# Around The Grounds – Round 18

We’re only a few short weeks away from Supercoach Finals time and boy oh boy are the Supercoach gods testing us. We’ve had injuries hit us again, now with Paddy Ryder with a hip injury, JPK with a back problem, James Sicily out with a broken wrist, Robbie Gray being slammed into the turf and worst of all, Nic Naitanui tearing his ACL again (Will the football gods just leave the man alone for the rest of his career please?). They’re making it increasingly difficult to nail down a full premo side, but thankfully we still have some great rookies to keep our sides ticking along. So let’s go take a look at some of them now.

**Around the Grounds**

**Victoria**

**Carlton**

The Blues suffered another loss, this time going down to St Kilda 116-52. **Lochie O’Brien **had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles with 5 rebound 50’s for 65 SCPoints, **Paddy Dow **had 17 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 45 SCPoints, **Matt Shaw** had 15 disposals, 2 marks and 4 clangers for 29 SCPoints. **Harry McKay** returned to the side with 15 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles for 56 SCPoints, **Jarrod Garlett** had 14 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 49 SCPoints and **Cam Polson** had 3 disposals and 3 tackles with 2 clangers for 15 SCPoints.

The Northern Blues had a 98-59 loss to Williamstown in the VFL. **Ciaran Byrne **had 17 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles, **Angus Schumacher** had 13 disposals and 2 marks and **Pat Kerr** kicked 3 behinds with 12 disposals and 5 marks.** **

**Collingwood**

Collingwood managed just 3 goals in the 2^{nd} half, eventually losing 102-767 to West Coast. **Brody Mihocek **had 15 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles, 3 hitouts and kicked 2.3 for 81 SCPoints while **Brayden Sier** had 13 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles with 4 clearances for 76 SCPoints. **Josh Daicos** had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 46 SCPoints, **Jaidyn Stephenson** had 11 disposals, 6 marks and a tackle for 40 SCPoints and **Ben Crocker** had 9 disposals, 4 marks and a tackle for 18 SCPoints.

Collingwood had a bye in the VFL.** **

**Essendon**

Essendon were too good for the Gold Coast in the 2^{nd} half, kicking 9 goals to 2 to win 95-51. **Matt Guelfi** had a quality game with 17 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals for 95 SCPoints, **Ben McNiece** had 7 disposals for 13 SCPoints and **Jake Long** was a late replacement for Orazio Fantasia and had 10 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles for 61 SCPoints.

In the VFL the Bombers had a tight 103-102 loss to Werribee. **Kobe Mutch** had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 7 tackles, **Dylan Clarke** had 19 disposals, 3 marks and 15 tackles and **Trent Mynott** kicked 2 goals with 14 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles.

**Geelong**

Geelong lost 112-97 to Adelaide on Thursday night. **Tim Kelly** was his usual terrific self with 29 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles with 7 clearances for 107 SCPoints while **Quinton Narkle** had 15 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 64 SCPoints. **Jack Henry** had 8 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 50 SCPoints, **Sam Simpson** finished with 7 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 28 SCPoints and **Jamaine Jones** had 7 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 32 SCPoints.

Geelong defeated Sandringham 96-69 in their Round 15 match in the VFL. **Charlie Constable** had 33 disposals, 8 marks, 6 tackles and kicked 1.2 and **Gryan Miers** booted 2 goals with 18 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles.

**Hawthorn**

Hawthorn suffered a loss down in Tasmania, losing to Brisbane 98-65. **Teia Miles **played his 2^{nd} match of the year and had 16 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles for 58 SCPoints.

The Box Hill Hawks had a 110-67 win over Port Melbourne in the VFL. **James Worpel** had 34 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and a goal, **David Mirra **had 22 disposals, 9 marks and a tackle and **James Cousins** had 10 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles while **Mitch Lewis** booted 3 goals with 15 disposals and 10 marks.

**Melbourne**

It was a tight match for the first half, but Melbourne blew the Western Bulldogs away in the 2^{nd} half, winning 119-69. **Bayley Fritsch** had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles for 72 SCPoints and **Charlie Spargo** had 14 disposals, 2 marks, 7 tackles and 2 goals for 91 SCPoints.

