Around the Grounds – Round 12

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Hello community and welcome to another week of Around the Grounds. Round 12 is in the books and the good news is that is now Week 1 of the byes taken care of. The bad news is of course that we still have 2 more weeks of byes to go! Round 13 is looking like it may be a tough one, but before we get to what the trade world is looking like for this week, let’s go take a look at what happened last week.

Victoria

Collingwood

This one went down to the wire, but Collingwood managed to take a 72-68 win over Hawthorn. Nick Daicos (DEF/MID, $373,600, BE 48) went big in this one with 36 disposals, 3 marks and 6 rebound 50’s for 113 SCPoints. Collingwood have a tough matchup against the Demons this week, but his score has pushed his BE back down and in a bye week scenario every body is worth keeping. Reef McInnes (MID, $174,200, BE 53) had 7 disposals and 4 tackles for 33 SCPoints but has unfortunately been set for season ending surgery after dislocating his shoulder. Beau McCreery (FWD, $224,600, BE 13) had 11 disposals, 1 mark, 1 goal and 7 tackles for 78 SCPoints. Tyler Brown (MID/FWD, $229,600, BE 79) had 1 disposal and 3 tackles for 17 SCPoints in his 14% ToG, Nathan Murphy (MID, $268,000, BE 59) had 78 SCPoints from 13 disposals, 3 marks and 5 rebound 50’s, Jack Ginnivan (FWD, $292,400, BE 92) had 10 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 2 goals for 56 SCPoints and Oliver Henry (FWD, $300,000, BE 42) finished with 12 disposals, 4 marks, 2 tackles and 2.2 for 82 SCPoints.

Collingwood had a slightly lead headed into the 4th quarter in their VFL match against the Gold Coast but ended up with a 117-97 loss to the Suns. Finlay Macrae (MID, $206,800) had 25 disposals and 5 tackles, Coooper Murley (MID/FWD, $117,300) had 19 disposals, 7 marks, 5 tackles and 2 goals and Will Kelly (DEF/FWD, $123,900) had 18 disposals, 7 marks and 2 tackles.

Carlton

Carlton had the bye in both the AFL and VFL last week.

Essendon

No football for Essendon last week due to the bye in the AFL and VFL.

Geelong

Geelong kicked 12 goals in the game with 7 of them coming in the first quarter, which was enough to take an 83-70 win over the Western Bulldogs. Cooper Stephens (MID, $188,900, BE 32) had 9 disposals for 33 SCPoints and Sam De Koning (DEF/FWD, $360,700, BE 65) had 12 disposals, 8 marks and 73 SCPoints.

Geelong had a close loss in their VFL match against Footscray, with a 59-54 scoreline in favour of the Bulldogs. Francis Evans (FWD, $142,700) had 19 disposals, 5 marks, 3 tackles and kicked 2.1, Oliver Dempsey (FWD, $102,400) had 16 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tacklesand Shannon Neale (FWD, $123,900 kicked 2 goals with 7 disposals and 2 marks.

Hawthorn

Hawthorn took the lead in the 4th quarter but couldn’t quite hold onto it with a 72-68 loss to Collingwood. Sam Butler (MID/FWD, $163,700, BE 5) had 14 disposals, 2 marks, and a goal but also 7 clangers for 46 SCPoints while Connor MacDonald (MID/FWD, $206,100, BE 34) had 10 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 1.1 for 36 SCPoints.

The Box Hill Hawks made easy work of North Melbourne, winning 107-36. Finn Maginness (MID/FWD, $224,100) had 35 disposals, 6 marks and 2 tackles while kicking 1.2, Josh Morris (FWD, $123,900) had 21 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles and Jai Serong (MID/FWD, $117,300) had 9 disposals, 1 mark, 2 hitouts and a goal.

Melbourne

Melbourne again struggled in the 2nd half, kicking just 2 goals which lead to a 73-61 loss to Sydney. They did not feature any rookie players in this one due to Toby Bedford (FWD, $180,400, BE 4) being the unused medical sub.

Over in the VFL Casey remain undefeated on the year after their 83-44 win over Sydney. Oskar Baker (MID, $255,300) had 24 disposals and 8 marks, Kade Chandler (FWD, $123,900) had 19 disposals, 8 marks, 3 tackles and a goal and Sam Weideman (FWD, $253,000) kicked 3.1 with 12 disposals and 10 marks.

