MARSH SERIES REPORT: Carlton vs Brisbane
It was a funny little match down at Ikon Park. Carlton with the clear home ground advantage early as it took the Lions a little while to get going, and then they really got going and left the Blues wanting.
Patrick Cripps (MID – $635,900) 94SC
Ball magnet and looked ominous, can’t go wrong. Disposal efficiency and kick-to-handball ratio would be my only concern.
Sam Walsh (MID – $471,900) 109SC
Not quite as dominant as last week but still had a good showing (A better showing by the looks of the SC score), and looks like he liked having Cripps back in the side. Those who are taking the punt would’ve liked what they saw today.
Sam Docherty (DEF – $436,100) 105SC
Appeared much better today. Cleaner with his disposal and looked more assured, exactly what you want.
Nic Newman (DEF – $524,800) 76SC
Took a back seat to Docherty in this game, might go backwards with Doch back in the side. Wasn’t as prolific as he was last season, but it is only a pre-season game and things can change.
Kade Simpson (DEF – $442,600) 65SC
He was everywhere, man. Down back, on the wing, up forward. Basically he filled a hole and did whatever it was that was required, came off mid second quarter with a quad issue but ultimately played out the game. Injury concern aside, is he SuperCoach relevant anymore?
Ed Curnow (MID – $493,200) 98SC
Tagging Lachie Neale early on, appeared to ease up and play his own game once the Blues had the advantage on the scoreboard.
Jack Newnes (MID – $386,400) 65SC
Appears to have a role, but not a role for our SuperCoach team.
Paddy Dow (FWD/MID – $295,500) 58SC
Had moments where he looked like he was going to rip the game open but ultimately he’s still learning and might be a year or two off being considered for our SuperCoach side.
Jack Martin (MID/FWD – $420,800) 78SC
I still don’t like what I’m seeing, appears to be living inside the forward 50 arc mainly. In saying that, he had some nice moments on the wing in that third quarter.
Lachie Neale (MID – $658,500) 118SC
A very quiet game for Neale up until half time. Appeared to be tagged very early on and briefly by Ed Curnow. His early showing would be concerning for owners, but the way he worked into it I wouldn’t worry too much. In fact, I wouldn’t worry at all. He was very good.
Hugh McCluggage (MID – $510,700) 117SC
Picked up where he left off last week with his class. He’s looking good to obtain a three figure average if he can keep this up during the season.
Deven Robertson (MID – $117,300) 62SC
Appeared very comfortable at the level when he had the ball in hand. Much like in the U18S competition though, his disposal was a bit iffy at times, but his decision making was first class. Only played limited game time as well so let’s hope he showed enough to line up in round 1. His third quarter was absolutely insane, jumped up about 40 points and looked monstrous.
Grant Birchall (DEF – $292,700) 67SC
If he wasn’t held together with pipe cleaners, PVA glue and masking tape then I would say he might be worth selecting, even if just as a stepping stone, but at the awkward price and with his injury history I remain very cautious. Had a finger/hand issue early in the first quarter but returned to the field for the second quarter and should be fine for round 1.
Dayne Zorko (MID – $579,100) 134SC
Looked very good, and lively around the contest. If he was spending time forward, he used his time very wisely to be one of the top scorers throughout the entire game.
Daniel Rich (DEF – $525,800) 46SC
Looked majestic, but didn’t do anything to match.
Jarryd Lyons (MID – $535,400) 77SC
Didn’t do anything in this game to impress me, didn’t pass the eye test and didn’t light up the stats sheet either.
Harris Andrews (DEF – $449,300) 82SC
Played as a key defender today, no roll-off to speak of. Not the worst selection but probably better suited to the draft format. Scored a lot better in the second half.
Brandon Starcevich (DEF/MID – $147,700) 61SC
Picked up where he left off showing more of his elite disposal efficiency, so he scored almost every possible point from every disposal, but was pretty quiet and had limited game time.
Who caught your eye, Community?
Did I miss anyone or anything?