Around the Grounds – Round 13
One more week to go! One more week of bye rounds to go and then we’re in the home straight of the Supercoach season and into finals time. Round 13 in particular seemed to be a tough one, with a number of teams (mind included) fielding less than 18 players. That should be good news for this week however, so hopefully if last week was a bad one you can make it up this week. Quality downgrade options are starting to become difficult to find around the place, but we’ve still got a few options bobbing up here and there, so let’s go take a look at what Round 13 threw up for us and what we can maybe expect for Round 14.
Collingwood had a bye in the AFL and in the VFL.
Carlton made two spirited comebacks during the game, but fell just short of defeating the Western Bulldogs, going down 103-100. Will Setterfield was the leading disposal getter for the Blues, finishing with 24 disposals and 5 marks for 62 SCPoints. His BE is 29, but with the Blues having the BYE this week that isn’t much help. Sam Walsh had a quieter one SC wise, with 22 disposals (19 uncontested), only 1 clearance, 5 marks and 4 tackles for 50 SCPoints. Like Setterfield, he has an achievable BE of 44, but with the BYE now might be the best time to upgrade him. He’s currently $439,100 and has earnt $231,800 while scoring 1,167 SCPoints so far for the year. An excellent effort for Sam Walsh. We may be seeing the last of him for 2019, but I have a feeling we’ll all cross paths with him again in the future. Michael Gibbons had 11 disposals and 5 marks for 34 SCPoints.
It wasn’t as close for the Northern Blues, who had a 121-67 loss to Footscray at Ikon Park. Matthew Owies booted 4 goals with 9 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles, Hugh Goddard had 20 disposals, 6 marks, 7 tackles and 8 rebound 50’s and Angus Schumacherhad 16 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s.
Essendon got the win of Friday night football, defeating Hawthorn 96-77. Dylan Clarke had another tagging job, this time on Jaeger O’Meara and finished with 23 disposals, 1 mark and 3 tackles for 76 SCPoints. He looks like a prime trade in target this week. Josh Begley kicked 2 goals with 10 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles for 42 SCPoints.
Essendon made it a double against Hawthorn, defeating the Box Hill Hawks 71-61. Will Snelling had 22 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles and a goal, Irving Mosquito had 10 disposals, 4 tackles and a goal and Jordan Ridley finished with 16 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles.
Geelong had a bye in Round 13 in both the AFL and VFL.
Hawthorn failed to get the win on Friday night, losing 96-77 to the Bombers. Conor Glass had 14 disposals 4 marks and kicked a goal for 65 SCPoints. Dylan Moore returned to the side after a 3 week absence and had 10 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and a goal for 69 SCPoints.
The Box Hill Hawks had a 71-61 loss to Essendon in the VFL. Marc Pittonet had 21 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 49 hitouts and Jackson Ross kicked 4 goals with 12 disposals and 6 marks.
Melbourne did not play due to the bye round, as did the Casey Demons in the VFL.
North were in it in the first half, but a 3 goal to 7 second half put them away, losing 91-68 to GWS. Tarryn Thomas had 2.1 with 12 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles for 79 SCPoints. Luke Davies-Uniacke had 13 disposals and 4 tackles for 60 SCPoints and Nick Larkey kicked a goal with 9 disposals and 5 marks for 40 SCPoints. Sam Durdin finished with 8 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles for 63 SCPoints.
North Melbourne’s VFL side had a 110-60 loss to the Frankston Dolphins in their VFL match. Ben McKay had 16 disposals and 8 marks and Tristian Xerri kicked 1.1 with 11 disposals, 2 marks and 18 hitouts.
Richmond were again undermanned, but held on for most of the game before going to down to Adelaide 101-68 on Thursday night. Mabior Chol was a late addition and had 8 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 13 hitouts and 1.1 and 59 SCPoints. Noah Balta had just 7 disposals (all handballs), 4 tackles, 9 hitouts and 51 SCPoints. Sydney Stack had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 4 tackles with 2 behinds for 103 SCPoints. Patrick Naish played his second game and had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 67 SCPoints. Liam Baker had 16 disposals and 7 tackles for 66 SCPoints.
The Tigers have the BYE this week, which makes trading in Naish very risky, but also puts Balta and Stack in upgrade positions. Stack has a BE of 62 with a 3 round average of 93.3 SCPoints. That’s very good, but with Trent Cotchin and Shane Edwards likely back, that may be unsustainable. Balta has a BE of 90 and a 3 round average of 42.3 SCPoints. It looks like his brief hotstreak may be at an end.
