Around the Grounds – Round 18

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Hello everyone and welcome to another edition of Around the Grounds. It’s difficult times for us all at the moment, with a lot of the country in lockdowns of some description, we here at Jock Reynolds certainly hope you’re all doing well and taking care of yourself and your friends and family during this time. We’ve also had some troubles football wise last week and into this week due to COVID exposure sites forcing some players into quarantine, hopefully you still have a few trades left up your sleeves to help deal with those situations. There will be no VFL results this week due to their games being cancelled due to COVID restrictions. State league football still went ahead in both SA and WA however.



The Pies failed to kick a goal in the final quarter, with the Blues nailing 6, it led to a 91-62 loss to Carlton. Caleb Poulter (MID/FWD, $266,600) had 2 disposals and a mark in 46% ToG for 16 SCPoints, Nathan Murphy (DEF, $198,500) had 10 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 35 SCPoints. Trey Ruscoe (FWD, $199,500) had a big game with 23 disposals, 5 marks and 7 intercepts for 107 SCPoints, Trent Bianco (DEF/MID, $226,400) finished with 16 disposals and 7 marks for 64 SCPoints and Oliver Henry (FWD, $125,600) had 12 disposals, 7 marks, 3 goals and 4 clangers for 50 SCPoints.


A 6-goal final term saw the Blues take a 91-62 win over Collingwood. Paddy Dow (MID/FWD, $314,900) had 17 disposals, 3 marks, 5 clearances and 49 SCPoints while Matthew Owies (FWD, $286,600) finished with 9 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and 2 behinds for 45 SCPoints.


The Bombers moved into the 8 after a 92-74 win over North Melbourne. Brayden Ham (MID, $218,100) had 15 disposals, 4 marks and kicked 1.1 for 77 SCPoints, Archie Perkins (MID/FWD, $269,800) finished with 9 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.1 for 58 SCPoints. Alex Waterman (FWD, $231,100) had 9 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 57 SCPoints, Sam Durham (DEF/MID, $102,400) had 11 disposals and 5 marks for 49 SCPoints and Nikolas Cox (DEF/FWD, $269,100) had 15 disposals, 3 marks, 5 inside 50’s and 4 clangers for 48 SCPoints.


Geelong kept themselves in the top 4 after their 100-31 win over Fremantle. Geelong did not feature any of their rookie priced players in this game.


Not a win, but the Hawks would still consider it a terrific result with a 79-79 draw with the top of the ladder Melbourne. Lachlan Bramble (MID, $291,700) was solid again with 18 disposals, 2 marks and 5 tackles for 91 SCPoints, Denver Grainger-Barras (DEF, $195,800) had 10 disposals and 6 marks for 51 SCPoints, Ned Reeves (RUC, $188,400) had 9 disposals and 19 hitouts for 49 SCPoints. Tyler Brockman (MID/FWD, $200,800) finished with 7 disposals and 4 tackles for 41 SCPoints, Jacob Koschitzke (DEF, $246,500) had 5 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.2 for 37 SCPoints and Emerson Jeka (FWD, $155,800) had 6 disposals for 22 SCPoints.


Melbourne didn’t get a win but remain atop the AFL ladder after their 79-79 draw with Hawthorn. James Jordon (MID, $385,900) had 20 disposals, 4 marks and 4 clangers for 54 SCPoints.

North Melbourne

The Roos put in the effort but fell just short in the final quarter to end with a 92-74 loss to Essendon. Will Phillips (MID, $227,200) had 15 disposals, 3 marks and 2 tackles for 61 SCPoints, Charlie Lazzaro (MID, $192,800) had 12 disposals, 5 marks and a goal for 48 SCPoints, Tristian Xerri (FWD, $225,700) finished with 10 disposals, 2 marks, 4 hitouts and kicked 1.1 for 38 SCPoints, Kayne Turner (FWD, $221,500) had 4 disposals and 2 marks for 14 SCPoints and Atu Bosenvulagi (FWD, $212,300) had just 1 disposal and 1 kick for 3 SCPoints in his 13% ToG.


The Tigers proved they’re not dead yet after their 106-86 win over Brisbane. Matthew Parker (MID/FWD, $141,000) made his Tiger debut and had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 7 tackles for 47 SCPoints, Ryan Garthwaite (DEF, $188,000) had 7 disposals and 2 clangers for 28 SCPoints and Rhyan Mansell (DEF, $180,500) had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 4 rebound 50’s for 85 SPoints.

