GWS vs Adelaide: JLT Review

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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?

The Rookies

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.

The Rookies

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?

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Wow Brad Crouch and Matt Crouch I’m almost set on fielding both the Crouch Brothers this season


Toby, Toby, Toby… I just don't know…I just wish there were some more fed rookies available.




I agree mate, he’s in my side for that reason! F3 Toby Greene gives me the chills but having B.Crouch at M6 and Walsh at M7 makes me feel much better


I'm running Setterfield, Drew, Balta, Burgess and Parker as forward rookies. If they don't play round 1 I'm cooked


Not sure Balta will,


Who tf is parker?


Saints mature ager, should line up round 1.


That’s the one!


Toby's Career SC stats:

20187 72.6
201716 96.1
201621 90.4
201522 82.8
201415 102.9
201319 73.2
201219 94.6

Take out his injury affected games in 2018 and his avg goes up to 89.

At $354k he becomes extremely tempting for F3 (downgrading T.Kelly to Greene will pocket you a further $150k)…

Lek… Patch…. somebody…. talk me out of it


Brad Crouch I guess…looks like a megalock, just hope he holds up 🙂


Time to take the Wild ride Russty!

Rick Grimes

I'm fronting up the coin for his brother. Brad just doesn't do it for me.


You just have to pick him Russty. He is just too good not too. If he gets injured again, then so be it and we deal with it. If he stays fit then he will be an absolute steal at $418K and will average 100+. Bloody LOCK!!


Thoughts on Timmy T everyone? I’m seriously tempted. Has huge potential and is a statistical beast. Looks in the same mould as Clarry in his breakout year.

Rick Grimes

With Kelly to add to the mix, I just don't see him getting enough to be value. Awkward price. He'll be a gun tho. Cogs leaves and he steps in. Next year lockity lock.


Hi Finnius. I had Taranto in front of Brad Crouch for M5 until last night. Crouch is just too good to ignore now. I have locked him in ahead of Taranto. I have Coniglio at M4 in any case. If Crouch does get injured early in the season then Taranto might come back into calculations. Thats how I see it mate. Good luck this season. You were huge last year.


Have the rest of the scores??


My B Crouch boy has had a full pre season and lockity lock! Crouch bros will kill it!


Depends on SC scores but assume they will be good but might have to change team name to:

Crouching 1 crouching 2.

Why didn't williams play tonight?


Williams was managed apparently GWS had seen enough, good sign for them but I would’ve liked to see him again

Rick Grimes

Just being managed. He'll line up r1 and dominate.


Anyone got thoughts on my team?
I feel like my midfield is weak and maybe Oliver and cripps are to expensive.
Laird, Whitfield, Hurn, McGrath, duursma, Clark (Hore, McPherson.

Cripps, Oliver, selwood, M crouch, Taranto, Libba, butters, constable (Hind, Hately, gibbons)

Nank , goldy (Clarke)

Danger, dev smith, Heeney, setterfield, Burgess Drew ( balta, bosenavulagi)


Hi Paul I'd re-think your backline maybe…If you ditch Laird,Whitfield and McGrath for Williams and Witherden / Roberton/ Francis even… you could free up some nice cash.
Could allow you to get Grundy in?
Dev Smith doesn't seem to be getting much mid time either so maybe reconsider him.
Mostly midpricers in the backline this year could be the way to go, good luck.


Thanks Russty, but dosnt everyone have Williams? Play Laird and Whitfield have had good JKT series. Francis is a similar price to McGrath with probably the same output so why him over McGrath. Agree with smith and I’ve made a few changes to get Grundy in.
Got Brodie smith in for McGrath, plus Wallis forward for Smith which got me Grundy.


Hey paul, only 30 % have Williams so not everyone, He's great value…allows you to make our other lines better.
Everyone will want ..all the best picks by the end anyway, the key is getting a leg-up early on with value picks.

I'd say Roberton over McGrath or Francis, just because he's such great value and can score. Francis is still a bit unproven so far.

Rick Grimes

Not sure McGrath will deliver enough. Dev Smith also looks irrelevant this year. I'd get Brodie Smith in, drop one of those premo def and push Tim Tant to Cogs. Cripps is a lock. Oliver also if 100% fit.


Agree Rick, Mcgrath, I was never sold on…just don't think he's clean enough with his disposals, and Smith if he's stuck down forward probably won't deliver enough points. Maybe 75- 85.


M.Crouch 🔒🔒🔒🔒
B.Smith 🔒🔒🔒🔒


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are b.crouch and brodie smith locks?


Wouldn’t say locks. But they do look like good picks thus far up to u who u pick. Lots of good Crows this year.


Traps more like it.