North Melbourne

No luck for the Roos in their 109-47 loss to the Gold Coast. Tristian Xerri (RUC/FWD, $319,100, BE 108) continued his slow scoring since his return from injury with 53 SCPoints from 4 disposals, 4 marks and 24 hitouts with 4 clangers. Jason Horne-Francis (MID/FWD, $311,600, BE 72) had 15 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 6 clangers for 54 SCPoints. His clanger count has really been impacting some of his scores, so hopefully that’s something that can improve for him. Atu Bosenavulagi (DEF, $176,700, BE 84) had 5 disposals, 2 marks and 3 tackles for 20 SCPoints, Paul Curtis (FWD, $188,300, BE 18) had 9 disposals, 3 marks and 4 tackles for 55 SCPoints, Kyron Hayden (DEF, $226,600, BE 44) fnished with 9 disposals, 1 mark and 2 tackles for 33 SCPoints and Flynn Perez (DEF/MID, $236,600, BE 40) scored 49 SCPoints from 15 disposals, 2 tackles and 4 clearances, but had 8 clangers impacting his score.

Over in the VFL, North didn’t help themselves by kicking 4.12, but even if they kicked straight it probably wouldn’t have been enough to stop the 107-36 loss to the Box Hill Hawks. Charlie Lazzaro (MID/FWD, $201,400) had 26 disposals, 10 marks and 7 tackles, Joshua Goater (MID, $117,300) had 20 disposals and 7 marks and Patrick Walker (DEF/MID, $123,900) had 19 disposals and 7 marks.

Richmond

Richmond had a bye in the AFL and VFL.

St Kilda

Richmond was on the bye in both the AFL and VFL last week.

Western Bulldogs

The Bulldogs kicked 9 goals to 5 after the first quarter, but had set themselves so far back from there that it wasn’t enough and led to a 83-70 loss to Geelong. Buku Khamis (DEF, $155,100, BE 12) had 6 disposals, 3 tackles and a goal for 54 SCPoints, Robbie McComb (MID/FWD, $265,100, BE 50) finished with 14 disposals, 2 tackles and 2 clangers for 43 SCPoints and Rhylee West (FWD, $267,600, BE 38) had 13 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 4 clangers to take his score down to 38 SCPoints.

It was a narrow win for the Bulldogs, with Footscray defeating Geelong 59-54. Louis Butler (MID, $130,600) had 25 disposals, 3 marks, 5 tackles and kicked 1.1 and Cody Raak (DEF, $102,400) had 16 disposals and 7 marks.

South Australia

Adelaide

A wet and messy game, the Crows kicking 5 goals to zip in the first quarter was the difference here with Adelaide taking an 88-57 win over West Coast. Patrick Parnell (DEF, $123,900, BE 9) made his AFL debut and had 15 disposals, 3 tackles and 3 clangers for 41 SCPoints. He suffered a corked thigh and was subbed out of the game and with Luke Brown likely to return from H&S protocols it may be challenging for him to get another game immediately. Jake Soligo (MID, $259,100, BE 26) had 10 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and kicked 2.1 for 77 SCPoints, Will Hamill (DEF, $271,500, BE 56) had 12 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and 3 clangers for 49 SCPoints, Mitch Hinge (DEF, $306,000, BE 24) had his best SC score in two months with 83 SCPoints from 19 disposals, 6 marks and 4 inside 50’s. Sam Berry (MID/FWD, $377,000, BE 72) had 18 disposals, 8 tackles and 8 clearances for 85 SCPoints and Jackson Hately (MID, $390,100, BE 28) had 25 disposals, 5 marks and 3 tackles with 3 clearances for 94 SCPoints.

Another one played in bad weather; Adelaide had a 76-55 loss to Sturt in the SANFL. Josh Worrell (DEF, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 4 marks and 5 tackles, Brayden Cook (MID, $218,900) had 19 disposals, 9 marks, 5 tackles and a goal and Luke Nankervis (MID/FWD, $102,400) had 12 disposals, 3 tackles and a goal.

Port Adelaide

No action for Port Adelaide in either the AFL or SANFL last week.

Western Australia

Fremantle

The Dockers again put the pedal down in the 2nd half, where they kicked 11 of their 15 goals for the game on the way to a 99-85 win over Brisbane. Brandon Walker (DF, $218,500, BE -1) had 14 disposals, 5 marks and 5 clangers for 64 SCPoints and Bailey Banfield (FWD, $220,600, BE 28) booted 4 goals with 12 disposals and 3 marks for 91 SCPoints.

