Captains Table – Rd16

Written by Schwarzwalder on July 5 2018

If you managed to escape the whole Ahern debacle last week and had Mitchell or Gawn as Captain, then odds are you came away with a massive score…..congratulations! There is some good news and bad news in regards to Captaincy options this week.

Bad news is that Mitchell & Gawn are playing at the same time on Saturday night so you’ll only be able to choose one of them during Rd16. Good news is that West Coast play the last game of the weekend, so Captain Olango will give us plenty of time to find the right VC option.

Something a little different this week………I’m fast running out of adjectives for Gawn , Mitchell, Grundy and the regulars at the Captains Table. I’ve focused on the early games to try and find an alternative VC option…….you will still have Gawn/Mitchell/Grundy as a fall-back Captain option should these guys fail……….

As always, all times are shown in AEST………

Josh P Kennedy (SYD) Thursday Night 7.20pm (vs Geel) – The Swans Captain started extremely slowly by his lofty standards in Supercoach this year. Since Rd6 however, he has raised the bat on 8 of 9 occasions and has averaged 115pts in that time…….talk about flying under the radar! Has a habit of finishing the season off well so its hard to see him slowing down. Last six against the Cats: 125, 91, 117, 83, 122 & 115

Matt Crouch (ADE) Friday Night 7.50pm (vs Rich) – With Sloane back in the side, Crouch helped himself to 32 touches, nine tackles & 126 pts against the Eagles last week. Sloane receives much of the tagging attention which usually frees up Crouch. As Chillo pointed out in Fallen Premiums, Crouch averaged 125 after the Bye last year and he looks to be warming to the task once more. Last three against Richmond: 51 (injured), 125 & 111.

Patrick Cripps (CAR) Saturday Afternoon 1.45pm (vs Bris) – Is well on his way to Supercoach-Beast after averaging 117pts so far this season. It has been reported that Jarrod Berry will run with Cripps on Saturday……let’s see him try 😉 Cripps still managed a 92 with a hard Ben Jacobs tag, let’s see what Berry has got to offer. Last three against Brisbane: 118, 95 & 101

Justin Westhoff (PTA) Saturday Twilight 4.35pm (vs Stk) -The 31 year-old veteran has a habit of starting the season well then drifting off a touch. Not so much in 2018 though, where he’s also aided by a favorable draw…….beginning with the Saints at Adelaide Oval in Rd16. In good form of late with 114, 106 & 120 over the last three weeks. Last three against the Saints: 42, 109 & 132.

 

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** Our stats man, Adam, is on a break for the next week or two.  Wishing you a well-deserved and relaxing break, Champ!! **

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37 thoughts on “Captains Table – Rd16”

  1. There’s a really annoying rumour doing the rounds in the Twittersphere that Matt Crouch has broken his hand and will miss at least this week, although there’s been nothing official from the club at all. I usually ignore stuff like this – surely the Crows would never hide injury info from the public? – but this one just won’t go away.

    Just don’t be shocked when the teams drop tonight if he’s not there!

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    1. Wow, that would be huge! For those thinking of bringing him in, perhaps wait until starting lineups are confirmed tomorrow night.

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    2. Yeah, thanks Chillo. None of my proposed trades will be effected by tonight’s game so will hold tight for now …

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    3. Seriously hope it’s only a rumour Chillo, he’s been poor for Catta’s Clan ( because it’s all about me 😉 ) since making a debut in r8, he’s thrown this up for a supposably must have SC midfielder…

      92, Missed R9 hammy tightness, 100, 106, 68, 95 & finally with Sloan back last week a 126…that’s a 97.8 average!

      Please SC gods, be only a rumour it’s turning into a very loooooong season!

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      1. Confirmed fractured hand Catta but looks like he will play through it. Hopefully he gets nothing but 30 kicks that hit the target for you!