Anyone got the supercoach scores?


123 – Stephen Coniglio
96 – Tim Taranto
90 – Phil Davis
89 – Jeremy Cameron
86 – Lachie Whitfield
82 – Heath Shaw
76 – Harry Perryman
71 – Daniel Lloyd
69 – Brett Deledio
63 – Isaac Cumming
54 – Adam Kennedy
53 – Aiden Bonar
52 – Brent Daniels
51 – Matt de Boer
50 – Sam Taylor
45 – Matt Buntine
43 – Harry Himmelberg
42 – Jackson Hately
39 – Matthew Flynn
39 – Toby Greene
37 – Lachlan Keeffe
36 – Dawson Simpson
33 – Adam Tomlinson
29 – Jeremy Finlayson
24 – Jye Caldwell
9 – Sam J. Reid
155 – Matt Crouch
124 – Brad Crouch
123 – Wayne Milera
115 – Rory Sloane
106 – Sam Jacobs
106 – Paul Seedsman
97 – Brodie Smith
89 – Tom Lynch
88 – Bryce Gibbs
82 – Rory Laird
78 – Chayce Jones
67 – Josh Jenkins
56 – Kyle Hartigan
50 – Jake Kelly
50 – Rory Atkins
50 – Daniel Talia
48 – Riley Knight
46 – Eddie Betts
41 – Alex Keath
37 – Lachlan Murphy
36 – Richard Douglas
12 – Cameron Ellis-Yolmen
10 – Darcy Fogarty


Which Crouch do we choose
Currently have Matt but do I swap


Por que no los dos?


I’m just about considering rolling into round 1 with both crouches and Sloane dog


Only because they played last night and they are fresh in your brain…by the end of today's games you will end up with Neale, Oliver and Dusty instead because you watched them today/tonight.

Don't fall into the trap of putting all players in from one game you watched recently


So true! It's funny when I read people have gone cold on Walsh now…..It's just that his team hasnt played in a while, he's done absolutely nothing wrong since then!


I think Walsh could be the only recent expensive rookie who is worth starting with, he's obsessed with excellence, much like Tiger Woods was when he started playing Golf.


Now Collins looks worth it with another GC defender in Rory Thompson going down for the season. I was a tad unsure about paying near $200k for him. But now there is no doubt he will get a real good go at it.


JLT hype has me hook line and sinker the midfield is just so much value premos
All could average 110 or close to and are all bellow 550k


Will Cogs be in the top 8 Mids by season end ?

Rick Grimes

Definitely. Top 5 even.


Which tag team: The Crouching Crow brothers or the Dirty Dogs – Macrae and Libba…?


Tough cal, I like having Macrae in there


Thanks Lek… I'm really torn on this one… might try and find a way to work in Macrae and the Crouch boys




If u had to pick one , Hately or Jones , already have Walsh , Butters , Constable , Bewley , Gibbons as mid rookies


HJones isn’t playing tonight… I’d have thought they would have him in if he was set for R1.

It’s going to be a mad scramble when they announce the squads for R1… more so this year than any other I think..


Agree Lazza. Usually the rookie situation looks dire and then they come out of the woodwork. This year they seem to be disappearing.


I'm not sure Gibbons will make us much money unless he scores multiple goals every week, the small forward's role depends on it.


Probably Chase Jones over Hately. Hately might get a gig round 1 but Ward has to come back in. And Kelly hasn't played yet.


Scotty welcome to the why.

Take a seat on the bench next to gibbons. 😎


Hey guys, get in my league
Name: Tryhards
Code: 333993


How many leagues are ppl in? I’m in 3 at the moment.
Also can I put a 2nd team in on the same account? Or do I need to set up a new account?


I'm in ten mate…and no you can't make a second team, it's against the rules apparently, not sure if it's ok to make another one under another email address?


I’m in 10.. and no you can’t run 2 teams … one of the Top5 last year was disqualified for having another team under an alias..


Bailey Scott. Welcome to the Tophawks side. 59 SC last week backed up by 89 SC today. Good boy.


Me too.


I have one midfield bench pozzie left for either Butters or Gibbons. Do I choose Gibbons for purely cash generation (102K) or choose Butters (157K) who will probably generate less cash but outscore Gibbons by 10-15 SC points per game? Leaning to Gibbons. Thoughts?


Hey Toppa, I think Butters will give you a longer run .. Gibbons could easily find himself back in the VFL before he logs 3 games.. not even a cert for R1… Monday will be interesting..


Brad Crouch always dominates in preseason games, then a game or 3 into the year he misses with some innocuous injury then is out the entire year with a foot injury or something. He is the new Higgins. Don't fall for this form.