Who’s Your Captain – Round 2
WE’RE BACK! It feels so damn good to be able to say that footy is on this weekend. Blockbusters galore, a West Coast vs Gold Coast interlude and then some more blockbusters!
When Footy’s back, you know what that means? SuperCoach is back and because SuperCoach is back the agonising task of choosing your captain is also back.
Not going to list every captaincy option because otherwise, I’ll be here all day writing and you’ll be here all day reading. I’m only going to list who I consider to be the best options. You tell me if you think I’ve grossly overlooked someone.
Last 3 vs Richmond: 137, 117, 115
Probably the pick of the bunch, and the most popular pick for obvious and well-deserved reasons. Started the season with a 179 and is now up against the moustachioed man (No, not Lekdog) and whoever else Richmond decide to use.
Last 3 vs Collingwood: 66, 104, 88
The shortened quarters seem to allow Dustin Martin to stay on the field longer and therefore do more damage on the stat sheet. Hasn’t got a great history against the Pies but don’t write off the chances he could have a big night out after a long layoff.
Last 3 vs Hawthorn: 127, 106, 130
GEELONG ARE PLAYING AT HOME and old Danger loves playing at GMHBA, averaging 120.17 there. If you don’t have Grundy to put the VC on for some strange reason, I’d put money on Dangerfield to pump out a Captain worthy score in game 250.
Last 3 vs Geelong: 148, 102, 136
The question on everyone’s mind; will Tom Mitchell be back at his best with more time to recover and reach full fitness after his broken leg? It’s a question that we won’t know the answer to until we see him play. A 119 in round one though, almost 12 weeks ago, was a good sign and he could do better vs the Cats.
Last 3 vs Fremantle: 79, nil, nil
Only played his old side once and was well held because for some reason Chris Fagan thought going head to head with Nat Fyfe was a good idea. I don’t think Fages’ will be trying to that again and as such, I believe he’ll go absolutely bananas against his old side.
Last 3 vs Fremantle: 126, 43, 81
The one worry I have is that when Mitch Robinson tags him, if he tags him, he does a bloody good job, and Fyfe’s less likely to spend time forward after what happened in round 1, and more likely to run through the middle. He’ll be scoring at a decent rate, but the tag could prove a problem.
Last 3 vs Carlton: 121, 111, 79
Doesn’t usually completely dominate the Blues in the ruck department but with Kreuzer going down, he could run riot against the fairly inexperienced big man, Marc Pittonet. A great option.
(Other options not listed: Patrick Cripps, Andrew Gaff, Tim Kelly)
Last 3 vs North Melbourne: 130, 89, 62
Call me crazy but I reckon Gonigliog is a great captaincy option if for some reason you haven’t settled on a captain by this stage of the weekend. Hasn’t set the world on fire against the Kangaroos apart from the last game he played against them, but if he could get near that 130 again, you’d be laughing.
Last 3 vs North Melbourne: 128, 110, 59
Much of a muchness if you go for Coniglio or Kelly in this game, both could go absolutely bananas at GIANTS Stadium. A fully fit Josh Kelly is a beautiful sight and very interested to see what the long break has done for him.
Last 3 vs St Kilda: 120, 121, 85
Didn’t set the world on fire in Round 1, but did a lot better than his other Bulldog counterparts who played alongside him. Can he return to form and add another 120 to his run against the Saints? You’d be waiting a long for your captain if you go with him.
(Other options not listed: Marcus Bontempelli, Ben Cunnington)
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