WOOD IS GOOD
It was a tale of two halves out at Bendigo. The Bombers led by as much as 48 points in the 1st half, but ended up 22 points to the negative at the final siren.
Enough about that though, this game was so Supercoach relevant it practically had me dripping from the privates. Speaking of privates, Joel Pant-Wood was the man of the night with 32 touches, 2 Dagwood Dogs and 145 SC Pasties. Tantalising to say the least considering that he currently sits in only 4.6% of teams.
The JLT is finished for these clubs which means the plums are ripe for the fondling, without further ado, let’s dive crotch-first into the meat of this thing:
ANDREW MCGRATH | ESS | $211,800 | DEF/MID
Came on for his first run in the 2nd term and didn’t do much sadly. Only gathered 7 touches and you’d have to be striking him off your shortlist for Round 1 after today.
JOBE WATSON| ESS | $453,300 | DEF
Jobulous the third put in a performance reminiscent of his efforts at the Siege of Leningrad. 27 Disposals and 5 Clearances showed that he’s still got it…55% disposal efficiency held him back from a monster score though (84 SC).
ZACH MERRETT | ESS | $606,400 | MID
The kid is a star, plain and simple. 24 touches, 7 tackles, 1.0 but only went at 58% which limited him. Plenty of other star players at a similar price so you’ve probably got a lot of faith if you’re picking him.
JOSHUA BEGLEY | ESS | $117,300 | FWD
Entered the fray in Q2, quiet start with only 2 handballs but he got better as the game wore on finishing with 9 disposals and 2 tackles. Might be worth a look at F8 but there are better options I’d say.
MICHAEL HURLEY | ESS | $464,200 | DEF
Hurley loomed as a very good defensive smoky at one stage, he was very quiet today though. He manned Tom Hawkins for the day and didn’t get as much opportunity to rebound. I still feel he will average over 90 for the season but expect a KPD score every now and then.
DYSON HEPPELL | ESS | $513,300 | MID
Didn’t set the world alight with 24 disposals and 5 tackles. I maintain that he is a bit of a nothing pick considering that he:
a) Can’t be selected to generate cash
b) Won’t finish as a Top 10 Midfielder.
JAMES KELLY | ESS | $523,400 | MID/DEF
The former Cat was pretty quiet with just 14 disposals playing as the loose defender. But to be honest, he is SC irrelevant regardless.
ZACH TUOHY | GEEL | $443,200 | DEF
THE POTATO MAN! This guy has Irish Whipped his way into plenty of teams since the JLT series began. He played his usual role behind the ball and was constantly looked for by his team-mates. His decision-making was a bit iffy at times and he only finished with 76 SC but its clear he will play a very crucial role in the back half for Geelong. I still feel that he will get more attention once the real stuff starts and given his limited score sources its important to be ultra-careful in picking him. It should boil down to this question: Do you think he will finish as a Top 10 Defender?
ZAC SMITH | | GEEL | $421,500 | RUC
Cross him off your list, shared ruck with Stanley and didn’t do much around the ground.
MITCH DUNCAN | GEEL | $502,200 | MID
Put in a good game with 21 disposals and 4 tackles but is a Crouching’s Rum-Can-Snake away from being picked for our sides. As the proverb goes: ‘Carpe Diem’ which roughly translates into ‘Don’t pick oddly priced morons in your Supercoach side’.
PATRICK DANGERFIELD | GEEL | $716,900 | MID
38 Disposals, 9 Clearances, 7 Marks, 5 Tackles. You either pick him or you don’t. Simple.
TOM STEWART | GEEL | $117,300 | DEF
Started up the ground and moved back into defense later. Had minimal impact and didn’t trouble the fine penguins at Champion Data either, only 45 SC. Still worth a bench spot in our defences though.
JACKSON THURLOW | GEEL | $267,700 | DEF
Started very slowly but worked his way into the game sublimely. Finished with 17 Disposals @100%!!! Scored 87SC which means he has three JLT scores of 80+, very awkward price and you’d have to have some transition plan in place if you pick him, but he has definitely proven that he’s got the fruits for the caper.
JOEL SELWOOD | GEEL | $606,600 | DEF
BOG-Wood. Was absolutely exceptional after a quiet JLT2, very viable substitute to Dangerfield …$100k cheaper too! He almost always drops in price mid-way through the year though so patience might pay off too.
BRANDAN PARFITT| GEEL | $117,300 | MID
I really rate this kid, I’ve been watching him since JLT1 and it’s safe to say that Stephen Wells has pulled another gem out of the depths of his wazoo. Had 18 disposals @77% along with 7 Inside 50’s and 2 Goal Assists. Looks great across half-forward and he’d look even better on your mid bench.