Panic Room | Round 4
G’day all, Lekdog here in the drivers seat, this post will be updated as the weekend progresses!
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Port Adelaide v Melbourne
Trent Dumont and Toby Bedford will be the subs.
Jake Lever returns for Melbourne so do we see some more freedom for Steven May or Jake Bowey? It doesn’t matter, the ball won’t be down there very much.
For Port, Sam Skinner has been dropped which is worrying given they have no tall defenders left!
With a late change, Miles Bergman enters the Port Adelaide team for Trent McKenzie who snapped his leg off in Round 1.
Geelong v Brisbane
Joel Selwood and Shaun Higgins will both miss for Geelong and the Cats will see the return of tagger Mark O’Connor who apparently will stop Lachie Neale this week.
Over at the Lions the only Supercoach relevant change will be Oscar McInerney missing due to suspension…luckily anyone who has him also has cover.
Tom Stewart and Esava Ratugolea are OUT for Quinton Narkle and Gryan Miers.
Zach Guthrie and Deven Robertson are the subs.
Sydney v North Melbourne
From a Supercoach perspective it’s probably the omission of Dylan Stephens that will impact coaches out there. Plenty of coaches will be considering a trade to Thompson Dow or Nic Martin.
For North it’s a huge loss of Jared Polec who will be hurting Supercoach players everywhere but on the plus side they’ll get to pick up one of Luke Davies-Uniacke or Flynn Perez as a straight swap.
Sam Wicks is out for Sydney and will be replaced by Ben Ronke.
Collingwood v West Coast Eagles
Jordan De Goey will miss with suspension and Taylor Adams is out for H&S Protocols but both should probably be held by coaches.
For West Coast we see four changes but only really one that is Supercoach relevant. Andrew Gaff is out but Willie Rioli returns with a breakeven of -40.
Richmond v Western Bulldogs
Dion Prestia returns for Richmond alongside Ben Miller and Jack Riewoldt but it’s Thompson Dow who is exciting coaches everywhere. A breakeven of -31 coming off a Supercoach 100 is an impressive feat.
For the Dogs there’s nothing really of Supercoach note other than Bailey Williams has been named to play after two terrible scores and now has a breakeven of 213!
Fremantle v GWS
Praise the lord Sean Darcy has risen, the big man will play against the Giants this week and those who held him will be crying with joy.
Also returning to Fremantle is the best 45-year old in the game, David Mundy.
Jake Riccardi comes into the GWS team for Nick Haynes.
Essendon v Adelaide
A clash of titans at Marvel Stadium sees some Sueprcoach relevance at the team sheet…but not much.
Jake Stringer will miss for Essendon with another hammy…or something, I’m not fact checking. The Bombers have also named Nic Martin on the bench so load up and bring him in for that sweet cash gen.
On the other side of the coin Adelaide have brought back Rory Sloane from injury and Taylor Walker from racism.
Hawthorn v St Kilda
Jarman Impey returns for Hawthorn while Chad Wingard and Finn Maginnes miss.
For the Saints we get to see debutante Marcus Windhager come into the side but it’s at the expense of popular selection Jack Hayes!
Gold Coast v Carlton
A bunch of nobodies got dropped by Gold Coast but we see the return of Malcolm Rosas ($130,600 FWD) who will be someone we can keep an eye on over the coming weeks.
For the Blues, Corey Durdin will miss with Covid, giving coaches an opportunity to loophole and/or downgrade to Martin.
When a heart break, it don’t Breakeven
What am I s’posed to do, when the best part of me is owning you?
-124 Nic Martin
-48 Stephen Gonigliog
-48 Lachlan Gollant
-46 Jake Bowey
-42 Hugh Dixon
-40 Willie Rioli
-37 Mitchell Hinge
-36 Tristan Xerri
-31 Thomson Dow
What am I s’posed to say, when you’re losing cash when I have you stay?
213 Bailey Williams (WBD meme)
192 Luke Parker
191 Sean Darcy (only played one game)
190 Nic Nat
180 Tom Hawkins
177 Patrick Dangerfield
176 Tom Mitchell
175 Rowan Marshall
Oh Captain my Captain
Max Gawn averages 110 against Port Adelaide and 126 at Adelaide Oval but hasn’t really fired against the Power in their last three clashes. Port have given up a lot of points in the ruck this year though.
Clayton Oliver is basically always good and with an average of 101 against Port and 138 at Adelaide Oval (thank you Crows), he’s primed for another big one.
Ollie Wines is likely the only Port Adelaide player you might slap the C on, he averages 105 against Melbourne and 103 at home.
Travis Boak is averaging 146 this year so if you have him, take the punt and slap a big old VC on him!