The Peel Thunder had a 74-68 win over Subiaco in Round 7 of the WAFL season. Josh Treacy (FWD, $242,900) had 3.2 with 19 disposals, 14 marks and 8 hitouts.

West Coast

The Eagles put up a fight in this one after the first quarter and drew even in the final 3, but were too far behind for it to make a difference on the scoreboard with a 88-57 loss to Adelaide. Greg Clark (MID, $243,300, BE 18) had 11 disposals, 2 marks and 10 tackles for 54 SCPoints, Patrick Naish (MID/FWD, $213,400, BE 86) had 22% ToG for 2 disposals and 11 SCPoints, Brady Hough (MID, $169,300, BE -7) had 11 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 4 rebound 50’s and 6 clangers to drop his score to 40 SCPoints. Isiah Winder (MID/FWD, $185,900, BE 50) had 8 disposals, 1 mark, 2 tackles and 2 clangers for 34 SCPoints, Callum Jamieson (RUC, $225,200, BE 25) had 11 disposals, 2 marks, 4 tackles and 9 hitouts for 67 SCPoints and Bailey J. Williams (RUC/FWD, $229,800, BE 52) finished with 5 disposals, 2 marks, 3 tackles and 21 hitouts for 40 SCPoints.

West Coast remain winless in the WAFL after their 77-57 loss to the Swan Districts. Hugh Dixon (RUC/FWD, $246,200) had 13 disposals, 6 marks, 3 tackles, 3 hitouts and kicked 1.1 and Rhett Bazzo (DEF/FWD, $117,300) had 15 disposals and 5 marks with 2 tackles.

New South Wales

GWS

GWS had the week off in both AFL and VFL football.

Sydney

The Swans inched closer to a top 4 spot after their terrific 73-61 win over Melbourne. Colin O’Riordan (DEF, $199,500, BE 41) had just 8% ToG for 1 disposal and 4 SCPoints, Ben Ronke (FWD, $270,700, BE 94) was quiet with 4 disposals and 1 mark for 19 SCPoints, though he only played 46% ToG. Lastly, Patrick McCartin (DEF/FWD, $376,500, BE 52) had a handy 95 SCPoints from 15 disposals, 6 marks, 2 tackles and 10 1%ers.

Sydney couldn’t make it a double against Melbourne with a 83-44 loss to Casey in the VFL. Lewis Taylor (MID/FWD, $188,400) had 40 disposals, 7 marks and 4 tackles, Will Gould (DEF, $123,900) had 26 disposals and 10 marks and Dylan Stephens (MID, $202,300) had 22 disposals, 5 marks and 1 tackle.

Queensland

Brisbane

Brisbane was slightly ahead at half time, but couldn’t hold onto the win, losing to Fremantle 99-85. Jaxon Prior (MID, $283,500, BE ) had 12 disposals, 2 marks and 5 clangers for 30 SCPoints.

In the VFL the Lions had no real issues with the Northern Bullants, winning 93-31. Ely Smith (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 29 disposals, 10 marks and kicked 3.1, James Tunstill (MID, $117,300) had 29 disposals and 9 marks, Thomas Berry (FWD, $171,500) had 28 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and 2 behinds and Carter Michael (DEF, $123,900) had 26 disposals, 10 marks and 2 tackles while Harry Sharp (MID, $193,200) kicked 4 behinds with 23 disposals and 4 marks.

Gold Coast

Gold Coast didn’t have many issues with North Melbourne, winning 109-47. Alex Davies (MID/FWD, $211,900, BE 7) had 16 disposals, 3 marks, 4 tackles and a goal for 71 SCPoints. Caleb Graham (DEF/RUC, $250,000, BE -14) had 14 disposals, 4 marks, 3 tackles and 13 1%ers for 87 SCPoints while Joel Jeffrey (FWD, $251,600, BE -9) had 11 disposals, 5 marks and kicked 1.2 for 64 SCPoints. Malcolm Rosas (FWD, $256,600, BE 4) scored 83 SCPoints from 9 disposals, 1 mark, 7 tackles and a goal and Connor Budarick (DEF, $292,800, BE 36) finished with 25 disposals, 3 marks, 2 tackles and 5 clangers for 78 SCPoints.

