Barron Von Crow - inner sanctumIt was a hot and humid evening down at Metricon Stadium, with the temperature sitting in the mid-high 20’s and the humidity making the conditions difficult for clean football.

 

 

Goals were as rare as hens teeth in the first half, with only 5 kicked, but the young Suns managed to compose themselves in the 3rd and looked to run away with the win, but the Lions came back well in the 4th and the game ended in a draw after a Leuenhamandeggburger goal with 20 seconds left.

Absent Best 22:

Brisbane: Pearce Hanley

Gold Coast: Gary Ablett, Jaeger O’Meara, Sam Day, Charlie Dixon, Tom Lynch

Injuries:

Brisbane: Darcy Gardiner (shoulder)

Gold Coast: Adam Saad (Head/Ear)

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Significant Performances:

  • Dion Prestia (MID, $569,800) – Found plenty of the ball with Ablett missing from the side and dominated the clearances and sent the ball into the Suns forward line plenty of times. Finished with 29 disposals, 10 clearances and 9 Inside 50’s. The big question is how will he go once Ablett returns? This game would certainly give Rodney Eade some encouragement about limiting Ablett’s workload early and leaving him up forward more.
  • Dayne Beams (MID, $621,000) – Usual type of effort from Beams, which is to say he was very very good. He had 31 disposals, 6 clearances, 6 Inside 50’s and 3 Rebound 50’s. Doesn’t look like he’ll have any issues putting up the types of scores he had at Collingwood and could be a very nice POD pick this season. Finished with 113 Supercoach Points.
  • Kade Kolodjashnij (DEF, $367,600) – Found plenty of uncontested ball and used it well when he did get it. Ended with 27 possessions (22 of which were uncontested), 6 marks and 2 Inside and Rebound 50’s. Will definitely plenty of people thoughts about picking him as a mid-priced defender this year.
  • Jack Redden (MID, $554,400) – Teamed with Beams well in the middle and was the 2nd highest clearance winner for the Lions. Had 23 possessions, 6 marks and 7 tackles, along with 5 clearances and 2 Inside 50’s for the game. Looks the sort who may hover around last year’s price/average again this year.
  • David Swallow (MID, $554,600) – Another GC youngster who looks to have stepped up during the absence of Ablett and had 5 clearances for the game, along with 25 possessions, 4 marks and 6 tackles. Had 126 Supercoach Points, if he was still a DEF option he’d likely be a LOCK. As a MID, his appeal is slightly less.
  • Jed Adcock (DEF, $418,000) – As highlighted by LekDog in his Brisbane Lions preview, Adcock is looking like a very solid selection for his price and had 21 disposals (47% disposal efficiency though), 4 marks, 8 tackles, 2 clearances and 3 Inside and 3 Rebound 50’s. Quality game despite the poor ball use.
  • Harley Bennell (FWD, $514,600) – Jock would be pleased as punch with this game from Bennell. His disposal efficiency, which was 54% was probably his only downside for the game. He ended with 31 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles, 5 clearances, 7 Inside 50’s and kicked 1.2.
  • Tom Rockliff (MID, $709,500) – A rock solid game from Rockliff, probably a mini-preview of what he’ll put up in the proper games. He had 22 disposals, 2 marks, 6 tackles, 4 clearances, 3 Inside 50’s, 2 Rebound 50’s, kicked a goal and gave Luey the goal assist to tie the game, which netted him 118 Supercoach Points. Allister Lynch thinks with the addition of Robinson and Beams, Rockliff could find himself being moved forwards again like in the Voss years, which Jono Brown agreed with. Could spell a bit of trouble for him repeating last year’s scores.
  • Daniel Rich (MID, $348,300) – Played again across half back and had 6 rebound 50’s, along with 23 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 105 Supercoach Points. Looks to be a very solid pick for his price, especially if he continues the same role in the real stuff. With Hanley not looking to return until the bye rounds (though Hanley said on commentary he is aiming for a Round 8 return) he should continue to put up points and make some cash.
  • Nick Malceski (DEF, $566,600) – Worked OK across half back and in the middle and had 27 disposals, 4 marks, 4 clearances, 3 Inside 50’s and 5 Rebound 50’s for 108 Supercoach Points. You get what you pay for, he’s the most expensive defender this year, but he looks like he could be a solid 100 point scorer.

