MJ’s Captaincy Candidates – R5

Written by MJ on May 1 2015

#1. Nat Fyfe (v Melb: 125, 78, 128, 151, 108; Form: 145, 107, 165) The number one scorer in the game thus far deserves the number one tag in the captaincy stakes. He’s up against the Dees, which could be a blessing or a curse. If Bernie Vince tries to wear him like a glove like he did so successfully against Dangerfield, young Nat will have a tough afternoon ahead of him. I still wouldn’t put it past him to notch 130 nonetheless.

#2. Scott Pendlebury (v Carl: 131, 102, 154, 121, 62; Form: 119, 107, 126) Pendles hasn’t set the world alight in 2015 just yet, despite being consistently solid as always. I’m tipping that R5 against the Blues will be his big one. 7 of his 14 career games against the Blues have been 130+. It’s no secret that Mottsy doesn’t mind a punt… I reckon he’d like those odds. One of the most capable Friday night VCs going around.

#3. Rory Sloane (v Port: 120, 102, 100, 118, 121; Form: 60, 140, 134) You’ll probably think twice after last week’s display, but his recent record against the Power speaks for itself. I’d back him in again if I had him instead of Fyfe. They both play Sunday, so you can’t VC/C loophole them this time.

#4. Josh P. Kennedy (v WB: 68, 117, 105, 55, 67; Form: 118, 58, 130) JPK hasn’t got the best history against the Dogs, but that being said, he hasn’t fronted the men from the Kennel since 2013. They are a very different outfit now, so I wouldn’t let that deter you. He’s posted three captain-worthy scores from his four matches in 2015. A nice Saturday afternoon VC option if there ever was one.

#5. Todd Goldstein (v Haw: 95, 132, 119, 127, 114; Form: 154, 110, 154) It’s very rare that a ruckman gets considered for the big C, but Goldy has earned his spot on the back of another 154 to go with the same effort in R2. Consider giving him a go with the VC on Saturday night (if possible) if you’re a bit hesitant handing him the big one straight up.

Dropped from the top 5: Joel Selwood put in another underwhelming show last week, while Dane Swan only notched 91, but may have been hampered by a lower leg injury.

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40 thoughts on “MJ’s Captaincy Candidates – R5”

  1. Pendles into Fyfe for me. Was thinking Goldy into Fyfe but all my non-playing rookies play on Sat arvo so not possible to loophole. Will be watching tonight with added interest then.

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  2. Thinking of going one of Selwood/ Prestia or beams into Fyfe but thinking Fyfe might have a smaller game

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  3. Pendels VC
    Fyfe C

    Heeney, Clark and Read all playing early Saturday games got no choice with VC, Pendels should go huge without no Carrazo

    will take 125-130

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  4. Was thinking that if it’s dry doing a Buddy into Fyfe, I think it’s time for Buddy to go BANG! If it’s wet for the Sydney game I’ll go JPK or maybe even Goldy into Fyfe.

    Side note:
    Who do I trade for Tarrant?

    TU – Heeney
    TD – Clark

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  5. Hey fellas,

    This is a repost, but i reckon it fits in this category better than in the teams article – would love to hear your thoughts.

    I was just wondering, with all the truly awesome articles on this site, how about compiling a taggers/tag targets list? For those like me who are not really in the know as to who each side’s top two taggers are, perhaps a club-by-club top (2?) tagger list, as well as a list of those generally tagged, would really help with captain selections?

    For example, from what I know, St Kilda’s Mav Weller and the Demons’ Bernie Vince are pretty effective… But also that Danger and Stevie J are generally targeted by the top taggers, so knowing this I could feel confident about picking Sloane or Selwood as captain whenever Adelaide or Geelong play the Saints and Dees.

    Would this be a helpful point of reference for others too? Or are the taggers/targets too varied week-by-week to make even a general list?

    Happy to hear your thoughts, thanks again!

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  6. Why on Earth are people considering putting Cripps as VC ??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

    Is it because you have no other Collingwood or Carlton options on the Friday night, and only Read to loophole with? The kid has played 6 games total. If you have any premium from these two teams (i.e. Gibbs, Murphy, Judd, Swan, Pendles, even bloody Taylor Adams or Cloke) then you should be putting the VC on them if you really have no other loopholing option.

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  7. Im loopholing Cripps aswell, but via the bench. Always use it for my rookies in case they have a stinker. Benched Oxley and Cripps and made them EMG. If they play well Hamling comes on for McIntosh and Anderson comes on for CEY.
    I think its far too risky using the VC on a rookie when there are players like Pendles, Swan and Kennedy to choose from

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  8. got a general question about emergencies.
    If all emergencies play what score does it take?
    for example, if i play M.Clark on the ground as my only non scoring player in my fwd line this week and have Lonie and Tarrant on my bench (both with the E on them), do i get the highest scoring emergency player? or the first scoring player?

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  9. pendles into Harley benell only reason why im vsing mate for money hes making fyfe captain so im taking a risk Harley to rip the lions apart big risk for big rewards understand

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