MJ’s Captaincy Candidates – R15

Written by MJ on July 9 2015

#1. Nat Fyfe (v Haw: 105, 103, 124, 110; Form: 89, 138, 151) 27 disposals against the Lions could only garner 89 points, his first sub-100 effort for the year! You won’t find many with money on him to succumb to a two-figure performance again any time soon. Playing on Sunday will make him the captaincy favourite if your VC doesn’t get up and about. With an overlapping match with other captaincy favourites David Armitage, Jack Steven, Joey Montagna, Callan Ward, Dylan Shiel, Adam Treloar, Dayne Beams, Josh P. Kennedy, Daniel Hannebery and Luke Parker, they’re likely to fall by the wayside this week unless you’re up for a risk and after a POD! It might however, leave you with your pants down if Fyfe puts in his usual domination.

#2. Scott Pendlebury (v Port: 108, 112, 134, 133, 120; Form: 184, 107, 117) A career best SC performance automatically cements his spot as the best VC option ahead of R15. You can bet your bottom dollar he’ll be the most common vice-captain with the Thursday night match presenting the most flexibility for loopholing. He’s played just the one game at Adelaide Oval bagging 128 points. Robbie Gray, Ollie Wines, Brad Ebert, Travis Boak, Steele Sidebottom and Dane Swan (in his 250th – congratulations Swanny!) present alternatives, but will you overlook Pendles’ most recent form?

#3. Todd Goldstein (v Geel: 154, 133, 74, 82, 105; Form: 148, 150, 136) Here’s your alternative to the man above. There seems to be no stopping him at the moment, with a low of 128 in his last five games! Not captured in his form v Geelong is the 168 in the SF last year. Combine that with his 154 earlier in 2015 and we’ve got ourselves a very strong case for Goldy.

#4. Patrick Dangerfield (v WCE: 96, 131, 136, 138, 75; Form: 114, 106, 130) The Eagles have been one of the Dangerman’s most prosperous rivals over recent years, clipping their wings with three 130s in his last four. Like Goldstein, he may make a POD VC on Saturday night if you have the luxury of a donut to field on Sunday. As the 2nd highest 5-game average in the league he has to come into strong consideration.

#5. Dyson Heppell (v Melb: 118, 149, 79; Form: 144, 72, 129) He was the ONLY bomber to stand up in their capitulation to the Saints, gathering 32 disposals and almost single-handedly clawing the Dons back within touching distance in the 2nd quarter with two goals. He’s a star, and a sneaky VC chance.

Other options to consider: Trent Cotchin, Dustin Martin and Brett Deledio will fancy big games against the Blues and are available for a traditional Friday night VC. Matt Priddis and Nic Naitanui will compete with Goldy and Danger as Saturday night picks, while Gary Ablett is available for anyone who has jumped the gun on him early.

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12 thoughts on “MJ’s Captaincy Candidates – R15”

  1. Really tempted to put the VC on Pendles, but very hard to look past Goldy’s form over the past month. Goldy into Fyfe for me


  2. Cheers MJ for another ripper Captain’s article!

    My thought out VC/C combos this week:

    T/U – VC Pendles, C Fyfe
    T/D – VC Goldstein, C Fyfe

    Cheers guys


  3. Pendles into Goldy or Pendles into JPK?

    Was Fyfes shocker truly Brisbane borne or was it all Fyfe?



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