Other Notes

  • Adam Saad (DEF, $102,400) – Has an extra gear on him that serves him well down back and allows him to burn off defenders after him. Ended up with 15 disposals, 3 tackles, 2 clearances, 3 Inside 50’s and 3 Rebound 50’s. Copped a shin to the side of the head/ear in a tackling contest. Looked in pain, but came off without any help, so I don’t think there will be any concussion concerns.
  • Zac Smith (RUC, $409,600) – Led the ruck work for the Suns and was very solid. Had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 27 hitouts. Has had an injured interrupted career and has never averaged over 78 Supercoach Points for a season, but if you need a cheaper option he’s looking like he’ll at least be getting game time this year.
  • Stefan Martin (RUC, $600,200) – Split the ruck work with Leuy and spent time up forward where he kicked a goal. Finished with 22 hitouts, along with 22 disposals and 6 marks. With that sort of 50/50 workload you’d probably be crazy to spend 600K on him, he’ll likely be gettable for less during the year.
  • Matthew Leuenberger (RUC, $358,000) – Was doing the 50/50 ruck work/forward work with Stef Martin. Had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 18 hitouts, along with 2 goals, one of which was the score tying goal with 20 seconds left. Ended the game on 97 Supercoach Points. The Lions have a very young KP core, so I imagine they’ll stick with the Leuy/Martin combo, which will eat into both of their scores.
  • Touk Miller (MID, $117,300) – Quick and is a very good tackler. Didn’t rack up a ton of possessions, only getting the 13, but he was solid and also had 1 goal, 6 tackles and 4 Inside 50’s and ended with 78 Supercoach Points. We’d take that sort of score from a 117K rookie mid. Eade said at the start of the game that he’ll be in the mix for a Round 1 birth, but the question will probably be how many games he will get once Ablett and O’Meara are at full strength.
  • Dayne Zorko (MID/FWD, $531,900) – Average game for Zorko, who had 19 possessions and a DE of only 47%, along with 3 clearances and 6 tackles. Spent the first half forward and moved into the midfield at times, he is still worth the $ in the forward line.
  • Daniel Gorringe (RUC, $279,900) – Looks to get games early up forward, with the Suns tall stocks depleted through injury at the moment. Kicked 1.1, but dropped a sitter from about 30m out and missed another easy goal. Probably should have kicked 4 for the game. Like Touk Miller, his biggest issue at the moment is how many games he will get once the injured players return.

And that’s it from me, folks. What did you guys think of tonights game and are you looking at anyone from the Lions or the Suns to lock into your Supercoach sides?

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69 Comments

john · 21/03/2015 at 00:09

what do you reckon of allen christen?

    @BarronVonCrow · 21/03/2015 at 00:29

    He was OK, but didn't really look to get much of a midfield run. If he doesn't get that, then there's probably better options.

RobDog · 21/03/2015 at 00:14

Thanks Baron, go the Crows!

Redden was looking good, but seemed to go missing in the second half. KK now a lock for me. Leaning towards Touk too.

    @BarronVonCrow · 21/03/2015 at 00:30

    Cheers, RobDog. Got the Crowies!

    He did look quite good, and I was impressed with Thumper too. Might be considering him now.

The Superest Coach · 21/03/2015 at 00:15

Tossing up between Miller, Boekhurst, Heeney and Vandenberg for two mid rookie spots. What do you guys think???

    harry · 21/03/2015 at 00:18

    1. vandenberg
    equal 2. boekhorst / miller
    3. heeney

      @BarronVonCrow · 21/03/2015 at 00:30

      Probably what i'd go for too, harry.

    Booma · 21/03/2015 at 00:18

    Don’t like Touk JS once GC field a full squad. Saad is a lock & would be happy to start him at D6.

    Beast · 21/03/2015 at 00:28

    Vandenberg – Ellis Yolman.

Booma · 21/03/2015 at 00:16

Really liked Bennells game tonight, was surprised that he only went at 47% DE though it looked to be high than that. Nice POD with most ppl going with Martin & Bartel instead.

    @BarronVonCrow · 21/03/2015 at 00:31

    Yea, reckon he will be a very nice POD. Hopefully he can stay consistent through the entire year.

Jayden · 21/03/2015 at 00:18

How long is o’meara is ment to be out?

KK or thumper as we call him could be a very good option
Miller and saad look good rookie options

Also Tom Rockliff score was a bit more heavily scaled up for that assist at the end of the game

    @BarronVonCrow · 21/03/2015 at 00:31

    Not sure yet, Jayden. Eade says they'll likely hold him out for Round 1, but haven't heard if it'll be any longer than that.

Banger · 21/03/2015 at 00:23

Great work. Really like Beams this year. Also slight typo Martin had 22 touches not 15.

    @BarronVonCrow · 21/03/2015 at 00:28

    You're right Banger, I mis-read the column and put down his kicks instead of total touches. My bad!