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        1. Cheers, Chillo

          He’s as hard as a cat’s head, so I’m guessing if he’s said he’s right to go…he’ll go! No doubt they’ll strap the left hand up for added protection, although full right it’s the right that’s injured 😉

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  2. Gawn will be my captain this week.

    Tossing up giving Danger one last chance to frustrate me as VC and to tempt me with an around 115 score once again. Will go for Stef Martin or Cripps as VC instead if I decide to pass on Danger.

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    1. As I’ve said below he’s very unlikely to have a big game if he gets the Hewett tag although it’s probably going to Selwood or potentially Ablett.

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  3. Bit of a warning for anyone considering one of the Geelong boys for VC, Hewett might just be the best tagger in the league (or definitely second to Jacobs). That’s not good for me because I own both Danger and Selwood :'( Kelly is also likely to get the Hutchings tag against the eagles.

    Hewett’s tags this year:

    Gibbs 59
    Titch 72
    Fyfe 101
    Zorko 99
    Cripps 54
    Jack Steven 46
    Shuey 63
    Dusty 62

    source is fanfooty

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      1. No worries Catta 🙂 did the research when I saw that Josh Kelly had a preliminary final date with the guy

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  4. How do I do this trade on the mobile

    L Ryan for J Dawson (moving I Heeney from Mid to Fwd)

    Easy on the PC but can’t figure this out on the mobile

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    1. you can move your players by going to the trade out player list and swiping that players name and pressing the S
      ie if I trade out Fyfe I then go to trade out players and swipe Heeney and press the S and you can then trade in a forward.

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  5. I don’t have a big database of stats like Adam, but if it would make people feel more comfortable in their decision making I would be happy to make some up.

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    1. Or I suppose I could compile some real stats and publish those, but where’d be the fun in that?

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      1. On another point Salamander, they tell me you have a particular penchant for the T button?! Given that I am getting very close I was wondering if you might have the time/inclination to give me a brief synopsis on the ensuing carnage you were dealt toward last season’s end? I am trying desperately to avoid the button, but it’s just not working for me.
        Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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        1. Lies, lies I tell you! Who is this ‘they’ of whom you speak? 😛

          In all seriousness, I have been known to fly too close to the sun in past seasons. Last year, I ran out of trades in round 17. At the end of round 18, I was ranked 4,932. Then all my players got injured. Well, not all, but a good handful. I can’t remember which ones or exactly how many, but it was far more than I had ever expected. And with all of my trades gone, and only rookies on the bench, there was nothing I could do about it. By the end of round 23, I was ranked 21,615.

          As far as specific advice goes, I will need to know more about your situation.

          * Are you at full-premium (or at least full-keeper) yet?
          * How many trades do you have left?
          * How much cash in the bank?
          * Do you have any injuries that need tending to (e.g. Fyfe)?
          * What kind of bench cover have you got?

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          1. Thanks heaps for that!
            To answer your questions …
            No. Fritsch at F6 and Ahern in at M8 with Fyfe now out. Have to cover Heeney this week too. Trengove (PTA) will do that via dpp move.
            4 trades left.
            $28.3k ITB
            Only Olango and CMoore(Fwd) non-playing bench players with Doedee at D7 and Sicily/TMac at opposite ends which might help me.
            Have decided to cop a fair few losses this week having reversed my trades.
            Am top or second in seven out of 9 leagues and ranked 832nd overall.

            Having done better than ever before by some 30,000 places I was tempted to just go all out from here and see what happens, but at least having a few trades left might just keep me interested for a few more weeks. Dunno. Whaddyathink?
            Thanks again mate. Much appreciated.

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            1. When you say you have Ahern at M8, does that mean he is normally your M8, or that he’s just there now that Fyfe is out (i.e. he’s normally your M9)?

              The former case is problematic, because you really want your last few trades to be available to cover injuries, rather than finalizing upgrades.

              Along the same lines, Fritsch is going to have to stay for the time being. The good news there is that despite his recent drop-off, the lack of genuine scoring power in this year’s forward stocks means that he probably isn’t costing you has many points as you think.

