Heroes, Villains and The Damned: Round 18
It was another week of carnage, with Nat Fyfe, Josh Kelly and Shannon Hurn all missing. Many SuperCoachers have all three stars in their sides, so 2300+ was a good score this week.
Zach Merrett (120) willed his side over the line on Friday night, with the midfielder collecting 31 disposals and kicking two goals. Mitch Brown (117) had four goals from 23 touches himself, while Reilly O’Brien (149) had a field day in the ruck, with 39 hit outs and 27 disposals. Brad Crouch (129) had 35 touches and seven tackles, and Brodie Smith (127) had a big second half to end with 31 disposals and three goals.
Tom Lynch (116) kicked three goals, but missed four from his 19 touches. Bachar Houli (111) had 28 disposals off the halfback, while Dustin Martin (104) had a clean 30 and a goal. Ed Curnow (116) stood up in the midfield for the Blues, collecting 32 disposals (15 contested) and laying 5 tackles. Touk Miller (122) had 27 touches and 11 tackles in the loss, while Will Brodie (110) had 26 and 10 himself.
Jeremy Cameron (134) kicked six goals from 20 touches in a blistering return to form. Lachie Whitfield (119) was back to his best with 29 disposals, while Tim Taranto (113) and Toby Greene (112) stood up in the midfield without Coniglio and Kelly. Taranto had 31 disposals and 14 tackles, while Greene had 27 and two goals. Zac Williams (103) had 26 touches off the half back, while Brodie Grundy (157) dominated around the ground, with 31 touches and nine tackles to go with his lazy 48 hit outs. Adam Treloar (116) had 34 touches in the loss, with 18 of those contested.
Jarryd Lyons (165) was a star for Brisbane, with the Lion collecting 30 disposals and two goals in the closely fought win. Todd Goldstein (124) had the highest score for the Kangaroos; with 40 hit outs to go with his 16 disposals. Luke Ryan (117) had a great game in the one point win for the Dockers, collecting 21 disposals and 9 marks off the half back flank. He went at 81% efficiency, which certainly helped. Michael Walters (104) had 21 and a goal in the win without Fyfe, while Andrew Brayshaw (116) had 20 touches and some help from the crowd.
Jake Lloyd (121) had 42 disposals at 78% efficiency, but didn’t lay a tackle for the game, while Luke Parker (105) had 28 touches and a goal, but went at 53% efficiency.
Liam Shiels (136) had a match to remember in his 200th, collecting 29 disposals, 8 tackles and two goals in the win over Geelong. Ben McEvoy (126) monstered Stanley with 44 hit outs and 13 touches, while Dan Howe (121) was a late in after being dropped and had 23 disposals and 10 marks. Mitch Duncan (123) had 26 disposals and a goal in the loss, while Patrick Dangerfield (106) had 27 (14 contested).
Clayton Oliver (140) was huge with 34 disposals and a goal in a game that they almost won. Christian Salem (139) helped out with 26 touches, eight marks and seven tackles, while Max Gawn (132) was great in the ruck again with 38 hit outs and 13 touches. Dom Sheed (138) was a valuable contributor with 34 disposals and a goal, while Jack Darling (125) kicked four goals from his 16 touches. Andrew Gaff (114) had 27 touches in the win, while Elliot Yeo (114) managed a good score despite being on the end of a tag. He had 16 disposals and a goal, but he also laid 9 tackles.
Rowan Marshall (141) continued his scintillating form, with 21 disposals and 32 hit outs. Jack Lonie (128) had 20 touches as well as four goals (including three in the first half). Jack Billings (112) was great as well with 2 goals from his 27 disposals, while Josh Dunkley (122) had 38 disposals and three massive hit outs! Jack Macrae (118) had 34 disposals himself, but the pair couldn’t get the Doggies the win.
Rory Sloane (73) wasn’t able to break the Dylan Clarke tag, ending with 20 disposals at 65% efficiency. Rory Laird (73) had 27 disposals, but wasn’t rewarded for his accuracy (went at 81%). If Sam Gray (43) is going to ask for 800k a year from Carlton, he needs to get more than 9 touches over the course of a game. Robbie Gray (60) had 18 touches but did little else, while Scott Lycett (85) only had 21 hit outs against Soldo.
Jayden Short (50) wasn’t too productive with just 15 disposals, while Sydney Stack (68) needed to slot his two chances at goal.
Patrick Cripps (73) had his sore ankle stood on, and spent a long time in the forward line as a result. Sources close to the Blues suggest he won’t miss footy, but his score hurts his owners. Matthew Kreuzer (53) copped a head knock but played out the game.
Jack Crisp (66) continued his season-long roller-coaster form, with the Pie collecting 29 disposals but going at 55% efficiency. He also had 7 clangers in the game.
Jack Ziebell (65) was a bit of a let down, with his 20 disposals going at 60% efficiency. Jy Simpkin (78) has been cursed since Patch mentioned him on the podcast, with the Roo only collecting 19 disposals, while Eric Hipwood (48) was held goalless from his 10 touches.
Isaac Heeney (85) copped a knock but played out the game, however he only had 16 disposals, while many relied on Griffin Logue (55) after Hurn was a late out, but the Docker let us down with a subpar score.
Tim Kelly (74) only had 19 touches and a goal despite a strong first half, while Tom Stewart (79) was kept to 20 disposals. James Sicily (77) wasn’t any better down the other end, with 16 disposals. The only good thing was that every one of his touches was effective.
Jarrod Cameron (41) was quiet after a few good weeks to start his career, while Jeremy McGovern (75) was held to 11 disposals. Brayden Preuss (39) did little after dominating without Gawn, and it shows that he needs to be the number one ruck to be a good option.
Marcus Bontempelli (74) was quiet with only 19 touches and four clangers, while Jack Steele (78) had just 15 disposals.
Will Snelling (49) played his first game for the Bombers after being a midseason draft pick. He had 15 touches and a goal, while Dylan Clarke (77) had 19 touches whilst keeping Sloane to 20.
Liam Baker (69) had 20 touches, but he couldn’t get a goal to boost his score. He also had four clangers, which certainly hurt his output.
Josh Deluca (35) was a late in and had 8 disposals and a goal in his Carlton debut, while Michael Gibbons (101) had a great game with 20 disposals and a goal in the win.
Ian Hill (60) and Jake Stein (34) both played their second game, with Bobby having 11 touches and a goal, while Jake had just six disposals.
Hayden McLean (60) played his first game of AFL, and had 53 at half time. Unfortunately, the ruckman couldn’t really add to it in the second half, finishing with 13 disposals and 16 hit outs.
Tom Atkins (29) had a mare, with only 8 disposals to his name come full time. Jordan Clark (50) had the first goal of the day, but only finished with 14 touches, while Gryan Miers (74) had 15 disposals but missed two shots at goal.
Doulton Langlands (66) played his first game for the Saints and had 12 disposals and a goal on debut. Matthew Parker (47) and Nick Hind (49) didn’t do too much, with 19 disposals and a goal between them.
Who were your heroes and villains this week, community?