We are getting closer to the business end of the season, Community. Just nine rounds to go. Which begs the question, how many trades do you have left? Anything over 10 at this stage and you are doing well.
Many of us are coming up to our teams being full premo, with any trades left over to be used as injury cover. At this stage, bench cover is also equally as important. Quality rookies can be left alone to serve as valuable cover in our time of need. Planning now will be invaluable come league finals time.
The likes of Gary Ablett, Sam Mitchell and Rory Sloane set the world alight in Round 14, which compensated for the poor performances from Heath Shaw and co. The pain is nearly over, Community. Just one bye round to go.
Our very own CoachKings went next level last Thursday, with 1200 odd of us playing at home for the first time. And free to play-at-home CoachKings is on again this Thursday for West Coast v Essendon. Fair to say it’s ripping fantasy footy a new one – with high praise coming from all corners:
— TW (@t_woof) June 23, 2016
— The_Game (@The_GameSC) June 23, 2016
Hey – thanks to all who had a crack at CoachKings last night …. here’s a pic of the champ! pic.twitter.com/98NFpXdBQg
— Jock Reynolds (@jock_reynolds) June 24, 2016
Gary Ablett (155 SC)
All this talk of Dangerfield being the AFL’s new top dog must have been burning Gaz up inside. In the son of God is a strong desire to be a champion and one of the greatest of all time. This is what we love about the man. He never gives up and he’s always up for the contest. May well challenge Danger as the competition’s top scorer for the remainder of the season.
Sam Mitchell (152 SC)
Has been very solid this season, really. The only downside is he has missed a couple of games. Take out a poor 53 from his numbers and his average is around 110 SC. Should be considered, particularly because he has missed a couple of games so is unlikely to be rested for the remainder of the season.
Sam Collins (126 SC)
Many would have been eyeing trading him next week with his bye, but not anymore. Was bloody impressive in a dismal Freo side. Mature body, reads the play well and took plenty of quality contested marks. Very, very handy bench cover at D7 or D8.
Honourable mentions: Jack Riewoldt (161 SC), Rory Sloane (145 SC), Matt Crouch (144 SC), Anthony Miles (141 SC), Zac Williams (141 SC), Steve Coniglio (138 SC), Connor Menadue (132 SC), Dustin Martin (131 SC), Callan Ward (122 SC).
The Heater of old was always prone to the odd stinker, but we haven’t really seen it in the past couple of seasons with his sublime form. Received some close attention from Carlton, who obviously did plenty of homework on him. A rare blemish in another sublime season. He will be back.
Jimmy Bartel (54 SC)
He’s been a real tease this year, has Jimmy. Just started to hit his straps nicely before this week. The fact he has the bye coming up will put almost everyone off and he is unlikely to be traded in as a potential top six defender. Corey Enright almost seems a better option, purely because of his consistency.
Patrick Cripps (69 SC)
A lot of coaches were hot on this bloke after his strong form season. Must remember he is still only young and in his third season. Was always going to drop off. Was never going to be a top eight mid this season, which is why it is best to stay away at this stage. Will be an absolute gun in a couple of years, however.
Honourable mentions: Alex Rance (76 SC).
Josh Gibson (114 SC)
Gibo was always going to come back strong after a disappointing performance last week. Inconsistency remains somewhat of an issue, which is not ideal. You can’t rely on a bloke you will give a 130 one week and 50 the next.
Grant Birchell (119 SC)
Had a mate who traded him out this week, ironically Birch went bang as a result. Again, there seems to be no bloody consistency with many of these players, particularly in defence. It’s been a strange season.
Aaron Hall (71 SC)
It wasn’t a brilliant effort, but it could have been so much worst for Hall owners. Failed to get a touch in about the first 15 minutes. Recovered admirably. Still seems to be out of favour with Rocket, however. Needs to bounce back considerably to keep his position starting in our forward lines.
Rhys Mathieson (91 SC)
Stepped up in our time of need. You have to hand it to the kid. A hard nut who loves the inside stuff, this performance should guarantee an extended run for the rest of the season, especially with Brisbane’s woes. They are better off continuing to play kids and looking to the future, of which Mathieson fits the mould perfectly.
Tom Phillips (89 SC)
Absolute ball magnet as a junior and looks the goods at the highest level also. Snagged a couple of goals and looks to have cemented his place in the Collingwood side for weeks to come. On the bubble, should be the number one trade in option this week for those who do not have him.
Tom Ruggles (91 SC)
Another rookie that came to his owner’s aid when needed the most. Full credit to the rug man. Again, will be handy bench cover in defence.
Honourable mentions: Jade Gresham (82 SC), Jarrad Jansen (64 SC), Eric Hipwood (59 SC), Corey Wagner (49 SC).
Ryan Davis (32 SC)
Shall now be proclaimed the donut king. Was sitting on 0 SuperCoach points at half-time and going at 0 per cent efficiency. Had a low break-even of 42 heading into the game and didn’t even make it. Bloody terrible.
Jordan De Goey (64 SC)
Has to go, simple as that. A prime lesson on why the majority of the time it is best to steer clear of mid pricers. Has been highly underwhelming.
Brodie Smith (49 SC)
One of the great let downs this season. Owners would be desperately looking at options to get rid of him. Once a hallmark of his game, his inconsistency has been an absolute nightmare in 2016. Hot and cold to the extreme.
Congrats in order as well
Tammy from The Marrondah Sports Club belted out a very solid 1081 on Saturday arvo and won herself the CoachKings weekly $1000! Well done Tammy
— Jock Reynolds (@jock_reynolds) June 26, 2016