St Kilda

St Kilda pushed their finals chase back a bit after their 74-61 loss to Port Adelaide. Leo Connolly (DEF/MID, $163,800) had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 67 SCPoints, Thomas Highmore (DEF, $331,000) had 12 disposals and 6 marks for 64 SCPoints, but likely misses a week with a hand injury. Ryan Byrnes (MID, $301,100) had 14 disposals and 5 marks for 45 SCPoints and Jack Bytel (MID, $235,500) had 5 disposals and 3 tackles for 34 SCPoints.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs kept themselves in the top 2 after their 90-79 win over the Gold Coast. Jamarra Ugle-Hagan (FWD, $207,300) hit the scoreboard with 3 goals, along with 8 disposals and 5 marks for 61 SCPoints, Cody Weightman (FWD, $317,300) had 9 disposals, 3 marks and 2 goals for 58 SCPoints and Lachlan McNeil (MID, $231,900) finished with 51 SCPoints

South Australia


The Crows struggled after half-time, letting the Eagles kick 10 goals to 4, leading to a 98-56 loss to West Coast. Nicholas Murray (DEF, $240,800) had 6 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 9 1%ers for 62 SCPoints. Darcy Fogarty (FWD, $229,400) returned to the side and had 10 disposals, 4 marks and 2 goals for 61 SCPoints, Will Hamill (DEF, $211,000) had 11 disposals and 2 marks for 53 SCPoints, Ned McHenry (FWD, $247,400) had 10 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 50 SCPoints. Jordon Butts (DEF, $277,100) finished with 8 disposals, 2 marks and 2 tackles for 49 SCPoints, Chayce Jones (MID, $242,000) had 15 disposals, 4 marks and 7 rebound 50’s for 46 SCPoints, James Rowe (FWD, $288,200) finished with 15 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles for 45 SCPoints and lastly Sam Berry (MID, $226,500) had 12 disposals, 4 marks and 2 tackles for 39 SCPoints.

In the SANFL the Adelaide reserves side had a 95-41 loss to North Adelaide. Billy Frampton (FWD, $197,000) played the game down back and had 31 disposals, 13 marks and 11 rebound 50’s, Ben Davis (FWD, $191,800) had 24 disposals and 7 marks and Kieran Strachan (RUC/FWD, $147,700) had 25 disposals, 11 marks and 45 hitouts.

Port Adelaide

Port moved into the top 4 after their 74-61 win over St Kilda. Boyd Woodcock (FWD, $237,300) had 12 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.2 for 66 SCPoints. Miles Bergman ($319,300) had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 65 SCPoints, Martin Frederick (DEF, $165,600) had 6 disposals and 2 marks for 24 SCPoints and Jed McEntee (MID, $102,400) made his AFL debut with 8% ToG which resulted in 1 disposal for 3 SCPoints.

Port Adelaide kept their finals chances alive in the SANFL with a 84-71 win over West Adelaide. Jackson Mead (MID, $123,900) had 27 disposals, 3 tackles and a goal, Sam Hayes (RUC, $123,900) had 17 disposals, 7 marks and 32 hitouts and Jake Pasini (DEF, $123,900) had 15 disposals, 7 marks and 3 tackles.

Western Australia


Not the greatest result for the Dockers with a 100-31 loss to Geelong on Thursday night. Alex Pearce (DEF, $281,800) had 6 disposals and 4 clangers for 38 SCPoints, Josh Treacy (RUC/FWD, $243,400) finished with 6 disposals, 1 mark and 3 hitouts for 26 SCPoints, Brandon walker (DEF, $158,900) had 5 disposals and 1 tackle for 14 SCPoints and Liam Henry (FWD, $222,800) ha 7 disposals and 4 clangers for 10 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder had a 75-66 loss to Claremont in their WAFL match. Connor Blakely (MID, $219,200) had 32 disposals, 6 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 4 behinds, Joel Western (MID, $117,300) had 2 goals with 20 disposals and 6 marks and Mitch Crowden (FWD, $229,900) had 18 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles.

West Coast

The Eagles continued their strong form at Adelaide Oval, producing a quality 2nd half that led to a 98-56 win over Adelaide. Jack Petruccelle (FWD, $223,900) had a good game with 20 disposals and 8 marks while kicking 2 goals for 98 SCPoints. Connor West (MID, $102,400) made his AFL debut and had 19 disposals, 4 marks, 4 tackles and 5 clangers for 71 SCPoints, Luke Edwards (MID, $196,600) had 19 disposals and 6 marks for 64 SCPoints while Zac Langdon (FWD, $274,200) ended with 15 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles for 55 SCPoints. Harry Edwards (DEF, $281,500) had 7 disposals, 3 marks and 3 rebound 50’s for 46 SCPoints while Bailey J. Williams (RUC/FWD, $191,700) was a late replacement for Josh Kennedy and had 5 disposals, 2 marks, 8 hitouts and 1 goal for 32 SCPoints.

