Heroes, Villains, and The Damned – Round 8
P Kennedy (116) – JPK had a big game for the Swans in the thriller, but
could’ve pushed his score north of 130 if he kicked his two goal
attempts. He hasn’t been a top player this year, but he’s an old
reliable player who’s capable of some decent scores.
Zach Merrett (129) – Merrett looks to be thriving with Shiel this season. The pressure is off him, and seems to be relishing without the tagger’s interest. 28 touches and a goal gave him another great game this season.
Josh Dunkley (136) – Those who hung fat with Dunkley will be loving life at the moment. Two back to back 130s has been huge, but how long will his midfield stint last, especially with that cloning machine down in Footscray?
Jack Macrae (135) – Another big score for Macrae this year. 28 touches and a goal wasn’t his best game, but he was efficient with the ball, and he kicked it a bit!
Lachie Neale (114) – Whilst he wasn’t huge, 114 is still enough for owners to be happy. 30 touches and a snag will be enough most weeks for that 110+ score.
Pat Cripps (120) – Is there ever going to be a week where Crippa doesn’t feature in this section? Another great game with 35 touches and a goal, but he might’ve won the Blues the game (and more importantly, score 150+) if he kicked it more than 11 times, or slot his two misses.
Brodie Grundy (141) – Another day, another VC option go right. 25 touches and 48 hit outs, along with two goals; meant Grundy had a very successful afternoon.
Adam Treloar (109) – With Adams out, many looked to Treloar to step up and have a huge game. He did have 34 touches, but five clangers hurt him a little. Hopefully can push on with the scores.
Clayton Oliver (175) – Those who own Clarry have been waiting for this sort of game. Everyone knows he has the ability to do this, and finally he’s had a huge crack. 38 touches at 71% efficiency, 15 tackles and five marks gave him a massive score. To boot, he was huge in the last minute, with two touches and two tackles to help the Demons over the line.
Max Gawn (109) – Gawny battled all day, and came away with a very respectable score. Jarrod Witts is an underrated ruckman of the competition, and Gawny did well to get 46 hitouts for the day.
Nick Holman (128) – Surely there’s nothing more gut wrenching than kicking what you believe to be the game winner, only for your team to concede not only a goal to tie with 20 seconds left, but a point to lose with 2 seconds left. Holman only had 19 touches, but he had two goals and 12 tackles to give him a big score.
Elliot Yeo (116) – Yeo has been a bit of a POD this year due to not being a defender in SuperCoach. Despite this, he’s put together a nice season. He’s probably not in the top 8-10 mids this year, but a nice selection anyway.
Andrew Gaff (109) – Gaff had 30 touches at 80% to help him crack another ton. He’s been a great selection this year, and looks to be very consistent with his scoring.
Shannon Hurn (107) – Hurn has been as consistent as they come in the backline this year, and he had another good game. 23 kicks really boosted his scoring, and his 88% efficiency ensures he gets maximum points for those kicks.
Tom Rockliff (122) – Rocky had a great game after last week’s poor performance. 41 touches was great, but 56% efficiency hurt his scoring potential.
Rory Sloane (138) – Sloane only managed 26 touches, but 13 tackles and a goal really helped his scoring. Seven clangers hurt his ability to really go big, but 138 is still a great score.
Tim Kelly (162) – Cats, Dockers, Eagles. Rip out a blank cheque, and slide it across the table. Give Kelly a pen, too. Tell him to write whatever he wants. A quiet first quarter, but turned it on to have 36 touches, 21 contested possessions, 11 clearances and two goals. He also had 7 tackles. He’s a must have.
Mitch Duncan (124) – Another great game from the underappreciated Cat. 29 touches from Duncan, along with 12 marks and 8 tackles, gave Duncan a great score.
Shaun Higgins (114) – Higgins did his best to keep the Roos in it, but his 31-disposal effort wasn’t enough to get the win. He also kicked a goal in a great display.
Ricky Henderson (120) – Ricky has been nothing short of spectacular this season. 36 touches and 10 marks gave him a great score this week. He remains a bit of an enigma in SuperCoach.
James Sicily (105) – Sicily was good in the back half for the Hawks, but he also managed to sneak forward and kick a goal late. He’s been consistent all year.
