Who’s Your Captain? – Round 3
Top VICE CAPTAIN Options –
Thursday Night vs Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 138.4
Paddy not only loves coming up against his old side, but also loves playing at Adelaide Oval. In his last three battles with his old side he’s come out with a 158 and a 142 in front of the Riverbank Stand at Adelaide Oval, and a 149 at the GMHBA Stadium. He’s playing at the former venue, but an impressive formline against the Crows nevertheless.
Thursday Night vs Geelong – AVG vs Team: 108.3
It’s a good shout to assume Sloane will want to show old mate Danger how it’s done. Scored a 127 last time these two teams met, and we’ve all seen so far this year that Sloane has come out a different beast from last year, a force to be reckoned with. A true captaincy option, a left field POD-like option. I like it, it makes sense.
Friday Night vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 113.3
People who traded out Gawn would be feeling pretty silly right about now. Bounced back against the Cats and looks to be getting his mojo back. Scored a 168 last time Melbourne came up against the Bombers and Tom Bellchambers, and you’d be lying if you said you weren’t interested to see if he could do it again. Never underestimate Gawn.
VICE CAPTAIN Smokey –
Josh P. Kennedy
Early Saturday vs Carlton – AVG vs Team: 98.8
Remember this guy? He was once a top 10 midfielder in our wonderful game of SuperCoach. I’m not for one second saying he’s back, but he’s a good late option for your vice captaincy. Loves beating up on the young sides and has the tendency to score big against them. Carlton will put work into him, but he’s the bull in that Sydney midfield at the moment and there’s no denying that he’s started the season in blistering form.
TOP CAPTAIN Options –
Saturday Night vs Port Adelaide – AVG vs Team: 106.8
The 2019 Brownlow Medallist (don’t @ me) goes up against the Power on Brisbane’s home deck. This will be a great contest between two teams that have stamped a small authority on this season early. In Lachie’s last three outings against the Power he’s scored 99, 108 and 129, but he’s bucking all that “last time” stuff at his new club. He’s a new man in those Lions colours, and by just sheer weight of numbers will continue to score big.
Saturday vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 87.0
Cogs was a victim to the strong clamps that belong to Mark Hutchings. He’ll want to bounce back this week, and against Richmond he has his chance. Averages a massive 154 at the newly donned GIANTS Stadium, and the boys in charcoal and orange are back in front of their home crowd, so he’ll have the fans in the stands behind him as well. Josh Kelly and possibly Shane Mumford returning helps too.
Sunday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 130.5
This looks like a delicious option to put the armband on. Scores big against the Suns showcased by not only his average against, but also a score of 189 last time he played this side. Will probably cop attention from either Jack Bowes or Touk Miller, but that didn’t seem to worry him last time.
CAPTAIN Smokey –
Sunday vs North Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 113.3
I might need to turn up my microphone for this one, hang on:
JAMES SICILY IS GOOD AT FOOTBALL.
No, seriously, he is, and against the Kangaroos he’s a bit of a bully. 107, 110 and 123 in his last three games against the Shinboners, and has started the year in pretty good form. It’s a ballsy move.
Nat Fyfe (avg vs Saints: 84.9),
Patrick Cripps (avg vs Swans: 97.2),
Jake Lloyd (avg vs Blues: 81.0)
So community, who’s YOUR captain this week?