THE PANIC ROOM – Round 12
That was unexpected.
From an underperforming premo to dropped in the blink of an eye, Aaron Hall has come down with a case of I-Accidentally-Shagged-The-Coach’s-Wife-itis.
This disease has plagued the competition this year, with high-profile names in Michael Barlow and Travis Cloke, who has had a relapse after showing positive signs of recovery.
Bloody terrible to see one so young struck down so soon. We can only wish Aaron the best as he battles this debilitating disease.
BUT – as much as I love a good gag (and, now I mention it, a terrible one), disease is firmly in the spotlight this week as the Freeze at the G is happening Monday.
As well as the pure joy of seeing Eddie McGuire and David Koch jumping into freezing water, the thing is helping Essendon legend and former Demons coach Neale Daniher fight motor neuron disease – not for himself but for everyone blighted by it.
I try not to keep it too serious here on the panic room, but if you’ve got a few bucks, consider chucking it in the kitty for them.
If for nothing else, our Supercoach sides could do with the karma.
Aaron Hall has been dropped. He’s had a disappointing few weeks, and there is a compelling argument to trade him out, especially as he hasn’t cracked the ton since round 4 and has a three round average of 68.
— Fantasy Freako (@FantasyFreako) June 7, 2016
Hopefully Rocket is shoving a rocket up his bum to get him into form, and for that reason I will hold, but jeez it’s an inconvenient time to be trading, innit?
As expected, Anthony McDonald-Tipungwuti has been rested this week against the Hawks, which I’m shattered about because he would have made tonight’s game much more entertaining to watch. Nonetheless, he’s got a breakeven of nearly 70 now, so you’d be entitled to move the excitement machine on.
Nicholas Naitanui was seen in a moon boot at the end of last weekend and has been named to play. However, with a dicky achilles and a bad history with injury you reckon the Weagles might rest him against the Crows.
Todd Goldstein has been named, thank the lord, and Majak Daw, who some were looking to bring in after two impressive scores, makes way.
Jock’s beloved Saints, beleagued with injury, have recalled bubble boy Tom Lee to the side. With Hugh Goddard out for the year and Sean Dempster missing, Lee’s job security is now looking very solid. With two scores of 62 and 71, he hasn’t set the world on fire but has been more serviceable than some.
Adelaide rookie Wayne Milera has been dropped, as has Travis Cloke. If you’ve been replaced at centre half forward by Jesse White, you know you’re out of form. Sorry Travis.
Jackson Paine is also out with a foot problem for those of you who brought him in.
Jack Viney has outfoxed all of us by returning a week into a month-long layoff with a hand injury. Maybe he re-watched the footage and thought the jumper punches weren’t much chop and he was actually better now.
Curious George Hewett got too curious last week and got too curious. He will miss with concussion and its time to move him on. Hawthorn stalwart Sam Mitchell will sit out of tonight’s walloping of the Dons as he’s Very Tired and needs to let someone else have some fun.
That someone is Will Langford, but will also give more time rookie Kade Stewart, who looked good last weekend.
THE PATCH UP
This segment has now been properly renamed to suit my terrible penchant for puns. Once again I’m pressed for time this week, community, so I’ll keep it brief. Hold trades if you can. Take some time to go over your bye plan, who you want to target, when you’ll go after them, how many trades you’ll use. Stick to the plan. Let us know your plan, too! Stick it in the comments, let me know what you’re doing! Oh, and keep it out of reach of small children and dogs. Leon learnt the hard way so you don’t have to!
The part of the Supercoach stock market where you call all the trustiest news from the trustiest sauces. Like tomato. Or mayo. You’ll make all the money.
Anywho let’s get into the thing: our Dan’s are especially important as we head into the byes. Add who you’re looking out for in the comments!
-90 – Sam Collins
-61 – Tom Lee
-40 – Majak Daw* (who has been dropped)
-23 – Oscar McDonald
-15 – Josh Dunkley
-13 – Daniel Gorringe
-9 – Ryan Davis
5 – Jade Gresham
16 – Ben Crocker
194 – Heath Shaw
175 – Steve Motlop
160 – Bryce Gibbs
157 – Joey Montagna
151 – Dustin Martin
148 – Sam Docherty
141 – Josh J Kennedy
138 – Luke Parker
134 – Dayne Zorko
130 – Kurt Tippett
Dangerfield into Pendlebury should be the move of most this week, with GAZ in contention Goldstein won’t go huge with the Cats leaping all over him, and NicNat is hurt and against Jacobs, although keep a sneaky eye on Max Gawn.
If you’re feeling adventurous, a VC call on Michael Barlow or Lachie Neale could pay dividends, I feel. Tom Rockliff will not be given the space he was last week by the Blues, but could still rack up a 140 with the tag and is probably my preferred VC if you’re bringing him in this week.
However, I’m passing on him as a trade in option.
GOOD LUCK, COMMUNITY.
I’ll try and reach the comments section if I can, but if not, godspeed you wonderful humans.
5:45 UPDATE: Giants forward Jack Steele hasn’t made the cut for the final Giants side to face the Swans. Mackenzie Willis from the Suns has made way, but Tom Phillips will (apparently, according to my source’s sources) debut for the Pies after a few solid weeks in the twos. Connor Menadue is also – to no-one’s surprise – on the extended bench.