In their WAFL match the West Coast Eagles had a 78-58 loss to Subiaco. Brayden Ainsworth (MID/FWD, $253,900) had 34 disposals, 5 marcks and a tackle, Xavier O’Neill (MID/FWD, $220,400) had 26 disposals, 9 marks and 3 tackles and Nathan Vardy (RUC, $238,400) had 10 disposals, 3 marks, 1 goal and 43 hitouts.

New South Wales


A game that was hit hard by COVID restrictions, it ended with a 98-72 win for Sydney. Tanner Bruhn (MID, $188,900) 11 disposals, 3 marks and a goal for 61 SCPoints, Connor Idun (DEF, $261,800) had 13 disposals, 6 marks and 3 rebound 50’s for 54 SCPoints, Xavier O’Halloran (MID, $255,400) finished with 8 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 48 SCPoints and Zach Sproule (FWD, $185,600) had 3 disposals, 1 tackle and 3 hitouts for 11 SCPoints in 23% ToG.


The Swans took a win in the Sydney derby, winning 98-72 win over GWS. Errol Gulden (MID, $321,300) had 19 disposals, 4 marks and 3 tackles for 73 SCPoints while Joel Amertey (RUC/FWD, $282,000) had 7 disposals, 1 mark, 3 tackles and 13 hitouts for 44 SCPoints.



The Lions fell out of the top 4 after their 106-86 loss to Richmond. Deven Robertson (MID/FWD, $308,100) had 9 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles, 3 clearances and a goal for 57 SCPoints, Tom Fullarton (RUC/FWD, $179,300) had 9 disposals, 1 mark and 8 hitouts for 44 SCPoints, James Madden (DEF/FWD, $256,500) finished with 8 disposals and 2 marks for 38 SCPoints, Jaxon Prior (DEF, $222,800) had 10 disposals and a mark for 20 SCPoints and Keidean Coleman (FWD, $209,100) had 7 disposals, 3 marks and 3 tackles with 5 clangers for 20 SCPoints.

Gold Coast

The Suns put up a fight, but were eventually overmatch by the Bulldogs, losing 90-79. Jeremy Sharp (MID, $256,200) won the Rising Star nomination with his quality game of with 30 disposals, 10 marks and 7 rebound 50’s for 115 SCPoints. Chris Burgess (DEF, $346,700) had 7 disposals, 1 mark and 24 hitouts for 72 SCPoints, Sam Flanders (FWD, $289,800) finished with 9 disposals and 5 tackles for 50 SCPoints and Rory Atkins (MID, $253,000) had 16 disposals and 4 marks for 47 SCPoints.



  1. Sam Durham – $102,400 – AVG 49 SCPoints
  2. Leo Connolly – $163,800 – AVG 42 SCPoints
  3. Rhyan Mansell – $180,500 – AVG 43.6 SCPoints
  4. Denver Grainer-Barras – $195,800 – AVG 45.3 SCPoints
  5. Nathan Murphy – $198,500 – AVG 43.1 SCPoints


  1. Connor West – $102,400 – AVG 71 SCPoints
  2. Sam Durham – $102,400 – AVG 49 SCPoints
  3. Matthew Parker – $141,000 – AVG 47.0 SCPoints
  4. Leo Connolly – $163,800 – AVG 42 SCPoints
  5. Tanner Bruhn – $188,900 – AVG 41.2 SCPoints


  1. Tom Fullarton – $179,400 – AVG 41 SCPoints
  2. Ned Reeves – $188,400 – AVG 73.7 SCPoints
  3. Josh Treacy – $243,300 – AVG 44.8 SCPoints
  4. Bailey J. Williams – $191,700 – AVG 40.2 SCPoints


  1. Oliver Henry – $125,600 – AVG 25.4 SCPoints
  2. Matthew Parker – $141,000 – AVG 47 SCPoints
  3. Emerson Jeka – $155,800 – AVG 35 SCPoints
  4. Trey Ruscoe – $199,500 – AVG 41.2 SCPoints
  5. Jamarra Ugle-Hagan – $207,300 – AVG 46 SCPoints


