Panic Room | Round Eight
It’s Friday, Friday, gotta get down to panic on Fridayyyyy
Let’s not waste any time in the introduction, and let’s get straight into the panicking.
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Jordan Clark has been dropped again for Geelong’s clash against Richmond on Friday. No real surprises there. I can’t wait to see him playing for Fremantle next year. Gryan Miers fractured his leg and will miss a while, and Quinton Narkle is also out after being the sub. Shaun Higgins, Sam Simpson and Zach Guthrie come into the Cats side. Nick Vlastuin returns for Richmond this week, as does Dustin Martin. Dylan Grimes and Trent Cotchin were both injured last week and will miss, which means Rhyan Mansell and Riley Collier-Dawkins hold their spots this week.
No changes for either Gold Coast or St Kilda in the first game of Saturday, but GWS and Essendon both make a few. Tanner Bruhn, Daniel Lloyd and Zach Sproule come in for the Giants, with Matt Buntine, Brent Daniels, Jesse Hogan and Sam Reid coming out. Hogan and Reid were injured, Buntine and Daniels dropped. Aaron Francis and Andrew Phillips come in for the Bombers, while Nick Bryan and Matt Guelfi come out.
North Melbourne has dropped Will Phillips and Atu Bosenavulagi, with Luke Davies-Uniake returning from injury. Collingwood dropped the kids they became shit for, with Finlay Macrae and Jay Rantall out of the side for Tyler Brown and Oliver Henry. Absolute blockbuster on at 4:35pm on Saturday…
Melbourne has brought in Harrison Petty to replace Adam Tomlinson, while James Harmes comes in after missing six weeks with a fractured wrist. Oskar Baker comes out of the side. Robbie Fox, Lance Franklin and Dane Rampe all come into the Swans side for the Demons game, with Ryan Clarke, Isaac Heeney, Lewis Melican and Dylan Stephens coming out.
Both Travis Boak and Rory Sloane headline massive inclusions for a huge Showdown. Kane Farrell comes in for Port, with Ken Hinkley deciding he’d be difficult for us SuperCoaches, dropping Martin Frederick. Sam Mayes and Boyd Woodcock also come out, while Luke Brown and Will Hammill join Sloane in. Jackson Hately, Shane McAdam, Andrew McPherson, and Nick Murray come out of the Crows lineup.
- 223 – Max Gawn
- 204 – Jordan Ridley
- 171 – Shaun Higgins
- 166 – Jack Steele
- 159 – Nick Vlastuin
- -88 – Martin Frederick
- -68 – Tom Highmore
- -49 – Stefan Giro
- -39 – Nick Murray
- -28 – Nathan Murphy
Oh Captain my Captain
Josh Kelly has finally moved back onto a wing in the last two weeks and scored pretty well last week. He has an average of 120.8 in his last four against Essendon, and may be a quiet smokey if you have him. Rowan Marshall has only played the Suns twice, but has scored 143 and 122 in those two matches.
Max Gawn had one of his worst games in recent memory, but hasn’t dropped below 113 in his last three against Sydney, including a 150 last time out. Tom Hickey will go up against Gawn, but Maxy will be keen to re-assert himself after last week. Marcus Bontempelli hasn’t dropped below 104 in his last four against the Blues, averaging 114 in that time, while Jack Macrae has scored 138 and 150 in his last two.