RD12: The Heroes. The Villains. The Damned.
Last year it was Todd Goldstein. Before that Gary Ablett Junior. This year, finally a man has propelled himself from the abyss to claim the mantle of Chief SuperCoach Lord.
Patrick Dangerfield has proven he is someone we can rely on week in, week out to deliver the goods as captain. A rare bad day will result in a lazy ton. A good day will win your league match and launch you up the rankings.
Dangerfield’s sublime effort on Saturday was phenomenal even by his high standards. 48 touches, 13 marks, 13 clearances, 11 inside 50s and two goals for 229 SuperCoach points.
As team-mate Mitch Clark put it…
— Mitch Clark (@mitchjclark) June 11, 2016
Danger would have made many CoachKings punters happy as his monster score was the catalyst for some impressive numbers on Saturday… but CONGRATULATIONS goes to Hayden Collins who has taken the Weekly $1000 out for his MASSIVE Score in the SAINTS v BLUES game …. 1193 – New CoachKings Record!
Patrick Dangerfield (229 SC)
He’s an absolute bloody gladiator, this bloke. One of the great performances in SuperCoach history, Danger’s imperious showing cemented himself as the number one SuperCoach warrior this season. Those who had the VC or C on him would have been absolutely frothing…
Dustin Martin (167 SC)
Was categorically prolific against the Suns and almost single-handedly dragged his side over the line. Rewarded his owners handsomely with his best game of the season. For those who don’t have him, should be one of your highest upgrade targets during the byes.
Jack Steven (164 SC)
Has flown under the radar this season but this is a young man who can seriously play the game. Working in to some beautiful form with scores of 148, 138, 99 and now 164 in his past four matches. Definitely worth a look.
Bernie Vince (145 SC), Joel Selwood (141), Gary Ablett (127 SC), Daniel Wells (126 SC), Jasper Pittard (126 SC), Scott Pendlebury (122 SC), Josh Gibson (121 SC).
Luke Parker (59 SC)
What a stunning bloody fall from grace. Rewind back to the end of Round 6 and Parker was the highest averaging player in the competition going at around 130 per match. He was an absolute must-have prospect and the first player traded in by many teams. Since then, his average has dropped by more than 20 and he looks run of the mill. Might be playing a bit sore, but that is no excuse. Lift your game, Luke.
Lachie Neale (51 SC)
One of the form players of the competition, he has been in such good touch this season that he was probably due for an off game. But he wasn’t just off, he was bloody disgusting. We will put this one down as a blip on the radar and expect him to return to uber premo status next week.
Todd Goldstein (82 SC)
Not the worst score in the world but we expected more from the big Gold train. Missed last week with a knock to the knee and then dishes up a sub par performance. Were last year’s majestical numbers simply a one off? Time will tell….
Mark Blicavs (82 SC), Steele Sidebottom (80 SC), Brodie Smith (69 SC).
Sam Docherty (141 SC)
Sam’s 79 last week was still a solid score, but such has been his blistering form, our expectations have risen significantly. Bounced back in stunning fashion and is now well and truly challenging Heath Shaw for the title of number one defender. If you don’t have him, get him in ASAP.
Toby Greene (105 SC)
Seems to flip flop constantly from the Villains to the Redeemers segment. What will next week hold in the curious case of Tobias Greene?
Rory Laird (112 SC)
Returned to his best following an extended lay off with injury. In his second game back, Laird was precise in his attacking running role off half back, setting up many forward thrusts for the Crows. Rewarded those who held him nicely.
David Zaharakis (92 SC).
Sam Collins (39 SC)
Coming off an impressive ton last week, many had the confidence to start him on their fields at D6. Despite Freo’s win, he could not replicate his success of last week. These sorts of scores are to be expected from Collins, considering he is playing a key defensive post.
Jarrad Jansen (35 SC)
Another rookie to underwhelm in his second game. Jansen is a hard one to gauge considering he was impressive on debut last week. He is on the bubble this week, so still might be a solid downgrade option for those looking to generate some fast cash for the byes.
Kade Stewart (70 SC)
Has been very impressive for the Hawks since debuting. The only question mark surrounding him is job security. Still, only needs to be in the side for a few more weeks to make his owners some nice cash.
Matt Dea (92 SC), Christian Petracca (89 SC), Jack Trengove (81 SC), Tom Phillips (64 SC), Logan Austin (56 SC), Jacob Hopper (48 SC), Josh Smith (42 SC).
Luke Dahlhaus (29 SC)
A crushing blow to his owners, Dahlhaus’ knee injury will keep him out for a number of weeks. Must be traded, which will be a difficult call, considering his prospects as a possible top six forward this season. Looks to be out for too long to be held.
Kurt Tippett (59 SC)
Another wounded warrior, Tippett’s hamstring injury looms as a crushing blow for his owners with reports he will be sidelined for up to six weeks. Injuries around the time of the bye periods are far from ideal and those who have both Dahlhaus and Tippett would be absolutely reeling.
Nic Naitanui (89 SC)
Confirmation that he will miss eight weeks after being booked into to have Achilles surgery. What a bloody disaster, Community. Must be traded, with the obvious option of Goldy and Gawn if you don’t already have them. If not, well it’s a bit of a bloody lottery.
Ryan Davis (65 SC), Stef Martin (56 SC), Jarrad Waite (42 SC), Kade Kolodjashnij (39 SC), Jesse Longeran (33 SC), Ben Keays (23 SC).
Over to you Community, who were your Heroes and Villains from this round?
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