Bloody tough round this weekend, Community.
Low scores were the flavour of the month and plenty of blokes simply spudded it up. It proved difficult viewing on many occasions.
But where there was failure, there was equally a group of blokes who rose from the ashes of the Phoenix to prove themselves as champions of Fantasy football.
CoachKings venues across Victoria and South Australia were abuzz as many enjoyed the in venue experience of this exciting new format for the first time.
Some lucky punters were also privileged enough to play the game with some members of the JR inner sanctum including the charismatic Higgo. CoachKings rolled out to 10 venues over the weekend.. but brace yourself.. it hits 24 venues this weekend!
— Peter Higginbotham (@PeterHiggo) April 1, 2016
Frankston United takes out the Doyles Bridge Hotel Contest:
— Jock Reynolds (@jock_reynolds) April 1, 2016
Zack Merritt (131 SC)
The boy can play. I had concerns about how he would go in an Essendon team that will struggle all season, but he seems to have well and truly answered my question. The number one man now for the Bombers and looks set for a big year.
Josh Gibson (187 SC)
He’s such a tease, is Gibbo. Don’t expect these sorts of scores from him every week. I started with him last season and he was good, without being a standout. Buyer beware.
Aaron Hall (124 SC)
Feeding off the aura of his best mate Bald Jesus in the middle, Hall seems to have also ascended his own game to Godlike levels. A must have in the forward line.
Gazza (120 SC)
Hasn’t showed any signs of slowing down yet and looks an astute pick for those who started with him.
Luke Parker (116 SC)
Can he keep this up? He looks a good pick but I have my doubts as to whether he will be a top eight midfielder come season’s end. In ripping form at the moment, however.
JayJo (123 SC)
Looks to have silenced the doubters. Shaping as a genuine premo defender.
Rory Laird (127 SC)
Found plenty of it on Saturday. Was one of Crows’ best in a huge win. Another inform defender, get him in your side.
Robbie Gray (129 SC)
This bloke is an absolute wizard. Hunts the ball, uses it well and is very nimble and agile. 37 touches. Looks a certain keeper in the midfield.
Marcus Adams (135 SC)
Where have the Bulldogs plucked this kid from? He looks at home at AFL level after just two games and looms as a star for the future. At bargain basement price and a DEF FWD, don’t hesitate to start him on your field.
Tom Papley (109 SC)
Like Adams, this young man has come from nowwhere and smahed out two tons on the trot. At 110K and on the bubble, make sure you get him in this week.
Sam Kerridge (106 SC)
Has been exactly what we thought he would be. Solid and reliable.
Ben Kennedy (105 SC)
Two tons in two weeks from Kennedy, proving a good pick up for those who started with him.
Teen Wolf Fyfe (157)
It must have been a full moon in Perth on Saturday night because the Teen Wolf was back with a vengeance. Hungry, competitive and dynamic, he was unfortunately unable to lift his teammates to the same level. Had it 34 times, with three goals. Majestic.
Toby Greene (120 SC)
Needed a big hundred to stay in my side and provided the goods. What a turnaround. Looked all but gone on Thursday when it was confirmed he was training with the GWS reserves side. But rebounded nicely on Sunday.
Chopsticks Martin (132 SC)
Was back to his best, pulling out vintage Dusty don’t argues left, right and centre on Friday night. Will be in the top six forwards by the end of the year, without a doubt.
Incredible CoachKings scenes on Friday night:
The One Hit Wonders
Patrick Dangerfield (77 SC)
Wowed everyone in the Community with his stunning display last weekend, leading many, including me, to stick the big C on him given the lack of loop hole options. Was a huge let down. Still expecting big things from him this season, however.
Matt Priddis (79 SC)
Loves smashing the weak teams, but when the pressure is on against class opposition, the big Prid seems to struggle a little more. Was never allowed to find space, meaning his efficiency was well down on his average.
Sam Gray (57 SC)
Looked very good last week to post a solid ton, but sadly, like his side, were just not up to it this week. Got a bit of the ball, but butchered it alot.
Max Gawn (85 SC)
We must hold Max for now, but the behemoth hasn’t quite had the massive start we were all hoping for. Scores of 95 and 85 over consecutive matches are solid, but we need more from the great bearded one. Should go big in the coming weeks.
Brad Crouch (83 SC)
Two superawkward scores of 72 and 83 to start things off. Looked better on the weekend and seems to be finding the footy more and he works to peak fitness. I think he will get better as the season progresses.
Jordan DeGoey (50 SC)
Many took the punt, and it has not paid off as yet. Was expected to get more midfield time with Swan and Sidebottom out, but still only managed a mediore 50 SC in Collingwood’s unlikely win. A tricky one after a halfdecent score of 80odd in round one.
— Peter Higginbotham (@PeterHiggo) April 1, 2016
Tom Rockliff (48 SC)
Sat out the last portion of the match with an injury, but hardly set the world on fire before this anyway. Was bloody disgraceful actually. Will need to make a remarkable recovery to avoid being ragetraded by many in the Community.
Michael Barlow (60 SC)
Was rubbish last year but we all got sucked in after he gained forward status and Ross claimed he would spend more time in the middle. Well, Ross is clearly delusional. Little midfield time and when he does get the ball he prides himself on butchering it straight to the opposition. Will he improve when Freo does, but when will that be?
Heath Shaw (74 SC)
Carn, Heath. You’re better than this. Stunk it up in round one and let us down again with a mediocre 70odd to go with his 87 last week. Hold, though. Still a keeper and lockin for top six defender for the season.
Daniel Rich (38 SC)
What the actual f***, Daniel? Tagged by Jacobs for much of the day, was completely taken out of the game. Decided to pull the pin at threequartertime claiming hamstring tightness. Weak as piss. As an owner, absolutely furious does not even describe it…