The Casey Demons defeated Footscray 88-73 in Round 15 of the VFL season. **Sam Weideman **booted 4 goals with 17 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles and 7 hitouts and **Tim Smith** kicked 1.2 with 9 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 2 hitouts.

**North Melbourne**

It was a close one, but North fell just short against Sydney, losing 104-98. **Paul Ahern** had 21 disposals, 1 mark, 6 tackles and 2 clearances for 94 SCPoints, **Alex Morgan** made his AFL debut and had 18 disposals, 9 marks and 2 tackles for 73 SCPoints and **Luke Davis-Uniacke** had 16 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 4 clearances for 68 SCPoints.

North had a 128-43 loss to Richmond in the VFL. **Ben McKay** had 17 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles while **Will Walker** kicked 1.1 with 15 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.

**Richmond**

Richmond almost stole the game near the end, but fell just short, losing to GWS 79-77. **Jack Higgins **had 14 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 36 SCPoints, **Shai Bolton** had 9 disposals, 2 marks and 1 tackle with 4 clangers for 26 SCPoints and **Callum Moore** had 5 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 26 SCPoints.

Richmond had a 128-43 win over North Melbourne in the VFL. **Patrick Naish **had 26 disposals, 5 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 1.1, **Tyson Stengle** had 24 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and 6 goals and **Callum Coleman-Jones** booted 1 goal with 9 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 9 hitouts.

**St Kilda**

The Saints got their 4^{th} win of the year with a big 116-52 win over Carlton on Friday night. **Ed Phillips** returned to the side and had 21 disposals and 8 marks for 64 SCPoints while **Bailey Rice** had 18 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s for 80 SCPoints. **Rowan Marshall** had an impact, both in the ruck and in front of goals with 16 disposals, 8 marks, 2 tackles, 23 hitouts and 2 goals for 88 SCPoints. **Hunter Clark** also played and had 13 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles for 47 SCPoints.

The Sandringham Zebras lost to Geelong 69-96 in the VFL. **Nathan Freeman** had 23 disposals, 7 marks and 5 tackles, **Nicholas Coffield** had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles and **Hugh Goddard** had 14 disposals, 5 marks, 5 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s.** **

**Western Bulldogs**

The Bulldogs couldn’t keep up with Melbourne, losing 119-69 on Saturday afternoon at the MCG. **Aaron Naughton** finished with 18 disposals, 4 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 70 SCPoints, **Billy Gowers** had 16 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles with 7 inside 50’s for 50 SCPoints, **Brad Lynch **finished with 16 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and 5 clangers for 58 SCPoints. **Ed Richards **had 16 disposals, 2 marks and 5 inside 50’s for 46 SCPoints and **Patrick Lipinski** had 9 disposals and a goal for 43 SCPoints.

Footscray lost to the Casey Demons 88-73 in the VFL. **Lukas Webb** had 22 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and a goal and **Fergus Greene** booted 4 goals with 10 disposals, 2 marks and 7 tackles, while **Tim English** had 37 hitouts with 9 disposals, 2 marks and 4 tackles.

**South Australia**

**Adelaide**

The Crows kept their finals chances (barely) alive with a 112-97 win against Geelong at Adelaide Oval on Thursday night. **Tom Doedee** had 20 disposals, 5 marks, 34 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s for 69 SCPoints, **Jordan Gallucci** finished with 15 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 2 goals and **Lachlan Murphy** booted 3 goals with 11 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 74 SCPoints.

The Adelaide reserves had their first win in the SANFL this year with a 10 goal to 0 last quarter giving them a 116-60 win over Port Adelaide. **Patrick Wilson** had 32 disposals, 9 marks and 6 tackles, **Matthew Signorello** had 19 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and 2.2, **Myles Poholke** had 17 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 3 goals and **Darcy Fogarty** had 14 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 3 goals.

**Port Adelaide**

Port Adelaide were hurt but a few injuries and suffered a 59-50 loss to Fremantle over in Perth on Sunday afternoon. **Riley Bonner** had 12 disposals, 2 tackles and 4 rebound 50’s for 51 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide suffered a 116-60 loss to Adelaide in Kadina in the SANFL Showdown. **Jack Trengove** finished with 26 disposals, 3 marks and 8 tackles, **Jarrod Lienert** had 22 disposals, 8 marks and a goal, **Will Snelling** had 20 disposals, 2 marks and 11 tackles and **Dom Barry** finished with 16 disposals, 1 mark, 4 tackles, 4 rebound 50’s and a goal.