In their VFL match the Suns produced an 8 goal to 3 final term to take a 117-97 win over Collingwood. Rory Atkins (MID, $218,700) had 29 disposals and 4 marks, James Tsitas (MID, $102,400) had 27 disposals, 2 marks, 2 tackles and kicked 1.1, Elijah Hollands (MID/FWD, $123,900) had 20 disposals, 7 marks, 3 tackles and a goal, Jez McLennan (DEF, $123,900) had 22 disposals, 6 marks and 3 tackles and Hewago Paul Oea (MID/FWD, $123,900) kicked 3 goals with 19 disposals and 3 marks.

BIG Break Even

  1. Christian Salem – DEF – $514,500 – BE 216
  2. Christian Petracca – MID – $523,300 – BE 186
  3. Nick Vlaustin – DEF – $475,400 – BE 158
  4. Hayden Crozier – DEF – $343,100 – BE 155 (ON BYE)
  5. Trent McKenzie – DEF – $404,500 – BE 154
  6. Steven May – DEF – $435,600 – BE 153
  7. Clayton Oliver – MID – $675,800 – BE 152
  8. Hugh McCluggage – MID – $538,900 – BE 148
  9. Tom Stewart – DEF – $605,200 – BE 144 (ON BYE)
  10. Bailey Smith – MID/FWD – $553,700 – BE 143 (ON BYE)

Little Break Even

  1. Luke Cleary – DEF – $117,300 – BE -67 (ON BYE)
  2. James Peatline – DEF – $308,200 – BE -46
  3. Jacob Wehr – DEF – $123,900 – BE -38
  4. Mitch Owens – MID – $117,300 – BE -22
  5. Oliver Dempsey – FWD – $102,400 – BE -17 (ON BYE)
  6. Caleb Graham – DEF/RUC – $250,000 – BE -17 (ON BYE)
  7. Shane Edwards – MID/FWD – $311,000 – BE -9
  8. Joel Jeffrey – FWD – $251,600 – BE -9 (ON BYE)
  9. Brady Hough – MID – $169,300 – BE -7 (ON BYE)

Bubble Boys

  1. Luke Cleary – DEF – $117,300 – AVG 68.0 SCPoints (ON BYE)
  2. Jacob Wehr – DEF – $123,900 – AVG 55.5 SCPoints
  3. Mitch Owens – MID   $117,300 – AVG 45.5 SCPoints

TOP 5 UNDER $250K

DEF

  1. Jacob Wehr – $123,900 – AVG 55.5 SCPoints
  2. Luke Clearly – $117,300 – AVG 68.0 SCPoints (ON BYE)
  3. Brandon Walker – $218,500 – AVG 47.3 SCPoints
  4. Flynn Perez – $236,600 – AVG 45.7 SCPoints
  5. Buku Khamis – $155,100 – AVG 39.8 SCPoints (ON BYE)

MID

  1. Mitch Owens – $117,300 – AVG 45.5 SSCPoints
  2. Sam Butler – $163,700 – AVG 39.8 SCPoints
  3. Cooper Stephens – $188,900 – ACVG 52.3 SCPoints (ON BYE)
  4. Greg Clark – $243,400 – AVG 69.4 SCPoints
  5. Alex Davies – $211,900 – AVG 47.3 SCPoints

RUC

  1. Caleb Graham – $250,000 – AVG 54.4 SCPoints (ON BYE)
  2. Callum Jamieson – $225,200 – AVG 51.0 SCPoints (ON BYE)
  3. Bailey J. Williams – $229,800 – AVG 46.6 SCPoints (ON BYE)

FWD

  1. Maurice Rioli – $188,100 – 54.8 SCPoints
  2. Sam Butler – $163,700 – AVG 39.8 SCPoints
  3. Paul Curtis – $188,300 – AVG 45.3 SCPoints
  4. Alex Davies – $211,900 – AVG 47.3 SCPoints (ON BYE)
  5. Josh J. Kennedy – $196,500 – AVG 38.7 SCPoints (ON BYE)

