Scott Thompson ($504,400, 162, 118.56, 65) – What’s there to like about the second Mover this week to be called Scott Thompson? He’s the 6th highest scorer in SC so far this year, he has a game against The Suns during SC finals, a 118 average, an average of 90 or higher for the last four years, a minimum of 21 games a year since he joined the Crows in 2005, a $500k price tag, just 2 scores under 100 for the year, 5 scores of 120 or higher, and a bye during a non-competitive round. To me, that makes Scotty VERY attractive. Can someone please tell me why he’s only in 3.15% of teams?!?
Dale Thomas ($508,400, 157, 109.67, 35) – Rossy Lyon reckons he’s the best player going around but take that with a pinch of salt – Rossy’s just pumping his tyres up before his boys take on the Pies this week. But make no mistake: Daisy is bloody good right now. His last 3 game average is a ridiculous 145. He got named a Mover last week and was so happy with himself he went out and took a screamer over Nic Nat, entered himself into Goal of the Year and thanked the 21,112 coaches who have him by adding 157 points to their bottom line. Right now I reckon there’d be more than a few who don’t have either him or Swan that might be spending a little longer on their decision to bring in Swanny.
Matthew Boyd ($535,200, 128, 121.00, 123) – Hasn’t scored under 108 since R1. I have nothing but respect for him and the way he goes about it. Even when the team loses he still scores big. Read my lips: Total. Gun.
Honourable mentions: All the usuals: Pendles, Judd, Murphy, Hodge, Griffen, Montagna, Joelwood, and Priddis. A heap of other blokes got tons in the guts this week but aren’t considered Thrillers because they have been consistent enough over the last 3.
Hamish Hartlett ($360,300, 63, 85.13, 122) – Tantalised us with a couple of decent tons in Rounds 5 & 6 but since then has been on a slippery slope scoring 75, 84, 66, and 63. The Port Adelaide people hold out a lot of hope for this fella. His average is up from last year but needs to go further.
Stephen Hill ($342,800, 58, 84.11, 120) – Opened the season with a bang! scoring 95, 116, and a pair of 98’s but its been pretty ugly since then. I suspect it’s a factor of Sandilands’ injury (aren’t all Freo woes a factor of that right now?). His last 3 have been 76, 61, and 58.
Shaun Burgoyne ($332,400, 64, 80.67, 97) – If you’re reading this Burger, I’m going to continue to shame you until you come good. Seriously mate, 64 last week?? You are so much better than that. Are you injured? If so, come out and tell me – Scott Thompson would LOVE to be in The Maulers. If not, pull your bloody finger out!!
Special note: There was a request to name D Cross a Chiller this week but with a 96 only 3 rounds ago he’s got one more week to make amends. He’s definitely on notice though with a 77 and a 68 since then.
Nathan Foley ($430,900, 145, 92.90, 52) – Tested the patience of SC coaches early by getting subbed off in his first game but has rewarded those who stuck with him. His 145 on the weekend was his biggest score for the year and comes off the back of a couple of mid-90s efforts. Give him a week if you’re keen because the Tiges have got the bye this week.
Travis Boak ($454,400, 156, 101.11, 51) – Everyone on this site was pretty clued up as to T-Bo’s potential before the season kicked off. The problem for a lot of us though was and is: he plays for Port. Can you imagine how he’d be going in a decent midfield surrounded by class players? Last 3 rounds: 117, 99, 156 (oooph!). Owned by 3.25% of coaches.
Andrew Swallow ($446,000, 129, 105.89, 53) – Swallow Snr was always going to be one to watch in 2011 after averaging 98 in 2009 and then 106 in 2010. He went a little cold and flirted with Chillerdom in Rounds 6, 7 and 8 this year but is back on the scoring train in the last couple notching up a 119 and a 129.
Special mentions: Liam Shiels (still getting it done – last 4: 98, 97, 119, 103 and still under $400k), Luke Ball, Scott Selwood, Daniel Rich (last 5: 93, 138, 97, 102, 109), Dustin Martin, and Jarrad McVeigh (last 6: 90, 96, 103, 121, 95, 103).
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