Filed in Supercoach by on 28/06/2018 • views: 5783

Come one, come all – come on down to Mr Patch’s magical emporium of captains.

We’re back to nine whole games this week, which means a whole bunch of captaincy options. Sadly, that also means we have fewer loophole options without bye players. If you don’t have any loophole players, now’s the perfect time to bring them in, but if you don’t have any then you’re playing this game ridiculously well.

Mutch and Ridley would be two popular captains this week as Essendon plays on a Sunday, while our rookie ruck captains Lynch and Olango both hit the field on Saturday. That said, the one benefit of a Thursday game is it gives us more times for captaincy selections, and boy do we have some in Richmond playing Sydney.

MCG, 7.20PM Thursday

No rain about in Melbourne and Sydney’s form means Lance Franklin is always a chance to set the big stage alight, and in what’s being billed as the grand final preview he’s got no better time to send a message to the Tigers. However, his last score against them was a paltry 48 against the yellow and black. Buddy is a rollercoaster at the best of times, and a career average of 96.4 against Richmond doesn’t give me any indication of his chances to go huge against them. Got to ask yourself if you feel lucky, punk.

If you don’t feel lucky, Isaac Heeney is the safe option here. Averaging 113 in his last five matches, with 128 and 134 in his past two roadtrips. That said, his most recent score at the ‘G is 78. Dustin Martin isn’t an option in my eyes – he’s got to earn that captaincy right back before I chuck a VC on him. Jake Lloyd and JPK are smokies, although Lloyd has only had the one purple patch of his past five games (for an average of 121).

Etihad Stadium, 7.50PM Friday

The Doggies have lost Jack Macrae, removing a very easy VC option from this game. Fortunately, Geelong provide plenty more. Patrick Dangerfield is likely to get a lot of supply up forward and could kick a bag, Joel Selwood could get off the chain at the bottom of the pack – Dunkley tag pending. Gary Ablett also plays for Geelong and is also quite good at this football business. Averages a lazy 123 against the Doggies, too.

In the blue, white and red we’ve got the community’s champion Toby McLean as a springheeled option, but the one I’d be looking at is Marcus Bontempelli. The man is seriously talented and will need to drag his side over the line this week if they’re any hope of getting close to the Cats. A safer bet than any of the other options, possibly bar Selwood.

MCG, 1.45PM Saturday

Did someone say Patrick Cripps? If not, someone needs to say it. So I will. Patrick Cripps. He scored 187 last week. Do I need say more?

On the other foot, you heard of a bloke called Robbie Gray? Carlton haven’t been the best at stopping people kicking bags of goals on ’em this year, and Robbie has a penchant for kicking bags of those things when the time comes, and has also being playing in the midfield for stretches of this year. Both of those things lead to lots of points.

Paddy Ryder is an option if The Kreuz isn’t named, as is The Hoff, who has gone over 140 twice this year. If he’s going to do it again, it’ll be against the Blues (sorry Lekdog). That said, his last two scores against them are 80 and 95.

Optus Stadium, 2.35PM Saturday

It’s Elliot Yeo or bust in this game for me. Andrew Gaff has a high score of 127 against the Weagles yet only averages 80-odd against them, Luke Shuey is in all sorts and Nic Nat only has six tons for the year. Yeo only averages 70 against the Crows, but is running through the midfield this season and looking consistent.

On the Adelaide side, there’s not much. I’m not gambling on a returning Rory Laird, who has only scored a 70-odd and an 80-odd in his last outings against the South Australians, and the rest of them are just… not all that good fantasy options. Pass.

Metricon Stadium, 7.25PM Saturday

If there was any game I had to pick Brodie Grundy to drop a sub-par score, it’s this one. Only averages 73 against the fledgling club, and is coming up against his old stable-mate in Jarrod Witts. Not only does old mate know Grundy inside and out in the air, Brodie won’t have a shot once the ball hits the ground because Steele SidebottomScott Pendlebury and co. will have the ball whisked away faster than Grundy can get his gargantuan mitts on the thing.

The Collingwood midfield brigade are a good option here, with Pendles a chance to break free of the tagging role due to Adam Treloar‘s injury and also the lack of tag targets in the Gold Coast side.

There is literally no-one worth captaining from Gold Coast.

