So last week I thought I was out of the finals in all of my SuperCoach leagues, but then, after curiosity got to me and I looked through all my leagues, I noticed I have a Preliminary Final match up this weekend! I’m still in with a chance!
Captains! here we go!
Max Gawn goes up against a virtually ruckless Sydney Swans side on Friday night, so he’s every chance to come away with a massive score next to his name. Since the Swans have gone with Aliir Aliir and Hayden McLean, opposition rucks have outscored the Swans ruck division by at least 20 points, and in dual set ups one of the ruckmen has scored at least 105, except against Freo where Sandilands scored 96 and Darcy scored 88.
Patrick Cripps and Patrick Dangerfield both had stats that tried to go off the charts.
Cripps loves to play the Saints. Back in Round 8, he scored 80 points after half time and finished on 116 after being well held in the first half. Back then, Richo and Bolts were still in charge of their respective sides though, and we know things have changed since then. On both sides.
Brisbane play Geelong for the first time in over 12 months, and Dangerfield usually tears them up in SuperCoach land. Brisbane are a different team this year, and who knows if Dangerfield can continue his devastating run against the Lions.
Lachie Neale hasn’t been anywhere near his best in the last few weeks, and while he’s still producing respectable scores, he’s not having a good time with the tag. He couldn’t even get going against the Suns, worrying signs for a captaincy option, but still should be mentioned.
Brodie Grundy is Brodie Grundy and will continue to do Brodie Grundy things, scored 141 last time he went up against the Crows.
Nat Fyfe. At home. Against Essendon (I love you, Patch, but really.) I’m expecting a huge score in the Dockers final home game for the season. However, it is worth knowing that he only scored 101 back in Round 9 and his highest ever score against the Bombers is 129.
The Eagles play Richmond at the ‘G in what could be a Grand Final preview. It’s worth mentioning Elliot Yeo because he loves to go big at random, but because his big scores are so random he’s probably not a reliable captaincy choice.
Five words that make SuperCoaches quiver are about to be realised, if Leon Cameron’s presser on Tuesday morning is anything to go by; Matt de Boer is back.
So do you even bother and try to get a captaincy score out of any the Dogs?
Macrae seems the obvious choice, but Dunkley has been in some sort of form himself. Bontempelli (not depicted in graph) could also be let off the leash (pun not intended) if Macrae or Dunks get the former Docker’s attention.
If you’re feeling lucky and want to see if you can win your preliminary final with a point of difference, Mitch Duncan usually plays well against the Lions with three scores of 110 or more in his last three games against them, and is probably the least likely of the Cats midfield to cop close attention.
Mitch Robinson has been in some great form as of late averaging 118.7 over his last three games, and has scored triple figures against the Cats regularly. A couple of poor scores drags his average down.
Jack Steele has produced scores of 99 or better against Carlton in his only three games against the Blues, with a 141 in that three. “Historically he scores well against them.” as the SuperCoach website would say.
I’m going with Max Gawn on Friday night as my vice-captain, and Nat Fyfe on Saturday night as my captain.
Who are you looking at to lead your team to glory?