**Western Australia**

**Fremantle**

It wasn’t the prettiest game, but the Dockers did the job in the end, defeating Port Adelaide 59-50. **Stefan Giro** had 19 disposals, 2 marks and 6 tackles for 86 SCPoints, **Bailey Banfield** had 18 disposals and 9 tackles with 5 clearances for 95 SCPoints, **Adam Cerra** had 17 disposals, 3 marks and 8 tackles for 84 SCPoints. **Ryan Nyhuis** had 11 disposals, 3 marks and 1 tackle (which will likely send him away for a few) for 44 SCPoints and **Scott Jones** had 9 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles, 11 hitouts and a goal for 81 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder lost to Perth 75-67 in the WAFL. **Mitch Crowden** had 20 disposals, 7 marks, 5 tackles and a goal, **Taylin Duman **had 19 disposals, 8 marks and 4 tackles and **Luke Strnadica **had 14 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles, 28 hitouts and a goal.

** ****West Coast**

West Coast had a quality win away at the ‘G on Sunday afternoon, defeating Collingwood 102-67. **Jake Waterman **had 15 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 3 behinds for 62 SCPoints, **Tom Cole** had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 49 SCPoints, **Daniel Venables** had 12 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles with 6 clangers for 26 SCPoints and **Willie Rioli** had 12 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 goals for 81 SCPoints.

East Perth had a big 115-54 win over the Swan Districts in their WAFL match. **Hamish Brayshaw** had 25 disposals, 3 marks, 7 tackles and kicked 2 goals, **Matthew Allen** had 20 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles while **Jack Petruccelle **kicked 3 goals with 12 disposals, 3 marks and a tackle.

**New South Wales**

**GWS**

GWS had a tight win against the reigning Premiers, winning 79-77 on Saturday night. **Zac Langdon** was great with 3 goals, 15 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles for 106 SCPoints. **Sam Taylor** had 13 disposals, 5 marks and 5 tackles for 70 SCPoints and **Brent Daniels** had 9 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 48 SCPoints.

The UWS Giants had a close 70-68 loss to the Gold Coast in the NEAFL. **Jeremy Finlayson** had 27 disposals, 6 marks and a tackle, **Matthew Flynn** had 19 disposals, 5 marks, 49 hitouts and a goal and **Nicholas Shipley** finished with 18 disposals, 6 marks, 4 tackles and a goal.

**Sydney**

Sydney got a 104-98 win over North Melbourne on Sunday thanks to an Aliir Aliir goal in the dying stages of the game. **Aliir Aliir **had a great game with 23 disposals, 10 marks and a goal for 97 SCPoints, while **Colin O’Riordan** made his AFL debut and had 17 disposals, 7 marks, 5 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s for 85 SCPoints. **Ben Ronke** was super busy, booting 5 goals with 16 disposals and 3 marks for 94 SCPoints, **Daniel Robinson** had 11 disposals and 6 marks for 44 SCPoints and **Tom McCartin** had 10 disposals, 8 marks and 1 tackle for 34 SCPoints.

Sydney had a 128-54 win over the NT Thunder in the NEAFL. **Jordan Foote** had 33 disposals, 10 marks, 7 tackles and 3 goals while **Darcy Cameron** had 28 disposals, 10 marks, 5 tackles, 43 hitouts and 3 goals and **Jake Brown** had 23 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and a goal.

** ****Queensland**

**Brisbane**

Brisbane had a great win, defeating Hawthorn 98-65. **Cam Rayner** had a great game with 19 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 goals, but had 6 clangers which lowered his score to 76 SCPoints. **Oscar McInerney **had 12 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 7 hitouts for 57 SCPoints.

Brisbane had an 86-75 win over Sydney Uni in the NEAFL. **Jacob Allison** had 33 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and a goal, **Corey Lyons** had 25 disposals, 6 marks and 5 tackles and **Zac Bailey** had 19 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and a goal.

