MARSH SERIES REPORT | Melbourne v Hawthorn
Lek: Tonight’s writeup is brought to you by $5 beers and Sam Naismith. Let’s get into it.
Patch: Hello community, as I’m sober and have to upload this bad boy, I’ll be providing a few bits of context and editing to uh…. this evening’s wrap-up. Lek told me not to, but he’s not willing to lock Gawn in despite tonight and is obviously not thinking straight, if at all. I’ll be writing in italics this evening in case you can’t figure out who is who.
Clayton Oliver $593,900 MID – Was missing in the first term, Brayshaw seemed to be doing what he should be doing…looked really sore and played forward at times. I didn’t like it. But then he was able to produce 21 (CITATION NEEDED) touches, still in my team.
Citation: It was 22. Finished with 85 points and a knee niggle.
Max Gawn – $697,100 RUC – Gawn for a lack of better term, is good. But was he great? No. 68 points in a half of footy is good but missing the second half is not great. I can understand locking him in, believe me, but I haven’t seen him participate in a full preseason and that means I can’t select him. My own 10 Commandments article won’t allow me to.
James Worpel – $527,000 MID – Played through the midfield and rested in the forwardline, I feel like he deserved a higher score but gee whiz he couldn’t hit a target to save him, went at 18% in the second half. Still in consideration for my side although currently not in there.
Only 51 Supercoach points tonight, defying the Beast calculator.
Tom Mitchell – $630,900 MID – Probably best-on for the Hawks and I won’t begrudge anyone for selecting him. I worry about how he tires out as the season progresses, historically blokes don’t recover from leg injuries in year one.
Had 24 touches and 111 Supercoach points.
Jonathon Ceglar – $417,000 RUC/FWD – Was solid in the ruck. McEvoy played in defence again for large chunks of the game and as a result Ceglar impressed me. He’ll produce for you as a forward option but it takes one move from Clarko and he becomes worthless. Select him alongside Zac Smith and Sam Naismith and you’re set.
Scored 107 against one half of Gawn and one half of Jackson. Had 18 touches and 11 contested possessions.
James Sicily – $509,500 DEF – He was fine but I’m happy upgrading to him later on. McEvoy CLEARLY STEALING HIS POINTS!
Had 28 touches – 20 of them kicks – and finished on 89 Supercoach points. Big Boy had 66, but “good players don’t steal points from good players, they steal points from… uh…” wait is Big Boy technically good?
Jack Viney – $439,300 MID – Was really, really good for the Melbourne. This isn’t the year for mid-price midfielders but he’ll be the pick of that bunch.
Tom McDonald – $387,000 FWD – This guy averaged like 90+ two years ago but even at sub-$350k I’m not taking a punt.
Brayshaw – $452,400 MID – The forgotten man in this Melbourne side showed that he can ruin Petracca with one easy move: by playing. Better than Spudgus at Fremantle. #BrayshawBreakout
Christian Petracca – $441,300 FWD – Had time and space in the midfield…it helps that he’s never burnt me before, but I’m still not sold. I think I’m willing to pay $40k more and trade him in if I need to.
He had 23 touches and 67 Supercoach points. Didn’t look anywhere near as damaging as last week.
Wingard – $412,300 FWD – Got destroyed by Alex Neal-Bullen in the first term, Patch loved it. He wrote about it in his diary. Plenty of midfield time but didn’t use it. No sleeves = no talent.
Jay Lockhart – $283,700 DEF – Looking at my notes, I can’t work this one out. It just says ” Squirmy worm”.
There’s no context to give here. I’m just as lost as you are.
Toby Bedford – $123,900 FWD – Kicked a goal, weighs half of my weight. Don’t expect him to play heaps.
Luke Jackson – $198,300 RUC – Basketball background was mentioned, as a result I’ll not be talking about this man again.
I will be. He scored 67 from 49 per cent game time, and while he won’t do that every week with free reign in the ruck, gosh he’s going to be a beast.
Aaron Vandenberg – $248,000 MID/FWD – Was promising last week but a bruised foot limited him to 5 disposals in a half of footy. No from me.
Bailey Fritsch – $413,900 FWD/DEF: Square head.
Tomlinson and Langdon looked really good but aren’t worth selecting. Steven May was excellent and took most of the kickouts – I won’t touch him in the real thing but if you’re in a draft league and he slides, nab him. Cross Patton (40 points) off your list but Harry Morrison might need some investigating at 280k. Probably don’t go him over Robbo but did score 82 at 290k in defence.
What did you take out of the game, community? Who fired you up and got you interested? Are you off the Petracca bandwagon?