  1. Connor West – MID – $102,400 – $1442.3 per Point
  2. Sam Durham – DEF/MID – $102,400 – $2089.8 per Point
  3. Ned Reeves – RUC – $188,400 – $2557.5 per Point
  4. Matthew Parker – FWD – $141,000 – $3000.0 per Point
  5. Luke Edwards – MID – $196,900 – $3466.5 per Point



  1. Shai Bolton – MID/FWD – $420,800 – 15.5%
  2. Sam Durham – DEF/MID – $102,400 – 5.1%
  3. Jordan De Goey – FWD – $490,600 – 4.9%
  4. Tom Hawkins – FWD – $461,900 – 4.5%
  5. Rowan Marshall – RUC/FWD – $464,600 – 4.2%
  6. Patrick Dangerfield – MID/FWD – $594,900 – 3.6%
  7. Bailey Dale – FWD – $480,900 – 3.1%
  8. Connor West – MID – $102,400 – 2.8%
  9. Aaron Hall – FWD – $541,900 – 2.2%
  10. Cameron Guthrie – MID – $483,700 – 2.0%

The price is right on Shai Bolton, there will also be the hope that he gains some more midfield time with Dustin Martin out of the side for the rest of the season. Hard to argue with that decision at all. De Goey, Hawkins, Dale and Guthrie are all sub $500K and have tremendous value on offer for their price points. Perfect buys for those who have to squeeze their budget a bit tighter than they’d of liked.


  1. Dustin Martin – MID/FWD – $446,200 – 54.6%
  2. Thomas Highmore – DEF – $331,000 – 4.9%
  3. Changkouth Jiath – DEF – $406,300 – 2.5%
  4. Callum Coleman-Jones – RUC/FWD – $276,400 – 1.8%
  5. Josh Kelly – MID – $556,800 – 1.6%
  6. James Madden – DEF/FWD – $256,500 – 1.2%
  7. James Jordon – MID – $385,900 – 1.1%
  8. Trent Bianco – DEF/MID – $226,400 – 1.1%
  9. Cody Weightman – FWD – $317,300 – 1.1%
  10. Riley Thilthorpe – RUC/FWD – $313,200 – 1.0%

Injury trade outs are on the cards there with the unfortunate kidney injury to Dustin Martin seeing him set a record pace for being traded out. Highmore and Jiath are hurt, as well as the injury cloud on Josh Kelly as well. James Jordon has peaked, so a good time to move him on, as is the case with Weightman and Thilthorpe as well.


  1. Shai Bolton IN for Dustin Martin – 13.1%
  2. Sam Durham IN for Dustin Martin – 3.4%
  3. Tom Hawkins IN for Dustin Martin – 3.3%
  4. Jordan De Goey IN for Dustin Martin – 3.1%
  5. Rowan Marshall IN for Dustin Martin – 3.0%
  6. Bailey Dale IN for Dustin Martin – 2.0%
  7. Connor West IN for Dustin Martin – 1.7%
  8. Patrick Dangerfield IN for Dustin Martin – 1.1%
  9. Matthew Parker IN for Dustin Martin – 1.0%
  10. Cameron Guthrie IN for Dustin Martin – 1.0%

No surprises at all to see Dustin Martin the only featured trade out option this week, though the 3% of people who traded him for Rowan Marshall will need to review that trade.

And that’s it for this week. As usual you can check out the Jock Reynolds podcast here with Lek, Patch and yours truly on this weeks episode. I can also be found on the Twitters @BarronVonCrow. See you all next week!

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Great work as usual Barron .


Great work mate, I look forward to this each week

The Ranger

Thanks Barron, love ya work.


Gr8 work as always BVC
I see a couple of young maggies are getting a game this week
Cheap mid/fwd Michael Finnegan might play againagin..


Thanks for your efforts Barron, always appreciated 🙂


What the hell was that?
Carnage central – injuries, covid last minute outs, players flying in and out of states across the country – MAYHEM.
Like most teams the “On fire” sale team was not immune to the carnage.
First there was Whitfield who decided to go and get him concussed so missed Rd 18, hopefully back for Rd 19. So swapped Laird and Bianco to put laird on deck in defence. I had bramble on the bench who has been scoring ok so he took lairds place in the midfield. I had the E on Highmore which was a good thing as Mills was a really late out so got some sort of score instead of munching on a donut.
As is always the way zorko the magnificent who played first wore the VC armband but 109 was a little underwhelming so this time the captain armband did go to Parish who again didn’t let the side down. 138 love ya work Darcy.
Rd 18 score 2,419
Which is pretty good considering Mills was a late out and Jelly was subbed out mid game.
Overall score is 39,529 which would be ranked around 1,500.
Team is below:
Def: Stewart, Ridley, Lukosius, Rich, Whitfield, Mills. (Bianco, Highmore)
Mid: Tarranto, Jelly, Walsh, Wines, Parish, Lyons, Bolton, Laird. (Bramble, Jia, Sharp)
Ruck: ROB, Hickey. (Flynn)
Fwd: Zorko, Buddy, Danger, Hind, Ziebell, De Goey. (CCJ, Madden)