**Gold Coast**

Inaccurate goal kicking hurt the Suns, booting 6.15 and going down to Essendon 95-51. **Will Brodie** had 14 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles with 4 clearances and 4 rebound 50’s for 60 SCPoints, **Charlie Ballard** had 14 disposals, 6 marks and 5 rebound 50’s for 72 SCPoints. **Nic Holman **booted 3 goals with 11 disposals and 7 marks for 74 SCPoints, **Brayden Crossley** had 7 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 7 hitouts for 64 SCPoints, **Joshua Schoenfeld** had 6 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle for 32 SCPoints and **Wil Powell** had 3 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 28 SCPoints.

The Gold Coast reserves had a narrow 70-68 win over the UWS Giants in their NEAFL match. **Jacob Dawson** had 29 disposals, 5 marks and 6 tackles.

**Top 5 under 200K**

**DEF**

**Colin O’Riordan – $123,900 – 85 SCPoints****Alex Morgan – $123,900 – 73 SCPoints****Brad Lynch – $181,400 – 68.3 SCPoints**

**MID**

**Brayden Sier – $186,400 – 72 SCPoints****Quinton Narkle – $167,600 – 58 SCPoints****Brent Daniels – $117,300 – 46.5 SCPoints****Jake Long – $149,500 – 62 SCPoints****Wil Powell – $147,900 – 44.3 SCPoints**

**RUC**

**Scott Jones – $160,100 – 56 SCPoints**

**FWD**

**Brent Daniels – $117,300 – 46.5 SCPoints****Wil Powell – $147,900 – 44.3 SCPoints****Daniel Venables – $179,300 – 39.3 SCPoints****Cam Polson – $120,300 – 26.8 SCPoints****Sam Simpson – $187,400 – 28 SCPoints**

And that’s it from me this week. As usual, you can either leave a comment in the section below, or hit me up on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!

## 21 Comments

## dontblushbaby · 17/07/2018 at 21:41

Best trade for R.Gray around the same price – Gunston 469k,Lambert 452k,Hogan 451k, M'Clean 445k, Menegola 444k or Taranto 410k, anyone else ?? Thanks

## Corey · 17/07/2018 at 22:39

Can you hold? Because I would, I reckon he’ll be good to play this week

## Corey · 17/07/2018 at 22:39

If not go McLean

## Jeffrey · 17/07/2018 at 22:53

Yep just Hold

## Ricardo · 19/07/2018 at 12:19

Would be silly and extremely irresponsible if they played Gray

## Jeffrey · 17/07/2018 at 22:56

How about a forward replacement for Sicily? Price is not an issue. I’m tossing up between Westhoff, Breust & L. Ryan???

## Lazza · 17/07/2018 at 23:29

The Hoff, especially with Ryder out..

## r_calve · 18/07/2018 at 12:53

the chad

## Jono · 17/07/2018 at 22:58

Who should I pick out of Nank and Sinclair? I can afford either!!

## Keith · 17/07/2018 at 23:16

Nank 👍

## Kangaz · 18/07/2018 at 00:07

Doedee had 34 tackles. Amazing. Happy i have him lol

## Maverick_ · 18/07/2018 at 08:30

Webster, gray, nicnat & Sicily.

Gray just the 1 week I hope.

Webster hopefully 1-2 and can cover him but Nic na & sic have to go .

270k 6 trades

Trade 1. Nicnat—> goldy.

Trade 2. Sic —> ???? McDonald wingard Mundy Hogan

I have currently have westhoff, heeney, gray, McLean & D.smith.

## Cobee Bear · 18/07/2018 at 10:06

I'm optimistic Gray will play

## NoLanguage · 19/07/2018 at 21:30

Named

## BlueSteele · 18/07/2018 at 09:15

Thanks Barron but unfortunately the Magpies didn't score 767!

## Oliver · 18/07/2018 at 15:29

What is everyone's thoughts on bringing in Darling next week after his price drop? If he can recover some of the early season form he would be a bargain. Or will he take too long to get going again?

## Rivo · 18/07/2018 at 17:20

Sicily to Brayshaw or Crisp? Both have a tough run home but Brayshaw opens up another DPP link.

## dontblushbaby · 18/07/2018 at 20:42

Hinkley – Gray likely to face Giants

## Russty_ · 18/07/2018 at 21:51

That'd be nice, wouldn't have to play Ahern then.

## AbeyJ · 19/07/2018 at 22:43

Looking for a DEF rookie as a downgrade option to make $$ and provide cover. Who's got the better job security, O’Riordan or Morgan?

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