Panic Room | Round 20
This panic room is dedicated to my main man Clarko. Not Clarky, whilst I love him dearly, but Clarko. Jeff Kennett has ruined Hawthorn, he will go down in history in a similar vein to Jerry Krause of the Chicago Bulls.
Anyway, is anyone still playing SuperCoach? I ran out of trades and motivation 3 weeks ago.
Newz you can Uze
Plenty of SuperCoach relevancy in the opening match of the weekend. Hunter Clark, Tom Highmore and Rowan Marshall all return for St Kilda, as does Jack Higgins. Oscar Clavarino, Nick Coffield, Paul HUnter and Cooper Sharman have been dropped, while Jack Sinclair is injured. Charlie Curnow will play his first game of AFL in 761 days, while Josh Honey, Harry McKay and Lochie O’Brien will join him. Eddie Betts, Matthew Cottrell, Marc Murphy, Sam Petrevski-Seton and Zac Williams will all miss.
Josh Dunkley has returned from quarantine, while Eason Wood will also make his reappearance for the Bulldogs, with Taylor Duryea, Alex Keath and Ed Richards all out. James Rowe and Nick Murray come in for Billy Frampton and Lachie Sholl.
Eddie Ford, Jack Mahony and Robbie Tarrant all return for North Melbourne’s clash with Geelong, with Ben Cunnington, Shaun Atley, Tarryn Thomas and Cam Zurhaar all out. Shaun Higgins comes back for the Cats, with Lachie Henderson and Gryan Miers out.
Gold Coast will ruin a 2022 rookie, with Joel Jeffrey making his debut. Darcy Macpherson, Jy Farrar and Zac Smith come in as well, with Rory Atkins, Caleb Graham, Oleg Markov and Izak Rankine all out. Melbourne also ruined a 2022 rookie with Jake Bowey debuting, while James Jordon has been rested.
Jeremy Howe will make a return, while Will Hoskin-Elliott, Chris Mayne and Josh Thomas also come in. Nathan Murphy, Scott Pendlebury, Caleb Poulter and Anton Tohill are out for a variety of reasons. Jack Redden and Petruccelle come in for Mark Hutchings and Liam Ryan.
Kyle Langford returns from that hamstring complaint, while Dylan Clarke and Aaron Francis also come in for BRayden Ham, Cale Hooker and David Zaharakis. Callum Mills and Harry Cunningham come back for Sydney, with James Rowbottom and Ben Ronke dropped.
James Cousins will miss with injury, while Brisbane hasn’t made any changes. Damon Greaves, Finn Maginness, COnnor Nash and Jai Newcombe will fight for Cousins’ spot.
Toby Greene will return for the Giants, while James Peatling has been confirmed to debut. Adam Kennedy is injured and will miss, while Port hasn’t made a change.
Richmond has managed its ruckman, with Marlion Pickett out. Callum Coleman-Jones and Dion Prestia are on the extended bench and one should come in. Nat Fyfe, Michael Walters and Alex Pearce will miss through injury, while Brett Bewley, Ethan Hughes, Nathan O’Driscoll, Josh Treacy, Tobe Watson and Joel Western have been brought into the extended squad.
When a price breaks, it don’t Breakeven
What am I s’posed to do, when Imma lose some cash from holding you:
- 190 – Darcy Parish
- 188 – Jeremy Howe
- 178 – Brodie Grundy
- 175 – Dayne Zorko
- 174 – Sean Darcy
What am I s’posed to say, when you’re making coin by scoring okay:
- -65 – Connor West
- -61 – Sam Durham
- -44 – Matt Parker
- -36 – Max Lynch
- -30 – Trey Ruscoe
Oh Captain my Captain
Jack Steele and Sam Walsh are the two obvious vice-captaincy options for tonight’s game. Neither have long records of dominance against each other, but both are in exquisite form this season.
Jack Macrae has a good run against Adelaide, and just in life too. Why go against him? 118, 119 and 177 his last three against the Crows. Marcus Bontempelli also very elite, his last three are 199, 140 and 120 against the Crows. If you have both, go Bont, but pick either.
Jack Ziebell is set to take 30 kick-ins against Tasmania against Geelong. He scored 148 last time these two teams met. Tom Hawkins might kick 10 goals though, so he’s also a good option. He has three tons in his last four games against North Melbourne.