2020 Hindsight: Round 9
Just a quickie today, community. The old Festival of Fantasy is springing games on us left, right and centre.
Dustin Martin (184) had a great game, collecting 26 touches and kicking three goals. Good signs that he’s beginning to put in effort over the last few weeks, he could be a decent forward option from here on out. Jack Macrae (162) was a popular VC option and didn’t disappoint. He had 37 touches in his 150th game, with 14 of those contested.
Ollie Wines (143) had 25 touches and a goal for the Power. Karl Amon (139) was huge with 25 touches as well, while Travis Boak (104) also had 25 disposals. Clayton Oliver (105) had a ton from his 23 touches but went at 56%.
Tom Mitchell (164) went ham with 28 touches and 8 tackles. He gave away three free kicks, but other than that he had a great game. Chad Wingard (112) kicked a goal and looked lively, while Pat Cripps (149) had his best game with 27 touches and a goal. He did miss two shots though.
Lachie Neale (157) continues to dominate this year, winning 33 disposals and kicking two goals. Alex Witherden (170) was called up for his second game of the year, and had a field day with Rich out injured. He had 25 touches at 84%. Jarrod Berry (124) had 19 touches himself, whilst Lincoln McCarthy (116), Jarryd Lyons (115), Charlie Cameron (107), Zac Bailey (104), and Cam Ellis-Yolmen (100) all tonned up.
Todd Goldstein (140) had 19 touches and 19 hit outs, as well as 8 clearances in the win over Adelaide. Jed Anderson (144) had 28 touches and eight tackles, while Luke McDonald (136) had 35 disposals off the half back line.
Jake Lloyd (126) had 25 touches off the half back line, continuing to do what he does so well. Jack Steele (129) had 23 touches and is loving playing as the main midfielder under Ratten. Zak Jnes (123) had 21 touches and a goal.
Nic Naitanui (146) had 34 hit outs and 10 touches for West Coast in their close win over Geelong. Luke Shuey (116) had 23 disposals, while cheapies Tom Stewart (145) and Mitch Duncan (134) dominated for Geelong. Stewart had 23 touches and 10 marks, while Duncan had 21 touches, 11 marks and a goal. Pat Dangerfield (121) also kicked a goal, but had just 18 disposals.
Steele Sidebottom (141) played his first game since getting Lek-like drunk and stumbling through the streets naked and on his way to the bathroom. He had 25 touches and two goals. Brodie Grundy (118) had 43 hit outs and a goal, but just 11 touches. Brayden Maynard (116) had 24 touches and eight marks in a great game. Luke Ryan (131) had 25 touches and is in ripping form since returning to Perth, while Nat Fyfe (112) played his first game back from injury.
Tim English (50) had just 13 touches and 13 hit outs in a quiet game for himself. He has let his owners down after his double ton, not being able to score big points expected. Derek Egmolesse-Smith (66) has had two quiet games after his big first game, and would be disappointing owners.
Max Gawn (87) was a popular captaincy selection, but Ladhams kept him quiet, in a SuperCoach sense. He still had 40 hit outs and 11 touches, but his disposal efficiency was at 54%, and a lot of his hit outs were sharked by Port players. Brad Ebert (49) was quiet with 10 touches.
Sam Walsh (52) was quiet with just 12 possessions, while Marc Pittonet (69) was quelled by his former side. He had 12 touches, but just 15 hit outs.
Hugh McCluggage (74) couldn’t get in on the fun against the Bombers, only collecting 13 touches. Essendon FC couldn’t get one player to score a ton, and were pretty shit overall.
Will Hamill (18) was barely sighted, finishing with 6 disposals. They all came in the second half. Jy Simpkin (56) is looking verrryyyy dusty, and I don’t love it. It would be nice if North had a bye this week, but he’s looking like he needs a break.
Hunter Clark (79) let down owners with 20 disposals at just 55% efficiency. He would’ve scored well if he could hit some targets. Dane Rampe (69) played with a broken hand, which is admirable, but unfortunately that doesn’t count for points.
Brandan Parfitt (42) copped a head knock and spent chunks of the game on the bench. He finished with 15 touches and a goal. Shannon Hurn (63) had just 12 touches, and with a bye this week he’ll get a much needed rest.
Noah Balta (107) played in defence and had 15 touches and four marks. He was very good for the Tigers, with Hardwick claiming he’s as good as Rance was at his age. Bailey Smith (76) had 19 touches but failed to score well. His price is falling quick and he would be a great one to jump on.
Sam Mayes (124) had 19 touches and a goal, and is playing really good footy for his new side. Zak Butters (87) had 15 touches at 93% and is scoring well for a mid priced forward option.
James Worpel (117) had 20 touches (13 contested) but only hit the target with half of them.
Brandon Zerk-Thatcher (43) played his second game but was a bit disappointing, collecting just 7 touches. Brandon Starcevich (53) had 10 touches at 90%.
Aaron Hall (134) had 20 touches and two goals in the absence of Polec. He seemed to play a relatively similar role and flourished. Andrew McPherson (59) had 15 touches and will continue playing each week.
Robbie Fox (112) had 16 touches off half back at 75%, but I cant figure out why he scored so well. 2 tackles, 2 marks, 1 clearance. I don’t get it. Max King (94) kicked three goals and will reboot his cash generation.
Dom Sheed (135) had 24 touches and two goals for the Eagles, while Cam Guthrie (134) had 23 and 6 marks.
John Noble (102) tonned up with 25 touches in the back half, while Matt Taberner (103) snagged four goals in a great game from the best key forward of the modern era.
Connor Ballenden (48) debuted for Brisbane, and had 6 touches and a goal. No idea if he keeps his spot, probably not high on the priority list. Sam Draper (73) also debuted in this game, and had 21 hit outs and 9 disposals. He should play frequently now, and could provide us with a nice back up ruck whilst he makes some coin.
Mark Keane (42) played his first game for Collingwood and had 7 touches. He’s a key defender, pass.
Good luck tonight, everyone!