Panic Room | Round Seven
Time to Panic everyone! It’s Friday, you still have Dusty, Dunkley and Neale in your side, and you don’t know what to do. That’s okay. I haven’t known what to do for years, and you still read this yarn!
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Richmond have named another debutant this week against the Bulldogs, with Riley Collier-Dawkins ($123,900 MID) getting his shot after three years in the system. Dustin Martin comes out due to that concussion and mid-season holiday to New Zealand. Mitch Hannan will play his first game for the Bulldogs, while Pat Lipinski, Josh Schache, and Rhylee West come into the side for Josh Dunkley, Tim English, Lin Jong, Lachie McNeil and Laitham Vandermeer.
Caleb Poulter ($ ) will debut for Collingwood on Saturday, while Jordan De Goey, Mark Keane and Chris Mayne have returned, with Tyler Brown, Will Kelly, Jack Madgen, Trey Ruscoe and Jay Rantall coming out of the side.
Sam Berry, Nick Murray and David Mackay come back for the Crows, with Darcy Fogarty, Will Hammill, Tom Lynch and Luke Brown out. Jesse Hogan will debut for the Giants, joining Shane Mumford, Lachie Whitfield and Sam Reid in. Matt Flynn, Jake Riccardi,Tanner Bruhn, Nick Haynes and Connor Stone will miss.
Saints have brought in Ryan Byrnes, Paddy Ryder and Jimmy Webster, with no return for Tom Highmore. Jake Carlisle, Ben Long and Dan McKenzie come out. Jack Gunston returns for Hawthorn, while Emerson Jeka ($ FWD) will debut after 19 goals in 4 VFL level matches.
James Madden ($ ) will make his Lions debut against Port Adelaide, with Rhys Mathieson also coming into the side. Lachie Neale goes out with Darcy Gardiner. Sam Powell-Pepper replaces Travis Boak, who misses with injury
Tom Hickey makes a miraculous, but suspicious, recovery from a PCL injury. Tom McCartin, Colin O’Riordan and Dylan Stephens comes in at the expense of Nick Blakey, Kaiden Brand, George Hewett and Sam Reid.
- 192 – Jordan Ridley
- 180 – Hugh Greenwood
- 175 – Stephen Coniglio
- 171 – Luke Parker
- 170 – Jack Steele
- -68 – Tom Highmore
- -50 – Stefan Giro
- -48 – Jacob Koschitzke
- -38 – Martin Frederick
- -35 – Connor Menadue
Oh Captain my Captain
Jack Macrae is the best option for tonight’s loophole. He has a four round average against the Tigers of 137.3, and with Dunkley out there’s no chance Bevo will toss him. Brodie Grundy will face either Caleb Graham, Charlie Ballard, or an injured Zac Smith, and should score all 3300 points available.
Max Gawn scored 212 against North Melbourne the last time those two sides played, but if you wanted to go someone else in that match, Jack Ziebell is a great option after two 160+ scores in the past fortnight.