I think I’ve finally calmed down after last Friday. Maybe.
Actually let’s all take a second to shove our collective head out the window and let out one final scream.
Good. Let the hate flow through you. It makes you strong.
Now, cool, calm and collected as a cucumber, onto business.
Everything is only mildly less awful than it was last week, but not by much.
Nat Fyfe and Aaron Sandilands have been ‘named’ by Freo this week, with Fyfe being proposed as playing forward. That would concern me if I still had him. Also:
In: N.Fyfe, A.Sandilands, B.Grey
— AlexieLekdogBeovich (@LekBlog) June 29, 2017
Joel Selwood has been named, but I’m hoping for his long term health as a human being he doesn’t play. My Supercoach team on the other hand is no man, but a sadistic point eating machine! (Pls send help, it’s starving)
Joel’s brother Scott Selwood will miss with injury, however, as will Dayne Beams after he was poleaxed by an oak barrel with legs last weekend.
Supercoach star Gary Ablett and star-to-be Josh Kelly both return for their sides, with Gary locked in to tear North apart.
Zak Jones and Jarryd McVeigh return for the Swans, which will have an interesting impact on Jake Lloyd’s role in the side.
Episode V, Revenge of the Cast-Aside Rookies is upon us, with Mitch Hibberd, Cedric Cox and the infamous 2016 mystery man Ryan Davis from Gold Coast all returning. Adding to the flavour of the round is pre-season hype wunderkid Zach Guthrie’s looming debut.
But you win some and you lose some. In this case we lose Andy Otten, Sam Petrovski-Seton, Tom Stewart, Tim Taranto and Jarrod Pickett all making way.
Also Matt Priddis continues to upset me by missing this week. Knew I should have backed my gut and gone Sloane. DAMMIT MATTHEW.
HEY NOW, YOU’RE A DRAFT STAR
I’m not very good at this, but am of the opinion you absolutely must start Titch and Pendles this week. Titch is the new Draftstars pig while Pendles will go large in game 250.
Pending Sunday selections, I’ve build my side around these two blokes. The selection of Big Boy is purely for the extra cash – Grundy will give him a bath. Mind you, the inclusion of Mason Cox is enough to make you pause.
Broomhead is a lock if he plays.
Stark change to last week where everyone was avoiding the big names and splashing the cash – at least for mine. How are you seeing it, community? Make sure you head on over to run your eye over Higgo’s genius here – or bang on into this week’s free community contest below.
EVERYTHING’S DIGGING UP MILHOUSE
Everything’s coming up Milhouse:
-83 – Alex Witherden
-46 – Matt White
-43 – Ryan Shoenmakers
-37 – Jono Beech
-31 – Sean Darcy
-26 – Callum Brown
-21 – Brennan Cox
-21 – Hugh ‘the real MVP’ Greenwood
-13 – Declan Mountford
3 – Matt Scharenberg
5 – Robbie Gray
10 – Jon Patton
Dig up, stupid!
240 – Joel ‘Cat’s Head’ Selwood
220 – Dayne Beams
184 – Max Gawn
176 – Zac Williams
173 – Rory Sloane
172 – Tom Rockliff
158 – Tom J Lynch
155 – Dayne Zorko
As I’m pressed for time this week, community, I want to throw this week’s superhero to the floor: pick one bloke you reckon will tear it apart this weekend who isn’t Paddy Dangerfield (VC) or Scott Pendlebury (C) – Pendles as it’s his 250th and Dangerfield… well, because he’s Dangerfield.
Mine is (surprise, surprise) Zach Merrett. While he only hit 112 against the Lions earlier in the year, this game last season (at Etihad) he tore the roof off the joint. The Lions are missing most key players in their midfield, and Rockliff still seems to be carrying something. Merrett’s gone at an average of 131 over his past 3 and I reckon he’ll top that this week.