Panic Room | Round 11
After a serious mess created in Melbourne, probably by Kangaroo fans, we were all panicking about a potential extra bye round with Hawthorn and Gold Coast postponed. Then, the AFL has moved a few games and pulled the week back together, so at least we get nine games of footy this weekend. We are still required to panic, despite the excellent work by the AFL
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The Bulldogs and Demons will meet in a SuperCoach relevant opening game of Friday night footy between the top two sides. Tim English and Patrick Lipinski return for the Dogs, while Riley Garcia ($123,900 MID) will debut for the Dogs. Damo is very high on him, so keep an eye out. Mitch Hannan, Anthony Scott and Adam Treloar will miss. Christian Salem will replace Neville Jetta in the Melbourne side.
Trent Bianco ($123,900 DEF/MID) will make his debut for Collingwood after dominating in the VFL. Brayden Sier and Jack Madgen will return, while Nathan Murphy has been upgraded from the sub to on field. Taylor Adams, Tyler Brown, and Beau McCreery will miss through injuries and management. Max Holmes is the only in for Geelong, replacing Mitch Duncan.
No changes in the Brisbane v Giants clash, however Sam Taylor will miss for GWS through his injured ankle. Matt Flynn will ruck alongside Shane Mumford again. Rejoice.
The axe has been swung at St Kilda. Personally, I would love to see North topple them. Oscar Clavarino ($123,900 DEF) has been named to debut after last week’s demolition. Nick Coffield, Luke Dunstan and Mason Wood come in, while Jack Bytel, Hunter Clark, James Frawley, Jack Lonie and Shaun McKernan are missing through injuries and omissions. North is unchanged.
Jy Farrar returns from injury for the Hawthorn matchup, with Josh Corbett and Caleb Graham both dropped. Shaun Burgoyne and Liam Shiels will return for Hawthorn at the expense of Oliver Hanrahan, Jaeger O’Meara and an “injured” Kyle Hartigan, who will miss three weeks with a sore elbow. Hmm.
Elliot Yeo will play his first game in almost 300 days on Saturday, while Harry Edwards and Jake Waterman will miss. Jake Stringer returns for the Bombers, with Harrison Jones managed.
Plenty of returning Tigers are expected on Sunday, with Shai Bolton, Josh Caddy, Mabior Chol, Callum Coleman-Jones, Trent Cotchin, Thomson Dow and Dion Prestia all into the squad. Tom Lynch will miss a “medium” amount of time with a knee injury, whatever that means, while Jack Ross, Pat Naish and Marlion Pickett will all come out. CCJ has been named on field, as has Bolton, Caddy, Cotchin, and Prestia. No changes at Adelaide just yet, but Billy Frampton, Will Hamill and Andrew McPherson have been brought into the squad.
Joel Amartey, James Bell, Kaiden Brand, Justin McInerney, Colin O’Riordan, Callum Sinclair and Lewis Taylor have all been named in Sydney’s squad to play Carlton, as Nick Blakey, Robbie Fox and Tom Hickey have been listed as outs. Levi Casboult, Jack Martin, Jack Newnes and Luke Parks have also been listed in the extended squad, with Lachie Plowman the only out just yet.
Andrew Brayshaw will return for Fremantle, with Lloyd Meek, Taylin Duman and Joel Western also named in the squad. Matt Taberner will miss through injury. Put your sun emojis out for Tabs. Orazio Fantasia, Martin Frederick, Jarrod Lienert, and Boyd Woodcock have been named in Port’s squad, with Hamish Hartlett dropped as the only change so far.
When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven
What am I s’posed to do, when Imma lose some cash from holding you:
- 225 – Trent Dumont
- 171 – Shannon Hurn
- 156 – Tim English
- 153 – Andrew Gaff
- 150 – Zach Merrett
What am I s’posed to say, when you’re making coin by scoring okay:
- -70 – Cody Weightman
- -51 – James Madden
- -32 – Nick Murray
- -31 – Ned Reeves
- -27 – Zach Sproule
Oh Captain my Captain
Jeez, take your pick Friday night. Max Gawn v Tim English, has scored 117 and 139 last two against the Dogs. Clayton Oliver scored 204 last week but only averages 100 his last three against the Bulldogs. Jack Macrae has scored 141, 120 and 105 in his last three against Melbourne, while Marcus Bontempelli should play more midfield with Treloar out, and has scored 135 and 128 in two of his last three against the Dees, while the third score was a 93.
Sam Walsh scored 161 against Sydney last season, Brodie Grundy scored 144 against Geelong last season and 137 in 2018 (81 only in 2019). Cam Guthrie was on his way to another ton before hurting himself last week, he’s surely a look in too. Darcy Parish has been dropping big scores recently, and West Coast tend to give up scores to midfielders. Just saying.