              As to Fyfe, I think you’re going to need to trade him. Without any premium cover, you’re going to lose far more points over the next 4 to 5 weeks than you will make make up over the remaining 3 to 4 if you keep him.

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              1. Thanks mate. He’s at M8 because Fyfe is benched. I guess I better trade Fyfe then. Of course you’re right, I will lose a heap of points if I don’t do it now (30-40/week most likely) and will never make that back.

                So Crouch it is then, since I just don’t like the other options and this will give me the required cash to cover other injury trades which are no doubt around the corner. I know he may not score so well this week and his hand is of some concern, but I do like their run home and with half his games at AO and Sloane back, I think he’ll be right. I might just wait until last minute changes tonight tho’ given the sh!t we all went through last week!!

                Many thanks again. Really appreciate you taking the time on this. And good luck!

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                1. Not a problem. Crouch’s hand concerns me (personally I went with Neale), but go with your gut.

                  Best of luck for the rest of the season.

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      2. Okay, here are some stats. It turns out that making them up is not as fun as I thought, so these ones are real.

        With Sandilands injured, Sean Darcy is likely to get the call-up. At this stage in his development, he is probably a C-grader on the scale I discussed a few weeks ago.

        Max Gawn 2018 average vs C-grade ruckmen: 139 from 5 (High 168, Low 114)

        Tom Mitchell last 3 vs Bulldogs: 111, 60, 114 (note that only one of those was as a Hawk)

        Luke Parker last 3 vs Geelong: 134, 113, 148

        Patrick Dangerfield last 3 vs Sydney: 135, 73, 99 (that last one was as a Crow)

        Lance Franklin last 3 vs Geelong: 42, 94, 119

        Rory Laird last 3 vs Richmond: 122, 91, 82

        Clayton Oliver scored a really quite rubbish 59 last week. 2018 average immediately following a sub-100 score: 119 from 4 (High 128, Low 98, 3/4 120+)

        Tom Bellchambers has conceded 5 100+ scores this year, with the highest being 127. Most of the remaining scores were in the 90s. For the purposes of my scale, that probably makes him a B-grader.

        Brodie Grundy 2018 average vs B-grade ruckmen: 121 (High 154, Low 95, 5/6 100+, 2/6 120+).

        For what it’s worth, Grundy scored 113 against Bellchambers earlier in the year. His previous three scores against Essendon are not pretty reading, however: 80, 71, 54.

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        1. I have just realised that due to a quirk in SuperCoach Gold, those ‘last 3 vs’ stats don’t include games from this year. Here are the relevant scores from this year:

          Luke Parker vs Geelong (round 6): 79
          Patrick Dangerfield vs Sydney (round 6): 94
          Rory Laird vs Richmond (round 2): 120

          Franklin didn’t play in round 6.
          Mitchell hasn’t played the Bulldogs this year.

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  6. Still tossing up titch or gawn. Can never seem to get titch right but gawn has always been good to me.

    Tu titch
    Td gawn

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    1. I’m trying to remember if the Doggies do any real tagging and if they do, would they waste it on a hard to tag person like Titch.
      Max on the other hand will not get a tag and will play against a soft ruck (Sean Darcy) and I hope he gets a nice score out of it.
      Play style:
      The way the doggies are playing, I’m hoping to see a massive flowing game which may benefit Titch but I keep on look back to Max.
      Environment:
      Titch in Etihad should benefit of good ground and weather so no barriers for his scoring here.
      Gawn got 114 the last time he playing in TIO (R10) so we know he can score reasonably against a good opponent (Sam Jacobs who got a paltry 42). [It was a sad day for Adelaide with that belting]. Darwin is a hot 30 degree type place and so this may be an environmental consideration for me.
      Overall I think I’ll stick with Titch as I know that Max can potentially score massively against an inexperienced ruck like Darcy but I think the potential massive ceiling Titch has gives him the edge.

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