NAB ANALYSIS: Richmond v Port Adelaide
The CoachKings juggernaut landed with a resounding BANG in Melbourne and Adelaide last night.
The exclusive CoachKings product launch events featuring the Richmond v Port Adelaide game were an absolute raging success . Have never been prouder of our community. For the first time in our nation live game-by-game fantasy footy hit the pub scene.
This was a launch to show venues the sheer magnitude of what we’re rolling out.. but rest assured the time for all of you to have a crack is nigh.
Your mates. At the pub. Competing in live game by game Jock Reynolds CoachKings fantasy footy. Click here to find your closest venue and get aroused! Also pump your email address into the form at the end of the article to get yourself schooled up and ready.
Before I rip into the game analysis – here are some pics of a memorable evening;
As much as I’m frothing at the chops at our CoachKings revolution.. we have a long form Supercoach & AFL Fantasy season to prepare for.. and last night was significant for a number of reasons;
Richmond v Port Adelaide Supercoach Analysis:
I’ll just pick out a few key performances from each team folks –
Matthew Lobbe (RUC $389,500) probably needs to be taken out to the Ken’s back paddock to be put to sleep. If he wasn’t already scratched off your radar after The Gawn Massacre.. it’s time to absolutely scratch him off now. Looks out of the contest and sadly not up to the job as the #1 ruckman. You know I’m carrying on a bit. He actually had 12 effective hitouts which is nothing to sneeze at for 73 Supercoach points. But look at what he was up against with Maric out for Richmond.. not convincing.
Sam Gray (MID/FWD, $480,800) 118 Supercoach points and looks set to take part in the midfield mix at Port this season. The one thing I’m worried about is Polec, and Brendan Ah Chee (MIS $334,100) is also staking a claim for a spot in the guts after his 24 possession 107 Supercoach point performance. He’ll come back in for round 1 and might just push Sam back up forward. There’s also the fact he’s not exactly midpriced. Should be considered but personally I don’t like him at this price. 28 disposals, 8 clearances and a goal. Looks a real long term prospect now at Port.
Ollie Wines (MID, $525,100) had stuffed 72 Supercoach points into his back pocket by half time to finish with 104. This kid with the best thighs in the business is SPECIAL. As hard with the contested ball as I’ve come across for his age. He seemed to cramp up a bit in the back half which could just be an indication of his match fitness at this stage of his preparation.. but for me Quadzilla is back front and centre as a selection option after his ordinary NAB 1. Love this kid.
Brett Deledio (FWD $608,800) Only played the one half on his return from dramas with his leg. 60 Supercoach points and certainly appeared to move well. I absolutely will not select him in my starting Supercoach squad this year.. he’ll have a nice price drop and looks an ideal pickup around round 8 when his price dips, and he has the condition to approach peak form. Promising signs last night for Brett.
Connor Menadue (FWD/MID $155,400) had it 14 times and played 86% game time. 65 Supercoach points but importantly looks a real part of the best 22. High probability to run out Thursday week against Carlton based on what I’ve seen this preseason.
Chopsticks Martin (FWD/MID $569,300) had a shocker. 35 Supercoach points, 16 disposals but 7 of the bastards were clangers. He has a lot on him mind at the minute with his old Dad in a bit of strife. May have sown the first seeds of doubt for many of us around has status as a lock. Still in my team.
Of course Richmond were smashed by injury as well. Shane Edwards, Reece Conca, Shaun Grigg, Jacob Townsend all stuffed. Sad for the kids, especially feel for Conca who really needed to stay fit to get himself back in the midfield mix at Richmond. Hampson looked a bit sore as well.
What did you take out of the game community?