2020 Hindsight: Round 7
Greetings, community! This weekend is so much better than the last few (so far). No major injuries to premiums, Monday night blockbuster coming up (lol), plenty to celebrate!
This will be updated after the Adelaide v St Kilda match tonight, but thought I’d share some content prior to the game. Spoiler: Adelaide all flopped again, Jack Steele played well, Max King kicked three (time of writing: 3:50pm AEST).
Adam Treloar (158) had his third consecutive 30+ disposal game, with 32 touches and six tackles. He went at 62% which is quite good for Adam. Brodie Grundy (144) went ham with 17 touches and 46 hit outs. He also had 5 free kicks for throughout the night. Taylor Adams (126) had his 7th game in a row with 100+ scores. He finished with 21 touches and a goal, while Patrick Dangerfield (127) was the only impressive premium for the Cats. He finished with 32 disposals, but went at 53% efficiency, which hindered his scoring.
Tim English (204) had a mammoth score against Phillips. He’s not a traditional ruckman in the sense that he accumulates massive hit out numbers (he had 16), but he moves around the ground like a wingman. He had 22 touches, seven marks and a goal to boost his score. Jack Macrae (122) is back, baby. He had 29 touches and is looking like a genuine midfielder and not a wingman now that Lachie Hunter (118) is back playing his role. He had 26 touches on the wing. Caleb Daniel (108) had 20 touches, with 14 kicks, off the half back. Conor McKenna (103) was the only centurion for the Bombers, collecting 19 touches.
After speculation about his spot in the side, Stephen Coniglio (141) was the Giants’ best player in the loss to Brisbane. He had 27 touches (15 contested) and 9 clearances. Dayne Zorko (116) had 18 touches and kicked a goal. 17 of his disposals were kicks, which was fantastic to see, while Jarryd Lyons (114) had 17 touches and a goal himself.
Luke Parker (141) flourished in a Kennedy-less Sydney side. He had 27 disposals, eight tackles, 13 contested possessions and seven clearances. Jake Lloyd (111) continues his great form with 24 touches at 87%, while Hugh Greenwood (144) had 23 touches and 12 tackles. He also had nine clearances, and 18 of his 23 touches were contested.
Shaun Higgins (182) put in a decent effort to be the second bloke to double ton up this weekend, but fell short. He had 36 touches, five marks, five tackles and four clearances (going at 86% efficiency) in the North loss. Dylan Grimes (127) had 19 touches at 100% efficiency, as well as nine marks.
The biggest match-up of the weekend came on Saturday, where it was Karen From Brighton (97km clocked) coming up against Dan “The Man” Andrews (238 confirmed wreckings). At her home ground of Brighton, Karen was able to move around, free from any tag. Unfortunately for her, as soon as she was away from home Andrews locked her down, de Boer style.
Tom Jonas (138) had 20 touches and 9 marks as Port beat the Blues after the siren. Charlie Dixon (118) could’ve had seven goals but missed four shots in an otherwise strong display. Sam Walsh (115) was Carlton’s only centurion, with two goals from his 16 touches.
Max Gawn (185) dominated the Hawks ever-changing ruck line-up. He had 27 hit outs to go with 22 disposals, as well as eight marks. Christian Petracca (160) had 29 disposals and a goal in his best game for the season, whilst also going at 79% efficiency. Clayton Oliver (121) had 29 touches and six tackles, while James Sicily (149) was the Hawks’ best with 24 touches (16 kicks) at 91% and eight marks as that rebounding interceptor.
Luke Ryan (125) is back in Perth and loves life. 19 touches (15 kicks), five marks and a disposal efficiency of 89% is what we want from him. He went through an inconsistent start of the season, but has found his groove with three consecutive tons. Andrew Brayshaw (102) continued his good form with Fyfe out, collecting 17 touches and laying seven tackles. Josh Kennedy (107) kicked 4.4 and could’ve had a bag in his 250th game. Tim Kelly (105) and Elliot Yeo (102) are two cheap premiums I would heavily look at, with a growing possibility they are at home for the rest of the season.
Joel Selwood (6) lasted all of 6 minutes before hurting his hamstring. As of Thursday 12:21am it isn’t serious, but who knows? Jack Steven (67) had 16 disposals but only played 76% game time. He also had 4 free kicks against, which really hurts. John Noble (62) had 53 at halftime and was on track for an impressive mention in The Top, but to add just 9 points in a second half meant he hurt all his owners. 62 is still a good score, but he did nothing after half time.
Bailey Smith (77) had 20 touches but went at 55% efficiency, and will be a popular in this week when he bottoms out. Andy McGrath (67) had 24 disposals but only half were effective, while Devon Smith (71) is disappointing a lot of owners.
Lachie Neale (87) was effectively shut down by de Boer, restricted to just 20 disposals at 65%. Non-owners would be ecstatic. Josh Kelly (95) again refused to bring up a ton, which now is concerning owners. He had 21 touches, but only went at 65% efficiency. Nick Haynes (75) had a poor game by his standards, only collecting 12 touches and two marks.
Callum Mills (81) had 21 touches, but went at 71% and gave away 3 free kicks. It’s not an awful score, but after the heights of last week, he was expected to give more. Connor Budarick (42) is at the end of his useful SuperCoach life, only able to collect 8 touches.
