Lekdog’s Check In – Captains
Look community I’m gonna be honest with you, this round has been rough. Not just because I’ll have a terrible score but also because I witnessed the great CJ crumble before my very eyes…I’m writing this through a few tears I can admit.
Now in my emotional state I don’t think I can logically pen a lengthy piece of writing containing all of the wisdoms you desire, or deserve. But I will do what I can…
So in my observations of this season I’ve seen some things and I think I’ve seen enough to make some bold calls.
Looking at the Supercoach scores from this year I can see a couple of trends. I believe (and I’m sure I’ll be corrected) that blowout games (31+ point wins) are bd for Supercoach captains. It looks like points are being spread out far more in blowouts and in particular our midfields aren’t scoring as well, we are getting maybe five 100-110 scores rather than one or two 140+ scores. The exception seems to be key position players like Buddy or JJK.
In close matches however (30 points and less), we are finding some massive scores. Dangerfield, Higgins, Goldstein and Mumford are just some examples from this round. It seems that close matches are creating more critical possessions and moments late in the game which really helps with the weighting of points.
What I’m trying to say is that when looking for a Supercoach captain we should look to competitive games rather than potential blowouts, or just pick Nat Fyfe every week #FyfeIsLife.