Spotless Stadium, 7.25PM Saturday

Two of the game’s premier midfielders in Tom Mitchell and Josh Kelly go head-to-head on Saturday night, and one of them will go big. Despite letting us down last week, Titch averages 108 against the Giants and absolutely loves going after them, with a 130 against them in his last showing. On the flipside, Kelly averages 118 against the Hawks. One hundred and eighteen. His last score was 134. He has only two games against them for that 134 and a 100, but hey.

Also James Sicily has been in decent form, and without old mate Jezza Cameron is more likely to be floating free across the half back line against the Giants, for potentially big numbers. Stephen Gonigliog probably needs to play himself back into form, and don’t @ me about Lachie Whitfield.

MCG, 1.10PM Sunday

Maxwell Gawn is the man. His three scores at the ‘G this year have been 76, 121 and 151 and is coming up against a St Kilda outfit without a strong midfield or a strong ruckman. Lock him in for a big score. Tom McDonald is another one you could throw in, but he’s the sort of player I’d be looking to VC as opposed to captaining.

Jack Billings could be a VC option, but not as a captaincy option. God no.

Etihad Stadium, 3.20PM Sunday

Do you trust Zac Merrett? He’s probably the number one option in this game, which doesn’t fill me with confidence considering he’s in line for a Ben Jacobs tag. In a vein of form after three tons in a row, but I’m iffy on him. The players I’m not iffy on are Todd Goldstein, who’s hit five tons in a row and looks in excellent form, and Shaun Higgins. Higgins loves Etihad, too, with tons in every game at the venue except for the match he was knocked out in after half time. My pick from this game.

Optus Stadium, 4.40PM Sunday

Fyfe is lyfe. I don’t know what more to say here, so I will say naught.

1. Nat Fyfe
2. Patrick Cripps
3. Robbie Gray
4. Josh Kelly
5. Marcus Bontempelli

Smokie: Justin Westhoff

Who are you captaining this week, community?

Comments (174)

Trackback URL | Comments RSS Feed

  1. DANGER1VDUSTY2 says:

    VC Cripps or Danger into Gawn as C.

  2. Rivo says:

    Dusty or Lloyd into Fyfe.

  3. theRealPod says:

    Tigers v Swans playing at Ethiad.

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      If you've got time next week maybe you can have a crack at the write up?

      Otherwise post your captains and less of the nit picking pls. Thanks.

  4. Connor says:

    Patch it must have been a long week for you too! The Adelaide vs Eagles game you've got the players playing their own teams (i.e. Gaff vs Weagles and Laird vs the South Australians).

  5. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Fyfe will go 145 minimum Sunday arvo so I'm willing to take a risky VC and hopefully pays off big time.

    • Finnius says:

      I'm seriously considering Robbie Gray

    • BrownlowBoy says:

      Robbo tag coming

      • SC_Sixty6 says:

        That's cute. Remember when the Jacobs tag was coming and fyfe got 100 in a half? Sometimes it's good not to read too heavily into things.

        • Rick Grimes says:

          Pretty hard to tag a bloke like Fyfe. Too many ways he can score. And Gray is a freakish talent. If either are on they'll rack em up. Fyfe looks a great pick.

    • KarlosSantana says:

      Fyfe last 2 vs Brisbane, 89 and 81. Not saying he got tagged or anything like that. But i would definitely take the under on your 145 over/under bet.

    • Randomcliche2 says:

      1×45 was about right… bad luck with the hammy, hope your VC worked out….

  6. Swoopster says:

    Tossing up Danger or Kelly into Gawn or Fyfe.
    I think Cripps will be held by SPP.
    Smokie: Oliver

  7. Grahame Lebroy says:

    Grundy, Gawn or Fyfe

  8. Mystic_Mac says:

    Franklin into Fyfe

  9. Ricardo says:

    Cripps -> Gawn

  10. Matt says:

    Does anyone know more about Macrae.. held him this week.. sort of hopeful its only 1 more week out…
    Can always trade him out and get him back once horrible score roles out i guess.

  11. Dale says:

    A) trade naughton > J.smith

    B) trade ronke > battle

    • Maverick_ says:

      More cash made from the trade. Naughton should have the JS to carry all the way if need

  12. Jonesy says:

    A) holman (current M9) > J.Kelly (pushes rocky offield to M9 and will try loop him when i can)

    B) Fritsch current (F6) > yeo (via sicily's DPP)

    • Maverick_ says:

      Get the premo onfield for fritsch his done his job nicely time to cull with his BE

  13. WithAllDueRespect says:

    Cripps into Fyfe.

  14. The Ranger says:

    Cheers Patch.
    Kelly in to Fyfe for me this week.

