Flavour Of The Week – Rd 23

Written by Thommo on August 21 2018


Alright, let’s not muck around this week. Most of us burnt our trades weeks ago and those that do have trades want to bring someone in who will smash out one massive week.

So who’s popular as of 10pm AEST on Monday 20th August:

  1. Tom Hawkins (GEE, fwd, $519 000)


+ Tomahawk can make a mess of weak sides as shown by his 136 points against Fremantle last weekend and his 150 against Brisbane in Round 19. There are few weaker sides than the Suns and Hawkins scored 113 points in Round 11.


– He’s a key forward which means he can struggle if a decent defender mans him up as happened against the Tigers in Round 20 when he scored just 59 points. Not that the Suns can be compared to Richmond! The other concern is the old points-sharing issue where a number of his teammates may go large against the Suns at the Cattery.

  1. Angus Brayshaw (MEL, mid/def, $507 300)


+ I’ll just repeat most of last week’s write-up: Brayshaw is playing midfield each week and racking up big possession numbers. He is a top 6 defender on current form with a 3 game average of 115ppg and a 5 game average of 102ppg.


– With his possession count, Brayshaw should be scoring 120+ every week but he tends to burn the ball a lot which really hurts his output in Supercoach.

  1. Sam Menegola (GEE, mid/fwd, $539 600)


+ That’s 5 straight tonnes on the trot for Menegola (or should I say Menengola?) making him the third highest scoring forward over that time behind Riewoldt and Dunkley. I can’t see him slowing down against the Suns at Kardinia Park.


– I really don’t know what negatives to put here. He scored 110 points against the Suns in Round 11. He’s in form. What more do you want?

  1. Justin Westhoff (POR, mid/fwd, $440 600)


+ The Hoff’s recent form line has been consistently average until this week when he pumped out a stellar 126 points filling in for the missing Charlie Dixon and injured Paddy Ryder in the ruck. Surely with Port out of finals contention Ryder won’t be risked so Westhoff will spend another week in the ruck and score well again.


– As I said, his form has been terrible without a single tonne between rounds 16 and 21 and Port now face Essendon in a dead rubber unless Geelong somehow lose to the Suns. Will Westhoff fire up for a meaningless match?

  1. Connor Nash (HAW, def, $123 900)


+ He looks a talent, fitting seamlessly into the Hawks’ forward line in the absence of Roughie with 95 points in his second match. He’ll provide good bench cover while also freeing up cash with the downgrade of another defender.


He’s only a downgrade trade so there are few negatives. There is a chance he will be dropped for Roughie and Ceglar this week so watch the team sheets on Thursday.

#6-#10: Kade SIMPSON (CAR), Lance FRANKLIN (SYD), Jake LLOYD (SYD), Nat FYFE (FRE), Jake BROWN (SYD)

Most traded OUT players this week: Paul AHERN (NOR), Jesse HOGAN (MEL), Alex WITHERDEN (MEL), Heath SHAW (GWS), Tom DOEDEE (ADE), Toby MCLEAN (WBD), Michael WALTERS (FRE), Christian PETRACCE (MEL), Bayley FRITSCH (MEL), Jack HIGGINS (RIC)

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6 thoughts on “Flavour Of The Week – Rd 23”

  1. Want to bring Macrae in. Worried about Kelly and Coniglio’s output so will probably trade one of them. Who will Harms go to? Cogs copped a tag last week in the second half which he didn’t handle so should be targeted again.

    Want to bring Hawkins in but it will be a disaster if May keeps him in check.


  2. Waiting to see if Buddy is playing or not, because of course I have him…what’s another bloody injured player to worry about???



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