Scores were tied at QT before Adelaide Crows went nuts and completely dominated the game. Adelaide were treating this game as a dress rehearsal for round one, while it was clear the Giants were still experimenting with a few things. Giants stepped it up in the final quarter, but the Crows had the game all wrapped up.
BEST – GWS: Stephen Coniglio, Heath Shaw, Lachie Whitfield, Jeremy Cameron
Adelaide: Rory Sloane, Brad Crouch, Matt Crouch, Brodie Smith, Sam Jacobs
Notable absentees – GWS: Josh Kelly, Nick Haynes, Jonathan Patton, Callan Ward, Jacob Hopper, Zac Williams
Adelaide: Hugh Greenwood, Andy Otten, David Mackay
Rule change impacts
Nothing of note to report. It appears as if we all know how it will and won’t affect games now and not a lot different here. Much the same as we have seen across the JLT games for both the 6-6-6 rule and the Kick-ins.
Stephen Coniglio – MID – $588,600
If these pre-season games are any indication, he looks like he’s going to have a year that have teams throwing blank cheques at him. Fortunately for us, we only have to pay $588,600 for him. Worth every cent.
Lachie Whitfield – DEF – $542,100
Was probably one of the best on ground tonight, looks like a decent option in defence.
Jeremy Cameron – FWD – $441,100
An underrated POD selection for your forward line who is playing during that dastardly Round 13 bye round.
Tim Taranto – MID – $481,600
Wasn’t as prominent in this game as he was against the Swans the week before, but still got his hands on the ball and lined up at a lot of centre bounces.
Toby Greene – FWD – $354,600
Kicked a goal in the first quarter that reminded me (and apparently Fox Footy as well) of Daniel Wells Goal of the Year in 2004. Was exciting to watch, but only played about a third of the game. Risk vs reward in this one. Sound investment if it pays off, but who do you go to if it doesn’t?
Jackson Hately – MID – $148,800
Did not make an impact in the first half with only 5 handballs and 2 tackles for 18SC, the lowest ranked player on the ground. He was more involved in the second half picking up another 7 disposals. I’m interested to see what score he finished up on.
Jye Caldwell – MID – $162,300
Didn’t play much of the first half, and had some nice highlights in the second half but also very quiet.
Isaac Cumming – DEF – $173,700
Played roughly half the game, delivered the ball superbly with a 90% d.e. But probably not going to produce scores we want from a rookie we’re shelling out 174k for.
Rory Laird – DEF – $587,600
Didn’t start the game very well but it’s didn’t take long before we saw the Rory Laird we all know and love. Got quieter as the game went on but probably because he was seeing less and less of the ball down his end of the ground.
Brodie Smith – DEF – $332,500
Needs to improve his disposal efficiency, but he looks good. Had the ball on a string. Ran out of the square for most of his kick-ins.
Matt Crouch – MID – $551,300
Probably got a bit of leather poisoning. Gun. Finished with 158SC.
Brad Crouch – MID – $418,000
Dominate JLT1 – Tick.
Dominate JLT2 – Tick.
Plays a SuperCoach friendly game – Tick.
Are you picking him?
Rory Sloane – MID – $524,300
He looked really good tonight, and I respect the selection if you were to choose him. I still have question marks over a few things including how he goes with a tag.
Wayne Milera – DEF – $433,100
His run and carry off half back was welcome after a few errors early in the game. Intercepted a few of the Giants wayward kicks, and moved up the ground well. Probably not the Crow you want for your backline, or maybe he is? A POD at the very least. Amazingly went at 100% d.e.
Tom Doedee – DEF – $446,200
Lovely Cash Cow in 2018. Probably not a lovely selection in 2019.
Chayce Jones – MID – $171,300
This game is a good indication he’s probably in Adelaide’s round 1 side. Probably not worth his high rookie price, but he looked good the way he was going about it.
I will post the final SuperCoach scores when I have them. Who caught your eye in this game?