RD9: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.
Heath Shaw and Todd Goldstein, you magnificent bastards.
Monster performances by this pair helped rescue many SuperCoach sides on the weekend, and those who had Goldy in CoachKings were also reaping the rewards.
In many ways, it was a round of different parallels for our sides. Massive scores from Shaw and Goldstein provided many teams with a significant boost, but there were also plenty of ordinary performances as well.
Those smart enough to stick the VC or C on Goldy or Heater benefited greatly. Others who backed Patrick Dangerfield or Max Gawn for double points fell back to the pack.
Because of another torrid run of non-selections on Thursday, many were again forced to go in with considerably weaker sides. This made the captaincy selection all the more crucial. Some got it right, while others failed miserably.
But we live and we learn. And speaking of extracting knowledge, it was great to see our fearless trailblazer Jock Reynolds learning off some of the world’s great leaders after entertaining them in his bungalow over the weekend.
Going off here in the bungalow – Barack reckons the Pies are back! pic.twitter.com/Kq037NaeLp
— Jock Reynolds (@jock_reynolds) May 21, 2016
And CoachKings history was made over the weekend – for the first time a member of the fairer sex has taken home the weekly $1000. Not only did Sarah take home the bikkies from her home base at The Morphett Arms.. she’s fair dinkum smashed the world record CoachKings score out of the park
Heath Shaw (203 SC)
Like the Cookie Monster is addicted to cookies, Heater just loves the feel of the ball connecting with his boot. Watching Heath kick the pigskin over and over and over again had me making ‘num num num’ sounds! Had it 38 times, 36 of these by foot. The distributer of the Giants side, they look to him all the time to set up play from half back. A legitimate captaincy option if he can keep his current form.
Todd Goldstein (173 SC)
Back with a bang and hats off to those who had this man as their captain or loop-holed him with the VC. Goldy owners have already experienced his one shit score for the season, so now all that’s left to do is sit back and let the good times roll. Here’s to hoping for a double ton in the next couple of weeks. I reckon it’s on the radar.
Dustin Martin (133 SC)
The man with the AFL’s worst haircut has been hitting some pristine form in the past couple of weeks. In the scheme of things even his early season form was not that bad. Every season we seem to be waiting for him to break out into ultra-premium status. If he keeps this sort of touch up, who knows, this might finally be the year.Honourable mentions: Jack Steven (145 SC), Jack Ziebell (144 SC), Trent Cotchin (140 SC), Scott Pendlebury (140 SC), Lachie Neale (137 SC), Sam Docherty (135 SC), Tom Lynch (133 SC), Steele Sidebottom (128 SC).
Patrick Dangerfield (86 SC)
He’s been so good this season so it seemed natural to just throw the C on him and not worry about anything else. 86 really isn’t that bad a score but to those who had him as captain, particularly given Goldy’s brilliance, it hurt a lot.
Max “MCG” Gawn (63 SC)
Max’s poor form appears to be an MCG-related issue. The statistics throughout his career show he averages significantly higher at all grounds away from the home of football. Is averaging 92 there this season compared to 147 away from the G. Like kryptonite to superman, big Maxy must find a way to overcome this vice if he is to challenge for the number one ruck mantle.
Honourable mentions: Matt Dea (123 SC), Robbie Gray (120 SC), Chad Wingard (107 SC), Sam Kerridge (105 SC), Mitch Brown (81 SC).
Christian Petracca (105 SC)
The most reliable rookie option to play on your field. Very impressive game against Brisbane. Love his attack on the ball. It won’t be long before this kid is a must-have premo in a year or two.
George Hewett (87 SC)
Those who played him on their fields due to carnage elsewhere would have been very pleased with this young man’s output. Came good in our time of need. Excellent, George.
Ryan Davis (66 SC)
Considering his previous performances, this was a pretty solid outing from Davis. Particularly considering his side were absolutely slaughtered by Adelaide. Has showed very good NEFL form and with Gold Coast’s injury crises should get plenty more game time. Still has some money to be made yet.
Ciaran Byrne (109 SC), Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti ( SC), Clayton Oliver (76 SC), Jacob Hopper (70 SC), Josh Smith (67 SC), Michael Hartley (61 SC), Mason Cox (62 SC), Rhys Mathieson (53 SC), Ben Keays (51).
Ross “Tank” Lyon
Ross, you’re an absolute disgrace. After Michael Barlow’s second monster WAFL performance in a row, it defies believe that Lyon would keep him out of the side, particularly with Freo’s struggles. Barlow had 44 touches for 200 Supercoach points for Peel on Saturday. If Michael can’t get a game this week, than the Dockers are clearly tanking. Another non-selection will have many coaches, myself including, calling for Lyon’s head.
Darcy “Impeccable timing” MacPherson (44 SC)
Was looking good before a nasty knee injury forced him from the ground in the second quarter. Many who traded him in will be highly irritated, given he is now set for extended period on the sidelines.
Darcy “Battler” Byrne-Jones (57 SC)
Another who was struck down with injury, but to the kid’s credit he battled on bravely. Appeared to jar his leg and hurt his ankle but the injury is not as bad as MacPhersons. Wait and see whether he plays this week but he is certainly under a cloud. However, he has provided his owners with some good service and probably should be traded if he misses games.Honourable mentions: Tommy Sheridan (56 SC), Darcy Parish (48 SC), Connor Menadue (46 SC), Ben Crocker (29 SC).
Over to you Community, who were your Heroes and Villains from this round?
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