Who’s Your Captain? – Round 4

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I’m a man of few words so let’s just get on with it.

Round 4 is upon us.

Top VICE CAPTAIN Options –

Jake Lloyd

Thursday Night vs Melbourne – AVG vs Team: 73.4

Lloyd’s average against Melbourne over his entire career isn’t great, but he hasn’t really been a top end premium for a long period of time either. Melbourne love to bomb the ball inside 50 to nobody at the moment and Jake Lloyd will absolutely love that. Only have to look back to a similar scenario last year in Round 9 when Fremantle were bombing it to nobody inside the 50 and he scored a lazy 173 because he was cutting everything off.

Brodie Grundy

Friday Night vs Western Bulldogs – AVG vs Team: 89.8

Scored 152 the last time these two teams met, and it’s probably because the Doggies don’t really have a recognised ruckman apart from the beanpole that is Tim English. These are two midfields that will go head to head all game and that’s where the game will be won and lost. Grundy will want to make sure he makes an impact best as possible and gives the Collingwood midfield silver service at the stoppages.

Jack Macrae

Friday Night vs Collingwood – AVG vs Team: 97.8

With a 92, 102, 104 in his last three outings against the Pies, he’ll want to bump that up by at least 25 points to even be in consideration for us to flick the switch. There is the likelihood that he gets tagged, but we’re talking about Nathan Buckley here who didn’t tag Tom Mitchell. Twice. So who really knows?


Lachie Whitfield

Early Saturday vs Geelong – AVG vs Team: 78.4

If you’re bold. If you’re daring. The half back dasher that is Lachie Whitfield might be a great POD option for Vice Captaincy. Hot on the heels of Jake Lloyd for highest averaging defender early in this season, and he could produce a score that sets you apart from your opponent. Has procduced scores of 130, 82 and 66 in his last three encounters against the Cats.

Other options: Max Gawn, Adam Treloar, Marcus Bontempelli


Patrick Dangerfield

Early Saturday vs GWS – AVG vs Team: 128.3

Don’t usually need too much convincing to slap the Blue or Gold armband on Dangerfield when he’s playing at the Cattery. Holds a 128 average against the Giants, and an average of 121 at GMHBA Stadium. He looks to just be going about his business as usual, pretty safe selection. Likely to get the attention of Matt de Boer.

Lachie Neale

Saturday vs Essendon – AVG vs Team: 108.6

Neale’s current form is just scintillating, and that’s only putting it lightly. Seems to love playing up at Brisbane, and their game plan seems to suit him. Scored a massive 147 against the Bombers last time he played them, albeit in Fremantle colours.

Patrick Cripps

Sunday vs Gold Coast – AVG vs Team: 107.3

The Blues skipper scored a huge 173 last time he played at Metricon Stadium against Stuart Dew’s boys. Expecting him to cop some close attention from Bowes and Miller, but it would surprise me if they shut him down enough for him not to produce a Captain worthy score.

CAPTAIN Smokey –

Travis Boak

Saturday Twilight vs Richmond – AVG vs Team: 102.7

Will it be Boak? Will it be Rockliff? Will it be Powell-Pepper? *buzzer sound* It was Drew. If anything, Wines return only helped Travis Boak last week. Scoring like an uber-premium midfielder, Boak might just be the one that sets you apart from the pack and shoots you up the rankings. Projected to score 119, but given the current state of the Richmond Football Club it wouldn’t surprise me if scores a bit more than that.

Other options: Rory Sloane, Andrew Gaff

Who are you going with, Community?

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Pog Mo Thoin

Smokey is Big Boy McEvoy. Playing against his old team with an average of 104. In career best for this year.


Thoughts on throwing the captain's armband to Matt Crouch!!


Good shout Binga! North concede a lot of points from the middle of the park.


Can't VC Gawn never has made a big score against Sydney.
Can't VC Macrae.
I have no VC option with Hore and Sweet as loops so….

Grundy vs Bulldogs (2017 – 82) (2018 – 152)
Danger vs Giants (2017 – 163, 196) was pure mid. (2018 – 108) was 50/50 fwd mid.
Cripps vs Suns (2017 – 77, 114) (2018 – 115, 173)

Leaning towards Cripps as Captain


Well you may as well loop Gawn. I cant see him scoring huge but why wouldnt you VC him anyway?


Of course I VC him. His last 3 scores against Sydney are nothing but unworthy VC scores though


Neale to Cripps


Nice Holty


Who you going Russty?


Same mate, made some very silly rule-breaking trades this week cause I'm ranked 40,0000000 or something.
Leaves me with no money but stuff it! 🙂


I might be going Dunkley to Boak. But after going Heeney to Kelly last week I’ve sort of scared myself


Mate I know right?…I went De Goey to Kelly last week and then he got injured and DeGoey outscored Kelly haha, Kelly's a better choice than Dunk or DeGoey in the long game.
You should see who I sidewaysed this week to Neale lol
Not sure about Boak yet, but he is bloody flying mate.
All of those Port punks are good for our bye situations.


That bye is why Boak is so appealing. He is over performing right now but even a 100 average from here on would be great


Not giving out the secret trade Russty? ive sidewayd Fyfe to Neale, my seosons over already so why not?


At this time I’m looking at Danger into Cripps ..


Well I’m a duffer… can’t loop hole that combination unless Carlton’s best VFL player is dropped this week. But it gets worse, unless he is named on field in Thursday’s teams and listed in the squad… we won’t know if he is playing or not until Friday and it will be all too late…
So I either bring Lloyd in or VC Oliver… probably go with the latter…


Anyone else concerned about de Boer going to Danger? I’m VC Grundy instead for this reason


Danger will go to war with De Boer, it'll be De Boer war round 2 🙂


Danger is in hot form. His style (hunger to hunt the ball) and size makes him hard to tag. And if de Boer does start having an impact Danger can go forward and expose him there. So hopefully he goes to someone else, and NOT Kelly as I have him too 🙂


Yeah heard some talk on some of the Fox Footy shows about Kelly possibly copping a tag this week, hope not.


Macca will wear the arm band once again.

I do like a big mac on Friday night. 🤣

Big G

Is Lockhart for Marty Hore a useless early trade? In the top 1000 community!


If you're in the top 1k then you'll stay there by holding off wasting trades, and this is a trade waste. Good luck whatever you decide!


Hold that trade G if that's your biggest challenge atm and use it to get Stack in next week if he ticks the boxes again this weekend for worst of your mid rookies, (Atkins, Scott, Setterfield). Not to mention Dees are so far from a settled side atm Lockhart could be out again next week.


Also Hore still in 43% of teams still mate so won't hurt so much of you choose to hold atm


Sweet plays Friday night so only leaves Gawn to loop


Dogs play not sweet I meant


Lloyd into Cripps for me. Don't actually have any other choice given that my donuts are playing early

Rick Grimes

Preuss in. This will test the Gawn theory.


I'm nervous Rick, hope the big Palooka doesn't get much Ruck-time.


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I dont have a captain loophole, the two i have in Whore and St play bfore my VC and C Choices,,,,,Argrgrgrgrgrgrgr


No Ruck spud on the bench Hawk?…I reckon just go Cripps against the Gold Coast…or Grundy if you have him.


Yeah Street Russ, was going Neale into Cripps


Oh righto mate, Sweet ay?…I started The Eagle's best ruckman…Bines.


Oh well, might just have to be Crippa C


Might have found my loophole Russty, Dursma running laps away from the main group ??


Lloyd on Thu worth a gamble Hawk, if you have him?