@BarronVonCrow · 21/03/2015 at 00:27

Supercoach scores!

125 David Swallow
123 Harley Bennell
119 Tom Rockliff
111 Dayne Beams
108 Stefan Martin
105 Daniel Rich
101 Nick Malceski
96 Matthew Leuenberger
95 Dion Prestia
94 Daniel Merrett
93 Dayne Zorko
92 Jack Redden
90 Justin Clarke
83 Matt Shaw
79 Kade Kolodjashnij
77 Touk Miller
77 Mitch Hallahan
73 Jed Adcock
73 Brandon Matera
71 Rohan Bewick
70 James Aish
69 Trent McKenzie
69 Zac Smith
67 Ryan Lester
66 Jarrod Harbrow
65 Luke Russell
62 Rory Thompson
61 Adam Saad
60 Greg Broughton
60 Lewis Taylor
59 Allen Christensen
57 Steven May
57 Jaden McGrath
55 Michael Rischitelli
54 Claye Beams
52 Marco Paparone
51 Seb Tape
50 Mitch Robinson
49 Tom Nicholls
45 Daniel McStay
38 Aaron Hall
37 Daniel Gorringe
37 Michael Close
35 Josh Green
35 Jarrod Garlett
28 Alex Sexton
17 Darcy Gardiner
4 Liam Dawson

    Jayden · 21/03/2015 at 00:34

    Wow how did Prestia only get 95

    @TylerCArmstrong · 21/03/2015 at 10:11

    Massive surprise Adcock and KK only got scores of 73 and 79. disappointing.

Bek · 21/03/2015 at 01:09

Currently have Hallahan in my side, loved him at the Hawks!! What are your thoughts?

Jayden · 21/03/2015 at 01:49

Trying to generate some cash to get a decent player at D5 got 2 combos I could do

First one

Mummy to nicnat = +$125,400

Option 2

Gray to Deledio or anyone else = $43,300+

Cripps to rookie under $129,200 = $ +82,200

= $125,500

    Jayden · 21/03/2015 at 01:52

    Or I could also drop Neale to rich = $120,600
    And move some rookies to make up the rest

      Doc2Drej · 21/03/2015 at 08:19

      Neale to rich mate

throttlefinger · 21/03/2015 at 02:31

Really liked the look of Adcock. Could be worth a roll of the dice as D2.

Top notch review as always, Barron.

    Jayden · 21/03/2015 at 03:00

    Would rather put him at D3

      throttlefinger · 21/03/2015 at 03:12

      So would I. Not looking like it will happen. Newnes' spot.

Ddog destroyer · 21/03/2015 at 06:13

jack Martin missing? Thoughts… Is hallahan worth a punt?

    throttlefinger · 21/03/2015 at 06:49

    Hallahan looks strong but, man, that price is very awkward. If same price as Newton, it would be a no brainer.

Kony Liberatore · 21/03/2015 at 08:09

What kind of role did Harbrow play? Seriously looking at him as D4. Back under Rocket has sparked my interest.

    SteelTubes · 21/03/2016 at 21:43

    Keep Up brothers….:)

nathan · 21/03/2015 at 08:11

Which rookies are likely to be elevated before the season begins?

Ive had Vandenberg and lambert all summer kike most but will saad and krak get the call up and see games early?

    Doc2Drej · 21/03/2015 at 08:17

    Wouldn’t it be good if all four were elevated!

      nathan · 21/03/2015 at 08:49

      Heres to the dream

Twix · 21/03/2015 at 08:17

Hi guys, first time post

Didn’t watch, so could anyone tell me how Hallahan, Rich, Jack Martin, Adcock, Saad, Bewick, Rockliff, Kk and Beams went? Any of them (or any other player who played) worth selecting?

Cheers

    Tom · 21/03/2015 at 09:41

    Try reading the article mate, there are reports on most of those guys.

      Tyler · 21/03/2015 at 10:11

      Exactly^

TJM · 21/03/2015 at 10:19

Any more news on when Ablett will return? I'm struggling to click the trade button on him.

    I N Pieman · 21/03/2015 at 11:05

    By the sounds of things TJ he’s going to be under done for round one. If he’s plays that game. I’m planning to start without him now & hatch a plot to get him around round 5-6 if he’s going well.

      Marco_Polo94 · 21/03/2015 at 11:33

      How do you intend to bring him him that early? Are you leaving money in the bank or selecting an under priced premium and jumping to ablett? I'm a bit lost with how I'm going to get the funds early enough.