Will wait and see who is named and how long Jelly maybe out for and who I have to cover as now it is all about preservation and trying to keep trades for next few weeks.
Will swap Laird into defence again to cover Mills.
Think I may give Walsh the VC armband this week as he has put up some impressive numbers lately

The experiment continues …..


Is this a real team?


I actually thought it was until he mentioned “it would be ranked about 1500” now I’m not so sure.


Derek – it was a team I proposed in the pre-season which was selected with no starting player over $500k. I called it the “fire sale” team. Beauty of which is no rookies on ground, then just build it up as you go along to fallen premos (who are normally only about $100-150k) to upgrade from a underperforming or injured player.
I didn’t have the cahones to start such a team but thought it may be interesting to track its progress each week using the rules of supercoach, ie vc, capt pick,looking how much each player goes up or down, replacing injured players, trading rooks, 30 (now 32) trades per season.
I also tried to pick mostly non popular players unless it screamed pick me in that position – i.e danger when he was under $500k.
As you can see the team is pretty good now with the exception of the ruck (probably needs one of the big boys to complete it)
So tale of the tape is this year GnR wasn’t necessarily the way to go this season.
With the exception of Holt not many of our teams would have performed better this year
The experiment continues …..

Last edited 11 months ago by TRIGGA HAPPY

Imagine if you’d got Darcy when he was cheap instead of Hickey or ROB…you’d probs be top 500 lol, well done mate, keep it up.


got one darcy cheap but missed on the other one
he is a big unit!


Dilemma this week. I have Dusty and Greene not playing, 4 trades and am 8th in the 2 leagues I care most about. Do I make just the 1 trade to replace Dusty and put Coleman Jones on the field to have 6 forwards playing, saving trades for finals and keeping Greene to come back next week or trade him out to give myself the best chance of winning this week. Trading Greene would leave me with only 2 trades going into finals and most likely not being able to upgrade Madden in the F6 position. however not trading him means I risk not making some finals. Decisions decisions


Are you sure you arn’t me.

I have Dusty, Greene and Madden at F6.

3 trades

I am either 7th or 8th in 5 leagues (2 of which I’m defending champion)

Do or die this week!

I’m trading Dusty to Bolton. He should benefit from Dusty out. He is a bit cheaper and has DPP if needed.

Holding Greene and see how Either Fullerton or McCrae go.

GWS play last and Will if needed will break glass and trade Greene


If you aren’t locked into finals, make the two trades, get in. Can’t win it from 9th!


When you present the scores like you have it highlights how ridiculous supercoach scoring is. Dow to owies compare is a perfect example of supercoach being a game that people with zero football knowledge (like somebodys grandma from Bolivia) can be competitive.
I’m giving up on supercoach next year and I’ll play AFL Fantasy instead


Is AFL fantasy the game where you score 6pts for kicking out on the full?


It’s just more of a basic scoring formula, x points for a kick or handball etc, no penalizing for clangers etc…disposals don’t have to be effective I don’t think.
Unlimited trades, I still find it surprisingly hard to do well in it lol, you still have to make the right trades at the right time but you can paint the fence every week if you like.
And prices change every week from week one so there’s that too.


Same Rusty, I thought it’d be easy when I first started after playing DT for so long and generally finishing in the top 500 yearly, but it’s taken a couple of years of playing it seriously instead of a after thought to do well in it.


I didn’t say that AFL Fantasy is perfect it is just a lot more realistic than supercoach.
In supercoach a forward can have 7 kicks and kick 5.2 in a 20 points win and score less than 70 SC but in another game a forward can have 7 kicks and kick 4.3 in a 30 points loss and score over 80 SC.
Supercoach is a lottery depending on who is awarding/interpreting what happens but Fantasy is scored consistently.


In the Carlton Nth Melbourne game today in Q1 Z Williams had 3 marks 4 kicks and 3 score involvements 3 of his kicks were marked by teammates 1 resulting in a direct goal, 1 resulting in a point and the other marked on the outer wing his 4th kick was clearing to space. SC 19 points with 50% de.

As I said supercoach is a lottery its pure luck as who scores the game.