Well it was a tight one down in Morwell but I don’t think we learned a hell of a lot. Collingwood’s midfield is good and Carlton are the clear flag favourites…can we move into the player breakdowns?
Scores: Collingwood 11.11.77 defeated Carlton 10.13.73
Collingwood: Will Hoskin-Elliott, Daniel Wells, Taylor Adams, Jordan De Goey, Brayden Sier, Lynden Dunn, Matt Scharenberg
Carlton: Sam Docherty, Matthew Kreuzer, Caleb Marchbank, Darcy Lang, Jarrod Pickett, Tom Williamson
Patrick Cripps – MID – $648,200
I freaked out when he was limping at the end of the third term but he seemed to be fine, playing on in the fourth. 24 touches and two goals today and spent a fair amount of time outside of the contest. Looked to be taking it pretty easy today…he’s a bloody lock MATE.
Kade Simpson – DEF – $570,300
Went sleeveless again today which is a bloody disgrace, but proved why he’s worthy of my D1 position. 28 disposals (22 kicks) and 5 marks, he was taking some kick-ins, playing loose, linking up for the switch and locking himself into my side.
Charlie Curnow – FWD – $420,200
Got absolutely towelled up by Moore. 14 touches and 1.2 in front of goals. He might end up around $500k by the end of the year but he’s not a good selection for mine.
Nic Newman – DEF – $394,100
Was held accountable today and ended up with just 10 disposals…aka the Simpson effect. I think we can expect him to be inconsistent in 2019 with games like today to go with dominant games like last week…I prefer Smith at $60k cheaper.
Sam Petrevski-Seton – FWD – $364,900
I want big things from this kid in 2019 and 23 touches is a decent effort. He’s flashy, and explosive but still has an inside game…don’t think he’ll take the Supercoach leap this year…maybe 2020.
Sam Walsh – MID – $207,300
Not the game he had last week but still came away with 23 disposals and 5 marks…I’m assuming he’ll have scored around the 80 mark. Realistically he’s going to average maybe 70-75 points per game for the year (give or take) but will it be enough at $200k? I love him but he’s not in my side.
Will Setterfield – FWD/MID – $144,900
Wasn’t as impactful today and his 13 touches weren’t great. He’s still worthy of a forwardline selection. Lock.
Michael Gibbons – MID – $102,400
Didn’t kick a goal and only had 6 touches. He’s actually not in my side at the moment because we have a few midfield options ahead of him…still will make a little bit of cash for you but is also Carlton’s first player dropped.
Brodie Grundy – RUC – $708,200
Had a corky to go along with 17 disposals and 32 hitouts. Very clearly not competing as hard as we’ve seen him go in the past. Every time something went wrong I could just hear the words ‘COX CURSE’…
Adam Treloar – MID – $594,200
Found the ball at will today. He’s an imposing man when he’s at full flight. 42 disposals in 75% game time is incredible. He’s a reasonable POD selection but there might be games where he takes a back seat to the likes of Beams and Pendles. If you select him he won’t disappoint you.
Scott Pendlebury – MID – $562,000
Pendles is all class as we know but the days of selecting him in Supercoach seem to be over. Was good today but won’t sore enough for the year to warrant a starting selection. 26 disposals from the gun.
Dayne Beams – MID – $557,600
26 disposals and 12 contested possessions. He’s a bloody jet but I’m not sure we saw enough to start him in traditional Supercoach. He’s really noticeable on the field (probably because he’s covered in tatts) but his scoring didn’t reflect his impact. Potential upgrade target down the track for mine.
Steele Sidebottom – MID – $551,700
31 disposals and 23 of them were kicks! Sidebum just gets it one every week and basically went unmarked today. Would expect him to have tonned up today, 10 marks would’ve helped that. Another POD selection that seems to be getting better and better. Would you select him?
Jack Crisp – DEF – $519,900
Boy oh boy, my D2 is looking good! Jack Crisp had 33 disposals and 12 marks today. Was cleaning up the scraps everywhere and being used to switch the ball a lot. If he can clean up that disposal he’ll outperform his pricetag with ease. Plays a good Supercoach role but I’m asking myself if Howe will impact him…probably not, lock him in.
Jamie Elliott – FWD – $280,300
If you scored 100 points for kicking first goal I’d tale a chance on him at that price. Until then it’s a pass from me.
Darcy Moore – DEF/FWD – $239,400
Well don’t we have a dilemma here? On last week’s match it would be a no but on today’s performance he’ll find his way into a lot of teams. Not sure what his score will end up as but he was taking kick-ins, intercepting Carlton’s attacks and shut down Charlie Curnow. 17 disposals and 5 marks today.
Tyler Brown – DEF – $123,900
On the ground for about 9 seconds, won’t be there come round 1.