  15. Blueth says:

    This is the toughest C round i can remember.
    Cripps playing at the G again after going huge.
    No tagger for Mitchell against GWS.
    Max will destroy the Saints VFL rucks.
    There's no lion to go with Fyfe at Optus.

    I've given up on Danger.

    • Doc says:

      Max 'only' scored 120 something against the Saints last time so we can maybe? cross him off the list if that's not big enough?

  16. BadgerHoney7 says:

    jack trengrove and brad lynch to debut this week

  17. Danners says:

    Nice work Patch, will be going Danger VC, Gawn C this week. Unfortunately I was one of the few that traded Treloar in last week. But I'm not sure what to do. My team before trades

    DEF: Laird, Hurley, Lloyd, Webster, Yeo, Simpson (Austin, Keefe)
    MID: Titch, Dusty, Cripps, Neale, Zerrett, Coniglio, Danger, Treloar (T.Murphy, Ahern, Barry)
    RUCK: Gawn, Goldstein (D.Cameron)
    FWD: Heeney, McLean, Mundy, D.Smith, Sicily, Gray (T.Smith, ZGL)
    8 trades with $17.6k in the bank

    Not sure whether to make the two trades for a Kelly/Oliver/Fyfe or take a punt on a JPK or Gaff and save the trade

    • Maverick_ says:

      JPK known for coming home strong. But with 8 trades I’d be lookin at Fyfe or Kelly I think ya team looks well set to use the 2 trades for a consistent premo

  18. SC_Sixty6 says:

    Webster out again this week!

  19. TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

    Do i go danger / gawn next 5 weeks as set and forget
    Titch / gawn?
    Wont get a chance to loop the VC so the beard is the perma capt.
    Who is his vice? Danger or titch or fyfe or???

    • Maverick_ says:

      Why you setting and forgetting trig?
      I just had a look at the draw hawks have a far cushier run than both Fyfe & danger.

      Titch into Gawn

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        Heading O/S into the wild of Alaska.
        So will be too hard to check in esp with Thursday night games.
        Taking a cruise ship through the glaciers of the inside passage and then driving through the wilderness of danali and canada.
        So reception may be non existent.
        Leave 2mrw for 5 weeks so be back just in time for finals.
        So its set and forget for big maxy.
        Hoping this team of misfits will see me through until I return. Up to you lads.

        Laird, yeo, ryan, hurley, crisp, lloyd. Ridley, heron.
        Danger, titch, fyfe, cripps, clarrey, beams, crouch, cogs. Ahern, mutch, smith.
        Gawn, Nic nat. Cameron.
        Heeney, mclean, gray, sicily. Smith, walters. smith, crowden.

        If ridley gets a gig this week the E will remain on his neck, Ahern and smith.

        Go well lads. See ya in August. <img draggable="false" class="emoji" alt="😉" src=""&gt;

    • Sc_Wow says:

      Who cares who you vice if you don’t get a change to loop it? Give Olango the well deserved C and Gawn the VC

      • TRIGGA_HAPPY says:

        VC is there just incase gawn gets injured/ misses a match. 😁

        • Russty_ says:

          Have a great trip mate, watch out for Wolves, Bears, Abominable Snowmen and Deliverance type people 🙂

    • redherringfc says:

      I’d go Fyfe as vc.

      Actually i’d have him as c and then gawn, but either way.

      Have a great trip.

    • hedski says:

      Enjoy the holiday Trig, catch ya in the finals hopefully!! 👍

  20. Maverick_ says:

    Danger into Gawn for me

  21. The Ranger says:

    Brayden Sier will debut for the Pies.

    • INPieman says:

      Looking forward to having a look at him. Playing Gold Coast he might think it's easy

  22. BrownlowBoy says:

    Robbo should be back this week.

    Beware those captaining Fyfe.

    • Ja191 says:

      if he scored a 140 vs jacobs, robbo shouldn't be a problem I would have thought. Blokes untaggable

      • BrownlowBoy says:

        Considering Fyfe only averages 94 against Brisbane, I dare say it possibly is a problem. Only scored 81 against them last time he played also.

        • Ja191 says:

          hmm interesting wasn't aware of that. Given he's at home with the form he's in i'd pencil him in for a big score, like him more as a vc knowing that stat but don't see him going under 100

          • BrownlowBoy says:

            Yeah agree, both stats kind of cancel each other out. He's a monster at home, but those stats verse Brisbane aren't very appealing!

