundy the way he is going.

seaford scouse

Neal looks like he's in super nick Nash, if he carries this form into season proper he will be one of the breakout stories of the year. Rich will be ok, but Neal could be a keeper and at the very least should earn you some cash. Mids who turn it on in NAB usually continue onto the year also, think Macrae, unlike other positions which can be easily affected by the half pace and half teams that we witness, think karnezis. I'd be very happy if I had him in my team right now.

pauly walnuts

Gents,the most popular M5 & 6 will be Griffin and Swallow – knock yourself out trying to get a POD in these 2 spots – its all Gut & Luck anyway


1. Smith, B
2. Shaw, H
3. Gibson, J
4. Newnes, J
5. Viojo-Rainbow, D
6. Saad, A
23. Edwards, S
24. Goddard, H

7. Ablett, G
8. Pendlebury, S
9. Priddis, M
10. Wines, O
11. Griffen, R
12. Neale, L
13. Anderson, J
14. Heeney, I
25. Cockatoo, N
26. Freeman, N
27. Steele, J

15. Goldstein, T
16. Naitanui, N
28. Read, T

17. Bartel, J
18. Goddard, B
19. Swan, D
20. Clark, M
21. Hogan, J
22. Lonie, J
29. Krakouer, N
30. Lambert, K

cow roll

Anderson and heeney could be vested or play 3quarters only


G'day Emmanuel, got a few suggestions for you.
First of all, Jimmy. He is past his used by date. Over 30 and his supercoach scoring will be very erratic.
Not sure I would have Priddis as M3, I know he is a brownlow medalist but there are more proven performers.
Neale, risky. Freo have Fyfe, Barlow, Mundy, Hill who would all be all in front of him.
Cockatoo, not sure I would be paying 170k odd on someone who is going to sit on the pine. Save 50k by downgrading to someone like Vandenberg.
Last of all, maybe stop being bad at supercoach before you post your team on Jock you flog.


Hey Emmanuel, If I had this team set up, the only thing I would consider doing is hitting the reset button.


will u b happy with 2 donuts in the backline


Tanner Smith is a 125k DEF. Scored 85 today. Hopefully he can get into Freo's best 22 by the start of the season.


Apparently it was 'wet and windy'

Nice work Dexter


Crowley tested positive to anti doping drugs.


Looks like


Out of many teams! 😮
to think back last week, everyone was jumping on the band!


Need some advice on my team – gone for a lot of Mid pricers. All provisional to round 1 selection

Def – B Smith, H Shaw, J Newens, B Sheppard, B Whitecross, S Edwards, D Voko-Rainbow, A Saad
Mid – G Ablett, S Pendlebury, J Selwood, R Griffen, A Swallow, J Steven, B Newton, I Heeney, J Steele, N Krakour, K Lambert
Ruck – T Goldstein, N Natanui, T Read
FWD – R Gray, B Goddard, D Swan, M Clarke, P Karnezis, J Hogan, H Goddard, T Lamb


Mids Rucks and Fwds are ok but backline is a disaster in wait. First three will perform but after that you will be eating donuts and pulling wood from your players backsides. Edwards may play, Saad has been upgraded and should play.
Put more strength in the line. Got to have goodes now he has been upgraded. Read a few sites and see who else is a likely starter.