Unthinkable. Unfathomable. Completely lacking in logic. And no I’m not talking about the “Festival of Fantasy” currently sweeping the nation. I’m talking about our very own PatchtotheMax suddenly being Very Good at SuperCoach (??)
149th. One hundred and forty ninth. Madness. The same guy whose bio confesses that he is awful at SuperCoach is somehow ranked 149th in the land. The end is not in site to this god awful year until that ranking reaches six figures. Order will not be restored until the group chat whipping boy is once again Very Bad at SuperCoach. Have I used the entire intro to express my disbelief at Patch’s apparent goodness? Yes. But no pressure, Patchy ex oh.
Newz you can Uze
We’ve got confirmed teams and games that have already been played. It feels like my whole world has been turned upside down, black is east, up is white. Round 9 will finish Sunday night after Freo v Pies and round 10 will start the next day with Port v Dogs. Try to keep your trades sensible because team news will be drip fed to us throughout the week. But I’m getting ahead of myself, tonight…
… Mitch McGovern has saved the axe falling on him by pinging his hamstring. Harry McKay is his replacement. Keegan Brooksby is one and done at the Hawks in one of four changes. Jarman Impey, Luke Breust, Jono Ceglar, and Tim O’Brien all return from various injuries and ailments. There’s a total of 10 changes between the Bombers and the Lions. BZT is back for the Dons and there’s a debut for Sam Draper. Dylan Shiel also returns from suspension. Mitch Hibberd is out though in a blow to our midfield bench and Conor McKenna is being managed. At the Lions, Archie Smith joins Stefan Martin on the sidelines, forgotten defender Alex Witherden is in for the injured Daniel Rich, and there’s a debut for Connor Ballenden after he’d made the extended squad for the last few rounds.
Teams for the remaining round nine matches will be released at 6.20pm AEST the day before they kick off
The Breakeven section will get a rest for the next few weeks. Type “SuperCoach Breakevens footywire” into Google if you want to see who is due for a rise/fall over the coming frounds.
Smooth Kevy’s Lock of the Week
In 1% of teams and a 3-round average of 128 (114 for the season) Touk Miller is a tasty differential for your midfield. Still only 570k, Touk plays his next 3 games at Metricon Stadium, a venue he is averaging 117 at so far this year with a low of 98 snd a high of 140. He is ranked 9th in the comp for contested possessions, which pairs well with his overall disposal efficiency (71%), 4 clearances, and almost 5 tackles a game.