Will these returning Bombers be much SuperCoach chop in 2017?
We were kidding ourselves if we thought we might have been able to slap an answer to that question down on the table of SuperCoach decisiveness tonight.
Watson and Heppell waltzed straight into the guts early, only to come up against a Pie midfield missing Treloar, Pendlebury, Adams, Wells and Grundy. An insulting Nathan “Bloody” Buckley imposed shadow of the real deal rocked up for the Pies this night community.
The SuperCoach significant Bombers all got through the thing which was important. They all looked just OK. But you’d struggle to hang your SuperCoach selection hat on anything that happened out there tonight given the dribble that hit the park for the Black & White.
However, there was significance to be sucked from the marrow of this thing..
DAVID MYERS | ESS | $133,700 | MID
8 disposals @ 75%DE, 4 kicks, 4 handballs, 50%TOG
We need this bloke. One of the few standout SuperCoach MID only rookie options to look the part so far this preseason. Came on at quarter time and rolled through the midfield. Tentative at times, didn’t appear to pick up the pace of the game which is understandable given how long the kid’s been out of the game. Will need to do more before Round 1.
LACHIE KEEFE | COL | $165,900 | DEF
11 disposals @ 82%DE, 5 kicks, 6 handballs, 61%TOG
Patch nailed it on Twitter tonight.. “Lachie Keefe rucking a good sign, but running around like a headless chook when he gets the ball.
The kid isn’t a forward’s pip hole and the poor bloke looked lost. Buckley played him mostly forward, giving Cox a chop out in the ruck from time to time. Hard to get a handle on him tonight. The SuperCoach community need to see him play back, Collingwood need him to play back, let’s hope this was just one of Nathan’s short-lived experiments of genius.
Lachie Keefe rucking agood sign, but running around like a headless chook when he gets the ball. De Goey in thick of it. Elliott good but no
— Patch (@PatchToTheMax) February 16, 2017
ANDY McGRATH | ESS | $211,800 | MID
9 disposals @ 100%DE, 2 kicks, 7 handballs, 63%TOG
He can play this kid, no doubts there. Had it 7 times at 100% efficiency to half time. However, in my mind he remains no Round 1 certainty and while he’ll be a player, I didn’t see enough to arouse me at this elevated rookie price tag.
MATT SCHARENHAMANEGGENBERG | COLL | $164,000 | DEF
5 disposals @60%DE, all handballs, 46%TOG
Didn’t break any essential body parts which is incredible. Sat on the pine for the first half before slotting into a running half back role. Didn’t set the world on fire by any stretch, but a half of footy with his body intact is all we need to see from him at this stage.
JOSH DAICOS | COLL | $117,300 | FWD
7 disposals @86%DE, 1 kick, 6 handballs, 41%TOG
Looks bloody good in tight. Sharp, elusive and makes shit happen. Plenty of his old man’s blood pumping through the veins. Only played the second half, didn’t rack up a stack of the pill.. but there’s undeniably something to this kid. Looks more a high half forward than a goal sneak. Watch closely for the rest of the preseason.
DYSON HEPPELL | ESS | $513,300 | MID
17 disposals @70%DE 9 of them contested, 6 kicks, 11 handballs, 55%TOG
A good hitout. Very hard to gather much from this one given the opposition. Got through the game, good in patches but not at full rat power. Can still play.. but we can’t take much out of tonight.
JOBE WATSON | ESS | $453,300 | MID
19 disposals 9 of them contested @79%DE, 5 kicks, 14 handballs, 66%TOG
How good was it to hear the crowd cheer as he lined up for goal in that second quarter. Beautiful. Similar to Heppell. Got through the game solidly. Still knows how to get into the right places but the heat was well and truly off. As expected, started in the guts and drifted forward. Rested for the last quarter.
JAMIE ELLIOTT | COLL | $291,700 | FWD
8 disposals, 5 of them contested @88%DE, 4 kicks, 4 handballs, 33%TOG
Did enough, looked fit enough and most importantly got through the limited gametime Bucks gave him. Had racked up 3 hardball gets, a contested mark from the opposition, 2 uncontested marks from the opposition and a sausage to half time. Not sighted in the back half but drifts up the watch list based off this. Promising signs.
TOM PHILLIPS | COLL | $320,700 | MID, FWD
24 disposals, 8 of them contested @63%DE, 14 kicks, 10 handballs, 74%TOG
Couldn’t give this kid a more awkward price if you tried. Will suck in more than a few based on tonight. Don’t get me wrong he was bloody great tonight and his parents should be proud. But this, community is a prime ribbed example of the type of bloke the inexperienced will stiff up about at this time of year. Had mid time. Will not get midtime in the real thing.
Ozario The Also Magnificent was brilliant with 4 goals from his 12 touches, even if he was playing Buck’s kids. Jeremy Howe played back as expected but didn’t rack up nearly enough of the SC important intercept action tonight. Hoskin-Elliott was good early but you can’t get a read on him with all the silk missing. Zach Merrett continues to stretch the trouser.
DeGoey was probably best on, but he’s a massive TRAP!
— Fantasy Freako (@FantasyFreako) February 16, 2017