HEROES, VILLAINS AND THE DAMNED
Some weekends remind us why we love Supercoach. This was not one of those weekends. This was one of those weekends which result in us shouting at our sides. So, without any further ado, let’s begin shouting.
Second-year Cat Brandon Parfitt (169 SC) was brilliant in Geelong’s big win over St Kilda, gathering 28 disposals and kicking three goals on the way to the biggest SuperCoach score of his career. North Melbourne spearhead Ben Brown (167 SC) had a day out for the Roos down in Tassie, slotting five majors on his way to best-on-ground honours.
Brownlow medallist Dustin Martin (141 SC) only had 17 disposals for the Tigers but booted six goals straight to reward those who had the VC on him. Power mid/forward Robbie Gray (145 SC) has shot back into back into SC relevance after playing a primarily midfield role, gathering 39 disposals and 10 clearances. Melbourne ball-magnet Clayton Oliver (128 SC) had another good game despite his side’s poor outing, with 23 out of his 28 touches being contest possessions.
Collingwood shocked the Crows on Friday night on the back of ruck colossus Brodie Grundy (141 SC). He had 34 disposals, 40 hit outs, 23 contested possessions and 12 clearances to absolutely monster the respected Sauce Jacobs. Teammate Steele Sidebottom (138 SC) was irresistible in the middle with 43 possessions, 27 of them contested, seven tackles and 12 clearances. Champion defender Rory Laird (129 SC) was Adelaide’s best with 37 touches.
Other significant scores: Luke Bruest (142 SC), Aaron Sandilands (139 SC), Jack Ziebell (132 SC), David Swallow (129 SC), Shaun Atley (128 SC), Ed Curnow (126 SC), Matt Suckling (123 SC), Liam Shiels (123 SC), Trent Cotchin (122 SC), Shaun Higgens (122 SC), Jeremy McGovern (121 SC), David Meyers (121 SC), Adam Treloar (120 SC), Luke Dustan (120 SC), Isaac Heeney (120SC).
Popular Demons pair Michael Hibberd (78 SC) and Christian Petracca (69 SC) were amongst many Melbourne players that failed to live up expectations on Sunday. Hibberd’s role seems to have changed and the fact he’s no longer taking kick-ins for Melbourne should be of serious concern to his owners. Petracca, like many of his teammates, failed to have an impact as the Hawks ran riot.
Patrick Dangerfield (103SC) tonned up, but only just. Against the Saints at home many of us had the C on him, and 103 doesn’t cut it considering we held the most expensive bloke on the bench for a week only for him to dish up this. Tom Mitchell (90SC) was well held by the Dees in another frustrating captaincy selection.
If danger does 3×120 in a row from now – he still drops in price. He’s on track to be sub-$650k by round 6. #supercoach
— Terry (@TG_Footy_Tragic) April 15, 2018
Defensive trio Kade Simpson (79 SC), Heath Shaw (75 SC) and Luke Ryan (51 SC) were all below their best. Simpson has been outstanding to start 2018 and was due for a quiet game, while Shaw has revealed his true colours after starting the season with back-to-back tons.
Forward options Michael Waters (72 SC) and Jack Billings (65 SC) were both highly underwhelming, with Billings producing his second mediocre score in a row. North ruck Todd Goldstein (76 SC) doesn’t look like returning to the glory days of old at this stage, while Sydney midfield pair Josh Kennedy (46 SC) and Dan Hannebery (67 SC) seem to have lost their mojo.
We haven’t seen a more complete Redeemer game than what Elliott Yeo (150 SC) produced on Saturday night. Yeo had an absolute stinker last week playing off half back, sitting on 0 SC points at three-quarter-time and finishing with 27 for the match. On Saturday he played exclusively in the midfield and tallied 33 disposals and 11 marks to finish with an epic score. His owners will be hoping this sort of form can continue.
Jaeger O’Meara (145 SC) has burnt his owners plenty of times but those who stuck fat this year are now reaping the rewards. He played arguably his best game for the Hawks and looked a million dollars in the Brown and Gold’s midfield.
Sam Menegola (129 SC) continued his bi-polar start to 2018. After producing terrible scores from his opening two matches – forcing many owners to trade him out – the absence of Gary Ablett seems to have benefited the mature-ager significantly. He’s now posted two 120+ scores on the trot.
GWS youngster Tim Taranto (116 SC) burned a lot of owners that traded him in last week but he rebounded in fine fashion on Saturday with 11 tackles and 21 possessions. Teammate Brett Deledio (115 SC) also looms a viable option if he can continue this sort of form. He finished with 28 possessions.
Essendon pair Michal Hurley (117 SC) and Zach Merrett (107 SC) were both standouts for the Bombers and rebounded are quiet starts to 2018, as did Richmond’s Kane Lambert (119 SC). Brisbane forward Allen Christensen (97 SC) rewarded his owners with another solid score and looks an excellent value buy this season.
Magpies forward Jaidyn Stephenson (107 SC) dazzled with five goals, while Geelong pair Tim Kelly (89 SC) and Lachlan Fogarty (80 SC) again scored well. Popular defensive rookies Jeremy Finlayson (101 SC) and Sam Murray (92 SC) provided their owners with reassurance they can be started safely on the field, however the same cannot be said for Crows defender Tom Doedee (57 SC).
Saints bubble boy Nick Coffield (80 SC) looked at home despite his team’s poor performance, while Essendon first-gamer Matt Guelfi (71 SC) looms as a must-have next week if he can repeat his opening heroics. The same goes for Hawthorn mature-age defender David Mirra (77 SC), who looked completely at home in his first match ay AFL level.
Freo duo Bailey Banfield (69 SC) and Mitch Crowden (61 SC) were solid against GWS, while Bulldogs trio Tim English (78 SC), Aaron Naughton (78 SC) and Ed Richards (67 SC) also banked respectable scores. Forwards Jarrod Garlett (71 SC) and Jake Waterman (61 SC) found plenty of the ball.
Other rookie scores: Esava Ratugolea (60 SC), Bailey Fritsch (58 SC), Willie Rioli (48 SC), Billy Gowers (48 SC), Jack Henry (46 SC), Lochie O’Brien (46 SC), Cam O’Shea (45 SC), Darcy Fogarty (44 SC), Andrew Brayshaw (42 SC), Paddy Dowe (41 SC), Luke Davies-Uniacke (37 SC), Adam Cerra (34 SC), Zac Bailey (15 SC).
Wounded Crow Rory Sloane (59 SC) only 16 possessions and was hobbling for most of Friday night with a foot injury. Hid body just doesn’t seem right at this point so a sideways trade should be considered. Forward Cyril Rioli (41 SC) did a medial ligament in his knee in the second quarter of Hawthorn’s win and didn’t return. Keep an eye on his prognoses during the week.
Rookies Daniel Venebles (61 SC) and Nick Holman (31 SC) may need to be traded out, with Venebles appearing to suffer a shin injury while Holman had a match he would rather forget and does not look like generating a huge amount of cash in the coming weeks. Riley Bonner (60 SC) has also stalled in scoring, with his cash generation also slowing down dramatically.
Who are you screaming at this week, community? How did you score? Who are you trading?