Festival of Fantasy | Day 19
It’s Saturday. I haven’t been able to come up for a gasp of air in the last two weeks. But there’s no time to complain. My team is falling apart, and I don’t know what to do before 2:35pm AEST. Can I do anything?
Oh, sorry, I thought this was my personal diary. The message is something I’m sure you’re all thinking as well. May as well leave it in, so you can all stress along with me. At least it’ll make me feel a bit better.
We’ve got three games today:
North Melbourne vs Brisbane – 2:35pm AEST, Metricon Stadium
Melbourne vs Collingwood – 5:10pm AEST, Gabba
Fremantle vs Carlton – 8:10pm AEST, Optus Stadium
The biggest issue for many SuperCoaches this week is the absence of Max Gawn. Melbourne play on Saturday at 5:10pm, and Essendon announce their team selections (officially) at 6:25pm. This is an issue, because many are relying on Sam Draper coming back into the side to provide cover for Gawny.
So where does that leave you? Many are trading Gawn to Goldstein or Nic Nat, but Goldy has a bye coming up, and Nic Nat has 5 games in 18 days, which surely means he cops a rest? Maybe it’s a hold. Maybe. Why can’t John Worsfold reply to our Twitter message???
- T. Ruscoe -14
- T. Sparrow -6
- W. Walker -3
- L. Hosie -2
- T. De Koning 14
- O. McInerney 20
- M. Gawn 241
- D. Tucker 167
- J. Anderson 161
- J. Berry 148
- T. Goldstein 145
- C. Ellis-Yolmen 141
If you didn’t take Tommy Hawkins, then may as well give up on SuperCoach… just kidding. If you DID take Tommy Hawkins, send me a message @FozDaddySC on Twitter, I need some help with my side.
Todd Goldstein is the obvious choice for me. Coming up against the Big O, with Majak out, meaning he’ll cop 95-100% of the ruck load. I can see a 160 coming up. Speaking of rucks, Brodie Grundy is facing Brayden Preuss. However, Darcy Cameron is playing. If Grundy takes ownership of the majority of the ruck contests, he could score 300. A little more risky. Lachie Neale is obviously another great choice, however I’m sure Jed Anderson or Luke McDonald will run with him. Not that either of those two will stop him having 30-40 touches. Christian Petracca could get loose as well, with the Pies missing a few key midfielders. They also don’t like to tag. Clayton Oliver could also captain your side pretty well. He’s been in red hot form.
Not new, but Hosie and Walker are back for the Kangas. Walker is listed to start at the first centre bounce, which is exciting. Braydon Preuss plays his first game of the year, whilst Josh Honey is debuting for Carlton. He’s a $124,900 Mid/Fwd option who was selected in last year’s rookie draft. Small forward who can go in the midfield, from what I’ve been told. Exciting!