Patch’s Panic Room – Round 13
I tweeted this last weekend and it is just as true now with me fumbling through trades as it was peeking at my score last weekend.
I didn’t have too bad a week score-wise, but plenty did. Few scraped 1800. Many passed the 1700 mark. Some missed 1600. I won’t lie to you community, this is up there with Round 23 2014 – the round of death where all our premiums pulled out – as the worst Supercoach round I have seen.
I take some of the blame. I said we had been spared. I was wrong. The Supercoach Gods did not take lightly to being challenged. I apologise. I will not challenge them this week.
*first, to our eye in the sky on #GazWatch*
Gary Ablett, our Lord and Saviour, will not return this weekend, despite apparently training the house down. He has retreated to his den of scented candles and ancient scriptures to relearn the Ways of the Football.
Kane Lambert – the Lamb of God – has returned to us. For those of us who held him, for all these rounds, there is a just reward. However, Hugh Goddard STILL HASN’T BEEN PICKED. [muffled screaming]
Dayne Beams is clear of any injury to his shoulder this week and is fine to play for Brisbane. If he missed, I was going to hurt someone.
Bad news for Essendon, as Travis Colyer and Tom Bellchambers are out for the season and 10 weeks respectively. While Colyer isn’t Supercoach relevant himself, the hole he leaves may have to be filled by Shawn Edwards, increasing his job security. Tom Potato – hang on, I seem to have misspelled Bellchambers there… oh well) now must leave your teams. Bid him farewell.
Speaking of Essendon, Shaun McKernan has been elevated off the rookie list and is straight into the Bomber’s side. Keep an eye on him, this kid has been averaging 120 in the VFL. While the AFL is a huge step up, he might make decent coverage.
Furthermore, both Orazio Fantasia and Paul Chapman have groin complaints and will miss, while Hirdy dropped Ben Howlett, leaving a hole in my draft side. Thanks Hirdy.
Collingwood speedster Ben Kennedy has been dropped from the side this week.
Despite spending a week trudging through the wilderness to find Josh Glenn, he is still evading the Gold Coast spotters out on the surf coast. Admittedly, the spotters are all drunk because the second I let them out of my sight they cover themselves in alcohol, so Glenn could be at home watching Netflix and eating Nachos and no-one would be the wiser. Actually, I sent Clay Cameron to Glenn’s house and now he’s been dropped… hmmm…
Geelong ruckmen Mitch Clark and Rhys Stanley will continue to miss. Obviously, they have their bye, but Clark is listed at two weeks away, while Stanley will miss the season after playing the game of his life against Port.
Finally, Grant Birchall is back, for the few that have him and have held him.
Max Gawn? I pulled him up two weeks ago. I looked at him and I said, “maybe this kid can do something.” He did 146 somethings on the weekend against Geelong and boy did he look like the real deal. But he hasn’t played a decent ruckman. He hasn’t struggled. He will have bad games. But he might do what he did against Geelong again. I will wait until next week to make a final verdict, but tackles, contested marks and hitouts are combining well. But wait on him.
231 – G. Ablett
183 – S. Sidebottom
171 – I. Maric
169 – J. Lewis
168 – R. Gray
153 – P. Dangerfield
DAN’S (because I’m sick of Google Dan Akyroyd’s name every. single. week.)
-40 – A. Boston
-39 – E. Kavanagh
-31 – H. Beasley
-17 – A. Neal-Bullen
-16 – T. McLean
-6 – Dylan Buckley
THE ROOKIE RUMBLE
Godspeed, community. At least it can’t be worse than last wee-
I mean, let’s hope we have a good week this week, and hope the supercoach gods don’t smite me. Please. please… please…
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