Josh Kelly (154) – Personally, I don’t understand how ChampionData came to Kelly’s score. 25 touches at 64%, with 9 tackles and four marks don’t usually get such a big score. He also had 3 clangers and only 5 clearances. I’m issuing ChampionData a “Please Explain” following this one.
Heath Shaw (144) – Shaw turned back the clock with 30 touches (24 kicks) and 11 touches off halfback. He’s a bit of a POD this season, but he’s capable of some big scores.
Nat Fyfe (133) – Fyfe had a great game, however it was marred by yet another controversial elbow incident. Patch is convinced he won’t be suspended, but I guess we’ll find out tomorrow. Hold your fire.
Rory Lobb (127) – Lobb had a huge game with 45 hit outs to go with 18 touches and a goal. He’s a left field ruck option, but you’d be happy if you had him.
Bachar Houli (106) – Another POD having a great year, despite the injuries. Houli is benefiting from Short’s absence, and hopefully can continue on for the rest of the season.
Lloyd (83) – Lloyd wasn’t nearly as influential as he had been this
year. Had 23 touches in a game where he found himself in the forward
line a bit. Look for him to return to the big scores next week.
Isaac Heeney (64) – He’s a frustrating player, that Isaac. Heeney has shown flashes of what he’s capable when he’s in the middle, but the vast majority of the year he’s found himself down forward. Hopefully Buddy returns next week and Heeney moves back to the middle.
Dylan Shiel (82) – Shiel was heavily tagged in the first half, scoring bugger all. Luckily, he turned up in the second half and managed a half respectable score. Despite this, we want 100s Dylan!!!
Travis Boak (79) – A low scoring game was always coming for the evergreen Boak. He still had 28 touches, which is encouraging, but 8 clangers and 42% disposal efficiency really hurt. He’ll bounce back, look to bring him in soon.
Smith (71) – This week was a bit of a let down for Smith after a really
good start to the year. He only managed 17 touches for the game, but
Adelaide really shared the sugar in the Showdown, so hopefully it’s just
a blip on the radar.
Matt Crouch (54) – Crouchy copped a corkie on the hip and missed a fair chunk of the game. He should play next week, look to hold.
Todd Goldstein (79) – Goldy was a bit of a let down this week. 14 touches and 37 hit outs didn’t translate in a huge score, but hopefully he can increase his out put next year.
Stephen Coniglio (75) – I’d hate to put him in the Damned list, but golly he’s getting close. For some reason Stephen is deliberately destroying my side. Please get me a big ton next week, Cogs.
Jeremy Cameron (29) – I feel for those who traded in Cameron this week. 11 touches and 0.4 didn’t give him enough points to warrant the trade. He’s still a gun, and look for him to bounce back.
Smith (71) – Ironic (adjective). When something happens in a way
contrary to what is expected to happen. Example: Devon Smith leaving GWS
to receive more midfield minutes, only for GWS star Dylan Shiel to join him at the Dons, limiting his midfield minutes.
Toby Mclean (33) – Where to for Toby owners? Yet to score big, and has been dropping cash quickly. At least Dunkley has had two big games. At a bit of a loss with Mclean.
Tom Liberatore (72) – Wasn’t awful with his score this week, but it’s probably time to move off Libba. He’s not making any more money, and he isn’t a keeper.
Sam Collins (71) – I said before the game he’d score 121, but unfortunately I was wrong. However, Collins still managed to beat his breakeven, but it’s probably time to move him.
Matt Parker (25) – Parker had a great game last week, which saved him from the chopping block, but a 25 this week will do him no favours. His breakeven will be high, and probably worth looking at cutting loose.
Justin Westhoff (41) – It didn’t take long for Westhoff to find himself back here, did it? He was back to his old ways with 12 touches, despite playing both forward and back with Todd Marshall in the side.
Tom Atkins (12) – A hamstring injury ended Atkins day prematurely. His breakeven will rise and he may miss some games, so it’s probably a good time to cut ties with the Geelong rookie.
Jack Scrimshaw (63) – Wasn’t terrible, but Scrimshaw hurt himself and spent the end of the game on the bench. I’m unsure how significant the injury is, but if he misses, he should be out of your side.
Nick Blakey (71) – The Sydney youngster snagged himself a goal to go with 17 touches in arguably his most impressive games to date. I doubt he’s in many teams, but he played well nonetheless.