Brendan · 21/03/2015 at 10:46

Great write-up Barron.
Who is the best defender in the 200-300k range?
Would love your thoughts community

    richard · 21/03/2015 at 10:54

    I see it as a battle of 3 at present. jaksch, hunt, smedts. I like them in that order. I think jaksch will be a defensive floater and take intercept marks. More scores per possession. Enough to grow in price and then upgrade.

      KJU FC · 21/03/2015 at 10:58

      Saw an article saying Suban may become the new tagger so I wouldnt rule out Clancee Pearce just yet. Goodes could also be a good option if he gets promoted off the rookie list as well.

jmy7 · 21/03/2015 at 11:05

so, how deep are peoples defence going now?? for me KK is at d5

    LEKD0G · 21/03/2015 at 12:04

    Jaksch at d4

    Marco_Polo94 · 21/03/2015 at 12:20

    Pearce at D4

    Scott · 21/03/2015 at 13:26

    Lumumba at d4

      Derek · 21/03/2015 at 15:07

      Pesrce at D6. No rookies

    Jimmy Joe · 21/03/2015 at 21:43

    KK d4. Still struggling with my overall structure as I consider the keep vs. drop Ablett debate.

Marco_Polo94 · 21/03/2015 at 11:39

Bennell or McCarthy…? Both shown great nab form. Will have to wait for GWS last game to confirm but i have this feeling about both of them. Can only afford one of them for my F3 or F4 slot. Money gained would allow me to have a stronger D4 position.

TJM · 21/03/2015 at 11:44

Since people aren't starting with Gaz, are you trading him straight to Fyfe/Rocky/Pendles types or are you trading him to someone like Swallow, leaving some extra dosh in the bank and waiting for his return. What I'm saying is, should I trade him to a Ultra Premo, or trade him to a lower priced premo and save some cash in the bank to get him in when he returns.

    LEKD0G · 21/03/2015 at 12:05

    I'm thinking of going down to a Priddis type player and upgrading slightly somewhere else

      Dee · 21/03/2015 at 14:32

      how are you planning on getting Gazza? It would be after the bye rounds won't it?

        LEKD0G · 21/03/2015 at 15:05

        Newton and Cripps need to average 60 to hit 300k each pretty quickly, if they average above that I'll use them to downgrade to a bubble rookie and upgrade to gazza (at this stage that's my plan but i may end up just picking him)

Paul · 21/03/2015 at 12:24

Newton or Vandenberg

    Luke · 21/03/2015 at 22:05

    Both

Scott · 21/03/2015 at 12:29

This is my team feedback would be appreciated!
Backs: Shaw, Gibson, newnes, lumumba, edwardes, goddard (vojo rainbow, saad)
Mids: pendlebury, fyfe,selwood, kennedy, dangerfield, rich, heeney, vandenberg (lambert, steele, ellis yolmen)
Rucks: goldstein, naitanui ( cox)
Forwards: gray, goddard, martin, salem, clark, hogan (daniel, krakour) please let me know what yous think thankyou ! 🙂

    TJM · 21/03/2015 at 12:47

    there is a team article, please post your team there… People don't want to see teams on these articles. Nice team but though.

      Scott · 21/03/2015 at 13:02

      Oh sorry bud didnt know thankyou !!

Bellybuttonfluff · 21/03/2015 at 12:48

Last position until night b4 game emergency panick changes 🙂 going for lycett in forward ( gives me swing also) or bontipelli who I think may be a pod breakout. ???

    Bellybuttonfluff · 21/03/2015 at 12:51

    I guess I want lycett to be getting 90+ though with cox gone?

jimmpooooo · 21/03/2015 at 12:53

Rocky..
Is he going to get 120 avg. this season?

    TJM · 21/03/2015 at 13:00

    no, not with the inclusions of Rich, Beams, Bundy and Robinson. I wouldn't be surprised if Rocky spent a little more time up forward

      jakeAFLGOD · 21/03/2015 at 15:37

      Rich, KPB ,Adcock – HB
      Beams, Rockliff, Redden – MIDS
      Hanley, Christensen – WINGS
      Zorko, KPF , Robinson – HFS

      Rocky stays in mids for me.

Huggy · 21/03/2015 at 13:06

What do we reckon folks : Adock, Lumumba, Haynes or KK for D3

    Knyvett · 21/03/2015 at 13:30

    I've gone for Lumumba at D3 and KK at D4

Dee · 21/03/2015 at 13:56

people getting sucked in with Lumamba….. BURNMAN 2015

Dee · 21/03/2015 at 14:40

Jed Adcock or K. Simpson? Who will have a higher average at seasons end? Thanks….

    Derek · 21/03/2015 at 15:10

    Simpson, but that is why he is more expensive

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