Trading Places

Traded IN

  1. Mitch Owens – MID – $117,300 – 14.8%
  2. Jacob Wehr – DEF – $123,900 – 12.4%
  3. Jack Sinclair – DEF/MID – $562,400 – 7.3%
  4. Zach Merrett – MID – $520,700 – 5.3%
  5. Darcy Parish – MID – $625,800 – 3.1%
  6. Max Gawn – RUC – $587,900 – 3.1%
  7. Sam Walsh – MID – $629,500 – 3.0%
  8. Brynn Teakle – RUC/FWD – $102,400 – 2.6%
  9. Sam Docherty – DEF – $531,100 – 2.3%
  10. Sam Durdin – DEF – $123,900 – 2.1%

Traded OUT

  1. Sam De Koning – DEF/FWD – $360,700 – AVG 16.2%
  2. Robbie McComb – MID/FWD – $265,100 – 11.3%
  3. Greg Clark – MID – $243,300 – 7.3%
  4. Patrick McCartin – DEF/FWD – $376,300 – 6.9%
  5. Bailey Smith – MID/FWD – $553,700 – 5.8%
  6. Sam Hayes – RUC – $308,200 – 2.4%
  7. Isaac Heeney – MID/FWD – $449,400 – 2.2%
  8. Malcolm Rosas – FWD – $256,600 – 2.1%
  9. Hugh Dixon – RUC/FWD – $246,200 – 2.0%
  10. Cooper Stephens – MID – $188,900 – 1.3%

Popular Trades

  1. Mitch Owens IN – Robbie McComb OUT – 3.6%
  2. Jack Sinclair IN – Sam De Koning OUT – 2.7%
  3. Mitch Owens IN – Greg Clark OUT – 2.4%
  4. Jacob Wehr IN – Robbie McComb OUT – 2.3%
  5. Jacob Wehr IN – Sam De Koning OUT – 1.5%
  6. Darcy Parish IN – Sam De Koning OUT – 1.4%
  7. Jacob Wehr IN – Greg Clark OUT – 1.4%
  8. Zach Merrett IN – Sam De Koning OUT – 1.4%
  9. Mitch Owens IN – Sam De Koning OUT – 1.2%
  10. Jacob Wehr IN – Patrick McCartin OUT – 1.1%

Difficult going on the top 5 trade in options given the lack of cheap rookies currently available, as well as bye rounds also impacting who is available to select. By this point in the year I think we’re going for maximizing our trade returns, so cheaper options are probably better so you can pick the best premo’s possible, so it’s not the easiest juggling act between cash generation, cash reserves, point scoring and job security. The two obvious trade in’s this week (prior to teams being announced) are Owens and Wehr, outside that looks like a bit of a crapshoot. The fact that someone like JJK has sunk low enough to be worth considering as an option shows you how crazy this season has been! In terms of the popular trades both Owens and Wehr are understandably being targeted very heavily this week, with some upgrades to the likes of Merrett, Parish, Sinclair and Gawn on the cards too, while guys on the bye round like De Koning and McCartin, even though they may have a bit more lift in them yet.

And that’ll be it for me this week, as usual you can reach me on the Twitter @BarronVonCrow or you can leave a question/comment in the section below. See you all next week!


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demonsdelight

wow simply amazing baron .So helpful to us all big thank you mate NDD

Donavan

Best article of the week, really helps making those coin flip trade decisions

Lekdog

My fave thing on the site every week!

Russty_

Thanks as always Baz, noice work sir, hoping Owens, Wehr get named and Rioli plays.

Nathan

With trade numbers dwindling, we really need to be confident the “rookies” we bring in will play out the year. We know we are going to have to call on them at certain points in the run home. Also consider, it is unlikely we will be relying on cash generation from here on in (as most teams near full-premo and what little the trades we have left as essentially now reserved for sideways trading premo’s who go down). Given this, I’m a big avocado for bringing in Marchbank (DEF $209,300), who is a confirmed starter for the Blues, over the popular Wehr selection. Yes, you are coughing up an extra $86K, but Marchbank’s job security is assured (injury history aside) over Wehr and scoring potential is high. He was best on ground in his return VFL game a few weeks back up to 3 quarter time before being taken off to be rested (had good numbers and intercepts). He could be a lifesaver sitting on your bench in the run home!!

Lekdog

He certainly can score, I’ll be watching him for a couple of weeks first myself

Nathan

Yeah, that is probably the call Lek. Cant wait to see him finally back out there!

Nathan

*the RIGHT call

SydKnee

Has ever had a season ave above 70?
IMO McCartin is better cover and if you need an extra player this week get owens, Clarke or Wehr for Rioli/Clark/Hough