Richmond’s VFL side remain two games clear on top of the ladder after a 123-39 win over Coburg on Saturday morning. Shai Bolton kicked a goal with 26 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles, Riley Collier-Dawkins had 23 disposals, 4 marks and 4 tackles and kicked 2.1, Callum Coleman-Jones kicked 1.1 with 19 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 29 hitouts and Derek Eggmolesse-Smith finished with 19 disposals, 5 marks and 2 tackles.
It was a tight match, but after a slow start the Saints managed to snag a 80-76 win over the Gold Coast in Townsville. Josh Battle had 12 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 60 SCPoints. Nick Hind had his AFL debut and had 7 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and a goal for 43 SCPoints. Matthew Parker finished with 11 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and 2 behinds and 46 SCPoints. Callum Wilkie had 19 disposals, 6 marks and a tackle for 95 SCPoints. Jonathan Marsh returned to the side and had 6 disposals, 1 mark and 4 tackles for 55 SCPoints.
The Sandringham Zebras were mauled by the Werribee Tigers, losing 87-63. Darragh Joyce had 17 disposals, 10 marks and 4 rebound 50’s and Max King kicked a goal before hurting his knee. It’s good news there with it not being an ACL injury and likely keeping him out for a few weeks at most.
The Bulldogs just got over the line against Carlton, winning 103-100. Bailey Smith had 13 disposals (100% effective!), 2 marks, 5 tackles and a goal for 76 SCPoints. Ryan Gardner was limited, with just 3 disposals, 4 hitouts and a goal for 22 SCPoints.
Footscray had an easier time with the Northern Blues, winning 121-67. Will Hayes kicked a goal with 18 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles and Jordon Sweet had 6 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles, 28 hitouts and kicked 2 goals.
It was a tight game for 3 and a half quarters, but Adelaide pulled away in the last to take a 101-68 win over Richmond. Reilly O’Brien had a heck of a game (though he wasn’t playing against top flight rucks) and had 19 disposals, 5 marks, 7 tackles, 6 clearances, 7 inside 50’s and 54 hitouts with 22 hitouts to advantage for 181 SCPoints. Now comes the big issue for ROB. With a BE of -20 he’s set to potentially gain another $75K and push into the $520K-$530K zone. With the Crows having the BYE most will think about downgrading now, he’s $446,000, so you’ll make a big chunk of money if you do, but also consider he has Rhys Stanley next week (scored 85 SCPoints against the Cats in Round 3) and Port Adelaide after that (scored 66 in Round 8).
Adelaide’s Reserves side had a 100-45 win over Central Districts on Saturday afternoon. Tyson Stengle booted 4 goals with 22 disposals and 11 marks, Kieran Strachan kicked 3.1 with 12 disposals and 8 marks, Patrick Wilson had 28 disposals, 10 marks and 4 tackles and Chayce Jones finished with 27 disposals, 9 marks and 2 tackles.
Port failed to fire in the last quarter, not registering a score and losing to Fremantle 100-79. Kane Farrell was busy in front of goals, booting 4 majors with 10 disposals and 2 marks for 72 SCPoints. Xavier Duursma had 21 disposals and 10 marks for 64 SCPoints, Zak Butters finished with 14 disposals, 1 mark and 1 tackle with a goal for 65 SCPoints and Connor Rozee had 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 44 SCPoints.
Butters has a BE of 14 coming up, Duursma has a BE of 72 and Rozee has a BE of 106. Rozee has scored in triple digits 3 times this year, so it’s possible he makes he BE, but the Power have a match against top of the ladder Geelong this week. So far this week the popular move looks to be downgrading him to Dylan Clake, or upgrading him to Josh Dunkley or Michael Walters.
The Port Adelaide Magpies had a big win on Sunday with a 113-68 win over Norwood. Joe Atley had 23 disposals, 4 marks and 6 tackles, Willem Drew kicked 1.1 with 23 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles, Cameron Sutcliffe kicked 4 goals with 19 disposals, 3 marks and 5 tackles and Billy Frampton finished with 16 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 3 hitouts and 2 goals.