  23. dontblushbaby says:

    Tom Lynch ruled out for the rest of the season, may have played his last game for the Suns, see you next year at Punt Rd Lynchy

    • Ja191 says:

      shades of gaz, will definitely be leaving now

    • Chris says:

      You might be able to see him from Punt Road…he will only be across the road at the Holden Centre

  24. Lazza says:

    Gawn into Fyfe..

  25. Lazza says:

    Posting here cos no one is on the Cheatsheet thread..
    Holman to Kelly or Cripps?

    • theRealPod says:


      • Derek says:

        there will come a time later in the season where Cripps hangs up his boots and starts thinking about next year.

        depending how GWS go in the next 3 weeks, Kelly might do the same considering his injury problems this year.

        i just worry about premiums in non-finals bound teams

        • Moosehead says:

          You worry too much. Relax and enjoy and I hope you have finally got Buddy so you don’t have to hide behind the couch when he plays. Apt comment you made because I felt the same but got him now.

        • Redpill5 says:

          Not if he’s a chance for the Brownlow

        • Defying_Madness says:

          Hmm you have me thinking what if Ed Curnow hangs up his boots early

          • hedski says:

            I'm in the same situation as you DM, re Treloar, same amount of trades/cash, came down to Bont or Gaff, I'm going Gaff, bit suss on Bonts fitness, Gaff doesn't have the ceiling but seems more reliable. Good luck with your choice mate. 👍

    • redherringfc says:

      Both good options. I’d go Kelly, but that’s because I’ve held him all year and avoided bringing Cripps in as a reverse POD. Which cost me all but 1 league game last week.

    • Joe T says:

      I'm also tossing between these two, feel like it's such a line ball call. Anyone got any good info to favour one over the other? e.g. perform well post-byes/opponents during finals etc

  26. r_calve says:

    do i go for wines, Higgins, or Sidebottom

  27. Ja191 says:

    Should I trade out whitfield or coniglio to cripps (person I don't trade will become my m8)

  28. Marty says:

    Gawn into Fyfe. Easy peasy!

  29. Ricardo says:

    People going Gawn into Fyfe are cutting it fine. Plus need to have a non-playing Docker or Lion.

  30. Sc_Wow says:

    Rory Sloane back, benefits all the midfielders around him. Wonder if many are as smart as me to make the move I did

  31. Sc_Wow says:

    Just a quick word on the rank vs leagues debate.

    I’ve made it pretty clear that I play for rank, and it’s always been my opinion that if you do well in rank leagues will take care of themselfs.

    For example I’m currently in a league with lots of well respected league players, I am 2nd in that league with 40 points, another unnamed member is 14th with 16 points.

    Surely after looking at this it’s clear that people who say they play for leagues are using it as a cop out, and are hoping to get a few cheap weekly wins

    • SC_Sixty6 says:

      I'm 1st in 7 of my leagues and then 2nd, 2nd, 3rd! They sure do take care of themselves!

    • Derek says:

      it usually works out if you are way up the rankings. I'm in that odd section this year, ranked in top 4 in 3 very competitive league, but also ranked 18th in two other competitive leagues.

      i play for rank, and it isn't until about this time of the year i look at how i've been doing in the leagues and see if i can salvage any pride.

    • redherringfc says:

      I had to check my rank to see if it was me, but unfortunately I’m 13th and 15th and on 20 points in those 2.

      I’ll admit I’ve had a shocking season so far, but I still think I can win both those leagues.

      • Russty_ says:

        Nah it was directed towards me Herring, they felt the need to have a go at me even though I've hardly posted in the last week, and I put a last minute league up for grabs before the season started and those two slimed their way in there.
        I'm only ranked within the top 5000 but I'm not worthy of any respect apparently lol.
        My other leagues that I care about I'm doing ok in…all good 🙂

        • Randomcliche2 says:

          Depends on where the $ are. I'm sure everyone still in contention for overall (very few) are playing for rank. Then it comes down to league and side bets. Can still be saving trades and losing rank to win a league. Good luck.

        • SC_Sixty6 says:

          "they" ????? Not my post bud.

  32. sc tragic says:

    I thought Tiges and Swannies were at ES tonight. ???

  33. Derek says:

    in my Draft league i need to play one of the following on the field:


    Two of them play tonight, so need to decide in the next couple of hours. There's no real opportunity of loopholing in Draft.

