Festival of Fantasy | Day 6
Hooly dooly, we’re six days and one full round into the festival of footy and this is where we’ll separate the men from the boys, the women from the girls and the dogs from the slightly smaller but far more aggressive dogs.
Obviously with the news around Melbourne and Victoria, thoughts are going out to everyone and anyone doing it tough. Wrap your arms around each other.
Just the one game here on Monday night to kick the round off with the Dogs and Power going at it. There’ll be a podcast coming out just before the first bounce (I hope? Maybe? Content is kind of cooked) so if you’re not planning on doing any trades involving Dogs or Port players, steer clear of doing any if you can.
Tom Stewart – $443,300 DEF – BE 31
If you want yourself a cheap premium in the backline, here’s your man. Tommy boy pumped out a whopping 145 on his return from injury during a cracker on Saturday night. Get him in now for under 450k.
Mitch Duncan – $521,500 MID – BE 29
He was a very popular trade-in target before going down with a hamstring injury a few rounds ago and has only become more in-vogue since returning with scores of 148 and 134. Will be a top midfielder from here on out barring injury.
Dustin Martin – $516,600 MID/FWD – BE 16
I did look at Dusty last week and wondered if the time was right to jump on ahead of Bailey Smith. Turns out I’m an idiot. Oh boy did Dusty come BACK in a big way this week with 180. Will be the cheapest we see him for some time.
Sam Draper – $123,900 RUCK – BE -22
The biggest rookie of the round might take some wrangling to get into your side, but Sam Draper rewarded those who’d been waiting a long time to see him debut in red and black. He should play pretty consistently from here on out barring management with condensed fixtures and by the looks of things will be the Bombers’ #1 ruck. Lock him in if you can get him.
Port Adelaide vs Western Bulldogs, 7.10pm AEST
Brad Ebert will miss this clash with the Dogs because he’s injured, somehow. We don’t know how or why but I’m done with Bradley and flicking him. Josh Dunkley is back for the Dogs – what does this do to Macrae?
Funny name for high breakevens
Tim English 232
Travis Boak 138
Marcus Bontempelli 128
Dan Houston 120
Funny name for low breakevens
Louis Butler -17
Mitch Georgiardies -4
Karl Amon 12
Sam Mayes 17
Jack Macrae 60
Top VC options
This bloke might be alright at football, ya know? Has scored 169 and 162 in his last two in the first game of the round and there’s literally not a thing you could ask more of him. This idiot’s forgone VCing him two weeks in a row, and will I finally repent and VC him this week? No, because Dunkely’s back and that scares me. Good thing for you lot is that means he’s due for another 160.
He’s good at football. Definitely. Hasn’t been on fire in the Superoach sense this year but decent smokey if you’re keen for a gamble. I dunno.
Hear me out here. I know he’s burned a lot of people who brought him in after the double ton, but remember: he did score a double ton. Against no Scott Lycett, he could score big again? Could be the perfect VC option.
Hahahahahaha no one has Dan Houston any more. Ha. Good one Patch, you idiot. Next thing you’ll be telling us Sam Mayes is a smokey VC option by way of a thinly veiled suggestion you could do worse, but with enough doubt that if he does score 30 you can’t be held liable. Yeah, you would do that, you fiend.
Boyd Woodcock is a footballer who apparently plays football. Will debut for Port. He’s a 102k forward I know nothing about and you should under no circumstances select this week. If he goes alright we can look at him next week but I don’t care what the reason is – steer clear.
Arms around you all, community, it’s a tough time for everyone – be you in Melbourne or anywhere around this big old messy globe of ours.