Fremantle did the work in the final quarter, keeping Port goalless in the last to take a 100-79 win over the Power. Griffin Logue played his first AFL game since 2017 and had 24 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and 5 rebound 50’s for XX SCPoints. Brett Bewley had 13 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.1 for 57 SCPoints.
The Peel Thunder had a narrow 74-71 loss to South Fremantle in their Round 10 match in the WAFL. Tobe Watson had 25 disposals and 15 marks, Lloyd Meek had 17 disposals, 4 marks and 28 hitouts and Harley Bennell had 15 disposals and 10 marks.
No AFL or WAFL footy for West Coast due to the Round 13 bye.
New South Wales
The Giants did their work in the second half, defeating North Melbourne 91-68. Jake Stein made his AFL debut and had 9 disposals, 2 marks and 8 tackles for 74 SCPoints.
The UWS Giants had a 101-91 win over Redland in their NEAFL match. Jackson Hately had 25 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, Nick Shipley had 20 disposals, 5 marks, 6 tackles and a goal and Matthew Flynn finished with 16 disposals, 7 marks, 2 tackles, 11 hitouts and 2 goals.
The Swans had a week off in the AFL and NEAFL due to the bye.
Brisbane had the week off in the AFL as well as in the NEAFL with the bye.
The Suns led for most of the game, but couldn’t get over the line, losing 80-76 against St Kilda. Ben King booted 2 goals with 8 disposals and 5 marks for 39 SCPoints and Jack Lukosious had 10 disposals, 3 marks, 3 tackles and 3 rebound 50’s for 56 SCPoints as he played more in defense. Corey Ellis played his first game for the Suns and had 19 disposals and 5 marks for 65 SCPoints.
The Gold Coast Suns reserves side had a 78-63 win over Southport in the NEAFL. Chris Burgess had 14 disposals and 7 marks and Jacob Dawson had 30 disposals, 6 marks, 6 tackles and 6 rebound 50’s. Iron Maiden would be proud of that effort.
TOP 5 UNDER $250K
- Griffin Logue – 93.0 SCPoints – $164,300
- Patrick Naish – 72.5 SCPoints – $123,900
- Jake Stein – 74.0 SCPoints – $123,900
- Corey Ellis – 65.0 SCPoints – $233,300
- Johnathan Marsh – 55.0 SCPoints – $220,900
- Dylan Clarke – 87.5 SCPoints – $147,700
- Brett Bewley – 51.0 SCPoints – $154,600
- Nick Hind – 43.0 SCPoints – $117,300
- Oskar Baker – 54.3 SCPoints – $200,200
- Noah Answerth – 54.9 SCPoints – $237,000
- Archie Smith – 66.0 SCPoints – $172,300
- Ryan Gardner – 31.5 SCPoints – $102,400
- Josh Begley – 47.3 SCPoints – $203,300
- Dylan Moore – 55.8 SCPoints – $217,200
- Ben King – 32.2 SCPoints – $180,900
- Jack Lukosius – 39.7 SCPoints – $208,000
- Pray for another debutant.
Jock Reynolds Trade Machine
Since a lot of people will be looking for premo trade options this week, here are some of the more popular trades among other Supercoachers this week. This isn’t a recommendation, but will give you some insight into potential gains to be made.
- Trading Liam Baker for Dylan Clarke, earning $216,000
- Trading Michael Gibbons for Dylan Clarke, earning $156,300
- Trading Noah Balta for Dylan Clarke (sensing a theme here…), earning $137,200
- Trading Will Setterfield for Dylan Clarke, earning $117,900
- Trading Sydney Stack for Dylan Clarke, earning $247,200
- Trading Sam Walsh to Lachie Neale – Gaining 34.0 SCPoints on average and costing $139,200 or $4,094.11 per point.
- Trading Brodie Smith to Jake Lloyd – Gaining 32.4 SCPoints on average and costing $192,100 or $5,929.01 per point
- Trading Sam Walsh for Josh Dunkley – Gaining 18.1 SCPoints on average and costing $157,700 or $8,712.70 per point
- Trading Sam Walsh for Jack Macrae – Gaining 26.5 SCPoints on average and costing $133,600 or $5,041.50 per point
- Trading Sam Walsh for Michael Walters – Gaining 14.4 SCPoints on average and costing $100,400 or $6,972.22 per point
And that’s it for me this week, as usual whack your comments in the selection below or hit me up on the Twitters @BarronVonCrow. Seeya next week!