Community, Let us stop what we are doing and have a minute silence. It is time to mourn. The greatest podcast in the history of mankind has hung up the boots and we’re all reeling.
It’s just not fair! Why does life have to get in the road? I know Jock, Crouching and Higgo love SuperCoach; but sometimes SuperCoach must take a back seat. From myself and all of the Jock Reynolds Community – Thank you!
Thank you for the weekly laughs, the tantrums, the arguing and the singing.
Thank you for the Payanmanese stories and the adventures of finding Higgo some crumpet.
It’s times like these where we must pull together. Let us pool our resources, our knowledge and our love. Let us find a way to get the glorious podcast going again.
Please Jock, Crouching & Higgo; tell us what we can do to keep the wondrous gift you gave us alive!
I’m sorry Community, I digress…
Most coaches should be full premium this week, although there are some that have been hit by injury (Sloane) or suspension (Martin, Buddy) and are in need of a relatively cheap pick-up.
Most coaches that don’t have JPK would most likely swap Sloane for JPK. But for those of you that either have him or don’t want him. Michael Hibberd fits.
Providing you have a DPP defender, you could make money by going Sloane to Hibberd. Yes, Hibberd isn’t a 110+ averaging super-premium. I’m not sure about you, but I’m getting low on trades and low on cash. Some coaches could be caught in a bad place and be unable to afford anyone of significance.
For a defender – Hibberd has some solid history on his side with his past 2 years yielding 90+ SC averages (91.4 in 2014, 95.9 in 2013).
In 2015, Hibberd has been a bit up-and-down with his score output – put part to Essendon having been ordinary as a team this year. He has broken the ton twice and had 2 stinkers. Hibberd’s average for 2015 is 82.5 (value of $480,600) – if we remove his two tons (100 & 116) and his two stinkers (41 & 59), his average would be 84.3 ($452,800). I feel this is a more accurate gauge of Hibberds’ worth as a defender.
Taking Hibberds’ match results into consideration; he is faring slightly better in Losses (in terms of SC) – 81.3 SC in wins, 83.1 in losses. Other than marks and inside 50’s – Hibberd seems to have similar impact in both wins and losses (in terms of general match statistics).
See his 2015 Stats below:
We want consistency from our players, and Hibberd has previously been consistent. In 2014, Hibberd played 18 games (4 missed to ankle and quad injuries) – of those 18 games; all bar 4 games he achieved a score between 83 and 112. Hibberd cracked a ton 5 times, and he had 3 sub 80 scores.
See his 2014 Stats:
Taking into consideration Hibberds’ current price ($443,400), his 3 (92.7) and 5 (94.4) game SC average, and his past consistency; he is priced slightly unders for mine.
I don’t mind an 80-85 averaging defender at D5-6, so I got on Hibberd after round 8.