Will Hayes (55) – A lot of people brought in Hayes, and whilst 55 isn’t a great score, it’ll definitely make him some cash. Look for him to increase in price over the next month.
Noah Answerth (49) – He wasn’t great in his third game, but with Zac Bailey going down injured, Answerth may hold his spot and get back to those 70s he was getting without Bailey in the team. Fingers crossed.
Sam Walsh (70) – A bit of a let down from Walsh, but still a very respectable score. Many are looking to jump off the number one pick as he looks to be slowing down a bit, but he’s probably way down the list of priorities if your team is anything like mine.
Will Setterfield (67) – First game back from his suspension-induced break, Setterfield played one of his best games. Hopefully he can make his owners some money now he’s back.
Liam Stocker (57) – His second game was much improved, and probably deserved a better score. Four free kicks let him down, without that we’d be looking at a 70-odd sort of score. He’s now on the bubble, and will be a popular traded in player.
Tom Williamson (51) – Although he was quiet in his second game, he’s looking more comfortable with the injury concerns. I had him in my side before round one, and despite the lowly scoring, it’ll take some convincing for me not to select him.
Marty Hore (89) – Marty has been huge for us this season, and with yet another score in the 80s, look to keep him on field. He managed to kick the game-tying goal from outside fifty, so we know he’s clutch.
Jay Lockhart (74) – Lockhart managed 19 touches in the win, and has continued his recent scoring trend. He is susceptible to getting dropped, but he’s performing well at the moment.
Jack Petruccelle (61) – Petruccelle has been a very consistent performer in our forward lines this year. Only ten touches for the day, but he managed two goals to boost his score.
Willem Drew (59) – Drew was expected to get more midfield minutes with Wines, Ebert and Butters all out, but his numbers didn’t increase. He barely got his breakeven, but I reckon I’ll give him another week to get his numbers up.
Xavier Duursma (61) – Poor disposal efficiency cost Duursma in this one, with his 22 touches going at 63%. A goal helped him out, but he needs to sort out his accuracy around the ground.
Connor Rozee (77) – Another good game from Rozee in the Showdown. Only 13 touches, but he kicked a goal and had 6 tackles. He’s been a good selection this year.
Charie Constable (92) – Constable was a late in after a Selwood dance-around, and surely cemented his spot for next week. 27 touches and 10 marks really boosted his score. He should be on your field each week.
Jordan Clark (81) – Many traded Clark out last week, but he came out to play and beat his breakeven. That may drop a bit over the next few weeks, so it could be worthwhile holding him for a couple more weeks.
Gryan Miers (80) – Fast becoming my favourite AFL player is Gryan. 22 touches and 1.3 could’ve been a huge score if he converted his chances.
Nick Larkey (77) – If he kicked straight, Larkey would’ve had a ton. 1 goal, two behinds hurt, but 18 touches at 61% hurt just as much. He needs to clean that up a bit.
Curtis Taylor (31) – Taylor had his first game of AFL after being a late in and was pretty quiet. He only managed 8 touches off 60% game time. He’s probably not one you should look to bring in just yet, I don’t see him holding his spot.
Mitch Lewis (39) – He presented well this week, but 1.2 didn’t help his scoring. He was much better than his score says, but unfortunately we must judge based on SuperCoach scores.
Dylan Moore (46) – Personally I didn’t notice Dylan out there, but apparently he had 14 touches and 10 marks.
Shai Bolton (124) – A huge game from Bolton helped the Tiges get the win, and did wonders for his owners. 4 goals off 16 touches gave him a score that’ll make him significant cash for the next few weeks.
Noah Balta (82) – Hot off the press, Balta went BIGGG!!! Balta played a bit forward, a bit back, a bit ruck, but wherever he went, he got touches. 13 touches, 12 hit outs and a goal, Balta finally had a good score.
Liam Baker (72) – The worst game of his season, yet still a great rookie score. Baker has been fantastic this season so far, but imagine if he kicked straight?
Sydney Stack (70) – Another good game from Stack, he’s quickly turning into a seriously reliable rookie to play on field. 18 touches and a goal helped his scoring.
Jack Ross (15) – An ankle injury ended Ross’ day early. Wait and see before trading him out, but even if he plays his cash generation will take a hit.