Tom Lynch (30) had 4 touches and a goal, which is pretty trash when you’re paying him close to a mil a year. Jy Simpkin (57) was hurt in the opening bounce and spent 25 minutes off the ground. He ended with 14 touches at 57% efficiency, but only played 61% game time. Owners would be rapt with him not finishing in single digits.
Marc Pittonet (32) had 20 hit outs but only 1 of his three disposals were effective. He also gave away two free kicks. If you still have him, moving him on will make you about 170k. Pat Cripps (85) had 21 touches but four clangers, which hurt his scoring. Connor Rozee (34) had 8 touches at 50% and continues to disappoint owners.
Chad Wingard (74) had just 10 touches, but saved his score by converting two goals. Tom Mitchell (83) had 20 touches and four tackles, but only one clearance and four contested possessions.
David Mundy (38) had just 60% game time, but still managed 14 touches. Unfortunately, he went at 57% and 11 were handballs, so his scoring just wasn’t going to be very good. Andrew Gaff (90) had 24 touches and barely flopped, but the Eagles played pretty good football all around and for his price-point, I’d be disappointed with his run of form recently. 90 ain’t gonna cut it.
Isaac Quaynor (87) had just 11 touches, but went at 81% efficiency, and offered plenty of pressure in the back half for the Pies. Jordan De Goey (151) had his first game back since the sexual assault (indecent?) charges were laid, and he had Bruce McAvaney brushing off the allegations as a “hiccup” with his five goal performance. Not sure about that, Brucey. Sam Simpson (78) had 12 touches and a goal, but was looking very shaky early. You’d be happy with his score on field.
Darcy Parish (94) finally got some midfield minutes and had 22 touches for the Bombers. It was promising to see, however I think it’s due to Stringer and Shiel both missing. Pat Lipinski (90) is having a nice POD season, but not scoring enough to really be in contention as a keeper. He had 14 touches and a goal.
Aidan Corr (110) is having quite the season. He had 21 touches and gained 662 metres for the Giants, which was the highest for the game. Jeremy Cameron (105) kicked two goals, but missed three shots in what could’ve been a huge performance.
Izak Rankine (102) is officially my favourite footballer. Sorry Worpedo. He had 16 touches and two goals, including another potential goal of the year nomination with the first goal of the game. He’s an excitement machine whenever he gets near it. Plenty of Eddie Betts/Charlie Cameron about him. Get him in if you don’t have him. Noah Anderson (93) had 15 touches and a goal in probably his best game of his short career. Dane Rampe (120) kept Ben King pretty quiet whilst also rebounding from defence pretty well. He had 15 touches and four tackles, while Will Hayward (119) kicked two goals from his 12 touches.
Trent Dumont (139) had 25 touches and a goal, which is a good return. He performed well with Cunnington out and Simpkin injured for a large portion of the game. Curtis Taylor (76) had 18 disposals and six marks. He’ll continue making money for a few more weeks. Jake Aarts (53) had 8 touches and two goals, but had three behinds. His score could’ve been huge if he kicked straight. Derek Eggmolesse-Smith (119) had 23 disposals at 82% efficiency, and was one of Richmond’s best.
Dan Houston (107) had 15 touches and eight tackles in another consecutive ton for Port. He’s starting to hurt former owners who moved him on. Zak Butters (110) is putting together some nice games. He had 15 touches and kicked a goal in the win.
Jack Viney (120) had 19 touches and a goal. He also laid six tackles and had nine clearances. His role is still important at the Demons, people were quick to trade him after that 60 against Richmond where he had 6 clangers. Back to back 120’s will help faithful owners nicely. Harley Bennell (70) will continue to make money as long as he is playing, after 11 disposals and a goal.
Jackson Nelson (108) top scored for the Eagles with 23 touches and eight marks. Brennan Cox (105) had 16 touches in the back half for the Dockers.
Cody Weightman (63) would be contending with Bailey Smith for best cult figure haircut at the club. He kicked two goals on debut from his 9 disposals, and seemed quite lively close to goal. Ned Cahill (35) also debuted for the Bombers, but he had just 7 disposals as wasn’t as good as Cody.
Dylan Stephens (44) played his second game but only had 11 touches in a quiet match, while buddy Chad Warner (29) was even quieter with 6.
Sam Mayes (115) debuted for Port Adelaide, and had a pretty good game. He had 17 touches, four marks and four tackles, whilst also going at 88% efficiency. He’s priced at $213,500 so could be an interesting option.
Will Day (62) played his second game and had 19 touches and eight marks, while Josh Morris (40) kicked his first goal in his second game. He missed a sitter earlier in the game, but made up for it. Darren Minchington (62) played his first game for Hawthorn after being rookie listed a few years ago, and didn’t do anything overly impressive. He may hold his spot, but him and Puopolo are fighting for that forward pocket defensive role.
Minairo Frederick (47) had 10 touches and a goal in his debut for Fremantle, and was exciting whenever he was close to the pill. He’s got serious leg speed, so hopefully he can get a couple more games.
Enjoy some Monday night football tonight community, see you round the traps!