  34. Corey says:

    Hi Community, 11 Trades Left 58K in the Bank
    Should I look to hold trades or attempt to obtain Josh Kelly or a forward option
    Laird, Yeo, Sicily, Simpson, Hurley, Savage (Mirra, Ridley)

    Fyfe, Mitchell, Dangerfield, Martin, Cripps, Coniglio, Rockliff, Holman (Ahern, Phillips, Spargo)

    Gawn, Nankervis (Olango)

    R.Gray, McLean, Heeney, Walters, D.Smith, Fritsch (Langdon, T.Smith)

    • Marcus says:

      Langdon to Battle should give you enough $ to go Holman to Kelly or Oliver

  35. Defying_Madness says:

    T Smith omitted seriously

  36. Derek says:

    Pickett is IN

  37. KSinny says:

    Dont have much time guys I need to downgrade to a rookie mid for some coin, who do I get?

  38. John says:

    Gray or Yeo?

  39. Jim_bob321 says:

    Anyone rate Mitch Robinson as a POD ahead of Heeney and Tmac?

    • Cobee Bear says:

      Not personally, but applaud you if it pays off

    • Ja191 says:

      heeney will average most, I like the robbo pick over tmac tho, don't see tmac averaging over 90-95 from here on

    • Jace says:

      i dont have Heeney yet i was going to get him this week,
      but i think i might go De Goey instead as a POD.
      What do you think?

    • theRealPod says:

      Robbo is very good but unreliable. Do you think he'll go the rest of the season without an injury or suspension?

  40. TheGreatBozza says:

    Thoughts on j.smith? Need to downgrade Holman tonight to afford Heeney

    Other option is Narkle or Dawson. If they become a donut not fazed as they can be a loop

  41. BlueBaggerJosh says:

    damn have to field mihocek because webster is out, at least pies have easy opposition could kick 4 again.

    • Russty_ says:

      Yeah mate groin issues have been a bugger this year, hope for your sake Webster gets back next week, Lobb back this week and he had a groin as well, can take awhile.

  42. theRealPod says:

    Maybe it's on the podcast, is there a podcast?

    • Russty_ says:

      Not until they build their studio, cause you couldn't just do it on a computer…

  43. Tyruddanaut says:

    ITS A LITTLE bit controversial but I have finalized my trades l leaving me with 2 left.
    Fritsch —> McDONALD
    Ed Phillips —> Schumacher

  44. WTFoxtrot_58 says:

    Got the E on Dusty…lol..

  45. JEL says:

    Nank for the sneaky C

  46. Stupid Coach says:

    VC – Cripps or Titch and C – Gawn or
    VC – Danger or Cripps and C – Titch

    Trades – 9 left and 98k in the bank. My team is as follows:

    B: Yeo, Laird, Simpson, Ryan, Hurley, Savage (Keefe, Redman)
    M: Danger, Dusty, Heeney, Cripps, Parker, Cogniglio, Holman, Phillips,Giro, Barry
    R: Gawn, Nank, Olongo
    F: Sicily, Gray, Franklin, D Smith, Petracca, T Smith, ZGL, Guelfi

    Thinking of trading ZGL or Guelfi to Ahern and Holman to Josh Kelly or just hold. Happy to consider any other options. Appreciate the advice as always.

    • Russty_ says:

      Hey Coach, hopefully you traded out Holman to someone better but I think VC Cripps C Gawn looks good.

  47. AntiRance says:

    Rance is a flog!!!

    • Bri says:

      Richmond are flogs Castagna and vastulin also horrible hit on Heeny to give him a concussion also by Riewoldt early in the match

  48. Tyruddanaut says:

    Love ya work Heeney!

  49. Shake_n_Bake_ says:

    Feel like im the only team without Heeney. Hope it at least helps this week not having him.

    • Russty_ says:

      You and the other 49.99999% Shake but it should help you this week 🙂

  50. ZzZCalintZzZ says:

    Rance and Franklin should make a movie
    Great actors

  51. Jacked off says:

    Those jughead jerk recruiters at St Kilda need a jumperpunch to the jowls if they try to justify any more jostling or jamming of jocks first named with a j into their jungle of Jacks. It’s no joke, I’m jaded and want justice.

  52. jeff says:

    take jpk's 140 for captain or captain gawn or fyfe?

  53. Corey says:

    11 Trades left
    Option 1
    Holman to J.Kelly
    Langdon to Dawson

    Option 2
    Fritsch To De Goey

    Option 3
    Fritsch To De Goey
    Holman To Shuey
    =Completed Team

  54. Incredible post.