The sky is the limit for this forgotten sun.
The much maligned Gold Coast medical staff must be fresh out of Sunshine Coast TAFE because they’ve stuffed up some quality mids in their time and while all the post season headlines were about JaegerBomb, or Gaz, it’s easy to forget about David Swallow.
And why not? Last sighted mid 2015 when he re-aggravated his PCL injury, he’s been very much out of sight out of mind.
But 2017 is a new dawn and Swallow’s return is something we should all look forward to. His last full season was 2014 – when in 22 games he’d notch up 12 tons with only 2 sub 80’s.
Having an end of season SC average of 103.2, Swallow was a big piece of the Suns midfield output, getting the pill around 24 times a game. Subsequently he was rewarded by dethroning Gaz as the clubs B+F. A year prior he had DPP def/mid status but don’t hold your breath for a gift like that again. Nonetheless, he must be on your radar for 2017. He’s a former number 1 draft pick, he’s 24yrs old, in a team desperate for quality midfielders, guaranteed game time, he’ll be cheap as chips and with a super high ceiling is just screaming to be in your starting rd1 line up.
|Games in 2015:||6|
|Average in 2015:||85.8|
|100+ games in 2015:||2|
|Sub 80 games 2015:||3|
|Price range in 2015:||$552K – $621K|
The Gold Coast midfield looks to be an area of make or breaks for us SuperCoaches. Old romances like Ablett,Barlow and Hanley will court many. The gamblers may take Lyons , the drunk Ryan Davis. Aaron Hall, he was reasonably annoying last year and with news that he’s lost his DPP status should deter. Sure, there are others, but at around 280k, you simply can’t go past David Swallow in your midfield.
He gets injured is the bleeding obvious one or his 18 months out prove too much and forgets how to kick. Finally, Rocket might have a new role in mind, at worst, as a tagger. But that seems very unlikely. (Note – I was going to make a song and dance about his contract, but he’s signed on!)
Keeper or cow? You decide. Think Libba 2016, no not the Vietnam Swans version, but in round 1 where he was worth 357k. By rd13 he peaked at 497k and became an easy upgrade during the byes. David Swallow will be the similar, but much better value, my friends.
- At his predicted price he’ll have Franco Cozzo belting out “grand sale” once again.
- Can play, last full season average was over 100
- Signed on! Committed to the suns and he didn’t do it via text. Significant!
- He’s spent a long time out of the game.
- The Gold coast medical staff are fruitcakes.
- Possibility of a new role under Rocket.
I would not pass up on Libba 2.0 community. He’s a shoe in to make you money and score nicely for you. At a predicted price of 280k, he’s one of the “must have” mid pricers for me, albeit of the low end variety. And yes community, there is such a thing as a “must have” mid pricer….
I present exhibit A – David Swallow.
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